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Jolly Fenman, Blackfen, Sidcup

64-68 Blackfen Road
Sidcup
DA15 8SW
Phone: 02088506664
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of Jolly Fenman (Average Rating: 3 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Rex Rattus left this review about Jolly Fenman

As the previous reviewer says, this is a rambling old Greene King roadhouse pub. I don't know whether Greene King or its previous owner the Spirit Group are responsible for the crime, but it's been given a "Golden Oak" makeover that involves removing any colour from the place and fitting clinical white tiling behind the bar, adding drab colourless wallpaper, a modern flagstone floor, and painting anything that doesn't move a sickly grey colour. I think it looks ghastly, but perhaps I'm in the minority there. As well as the usual TVs and fruit machines, it also had a large "toy grab" machine of the type that you used to see only in seaside town amusement arcades. It's got no place in a pub in my opinion, but there again perhaps there are parents who like to take their kids to the pub to play on machines. I saw a "beer garden" advertised.

They did actually have four ales on unlike during Aqualung's sorry experience - GK IPA, Abbot, London Glory, and Doom Bar. Hardly an inspiring selection. Being a GK pub they do food during weekday afternoons. I had a cheese and pickle sandwich for £3.99, with chips being a bit extra.

It's not the sort of pub that I would choose to spend much time in, but I'm really pleased it's still here to give locals somewhere to go for a drink and a meal without having to trudge down to the centre of "town".

On 19th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Aqualung . left this review about Jolly Fenman

This is a huge isolated suburban Greene King pub in between Eltham and Blackfen but closer to Blackfen. Inside it's an open plan rambling place with music playing and TV screens everywhere which were all on. The cosier looking far right area away from the TVs was closed off for some reason.
The beer choice was poor with the Abbot clip turned and Doom Bore available soon leaving GK London Glory or IPA. I went for a London Glory (£3.20 discounted) which was rank and sent back to be replaced by IPA (~£2.70 discounted) which was even more rank. I ended up with a John Smiths Smooth Crap which at least didn't taste of Sarsons.
I came here on the strength of the CAMRA discount thinking I might get a well kept pint of a GK beer but it turned out to be a complete disaster. I won't be back.

On 3rd September 2018 - rating: 2
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
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Latest updates View all updates for Jolly Fenman, Sidcup
19th Sep 2018, 14:06
Review submitted by Rex Rattus amended by Rex Rattus
 
19th Sep 2018, 13:55
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 January 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 12noon - 10:30pm10:30pm
Monday11am - 12noon - 11pm11pm
Tuesday11am - 12noon - 11pm11pm
Wednesday11am - 12noon - 11pm11pm
Thursday11am - 12noon - 11pm11pm
Friday12noon - 11am - 11pm11:30pm
Saturday11am - 12noon - MidnightMidnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 2nd 2018
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