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General Wolfe, Westerham

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user reviews of the General Wolfe, Westerham

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This friendly little local is worth making the effort to visit, even though the parking is not brilliant. Great atmosphere, proper little pub. Had a very nice pint of White Horse's War Horse, which I havent seen round here before, and the landlady have me a sample first which is always a good sign.....
happy_wanderer - 19 Nov 2012 16:11
Abbott was very good. GK IPA and 1 guest also on the pumps. Didn't eat but the Sunday lunch looked great.
dan76uk - 16 Sep 2012 17:27
Decent enough pub, friendly, cosy, warm, good food, but can't quite see what the fuss is about. Only 1 guest beer on Saturday, Moorhouse's Premier (not a favourite), but the clip turned round (only to turn back later) so IPA it was. OK pint, well as OK as GK IPA is ever likely to get. My wife's wine was very nice.

Would be better with a better range of beers, and can't understand how it gets into the Good Beer Guide.


metrology_man - 13 Feb 2012 08:30
good small pub, good beers, good staff.

enough said
Crusher - 5 Feb 2011 20:49
Have to say if your looking for a warm fire and a great pint of ale, this place is hard to beat. A very old cosy pub, with friendly staff and pub dog. First visited this place 3 years ago, and now I can't go past Westerham without stopping here. Great pint of Abbot and IPA, and they have now added a couple more guest beers to keep me there longer. For that old time feel they even have jugs!! Also the food here is superb, great portion sizes. Sunday lunch is the best around for miles.
THEBUDGIE - 1 Feb 2011 10:44
Never posted a review before but after my visit on Sunday I felt I needed to.
My wife and I flew into Gatwick Airport and collected our car we drove on the A25 rather than M25 and decided to stop for lunch at a village pub , we stopped at the General Wolfe , the beer was superb I had the guest ale St Austells Proper Job my wife had half of GK Mild ( cant remember the last time I was in a Pub that sold Mild ) The atmosphere in the pub was friendly and welcoming the Barmaid is Dutch and very attentive and the Sunday Roast was just like my Mother used to make. The Wolfe as the locals call it is obviosly a locals pub but they were very friendly and welcoming.
The lanlord appeared at about 4pm to take over from the Barmaid , he obviously knew his customers very well , he shook hands with all the Male customers and gave the Ladies a peck on their cheeks , the atmosphere actually got better.He introduced himself to us and even when we explained we were just passing through and lived over 200 miles away he didnt lose interest.
If this pub was near wher we lived it would definatley be our local
billyballbag - 26 Oct 2010 21:47
Called in one evening last week, when due to the an accident on the M25 I was diverted through Westerham. Delightful pub, there were a group of locals roasting chestnuts in the open fire who made me feel completely at home. Such a great feel to the place. I cannot comment on the quality of the beer as I was driving however the locals seemed to be enjoying it!
A must visit if you are ever in the area
ADB74 - 26 Oct 2010 14:30
Nice dark panelling and furniture, attentive bar staff, open fire, and they sell mild, clean toilets, and they do food, away from the touristy bits of Westerham, and a friendly dog, what more could you ask. This just ticks all the boxes. Also I get the impression the management were on the premises, and nothing was too much trouble. If I ever go to heaven then this must be the pub that has my name on it.
Shagnastie - 23 Oct 2010 21:31
Popped in a few saturday nights ago and was treated to a full house with entertainment. The staff were busy but extremely polite and the real ales (greene king plus guest) were top notch. Decided to stay for the evening and liked it so much i returned on the sunday for roast dinner....the striploin of beef dinner was the nicest i'd had in a very long time.
haharhubarb - 23 Oct 2010 09:04
Lovely little pub. Sells one of my favourite beers - Abbot Ale, also speckled hen. I disagree with rentaquote that they should sell local beers from the westerham brewery as I don't rate them at all. Often on a Sunday the chef brings out the left over roast potatoes for everyone which is a nice touch too. It is a small pub though but has an ok decking area out the back for when it's warm.
