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  • The Prince Albert overlooking Plumstead Common is quite nice. The working mans club isn't bad if you go there to play snooker or to a function in the back hall, but not somewhere to go just for a drink, unless you like sitting there being stared at by all the old guys in there, wondering why YOU have come and sat in their favourite chair.
  • Don't bother going to any pub in Plumstead, full of space wasters. Better to go to Bexleyheath, Rat and Parrot usually have a young crowd.
  • the old mill - Plumstead Common
  • The winner of the worst Pub in Plumstead competition would have to be The Horse and Groom in the High Street known to locals as The House Of Doom. The place is frequented by Baseball clad morons making too many trips to the toilets in pairs, good place to practise any self defence skills you may have. It also, laughably, offers B&B, although a night in the Bates Motel might be preferable. The Volunteer in the High St, by contrast, actually prohibits the wearing of Baseball Caps. Nice, friendly place, where Chess is encouraged as opposed to Kick Boxing. A cross section of people go there along with the odd eccentric.
  • The Glenmore Arms Great pub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
  • The Old Mill Pub on Old Mill Road (overlooking Plumstead Common) is the best pub for miles around. Friendly, and well run with 5 real ales, all excellently served. Landlord is cheekily eccentric and knows the names of everyone drinking there. The 250 year old mill was converted to a pub in 1764. The present landlord took it over in 2003, and has transformed it completely. Nice beer garden in the summer. Mixed crowd there of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Avoid all the pubs in Plumstead, but if you are stuck and are looking for somewhere near the common the Woodman has just changed owner and has seen a new coat of paint. The Ship is still closed. The Who'Da Thought It is looking really shabby and seems to be empty the few times I have been unlucky enought to visit, it also features some of the most misserable bar staff I have every seen. The Mill is not too bad and seems to be fairly popular with the local Co-Op Staff.
  • Here we go The Alma - on the welling/Plumstead borders near Great Mills. Used to have bands and a pin ball machine. I've not been for a few years but remember it being a laugh. Although in the early '70's my brother was shot at in there. The Woodman - Plumstead Common - Good for a lock in - benches outside. The Who'd Thought It - Plumstead Common - Its A Local Pub For Local People - prepared to be glared at. Local boys and plastic Gangsters giving it large the Old Mill - Plumstead Common - Or the old Sh*T as it was known. the Princess Of Wales - Locals only although nice to seat on the common during the summer. the Ship - Plumstead Common - Plumstead Common/The Slade - closed down thanks to local drug dealers - Pink Floyd and The Stones played there. The Star - Plumstead Common - Quite pub, goodish music, mixed crowd don't act like a tool and they're be no problem The Prince Of Wales - Plumstead Common Ok-ish The Fox and Hounds - Plumstead Common - No Travellers The Lord Barnefield - Herbert Road - Do you Dawwggss! Phat Irish tunes on the stereo. The lord Clyde -Nightingale Vale - Don't do it-
  • The Star. No frills, old-fashioned haven with no hassle. Decent ales.
  • Bag of nails. Electric orange. Maybloom these are the most well known mostly for violence.

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Last updated: 2008-02-28

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