Old Jail, TN16 3AX
- 01959 572979
- Jail Lane, TN16 3AX
- 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Pub in Biggin Hill.
It has three areas inside and a large beer garden (including a climbing frame for small children).
Serves Harveys Best, Spitfire and Deuchars. Blackthorn Cider on tap in July 2009.
The ceilings are quite low: at 6'2", I wasn't bumping my head, but I had to duck when I went through doorways. The lights are quite low inside, so whenever I went indoors (from daylight) I had to wait a few seconds for my eyes to adjust before I could see anything.
There are no steps between the beer garden and the front door, and the corridor leading to bar/toilets is on a slope. I assume that it's wheelchair accessible, but I'm not sure about the width, especially with the "airlock" system of two doors between the corridor and the men's toilet. The bar is at the same level as the corridor, but then you have to go down a step to get to the seating area.
There's no cycle parking as such, but they're quite happy for people to leave bikes all over the garden (or at least they were when a large group of cyclists turned up for a pre-arranged event). The pub seems like a popular stop for ramblers, so I think they're used to rucksacks etc.