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Greyhound, Charcott

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This was my first visit to the Greyhound and I was very impressed. I'm glad to report that the pub has been under new ownership since summer 2017 - so none of the previous reports apply any more. I believe the place has had a total renovation and the main bar was fresh and airy but still retained a cosy country pub feel. There were complimentary cheesy nibbles on the bar and fresh flowers dotted around the interior. Two great pints of Larkins were enjoyed in the beer garden. Unfortunately I didn't have time to stay longer or sample the menu - but I will definitely be returning soon with my family and friends.
CGGC - 5 Jun 2018 12:43
This pub is not bad but needs improvement. I was with a group of 20. We were offered a menu before we even sat down how rude, and the Harveys the landlady poured was VILE. I said to her that it might be the end of the barrel and she FLEW ACROSS THE ROOM like a thing possessed, clearly she had an axe to grind. It is also ludicrously expensive she wanted £16 for 2 pints of some obscure local ale that only the boring arseholes on here have heard of. Overall the atmosphere was crap and the decor needed updating.
benton - 8 Apr 2013 15:10
Well, crossed a line today: the first time I've paid £4 for a pint of Ale. Westerhams 1665, it was good, but was it worth four quid?
Nice welcoming fire on a cold day. Menu was varied and food was good.
They also had Harveys Sussex on, don't know how much that cost.
alan_From_SAWW - 16 Jan 2013 17:06
Called in to the Greyhound on a rainy walk, welcomed in and allowed to put our boots by the fire to dry out. There was a good choice of food available until 3pm (Sunday hours). There were 8 of us who arrived without booking and we were served and seated without a fuss. The food was good and the portions large, i went for the "Mega Roast", all three meats on one plate, who could ask for more. They had Sussex and Westerham ales on tap, both of which came up well, albeit after four of them the rest of the walk was a bit tricky. I would revist and would recommend. Not as busy as the nearby little brown jug, but the food is just as good if not a bit better.
thebarn1990 - 7 May 2012 19:21
I may just have been unlucky in the timing of my visit - there had been some function during the afternoon and everything seemed a bit chaotic and tired (including the beer) . But that said, I remember this place as one of the few surviving basic old fashioned country pubs in this part of the world, and I was shocked to find it done over in what seemed to me fairly dire taste, which removed the last vestige of character from the place. But at least it's still open - and that's a major plus these days.
earlydrinker - 1 Oct 2011 17:09
I try to like this pub, but on our third visit in about 18 months I found it just doesn't have any atmosphere and the decor is too drab. We didn't stay for food even though menu's were given to us - very presumptious.
meland - 16 May 2011 12:30
This lovely pub has had a tasteful refurbishment since my last visit (which was some while ago). We popped in for a couple of pints, to find the Westerham Ale was not in good nick, maybe the end of the barrel. Landlady kindly offered to replace them, and the Harvey's was fine. Will have to go back now and try the food, it looked nice...
lynx - 5 Aug 2010 00:05
Popped in for dinner whilst walking in the area and had came away very impressed. Lovely food, friendly service and a couple of very nice local ales on and in good condition. It's slightly off the beaten track which no doubt makes it harder to attract custom - my friend and I came away agreeing it deserves lots.
aaroncp - 18 Jul 2010 20:25
Went to this Pub on a Saturday lunchtime following a reommendation by my family. Upon arrival I ordered some drinks and asked to have this added to my bill. I was informed by the barmaid that there was a private event on and no food would be available. I explained that there should be a sign stating so and that I would rather not have the drinks. The Barmaid was insistent that I must pay for the drinks and following consultation with the Landlord he came and insisted that I buy the drinks dispite being no food available today notice being displayed. Eventually, he relente, but the whole affair was very unpleasant and the satff were very rude and unfriendly. Overall after travelling some 40 miles to visit this establishment I was very disappointed.
bertie31 - 2 Jul 2010 09:33
Disappointed by my visit to the Royal Oak in Crockham I sped here......to find Westerham beer on sale...a local beer..thank you... especially if you noticed my previous comment...here there is always a great welcome..the landlady/staff seem genuinely pleased to see you which makes a lovely change from the often sullen staff elsewhere....pleasant little garden tucked to the left of the pub which is easily missed....well worth seeking out and supporting. Cheers!
Insearchofthebestpint - 17 Aug 2009 14:37
This pub is tucked away and i'd love to say it is worth finding. However, it is one of those pubs that is not bad but nothing special. The beer is good and the food the same, but that is all it is and there was little atmosphere when we visited. It is a sad fact that this is the type of pub that could disppear in times of recession.
meland - 16 Jun 2009 12:33
what a fantatastic little pub; lovely friendly staff; superb, tasty, locally sourced food including local game all really well presented.
Lovely countryside all around this little hamlet with some great walks for the dogs. Incidentally, dogs very welcome in the pub.
Local beer sold and good wine list.
All in all an excellent local village pub, a rare find in the south east!


halfie - 6 Apr 2009 21:41
A bit off the beaten track, thank goodness! reasonably priced and interesting menu, very good quality main courses, well presented by owner/chef let down by poor vegetables, frozen,cooked then micro'd. Why, when there must be local fresh veg available and especially at this time asparagus? Indeed why not local beer? Pint of Harvey's OK but despite having a very enjoyable evening with friendly staff left with the feeling "if only...with a little more care...it would have been brilliant". BQ 7.8
Insearchofthebestpint - 15 May 2008 14:45
I was amazed when I discovered this place - I've lived in West- and Mid-Kent for most of my life, and thought that I knew the area (and its pubs) pretty well. Anyway, before yesterday, I'd never heard of Charcott (let alone The Greyhound pub). OK pint of Harveys, but the main point is that hamlets like this - with their pubs still open - are increasingly rare, so go there now (and keep going back)! Within easy walking distance of Penshurst station via a paved footpath opposite Chiddingstone Causeway church.
rpadam - 26 Apr 2008 16:39

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