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The Orange Tree, Wilmington - pub details

Orange Tree

Address: 6, Hawley Rd, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1NR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8153) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dartford (1 mile), Crayford (2 miles), Stone Crossing (2.5 miles)

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New landlord ...... Absolutely awful place now. Was made to feel very unwelcome and didn't want to stay.
kiefey - 21 Jun 2010 11:58
New owners. Going for the lager brigade. This pub has potential - but the business plan for this pub now has nothing to do with what the Orange Tree diserves. If you're 18 -25, like alco pops and fosters you'll love it.....
realrealaleman - 7 Jun 2010 21:31
A country style village pub that has been swallowed up into Dartfords expansion and whilst technically it is in Wilmington, it is still a viable stroll from Dartford Town Centre. The interior is fairly old fashioned, a mix old 60s standard pub dcor with some attempts to make it trendy by including the odd bit of soft furnishing. To the left of the entrance, the room is dominated by a pool table whilst the immediate bar area itself is quite small with some quite uncomfortable built in seating opposite that seriously need a spot of reupholstering. To the right of the bar is an extended area which provides a bit more space and comfort with a selection of sofas mixed in with more traditional seating. The beer range is a restrained Shepherd Neame selection, usually just Spitfire and Master Brew on pump with a permantly reversed clip that teases one to thinking that they usually have the seasonal offering. They rarely do. Beers are always decent quality and reasonably priced. There are some interesting old pictures dotted about including some old photos of the pub and a few autographed football pictures mainly relating to 66. There area couple of plasma screens and a varied programme of entertainment from live music, Sunday music quiz, mystic evenings and even pole dancing classes. There is also a pleasant garden at rear. Some of the locals can be a bit loud and lairy, symptomatic of the area and staff should perhaps make more of an effort to address the language but generally it is a decent enough place if you are in the area or passing by.
RogerB - 27 Jul 2009 19:56
A short walk beyond Dartford town centre and one finds themselves in the small village of Wilmington. One of several pubs in the area, The Orange Tree was lucky enough to be graced by my presence on a recent lazy afternoon. A roadside Shepherd Neame House, it has to be noted that building is fairly attractive from the outside and is a definite invite for further exploration. Interior wise, the pub would have probably been split in to several rooms, though today it is one large knocked through area with several nooks and crannies. As you look left, youll see a pool table and a plasma television: to your right you will see a comfy seating area by the bay window and some pegs to hang your coat and scarf perhaps a nod to the trustworthiness of the regulars? Further on beyond the bar is another area with a fireplace and one which is seemingly more geared towards the diners. Although there was sadly no seasonal offering on my visit, both the Master Brew and Spitfire (1.95 whilst stocks last) were served in excellent condition by both barmaids. The pub was pleasingly busy and was cheered by the definite buzz that the atmosphere conjured up. There was background music also and was impressed by the non-stop mix of Stones, Deep Purple and Free. In fact, here serves up its fair share of entertainment: ranging from live local bands to Poker Night. A Curry and a Pint Night is also seemingly a regular weekly fixture. All in all, I liked it here, though my partner later moaned endlessly at feeling itchy and irritable being sat in a particular spot. I shall comment no further on that one! To conclude: yes, I would visit again if passing through.
HTM69 - 27 Jan 2009 19:19
Great pub, great atmosphere, Loads going on. Something for every night! Beers always the best around, large selection of soft drinks too. Pubs really really clean. its friendly. its fun . . . what more could you ask?
Food??? Yes! and its all fresh cooked to order wow!!!
dizzybitch9 - 31 Oct 2008 17:55

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