Bullfinch Brewery

Bullfinch Brewery

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Having given the trendy Bermondsey beer mile the slip a few years back, microbrewery/taproom Bullfinch pitched up beneath a Herne Hill railway arch, and has endeared itself to the local community ever since.

A list of beers on blackboards

As the end of the work day/weekend comes round, the dogwalkers and beer lovers of Herne Hill and its environs swoop across the glorious Brockwell Park, to rest their limbs and catch up over a pint here at Bullfinch, and at (almost) neighbouring Canopy.

A space beneath the arches with tables, chairs, sofas and a big German flag

The stuff they're pouring will put a grin on your face — Bullfinch have perfected their range of brews: a zingy 6% saison called Milou (it's named after Tintin's dog), a coffee porter and our favourite, a moreish American pale ale by the name of Wolf (maybe because you can't help but wolf it down).

There's also a distinctive teutonic vibe, courtesy of the Franconian beers packing the fridges (not to mention the various Bundesflagges on show.)

People drink outside beneath bunting

More recently, the bar has added a wider range of guest beers to it offerings from the likes of Beak, Salopian and Vault City (when we were last in, they had an uncannily good banana sour from the latter).

This is very much the place to come when you fancy a crafty craft beer with the bonus rumble of train tracks, but without all that beer mile hullaballoo.

A painting of a finch with bullhorns

Visit the Bullfinch Brewery website. Follow Bullfinch on Facebook and on Twitter as @Bullfinch_Ale

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Address: Bullfinch Brewery Ltd Arch 886, Rosendale Road, London SE24 9EH

Tuesday and Wednesday: 4pm-8pm

Thursday and Friday: 4pm-10pm

Saturday: 1pm-10pm

Sunday: 1pm-8pm

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