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The Hopper's Hut (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shiny - PailExcellent1
Wickwar - Falling StarGood1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterGood1
Wylam - CascadeGood1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Comfortably NumbNot Tried0
Brightside - MaverickNot Tried0
Great Heck - DAVENot Tried0
Wiper and True - Milk ShakeNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hopper's Hut, Sidcup, Greater London
Picture 2. The Hopper's Hut, Sidcup, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

14 Jan 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early afternoon a couple others in, the landlord who'd moved down here from the Mile End area so we had a good chat about East London pubs.
Wylam - Cascade4.10GoodRather bland
Great Heck - DAVE3.80Not Tried
Wiper and True - Milk Shake5.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Good chat with the landlady about micropubs and micro-breweries' finance and distribution arrangements. A well run friendly house.
Shiny - Pail4.00ExcellentGood Citra hop dominance in the taste
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30Good
Brightside - Maverick4.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Refused service at 10.45pm, "we stop serving at 10.30". This was despite an advertised closing time of 11. After some discussion the venue seemed to realise that, to pubgoers, closing time means the last time they can buy a drink not the time they have to leave. Give the place fair dues, as within a couple of hours it has adjusted all its Facebook advertised closing times by bringing them forward 30 minutes to last sales times.
03 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10.30pm close. Quiet, on a drizzly night, as seemed all of Sidcup. Work in progress with obvious building works taking place. Good chat with the Brew Buddies brewer who was serving. No Brew Buddies ales on sale as supplies are short once victualling their regular pub outlets.
Wickwar - Falling Star4.20Good
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50AcceptableSlight haze and a bit flat
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Bad Co. - Comfortably Numb3.80Not Tried

About The Hopper's Hut

The pub sign. The Hopper's Hut, Sidcup, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sidcup, Greater London, DA14 6ER.

Micropub styled shop conversion (former Party Shop), in Invicta Parade at the east end of High Street, which is closely linked with Brew Buddies Brewery. Initially open Thursday to Sunday on temporary events licences from June 2016 onwards. Full planning permission and licensing in place on 1st September 2016. Real ales sold on gravity dispense from jacket cooled casks from a back room. Cider too. Wall mounted benches provide the seating at high tables. Very much a work in progress for quite a while but now settled in and decor all finished.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA14 6ER