Five Bells

Five Bells, Eynsford: Address, Phone Number, Five Bells Reviews: 3.5/5


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Rees A
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Rudeness and I accommodating to mental health
Asked me to wear a mask. We have all done it and forgetting ours… I had a cloth covering my face and apologised, the server felt the need to broadcast to everyone that I need to go out because I wasn’t wearing a face mask, causing me a huge anxiety attack. Hense the reason I wasn’t wearing one in the first place, I suffer for borderline personality disorder. Yet the bar man/maid made me feel so small in the first place. Didn’t make me feel comfortable on the premises. Plus. The manager was wearing his face mask around his chin. Yet I was told to leave because of my cloth held to my mouth. Because of my mental health disorder I unfortunately had an episode which was not accommodated and therefore escorted off the premises. This establishment is not catering to children nor mental health customers. I would avoid upon this nature. If you have a hidden illness these people would see straight through and yet would not follow the guidelines themselves
Written July 16, 2021
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DAB
N.Ireland177 contributions
Aug 2019
Had a few pints here last weekend. Been here before to watch a six nations match and had a brilliant time Staff and customers friendly as always. Brilliant outside area to relax and enjoy the craic.
Written August 7, 2019
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ana1471
Kent, UK42 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Enjoyable visit. Friendly pub, no food, but the drink range makes up for this. Recommended for adults, not a kids pub
Written April 28, 2019
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UKtraveller036
England53 contributions
Jan 2019
An historic pub in the attractive north Kentish village of Eynsford, not far from the M25 and South East London, but a world away in atmosphere. I arrived on a late Sunday morning when the local football had come in for snacks and drinks after a training session. They filled most of the saloon bar (there is also a lounge with more seating), but the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, including a generous offer to take some of the buffet food that was put out. Some reviews have mentioned a less positive welcome to non-locals, and I cannot comment about evenings, but this was certainly not my experience - it felt like a place where it was easy to strike up conversation. Food is not available regularly - this is very much a cosy traditional pub at which to go for a drink, not dine, and has maintained a traditional atmosphere that is not often found, especially in more metropolitan areas.

For music-lovers, The Five Bells has a particular history: it is where composers Philip Heseltine (aka Peter Warlock) and EJ Morean came for regular heavy drinking bouts when they shared a house in Eynsford in the 1920s.
Written February 10, 2019
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Jacob F
Dartford, UK13 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I regularly attend after seeing a local theatre performance. Reasonable on price but cleanliness, staff friendliness and location more than make up for that! Have attended multiple times for a few years and I always come back! Excellent beer garden and a dedicated heated area for the remaining smokers like me!
Written December 2, 2018
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Mumble_Swerve
Belfast, UK415 contributions
Jun 2017
Stopped here for Friday evening drinks, and headed out to a large garden area with great views across the valley. I could see a good day session there.
Written June 5, 2017
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Pete&Karen
London, UK41 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Been visiting this pub for several years now as it is a hub of the local community. Rich in character and beers, the landlord keeps a tight ship and whilst there may be a few adjectives to be heard around the bar, it is all friendly banter conducive with a busy pub. No food here, which must be one of the things that interferes with a real pub and good service and beer. Fosters, Krone' 1664, Becks Vier all on tap before all the numerous ales inc Whitstable, Doombar etc plus guest beers too. Great pub.
Written July 14, 2016
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MrDavies2016
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Friends
It's no surprise this place is bottom of the list of things to do in Eynsford - I have never experienced a more unwelcoming pub. We visited with a mixed group of 10 or so people last night. One of our group was so upset with the unwelcoming attitude of the landlord on entry that he walked out and refused to come back. It was made clear we were not welcome despite the fact we were all polite and friendly and most importantly spending money. We were followed into the toilets and abruptly told by the landlord he wouldn't accept any nonsense - this was completely uncalled for and embarrassing. The final straw was when a member of our group headed outside for a smoke and was accused of trying to steal the glass! I approached the landlord and expressed my frustration calmly and explained I was shocked by the attitude of him and his staff. He became aggressive and we left immediately having not finished our drinks. The whole experience was awful and ruined our evening. I would urge people to NOT VISIT THIS PUB. Prior to this visit we had been in the Castle Hotel a few doors down where the staff were fantastic.
Written June 5, 2016
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joycenern
35 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Took a group of friends on a pub crawl in the village and only stayed for one drink. We sat in the saloon bar and it stank of wee. It was revolting. It was also full of drunk men, swearing and staring. It looked like the group of local alcoholics.
On top of that the decor is depressingly bland and looks like they've tried to turn what could be a lovely cosy country pub into a grey All Bar One (either that or they had some cheap paint to use up). We came from the Plough to which we swiftly returned.
Not a pub to take your girlfriends to. This is the hardcore drinkers pub.
Written December 29, 2015
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John M
Guildford, UK101 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
OK pub, empty looks quite charming, but has a core of regular male drinkers each evening, with sometimes quite vocal and blue conversations. Not really a venue for couples, or a elegant night out. Suits a bunch of guys, not worried about drinking next to builders straight from work.
Written October 17, 2015
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