PubSpy reviews The Chelsfield, Chelsfield

PubSpy reviews The Chelsfield, Chelsfield

PubSpy reviews The Chelsfield, Chelsfield

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What do you get your lover for your third anniversary (leather) that’s not a wallet or a belt?

That’s what the chirpy barmaid wanted to know from her regular customers at The Chelsfield when I popped in.

Apparently you should never buy a man shoes and a jacket’s too expensive...

“A waistcoat,” a husky-voiced drinker proffered. “It’s cheaper, there’s no f*****g sleeves’.

It was at that moment that my admiration for The Chelsfield and its people reached a high.

I had been impressed from the outset.

Its approach is imposing – a giant detached brick building with nicely-kept lawns and benches out front.

Inside is dazzling. It’s absolutely pristine, airy and bright with light flooding through the huge bay windows, even on a fairly miserable day.

For a moment, it felt more like a gentleman’s club with its high ceilings and wingback chairs.

Thankfully that feeling was quickly dissolved by the locals and their entertaining chatter about holidays, gifts and why someone was called ‘a***face’.

The Chelsfield’s obviously a social pub, with prominent boards advertising live music, quizzes and even make-your-own pizza nights.

Only one thing left a soured the experience a little – a lack of adventure on tap. The bar only served a handful of mass-produced fare and wasn’t particularly cheap at £3.75 for a Fosters.

It deserved better.

The Chelsfield, Windsor Drive, Chelsfield

How it rated:

Decor***** Impressive

Atmosphere**** Sociable

Staff**** Friendly

Drink** Poor range

Price** Not good considering the range

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5:27pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Chris Crowther says...

If you're interested, there's another review of this pub on CAMRA's pub review site, WhatPub.com, at:
http://whatpub.com/p
ubs/BRO/12553/chelsf
ield-chelsfield .
If you're interested, there's another review of this pub on CAMRA's pub review site, WhatPub.com, at: http://whatpub.com/p ubs/BRO/12553/chelsf ield-chelsfield . Chris Crowther
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6:42pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Harold_Monk says...

I do not like this pub. Strangers get stares and the staff turnover is shocking!
I do not like this pub. Strangers get stares and the staff turnover is shocking! Harold_Monk
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