"Belgian Beer, religion and cocktails... Hmmmm."Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned”… if you’re going to write a review of a bar called ‘The Confession Box’ then you’d better start it off right. Am I right?! Erm, annnnyway. Popping up in the basement of Peckham arcade bar Four Quarters, The Confession Box is a peculiar concept in that it mixes a bunch of awesome things that seemingly have no right to be crammed into a basement bar together. There’s Belgian beer, cocktails, whiskey and Catholicism. Huh?! While three of those four things are great, and one is left up to the individual to ponder on, they are such a strange group that, yep, you guessed it, they work. They work hard.
Descend the steps into the dim, cave-like basement and you’ll leave behind the glitches and bleeps of the retro gaming above and enter a world of icons, imagery and… specialty beers. Running until May 2016, you’d best get down to Peckham Rye Lane quick, it’s here for a good time, not a long time.
We’ve been and we thoroughly enjoyed being able to drink Delirium Tremens in a cave that made us feel like we were 16th century monks holed up for a tough winter with only golden ales to keep us warm. The Confession Box is a simple pop-up, with the serves behind the bar the main reason for heading down. So do head on down, get your monk on, get your Belgian beer on and enjoy the vaguely evocative themes that are topping up your hop highs.
T.A.O reviewed The Four Quarters on Mon 07 Mar 2016