Village Inn, DA17 5LD
- 01322 433 233
- 104 Nuxley Road, DA17 5LD
- noon-11pm (possibly later on weekends)
Pub in Upper Belvedere.
Entry is into a low-ceilinged space broken up by a couple of pillars just in front of the wooden-gantried bar. Worn bare boards are underfoot. Art deco light fittings add a touch of style, and the pale wood half-panelling on the walls is clearly intended to do the same.
Varnished wooden tables are arranged around the walls, flanked by somewhat battered-looking red and black pleather half-round chairs. Tall stools line the bar and cluster next to even-taller tables set next to the pillars. Beyond the bar, past a couple of fruit machines and a neon Bud Light sign, a pool table and dart board stand in their own space. There's a part-covered patio beer garden out the back.
Kake visited on a Thursday afternoon in March 2018. There was just one other customer when I arrived a little after 2pm. No music was playing, but the flatscreen was showing Sky Sports with the sound on.
They don't do real ale, but there were keg taps for Birra Moretti, John Smith Extra Smooth, Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay, and other things. A half of lime and soda was 50p.
Accessibility: Step-free to get in at the corner entrance. No steps to the toilets, including an accessible one.