The Brickworks Freehouse


It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally visited the completely transformed ‘Brickworks’, formally ‘The High Brooms Tavern’, which featured in quite a few blogs last summer.

Now owned by father, Peter, and son, Greg, Whitaker, since opening in July the pub has managed to re-establish itself as a community meeting place. Boasting pool and darts, a children and dogs welcome attitude, and serving a range of drinks, including coffee, and selected bar snacks, this is the place to stop by after work, or to meet friends evenings and weekends. Popular alcoholic drinks are locally brewed Harveys and award winning Staropramen Lager, a Czech Pilsener style beer.

Opening hours are as follows: Mon – Thu: 15:00 – 23:00, Fri – Sat: 12:00 – 00:00, Sun: 12:00 – 23:00; so if you visit early on a Friday lunchtime like I did, you get to admire the transformation in a certain peace and quietness – I had a good nose around at the Victorian bar fittings found under the old decor, and the original parquet flooring. There’s also a couple of items I’ve saved for an extra blog.. It’s been well decorated, some of the old keys have stayed behind the bar, and there’s a homely feel.

Upcoming events, will be Acoustic Jam Night on the last Monday of every month ( Monday 28th October) and a Halloween Party, Friday 1st November, free drink for any one in fancy dress. Full details on their facebook page, or follow on twitter @The_Brick_Works


3 thoughts on “The Brickworks Freehouse

  1. Used to be called High Brooms Inn, i imagine they did B&B some fifty years previously for Brick work exec and visitors
    i last drank there in 1979

  2. Pingback: Brickmaker and son in Southborough, Kent – Tokens of Companionship

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