Corner Pin, Slade Green
The Corner Pin has, in various forms, been here for a long time. Originally built by the local Stoneham family in 1844 (when farm labourers cottages abounded in these parts), it was demolished and rebuilt further back from the road in the 1950s, before reopening in 1958 in a building designed by J.J. Cardwell, A.R.I.B.A.. Slade Green may be a less bucolic place nowadays but the Corner Pin remains. It's a large, comfortable place with two bar areas. On our Saturday afternoon visit, the lounge bar was, at first, completely empty before a few punters came in and we wondered why. A coal fire and perfectly reasonable pints of Guinness provided the welcome. There are no real ales available. The walls are covered in old photos showing the pub and its customers from the Victorian era to the present day. In an unenviable locale, the Corner Pin place is probably your best option.
Slade Green Road, Slade Green, London, DA8 2XX
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How to find the Corner Pin pub
Turn left from the station and walk up Forest Road, continue when it becomes Bridge Road, and turn right onto Slade Green Road. You'll see the pub on the opposite side of the road.