Imperial Arms, Chislehurst

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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This country-style pub really feels it is in the 'country', on the lovely Old Hill which runs through Chislehurst, the traditional style building looks very inviting as you ascend the hill. Although the pub has been completely refurbished it has kept much of the charm and atmosphere you would expect from a character pub. On the day I visited there were a few locals at the bar who clearly felt at home and everyone was on first name terms. The pub is run by a very warm and friendly landlord who is new to the trade but not the area. He has made a great job of bringing the pub up to date without changing the feel of this lovely pub. The beer is well kept and there are a few interesting guest ales on offer. The food is traditional and has there is plenty of choice. Well worth a visit... the poeple are the best thing about this pub... although I have to say if you judge your pub or choice of pub by the quality of the toilets then again you won't be disappointed.
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05 Oct 2012
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
If you fancy a break from cooking Sunday Lunch then I recommend a visit to the Imperial Arms. The sirloin of beef was delicious and was the closest to a home cooked Sunday dinner that I have ever had in a pub. If you prefer a more sedate meal then eat before 4pm as that's when the live music starts and the pub becomes more busy and lively.
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05 Oct 2012
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
If you fancy a break from cooking Sunday lunch I highly recommend a vist to the Imperial Arms. The roast sirloin of beef was delicious and the closest to a home cooked roast dinner that I've ever had in a pub!The amosphere was warm and friendly and the wine list is interesting and reasonably priced. Eat before 4pm if you prefer a more sedate meal as the live music starts then and the pub becomes really busy and lively.
Reviews (1)
05 Oct 2012
Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Went for lunch today to primarily enjoy the Mediterranean Platter.

First off, the tiny car park was full and spaces on the narrow road were hard to come by. Looking at the lack of clientèle in the pub, I realised that the staff had probably taken most, if not all, of the spaces. Now come on chaps and chappesses, if this is the case.

The menu had changed that week, and the Mediterranean Platter was no longer part of it. So we went back to our table to peruse the sum total of 5 mains. The special lunch offer (didn’t appear to be a particularly good deal) offered the same 5 choices. Ah, a specials blackboard – I’ll try the Szechuan Pork – “I’d better warn you that you only get three small pieces of pork”, warned the lady at the bar. Back to perusing the 5 mains, and most of us settled for the fish and chips. Some 50 minutes later, three of the four fish and chips arrived, “One of the fryers is broken”, we’re told. Served on breadboards the meals were lukewarm. The fourth eventually appeared, and it was hotter.

Far from my hopes of this pub becoming a regular venue for us, we’ll not be darkening their doorsteps again. Which is a pity.
Reviews (1)
03 Oct 2012
Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
A word of warning I would give for having Sunday Roast at the Imperial is to definitely go for lunch. We booked a table last Sunday at 5.30pm and had to pay £11.95 for two tiny slices of meat, rock hard potatoes, burnt yorkshires and a mere dribble of thick, lumpy, tasteless gravy. One companion had the burger which he said tasted very good so we may go back for their main menu but the roast is stupidly overpriced for what you get, and by John's review the size doesn't change depending on the time of day. I've never been to a Toby Carvery in my life but would now choose that over the Imperial!
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05 Jun 2012
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This beautiful 18th Century pub has now been refurbished completely by Interior Designer to the Stars and brother of the new Landlady, Martyn Lawrence Bullard. It is cosy, warm and welcoming and serves quality beer, wine and ales and wonderful homemade food daily. The lovely little Courtyard walled garden is now open for the Summer for food and also. Live music every Sunday from 4-7.30pm is a must!

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Old Hil, Chislehurst, Chislehurst, BR7 5LZ
020 36057899
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We have recently refurbished and opened this beautiful 18th Century Pub in Old Hill in Chislehurst.  The refurb was overseen by the brother and Interior Designer to the STars, martyn Lawrence Bullard for his TV programme Million Dollar Decorators.  It is traditional, warm and cosy and we are selling wonderful homecooked food daily.  We have live music on a Sunday from 4 to 7.30 and have just opened our lovely couryard garden for food and drink.

Detailed Description

Our Menu which changes weekly and has daily specials

Served from 12–3pm & 6-9pm Weekdays 12–9pm Weekends

Light Bites/Starters

Bowl of Giant Olives £1.95
Darling Spuds Crisps 95p
Imperial Garlic Bread £1.95
Zuchinni Fritte £2.50
Homemade Chunky Chips or French Fries with Bloody Mary Ketchup £2.50
Giant Homemade Gloustershire Old Spot Scotch Egg £3.95
Chicken & Chorizo Skewer with seasonal leaves £5.95
Bacon/Cheese/Ham/Tuna Mayo sandwich/baguette with Sea Salt Crisps £3.95
Imperial Club Sandwich with Chicken, Bacon, Tomatoes and Imperial Mayo £5.95
Deep Fried Calamari with Chilli Soy Dip and Imperial Mayo £5.95
Steak Baguette with Piri Piri seasoning £6.95
King Prawns in Garlic Butter with French Bread or Chilli Salt & Pepper with Imperial Mayo £6.95 starter/£8.95 main


Imperial Fried Chicken with chips, Seasonal Leaves and Imperial Mayo £5.95
Giant Scampi & Skinny/Chunky Chips with Home Made Tartare Sauce £6.95
Home made Imperial Burger with Chunky Fries /French Frites £8.95
Add Cheese or Bacon £1 extra
Steak Frites with Garlic Butter £9.95 peppercorn sauce add £1.50
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Caesar Salad £4.95 with Chicken £5.95
Chicken, Advocado and Bacon Salad with Balsamic Vinagrette £6.95

Sharing Platters

Meditteranean Platter - Homemade Hummus, Tzatziki, Meat Balls, Dolmas,
Halloumi, Pickled Chilli and Giant Olives £10.95

Imperial Platter – Scotch Egg, Duck Rillettes, Ganda Ham, Vintage Cheddar, Stilton,
Queen Olives with Walnuts, Cornichons, Baby Onions
and Caramelised Onion Chutney £12.95


Gold Medal Award Winning Ice Cream from local family producer of 120 years
Trio of either, Vanilla, Belgian Chocolate,
Coconut, Mint Choco Chip or Mango Sorbet £3.95

Please ask for daily specials