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The Cockpit (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Hallertau BlancExceptional1
Larkins - TraditionalExcellent1
Orbit - Cue PointExcellent1
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - PitExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Moot Brew - NuggiesExcellent1
Neptune - Shifting SandsGood1
Moot Brew - PilgrimGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Wild Weather - King St PaleNot Tried0
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - ShakermakerNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Vocation - Naughty & NiceNot Tried0
Brew By Numbers - 11 Session IPA MosaicNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Old AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Forever LostNot Tried0
360° - Bark at the MoonNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Switch BackNot Tried0
Wiper and True - Endless LoveNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Old SkoolNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Woodlands IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cockpit, Chislehurst, Greater London
Picture 2. The Cockpit, Chislehurst, Greater London
Chris Excell

Visits Details

01 May 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening busy inside and out thanks to the mild sunny weather. A no doubt welcome oasis for beer choice in a nationally blanded area.
Kent - Hallertau Blanc4.50ExceptionalA mix of fruity hoppy earthy buttery and malty aromas complemented with a clean crisp dry finish. Superb.
Moot Brew - Nuggies3.80ExcellentEarthy peaty hazy broth.
Orbit - Cue Point3.80ExcellentOverbearing lemon and sweetness for my palate however in top condition and not a chore to drink
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
Kent - Old Skool4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Woodlands IPA4.80Not Tried
27 Apr 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit on a cold wet night. Convenient for the 161 bus terminus just a minute away. All seating tables, bar one, were taken.
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentIn top form in all ways
Moot Brew - Pilgrim3.80GoodA dark rather malty wet dog bitter and enjoyable, but not quite up there to be excellent
Iron Pier - Old Ale4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
360° - Bark at the Moon4.00Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Switch Back4.50Not Tried
Wiper and True - Endless Love4.80Not Tried
06 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. My first here and was most stuck by the prices, generally much higher than I am used to in a micropub.
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Pit3.80ExcellentWell balanced, a joy to drink after the Neptune. The only reasonably priced ale here tonight
Neptune - Shifting Sands4.30GoodNo indication of being a hazy murk, just a miniature "VF" on the beer board. Please pre-warn customers who value clarity in their ales
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Vocation - Naughty & Nice5.90Not Tried
Brew By Numbers - 11 Session IPA Mosaic3.80Not Tried
25 Aug 2021 (ChrisE)
I really liked this pub, my friends chose to sit outside but I enjoyed the wonderful interior and the smell of fresh flowers for a while before deciding to be semi-sociable and joining them outside.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Not Tried
Wild Weather - King St Pale4.20Not Tried
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Shakermaker4.40Not Tried

About The Cockpit

The pub sign. The Cockpit, Chislehurst, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Chislehurst, Greater London, BR7 6NR.

Micropub in Royal Parade that shares premises with a florist's shop. Opened late December 2020. Real ales and ciders sold on gravity dispense from a three level stillage in a temperature controlled cellar room. Named after a nearby renowned local feature. Inside is on two levels and their is a mix of high tables and normal height tables. There is pavement outside seating too. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2023.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR7 6NR