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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Love this place - the boss, Michael is always really friendly and happy. It's a genuine pub which also serves great food. Whenever I'm in the area I always pop by. See you soon!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Comfortable pub with a pleasant ambience and welcoming, helpful staff. The steak and ale pie with accompanying vegetables was excellent and there were three well kept real ales on tap. Worth travelling to, recommended.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

A great place. We had the best pie we're ever had ! Was delicious - packed full of steak and the pastry was perfect. The pub is cute, spacious tables and a nice vibe.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Place was quiet as it was a Monday. My brother’s pie and mash was cold but my and my husbands’s food was good.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023 via mobile

We finally grabbed a table on a busy Friday night at 7, not reserved sign on table. After getting drinks we were told that we have to leave because the table was "reserved" there was sign of that so we had to leave and waste...our money or stand. Very unhappy, do not visit unless you have a reservationMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

A local of ours as it seems to bring a lot of other Irish people too. A little disappointed in the staff’s slow reactions today. When I was finishing my glass of red wine I found a large broken glass at the bottom of it....Thankfully it was big enough for me to not swallow it but still went in my mouth. The staff were apologetic but nothing more and did not react when we left despite possibly swallowing parts of it and causing possible damage. More than disappointed that there was no means to make up for this situation.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Wow -amazing! Had a big birthday last week and a party planned in London for 8th of October. Because of the train strike I had to find another venue quickly! With bookings already in the diary, the Chancery were still able to accommodate. This is...my fav pub in Beckenham. The 5 mins walk from the high street is well worth it - not a bug fan of many other beckenham pubs. Different vibe! I had 50 guests and had the best night!! The band were fantastic, venue - lovely, beer delicious, atmosphere- welcoming. Most importantly staff were accommodating and service excellent. Thank you Chancery! Honestly, I cannot recommend this pub highly enough. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

Was a little worried about the negative reviews but we had a great Sunday lunch for 3. Roast beef and chicken delish and big portions; Eton mess was delightful; service was impeccable. All in all a wonderful experience!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

We tried to have lunch here today and before ordering drinks checked that they were still taking orders for lunch. They said that yes they served food all day so we ordered a dink, found a table and went back to make our food order...only to be told they weren't taking any more orders for 25- 30 minutes. We cut our losses and went elsewhere. Entirely unprofessional establishment. Can't rate the food as we weren't given the option to order.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Made two visits to the pub and was disappointed in the food both times. Ordered a lamb roast dinner and a garlic prawn starter. The prawn starter had no taste to it at all and was served with a messy salad swimming in some kind...of water that had soaked in the bread. I mentioned this to a member of staff and was told that it’s one of the most popular dishes. It looked amazing but I really can’t see anyone re-ordering it. I absolutely love garlic prawns and this was not enjoyable. I tried and left the rest. The lamb roast dinner was okay but needs a bit of colour on the plane as in greens. It was mediocre but would not order again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

After reading a few recent negative reviews we thought we would give it a try anyway. We went there with a party of 4 for Sunday lunch last week and we weren't disappointed! The staff greeted us with a big smile and took us to...the table. Starters were huge and tasty, especially the calamari - not oily at all. We had roast beef, chicken, lamb and fish& fish - not a thing that we didn't like. They were all yummy and well cooked. We were happy 😊More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

Went for birthday lunch 6 adults 2 children. Waited an hour for water to turn up that we ordered withe the drinks. Starters did not all arrive at same time and 1 was missing had to go ask 20 minutes after the other starters arrived....After another 20 minutes still not arrived. Went and cancelled it. Other starter's one was cold, sent back and another was burnt. Took 2 hrs from sitting down to food arriving. Mains arrived eventually, but not all at same time. One was pie mash veg and gravey, all cold, sent back. When it come back pie and mash was hot but veg stone cold and soggy, gravey stone cold. Took it back and said it is still cold and I would like my order to be right. I was told that there was no need to take that attitude! Items missing off of other plates. Asked for bill the missing starter and pie and mash had been taken off. No apologies. One of us took bill and pointed out all the issues and 50% was taken off the bill. There were other issues with the service. One adult got terrible tummy upset 2 hours after meal. Never going again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

Went for a family birthday celebration and the birthday person didn't even get to eat!! Fiod took forever and order was wrong, cold or burnt!!! Very rude staff no apology for the appalling service and food. Do not recommend!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

The starters were fine. However, the steak was really poor. No seasoning (as per the chips/fries) and overcooked. The "peppercorn sauce" was just like water - terrible. For a birthday outing it was so disappointing.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

What a little gem this place is, about 7 min walk from Beckenham town centre. Went today for the first time, had Sunday lunch. One of the best roasts I’ve had out, everything was cooked perfectly, full of flavour and managed to do what many...places can’t do, decent roast potatoes! Couldn’t fault the service too, the staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Very good value for money and a nice ambience, perfect antidote for a cold winters Sunday afternoon. I will definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Response from EuroHampshire | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant is definitely downstairs, but didn't use the facilities while we were there but the place seemed fully accessible.
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No. But I think if you book and have a chat with the manager it will be fine. There are 3 bits to it upstairs does have a function room. Main diner with tables that can be added and a second bar. The staff are very... More
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you can have both a meal and a drink but you will need to book.
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The Chancery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5