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Anglesey Arms, Bromley

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This backstreet Shepherd Neame pub was my final stop in Bromley, before heading to North London for a football match. Its website publishes an 11am opening time. I'd been here earlier, only to find the door locked. Despite hearing voices inside, my call to the telephone (which I could hear ringing) was unanswered and went to answer phone. So, I gave up and headed back into town. I arrived back at nearer 1pm to find the place really busy. I enquired about the opening times (midday apparently) and the website. But, no apology was given for the incorrect information. Spitfire Gold, Master Brew & Whitstable Bay Pale was the rather uninspiring choice. My Master Brew was poor. Could be a fairly decent pub, with better beers and a better level of service from proprietors who give a damn. But, sadly this only warrants a 3/10 based on this visit.
blue_scrumpy - 14 May 2019 20:27
A fine backstreet Shepherd Neame hostelry. Friendly service and a beautiful beer garden in the sunshine. Good beer. Nothing not to like.
terenced - 6 Jun 2016 09:47
This Shepherd and Neame pub that I don't think I've ever been to before was part of the 4 pubs in one night during my Bromley North crawl.

3 ales on all from Sheps on tap, during my stay that took in the monthly quiz I had several pints of Golding's, each one decent and well kept.

Small seating area to the front. Inside is a smallish bar with a lounge area on either side.

The Anglesey is old fashioned and homely, decent service, good choice of ales and a fun quiz.

I will return

lezford - 17 Aug 2015 11:55
The Anglesey Arms the best of the four pubs in itís surrounding area of Bromley North. Good food is served especially the Sunday roasts. You can eat there and have a pint for around 10 pounds. There is a nicely presented garden at the rear, with a smoking shelter.
No parking unfortunately and the road has parking restrictions between 12pm and 2pm however all other times you can park there, even though space is limited.
The beer is a bit pricy for a drinkerís pub but it tastes good and is served at the right temperature. Child and dog friendly, I would recommend this pub.

Carling2165 - 4 Jun 2010 08:43
Favorate pub in area. Ales are very good. Landlady is very friendly. And they now are doing very good Sunday lunches. It get busy on Sundays now tho.
peterJJ - 24 Dec 2009 13:42
Great if you want to see a dodgy game on Sky or have a line or two. Licencing laws need not apply (can be a good thing). Naive management and generally could not give a T0ss about keeping people happy if it puts them out of their way.
neames - 5 Jun 2009 23:57
Finished here on a mini pub crawl last night. Had a great pint of Porter and a good chat with some of the very friendly clientale. Pricey but it was very busy with a great atmosphere. 8/10
bickleyrealale - 10 Jan 2009 10:54
Not a bad little watering hole all- in- all. A touch on the pricey side now though.
trottis - 7 Nov 2008 01:23
Typical locals back-street pub, bit of character, beer good enough, good crawl around here.
mtaylor40 - 9 Jun 2008 18:54
I did not appear that they were expecting any customers at 12 noon on New Years Day, but the staff obliged with a nice pint of Shepherd Neame Porter and a friendly smile.
rpadam - 1 Jan 2008 19:23
Cosy, welcoming little pub tucked well away from the bustle of Bromley(North) high street. Spitfire and Whitstable ales are excellent (no longer serving Whitstable - alas) but still have a decent range of ales. Unfortunately genuine pubs like this are becoming an endangered species in Bromley.
trottis - 26 Jul 2007 21:19
After the non existence of any bar staff in the Crown & Anchor..this pub is great
jka94036 - 28 Dec 2006 19:47
Nice and Friendly pub....Real Ale kept well..although typical Shep' prices...a tad expensive.
jka94036 - 30 Oct 2006 10:51
Excellent small pub. Great service. - 9 Sep 2006 15:54
A cracking boozer. Went last week as part of a walking tour of Bromley pubs, (some good, some bad!) This was a gem. Mind you saying that, first pint (of Whitstable Ale,) was well off. Still they changed it without fuss.

Was a bit concerned thatwhile I was there, there seemed to be a NIMBY meeting about the pubs application for a late licence. Hope it doesn't cause too many problems for what is a gem of a pub in the area.
Norealaleinorpington - 31 Jul 2006 15:16
A smashing backstreet pub only a few minutes from the festering boil that is Bromley High Street.

The Sheps' Early Bird was served in excellent condition. The barman was friendly and efficient, and good home cooking was very much in evidence.

The Early Bird was expensive at £2.75 a pint, but it's a small price to pay to drink in a pleasant Chav-free environment. There is a patio which is pleasant on a warm sunny day, but on Saturday, it was a question of moving to stay in the sun.

Two medium sized T.V.s were screening Man U - Chelski match at a bit of an intrusive volume if standing at the front of the pub near the door, but this didn't really detract from my enjoyment of the pub. I arrived there just before 13.00 to meet some acquaintnces and did'nt leave till gone 17.00, so it can't have been too bad.

All in all, worth the trip up from the coast, the Anglesey Arms warrants a well deserved 8/10.

5thearlofwimbourne - 1 May 2006 13:54
Great pub. Out of the way so has avoided the less desirable local elements (the 13-17 yr olds packed into every other pub in town fri/sat nights with a broken bottle in their back pockets). Seems to be the best of a good bunch around the old town area. Went in for the first time on New years day. The pleasant atmosphere soothed my headache as i gently drank away my hangover whilst chatting to the friendly barmaids. Great locals pub, just a shame that they didn't have the foresight to locate it nearer my house or i'd be there all the time.
Highly recommended.
Arthurguinness - 10 Feb 2006 19:17
wholly concur with previous posts. Hidden gem of a boozer and well worth a visit.
sussexsketch - 1 Aug 2005 13:37
A great little pub, very clean and well run. It's small and cozy with an outdoor area for those nice nights. Pints were great and served with a smile in the intimate atmosphere. Absolutely no chance of any trouble given the pub's style, the chavs wouldn't be comfortable! Recommended for a night of friendly drinking, or a pub where you would actually like to chat to a friend.
juliatheakston - 31 Jul 2005 16:01
A smart, well-maintained, friendly Shepard Neame tavern off the beaten track, far superior to the more easily-soughtafter Bricklayers Arms. Staff are welcoming & steak sandwich specials were excellent at £3 a piece. Interesting wallhangings of Napoleonic history etc. Beer was of high quality, Shepard Neame Spitfire, Master Brew & the seasonal Early Bird graced the pumps but slighlty stung the pockets at around £2.50 a pint. Sport shown on 2 medium-sized TV screens but not allowed to take over. All in all a quality boozer.
young_camra_collectiv - 2 May 2005 09:51
This is one of the real back street gems around Bromley North. Until recently this pub was small, real small. Around Nov 04 it was expanded to about double the size, but has still managed to retain the small backstreet pub feel.

A Shepard Neame pub whose beer is always served perfectly and by frieendly staff. Always very clean and has also recently expanded the beer gardens (one in the front, and one out the rear).

The only downside is that when busy, the pub can become very, very smokey. Although the recent expansion and carbon filters added have helped, it can still be quite dense. If it were not for this, I would have rated the pub 10.

joeadams - 9 Dec 2004 10:22

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