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messagePubs open on xmas day?
Posted by scar_333 17 November, 2018 13:19

Hi,

Still doing some research/calls around. But does anyone know if any pubs (serving food) will be open on Christmas Day? I appreciate these are usually family run businesses and only until 2/3pm.

Thank you

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Chick 17 November, 2018 14:25

Clockhouse does.

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by gebbjane 17 November, 2018 21:43

The rye and the Victoria are both open.

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by rendelharris 17 November, 2018 21:52

Cherry Tree certainly is.

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by beansprout 18 November, 2018 05:30

Rosendale in West Dulwuch -

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by kristymac1 18 November, 2018 07:04

The herne is usually open

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Pugwash 18 November, 2018 16:02

The cost of food on Christmas Day is very expensive and unless you have in excess of 50 per head available - just go in for a drink.

Many years ago, parents in law (now deceased) invited hubby and I to a local hotel restaurant for a Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day. Our youngest child was not yet born (so this is around 32 years ago) There were so many diners and slow service meant that we did not get dessert as the taxis booked arrived. I remember hearing that the meal was 25 per head - an exorbitant price for the era. Since then, we have never been out for a Christmas or New Years Eve meal.

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Gaynor Hill 18 November, 2018 16:20

The plough
Went last year good price and excellent food

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Argassi 18 November, 2018 19:12

Both the Greyhound and Rocca are open on Christmas day.

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Sue 18 November, 2018 23:07

Gaynor Hill Wrote:
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> The plough
> Went last year good price and excellent food


They must get in a different chef on Christmas Day, then .....

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Elphinstone's Army 19 November, 2018 18:57

Gaynor Hill Wrote:
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> The plough
> Went last year good price and excellent food


We had Christmas lunch here two years ago after just moving 3 days before, and 'recommended' to eat here although we had our reservations. This was truly the most disgusting mess on a plate ever - 50 each in advance - no ambience, atmosphere, just a plate of dry overcooked food shoved at us, very upsetting.
We pushed it around the plate, could not believe this was served as a mid winter feast - walked home and made food.



On leaving we were chased out by a barman who insisted we had not paid our bar bill - we said, we havn't had a tab, we have no bar bill?
We have not had drinks at the bar?
What a shambles

This was the one and only time we attempted to eat out for Christmas lunch ; never again, we enjoy our own cooking/quality food too much

How dare they charge so much for such pigswill and indeed, how dare they serve pigswill.


Gaynor - honestly, this is a review which should never have been written

Sue - this made me laugh

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Gaynor Hill 19 November, 2018 19:48

Elphinstone's Army Wrote:
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> Gaynor Hill Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The plough
> > Went last year good price and excellent food
>
>
> We had Christmas lunch here two years ago after
> just moving 3 days before, and 'recommended' to
> eat here although we had our reservations. This
> was truly the most disgusting mess on a plate ever
> - 50 each in advance - no ambience, atmosphere,
> just a plate of dry overcooked food shoved at us,
> very upsetting.
> We pushed it around the plate, could not believe
> this was served as a mid winter feast - walked
> home and made food.
>
>
>
> On leaving we were chased out by a barman who
> insisted we had not paid our bar bill - we said,
> we havn't had a tab, we have no bar bill?
> We have not had drinks at the bar?
> What a shambles
>
> This was the one and only time we attempted to eat
> out for Christmas lunch ; never again, we enjoy
> our own cooking/quality food too much
>
> How dare they charge so much for such pigswill and
> indeed, how dare they serve pigswill.
>
>
> Gaynor - honestly, this is a review which should
> never have been written
>
> Sue - this made me laugh

I can only say how I found it, most Christmas we eat out or go away and it was first time there there was no rushing I have a bowel disease which they catered for staff were lovely
So please do not say I should not have posted my experience there
Gaynor

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by Sue 19 November, 2018 20:15

Elphinstone's Army Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Gaynor Hill Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The plough
> > Went last year good price and excellent food
>
>
> We had Christmas lunch here two years ago after
> just moving 3 days before, and 'recommended' to
> eat here although we had our reservations. This
> was truly the most disgusting mess on a plate ever
> - 50 each in advance - no ambience, atmosphere,
> just a plate of dry overcooked food shoved at us,
> very upsetting.
> We pushed it around the plate, could not believe
> this was served as a mid winter feast - walked
> home and made food.
>
>
>
> On leaving we were chased out by a barman who
> insisted we had not paid our bar bill - we said,
> we havn't had a tab, we have no bar bill?
> We have not had drinks at the bar?
> What a shambles
>
> This was the one and only time we attempted to eat
> out for Christmas lunch ; never again, we enjoy
> our own cooking/quality food too much
>
> How dare they charge so much for such pigswill and
> indeed, how dare they serve pigswill.
>
>
> Gaynor - honestly, this is a review which should
> never have been written
>
> Sue - this made me laugh


Elphinstone's Army, I once went to a "Burns Night" (inverted commas intentional) at The Plough which sounds a bit like your Christmas lunch there.

It was such a shambles it would have been quite funny if we hadn't paid for it.

Against our better judgement we had lunch there earlier this year because the grandkids were pleading starvation and it was the nearest place to where we were at the time.

Every aspect of the meal was appalling. And it wasn't cheap. And yes I complained, but I did feel sorry for the person serving us such rubbish sad smiley

messageRe: Pubs open on xmas day?
Posted by EDT 23 November, 2018 10:20

Hi everyone, we are open for drinks only 12-3pm on Christmas Day, hope to see you for some Christmas cheer! Love EDT x


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