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New landlord Dave ....... very friendly and will be a huge asset to pub ...... made to feel very welcome and the live music was fab - 10 out of 10 for me!
kiefey - 21 Jun 2010 12:02
It doesn't look like a penny has been spent on the place since it opened.

Only ever visited in an afternoon when it's been empty.

They never seem to have the ordinary Young's Bitter on. The Special is very nice though and worth the visit.
zapsincl - 5 Feb 2010 22:29
Not a bad pub, always quite lively and has good entertainment.

Not a natural pub; lots of awkward little partitions and corners, probably because of the buildings original use which makes watching the live music and speaking to people in largish groups, particulary at the weekend, quite difficult. Beer is always of good quality and reasonably priced.

Clientele are generally ok; not seen any sign of trouble in there in the few times i've visited and doesn't particulary feel like there would be. The inside feels quite traditional but in a mocked Wetherspoons way.

Overall, nothing special. There are better and worse pubs in the area so not somewhere where you would go on a special night out or occasion and certainly nothing worth going out of your way for.

Dunmall - 2 Jan 2009 05:56
Good beer, good entertainment just a shame its got the litten tree over the road... alot better in the week than at the weekend !!!
Rjf - 20 Aug 2008 12:22
Ahh, the gorgeous Ricky!! Very fit he is too. As for the pub, pretty decent place to go for a night out- i prefer it in the afternoons when im off though, good laugh tio be had with the posties!
Bluegirl - 20 Jun 2007 13:06
this pub is ok has a lot of fit postman from the local sorting office go there especially one called ricky x x x hmmmmm
anon1983 - 7 May 2007 10:23
I spent Friday night in that damn crush place! only cos it was midnight and I think it still has the edge on 3D!
jimmy23 - 19 Mar 2007 01:01
My girlfriend has reported to me that there was a lot of commotion outside The Courthouse last night, (Feb 24th) which resulted in a chair getting smashed through one of the windows. This is most surprising as I’ve always thought here was a trouble free zone, hence the lack of bouncers etc. I can only presume that perhaps those who caused the trouble are un-desirables who usually frequent, but are now bared from nearby establishments such as The Litten Tree opposite or perhaps The Royal Bull And Victoria. I won’t be changing my rating as I feel that this is hopefully a one-off, but it is sad indication of the times nevertheless.
HTM69 - 25 Feb 2007 13:44
Jimmy - still plenty of pubs in Dartford and elsewhere awaiting my unrelenting praise or poison pen. Stay tuned. I am currently trying to pluck up courage to go into the Crush Bar. That will be fun. You must be following me about!
RogerB - 19 Dec 2006 15:18
Nice man.............. Roger B is there a pub which you haven't written a damn review about!
jimmy23 - 19 Dec 2006 15:03
Youngs pubs normally deliver two things;

God pubs & expensive beer. Or to put it another way; West End prices in the suburbs.


PigPen_in_the_Fens - 13 Sep 2006 08:51
I've popped in here a couple of times recently and have to admit that I rather like it. As others have pointed out, it's a little different to the surrounding boozers and all the better for it. I've enjoyed the live music I've witnessed and I liked the pleasant friendly atmosphere. A recommended alternative.
HTM69 - 26 May 2006 22:01
A Young’s pub house in what was (amazingly enough) an old Court House although I understand it also had a spell as a Bank. There is still a lot of character to the building and one can just imagine what sort of interesting cases were dealt with and punishments meted out within these walls over the years. Today’s Court House is a lot more welcoming. The impressive exterior gives way to a more simplistic interior with bare floors and plain furniture. A couple of separate rooms / drinking areas peel away from the main bar area, one of which is a child friendly non smoking room. Typical Young’s beers offered at the usual Town Centre prices. At least 3 TVs including 2 Plasma / LCD and a Big screen - can be popular for big football / rugby matches. Regular Quiz nights and live music also feature. I am not sure if it is still there but on the notice board is a short story featuring several Dartford pub names (and there are plenty to choose from). The Court House has generally been a moron free zone when I have been in there.
RogerB - 19 Jan 2006 13:11
Large, attractive conversion from the town courthouse. Has the anonymous modern slick of a Wetherspoon, but slightly trendier. Quite a decent pub.
SilkTork - 4 Nov 2005 13:52
You have got to be kidding...This place is a dive. Uncomfy seats, dodgy lager and barstaff that act as if they have all just been told they've got cancer. Avoid like the plague.
Hammered - 26 Dec 2004 20:50
The number one pub in dartford, great service,lovely pints,and great atmosphere.Wins it hands down 10/10.
Tony - 4 Oct 2004 14:30
Never been here, but its reputation in and around town is growing rapidly! Meant to be a fantastic pub, not alot of trouble, and no kids in here. il dertainly be paying it a visit soon.
Jimbo - 9 Jul 2004 13:25
most certainly the only decent pub in Dartford for non-wannabe Jordan/Dane Bowers types - make sure you grab a table long before a match at the weekends
Claire - 27 May 2004 17:34
One of the best pubs in Dartford. Historic old building that has kept it's character. Decent beers and varied programme of entertainment. Doesn't get too crowded or smoky. Never come across any bother despite central location in a town that has it's fair share of plankton brained kid drinkers.
RogerB - 15 Feb 2004 18:47
splendid pub, and very well kept beer. so happy the rude blonde has left. much better pub now!!
david - 30 Nov 2003 07:03
is a splendid place to drink if you like smart toilets. (and Ozzies!!!!!)
Jim - 18 Oct 2003 14:47
This is definitely the best pub in Dartford- better than the Litten Tree!
Kim - 10 Oct 2003 15:02
Once Dartford's courthouse, now a vibrant pub. Good friendly atmosphere and music. Has live music some nights during the week. Food only at lunch time. Good outdoor area for those rare sunny days. It also has a non smoking area and Outback room (with some Australian pictures on the walls). The Courthouse ends to attract patrons over 25 as all the teenage testosterone overloaded idiots go elsewhere. Has a big screen for the major sporting events but you need to get their early to get an unobstructed view.
Chris Hurst - 10 Jun 2003 09:32

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