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Wattenden Arms, Kenley

First visited this pub in about 1970 and became a regular. It was then probably the best pub in the area - in the mid 70’s I think it came 2nd in the London Evening Standard pub awards. In my opinion it started to decline in the early 1990’s when the brewery decided to update it and put in a manager – the warm and friendly atmosphere never returned. I continued to visit occasionally until a couple of years ago when the service behind the bar deteriorated even further. I heard recently that the management had changed again last year so decided today to pop in for a pint – big mistake. The pub was busy but the service I received from the woman that served me was appalling. No welcome, no smile no please or thank you and my change was thrust into my hand while she spoke to another customer. I shan’t be going back – very sad to see what was once a great pub go this way.

3 May 2013 23:33

The Old Thameside Inn, London Bridge

Have often walked past this pub and always thought it looked great, lovely location by the Thames. Called in tonight for the first time for a drink with my family. One of my party wanted a coffee but was told rather abruptly that they had run out yesterday - no excuse for that, as they also serve food. We also asked for a packet of crisps - they'd run out of those too! Drinks rather pricey and staff not welcoming so shall not be going back. What a shame.

5 Jun 2012 23:00

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