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Four Elms Inn, Four Elms

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Dropped in here after having not been here for nearly a decade. Characterful hostelry no doubt. Didn't see any beers on and was only ubiquitous lagers on this occasion but the full bar wasn't seemingly open.

Friendly service however and nothing not to like.
terenced - 24 Feb 2020 09:15
At last a couple of owners who know how to run a pub have taken over some months ago. The beers are kept well and are from reasonably local brewers.
Food is not spectacular but is well priced and well presented.
Well worth a visit if your not local, worth considering as your 'local' if you are.
Colourshifter - 2 Sep 2016 14:11
An interesting and unusual pub with much to recommend it. Apparently now a freehouse rescued from a pub company by a local businessman, this is run under lease by experienced local publicans.Four real ales including local Larkins Traditional and Long Man Sussex Best. Traditional pub food at realistic prices makes this a place to stop for a bite to eat without breaking the bank. Nice. Landlord tells me they are redeveloping an area of the garden into a petanque pitch so will be back for beer and boules in the garden.
markatch - 6 Jul 2016 22:59
Three of us plus the dog went in here last night. Friendly welcome from barman and the few locals in the public bar area. Harveys and Larkins available. Nice pint of the latter. Lovely fire in the inglenook fireplace kept burning whilst we enjoyed our drinks. Other areas of the pub used as restaurant and general seating with more plush furnishings. Toilets clean and tidy. Large carpark outside. This pub deserves a visit if you are passing. Occasional live music. Unpretentious and a welcome in the Public or the Saloon Bar if you are in work/ walking clothes or in smarter attire. We would go back here and try the food.
Chirple - 7 Dec 2014 11:19
Been in three time this last month, beer kept well, Harveys, Doombar,Otter and the local Larkins. Bar staff very friendly and attentive. Food looked good as it went past, not eaten so cannot say. Will be back next month when in the area.
sodornline - 10 Apr 2014 22:19
The Four Elms has now been re opened since November last year and it is a lovely little character pub. Log fires, a warm welcome and lovely food. Can't wait for the summer to sit in the garden and watch the world goby.
Rolfem - 15 Mar 2014 08:44
Pub should be opening again soon under new management, with new decorations and a chef
dogdilemmas - 11 Nov 2011 12:46
Definatelty sad news, have popped in 3-4 times now and the escapist location gives this place a rare buzz
However the isolation factor has probably worked against it as well, but would still cross fingers that this is opened again under new ownership and kept in it current guise

the_original_rawnsleys - 3 Oct 2011 10:53
Passed by here Saturday and found it closed - assumed it was only temporary but seeing the note below sadly it is permament.

Proper shame - hope it re-opens as terenced liked to sit outside have a harveys and watch the planes in the distance.
terenced - 3 Oct 2011 08:34
Sadly this pub is now closed.
We popped in for a pint on Saturday 20th August to be told by the landlady that the pub was closing indefinitely.
BiffoBeer - 22 Aug 2011 10:51
Stopped here for Sunday lunch, the roasts were superb.
Two real ales on. Westenhams British Bulldog and Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter.
fugglehops - 27 Jun 2011 20:07
Had a well kept pint of Westerham British Bulldog the other lunchtime (Harveys Sussex also on offer) whilst stopping off during a rather muddy and wet country walk . Friendly landlord , and quick service despite a large party being in; ate a tasty sausage, egg & chips meal reasonably priced.
BruceN3 - 2 Mar 2011 20:19
Nice friendly couple who run the place...very dog friendly...good place to stop off after a country walk, beer reasonably well kept.
The food though is terrible and is losing them custom. This part of the world has many good pubs now serving decent food.
Pity !
qualityhound - 9 Jul 2010 11:34
A nice little treat of a pub, which is only really accesible by car or by a little stroll I gather from reports below.
It was fairly quiet, but it works very well in being so. There is a nice bench outside, and sitting in that in the summer rays makes you have one of those moments when you can smile and really mean it.
Bar staff chirpy, would return
the_original_rawnsleys - 18 Mar 2010 12:02
Four years since I made last comments on this pub. Went back after long gap and found improvement to the menu, albeit a little pricey. Beer still good, at least the Westerham BB was. More people in now so the guvnor must be doing somesthing right.
Colourshifter - 15 Mar 2010 19:03
I like the Four Elms Inn. A proper hostelry serving good beer. Service was decent and pub-like. Minimal emotion but maximum efficiency. Nice one maestro.

You can sit outside and watch what I assume must be Gatwick air traffic. Have a beer on the bench outside and be grateful you're not being forced to have flat carlsberg from a tiny can on a budget flight.

Harveys was well kept. Nice to see some Westerham ales on tap aswell.
terenced - 27 May 2009 13:48
We stopped at the Four Elms for lunch during a walk, having rung ahead to check a table would be available. The lady on the phone was bright and cheerful but I was hard put to identify her at first, since there was a dirth of such bonne amie coiming across the bar! The decor has seen better days and a little more imagination coupled with a cash injection would see a very good hostelry take shape. The food was adequate, but a little disappointing - first time I've had a ploughman's served with a (disposable plastic) pot of spread rather than butter. Still, the beer was nice, London Pride & Abbott being nicely served and voluntarily topped up! And the landlord largely redeemed himself in our eyes by entering into a good natured conversation about our walk as we were leaving.
Beamish - 24 Apr 2006 14:32
Quiet pub with car park. Good beers, including local-Westerham,Larkins. 1664 and Stella for the lagers. Reasonable, varied menu at good prices. Deserves greater patronage.
Colourshifter - 25 Mar 2006 16:37

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