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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Licence revoked after conviction for underage drinking.

Fanny On The Hill, Plumstead, Welling

Wickham Street
Welling
DA16 3DA
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Roger Button left this review about Fanny On The Hill

Local legend has it that the original pub (called the White Horse) was a hangout of highwaymen who took advantage of the pub’s isolated and lofty position as well as the landlady’s help in spotting potential targets. The current pub was rebuilt in 1957 to service the estate that has now grown up around the area and it was still called the White Horse until recently when the old Fanny on the Hill nickname became permanent (the Fanny in question is believed to be Anne Muirhead, a 19th Century landlady).

Whilst the pub still commands a lofty perch, it is now surrounded by a housing estate from whom much of the customer base is drawn and judging by some of the dialogue challenged characters on my visit, the plunderers of yore probably seemed like members of the clergy.

The exterior won’t exactly adorn many chocolate boxes and inside things are equally uninspiring. The largish single room has a central bar with a pool area off to the right and a host of sport orientated TVs (including 3 behind the bar alone). A brace of dart boards bookend the pub in their own little recesses and the presence of copious trophies suggest that pub games here are keenly contested.

The entrance to the beer garden was blocked off so I didn’t manage to see if this would be a surprise asset and any chances of the pub having redemption in the beer selection was scuppered by a basic choice of standard kegs and the solitary ale (Bombardier) being off. Prices weren’t exactly budget either.

Throw a few unchecked wayward brats into the mix and you have a pub that doesn’t exactly look to draw in visitors from far and wide.

On 3rd September 2013 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1238 recommendations about 1232 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for Fanny On The Hill, Welling
3rd Jul 2015, 14:34
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
3rd Jul 2015, 14:34
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Licence revoked after conviction for underage drinking.

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 September 2013 by Roger Button
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
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