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Draughts, Eltham, SE9

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34 Eltham High Street
SE9
SE9 1BT
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Graham Coombs left this review about Draughts

Largely unchanged from the previous review seven years ago, one large room with minimal furnishings. Would once have been described as 'spit and sawdust', except they haven't bothered with the sawdust. The handpumps are still there and are well-polished, certainly uncontaminated by beer, while an unswept yard at the back passes for a beer garden. The only bitter on offer is John Smith's Smooth. The appropriate locals seem to like the place though, and at least it remains a pub.

On 5th October 2019 - rating: 3
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Roger Button left this review about Draught

Situated a few minutes walk from the shopping area, Draughts is the latest incarnation of what was originally the Chequers before becoming a Mexican restaurant called the Cactus Tree. The current building dates from 1904 and the mock Tudor frontage still displays the chequered signage representing its original name.

Internally the pub is one knocked through room with plain décor and an over-abundance of St George’s flags (I counted at least 18 – read into that what you will). The pub seems to be a magnet for the local tattoed F-worders trading their limited vocabulary above the ridiculously loud music from the juke box. A big screen was showing football although you could hardly see the screen for the glare and most people seemed to be gathered around the horse racing on a separate TV. One side of the pub had little in the way of furnishings leaving a vast expanse of open floor space. To the side is a functionl patio.

On the beer front the place also falls well short of anything interesting with 1 currently unused hand pull (they did used to have Pride but I have never found it on) and the usual run of High Street lagers and kegs.

All in all, not much to attract anyone from beyond its target demograph and a poor but sadly typical representation of Eltham’s less appealing pubs.

On 20th August 2012 - rating: 3
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Eltham, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Mottingham, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
New Eltham, 1.61 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Draughts, SE9
5th Oct 2019, 15:59
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
5th Oct 2019, 14:22
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes - tabled yard - last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 August 2012 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 August 2012 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : No last updated 02 June 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : No last updated 05 October 2019 by Graham Coombs
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