We’ve rounded up the seven pubs and bars shortlisted to win at this year’s Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards.

The Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards brings together the best of Lewisham’s businesses, from visitor attractions to independent shops and cafes.

Lewisham Council received over 2,000 nominations for this year's awards, from Lewisham residents' favourite local businesses.

There are 14 award categories with a total of 86 Lewisham businesses who are up to win.

The award ceremony is set to take place on October 15, with the winners set to be revealed following votes received from the public.

Seven Lewisham pubs and bars have been shortlisted as finalists to be crowned winner of Best Bar or Pub in this year's awards, featuring a mix of historic pubs and modern bars across the borough.

We've put together an interactive map of where to find each pub and bar in this years final.


Badger Badger

Located in Deptford High Street, Badger Badger is a café, pub and kitchen space serving drinks and Japanese street food seven days a week.

Guests can choose from over 400 games available to rent and play on site, from card games to two player games.

The Blythe Hill Tavern

The Blythe Hill Tavern in Forest Hill is a traditional Victorian pub with a 1930s style interior, featuring a child-friendly garden, sports screens and open fire.

The pub serves a selection of real ales on tap, and holds regular music nights and quiz nights to pub-goers.

Fox and Firkin

Fox and Firkin in Lewisham High Street is a quirky, pro-LBTQ+ space with an outdoor beer garden and live music, as well as their newly-added 1950s train carriage to drink and dine in.

The Fox and Firkin offers a range of eating and drinking options including freshly made pizzas, beers, ciders, ales and wines.

Perry Hill Pub

The Perry Hill Pub offers a cosy setting where guests can enjoy a range of classic pub dishes and cuts of meat from the BBQ grill as well as Sunday roasts.

The Catford-based pub has an outdoor beer garden, hosts regular events including sports screenings and jazz nights, and also offers a children’s party hosting service.


Buster Mantis

Based underneath Deptford station, Buster Mantis offers guests a modern cocktail bar, Jamaican restaurant and gallery space.

Alongside food and cocktails, Buster Mantis also regularly hosts art exhibitions, screenings, art classes and workshops.

Elements Bar

Located on Lee High Road, Elements Bar offers a menu of cocktails along with entertainment and live music.

The bar has a happy hour on cocktails for two for £15, on Wednesdays through to Saturdays from 6pm-8pm.


Located in Brockley, this small bar offers a curated menu of drinks including beers, wines, ciders and spirits.

The bar opens from 4pm on weekdays, and 12pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.