Freelands Tavern, Bromley

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One of a number of pubs in this corner of Bromley, the Freelands Tavern is a Greene King establishment whose near-neighbour (the Red Lion) is, rather curiously, of the same brewery. These are two markedly differing places, however. The Freelands Tavern is one of the brewery's recently-designated rugby pubs: until our penultimate visit, a life-size cut-out by the toilets of a menacing-looking Lawrence Dallaglio reminded the clientele of this fact. The Freelands has, in the last two years or so, had a change of management and been done up, and it now has the air of a civilised local in a reasonably affluent area - which of course is what it is. The makeover has been done tastefully enough, but the pub lacks a certain something. We can't fault the polite staff, the pleasant patio, the comfortable seating (which includes three leather settees in a circle at the rear) or the industrial caricatures by the artist John Ireland (who has exclusive picture rights, it would seem) - it's all just a bit self-consciously middle class. Having a rather ill-advised "FT" in large letters on the exterior signage doesn't do much to dispel this impression.
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20 Feb 2010
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On a busy Friday evening the Freelands seems to be a boisterous, blokey, neighbourhood pub; and nothing wrong with that. The staff are friendly and efficient, however busy they are and the Green King IPA was more than okay. Not somewhere for a quiet drink, but good for a session in the right company.

Contact details
31 Freelands Road, Bromley, London, BR1 3HZ
020 8460 0222
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BBQ
Curry night
Dancing
Quiz night

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Overview

We are the small pub with the BIG atmosphere.

Detailed Description

Food served on weekends.
All football shown as well as other sports.