The Bricklayers Arms

4.7
236 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Bricklayers Arms is a delightful lakeside public house, comprising three terraced cottages in a charming Kent village. The pub is situated at the end of the picturesque Darent Valley Walk. The sign represents Sir Winston Churchill, an expert bricklayer and whose home was at nearby Chartwell.
We pride ourselves on getting involved with the local community and providing a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors. We serve Harvey's Best Bitter straight from the barrel, a fantastic range of wine and beautifully home cooked British pub food. Located opposite the Chipstead Sailing Lake, we are perfectly positioned for a warm bowl of soup after a walk, a summer cider on the green, or a comforting meal in front of our real, open log fire.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 236 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieW
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and food and very friendly staff.

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WendyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The outside undercover seating was very good with lighting and heaters from above. The staff were attentive and although it was very busy there were enough staff to cope. The drinks came quickly and we didn't have to wait too long for the food. Two of our party of 5 arrived half an hour late but we weren't made to feel uncomfortable and were all served at the same time.

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ChrisL
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Excellent food and beer as usual at the Bricklayers. Under current rules have to be outside, which was very cold as the evening progressed, but very well prepared with some heating under cover. Will be back again very soon.

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CarolW
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to a pub/restaurant since lockdown and it was a joyous experience. A friendly, warm welcome, excellent service, scrumptious food and drinks. Beautiful view and lots of socially distanced happy faces. Pure pleasure.

DG
DianeG
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely to be back eating and drinking outside. Very COVID safe

RR
RogerR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Bricklayers is consistently very good for food, its ales and service and, despite the current challenges imposed by Covid restrictions, it's still the same wonderful and welcoming place.

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GillB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First pub lunch out since lockdown and not disappointed! Usual friendly and prompt service - rebooked for next week!

HG
HelenG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Was a bit chilly but hot water bottles were provided which kept us warm.

SB
SylviaB
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual the staff were attentive and polite. The food was excellent.

DE
DavidE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely setting, good food, and very helpful and friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

WM
WendyM
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great lunch here.
The team is as welcoming as ever and the food is excellent as well as good values for money.
I highly recommend this place

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Wayne
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and the usual brilliant service. All set up in a safe way and beer was tasty

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AndrewB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A tonic in many ways. Highly recommend the burger!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night out since lockdown, this pub is very nice and the staff are friendly. Would highly recommend

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MikeS
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, great to be back and looking forward to returning very, very soon.
Don't miss out, book the Brickies but please leave space for me!

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Alee
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great ambiance looking over the lake. Relaxed, friendly and attentive staff. Evident extra care being taken for COVID. Good portions. Welcomed despite last minute booking. Lovely

JN
JoshuaN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding the server/barman was very attentive friendly and nothing was too much trouble will definitely be coming back

PW
PamW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great pub. Such a shame they are having to close due to second lockdown when they have worked so hard to put safety of customers and staff as top priority during these awful times.
Keep safe everyone.

PF
PatriciaF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very good lunch for my daughter’s birthday. We had a warm welcome and the general atmosphere was excellent. The staff were friendly, helpful and the service first class. The food was cooked to perfection. Looking forward to our next visit, when we’re allowed!

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Sarah
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a tasty and enjoyable experience at the Bricklayers.

MM
MarionM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice meal. Good range of choices and options. Lovely seat by the window.

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becky070902
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely stop for a pub lunch - with the beautiful lake opposite. We enjoyed our drinks and lunch and service was very good. Would recommend.

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Gingerslippers
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice mixed menu for a Sunday, not just roasts, . Good table spacing, and Covid friendly .
Happy staff.

SF
SukieF
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good wholesome pub food with great friendly service

AR
AnneR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In view of the restrictions,the experience was really good.Good to see a full menu back,just feel sorry that they have to shut their premises again

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barnmouse
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cosy with great food and drink. Staff were attentive and super friendly

WB
WendyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a warm friendly welcome, superb team led by Andy, excellent service, delicious food. We are fortunate it is our local.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a socially distanced birthday meal yesterday- what a treat to feel normal & have a delicious lunch in the new ‘outside’ space. Perfectly comfortable- we didn’t even need the heaters on. As usual the food, service & atmosphere were great- congratulations Andy & team on keeping things going smoothly through these challenging times!!

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Emerald20
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The location of the table was spacious and away from other diners. The food was very good as usual and service friendly and quick.

SH
StuartH
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great lunch, good choice of food plenty to select from, service was very good all friendly staff and lovely pint of Harvey's, we will definitely come back

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Thurbajen
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good place to have lunch. If I were in the area again I would be happy to go back.

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Hollywoodfloozy
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really lovely and quiet and very friendly staff. The food was delicious after a long walk!

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LynnyB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Lovely food & felt very comfortable with measures taken by staff

JR
JonR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely welcoming evening with friends. Hope to return soon.

MD
MarilynD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice meal. Always constant in standard which is important that you can rely on good food and service every time you visit .

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IanS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were made to feel welcome & safe during these difficult times. The owner had gone the extra mile to met government guidelines. The service & food was excellent. We shall come again.

JW
JanW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really missed not having roast beef on the menu, had been looking forward to it, although the roast pork was tasty.

AJ
AdrianJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Pleasant pub with good servers and good quality food.

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OleBole
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Place and good food and value for money. Service is very good and friendly

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GeoffreyS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a "proper" pub. No pretensions in the decor, furnishings etc or food. Just generous, hot, well cooked lunches, served in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Don't expect haute cuisine or 20 different types of craft anything, but they have a good range of well-kept beers. Not too keen on the marquee-type covering to the front, but that's a response to Covid, so I guess it will come down when we get through the crisis.

FAQs

The Bricklayers Arms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01732 743424.

The Bricklayers Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.