Very exciting news for Blackfen: a new alehouse is proposed for an empty shop site at 308 Westwood Lane, the middle property of Woodman Parade, which was formerly a nail salon. It will join two other new micropubs in the area: the Door Hinge at Welling, and the Penny Farthing at Crayford (which opens 11 September 2014). The pub promises to encourage good conversation and only sell the finest real ales straight from the cask, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Keep an eye on its new website: http://www.thebrokendrum.co.uk. It hopes to open before Christmas.