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Now called the Brook after the Beverley Brook, a minor London river which flows under the centre of Worcester Park nearby. The pub has been refurbished as a pub-restaurant, comfortable enough but largely set up for eating. Cask beer was Adnams Ghost Ship (pleasant) and the ubiquitous Doom Bar.
rainlight - 9 Oct 2015 07:37
Now called THE BROOK.Had a very good meal in here with the wife.Good service,fresh and clean place.Welcome addition to the Worcester park area.
talesofthebar - 16 Nov 2013 12:41
This establishment adopts a headwear and football shirt Apartheid regime.
pxh - 3 Jan 2013 22:35
The Midas Touch is worth a visit, and the new owners need some credit here. They've refurb'd a pub that had gone to pot. But it's clear they're headed in the right direction. The decor is the 'modern pub look' you find all over SW London (big sofas/non-matching lampshades). The staff were friendly and knew what they were doing. Beers were not expensive. Food was actually very good and cheaper than similar places in New Malden/Kingston... And no I'm not the owner! Or their mate. But I do have friends in the trade who've tried turning other pubs around and I know how tough it is to get known for yourself not the last lot.
bejam - 21 Nov 2010 12:12
The Midas Touch, pretty much sums up what this pub is and always will be... 'Touched'. The funny thing is once the T fell off and u had the midas ouch hahaha which is exactly how most people feel if ya not a regular. I don't care what they say, this will always be the vile scum of this earth, please locals all go visit one night so we can burn this place down with u in it. Amen.
Timeisthetime - 14 Oct 2010 14:10
I have been here a few times now and although it's finding it's feet it really is a very nice pub. The food is really good and good value for money. The staff are very polite and welcoming. A far cry from a few years ago when it was yobbos paradise.
I also like the idea of supporting local pubs as they are all in danger. The drill is closed again, the North end is a really cheap and cheerful happening. The Midas Touch, better by far
Barbarak - 7 Apr 2010 09:46
I almost came in here, but couldn't get much beyond the kitsch furniture. There is a large, but seemingly random selection, from modern budget sofas to facsimilie medieval thrones, so it looks rather like a theatre's store room.

Noticing the prams and push chairs beyond and being rapidly deafened by the wailing of their occupants, we admitted defeat and withdrew.

From my observations, I can best describe it as a fast food outlet, with seating, where you can also buy alcohol.
Alex_Bradford - 4 Jul 2009 16:18


Reopened early April after a refurbishment and new owners. Visited on Saturday for a quiet late afternoon drink to see the improvements.

Plus points: Lots of large leather sofas and chairs and a relaxed informal environment. Decor modern and calming.

Bad points: An unusually large gathering of young families and pushchairs for a licensed establishment (seriously, its a pub not a creche), and not a huge range of beer/lager.

Nothing really wrong about this place but needs to settle in. 101% improvement on old Huntsmans.

Will return as best place on high street, but will not go back on a weekend afternoon.

AlehouseArry - 6 Apr 2009 11:51

After a succession of unpleasant occurrences, this pub has closed and is apparently being redeveloped into something more trendy. It is a sorry situation, given that this was Worcester Parkís oldest inn, from a time when huntsmen did indeed frequent, after retiring from Henry VIIIís nearby hunting park.
Alex_Bradford - 1 Mar 2009 06:04
ireyn must work there, as this place is hell. If I were to go to hell, I would probably be less afraid than in here. It should be closed down for good, just like the queen vic was. I guess ireyn like that place also....
Timeisthetime - 11 Aug 2008 11:28
Well, i went into this pub on Sunday 03/08/2008 and it was really nice. Very friendly staff, nice looking ladies, a mix of clientelle and all very very friendly. Played pool, spoke to the locals, the landlord has increased the age to over 21 and the new landlord stands for no funny business. Depsite all previous posts it was a lovely friendly night with no sign at all of trouble, not even a hint of it, and the locals in there advised that they were sick of the trouble, but the 21 age seems to have quashed the problem..and the pubs been treated to a lick of paint too. A great night.
ireyn - 5 Aug 2008 17:03
Bl**dy hell...........what a hole. Don't go
cask_king - 20 May 2008 23:00
Poppped in briefly recently to see the improvements, it has had lick of paint and does not seem as bad as the last time we were there. Mind you anything would be an improvement on drug taking at the bar!

