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Crofton Park Tavern (formerly Jam Circus) (Mosaic Pub & Dining)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Belleville - Commonside Pale AleExcellent1
Moor - Dark AllianceExcellent1
Truman's - Tail FeatherExcellent1
Pitfield's - N1 Wheat BeerGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Brockley - Red AleGood2
Moor - So'HopAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeAcceptable1
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Newton's DropNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - EmperorNot Tried0
TicketyBrew - BlondeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Volden - Spring (Vegantastically Hazy)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Crofton Park Tavern (formerly Jam Circus), Brockley, Greater London
Picture 2. Crofton Park Tavern (formerly Jam Circus), Brockley, Greater London
Picture 3. Crofton Park Tavern (formerly Jam Circus), Brockley, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

29 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Oddly everyone was out on the dot of 11, perhaps showing bank holiday fatigue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Belleville - Commonside Pale Ale5.00Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Spring (Vegantastically Hazy)4.40Not Tried
16 Mar 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Had walked past earlier and noted the midnight closure advertised outside for a Monday thus leaving time for a quicky in the Brockley Jack. At 1105, upon entry, was told had closed at 11 and had been closing on Mondays at 11 for several weeks. When I challenged the opening hours sign outside I was told "Guess we need to change it".
BeerABVScoreNotes
26 Feb 2015 (ChrisE)
Just after noon on a wet Thursday, seven of us came in here for the first pint of the day on a tour on South East London pubs. My only complaint was that we had to ask for our pints to be topped up to the brim, at £4 per pint I want a full one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
26 Feb 2015 (HSB)
12:00 First stop on a South London pub crawl, seven pubs, all new to me. Two other customers. The seven of us sat at the large table in the window. Pleasant enough place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Red Ale4.80GoodTasty beer. Even better as Chris E bought the first round as birthday beer. Age 16 3/4.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
12 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Blessed relief to find good beer here after a very disappointing experience at a pub nearby. Standing room only with a pub quiz in full swing I was assured that it was not a London Beer City event.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Tail Feather3.50ExcellentFresh and sharp and lemony and pale.
Pitfield's - N1 Wheat Beer5.00GoodOrange-coloured and cloudy. A fragrant Witbier strongly flavoured with vanilla and orange zest.
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
29 Mar 2014 (Trevor)
Fairly busy for our lunchtime visit, our first since they were closed following a fire. Much the same interior layout and décor. We had a good meal with pleasant service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Dark Alliance4.70ExcellentBlack looking ale with hoppiness and a hint of coffee.
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Emperor4.20Not Tried
TicketyBrew - Blonde5.60Not Tried
11 Nov 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Dark interior. £4 pp will deter my re-visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - So'Hop4.10AcceptableThe pumpclip said Moor but no beer name so a visit to the cellar to check the cask label was required. Presumably unfined but this one was as cloudy as a scrumpy. Tad too chilled. £4 pp
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Oldershaw - Newton's Drop4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
30 Oct 2010 (Trevor)
Arrived at lunchtime to find a Halloween decorated hostelry. The place was busy, but my family and I had a pleasant meal served by friendly and helpful staff. For those inclined there was a pumpkin carving competition!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentStrong flavoured and most enjoyable guest brew.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
15 Jul 2009 (Trevor)
Arrived at lunchtime with my wife to find the place had a few customers. We had a light meal in this friendly establishment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20AcceptableRather cloudy and sharp to the taste but drinkable.
25 Oct 2008 (Andrew)
Came here for my niece's first birthday. The pub was very pleasant with lots of ceiling-wax red and fancy mirrors and the like. There were 2 raised rooms at the back, each with its own character.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodMine was a bit cloudy but my niece's Grandfathers' weren't. Anyway, it had good toffee like caramel at the back of the mouth with a ballanced hop finish. I'd have given it a 4/5 if it hadn't have had a slightly soapy mouth feel to it.

About the Crofton Park Tavern (formerly Jam Circus)

The pub sign. Crofton Park Tavern (formerly Jam Circus), Brockley, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good4
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Brockley, Greater London, SE4 2BT.

This is a split level 3 roomed pub, near Crofton Park railway station, with shabby chic tables and chairs at the front, padded upholstered bench seating in the right back room and almost a 50s domestic living room feel to the left back room. Run at one time by Antic it was then operated by Gregarious Limited. Re-opened on 7th November 2013 after a long period of closure following a fire. There is an outside veranda with seating on the street side which has a shop awning cover. Upon re-opening would seem to be back in the Antic fold once more. One of a number of Antic pubs placed on sale in 2018 and press reports indicates in early 2019 it has now been sold to another pub operator. Re-opened with change of name in June 2019.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2BT