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Royston Arms, Chingford

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user reviews of the Royston Arms, Chingford

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Closed for about a year now, currently looks as though it's being used by squatters as a junk shop. Can't see it ever reopening, but no great loss.
Anteros - 28 Apr 2015 20:49
really cheap drink, great entertainment with jodie ston. what more could you ask for!!
drumandmonkeyfan - 6 Dec 2010 13:14
going there on friday to see the best karaoke host ever jodie stone
drumandmonkeyfan - 17 Nov 2010 10:02
I have spent many weekends drinking in the royston, i can't trhink of a better pub in the area! good beer, staff, food and a very good service! Especially when Fran is working behind the bar!

twitchyricky - 8 Feb 2009 09:29
Karaoke come soon

pete123 - 14 Jan 2009 09:04
Best Bar staff this in this part of the world. Friendly, outgoing and always smiling. Also helps that there all Hotties!! Fittest Bar Staff in Chingford!!
anonymous - 9 Mar 2006 14:16
I'd rather stick rusty drawing pins in my eyes than drink here. Having said that, I've not been in for some time. During my last visit, my mate accidentally tripped the Elvis impersonator over - Poor fella almost had a very nasty accident with his mic. Sadly, he was still able to sing.....
Lord_bangstick - 28 Dec 2005 16:41
This is a great pub!! I'm down there all the time with friends, its great in the week when you just want a quiet drink and then the weekend starts on Thursday when its karaoke. Then Friday night it becomes a great place to go to, as someone said earlier, before popping off the Charlie Chans. Sunday night the whole pub comes alive for the quiz.

Overall, I would recommend this pub to anyone who wants to have a great time and not have to spend a lot of money.
Laurag - 23 Dec 2005 15:51
great pub. never had more fun
anonymous - 22 Mar 2005 12:51
This place has gone well and truly downhill over the last 3 years.

All the previous charm from before (not to mention all the pool tables and people) has gone and been replaced with yet another characterless Arena.

On a Thursday night (karaoke night) it is taken over by over-zealous staff who think they can sing. In the daytime the jukebox is taken over by the staff playing r n b music, and Friday and Saturday night is full of children before they all pop off to Charlie Chans.

The manager gives the most unwelcoming vibe, the staff are more interested in chatting than serving, and there is a distinct lack of locals in there.

If you think I am an old fart, I am 22.

If you want to see where the schoolkids go at night, come to the Royston!
MsWiley - 4 Mar 2005 15:44
As a pub this could be one of the best in Chingford but unfortunately the Pub Manager gives off a very hostile vibe.

Many of the locals have abanoned this pub and been replaced by kids who give the impression of a school disco on a Friday & Saturday night.

The new manager needs to look after her older clientel (20+) the ones the actually put money into the tills and get a personality transplant.

Excellent prospects!!!
dyer2003 - 27 Jan 2005 17:20
that should be Q-pid stunt!!!!
sarah - 22 Apr 2004 15:36
Nice friendly pub with excellent entertainment. Especially on a Saturday when they have live bands like the Cupid Stunts!
Sarah - 22 Apr 2004 15:34
A great lively pub, good dj on friday nights, efficient staff! got the lot!

joanna - 19 Mar 2004 18:21
Nice friendly family pub,now part of the Arena chain,friendly staff and regulars make this pub well worth a visit.
Patrick Anthony Banks. - 9 Nov 2003 00:04
went for the first time in years last sat, had good nite pub has realy changed. Elvis was strutting his stuff on stage, good atmos and quick service at the bar.
lorraine - 4 Nov 2003 11:46
A lively pub on a Friday, good impressionist's on a Saturday evening. Well worth a visit.
Dave - 8 Aug 2003 14:21

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