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Good Companions, Warlingham

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It's not really surprising this god forsaken shithole has shut considering most of Hamsey Green is made up of New Addington over spill. People from Hamsey Green were always on a serious losing streak. The idiots thought they had really gone up in the world because they had moved from one shithole to another.
Masterpint47 - 12 Jan 2014 01:07
Pubs turns to supermarket. It's been sold to Lidl.
alan_From_SAWW - 18 Jul 2012 09:23
Seems to be closed down & boarded up.
alan_From_SAWW - 5 Jul 2012 22:32
Dreadful souless pub. Grubby, overpriced and a pretty horrible experience.

Such a shame as this could be a little goldmine (as it was in the 80's).

saffysue - 4 Nov 2011 13:41
This pub is clearly under new management.I left home in sanderstead for a long walk today through Sanderstead ,via the OM.W. grounds to Kingswood which was a sea of bluebells.At the end I took a rihgt into Kingswood avenue and crossed the road ( alongside the duk pond) and entered the Good Companions presumably named after the novel by J.B.Priestley.I had a "heads up" that things had taken a major turn for the better here and was more than surprised ! Three guesta ales on , namely Deuchar's Caledonian, Adnam's Broadside and Shep's Spitfire.The place was empty as it was just noon and i took the opportunity to ask the manageress a few questions ,basically the ales continually rotate,ales such as Hobgoblin,Doom Bar and E.S.B. Have appeared. Quality wise the ales were very good to exceptional.The service was very pleasant.A vast menu on offer,a large outdoor area,many events are held including celebrating the recent cask ale week.I am looking forward to returning next week for another three guest ales to try.
slerpy - 10 May 2010 16:00
On my last few visits am lucky if there is anything other than Courage Best on offer. Not the pub it was
lout_from_the_lane_ - 4 Feb 2009 14:52
Chav city. Not nice at all.
brightboy - 5 Aug 2008 12:01
Really gone down hill recently, unhelpful staff, poor beer and food. Avoid.
rasmo - 17 Jun 2008 00:25
A Westerham tied house, the beer is very cheap and in good condition. The food looks exceptional ( I haven't tried the food yet ). Although a big pub it has a really cosy feel, the sort of place that you can forget the time and almost nod off in the deep pile sofas. Very handy for my walks across Riddlesdown.It is on the London Loop walk series.
slerpy - 26 May 2008 15:48
It doesn't look promising from the outside, but this 1930s roadhouse is pretty good. The menu changes daily (and is printed with the day's date) and has some pretty decent food on it. The beer is OK - from Westerham. Worth a visit.
anotherpintplease - 11 Feb 2007 15:43
This place deserves the kudos it has received thus far...

Looks like it could be a Harvester/Beefeater, but it is much more than those..
Was in there yest evening, and it looks like the menu is prepared on the day for a wide range of meals to choose from, all home cooked and not tacky, and at a reasonable price too...
The Ale on tap is lovely, managed to sample all three on tap while there. Welcoming atmosphere, bit loud from the locals but it was all in good taste. Would def return...
the_original_rawnsleys - 9 Oct 2006 10:29
Big 30s suburban roadhouse, from the outside you would quite rightly expect a Beerfeater/Harvester with all the doom and gloom that that implies. Inside it's not so bad, a family oriented locals' pub with popular restaurant out the back. It cetainly no longer attracts the particularly murderous end of the white van market - a reputation it is trying hard to shake off.

Worth a visit for the Westerham beer alone, in very good nick if a little warm to my taste.
nickdavies - 26 Aug 2006 16:38
Good effort by the landlord as this pub had a reputation. Serves ales from the local Westerham micro. When planning the following days activities asked to borrow their Good Beer Guide (there in it) but they couldn't find it and offered me the East Surrey Pub Guide instead which hasn't long been published.
Attracts the younger crowd but noticed the lads being served ahead of us had their IDs checked first.
lout_from_the_lane - 12 Jan 2006 13:48
Went to this pub for a Sunday lunch based on the two reviews on this website.

Okay selection of beers (no Erdinger or Hoegaarden), all the usual Kronenbourg, Stella, Guiness, Fosters, etc, and some individual cask ales.

Food was quite good, the vegetables were all cooked from fressh, the roast potatoes were oven cooked and not deep fried from frozen, the yorkshire puddings were home made, the vegetables weren't cooked to mush and still had a crunchy texture, basically, everythin you really want in a country pub sunday lunch.

Deserts were an interesting mix of choices, but the ice cream range was great, Maple and Walnut, Toffee crunch, banana, plus the standard vanilla, strawberry, chocolate etc.

The decore looked like it could do with a little bit of a retouch in some parts, but was generally good, no flowery wall paper and loud carpet, it was subtle flat colours and discrete touches.

The pub has a seperate restuarant area which was no smoking throughout. The restuarant was seperated from the pub by the means of a lounge with comfortable leather sofas and low wooden coffee tables.

The pub area itself was a little rustic styled with old wooden floors and chunky tables (still with the flat coloured walls which set it off quite nicely). There were no TV's showing sports etc, which for me is a good thing. The locals were country types and quite friendly.

What really sets this pub apart is the quality of service, it was superb. Friendly, helpful, eager, grateful and not pushy or intrusive.

An ideal pub for a pleasant sunday lunch with friends.
salnajjar - 26 Jun 2005 23:06
I had the pleasure of visiting this family run pub for a meal with my family in there lovely restaurant,and i have got to say the service and the food was exellent.I would have no hesitation in recommending this pub to people
Tim Carter - 29 Sep 2004 23:03

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