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Pubs in Beckenham, Greater London*

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  • Unless you search the back streets for the little out of the way places youre gonna be rubbing shoulders with 'chavs' (I hate that word), so stay off the high street if thats not your scene
  • Patrick's is one of the best pubs, though it's very loud and smoky. La Rascasse would be a top choice if it weren't for the snobby people who frequent the bar. The food is good, but expensive. The Goose is young but serves dirt cheap beer. Hogshead does half-priced drinks on Mondays, though normally has a very young crowd. Bridge Bar is full of old men trying to pick up young girls, sells overpriced drinks, charges a cover and the door staff is very unfriendly. I can't understate this as they truly are arrogant, pretentious and rude (though the bar itself is about the only place to dance in town). O'Neill's has a good selection of beers (for Beckenham). The Jolly Woodsman is fine, as is the Coach & Horses and the George. The others in town I don't go to frequent enough to pass comment.
  • the googe, very cheap and close to kebab ye
  • watch out for langtrees, if you pull you may well end up with a criminal record.... bar flux on the bridge above the station can be a bit pretentious, dress to impress
  • Box Bar can be a bit poncey at the weekend(not to mention too busy) and full of people that think they're really something ! Its better during thr day.
  • The Clockhouse (Tavern); A night in the winner of 'nam's 'Moody Boozer 2003' award is not to be missed. Arrive early for a velvet booth, but pick the one furthest from the toilets / crack den for maximum enjoyment.
  • Clockhouse pub... Clockhouse, just next to beckenham
  • The Coach and Horses and the George are the best places to avoid the young burberry and reebok crowd of Beckenham. There are no nice wine bars unfortunately
  • Hogshead - best pub in beckenham, nice relaxed poeple and can sometimes overlook the occassional "fresh faced crowd" of stunners.
  • The goose, the beer is darn cheap! It is cheap cos it is a bit old though so watch out if they use old stuff that is *too old* by accident!
  • The Rat & Parrot (High St) - Historically frequented by David Bowie, I think. O'Neill's Irish Bar (High St) William IV (Croydon Rd) Hogshead (High St) Elmer Lodge (Elmers End) Flat Foot Sams (High St)

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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