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The Five Bells (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Cottage - CelebrationExcellent1
Skinner's - Kate and WillyExcellent1
Wolf - BitterExcellent1
Westerham - MatrimonialeExcellent1
Loddon - HoppitExcellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Otter - BitterExcellent1
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Sovereign BlondeExcellent1
Brains - British SummerExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent2
Adnams - Royal WeddingExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleGood1
Kelham Island - Pride of SheffieldGood1
Plain Ales - The Wife's BitterGood1
Triple fff - Alton's PrideNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Cottage - Southern BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - EPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Five Bells, Chelsfield, Greater London
Picture 2. The Five Bells, Chelsfield, Greater London

Visits Details

15 Apr 2015 (HSB)
11:30 First stop on our tour of potential Heritage pubs. Just opened so had the pub to ourselves. Had a good wander round and a conversation with the Landlord and Landlady about the history of the pub. The pub is a mixture of styles. Original public bar to the left with an inter-war extension, two separate inter-war refits to the right and two 1950s extensions to the rear. Spot the deliberate error in the black & white photograph of men playing daddlums in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not TriedThe regular beer
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedThe Landlord always has one beer on gravity, with a firkin on the counter of the public bar. Sadly the beer was not ready as I would have liked to try Doom Bar directly from the cask.
Cottage - Southern Bitter3.70Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
24 Aug 2013 (oz11)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
01 Jun 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Excellent
Brains - British Summer4.10Excellent
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Excellent
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
25 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in for a couple of Sunday lunchtime pints in the Public Bar on my way to watch Rugby at Westcombe Park. Plenty of locals in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pride of Sheffield4.00Good
Plain Ales - The Wife's Bitter3.90GoodA brown-coloured, fruity, traditional bitter, with hops in the finish
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 Apr 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bitter3.60Excellent
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Excellent
Cottage - Celebration4.00Excellent
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Not Triedran out
28 Apr 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wolf - Bitter3.90Excellent
Westerham - Matrimoniale4.00Excellent
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Not Tried
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Sovereign Blonde3.80Not Tried
Skinner's - Kate and Willy4.30Not Tried
27 Apr 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime and popped back after work
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Excellent
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Sovereign Blonde3.80Excellent
Adnams - Royal Wedding4.10Excellent
Skinner's - Kate and Willy4.30Excellent
Westerham - Matrimoniale4.00Not Tried

About The Five Bells

The pub sign. The Five Bells, Chelsfield, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent12
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Chelsfield, Greater London, BR6 7RE.

Although technically within Greater London, and there are occasional red buses pulling up outside to prove it, this is very much a country village pub. Two bars and a restaurant area, with patio tables at the front. Around 25 minutes walk from Chelsfield railway station.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR6 7RE