Chelsfield1 Windsor Drive
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Large pub conveniently situated for both Chelsfield main line rail station and the local R1 bus route. Having survived threatened demolition in the late 2010s, the pub has now been extensively (and expensively) renovated during the Covid lockdown, and is now back to its best. Cask ale remains well-represented with the two regular beers being augmented by a guest, usually from a small local brewery, and plans for a fourth handpump to be put into operation.
The refurbishment has seen wholesale changes. All carpeting has been removed, replaced by floor tiling around the bar and oak flooring elsewhere. The interior seating now includes benches and some high tables. As before, the Georgian style windows admit plenty of light. There is a selection of old photographs of the neighbourhood on the walls.
Outside the area in front of the pub now includes much improved seating. There is a patio area to the rear, where the garden is currently being brought back to life.
There are large rooms at each end of the main bar, one is now used as a restaurant whilst the other can potentially be used for functions. Dogs are welcome in the pub provided they are kept well clear of the restaurant area.