The Bricklayers Arms

4.7
220 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
What 220 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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PamW
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.

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Sarah
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a tasty and enjoyable experience at the Bricklayers.

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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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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
2 reviews
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.

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SukieF
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good wholesome pub food with great friendly service

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AnneR
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
Kent
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.

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StuartH
Oxford
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
1 review
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
2 reviews
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
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
Denver
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
London
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always

MC
MikeC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love going to the Bricklayers Arms.
Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, excellent food & excellent service.
Varied & interesting menu.
We always look forward to our next visit

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Emerald20
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very good. Not so keen on my choice this time but not the fault of the pub. I should have chosen something different. We always enjoy our time there though.

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ElaineP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal with great food and service. Covid arrangements are brilliant and we felt safe at all times.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best, friendly every time. Makes the other pub in Chipstead look amateur

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal, very friendly and helpful staff and good value. All in all a very enjoyable experience

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Lesaloo
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A lovely meal, value for money and good service.Will be going again

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Hugie
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always very nice. Food good and service good. very friendly and pleasant Staff.

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DeniseL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have eaten here several times and always enjoy browsing the changing choices on the daily menu. The staff are friendly and attentive, the food tasty - vegetables, in particular, are well cooked. Covid precautions are in place and easy to follow.

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StellaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mussels I have tasted this side of the Channel. The night we went was a mussel themed night with mussels cooked in a variety of six ways. We chose the classic Moules Mariniere which came with fries and freshly baked bread, washed down with a reasonably priced bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and followed by a sharing cheeseboard.
All for under £60. What's not to like?

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NicolaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Making a real effort under difficult circumstances.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bricklayers always great! But we did make a request for bday candle on the dessert which I spoke with Jess and she will organise but when we ordered dessert there is no candle, a bit dissapointed really... especially when you let them know in advance.

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Harmonydine
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always with the added advantage of being very very organised with regards the current virus situation. By far the safest pub I have been to in recent months. Hats off the staff. Thanks

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Ash17
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for weekday lunch. Pub at heart of community, would thoroughly recommend

JT
JudeT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A relaxed evening with staff and customers following the rule. Friendly service and delicious food. Highly recommend

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Emerald20
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch in comfortable surroundings. The food was very good

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely location, excellent organisation in these difficult times and the food was brilliant. Great variety great taste and way above the quality normally expected for a pub. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Oh the beer is first class too.

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 220 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 bookings at the moment.