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The Stage Door, Dartford - pub details

Stage Door

Address: 37 Hythe Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1BE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29804) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dartford (0.2 miles), Crayford (1.8 miles), Slade Green (2.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 16 users)
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Recomended, I visited during the recent great power cut and was impressed that they made the effort to stay open without electricity, when many other pubs shut.

Excellent pint of Spitfire, helpfull friendly barstaff, no food due to power cut.

Garden very pleasent until it got too dark, and I fell over the furniture.
Bar was sufficiently lit by candles.

They had a portable generator, but this was reserved for freezer and beer cooler, not lighting.
Efforts to work to the TV from the generator failed due to no power to an aerial amplifier or similar.

Full marks for trying, when others gave up.
mikeholt - 25 Jul 2009 11:53
Recomended, I visited during the recent great power cut and was impressed that they made the effort to stay open without electricity, when many other pubs shut.

Excellent pint of Spitfire, helpfull friendly barstaff, no food due to power cut.

Garden very pleasent until it got too dark, and I fell over the furniture.
Bar was sufficiently lit by candles.

They had a portable generator, but this was reserved for freezer and beer cooler, not lighting.
Efforts to work to the TV from the generator failed due to no power to an aerial amplifier or similar.

Full marks for trying, when others gave up.
mikeholt - 25 Jul 2009 11:53
If you're interested in slow food - this is the place !
8 meals ordered on a Saturday lunchtime (only two other people ahead of us). First meal arrived after 55 minutes - the other 7 at 5 minute intervals with the last one arriving 1 hour and 25 minutes after ordering.
Unless you have nothing better to do than watch the piant dry, go elsewhere
angleiron - 26 Apr 2009 18:49
Was once called the Smiths arms if anyones remotely interested.
nickthefish - 20 Apr 2009 16:00
I've always by-passed this place because it's never looked too appealing from the outside (not helped by the tatty road it's in, opposite the derelict Co-op)

Looks, in this case, can be deceptive. Once you're inside it's a far more welcoming affair. The bar staff are friendly and welcoming, the Shepherd Neame beers seem to be of a comparable standard to The Royal Oak and the home cooked food is also of a high (but affordable) standard.

As others have mentioned, the interior does feel a little tired and it could do with brightening up a little. The signed photos dotted along the walls of "stars" who have performed at The Orchard are intriguing, if nothing else. If you're interested in TV comedians from the 1970's then you've struck gold in this place.

Overall, a decent town centre pub that does the basics well enough: good beer, good food, friendly staff, pleasant enough regulars and a surprisingly impressive beer garden for those who enjoy drinking their beer al fresco.
keepthechange - 20 Apr 2009 15:19

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