PubSpy reviews The Greyhound, Keston

PubSpy reviews The Greyhound, Keston

PubSpy reviews The Greyhound, Keston

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ANY place where PubSpy is asked – apropos of nothing – if I'm a model is virtually guaranteed a positive review.

On that basis, The Greyhound in Keston is a five star pub through and through.

And to be fair, it is not far off those credentials even without the unwarranted flattery from the clientele.

The Greyhound stands proudly on the edge of a pretty green and you can easily imagine heading in after a nice walk with your lurcher, hanging up your Barbour jacket and settling down for an ale by the log fire.

It’s a beautiful country pub with a soft-green finish, plenty of seating on different levels and a rustic-looking sideboard arrangement behind the bar.

Forget about me (for now), this pub could probably model.

There’s a buzz to the place, with happy chatter rising above the easy listening Lionel Richie and a mixed customer base from 20-somethings to families and older folk (one of whom thought I wouldn’t be amiss on the catwalk).

Dogs are welcome too, and there were a couple of the scamps wandering about when I was there, including a gorgeous St Bernard that I just wanted to snuggle.

I will admit I was slightly disappointed that there were only three standard ales on tap – Abbott, Speckled Hen and Timothy Taylor Landlord – but the presence of Aspall Cider and Cobra went some way to compensating.

Thankfully, the lovely kiwi (I think) barmaid was accommodating to the fact that I had Derek Zoolander-style ability to think ahead in not getting cash out and was happy to take my payment by card, despite the fact I only ordered a pint of Cobra.

The Greyhound, Commonside, Keston

How it rated:

Atmosphere ***** A woman thought I was a model. Full marks#

Drink*** Could do with more ale

Staff **** Didn’t make me walk to a cash point

Price *** £3.80 a pint isn’t breaking the bank

Decor **** a handsome pub

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9:39am Mon 20 Jan 14

PenzancePirate says...

Are there a lot of hairdressers in Keston or have they started cutting hair in the pub? What does it matter where the barstaff come from as long as they are good at their job? Who writes this tosh? Fabulous pub - they also serve great food which doesn't even get a mention.
Are there a lot of hairdressers in Keston or have they started cutting hair in the pub? What does it matter where the barstaff come from as long as they are good at their job? Who writes this tosh? Fabulous pub - they also serve great food which doesn't even get a mention. PenzancePirate
  • Score: 9

10:22am Mon 20 Jan 14

Petras says...

I would much prefer there were just three well kept beers with good turnover than loads of them with slow turnover and therefore awful. The three they have are a very good selection.
I would much prefer there were just three well kept beers with good turnover than loads of them with slow turnover and therefore awful. The three they have are a very good selection. Petras
  • Score: 7

10:43am Mon 20 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

"heading in after a nice walk with your lurcher",

Or Patterdales.

THaNK YoU
"heading in after a nice walk with your lurcher", Or Patterdales. THaNK YoU Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 144

11:10am Mon 20 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

I hate these reviews, This kinda thing makes the land lords paranoid and the staff on edge, creates a bad atmosphere for all. thanks.
I hate these reviews, This kinda thing makes the land lords paranoid and the staff on edge, creates a bad atmosphere for all. thanks. white rabbit9
  • Score: -55

11:20am Mon 20 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
I hate these reviews, This kinda thing makes the land lords paranoid and the staff on edge, creates a bad atmosphere for all. thanks.
Like you're bothered. You have no money anyway you don't use it.

THAnK yOU
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: I hate these reviews, This kinda thing makes the land lords paranoid and the staff on edge, creates a bad atmosphere for all. thanks.[/p][/quote]Like you're bothered. You have no money anyway you don't use it. THAnK yOU Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 1395

11:26am Mon 20 Jan 14

Greyhound Keston says...

