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Midday Sun, Coulsdon

Outwood Lane
Chipstead
Postal town: Coulsdon
CR5 3NA
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Pub Type

Hungry Horse (Greene King)

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Reviews of Midday Sun (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Pub SignMan left this review about Midday Sun Hungry Horse

This is a large eatery from Greene King's glum Hungry Horse brand, catering for family groups and people who don't care how terrible their pub is. The place is vast and laid out through a series of bland, non-descript rooms, most of which are set up for diners, although to be fair, there was one room clearly set aside for drinkers, most of whom looked thoroughly ashamed to be there. You enter into the main bar with an L-shaped servery in the rear right corner and a split level seating area over to the left. The room has a red and cream colour scheme with banquette and tub chair seating on the lower bar level and standard tables and chairs on the upper section, which is formed around a central chimney stack which acts as partitioning from the next room. TV screens at either end of the room were showing muted live football and there were various photos dotted around the walls plus some modern art prints and a large window which depicted the Prague astronomical clock for no apparent reason. Moving further to the left, another similarly furnished dining area appears, stretching quite a distance. Modern wallpaper gives the place a fairly corporate look and fails to distinguish it from any similar Toby Carvery/Harvester type dining barn. Double doors to the right of the bar take you into a public bar area which actually attempts to create something of a pub feel. The room has smart carpet throughout, a pool table and dartboard and was also showing the football, this time with the commentary audible. A second servery runs along the back wall, but appeared to be unmanned when I briefly popped in. As you might expect, there were plenty of kids in attendance, making a good deal of noise and mess.
There were two ales on at the bar - Greene King IPA and Morland Old Speckled Hen. A unappealing selection, but I gave the Hen a try and thought it was in pretty good shape and not overpriced at £3.00 for a pint. The bar staff were ponderously slow and much more interested in sorting out food orders than serving drinkers, but they were at least polite and probably have to deal with horrendous customers all day, so I empathise to a degree.
I can't say I felt enriched in any way by having visited this place - all it really achieved was to underline how dismal the Hungry Horse chain is. Bonus points for knocking out a drinkable pint of ale, but I'd have to be pretty desperate to decide to come back here again.

On 8th February 2015 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2174 recommendations about 2174 pubs]


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Nick Davies left this review about Midday Sun Hungry Horse

It's a Hungry Horse, so one of GK's deeply down-market chain. Typical of this edge-of town genre, popular with young families and white-van types.

You might just find some GKIPA or Abbot on the bar but don't bank on it.

Only go if you're stuck with entertaining your cousin's kids and can't face McD's yet again.

On 21st January 2010 - rating: 2
[User has posted 431 recommendations about 423 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Woodmansterne, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Chipstead, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Coulsdon South, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Midday Sun, Chipstead
14th Jun 2018, 19:24
Web Link submitted by Nick Davies approved
 
13th Jun 2018, 22:35
Web Link submitted by Nick Davies

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 February 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by Pub SignMan
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