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The Elm Tree

££ - £££, ,
116 Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 4DF, England
+44 20 8658 8121
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (2 reviews)
“scampi” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
116 Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 4DF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely hunters chicken and a half pounder burger for lunch. Very nicely presented and delicious too. The pub itself is much nicer during the than it is the night, and is a nice calm relaxing place to eat. I was unsure why...More

Thank Marathonman348
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've drunk in many establishments all over the world and also lived in Beckenham for over 10 years before moving away so I know all the pubs and restaurants very well, however you should avoid this place, we arrived as a family for an evening...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Friday late afternoon for some food while the sun was out. Food was good, not the best pub food i’ve ever had but certainly not bad. The pub felt very dark on such a nice day. Staff were not overly attentive

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times on a Friday and Saturday evening. Great vibe. Live music a great bonus. Food menu not extensive but very tasty and good value. Drinks reasonably priced. We had the burger and beef ribs. Was lovely. All in all a fantastic...More

1  Thank karenreds
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This place is always busy, with a good local atmosphere. It’s very sports focused with screens covering many corners of the pub. Garden is great in the summer.... but by far the best part of this pub, is the Sunday Lunches, which are excellent. Fantastic...More

1  Thank Rachel N
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Not much to add from my title. I should point out that they do show live football so if you object to that, go elsewhere. Though the rear area is screen free. The Sunday roast is a particular highlight, but I've eaten several times here...More

1  Thank Snickerbar
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Nice surroundings, restaurant quite busy always good sign. Waitress very polite and served us quickly. Meal was average but do serve large portions. Roast chicken meal was disappointing as expected to have slices of chicken . Instead was presented with a very large chicken leg...More

Thank Lou M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Dropped in here for some lunch and drinks, everything was great , lovely pub, nice clean and quirky, food was fabulous , fantastic beers, staff were very friendly and helpful , we will be back it was very enjoyable thanks again 👍👍👍

2  Thank Brie O
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Following a sad but beautiful funeral for a very lovely kind hearted soul that touched many life's our dear friend Lynette, everyone went to the Elm Tree in Beckenham, a back room had been booked but because many more people turned up we have filled...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Been here over last few years. However, the place needs fumigating as it's ridden with beer flies. You can also smell the toilets in the bar area. I caught bar staff trying to clap flies. Pay for a good cleaner please.

5  Thank James H
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2 October 2017|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was William 1V, we used to call it the King Billy. It was very run down & they did a great refurb on it! Soon as it changes hands I'll use it again but with current management I choose to give it a miss.
25 June 2017|
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Response from Craig A | Reviewed this property |
No need to book, although it does get busy...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 4DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Beckenham
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8658 8121
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