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Greyhound, Keston

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I do not normally write reviews but am always happy to read them, so I decided this time to give The Greyhound a review I truly believe it deserves.

I visited this pub a few days ago with friends and after reading the reviews on the Beer In The Evening website I am please to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by how nice this pub was. The décor is lovely (it is so nice now that smoking is no longer permitted in pubs).

I was very impressed with the toilets - so many pub toilets are disgusting places, but these are bright, clean and very tastefully decorated which was a surprise!!

We all ate during our visit and thoroughly enjoyed our food, the duck with raspberry sauce was delicious and cooked to perfection - would definitely order that again.

The staff were friendly and the atmosphere in the pub was good.

I notice from their 'Whats On' leaflet that this pub obviously makes a lot of effort to provide entertainment and involve the customers.
They do quiz nights, music quiz nights, poker, spice and Physic nights to name a few!
I will definitely be going back when they next run their Cribbage tournament.

Overall a lovely night out with good food, good drink and lovely company.
RoseS123 - 14 Feb 2014 13:02
Visited this Tuesday with 3 friends it was not busy there. I had mixed grill with rare steak. All meats were heavily charred indicating grill needed cleaning. Half way through my meal I started on the chicken fillet, it tasted gamey and when I smelt it it was off, the waitress agreed it smelt bad. It was quickly removed to the kitchen. I was offered a complimentary sweet and chose vanilla ice cream. When we got the bill I was shocked to see we had been charged full price for the mixed grill containing the rotting meat. The pub had football blaring out and we had to seek out staff when we wanted anything.
Not the sort of place for families, anyone who wants to have a conversation or anyone wanting good food with attentive waiting staff.
mangetout - 26 Jan 2012 13:49
Just been there & spent another lovely evening, missed the chance to try again some of their excellent cooking - shame the food stops at 6 on a Sunday but the rest of the week it's available until 9 - well worth a try.
Have a lot of time for this pub as it is extremely well managed by the management & their team. We live within walking distance of all the pubs within Bromley but prefer to go the distance for this place. Has the most friendly atmosphere we've experienced in Bromley - we have lived here for over 30 years & the newer team over recent years have brought a great reinvention of the traditional pub & eater-ie.
JammyDodgers - 17 Jul 2011 21:11
Why are all the reviews so outdated ? A new landlord has been at The greyhound for two years now and in that time he has transformed it into a vibrant,friendly community pub.Never any trouble the pub nowP holds music,quiz and poker nights The menu has been upgraded without losing it's traditional pub feel and the pub is constantly busy.possibly the best pub in the area.
montylee30 - 28 Jul 2010 06:52
Nice pub but very drinks are very expensive, 2 pints of Guinness, 2 j2o' coke and orange juice=£18.00 needless to say moved on soon after!
carling24 - 31 May 2010 16:58
Ignore the out of date ratings. The Greyhound is a great pub - the beer is well kept and guest ales are a pleasure. Notably, when we visited last night (a Wednseday) it was heaving - surely a good sign for any pub mid-week.

And whe we called in on Sunday they had cheese and Sausages on the bar. Marvellous. Thoroughly recommended. Nice little bistro next door too.
cghd - 8 Oct 2009 21:22
The food quality seems to vary greatly. Last time I ate there I had a grilled panini, which had been well grilled but was cold. It can be good though.

The ale is good, they serve the delicious Harveys Sussex Ale.
Hedonista - 10 Sep 2007 19:58
Top quality food of a very high standard. Most impressed by the menu. i.e. things like Venison.

Well presented, served quickly.

Woudl definately recommend it for the food alone.

Pub looked clean and of a reasonable standard otherwise.
anonymous - 10 Sep 2007 13:49
As one of the other posters said, this pub has so much potential - and uses none of it. Five or so years ago, it was a lovely place for a relaxing and quiet beer - but then all hell broke loose when the lovely garden was turned into a children's adventure playground. Also the standard of the clientele has nosedived - used to be decent people but the last time I visited, almost every table outside was occupied by foul-mouthed, drunken neanderthals. Avoid - but don't go to The Fox over the road instead - the competition for the worst pub on the green is too close to call!
Get_me_some_Old_Tom - 26 Jul 2006 14:14
hmmmmmmmm, there could be so much potential in this place if only someone had the heart and patience to put to it! I blame tavern inns for its current state!

This pub recently went through a change of management, just at the end of last summer. things are starting to look up a little with new manager Penny. however the monumental task in her hands of managing this pub with so many black marks to its name (developed under management of it previous manager) is enough to dishearten anyone. Nevertheless she is a breath of fresh air... at least the is entertainment happening on site on most saturday/friday nights.

the pub also serves food, that not to bad either, and roasts on sundays are something to hunt for if your in the area looking.

The Greyhound, on the common side, in competion with the Fox on the opposite side of the road, would win hands down during the summer...at least you dont have to try and cross a busy road with your drinks and snacks to get to the green and lounge in the sun with your friends/family/partner in the sun. Picturesque don't you think... just the way id want to spend a summers afternoon in Kent, sunbathing, sipping my drink, calmly relaxing without to much bother... and the ice-cream van not too much of a stmble away.

I can't wait for summer!

By the way this is a good pub in the area if you've got children because theres a play area in the garden and the menu's offer Kids meals.
love_being_a_barmaid - 3 May 2006 01:36
Shame - Used to be a great pub in the 80's when Mick Clarke was the owner.
BiggusDickuss - 2 Mar 2006 17:47
This pub was unfriendly, full of undesirables and filthy last time I visited it.
juliatheakston - 31 Jul 2005 17:23

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