It wasn't too bad and was reminiscent of the period about five years ago when it was quite a nice pub. We shall have to wait and see......
chris180cc - 8 Mar 2008 21:14
popped in here the other night, as the train had broken down.

the young lads in there were very helpful in getting us a cab back home.

staff behind the bar are very good looking. judging by the previous comments, much has improved.
anonymous - 1 Nov 2007 14:35
Edgey, dodgy, chavscum pub. Great place for to take your 14 children to watch numbskull chavs rearranging each others faces. Saturday night's alright for fighting. As are all other nights, apparently.
thebunster - 25 Feb 2007 19:07
I agree too. An edgy atmosphere, edgy clientele and if you stand at the wrong bit of the bar the staff pretend you're not there because they've got to leg it over from the only pump they're allowed to use. I don't go there any more, quite simply.
arkaye - 7 Nov 2006 11:39
I can only confirm what others have already said. This pub should be blown to smithereens, preferably on a friday night when it is full of the regular scum that use it. The only good thing about it is that it keeps the dross that use it from going elsewhere.
TA010929 - 18 Jul 2006 11:07
I wouldn't go here if you paid me, most of the customers are vile people who can't handle their drink (especially the 30yr old, gut as big as his bird, fellow that started for no reason the other night with the classic chav line 'why is he looking at me like that', total arse!) and it really is very embarassing! and as this pub is responsible for giving them too much drink i would rate it very poorly. Get rid of it!!!
dow_nthepub - 13 Jul 2006 19:28
popped into this pub for the first time recently unfortunately Chelsea were on the box, hence Burberry boys in full chav regalia.
anonymous - 24 Mar 2006 23:09
Best avoided by the random tourist as this is a "local" pub with a vengence! Nothing will be missed, however, as the beer, or what passes for, caters only for hard of tasting.
Colourshifter - 6 Feb 2006 21:55
I used to work at this pub but now I am afraid to go in due to the unsavoury characters that frequent it. They have been closed at the weekends which means their punters have been reducing the quality of the other much nicer drinking places.
Purplemonkey - 16 Aug 2005 14:02
A sess pool where the regulars all where hooded tops and are all very confused about where they come from as even though they are white they all appear to have fake Jamiacan accents . Beer is awful , but if your seventeen and call all the bar staff Bro and Coz you wouldn't know the difference.
anonymous - 27 Jun 2005 21:31
An absolute dive that has gone down hill rapidly. The pub is dirty and has a terrible atmosphere, you feel like you have to watch your back all night.
Justin - 21 Nov 2003 00:46
Nice pub with lovely staff! Talk to Lucy behind the bar you can't go wrong. Excellent service and friendly polite, need a few more like her!!
anonymous - 29 Sep 2003 14:02
I love this pub its the best one to go in. My boyfriend lives in worchester park and we both say its the best one to go in by far. Everybody in there including the people that go drinking in there are well friendley.I`ll be going bak there xxx
Claire - 12 May 2003 08:58
I (mis)spent nineteen years of my life in Worcester Park, but never really came to enjoy the local pubs. It's just as well, because in the 80s-90s they were all truly abysmal. I went into this Ind Coope pub, as it was then, only once before vowing never to return. It was terrible, stinking of depression, worthlessness, dank from the piss of incontinent local filth. How times have changed, thank God for chain pubs! Expect a homogenous Mr. Q's experience, a young croud, bright lighting, good food and comfy seating. Rejoice! It's not as bad as it used to be...
Loz - [email protected] - 30 Oct 2002 00:41

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