Fans of craft ale in Blackfen could be set to benefit from a new micropub.

Plans to convert an old pet shop shop in Wellington Parade, Blackfen Road, into a new boozer have been submitted to the council.

It would be the latest in a trend of micropubs in the borough, following on from the likes of the Penny Farthing in Crayford, The Kentish Belle in Bexleyheath, The Broken Drum in Blackfen and The Door Hinge in Welling – the first of its kind in the capital.

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Micropubs have rocketed into fashion, following traditional formats of offering cask ales and sometimes ciders, and imposing rules on punters of no phones, no music and no telly.

This new proposed pub would open from 2pm until 10.30pm seven days a week.

According to the new plans: “The trend for micropubs was established in 2005 in Kent and has been growing in popularity ever since.

“There are now over 200 micropubs in the UK with The Micropub Association predicting over 800 micropubs opening by the end of 2018.

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“In-keeping with the micropub ethos, there will be no electronic entertainment (Sky Sports, gambling machines, karaoke nights), instead the entertainment is conversations amongst fellow locals and beer enthusiasts who have travelled from around and out of the borough.”

The plans are currently being looked at by officers at the council, with no decision made yet.