TheMonkman - 8 Nov 2009 11:02
I don't know what has happened (none of my business) but Maria is no longer around and the Pub has lost something (quite a bit actually). It is now just an OK place for a drink rather than a real welcoming 'local'.
PBS - 15 Aug 2009 19:57
This has been our local for a lot of years and under Ian and Maria the best it has ever been. In response to rentaquote, he must blame GK for the restricted beers. They would have to give permission for Westerham beers to be sold, as the 'guest' beer (Speckled Hen) is, of course, off their own list.
PBS - 24 May 2009 20:17
It's a pleasantly cosy traditional pub on the western edge of Westerham. But I was expecting a bit more to justify the high ratings given by previous reviewers. The 4.75 'credit munch' lunch deal is cheaper than than the other pubs in town, but the food was pretty average and the beer selection (Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale) was hardly overwhelming. Disappointing to find no local ales, eg. from the Westerham Brewery.
rentaquote - 24 Feb 2009 12:35
visited the General Wolfe on the recommendation of this site for a mid-week lunch. Bar is small cozy and, dare I say it, quaint. Very friendly reception from bar staff and good pint of speckled hen. Very nice "sun-trap" patio garden at the back where we ate an excellent chilli con carne. Great lunch. Highly recommended.
lexhipkins - 4 Jul 2008 19:48
A really friendly, traditional pub, without the usual food domination. GK IPA was really good. Good allrounder.
mtaylor40 - 9 Jun 2008 18:48
Well kept beer, very friendly and hard working staff and a pleasure to drink in, especially now that smoking is banned.
Old_Caterhamian - 21 Jan 2008 16:43
A real diamond! Paid my first visit last Friday and fell in love with this 'proper' pub straight away. Lovely atmosphere, excellent real ales and a friendly landlady made me determined that this visit shall definitely not be my last!
roobs52 - 10 Sep 2007 00:01
I HAVE VISITED THIS PUB NUMEROUS TIMES WHILE HAVING A DRIVE OUT AROUND THE OXTED SEVENOAKS AREA FROM ABOUT 1960 TO MY LATEST VISIT LAST WEEK.
I WAS ALWAYS BEEN GREETED WARMLY BY "LADY P" ONE OF THE ORIGINAL LANDLADIES (I NEVER DID FIND OUT HER REAL NAME)AND FIND THE HOSTS NOW RUNNING THE PUB, MARIA AND HER HUBBY HAVE THE SAME FRENDLY DEMEANOR.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN SERVED A BUM PINT, AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE BEST PICKLED EGGS IN THE AREA.
DEFINATELY WORTH ADDING TO ANYONES PUB CRAWL WHETHER IN SUMMER SUNSHINE OR SITTING IN THE COSY BAR OR SNUG DURING THE WINTER
mahler1000 - 31 Jul 2006 19:07
This was a real character Pub when Rita was there, and happily, after a brief spell of mundaneness it is now back to being a real pleasure to visit. There is always a welcoming smile, the staff are friendly and attentive. Maria is everything a landlady should be, always cheerful and with time for a word for everyone, not just the regulars. The beer is Greene King IPA and Abbott, well kept and well presented. I've never eaten there but Imogen is another friendly welcoming face so I reckon her food must be good!
PBS - 27 Jun 2006 20:14
Comments re Rita are several years out of date as the pub is now run by Maria (Rita retired in 2001). She is warm and friendly and all customers are given a warm welcom. Good food at a reasonable price is available every lunchtime. A great place to relax and talk to friends as there are no Juke Boxes, Pool Tables or Fruit machines. Even the locals are friendly!!! An unusual pub in as much that strangers are not made to feel out of place. How long it has been a pub I don't know but beleive parts of the building date back to the 1400's. Go there and see what you've been missing all these years
riggsy - 23 Mar 2005 17:25
Go in and let Rita pour you a pint or whatever of real ale. Village pub with good food served ---only weekdays --pub is on the old Black Eagle brewery site ; now housing ; and was only saved after local petition and campaigning by CAMRA . Unspoilt pub constructed of wood in typical Kent style ---don`t miss it .And say hello to Rita. Martin Price (Shrewsbury)
Martin Price - 20 Jun 2004 20:40

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