Places to Hang Out
Despite the busy high street and noisy market, there’s a relaxed side to Deptford that lies at the heart of the area’s café and bar scene. Whether you’re heading out for a mid-week date night, a celebration with friends at the weekend or a family meal, there’s just the place waiting for you.
Coffee shops are in an abundance, and with so many to choose from, it means they’re all offering something pretty special. From onsite roasteries to creative spaces where you can sip a flat white while working, and brunch menus bursting with local ingredients, picking up your morning coffee will be a daily treat.
When you’ve finished your hard day’s work, kick back in one of the area’s cool bars. Whether it’s live music with a side helping of locally brewed craft beer, a sophisticated pre-dinner cocktail or a taste of ‘proper’ London at a traditional corner pub, Deptford has it all – and it’s on your doorstep.
Little Nan’s Bar, Deptford
Fans of kitsch will fall in love with this quirky, award-winning venue in the Market Yard. It’s possible to lose a day if you turn up for one of the bottomless boozy brunches, but it will be worth it – luckily you haven’t got far to walk back to The Timberyard. With multiple awards – including one for its fish finger sandwiches – you’ll also find draft craft lager, teapot cocktails, Deptford disco fries and delicious afternoon tea. Be sure to arrive hungry!
Arches 13-15, Deptford Market Yard SE8 4BX
London Velo, Deptford
If you’re a lover of both cycling and coffee, this is a must-visit destination for you. With a friendly café serving delicious coffee ground on site, alongside two workshops willing to take on any repair and restoration, you can sit back and get your caffeine fix while your bike gets fixed. There’s a real community feel to this venue, and you can even join their cycling club (London Velo Café Cycling Club) on one of their regular Sunday social rides.
18 Deptford High Street SE8 4AF
Villages Brewery, Deptford
This independent brewery is just a stone’s throw from The Timberyard, and it’s where you’ll find a core range of beers alongside some experimental and seasonable brews. Opened in late 2016 by brothers Archie and Louis Village, their craft beer can be found in Deptford at Dirty Apron, Deptford Cinema and Buster Mantis to name but a few. You can also celebrate the weekend and sample it for yourself at the brewery on Fridays 5pm-11pm, Saturdays 12 noon-11pm and Sundays 12 noon-8pm.
21–22 Resolution Way SE8 4NT
Brothers Archie and Louis Village - https://whatpub.com/pubs/SEL/13595/villages-brewery-taproom-deptford
With coffee roasted on site daily, this is the place for coffee aficionados looking for the ultimate flat white. With cakes, sandwiches, soups and salads, too, it’s the perfect weekend spot in which to catch up with friends and family and watch the world go by. Its location next to Deptford Railway Station means you’ll often be calling in to grab a takeout to wake you up for the morning commute. The beans are available to buy, so you can savour the at home, while they make the perfect gift for any coffee-lover.
Arch 7, Deptford Market Yard, Deptford High Street SE8 4BX
The Dog & Bell, Deptford
Just steps from The Timberyard, you can find out everything there is to know about Deptford – and enjoy a fuss-free meal – at the area’s oldest pub. Originally a traditionally dockers’ pub, it’s loved by locals who return again and again for the friendly service, award-winning ales and good selection of bottled beers and hearty food. It’s just a five-minute walk from Deptford Railway Station meaning there’s no excuse not to drop by for a drink in what some say is the jewel in Deptford’s crown.
116 Prince Street SE8 3JD
The Tapas Room, Deptford
Looking for a venue in which to catch up with friends over wine and nibbles? Look no further than The Tapas Room. This intimate venue in Market Yard serves a menu of tasty tapas complimented by Spanish and Basque wine. We recommend starting with spinach and goats cheese croquettas, followed by duck breast with Spanish hummus. Whatever you choose, The Tapas Room provides the perfect backdrop and tasty ingredients for a great afternoon or evening with friends.