209 Petts Wood Rd, Orpington BR5 1LAAnother new micropub that opened within the last year, this seems to be the best one I have been in so far. Even though it adheres to the same rules as all the others, the buzz in here is electric. It is a very friendly pub with great staff, a good choice of beers and a clientelle that is more than happy to pass the time of day with strangers. They also have a great beer board...
This was my second visit to this micropub since it has opened. I went with my ex-manager GW and friend NC who I went with previously (SM could not make it this time unfortunately) - they had been decorating all day and needed to quench their thirst. The One Inn the Wood has a great choice of ales, ciders and wine, as well as locally made pork scratchings and other quality bar snacks (crisps, nuts, olives etc.). I managed to get four beers in on this occasion, mostly different from the last time I went. A good thing about Petts Wood is the number of restaurants around for post beer cogitation. Previously we turned left out of he pub and stumbled into teh local Goan restaurant. This time we took a short walk to the local Thai - both restaurants come fully recommended as they also sell beer brewed in those particular countries. Previously, in the Goan restaurant, I had a Kingfisher but this time I had a local (bottled) Thai brew.
Beers Drunk on this visit:
1) Aureole Ale (4.0%) - Ascot Ales Brewery, Camberley, Surrey - a pale ale
2) Red IPA (5.5%) - Ascot Ales Brewery, Camberley, Surrey - a hazy red IPA
3) Hallertau Blanc (4.5%) - Canterbury Ales Brewery, Kent, - a single hop pale ale
4) Pernickety Pale (4.5%) - Kissingate, Horsham, West Sussex - a fruity pale ale
5) A small bottle of Thai beer
Visits: 1st / one previous