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Age: 59

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The Famous Swan of Lee, Lee

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30 Nov 2011 09:57

The Station, Hither Green

The previous reviewer had it absolutley spot on Ė I canít think of anyone less suited to running a pub than the landlord mentioned. The sad fact is that he was marginally better than the previous incumbent who couldnít even be bothered to stock beer!

However, a few months ago said landlord was ejected and replaced by an Irish family-run set-up and itís much the better for it. Praise the Lord they even have 2, yes 2!, real ales on tap Ė last time I was in it was a very nice Youngs Ordinary and the less-good Old Speckled Hen (great ads though). The service is improved out of all recognition being both friendly and prompt although there is still a tendency to frown upon people not drinking enough whilst watching the football.

I believe the pub is in a state of limbo at the moment while the new manager negotiates a full takeover but it is to be hoped that completion is sooner rather than later.

There is no food at present although late Sunday afternoon normally sees the appearance of cooked food on the bar - a very nice touch and a sign of someone making an effort..

Hopefully when things are finalised the big room at the back will be re-opened, the seating for football-watching will be better arranged and a regular menu will re-appear. Even as things stand though, itís a vast improvement

30 Nov 2011 09:52

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