Ignition Brewery Taproom



Local brewer ignition beer (hidden at the back of the Sydenham Centre) who do wonderful work by hiring people with Learning Disabilities to learn skills/get paid the London living wage etc. are looking for funding to have an amazing sounding bar/shop right at the brewery opening through to the high street (bifolding doors - fancy!). The project in part will hope to give more jobs and skills (e.g.: money skills at the til, computer/service skills whilst taking orders from tables) to those with a Learning Disability.

Great cause, would be an amazing addition to the high street.

Look and contribute if you can!

Sydenham's Best Pub 2018: The Greyhound

A brilliant idea and good share, Jon :+1:


Over 3/4 of the way there…
The last crowdfunder I supported didn’t make it, so hoping positive news for this one :grin:


Can this be shared on SE23.life too? Should help boost the coffers.

Really hope it works out for them.


Good idea. In fact @JMLF has already done so:

We have Nick Hewer to thank for sharing with his 230,000+ followers on Twitter:

I reckon this might have moved the needle somewhat!


Over £19,000! 95% funded and less than £1000 to go with over half the campaign left to run. Absolutely wonderful to hear not only people are invested in helping out the community / Learning Disabilities but also great to imagine the number of people who have now heard about the beer/organisation to hopefully support their mantra of “the more beer we sell, the more jobs we can provide”.

It’s flexible funding so anything (above and beyond the aim) donated/put forward for “rewards” up until early June gets put forward towards the project.

Job well done all!!


Looks like work is starting on the crowdfunded taproom/bar at the bottom of the Sydenham Centre/on the high street :slight_smile:

Looking forward to cashing in my tab!


Ignition have 1st September in their diary - better put it in yours…


Just passing on the below from another forum post! (I believe they are having a soft opening / trail run this Saturday and I assume next too before full open)

Fantastic news.

Ignition’s tap room is due to open on 15th September.

From the 15th, they will be in full-opening mode, Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturday 2pm-10pm.

I had a sneaky look yestersay and Nick and the team have done a brilliant job.

Please everyone get down there from the 15th and support them! Such a great cause and excellent beer to boot!


Aha - as if by magic an e-mail appeared (further details re: opening days/times)


I think the ‘soft opening’ over the next couple of weekends is for those by invitation only, in order to give the Team an opportunity to get up to speed so that when they do open officially they are ready to cope with the whole of Sydenham beating its way to their door.


Thanks for the clarity Pat - wasn’t clear for me in the email so I’ll pass on the message! :slight_smile:



Well done Ignition Brewery!





A little general info and a full schedule of community and special events upcoming at Ignition :slight_smile:


Just thought would pop on an award they have just recieved :smile:
Deserved if you ask me for the general ethos of the business and bringing something new to the high street whilst continuing to support the Sydenham Centre and it’s community based activities/events. Brill stuff.


Nick here from Ignition. Just a hello and thanks to Sydenham for making myself and the Ignition team so welcome. It’s been a real joy to have opened the taproom. I am not spectacular at social media and forums, but you can always email us at hello@ignition.beer with any questions. Or just pop in!


Hello Nick and just wanted to say I really admire your work at Ignition and wish you the best of success :muscle: