Five Bells, BR6 7RE

Pub in Chelsfield.

The pub is in two separate areas which are not connected internally for customers. Food is served in the salon bar.

Lunches are served all week noon-3pm. There are two sittings for sunday lunch at 1pm and 3:15pm. The evening restaurant is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30pm-9:15pm. The evening menu changes weekly. They also do takeaway fish and chips.

bob visited on a Saturday lunchtime in November 2008 and had roasted pheasant with braised cabbage and fondant potato (£9.50) photo. This was fine. In my opinion it was a touch overcooked but not in a bad way. I suspect the chef was playing safe. For dessert I had toffee and honeycomb pie (£3.95) photo. This was fine, though certainly full of sugar; the "pastry" had cocoa powder in it.

The beer was very good. I had a half of Cottage Brewery Full Steam Ahead (£1.50) and a half of Harvey's Sussex Best (£1.50). The other beers available were Courage Best, Doom Bar and Cornish Knocker.

Accessibility: Both entrances have several steps. The public bar is level. The salon bar is on two levels joined by a sharpish ramp. No steps to the gents in the salon bar.

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Last visited by bob, November 2008. Food times taken from that visit. Opening hours taken from the 2009 Good Beer Guide.
OS X co-ord: 548244 OS Y co-ord: 164180 (Latitude: 51.357357 Longitude: 0.127734)
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