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The Duke of Wellington, Aldgate

A real mucky pub under constant threat from the developers. At least it's got character - much better than those plastic pubs all around it. Tucked away from the crowds. Good real ale to be had - long may it continue.

25 Jun 2017 15:37

One Inn the Wood, Petts Wood

A quirky little bar selling very well kept local ales, can get a little busy early evening. Keeps to traditional opening hours so closes most afternoons 2.30pm before re-opening early doors. Not that comfortable if you are planning to stay there foe a long session. But certainly worth a visit, I am happy to support this local business.

18 Dec 2014 13:09

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood

A good range of well kept beers as you would expect from a 'Spoons. It's a bit shabby inside but their is a good mix of clientel. The manager needs to learn some customer service skills because his manner can be a bit offish. But to be fair he keeps a good cellar.

18 Dec 2014 12:58

The Daylight Inn, Petts Wood

Still doing a pretty good job considering what it is trying to achieve. Sport and lager in the main bar, real ale in the lounge bar. It is a good mix. Can get busy early evening as punters turn up before going out to eat in one of the many restaurants in Petts Wood. Probably a good idea as the food in the daylight is a bit cheap and cheerful.

I maintain a premium rating on this pub as they do display a good range of well kept beers at a reasonable price.

18 Dec 2014 12:46

The Bickley, Chislehurst

Visited recently and was surprised that they had a decent range of guest ales on tap, long may this continue. It was very busy and perhaps not enough staff on parade. But to be fair it was much busier than normal. Plenty of people were eating and it is clear to see that a lot of money has been spent on upgrading this pub. Perhaps it is more comfortable during the summer months when the garden can be used. But overall a much better effort.

18 Dec 2014 12:39

The Imperial Arms, Chislehurst

Beer is well kept, Doom Bar and Harveys normally on tap. Comfortable "locals" pub. Get a feeling that the owners are taking their eye off the ball here and concentrating on the adjoining wine bar, as the atmosphere in recent weeks has become more laddish. The live music also appears to be drying up which is a shame.

18 Dec 2014 12:32

The Crown, Chislehurst

Ok pub, with plenty of barstaff to serve you. Shepherd Neame range of beers, very well kept. Sky Sports available for Premiership games. Noise does rebound off the wooden floor and walls so can have an echo effect. Overall does a good job and quick service is always well received.

18 Dec 2014 12:25

The Bulls Head, Chislehurst

RIP the old Public Bar, completely ripped out now, so if you want a pint in this area you have to navigate through a minefield to get to the main bar. Might be ok during quieter times but on Friday and Saturday evenings it is dreadful. John Young would be turning in his grave if he could see what has happened to one of his flagship pubs.

18 Dec 2014 12:19

The Ramblers Rest, Chislehurst

Pub has had been recently refurbished and have to say the drinking experience is better for it. The beers also appear to be better maintained than previously, I have visited a few times now and each pint has been in good condition. Long may it continue.

27 Nov 2013 14:53

The Bulls Head, Chislehurst

Waited 12 minutes last Saturday to get served in the right hand bar (facing the pub from the main road). If I hadn't been there for a reunion I would have moved on to another pub. Whether it's down to cost cutting or training I don't know, but there's a certain amount of arrogance that is creeping in with some of the staff, they'd rather have a chat in the small kitchen area rather venture into the smaller bar. The management try hard communicating with customers via twitter, emails etc. but the end product is disappointing. There is a table in the middle of the floor which on Fridays and Saturdays is just an obstruction, if you sit there you constantly get knocked and bashed - it might work lunchtime but not during busy periods. Beer is in good condition, if you have the patience to get served. The Ramblers and the Imperial Arms both provide a better drinking experience in Chislehurst at the moment.

27 Nov 2013 14:48

The Imperial Arms, Chislehurst

Thought I'd walked into the wrong pub. People dressed up for the evening, smart new bar, good food, polite staff and a decent pint of Doom Bar. A huge improvement.

21 May 2012 15:59

The Daylight Inn, Petts Wood

Ok this might not be the place to bring your family for a cozy lunch and the outside does look a bit tatty these days, but as a real ale drinker I have to say the Daylight does surprisingly well. It is not necessarily the fault of the landlord that the clientel happens to be rather lively and generally chavish, the pub has been like that for years. However, I have started to pop in there occasionally "early doors" for a few pints and the beer has been excellent. The Bishops Tipple I have been drinking recently has been spot on which indicates that the lines are being kept clean on a regular basis. The staff quickly know who you are and what you are drinking and look as if they enjoy working there. Have to agree that I would normally avoid pubs with bouncers like the plague but in this instance with the beer tasting so good, I will continue to visit.