Thanks for the review. It might be worth noting that we only run three ales through the week to ensure quality. At the weekend this rises to five due to the increased business. This weekend we will be serving Adnam's Southwold , Skinner's Cornish Knocker, Sharpe's Doom, Young's Special and St. Austell's Tribute. The St. Bernard is called 'Wellington' and he is the 'Pub Dog'. He says "Hello". Dave Lee-Landlord
Thanks for the review. It might be worth noting that we only run three ales through the week to ensure quality. At the weekend this rises to five due to the increased business. This weekend we will be serving Adnam's Southwold , Skinner's Cornish Knocker, Sharpe's Doom, Young's Special and St. Austell's Tribute. The St. Bernard is called 'Wellington' and he is the 'Pub Dog'. He says "Hello". Dave Lee-Landlord Greyhound Keston
  • Score: 28

11:29am Mon 20 Jan 14

PenzancePirate says...

Dear Mr Lee

Exactly as it should be - you and your wife run a wonderful establishment.
Dear Mr Lee Exactly as it should be - you and your wife run a wonderful establishment. PenzancePirate
  • Score: 7

11:49am Mon 20 Jan 14

the wall says...

Greyhound Keston wrote:
Thanks for the review. It might be worth noting that we only run three ales through the week to ensure quality. At the weekend this rises to five due to the increased business. This weekend we will be serving Adnam's Southwold , Skinner's Cornish Knocker, Sharpe's Doom, Young's Special and St. Austell's Tribute. The St. Bernard is called 'Wellington' and he is the 'Pub Dog'. He says "Hello". Dave Lee-Landlord
Great selection.
[quote][p][bold]Greyhound Keston[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the review. It might be worth noting that we only run three ales through the week to ensure quality. At the weekend this rises to five due to the increased business. This weekend we will be serving Adnam's Southwold , Skinner's Cornish Knocker, Sharpe's Doom, Young's Special and St. Austell's Tribute. The St. Bernard is called 'Wellington' and he is the 'Pub Dog'. He says "Hello". Dave Lee-Landlord[/p][/quote]Great selection. the wall
  • Score: -20

12:34pm Mon 20 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
I hate these reviews, This kinda thing makes the land lords paranoid and the staff on edge, creates a bad atmosphere for all. thanks.
Like you're bothered. You have no money anyway you don't use it.

THAnK yOU
Oh how I used too. Glad now I have found out the truth.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: I hate these reviews, This kinda thing makes the land lords paranoid and the staff on edge, creates a bad atmosphere for all. thanks.[/p][/quote]Like you're bothered. You have no money anyway you don't use it. THAnK yOU[/p][/quote]Oh how I used too. Glad now I have found out the truth. white rabbit9
  • Score: -1071

12:16pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Voulvoir says...

Editor, give Pub Spy a bit of pocket money so he can buy some grub. Sounds like he needs a hot dinner.
Editor, give Pub Spy a bit of pocket money so he can buy some grub. Sounds like he needs a hot dinner. Voulvoir
  • Score: 1

12:31pm Tue 21 Jan 14

chunderpants says...

I hear the landlord has no hair........we don't care???????
I hear the landlord has no hair........we don't care??????? chunderpants
  • Score: 3

5:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Mangetout says...

The mixed grill I had there contained chicken that smelt awful, the waitress agreed it was 'off'' and took it to the kitchen, I couldn't face a replacement but I was offered a free desert, when we were given the bill we were still charged for the dinner with the rotting meat. I will never return.
The mixed grill I had there contained chicken that smelt awful, the waitress agreed it was 'off'' and took it to the kitchen, I couldn't face a replacement but I was offered a free desert, when we were given the bill we were still charged for the dinner with the rotting meat. I will never return. Mangetout
  • Score: -3

9:05am Wed 22 Jan 14

Locked an Loaded says...

Mangetout wrote:
The mixed grill I had there contained chicken that smelt awful, the waitress agreed it was 'off'' and took it to the kitchen, I couldn't face a replacement but I was offered a free desert, when we were given the bill we were still charged for the dinner with the rotting meat. I will never return.
We had a mini AGM meeting in this charming pub, meal, drinks everything was just great, high standard of service & food was delicious! couple of our friends distributed some leaflets in a couple of surrounding streets...... all very nice!
[quote][p][bold]Mangetout[/bold] wrote: The mixed grill I had there contained chicken that smelt awful, the waitress agreed it was 'off'' and took it to the kitchen, I couldn't face a replacement but I was offered a free desert, when we were given the bill we were still charged for the dinner with the rotting meat. I will never return.[/p][/quote]We had a mini AGM meeting in this charming pub, meal, drinks everything was just great, high standard of service & food was delicious! couple of our friends distributed some leaflets in a couple of surrounding streets...... all very nice! Locked an Loaded
  • Score: -24

