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The Jolly Fenman, Blackfen - pub details

Jolly Fenman

Address: 64-68, Blackfen Rd, Blackfen, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 8SW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2917) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Falconwood (0.8 miles), Welling (1.1 miles), New Eltham (1.4 miles)

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This imposing main road pub is huge inside, it’s open plan and absolutely spacious but pretty uninspiring.

Only 1 ale on tap which was Otter Ale which I didn’t fancy so I opted for bottle of fruit cider while my pal had the Otter which apparently was drinkable but not the best pint he’d had that day.

Busy with mainly blokes. The Fenman isn’t a horrible pub, it’s nicely laid out inside but it’s overly welcoming and staying for 1 drink was definitely enough time to spend here.

Having never visited before I doubt very much I will be back.
lezford - 11 Mar 2016 15:40
Visited for a quick pint at lunch. Football on one side, families lunching on the other, didn't find it overly pricey and sizeable beer garden. Would go back and try the food.
fourthbishop - 24 Oct 2012 23:21
The pub needs to make its mind up about what it is! Trying to push the food now and go all top notch. Not making a bad go of it but WOW The prices are high! Won't be going again at that price!
blackfenpubs91 - 9 Oct 2012 18:39
Just visited after its revamp. All the chavs and screaming kids have gone, along with the pool tables. I was pleasantly surprised, very comfortable pub now, but oh, the prices forbid me being a regular, a pint and two glasses of wine 17+.
middenmaker - 6 Mar 2012 14:55
The Jolly Fenman is our 'local' pub and we've been there a few times. The younger bar staff are friendly and chatty and there is usually a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. However, the older gentleman who works behind the bar, and I am assuming is the manager, is the rudest man I have ever met. He does not smile, basic pleasantries are not in his voacabulary, and his general manner is obnoxious. Having worked in hospitality myself in the past, I am aware of how important good customer service is. Especially since the pub put their prices up, I feel that our custom should be treated with at least a grateful smile! Myself and my partner are 21 and the pub recently put a 21 and over drinking policy in place. However, the manager is erratic with ID checking - he has been heard to ask people simply if they are over 21, and on other occassions, just refuse to serve someone because he seems not to like the look of them. The manager of the Jolly Fenman needs to realise that the success of his pub relies on the customers, and the only way anyone will return is if their custom is respected, not snarled at. My experience at the Fenman this evening has ruined what should have been a relaxing Friday evening with a few drinks.
emilyh123 - 25 Feb 2012 10:42

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