6 Feb 2012 14:18

The Daylight Inn, Petts Wood

Revisited the Daylight yesterday and enjoyed the experience. The beers were well kept, Deuchars IPA 2.30 and Youngs Ordinary at 2.05 very good value. Especially when the Bull's Head (the relatively nearby Youngs pub) sells their ordinary at 2.93. Good crowd early doors but can imagine it gets a bit lively later on in the evening judging by some of the characters on show.

21 Aug 2009 16:45

The Bulls Head, Chislehurst

Too pricy now and long waiting times to get served are being regularly experienced. 4.13 for a bottle of Bulmers absolute joke...

6 Jul 2009 12:33

The Tigers Head, Chislehurst

ok if you are a pensioner looking for a microwaved dinner in a cosy environment. but quite dull and lacking atmosphere.

23 Apr 2009 08:46

The Bickley, Chislehurst

A vast improvement on what was there before, but all a bit dull - perhaps there are too many tables, it's just not quite right.

6 Feb 2009 09:18

The Chaser, Shipbourne

Enjoyed my first visit to the pub last saturday, good beer selection, very good food and not a bad place to go for lunch. Have to say the queues at the bar can be frustrating, perhaps the pub should take the money with the food order first instead of taking a card with the order then making people come back and pay later, it just doubles the conjestion. But a lovely pub in great surroundings.

12 May 2008 11:41

The Angel, Angel, Islington

Always got a good selection of real ales and tries hard. Cheap prices will always encourage tramps etc. but a fair boozer and never any trouble.

8 Apr 2008 15:56

The Castle, Holborn

Vastly improved since the takeover by Redcar. Great selection of beers and very well kept. Could start to take trade from the Mitre if they keep up such a high standard.

17 Jan 2008 13:25

The York, Islington

A good range of beers but it's no good if you haven't got capable staff who know about regularly cleaning the pipes and general beer maintenance.

6 Jul 2007 12:13

The Change of Horses, Farnborough

Did a good job over the FarnFest - bit more rough and ready than its neighbour The Woodman, but beer was in good condition.

6 Jun 2007 14:29

The Woodman, Farnborough

Visited the Woodman during the FarnFest and have to say I was impressed with the quality of SN beers and the bands playing in the garden. One gripe - the pub will need more barstaff for next years FarnFest to keep up with demand.

6 Jun 2007 14:25

Black Horse, Locksbottom

Yet another who has returned to this pub after a long absence. To be fair I was pleasantly surprised, the pub it seems does go out of its way to stock a variety of real ales. The decor is a bit bland but I can put up with that - will re-visit.

22 Feb 2007 14:17

The Queens Head, Chislehurst

Not a bad pub, but it always puts me off when a pub feels the need to have bouncers on the door. Tends to indicate that they are expecting trouble and doesn't give off the best of vibes

25 Jul 2006 14:14

The Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell

Decent enough pub, slightly out of the ordinary, but they struggle to keep the beer cool during the summer.

25 Jul 2006 14:07

The Melton Mowbray, Holborn

Not sure what they do in the cellar here, as the Pride and the Discovery (normally reliable pints) hardly ever seem to be spot on. Shame because I am a fan of Fullers ales.

26 Jun 2006 17:07

The Cittie of Yorke, Holborn

I wish they kept the beers better, I have visited three times this year and each time the Sam Smiths was not as good as it should be. Shame because the pub has got great character. Barstaff tend to be rather full of themselves

26 Jun 2006 17:02

The Daylight Inn, Petts Wood

Could be so much better, prime location in Petts Wood but has always struggled. Needs a homely touch e.g. better kept beers and home made food. Perhaps they should grass over the car-park and have more benches outside.

14 Jun 2006 15:35

The Bulls Head, Chislehurst

My local therefore very biased - but consistently The pub of Chislehurst. The beer's good and have to say is as consistent as it has been for a long time. Prices are toppy but quite frankly don't mind if it keeps the chavs away. Good conversation to be had and generally a very friendly pub.

14 Jun 2006 15:15

Ye Old Mitre, Holborn

Great pub - don't forget to ask Scottie for half a pork pie

14 Jun 2006 14:43

The Five Bells, Chelsfield

A pub definitely on the up. Nice garden - good food and the beer Landlord and Harvey's top quality

12 Jun 2006 11:27

Ye Old Stationmaster, Chislehurst

lively - not welcoming though - too many chavs

12 Jun 2006 11:19

Old Nick, Holborn

Oooh that Badger, how this pub consistently turns out such a good crystal clear pint amazes me.

12 Jun 2006 10:04

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