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Pineapple_The - 14 Oct 2013 12:10
Serious contender for worst pub in Bromley. Bad in every way.
juliatheakston - 13 Sep 2010 18:55
went in there and the barmaid ignored me. The locals were there displaying speach defects due I think to a bit of inbreeding. Just walked out again. No wonder they want someone else to take over the management.
Shagnastie - 13 Jan 2010 09:05
This is about as bad as a pub could possibly get! There was a "TO LET" sign up recently, which just needed the letter i put in the middle of the 2 words. Have honestly seen people sniffing cocaine off the bar in here, which sums this place up. Crap beer, crap regulars, crap pub. Enough said. Avoid
enjoy_a_pint - 1 Dec 2009 12:12
This is a local pub for local people. I'm not local and didn't find my visit to be a pleasant experience - the last few reviewers have got this place sussed out.
pubcollector - 25 Jul 2009 22:12
How does The Lord Homesdale survive. It has gone through a few refurbishments over the last few years. I don't know where it gets the money from. It really seems an intimidating 'locals only' pub. I find the Chatterton Arm and The Downham Tavern more inviting than this pub.
TheDaleks - 27 Mar 2009 16:07
Had a beer here last night for the first time in years, and I won't be back. Beer was off and that includes the Ruddles (lines not cleaned properly and starting to age) and the fosters (flat). Regulars only friendly to locals, people worst for ware at 9.30pm still being served and the barman looked half pissed. The barlady was ok but no smile. £5.80 for 2 pints and a £1 more expensive than the Bricklayers and for an inferior product. What a waste of money on the refurb, should close down.
bickleyrealale - 14 Mar 2009 12:36
With pubs all around closing at a rapid rate, many a wannabe commentator is readily giving they’re opinion as to why. Smoking bans, rising prices and a possible change in our social habits are all reasons given on a regular basis. One factor, however, is often overlooked – and that is this: Establishments often close for one simple reason. They are not worth going to. A key contender for that most unwanted of mantles must surely go to The Lord Homesdale. Situated in a residential area, it was probably at one time, a key meeting place for the locals – a place where they would gather, drink and regale tales. Today, it is none of those things. It is, sadly, like many pubs visited by this reviewer, completely void of redeeming features. No ales, no character, no inspiration and no sense of the past. It is just a complete shambles. White painted walls, pine flooring, a jukebox, a pool table and two plasma screens. That is, your lot unfortunately. My visit was on a Sunday afternoon and once the football was over, every single patron, other than yours truly, cleared off. That, sadly, sums up the scenario. Perhaps they all felt it was time to leave, but I think a more accurate assumption would be that they weren’t given a reason to stay.
HTM69 - 12 Sep 2008 00:20
The Lord Homesdale has only recently been refurbished and from he outside it looks like quite a lot of money has been spent on it. They probably did this to coincide with the opening of the new Tesco store opposite.

i must admit i haven't had the guts to go in yet but i am tempted. i have scary visions of everyone of the locals turning round and looking at me like i am an alien from out of space so this is a key reason why i want to try it (i am not an alien by the way). i will have to round up my usual drinking associate and bravely sample this apparent 'Locals only club'

i am sure the new Tesco has brought in some new faces and well designed board outside says 'now serving food' so perhaps the place has changed. Give it a go.
TheDaleks - 22 Jun 2008 12:12
A bit of a crud hole although I have to say that st georges flag has no connotations ith the nf - its the nation flag and it is a good thing that some pubs still are still patriotic
amylondon - 10 Mar 2008 21:51
Unfortunately, it appears to be just a temporary closure for refurbishment. It would be better and cheaper to just burn the place down.
Arthurguinness - 6 Mar 2008 11:06
Always looked like an utter shite hole whenever I passed it. Is now closed methinks/hopes.
trottis - 8 Feb 2008 01:21
A real dump - just what kind of people do you expect in a pub covered with NF (St. George's) flags!!!

Horrible - I even had to buy a pint as I thought the locals would kill me on the way out if I didn't.

In a word..... PANTS
john_john - 14 May 2007 17:27
I drive past this pub - windows up, doors locked. If I was an alcholic, places like this would beat the 11 steps.
on_the_brightside - 22 Apr 2007 22:46
Beaconsfield, at least try and pretend you're not the landlord/landlady. 3 Favourable reviews in 15 minutes at half eleven at night?
It's a cliquey, unwelcoming dump. If you want funny stares off the locals and a pub which features shouting/arguing/fighting in the street just after kicking out time virtually every night, here's your place.
anonymous - 13 Apr 2007 14:37
well done jo u have made this pub bad from brill i new u could do it

beaconsfield - 8 Apr 2007 23:47
This pub is brill!!!!!!!!!!!1 really nice to sit in there and have a drink. you can even have a nice game of pool or darts i think this pub should be the best pub in britain but that is my site of view your could be different but i am sticking with mine"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i give this pub
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i love this pub do u??????????
if you dont you should go in there you wont want to leave lol
beaconsfield - 8 Apr 2007 23:45
A new landlady has taken over this pub. She is trying very hard to improve the entertainment. Which i believe she has done very well. The decor is in need of a makeover, which is in hand to be done in the near future. My family have had quite a few good nights in the Holmesdale since July 2006. Today Easter Sunday 2007 Joanne the Landlady put on a free bar b q for all, arranged an easter hunt for the children and also organised three legged race, sack race and egg and spoon races for children and adults. Everyone had a great time, every child and a few adults walked out with Easter eggs. Then there was the dart and pool competition, which was all great fun. Apart from a lick of paint my family all had a very lovely afternoon.

beaconsfield - 8 Apr 2007 23:32
Oooh we went in there one night while waiting for the take-away we had ordered. It was a friday night and there was a sign up advertising Pole Dancnig the next weekend - and she was bringing her own pole !!!
Its a rotten pub with so much potential to be a good local boozer but the management seem in tune with the pikeys that go in there. They sell wine in those little bottles you get on a flight - Niiiice!. Just avoid it unless you live in a caravan, drive a souped up hot hatch or think you are the local hard man - in those cases you will be fine.

Bungie - 12 Feb 2006 10:07
Not actually been in there, due to it's location between the dump and the gasworks, but it's been painted recently and looks relatively inviting.
juliatheakston - 31 Jul 2005 16:26

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