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The Hackney Carriage (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kirkby Lonsdale - Ruskin'sExcellent1
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleExcellent1
Settle - Attermire Session IPAGood1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginGood1
Kent - KGBAcceptable1
Kent - Brewers ReserveAcceptable1
Kent - Herkules Not Tried0
Mr Grundy's - Big WillieNot Tried0
Rooster's - Highway 51Not Tried0
Itchen Valley - The HopfatherNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
Kent - Saison Belgian Farmhouse AleNot Tried0
Saltaire - Blackberry CascadeNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Springhead - OutlawedNot Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Northdown - Merry MargateNot Tried0

Visits Details

03 Mar 2020 (Magnus Greel)
My first time here after being on my 'to do' list for far too long. Pleasant and welcoming place with space available on a late afternoon to early evening visit.
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60ExcellentClassic APA style refreshing zesty with dry notes on the finish. Superb.
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
Northdown - Merry Margate3.80Not Tried
Kent - Herkules 4.50Not Tried
13 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Bexley CAMRA Branch cider trail visit. Astonished to see a whole large blackboard with 25 listed ciders. Kentish Pip Vintage was the best of the ones tried at 3 pubs in total tonight.
Saltaire - Blackberry Cascade4.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Springhead - Outlawed3.80Not Tried
14 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Upon arrival all tables taken. All the high tables are now in place unlike my first visit. Acoustics are awful and the owners have plans to resolve this. I have not yet sussed the relationship between last orders bell, last serving time and last entry time, compared with published opening hours, which seem far too complicated and undocumented and a possible cause for friction.
Kent - KGB4.10AcceptableHead soon died
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00AcceptableHead soon died
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not TriedRan out
Kent - Saison Belgian Farmhouse Ale4.90Not Tried
20 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. First night, last night, was a total beer sell-out. Still well full tonight and a work in progress with more tables to be delivered and wall furnishings to deaden sound yet to be applied. Liked it a lot and the couple running it are a friendly pair and very enthusiastic. Bexley Borough is London's Micropub capital.
Kirkby Lonsdale - Ruskin's3.90ExcellentQuite vicious hopping
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30GoodGood but too much of the lemon juice syndrome
Settle - Attermire Session IPA4.20GoodClip shows no provenance of Settle Brewery just mumbo jumbo marketing stuff
Mr Grundy's - Big Willie4.30Not Tried
Rooster's - Highway 513.70Not Tried
Itchen Valley - The Hopfather4.00Not Tried

About The Hackney Carriage

The pub sign. The Hackney Carriage, Sidcup, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sidcup, Greater London, DA15 7AA.

Micropub in a former school outfitter's shop in Station Road opposite the church and close to Sidcup railway station. Real ales and ciders sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room which lies behind the rather large stainless steel bar counter. Mainly high wall mounted bench seating. Opened 19th August 2016. Last sales are at 30 minutes before the advertised closing times. Local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2020.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 7AA