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The Tom Foolery, Bromley [Closed] - pub details

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Address: 204 High St, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1PW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2253) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bromley North (0.2 miles), Bromley South (0.3 miles), Shortlands (0.5 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 35 users)
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With few other pubs opening ahead of midday on a Sunday, my third stop in Bromley was the Barrel & Horn. It was open early presumably to profit from the breakfast trade. But, whilst nobody was eating, there were a few drinkers. Fuller's Due South was the only cask ale, with Weston's Old Rosie the real cider. But, more importantly, there is an impressive range of craft beers. An 8.2% stout from Fyne Ales caught my eye. But, I didn't want anything particularly strong on a Sunday morning. So, I settled for the Old Rosie at 7.3%! There is a good range of bottled beers too. With a CAMRA discount, my half of Old Rosie was only £2. So, it's only the keg options that are pricy. A very pleasant place to while away some time whilst waiting for other local establishments to open.
blue_scrumpy - 14 May 2019 20:12
Dropped in for a quick pint on a Thursday afternoon between Christmas and New Year.

Relatively busy when I arrived with a mix of clientele and ages.

Only 2 ales on cask so I went for a keg option from the 17 hand pumps. These were a mix of ales, lager and ciders with all but 3 coming from the UK. My choice of Weird Beard's Little things that kill @ 3.9% was extremely good but a little hard to swallow at £5.15 a pint, blimey is Bromley really that expensive now!

A nice enough place that is more of a bar than a pub but with a good choice of ales and a calm atmosphere it's worth a visit.

lezford - 2 Jan 2017 12:26
Great beer and a fantastic choice, what lets this place down is the staff seem to fail to clean the tables and often serve pints that are questionable in volume.
ThePubber - 7 Feb 2016 17:09
This has been called the Barrel & Horn for a couple of years now (still owned by Fullers)
marky_mark1970 - 20 Jan 2016 16:13
My first visit here since the name and decor changed from the Tom Foolery.

Now has an entry in the GBG 2014 but is still wrestling away from being a Bromley High St pub. The clientele & costs is similar to the other pubs in the High St area....ie expensive and full of people that think they are 'something'.

4 hand pumps that had 2 ales on, the gravity taps number in excess of a dozen and boost a couple of ales alongside the craft lagers.

Good selection of bottled beers but you need to stare them out to find them. I went for a bottle of Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye @ 8%...just over £4.40 a bottle. It sounds steep but its the same as you would pay in San Francisco which is a damn sight closer to where this ale comes from. My 2nd choice was a beer from Koha Brewery and was pretty much the same cost, yet again though another quality bottle of craft American ale.

The layout has remained pretty much the same but credit to Fullers as this feels much more like a free house than a owned and managed brewery pub, hats off to them for that.

At last Bromley has some decent pubs in the High Sr area.....its long overdue.

lezford - 30 Dec 2013 12:20

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