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Rusty Bucket

(formerly Crown)

11 Court Yard

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Opening Times

Monday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm


The Cock and Bucket Ltd

About the Pub

**From 4th July**

The pub will not re-open on this day but will continue pro tem with its delivery and walk up services. From 9th July it opened for bookable drink-in slots. Please book your session via the pub's website. Maximum capacity 16 inside and in good weather 10 outside.

It says:

We will only have 4 tables inside (max capacity 20 people). Once the weather decides to play nicely we will have a further capacity of 10 people outside. Table service is available and preferred, however you can also order at the bar (limited to 1 person at a time) .


Previously the Crown, this venue re-opened in April 2018 after a significant re-development of the site but pleasantly retaining the pub's original ground floor frontage. Run by a couple of friends who are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all beers. It sells a selection of up to 3 cask ales from a small number of local Kent and London breweries plus some guests from further afield. Real ciders and perries, keg beer, bottles, cans, wines and spirits are also available. The pub is smaller than in its previous incarnation, although does not strictly follow the 'micropub' rules as it plays recorded music. Walls are half-panelled and brightly painted. Cask ales and ciders / perries are served by gravity dispense from a small walk-in chilled room behind the bar counter, from a three tier nine cask stillage. There were initially 11 keg beer taps on the back wall but in late November 2018 this was increased to 18. Seating is at trestle style tables with low chairs. Basic snacks are displayed in jars on the bar counter and may include, variously, pork pies, scotch eggs or samosas. Spotlessly kept toilets. Card payments accepted.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Kent KGB - Kent Golding Bitter
  • Oakham Citra
  • Siren Broken Dream Breakfast Stout

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Rusty Bucket, Eltham


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Dudda's Tun full range.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Slope up from front door to bar; Toilet.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Bowls; jar of treats.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children allowed until 8pm.

  • Events Events

    Occasional pub quiz; meet the brewer and tap takeover evenings.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Shelf full of board and spatial awareness games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Live music on Sundays.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    For major events.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Rusty Bucket

11 Court Yard

Sat Nav Reference

51.450401, 0.052119


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