Saturday 29 July 2017

Gin and beer..

..not in the same glass I presume, but you never know. Might start a new trend.

That's the moniker of a new bar planning to set up in Resolution Way, which looks like it could soon  become the golden (quarter) mile of Deptford pub crawling if this trend continues. 

Gin & Beer ( is setting up shop in number 2 arch, right next door to Buster Mantis, and will apparently specialise in Belgian beers ('all styles including Trappist, new wave craft, lambic and sours') and a huge variety of gins too - about a hundred different ones. That's quite a night out.

There's still a way to go yet as they have only just applied for planning permission to convert the arch, but they have said in a News Shopper interview that they are planning to open in the next couple of months.

I wonder if they are paying attention to the recent issues next door?

The licensees of Buster Mantis were summoned to a hearing recently by the licensing committee, after ongoing problems with residents whose properties overlook Resolution Way. The bar is licensed until 2am at the weekends and residents complained about noise from music playing inside the bar, and the noise of customers leaving the bar in the early hours of the morning.

Although the licensing committee did not decide to reduce the opening hours of the bar, Buster Mantis was ordered to install double glazing to the two units, as well as fitting a 'noise limiter' inside to try and reduce the nuisance caused to neighbours by the music.

This is not going to help with the noise caused by customers leaving the bar in the early hours, which I imagine is amplified by the narrow street and tall buildings that run along both sides, and the impact of more boozers opening along here is only going to add to this. On the other hand, maybe the presence of more bars will enable multiple business owners to work together to minimise the impact by encouraging people to disperse quickly and quietly when they leave.


Unknown said...

Hi Deptford Dame,

Thanks for doing a little piece on us.

Regarding the bar, we have gone through the planning process and the licensing process already. So trust me when I say we are well aware of the issues with noise in Resolution Way.

Gin & Beer is only licensed till 12 and we'll be implementing a number of measures to minimise our impact on local residents.

Our bar is going to be a cafe style cocktail bar, so there won't be loud music coming from the bar.

We've got to know the guys at Buster Mantis pretty well over the last 6 months (They couldn't be nicer) and will be working with them to try and keep any noise to a minimum.

We hope to be open in mid September and very much hope you'll join us for a drink.

Steve - Gin & Beer

Anonymous said...

Good luck. Deptford becoming more attractive for a night out by the week. A fair few good options

Unknown said...

Belgium beer excellent!

Anonymous said...

Build a wall between the flats and the bars