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Reviewed 18 August 2020

Only ever been in this pub twice and it’s always been quiet but very clean. Landlady was friendly on arrival but over the hour that I was there she became rude and aggressive in manor for no reason whatsoever. Before we had time to process...what was happening I had had someone’s pint of cider thrown at me and my husband had the glass thrown at his head smashing everywhere. Even after all this I was concerned for her behaviour and tried to get her to go inside the pub away from the garden, I was punched twice in the face and had my hair pulled for my efforts. Unless you like a drink with drama, don’t bother, I’m still shocked now🙄😔More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 18 February 2020

convenient for town centre, station, busses, and. Orchard Theatre. Shepherd Neame beers, always in good condition. Note this is a pub, not a restaurant. Food only by arrangment.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Great Shepherd Neame pub selling Spitfire Ale and other Kentish beers. Right by the Orchard Theatre, so a great place for a post-show libation.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

My party of 30 visited The Stage Door before going to the theatre. A buffet had been organised for us by Paul and at a very reasonable price. To say it was fabulous was an understatement. Lots of food, lots of choice, really tasty and...laid out well. We even arrived early and had a lovely welcome . A proper pub not an over priced 'gastro pub ' or bistro.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I’ve often walked past here because I.m always unsure of new pubs. Howerver, I was pleasantly surprised. It had a quiet atmosphere mid-afternoon. The barman was pleasant enough and I had a pint of Oranjeboom. I really liked the fact that the pub had little...nooks and it was exceptionally clean. If I had had longer I would have gone and sat in the beer garden because that looked really good. I will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great old fashion family pub, just what we needed, been here twice now and loved it, great service and very good price

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The pub is old fashioned very dated. The selections of ales is limited only strong bow cider on draught extremely disappointing. Land lady was so rude spent a lot on rounds for friends only to be spoken to like a child. Brought a round at10.50,...she was happy to take our money but was being rude to us all as she walked round the pub making it apparent she was chucking us out. Shepards name is a great brand but customer service cost nothing, I will not be spending a penny there again. She made me feel small so rude. Anyone would think she doesn't need customers.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Nipped in the Last Post before a booking in a nearby restaurant. This is a traditional pub (rare these days), with a comfortable atmosphere and nice bar staff. The pub has a great selection of beers and ales and I would go back.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in a few times in a week while I was working at the theatre 'next door'. Beer is kept very well indeed, and the bar snacks are cheap. This is exactly the sort of pub musicians need near their workplace!

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in here before a visit to the theatre. Lovely old style pub in Datford. Decorated old time style. This pub is a gem. Best of all the lady behind the bar and her friend at the bar were so welcoming. Lovely pub. Nice people....Will go back.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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