The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

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The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

Post by DigitalFX »

Having lived in Sydenham all my life ( still young at 41) :D and just moved down from Westwood Hill to Lower Sydenham the one pub I have never ever ventured into is the Bell.

Has anybody popped in for a pint and happy to provide some feedback? Stuck my head in the door for a sneak viewing the other day so have a rough idea of it's decor.

Anybody living down this way fancy a pint one evening?
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Re: The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

Post by monkeyarms »

I've had a peek through the windows once or twice when picking up/dropping off my son at nursery (Little Elms, just opposite Tudor Livesey Hall, another place I'd like to have a look at some day).

The actual interior of the Bell looks really impressive and old - proper old wood beams etc

Yeah, I'd be up for a beer in there one evening.
DigitalFX

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Great,

Will send you a PM
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Re: The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

Post by maestro »

DigitalFX wrote:Great,

Will send you a PM
I would like to have joined you but although the licensee may have recently been booted out I would also be hoping that the clientele has changed too, rather than take any risk I usually walk past the place and generally go to Beer Rebellion.

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/13424 ... _in_fight/
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Re: The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

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Oh I don't doubt it's dodgy as hell. I had a look at its Facebook page and read a few eyebrow-raising things. Still, I would like to have a look in there just the once
DigitalFX

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That was an interesting read.....lol
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Re: The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

Post by Manwithaview1 »

Maybe the forum could host a review section for local pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants etc.

As for Trip Advisor, never use Mcat or heroin... :lol:
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Re: The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

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My grandfathers favourite pub, pulled out by the police in around 1900, the pub was infamous for harbouring hardened poachers and belligerent stokers from the gas works. I used it as a young man and liked the pub immensely.
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Re: The Bell pub Lower Sydenham

Post by JGD »

Manchiesfield wrote: 29 Sep 2020 09:54 My grandfathers favourite pub, pulled out by the police in around 1900, the pub was infamous for harbouring hardened poachers and belligerent stokers from the gas works. I used it as a young man and liked the pub immensely.
..belligerent poachers and hardened stokers even?

Never met a poacher yet who didn't believe they had the every right to ply their trade based on their view that landowners only held property on an "all property is theft" basis.

Stokers - well at those gas-works you had to have a hardened outlook just to survive.
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