The Imperial Arms, Old Hill, Chislehurst

The Imperial Arms is an outstanding Gastropub, Bistro and Function Room based in Chislehurst. It was refurbished to a very high standard by family member, Interior Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and features in his TV programme Million Dollar Decorators.

The Pub is cosy, warm and inviting with two bars and dates back to 1787. The Library Bar and the Catherine Bar, named after the Mistress of Napoleon 111 who stayed here when he was exiled to Chislehurst in 1870. The Bistro is housed in the Original Coach House in the grounds of the Garden and this is available to hire for functions as well as being a restaurant from Thursday to Sunday.

Delicious, reasonably priced, homemade food is available daily, with a meal deal of a main and a drink for just £9.95  Monday to Friday also,  along with an excellent Sunday Lunch Menu and wine list offering no less than 14 wines by the glass!  Our perfectly  kept Real Ales, for which we have been awarded the Cask Marque recently for our London Pride, Harveys, Marstons Pedigree. Our Draught Lagers are Peroni, Estrella Damm, Super Chilled Fosters, Stella, Chapel Down, Curious Brew along with Guiness & Aspall Cider. We offer guest Real Ales also along with a fine selection of bottled beer and ciders and Spirits.

We are also VERY PROUD to have been selected as the first Chislehurst Pub in TEN YEARS to make it into CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.

Sunday Roast in Chislehurst

Sundays we serve Award Winning Roast Dinner from 12.00 to 6pm and you can choose to dine in either the Pub or the Coach House Bistro.  Booking is always advisable for what is considered to be one of the best roast dinners in Kent!

Coach House Bistro & Function Room

Apart from being a romantic and cosy restaurant, if you have something to celebrate, our Coach House Bistro is available for hire and holds up to 40 people for a buffet and 24 for a sit down.  It lends itself perfectly to Birthdays, Xmas Celebrations, Christenings, Baby Showers and Wakes and includes the use of the private walled garden also.  We offer a selection of delicious buffets or can tailor make food to your requirements.

To find out more or make a reservation please call 020 3605 7899 or email us:

Imperial Arms Pub Opening Times

Monday-Saturday:  12pm- 11pm
Sunday:  12pm- 10.30pm

Courtyard Bistro Opening Times

Thursday-Saturday:  7pm- 11pm
Sunday:  12:00pm- 6pm

Sunday Roast available in the Pub and Courtyard Bistro.

You can book tables at either The Imperial Arms Pub or The Courtyard Bistro  - just select the restaurant you want or please call us on 0203 605 7899 to reserve a table


The Imperial Arms is a Family run Pub, Bistro Restaurant & Function Room. Children & Families are welcome.



Imperial Arms Pub & Courtyard Bistro
1 Old Hill

T: 020 3605 7899