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Horse and Groom, Sidcup

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Have Harvester NOT sacked the manager of this place - DISGUSTING - Asking a solider to leave for wearing his uniform - ON REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY!!!! Because it's "Against the law" What balls - and they could not even say which law...SHAME ON YOU HARVESTER - GET THIS IDIOT OUT OF THEIR JOB!
coasterbloke - 14 Nov 2012 10:01
Restaurant = food; Bar = drink. I expect people expect a comment on one or the other.
pub_aficianado - 26 Apr 2012 18:22
Pub Aficianado (sic), it's a restaurant chain with a bar. What do people expect?
hillsiola - 18 Feb 2012 08:32
Quite a rarity, hillsiola, to add a review that mentions neither the beer nor the food. Do you totally abstain whilst gambling? Participants on a site like this would surely appreciate some comments relevant to the declared subject.
pub_aficianado - 14 Nov 2011 15:33
A last resort if ever there was one. Bland doesn't do the place justice, it serves a purpose and that's it. Infact, you always feel slightly ashamed walking in this place, surely you could be doing better things with your time. Good quizzie though, has Bullseye: Football, which is usually good for a payout. You can only ever win £1 on the main game, which is annoying. But that's another story for another day.
hillsiola - 10 Sep 2011 02:02
FOOD NOT BAD BUT EXPECTED MORE,MEAT NICE, SIDES BORING, PORTIONS A BIT SMALL EVEN FOR ME(YOUNG WOMAN)SO I NEEDED A DESSERT AFTER MY DINNER.POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, MIDDLE AGED WAITRESSES WITH NO SMILE ON THEIR FACES,THEIR STAFF BORED OR OVERWORKED..?WAITING A BIT LONG FOR A MAIN COURSE.TOILETS NEED REFUBRISHMENT, AND CLEANING TOO.CARPETS VERY DIRTY.IT WAS OK, BUT NOTHING EXCITING ABOUT IT, NOT PLANNING TO GO THERE AGAIN
Ranita - 23 Jul 2011 18:17
The Horse and Groom frustratingly is the nearest pub with a beer garden to my home. It is also near to other family members and would make an ideal local -IF IT WASN'T SUCH A DISAPPOINTING PUB! True - you can't expect too much from a chain pub/restaurant like this but this particular pub is badly managed. Not eaten in there since we were initally sat at a table which had a stench of drains in the air. When we asked to be moved they acknowledged they knew of the stench - why put us there then? Why not sort the problem out? The food was OK apart from a thick black hair that was encrdued into some cheese. When we complained the plate was scrutinised to see if we had deliberately put in in the dinner to get money off! They admitted it was there fault and refunded that dish. Have drunk there on a couple of occasions since - bar staff normally miserable, toilets in bad order, beer garden left with dirty glasses andrubbish and broken fence separating the garden from the car park.
GPopJohn - 28 Jun 2010 17:21
Half empty restaurant and yet told that we would have a 35 minute wait. Waited the time and none of the empty tables filled up so not sure whether they were purposefully trying to set the mood.

Food was lack lustre and even though you don't expect gastronomic from a Harvester it was poor even by Harvester standards.

The only saving grace was the waitress we had who was friendly and outgoing and made the meal bareable. Unlike the guy on front of house who was rude and surly and did little to make you want to stay.
lml74 - 17 Jan 2010 21:20
had a meal in here just before Christmas, very busy, and just about what you'd expect from a Harvester 6/10
vinnnie - 7 Jan 2009 13:35
the pub side isn't to bad, allways very busy
vinnnie - 3 Dec 2008 09:55
shocking
anonymous - 27 Oct 2008 20:33
Very disappointing. Starter never arrived. Mains took 50 mins and came out luke-warm. Lamb shank was still frozen in parts. Aubergine in sweet potato curry was old and rubbery. Front-of-house staff were helpful - the problem seems to lie with the kitchen...
seasider - 12 Oct 2008 22:46
it's a harvester,so people shouldn't be to suprised to find conveyor belt food,plastic decor,pasturised beer and no soul
vinnnie - 12 Jun 2008 13:02
Seriously, don't bother - over priced slop fare. We felt ripped off. Could have done a better job cooking up the remnants of my fridge and freezer. Overpriced processed food and limited drink varieties are now the order of the day at the H&G. Shared platter for two far too small with uneven distribution of fired up foodstuffs and one corn on the cob between two - shocking. Can't believe how busy the place is, clearly the residents of Sidcup are not that fussy or have had their taste buds surgically removed.
cagedlion1 - 31 Mar 2008 21:01
Went there Saturday, early evening, and every table in the pub was occupied by people eating meals, this is not a pub any more, its a restaurant. Did not stay, went elsewhere. I do not think the management want it to be a pub any more, fine if you are hungry and not thirsty.
middenmaker - 29 Nov 2007 17:26
went to investigate the state of play last night,and as you would expect from a havester no real ales on the hand pumps which have been stripped from the bar any way,thay did have speckled hen on the normal beer pumps,the restuarant vibe hadn't really changed but it's now a no smoking which was nice for a recent quitter, have contacted cask marque,but I still quite like this place
vinnnie - 23 Feb 2007 12:10
it has reopened as a Harvester, I see it still displaying the cask marque,I'll have to have a look see next time I'm down there
vinnnie - 21 Feb 2007 16:02
havn't been in here for a while, was told it was reopening as a harvester
vinnnie - 8 Feb 2007 16:57
not a bad pint of london pride,i could think of worse places to have a pint
vinnnie - 5 Jan 2007 14:03
This isn't a pub. It's a restaurant, if you can call one step up from McDonald's that, with a bar in it. Said bar has no decent ales and the usual boring lagers. You'll have more fun if you go home via the offy and put a ready meal in the microwave - both the drink and food will be better and the atmosphere more lively.
Get_me_some_Old_Tom - 26 Jul 2006 14:27
good for a sunday evening drink. A meal here isn't bad either.
kriekboozer - 18 Aug 2005 18:05
I really honestly don’t like trashing a place but…….

Were it not for the gormless kids running (or should I say ruining) this place and the second, nay, third rate food, this place wouldn't be so bad.

I know most people who are young and work behind a bar don't do it as a career or anything but take SOME pride in what you do! (i.e. the dopey git with the dribbley mouth who spends more time chatting to punters and generally talking garbage, than serving)

Food ranges from average to utter slop.

Good quiz machine though.

fat_tone - 8 Apr 2005 14:47
Used to be a bit more friendly-looking, now it's just another white-walled, brightly-lit modern pub. Terrible.
Paulie - 8 Feb 2005 14:48
It was good when it was a Beefeater, but tends to get too crowded now at weekends.
Juliet - 13 Jan 2004 23:41
It was a Beefeater but they have sold their restaurants to another chain. Beer's not bad and a beer garden at the front to make all the passing motorists jealous! Somebody has removed some of the letters from the small sign at the front of the pub - "Ho and room" - Genius.
homer - 12 Jan 2004 12:57
Think it's a beefeater or something like that, it's a bit pricey but looks quite nice.
Aaron - 9 Jan 2004 01:22

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