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The Fatling and Firkin, Hornchurch - pub details

Fatling and Firkin

Address: 109 High St, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1TX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28915) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Hornchurch (0.7 miles), Upminster Bridge (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Emerson Park (0.6 miles), Upminster (1.5 miles), Gidea Park (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.8/10 (rated by 22 users)
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£2.50 for a pint of real ale on the production of a CAMRA membership card and every sixth pint free if you get a pub card stamped. Beer is very good, but bar staff have to ask their supervisor on how to work the till for the discount.
BusterGut - 28 Aug 2014 18:44
We went in here just before Christmas on a saturday afternoon. It was always a bit 'tacky' and threatening before but has now been refurbished and looks pleasant, done out in the popular dark wooden floors and fittings style. There was a nice selection of ales on and we watched the footie. On weekend nights, when the cokeheads get in, the atmosphere may be different, but it was gentile enough when we were in there.
HornchurchJohn - 3 Jan 2014 09:50
My bother and I plus a friend regularly have a sandwich and coffee for £2.50 Normally the food and service is good, but on the last visit the coffee arrived promptly but the sandwiches came up, one at a time, after a 25 minute wait!
Not only that but the bacon and sausage was overcooked,and one sandwich came on white bread instead of brown.
No apologies were forthcoming for the delay and it wasn't as if the pub was very busy.
We will be taking our patronage in future to the Sutton in Hornchurch which provides a similar package
quetzal - 28 Jun 2013 09:59
This is a pub that seems to do a little of everything, and does each thing very well. Monday to Saturday, fantastic food, high quality and if you read the promotions on the tables you can pick out the offers and two can eat and drink for under a tenner. The coffee seems to be better (and alot more affordable) than Costa, who seem to be trying to buy up Hornchurch and Upminster.

On the sport side of things the pub seems to be able to oblige with showing everything at once! I can have the footy on one screen, the rugby on another and sky sports on yet another TV screen all within eye shot. I tell you I would rather prop up the bar and tip the staff than pay for the extra sky packages at home.

Speaking of which the staff, for the most part are brilliant. They spend half their time tripping over each other in a good humored way to serve, help and be friendly as possible. The other half the time there a little more professional, and possibly understaffed. When its busy I have never seen a staff member not doing at least two things at the same time and still giving great service. When I said 'for the most part' I would like to clarify, I have seen these staff deal with some very nasty characters and they are well in their rights to occasionally be grumpy. Such grumpiness has never been aimed at myself as a customer, but the staff certainly have my sympathy.

However the whole atmosphere changed on the weekend evenings when a variety of live music is fired at you at around a thousand decibels. I must say the pick of bands and acts has more variety nowadays and each artist is very accomplished. But nonetheless loud, and the pub is filled with merry makers and also some less reputable characters at these times.

The outside areas have certainly been looked after and there is a welcoming environment open to the high street complete with giant parasols, heaters and an outside TV!

Its not all sunshine for the Fatling and Firkin though. These toilets are possibly the worst I have ever had the misfortune to use. There were rumours of new toilets for a while, but they seemed to have scarpered and whoever stopped this from happening should possibly be shot.

Quite the ramble from me, but I hope its helpful.

Asamai - 29 Jan 2013 00:08
Final Straw.
Easter weekend was Packed with Coke Heads.
I've never seen more blokes queing for the gent cubicals tonignt, than dysntery weekend in the jungle. On a very p!ssed off exit, I happend to bump into the land lady, who, expressing some discomfort, responded with an "I couldn't gice a shit" attitude. Getting the Plod, involved isn't going to help her retirement fund is it? So lets see.

Giving my trade else where. An Ex Local.

Tackleberry - 8 Apr 2012 19:26

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