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This was the better of Bromley Common's two pubs. It is the only pub in the area stocking real ale. Although, it is still a Young's pub. In addition to the Bitter & Special, there was St Austell Tribute & Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter. There were a few in on my Saturday lunchtime visit, with a few individuals and a couple of groups. Some were sat outside at the front in the sunshine. World Cup rugby was on the TV. Seemed friendly enough and the interior is quite cosy.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Sep 2019 12:49
I have been to this pub about ten times this year being local to me.Always found a friendly welcome and no wait to be served.Lunchtime.Food (cold snacks) are served.
Four Young's beers on the pumps on my last visit 29 12 11.Young's,Young's Special,Young's Winter Warmer and Ellen's Ale,to be replaced by tribute when the barrel runs out so I am told.
A visit is strongly recommended if you like a small friendly pub in a quiet location.
pheast - 29 Dec 2011 14:12
The Two Doves is a very nice little village pub even though itís on a busy road. There is a selection of good ales and home made snack sandwiches on the bar, sold for under 2 pounds. The beers on tap are competitively priced even for a small free house. Unfortunately thereís no parking apart from on the road outside however the amazingly well kept garden at the rear makes up for any short comings, of which there are very few.
There's a great atmosphere in the pub and land lady is always in the bar talking to localís. We sat in the garden and it was as if you were sitting in someoneís back garden at home. It is very well kept and always clean.
Overall I would recommend anyone to visit this pub.

Carling2165 - 4 Jun 2010 07:36
Only been here/ther twice. Once in the very pleasant rear conservatory which is full of ambient light, the 2nd last October in the unbelievably long rear garden which as a previouys report says is very well tended. Supping the very well tended Sharps Cornish Coaster (9/10) under the gazebo on a really hot (for time of year) lazy Sunday afternoon was so good! I just cant understand why the bar lady (mousy blonde one) was so unfriendly and inhospitable!!! As per that pubspy bloke in the news shopper papar, this place is reknown for mistrusting (and utterly miserable) locals. That bar woman was horrible! Otherwise well worth a visit - only just off the main road. (Stick the Youngs crap).
operationmindcrime - 16 Feb 2009 08:39
Yes, it is a superb pub. It also has a very attractive beer garden at the back, an actual (and well tended) garden, not just a bit of space with some tables and chairs.
BSerious - 31 Jan 2009 11:01
This has got to be the best traditional pub for miles. Friendly staff, simple food and really well-kept ale. I like Youngs beer , but the St Austell Tribute is so wonderful here that I have never had anything else in the last two years! There is always a crowd of good-natured regulars, and the garden is a big draw in the summer. The perfect pub?
busterboy - 28 Oct 2008 23:21
A MUST if you are in the area. Was quite busy when I called in last Saturday. The Lady who served me apologised for keeping me waiting!!! Nice pint of Tribute if you are not a Young's fan.
bjbrummiejohn - 8 Apr 2008 12:50
Excellent pub approximately 10 minutes from the centre of Bromley (320 bus stops more or less outside), with a very friendly, safe atmosphere. Indeed it is the sole Young's pub in the area, though irrespective of whether one is fan of their ales, they've always seemed to have an excellent St. Austell Tribute on each occasion I've popped in. Would second the comment about the beer garden, which is possibly the nicest in the area.
Dartitis - 27 Feb 2008 14:32
This is an absolutely excellent pub. Anywhere with a sign on the door banning vests gets off to a good start with me, and this place doesn't let you down. A warm, quiet, friendly atmosphere, Young's in absolutely first-rate order, and delicious, fresh rolls under a plastic cover on the bar counter (or made to order). This is how things used to be, and how things ought to be.
earlydrinker - 21 Dec 2006 11:55
Yes, it is Bromleys only Youngs pub
JohnBonser - 13 Feb 2006 13:23
Must be Bromley's only Young's pub and a very nice one it is too. It's open all day on Sunday's now by the way.
MissLilac - 13 Feb 2006 13:13
Very friendly pub attracting a significantly older crowd than usual in Bromley. Good selection of normal drinks, family run type atmosphere and a lovely little garden.
juliatheakston - 31 Jul 2005 17:12
Young's pub. Young's inflated prices. 2 standard ales. Don't agree with being shut for half the day on Sunday. CAMRA SE London pub of the year? They should really check out the backstreets of Bromley North.
young_camra_collectiv - 2 May 2005 11:28
camra se london pub of the year, 2000 .

old-school pub with old-school opening hours .

12-3 & 5.30-11

sun 12-3 & 7-10.30 . correct: 20th may, 2004 .
dan - 20 May 2004 12:24

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