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Tailor's Chalk, Sidcup

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I arrived here at 9:30 on a Saturday morning and it was already quite busy. Unlike Lezford, I was not particularly impressed with the ale range. Wetherspoon's standards Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best & Sharp's Doom Bar were all on. But, the two guest beers were uninspiring - Adnams Broadside & Shepherd Neame Spitfire. I settled for the real cider, which was Old Rosie to accompany my breakfast. There's plenty of nooks and crannies to try and find a bit of solitude. But, with plenty of kids, this was always going to be unlikely. In fairness, most were being well behaved. Just one screaming brat was disturbing the peace. Service was quick and efficient. All in all, one of the better pubs in Sidcup.
blue_scrumpy - 14 Aug 2019 19:33
After watching a local football game we headed to this High Street ‘spoons for a couple of pints to end the evening. Wednesday night and by 10pm it was pretty empty in this much smaller than your average Wetherspoon’s, it’s compact with a library style area to the rear and upstairs toilets.

What the pub lacked in size and punters it certainly made up on the beer front with 9 ales on the hand pumps, all of these were the usual standard national ales but this was added to by 3 or 4 from smaller and micro breweries, my pints of Rocking Robin Breweries Reliant Robin @ 3.7% were both very good, poured well and very drinkable.

A pub that is in the only one in the areas that appears in GBG, so this shows you that it’s not a good area for good quality or well kept real ales, the Tailors Chalk doesn’t disappoint.

I cannot believe I’ve never been here before but on this showing I shall return.
lezford - 22 Aug 2016 13:22
Visited in October 2015.
Beer was very good, much better than expected (for this part of the workd).
Quite small, was not full of Chavs like others in this chain nearbye.
Will use again.
Definitely an above average Wetherspoons house.
CaskBill - 18 Oct 2015 22:47
Small but cosy Spoons, typical for SE London suburbs conversions, with a particularly tasty example of Spitfire and several of those beers brewed by overseas folk for festivals.
mtaylor40 - 23 Dec 2013 23:27
very good, food is nice and so are the staff
Alman66 - 12 Oct 2011 14:08
It's been done up well enough since it changed from being a Hoghshead and the prices are reasonable as you would expect. That's as much as you can say that's positive though. Like most Sidcup pubs, bereft of an atmosphere and one of the 'Team Leaders' in there thinks so much of himself it's cringing.
hillsiola - 10 Sep 2011 01:58
Love this place for a cheap cosy drinks - I always come here with friends in the week when I am down on a visit from North London. The bar staff are freindly if a little scatty at times. They also tend to run out of silly things such as wine glasses or Thursday night curry menus! The food is basic but very good value - a typical night with food and drinks always costs well under 20. The clientele could be improved but they are just the locals and nothing like the chavs from the 'other' pub down the road..
Becka - 20 Jan 2011 16:15
Humorous name for a pub, considering there's a funeral directors across the road. Found this place to be far superior than its previous incarnation and an absolute joy to sup a few ales and bitters whenever there's a festival on. About time Sidcup has another decent drinking establishment, one that hasn't - and hopefully won't - be overrun by the hordes of teenage chavs that currently reside within the Portrait's unhallowed confines.
kriekboozer - 11 Jul 2010 21:50
Quite a small 'spoons, with a short frontage which makes it quite difficult to spot from any distance. Funny layout inside, with little flights of steps up and down to various seating areas (including an odd bit at the back with a sloping ceiling like somebody's cramped loft conversion). 10 handpumps. Excellent pint of Herold Black Chalice from the International Beer festival, served full to the brim and a real bargain at 1.79.
rpadam - 24 Apr 2010 10:32
One of the smaller Wetherspoons I have been in but I was positively impressed by the quality of the breakfast I had and the friendliness of the staff. The only time in JDW's I have ever had someone come and ask "is everything OK with the food ?", normally it is just thrown on your table and they disappear post haste. So all in all a good experience but I haven't been there in the afternoon or evening so cannot comment on that.
nrj746 - 14 Dec 2009 09:07
Standing room only at lunchtimes, is it the price of ale. The pub does not appear to have changed that much re decor since it was the Hogshead, but to full to evaluate, cheers.
middenmaker - 9 Aug 2009 20:45
Typical Weatherspoons but have been impressed with Weatherspoons beer range as of late/this year. Nice and friendly inside, friendly bar staff and you can relax on your own...Please be aware that I didn't go on a friday or Saturday though, so not sure on how it stands then...being a Weatherspoons and being on Sidcup highstreet...
Longshaft81 - 6 Aug 2009 14:46

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