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Bush, Blackbird and Thrush, East Peckham - pub details

Address: 194 Bush Road, East Peckham, Kent, TN12 5LN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32735) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Yalding (1.7 miles), Beltring (1.8 miles), Wateringbury (2.7 miles)

Brewery: Shepherd Neame

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 11 users)
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user reviews of Bush, Blackbird and Thrush, East Peckham

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

Pretty country pub with a huge garden
Sheps ale always in top condition (kept by a man who used to sell real ale for a living) in a beamy bar where you do not feel you are intruding on the diners,
though you can eat in the bar or the restaurant next door a selection of well priced pub grub and bar snacks
This is the one I head for when in the area..........
kisstaker - 25 Apr 2011 10:27
I paid this one a quick visit 2 weeks back en route to pick a friend up from Tonbridge station and having arrived uncharacteristically early. It is only a few miles' drive from said dull town and well worth it to get away from the limited delights it offers pub-wise.

Only having had the briefest of halves (Spitfire) in a 10-minute stay, I am far from the most qualified of BITE users to comment on the pub's wares in detail. That said, for the record, what I found was a spacious, welcoming, pub which clearly had an accent on food (there were a few punters already in sampling the grub and it was only 12:15PM), but nevertheless the ale (all Sheps of course being a tied establishment), was in fine condition. Service was pleasant enough at the bar, and although slightly incongruous given the tile-hung Kentish country exterior, the interior decor was only vaguely traditional; I recall much pine, glassy doors and wood flooring which seemed to be tipping a nod to the more contemporary restaurant look.

I remain unaware of what the significance of the pub's unusual title is. One can only trust that blackbirds, a bush and thrush can be found locally (well, maybe not the latter eh?!?!).


TWG - 12 Jan 2011 10:10
The pub has just been taken over. The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere on a Tuesday night (Quiz night) was very friendly. Very good country pub.
Expats - 14 Oct 2010 18:38
More years ago than I can remember since I last was here, but the visit of a friend from Spain to Hadlow provided an opportunity to visit again. I'm not sure whether the barrels at the back of the bar providing "gravity dispense" were genuine, but have no doubt that the Masterbrew was! An excellent pint to accompany the very reasonably priced, generously sized bar snacks - far cheaper than the Harrow @ Hadlow which I had earlier reconnoitred. Altogether a very pleasant visit. my only disappointment - no Spitfire on offer on the day I was there!
TheOtherMike - 2 Nov 2009 17:15
Glad to see that this pub's now appeared under its full title.

I called in last year, mainly because someone had told me the place had closed down. Nothing could be further from the truth - it's a thriving village local, providing, to all appearances, just what its varied clientele want from a pub - good beer, good food, and a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere in which conversation thrives.
It's a nice surprise in this part of the world to go into a pub and find a lively game of darts in progress. Nice too to see a few old faces surviving from the time, a good few years ago, when I used this pub a lot more regularly.
Well worth finding.
earlydrinker - 26 Feb 2008 19:14

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