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Lively pub in West Malling High Stree

We dropped into the Joiners Arms for a couple of drinks on a warm Saturday evening. It was very... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Etchingham, United Kingdom
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As avid lovers of Shepherd Neame pubs this one disappointed us... I mean it's okay but where's the... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
Matt B
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  • Very good21%
  • Average37%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible14%
Dec 2, 2018
“Crowded Loud & Where's Shepherd Neame”
Jun 13, 2018
“Lively pub in West Malling High Stree”
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64 High Street, West Malling ME19 6LU, England
+44 1732 840723
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Being a fan of Real Ale and remembering terrific Shepherd Neame pubs from the Dark Ages I was told The Joiner's Arms was the only pub left in West Malling serving 'the 'nectar of the gods'. Friend and I trotted up there full of expectation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gypsytraveller526
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We dropped into the Joiners Arms for a couple of drinks on a warm Saturday evening. It was very crowded and noisy inside so decided to sit at one of the tables outside on the pavement. Unfortunately some of the noisier customers decided to follow...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Landlady mood? Snappy with a chance of aggression. And she leads by example with her awful staff who look as though they've been sucking on lemons. Erratic, unorganized, screamy, unable to politely communicate and confrontational.A Rotweiller in heels (and terrible lipstick) Approach with caution

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank betteprime
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Popped in here for lunch whilst we were in West Malling. Okay pint for me & hot chocolate for the other half. Very basic - hot chocolate, no sprinkles or cream offered or available on menu. Just heat the kettle and mix maybe? I opted...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mark K
Reviewed June 8, 2017

A lovely cosy pub on West Malling High Street, good range of wines and spirits and a great atmosphere, a little gem

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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

As avid lovers of Shepherd Neame pubs this one disappointed us... I mean it's okay but where's the choice? S.N do a lot of our favourite beers but they simply were not there. So what we did have (wine and 3 pints) cost us £19......More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Matt B
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Decent food and drinks. We were well looked after by the staff who were very attentive. A bit dark and dingy though inside.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank David P
Reviewed February 12, 2016

We had eaten at the Farm House and decided to have a night cap here. They refused to serve us last drinks at 10.50pm and made a big show of taking the till away but then they served others at the bar - regulars? Possibly...More

2  Thank Julie P
Reviewed January 13, 2016

great village pub with friendly atmosphere there are rooms available if you want to stay and many variations of places to eat in west malling

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Stella U
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Had a drink recently at this pub, didn't enjoy it and only stayed as long as it took to down the drink. Staff were friendly enough

Date of experience: August 2015
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