Lullingstone Castle, BR8 8BE
- 01322 662027
- 2 Swanley High Street, BR8 8BE
Greene King pub in Swanley, part of their Meet & Eat chain. It is in fact the only pub in Swanley, unless you count the outlying areas such as Swanley Village.
From the outside this has something of the look of an estate pub, though it's rather smarter inside. The decor is a somewhat incoherent mix of patterns and styles, and feels very much "identikit chain pub", though all looks clean and well cared for. There's a pool table, a dart board, and a part-covered patio garden out the back.
Kake and Pippa visited on a Tuesday afternoon in August 2016. There were quite a few people in when we arrived around 4:15pm. No music was playing, but sports commentary was playing on the flatscreens with the sound on.
The handpumps on the bar were badged for Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale. A pint of lime and soda was £1, and a pint of Strongbow was £3.80.
Food is served from a chain-wide menu.
They have free WiFi via The Cloud, which requires (free) registration but doesn't seem to mind the use of throwaway email addresses.
Accessibility: Two fairly widely separated steps and then a narrow, tight turn to get in. Some of the seating is on a dais, but there's plenty on the level. No steps to toilets.