The Iron Horse
The Iron Horse
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Paul G
1 contribution
Solo
I live in Sidcup and I have been to this pub often when getting off the train. So, what happens on a Friday night that makes it so dreadful?

I’m met at the door by over officious ‘security’. . Quite hopeless actually. I want a quiet drink on the outside tables, but, apparently, that’s not allowed. I’m pointed to the outside area that is just a smoking point. The whole pub stinks of cigarettes, and there is no fresh air.

I know that there has been some major aggravation at this place in the past, but they need to think of regular locals and offer a better experience. I’m off to a better place … Very disappointing …
Written July 29, 2022
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Rickyavik
Gravesend, UK174 contributions
Couples
Not a comfortable place for a casual drink if you’re over 25. People whistling loudly, 2 mixers asked for not available, music too loud, a few ne’er do wells with fixed stares. Bouncers on the door?
Written January 27, 2018
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norm63win
London, UK20 contributions
Friends
If you love live music and live in Sidcup area, The Iron Horse is for you.
I have been here on a number of occasions and have enjoyed every one. They get top notch bands (we only go to the rock ones, so cannot comment on other evenings) who play good length sets.
Security can be very high with ID required for all ages after certain times and on certain evenings but I believe this is necessary due to licence requirements by local council (this pub had problems many years ago under different owners and different name) but there has never been any problems when I have been there and not heard of any either.
Good selection of beers from local brewery etc.
Written August 1, 2017
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malc
1 contribution
Replace doormen and some staff. We are all in our 50ies and we were asked for photo id. Not all of us had it but those that did they did not accept, all id shown was gov issued, the only one not shown was a passport and who carries that with them. When we were walking away a customer and 2 staff having a cigerette outside laughed directly at us. Dont go to this place if you want to feel welcome and have a good time. Their star rating and the comments left say it all.
Written July 17, 2022
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tommonks96
Sidcup, UK2 contributions
Friends
This pub has done so much to provide for the local live music community, with regular band nights and also open mic and jam nights of which the atmosphere is second to none. The Iron is the only designated music venue for miles but is run ten times better than most even up town!

The landlady is truly passionate about live music and does things right and fairly. The regular punters are friendly and welcoming, and create a vibe where everyone knows each other without it being even slightly territorial - honestly so grateful for this to be my local!
Written December 26, 2017
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SteandAmy
Wigan, UK25 contributions
Couples
Tried to enter the pub with my wife and her parents to enjoy some music. £5 each to enter which we were shocked at however after some deliberation we decided to give it a try - however the the doorman talked amongst themselves and decided to ask me for ID. I’m mid 30’s who looks mid 40’s. It was clear that because we were Northern we were not wanted. I had ID but we left out of principle. Shocking, we will never return and advise others to try elsewhere
Written September 22, 2018
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Mark T
4 contributions
Friends
We were down for the Marathon and needed a watering hole to quench our thirst for the weekend. What a lovely place, great helpful staff and locals who made us Midlanders feel welcome esp the assistant manager. On the Sunday night after the Marathon all the staff and locals cheered and clapped the ones who had ran the Marathon as we left. Friends are already saying they are going to book with us next year so we can go to The Iron Horse again.
Written April 24, 2018
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itsbrianmurray
London, UK5 contributions
Friends
Went on a casual night with friends wasn’t drinking very much and was enjoying the live music! The lady in charge was awful and rude to us and we weren’t making a sound! Shocked so I was. Last time I’ll visit there. Upon leaving a man who was also clearly working or in charge wished us a nice evening and hoped we got home safe this was a nice change but still wouldn’t make me go back there
Written April 2, 2018
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terry_sherwood
Bexley, UK149 contributions
Friends
Went here for our school reunion xmas night, and £3 entry to see a live cover band which were called Something Else. Not to many people in there but still good atmosphere and the band weren’t to loud. There's a couple of bouncers on the door, but no sign of trouble and really friendly guys
Written December 19, 2016
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Erl
2 contributions
Friends
Amazing staff! Lovely place, kind welcoming.
Highly recommend.
Bar staff were kind place was great environment for socialising.
Written July 5, 2022
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The Iron Horse is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM


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