9:52am Wed 22 Jan 14

rescoffering says...

bobbi beauty wrote:
i see that bit of graffiti about erastus pigot is still in the ladies as of last week! lol
...you'd think 'gypo joe' on her mobile lavatory cleaning round would have seen the scribble 'b.b.' ? shussh... wink, wink!! rofl!! :)
[quote][p][bold]bobbi beauty[/bold] wrote: i see that bit of graffiti about erastus pigot is still in the ladies as of last week! lol[/p][/quote]...you'd think 'gypo joe' on her mobile lavatory cleaning round would have seen the scribble 'b.b.' ? shussh... wink, wink!! rofl!! :) rescoffering
  • Score: 24

9:56am Wed 22 Jan 14

rescoffering says...

...nice public house this one - we helped renovate the other public house across the road ' the fox' last year... me bestest public houses are beckers way although i'm partial to travel by licensed cab to any public house where like minded folk have a quiet drink.
...nice public house this one - we helped renovate the other public house across the road ' the fox' last year... me bestest public houses are beckers way although i'm partial to travel by licensed cab to any public house where like minded folk have a quiet drink. rescoffering
  • Score: 4

2:07pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Timothy Taylor Man says...

What a nice pub must say one of the best around good staff, good food and a nice pint. Must say the comment from Mangetout is unfair as you posted this a few years ago on another site word for word. Anyway well done the Grey Hound for a good report keep it up .
What a nice pub must say one of the best around good staff, good food and a nice pint. Must say the comment from Mangetout is unfair as you posted this a few years ago on another site word for word. Anyway well done the Grey Hound for a good report keep it up . Timothy Taylor Man
  • Score: 7

4:33pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Timothy Taylor Man wrote:
What a nice pub must say one of the best around good staff, good food and a nice pint. Must say the comment from Mangetout is unfair as you posted this a few years ago on another site word for word. Anyway well done the Grey Hound for a good report keep it up .
Well said. 5 stars for this pub from me.

Please ignore the BNP trolls ( and mangytout ) posting on here.
[quote][p][bold]Timothy Taylor Man[/bold] wrote: What a nice pub must say one of the best around good staff, good food and a nice pint. Must say the comment from Mangetout is unfair as you posted this a few years ago on another site word for word. Anyway well done the Grey Hound for a good report keep it up .[/p][/quote]Well said. 5 stars for this pub from me. Please ignore the BNP trolls ( and mangytout ) posting on here. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 226

8:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

steadz says...

This is a great pub. My Wife and I occasionally drop in for lunch. Good Food, Good Beer, Great Staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Keep it up Dave Lee!!
This is a great pub. My Wife and I occasionally drop in for lunch. Good Food, Good Beer, Great Staff and a lovely atmosphere. Keep it up Dave Lee!! steadz
  • Score: 4

9:57am Sat 25 Jan 14

Cut N Paste says...

Still complaining about the BNP then? You need to see a doctor urgently and stop being fobbed off by the receptionist!!! He Hee
Still complaining about the BNP then? You need to see a doctor urgently and stop being fobbed off by the receptionist!!! He Hee Cut N Paste
  • Score: 19

10:30am Sat 25 Jan 14

kennycrabshaw says...

Cut N Paste wrote:
Still complaining about the BNP then? You need to see a doctor urgently and stop being fobbed off by the receptionist!!! He Hee
See if gypo joes up for complaining i'll be in the pub at 8 lets see if the mf says anything tonite =(
[quote][p][bold]Cut N Paste[/bold] wrote: Still complaining about the BNP then? You need to see a doctor urgently and stop being fobbed off by the receptionist!!! He Hee[/p][/quote]See if gypo joes up for complaining i'll be in the pub at 8 lets see if the mf says anything tonite =( kennycrabshaw
  • Score: 24

10:31am Mon 27 Jan 14

sol worrell says...

Joe never showed up lol
Joe never showed up lol sol worrell
  • Score: 0

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