Ever wanted to know what having a disco and cocktails round at your nan’s would be like? This is a question that plagued my mind and millions of others like me for quite a while, until now…
Deep down Deptford way is Little Nan’s, the ultimate nan’s house crammed full of the furniture, chintz and stuffed toys. A small speakeasy style bar it’s hidden at the back of a corridor full of bins, an easy bar for a date bursting with novelty, talking points and teacups.
Deptford is one of London’s up and coming area’s, a bit like Dalston but with less skinny jeans.
It has a few art galleries and is close to Greenwich so simple to get to after a date at the Royal Observatory or such like.
Little Nan’s sits close to Deptford Bridge DLR Station and is solely marked by a door propped open by a chair with a balloon on, quite missable if you don’t have your eyes peeled. Entering into a corridor full of bins you can hear the faint sounds of the Bee Gees coming from the back.
Stepping through into the one-roomed small and cosy bar that smells like your loft it feels as though you’ve gone back in time to an intimate party in your grandmas house.
The space is limited, seats, tables and tat take up the majority of the room leaving a small amount of standing room. Lamps with tasselled shades, ghastly pictures and odd ornaments decorate the room leaving no blank spaces always giving you something to look at.
The bar itself has barely enough room for two people behind it with the amount of teacups they have stashed and it has a distinct “Del Boy” theme. Cocktails are served from either tea cups and pots or seventies crystal glasses which is always fun. The cocktail list is extensive, all named after celebrities the old fogies enjoy such as the “King Kriss Akabusi”, and my personal favourite “The Lady Anneka Rice” which consisted of an alcoholic chocolate shake with a dollop of marshmallow fluff. The bar also serves snacks such as cheese straws, pork pies and penny sweets.
On our visit if you took a picture of Little Nan’s decor or drinks and tweeted you received one of their free flavoured shots for each tweet. Flavours included old timer favourites such as Weather’s Original and Rhubarb and Custard, well worth checking if they have this offer on when you go.
Booking is highly recommended, there is only limited space and it is a popular little bar.
For a fun, novelty and out-and-out chintz date bar head to Little Nan’s, and as the cross stitch says
“There ain’t no party like a Little Nan’s tea party”