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Ye Olde Blacksmith, Orpington [Closed] - pub details

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Address: 105 High Street, Orpington, Kent, BR6 0LG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8161) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Orpington (0.7 miles), St Mary Cray (1.3 miles), Petts Wood (1.5 miles)

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Now reopened as The Priory.

Only time will tell if the formula is right as when I walked past on Saturday at around 5pm the place was spectacularly empty. I wonder if a psuedo gastropub is what Orpington needs?

It would be hindered by the fact that the premises that was Ram Ba Ba/Mr Jacks has now reopened as a nice looking Mexican restaurant, but only time will tell if this is a winning formula
Norealaleinorpington - 19 Nov 2007 16:09
Definitely re-opening on Friday, 2nd November as the Priory Tavern & Refectory Restaurant. Offering a wide selection of continental lagers, including Amstel, Staropramen, San Miguel and Kronenbourg Blanc, plus 4 real ales (Ruddles Best, Harvey's Sussex Bitter, TT Landlords, Abbot Ale), 2 cask ciders (Thatcher's Cheddar Valley & Weston's Old Rosie), 2 keg bitters (Whitbread Poachers & GK IPA Draughtflow) plus Stowford Press keg cider. Classical English dining with a touch of sophistication.
mcroucher - 18 Oct 2007 07:53
The application for a new premises license is currently with Bromley Council, with a hearing in early September. It will, subject to the grant of the license, be opening as the Priory Tavern & Refectory Restaurant in late September. How do I know? I'm the new landlord.... check out the reviews on my other pub, the Two Brewers in Dartford.....
mcroucher - 8 Aug 2007 13:01
If this happens it will be a welcome adition to the High street, which has become a bit dead of late.

What we need is something different, not another Wetherspoons and not another White Hart. A decent boozer with decent beer. Lets hope this comes off.
Norealaleinorpington - 27 Jun 2007 12:32
Will hopefully be re-opening at the end of the summer with a new name and a new range including 4 cask ales and a cask cider. Moving spectacularly up-market with a complete food offering too.
anonymous - 30 May 2007 11:49

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