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The Rose, Bexleyheath

179 Broadway
Phone: 02083033846
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Roger Button left this review about The Rose

The original pub dated back to 1835 but was destroyed in a Second World War bombing raid. A replacement pub wasn’t built until 1955 which is the pub we see today.

Despite the double door entrance, the carpeted interior is now a single, quite smallish, U-shaped bar with traditional pub furnishings, largely banquette seating, half paneled walls and a collection of plates, ceramics and trophies taking up much of the shelf spaces. There is a cosy rear patio garden and pavement seating out the front if you can bear the noise of the Broadway traffic.

It is one of the few pubs in the area that has survived going down the trendy up-market route and did once used to be a bit of a biker’s hangout although it has never had a reputation for problematic customers unlike some of its near neighbours.

It is also one of the better pubs for ales with 5 hand pumps although the selections generally tend to be quite mainstream with the occasional surprise. Choices on my last visit were Bombardier, Harveys, Doom Bar and St Austell Trelawney with 1 pump unclipped. Prices and quality have never been an issue.

It might not be regarded as an essential pub visit but on my frequent Bexleyheath pub outings, the Rose is always a worthy stop en route.

On 7th October 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1239 recommendations about 1233 pubs]

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Nick Johnstone left this review about The Rose

First went in here in 1974 and it hasn't changed that much. None the worse for that i might add. If im ever in the area visiting the cemetery opposite i'll always pop in and have a couple of pints and read the paper. Nice place.

On 3rd March 2011 - rating: 9
[User has posted 98 recommendations about 98 pubs]

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Graham Smith left this review about The Rose

This is a very nice pub. Home cooked good food-great atmosphere-wide range of people use this pub, from young to old, well respected landlord and landlady make this a real gem.

On 11th July 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]

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Bexleyheath, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Barnehurst, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Bexley, 1.71 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Rose, Bexleyheath
7th Oct 2011, 12:26
Review submitted by Roger Button
10th Jun 2011, 17:57
Request to add pub to area Bexleyheath Town by ROB Camra approved

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