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London: Sidcup Place and the Giant Pud

March 4, 2010

After accidentally crashing the boys’ night (succinctly named ‘Tuesdays on Wednesdays’) of a good friend and his old school mates, I awoke feeling rather delicate. I hadn’t drank in a while, so partaking in a boys’ night was a bit like diving off a cliff after walking around puddles. We had met up in London around noon on Wednesday to catch up as we hadn’t seen each other in over a year. Several hours and too many beverages later, I found myself taking a 30 minute train ride with him to his childhood home of Sidcup (a town south east of London). Why not, my addled brain thought… it’s always nice seeing where a friend grew up!

The next morning, said friend collected all twelve pieces of my sorry self and took me to a nice old pub called Sidcup Place. With low hanging heads we perused the menu and settled on some comforting bangers and mash with lashings of gravy and yorkshire pudding; just what the hangover doctor would prescribe! Now I haven’t had yorkshire pudding that many times before, but they’ve been little pint-sized things every time I have had them… not this time! What arrived was the largest yorkshire pudding I’ve ever seen. Perched in the centre of this giant pudding, three generous sausages huddled together with a mound of mashed potatoes. Oh, happy hungover day!

It wasn’t the greatest meal in the world… it wasn’t the best bangers and mash either, but boy, did it leave me feeling more human! Plus, at a measly £6 you really can’t complain. The large menu features typical pub grub and then some.


Address Just off Chislehurst Road in Sidcup DA14 6BF, UK

Telephone Number 0208 308 9870

Hours Mondays to Saturdays from 11am – 11pm and from noon until 10:30pm on Sundays.

Other Sidcup Place is located in a lovely old house that was built in 1743.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2010 03:38

    My god… that meal sure sums up my opinion of English food……

    • March 14, 2010 03:46

      Now, now… there is actually good food in London too!


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