The Gordon Arms
The Gordon Arms
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Gordon Arms - 'The Heart of Chislehurst' An 18th century Tudor-style public house, serving a range of traditional real ale, craft beer, wines and premium branded whiskey. Well known and respected for it's traditional values and welcoming feel for the local community and passers by!
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691Holdenby
London, UK57 contributions
Solo
Once again had a happy evening in the Gordon Arms. Wonderful atmosphere with the really talented Tina T. She can sing ANYTHING!
Can't wait to see her again.
So thanks to Mandy and her staff for an enjoyable time.
Written April 8, 2018
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Thanks for the lovely review - welcome anytime. The Gordon Arms
Written July 13, 2018
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Aiden T
London, UK43 contributions
Solo
Despite living in the area for years, I only visited The Gordon Arms for the first time recently. I has now become my local bolt-hole away from the world. The majority of those frequenting seem to be long term loyal locals. They are also a friendly and inclusive bunch and the staff are very welcoming. If you want somewhere dog and child-friendly, with Wi-Fi and cappuccinos, look elsewhere. This is a traditional boozer for real ale aficionados and those who like a bit of old fashioned charm.
Written February 3, 2018
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Hi Aiden, Thanks for the review and it's great to have you onboard! Regards, The Gordon Arms
Written July 13, 2018
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Liz O
20 contributions
Friends
Spent a lovely evening in The Gordon’s to celebrate a family birthday 🎂 as always Mandy made us all feel very welcome and the staff looked after us so well 👌
Written October 5, 2018
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Hi Liz, It was great to have you! Thanks so much for the kind review. Regards, The Gordon Arms
Written November 14, 2018
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BDOTS07
London, UK1 contribution
Family
Awful Pub. Awful staff. Awful atmosphere. Staff are rude, only like to see to locals. That's not how you create business. Won't return. Upon expressing my disgust for this pub to many, suprisised my views are shared upon many.
Written July 16, 2018
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Faulkner44
London, UK1 contribution
Solo
Visited here to watch the football on Wednesday. The landlady is one of the most rude people I have ever come across, Aswel as their being a incident outside which she seemed to be at the centre of goading people involved. Think it’s a terrible attitude to have if you are part of staff. Wouldn’t visit again nor recommend to anyone
Written July 13, 2018
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Hi Faulkner, Thanks for the review, albeit it’s not a positive one. We have to acknowledge that due to England losing, it was led to believe this may have caused some upset with new faces to the pub. Just to like to take this opportunity to say that this wasn’t the landlady and the incident was managed accordingly. We hope, and welcome to see you again! Thanks, The Gordon Arms
Written July 15, 2018
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Jules K
St Giles on the Heath, UK2 contributions
Couples
Devastated to hear that Mandy and her team are leaving after all their hard work turning this pub around - wont be drinking here any longer !
Written October 9, 2019
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Thedog1234
London, UK1 contribution
Solo
started the afternoon well few pints in waiting for the football, after the game shall we say got out of hand. I had a chicken burger violently smacked out my hand by a local! what words cannot describe how shocked I was over this!! Only upside to this gaff was the lovely little dog.
Written July 12, 2018
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Hi there, We are VERY upset to hear that this has happened to you and shocked that this would have been any one of our locals! We can only apologise for this rare incident and I'm pretty sure this would not happen again. The dog is great we agree - but there are other upsides with us also! :) Regards, The Gordon Arms
Written July 13, 2018
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TonyJLondon
Bromley, UK25 contributions
Friends
We have visited The Gordon Arms a number of times over the past few months and the improvements the new owners have made were much needed and are very evident. Fantastic !!!
The updated bar area is clean & comfortable and the new garden is looking great especially now the sun is shining.
Unfortunately there appears to be a few things which still need to addressed..... the bar staff are not particularly attentive and tend to lack basic communication skills, a "please" & "thank you" are always greatly appreciated by customers.
The bar is often left messy and not kept clean especially after drinks have been accidentally spilled.
I have overheard a number of people commenting that the choice of wine is extremely limited and only available in small bottles. You only need to visit any decent pub nowadays to see how a great choice of wines is imperative to their success.
Obviously the refurbishment work is ongoing therefore we hope that it is only a matter of time before the toilets are updated to 2018 standards.
Written July 10, 2018
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Hi Tony, Thanks very much for the review and agreed, we have made some great improvements haven't we! :). Understandably, we aren't quite there yet and rebranding and bringing life back into this pub will take a while - with support like yours I'm sure we will be there in no time. Many Thanks, The Gordon Arms
Written July 13, 2018
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Clair C
2 contributions
Friends
Just moved into the area and tried the local. Really friendly staff and lovely lunch. Will definitely be back
Written September 30, 2019
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Pathfinder579969
Bromley, UK1 contribution
Friends
We had a very nice lunch today. The food was extremely good and was served by the cook who had done a lovely job and who was rightly proud to to deliver our meals which were very well cooked, tasty and beautifully presented. The barmaid was also very pleasant and did her job very well.
Written May 22, 2019
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Thanks so much for the kind review! Very glad to hear it - look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Written June 10, 2019
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  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM