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The Earl of Chatham, Woolwich, SE18

Pub added by David Silverman
15 Thomas Street
SE18 6HU
Phone: 02083179513

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Earl of Chatham

An old pub which transforms from a reasonable town pub at lunchtime to a 'nitespot' in the evenings at weekends. The front room is fairly conventional, with a much larger room behind the island bar and an outdoor area at the back. There is a bit of nice tiling surviving but most of the pub has been modernised. There is a private room upstairs, also an actual cloakroom, presumably for the weekend entertainments. It did provide me with a decent pint of Norfolk Wherry and some old-fashioned pub grub however.

On 3rd June 2018 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Earl of Chatham

The Earl of Chatham is a proper looking pub that it situated in the middle of Woolwich.
Once inside i had a drink in the front room which had the bar facing on entry,the room is L shaped and extend to the rear left and this area is quite narrow,the seating is mainly normal table sand chairs.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Doom Bar which was a decent enough drink,i failed to note the other beer.
The pub was empty on my Saturday dinner visit.

Pub visited 2/5/2015

On 2nd May 2015 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about Earls

A large sightly rambling high street pub, originally known as The Earl of Chatham. It consists of two large bar areas joined by a wide hall to one side, almost making it a U-shaped bar. The front bar is more publike than the rear one, which is more open and airy. There are a selection of gaming machines and tv screens to entertain those who want them. The jukebox was tolerable on this occasion, delivering a rare hearing of Black Sabbath. The floor is vinyl, the décor uninspiring. The toilets are reached by ascending a narrow wooden staircase and passing an old-fashioned cloak room counter. The selection of bar food looks pretty decent, and they run regular entertainment including poker nights. There were two ales on, Doombar and London Pride, both in very good condition, served by friendly bar staff, although paying became something of a chore. Not a bad pub at all, by Woolwich standards, and a cut above the nearby JDW.

On 21st May 2014 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Earl of Chatham

This pub had London Pride (£1.78 a half) on, with a second handpump unused. There were menus on the tables during my Saturday afternoon visit – ambitiously called “The Earl’s Table” menu. But luckily the food didn’t come at nobility prices – sandwiches were around £3 and main course around £5 - £6.

This looks like a town centre Victorian pub. In fact both of the entranceways had some nice late Victorian tiling on the walls, as did the carriageway to the right of the pub. In addition, the doorway on the right still had a pane of glass signed to the “bottle and jug” bar, and the bay windows at the front look attractive enough but clearly now have replacement plain glass in them. But other than those features there’s really little to recommend this pub. The lady behind the bar was friendly enough, but the Pride was just about “OK”. The interior has been totally gutted at some time, and is now furnished with some tall tables and stools, and some very basic corporate looking tables and chairs. It’s certainly worth having a good look at the tiling as you pass, but I can’t see me visiting this pub again.

On 9th December 2012 - rating: 5
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David Silverman left this review about The Earl of Chatham

Nicely modernised pub with excellent, reasonably priced food. Serves Young's and London Pride which are kept to Cask Marque standards.

Not cheap.

On 6th December 2007 - rating: 8
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