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The Bulls Head, Chislehurst

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Royal Parade
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bulls Head

Substantial Young's hotel at the eastern end of the Royal Parade, with the facades covered in creepers and the frontage enlivened with hanging baskets. The main 'L'-shaped Main Bar is located in the centre, with the dining rooms on the right-hand side and a separate (no children) Lounge Bar to the left. Modernised, yet semi-traditional furniture and decor throughout. Ordinary, Special and Hogs Back TEA (£4.85) available from the various handpumps on the two counters.

On 30th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head is a former coaching inn dating back to 1753. It has been owned by Youngs since 1931 but had to be partially rebuilt after it was bombed in 1945. Previous guests have included Henry Cooper who regularly stayed at the hotel ahead of his boxing matches.

The pretty exterior seems to have an ongoing battle with the ever creeping ivy that gradually obscures the pub before being severely hacked back when appropriate. A flag pole towers over the main door that leads to a porch and 2 separate bars, the main bar to the right and lounge bar to the left.

The main bar stretches through 2 rooms and is long but quite shallow so apart from a few stools at the bar, furnishings are limited to a series of high tables opposite the bar although it does open up a bit the further down you go. The décor is quite generic with bare parquet flooring, a few old pictures and a TV. The carpeted lounge bar has a warm cosy feel with a more relaxing ambiance as one would expect. At the rear is a separate dining room and beyond this, a pleasant and spacious beer garden. There is also a ballroom for larger functions.

There are 4 hand pumps in each bar, both dispensing the same 4 ales, these being the usual Youngs staples of Youngs Ordinary, Special, Bombardier and Courage Directors. Quality was very good. Not sure about prices as it wasn't my shout. Food is around £8-£15 and whilst I have never eaten here, it did appear to be popular and I could imagine this being a decent enough place for occasion meals.

It is very much an all year pub, cosy in the winter with its open fires and good for al-fresco drinking in the garden in summer months. The major downside is that as it is a Youngs tied house, the chances of getting any imaginative beers here are limited. Worth a visit if passing through.

On 22nd February 2013 - rating: 7
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Chislehurst, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Elmstead Woods, 1.91 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Petts Wood, 1.92 miles, 37 min walk (show)
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1st Mar 2020, 17:12
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1st Mar 2020, 17:12
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 December 2014 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 February 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 01 March 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 March 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 March 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2013 by Moby Duck
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