Sort file:- Sidcup, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Charcoal Burner

Open 2020+

229 Main Road


020 8300 0313

Charcoal Burner 2014

Above photo 2014.

Charcoal Burner signCharcoal Burner sign 1991

Above sign left, undated, sign right, 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Charcoal Burner sign 2014

Above sign 2014.


I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.


By 2019 the name had apparently dropped the Burner to become simply "Charcoal." (Don't make sense, does it?)


From the By Tom Bull, 25 July 2019.

Sidcup pub’s licence to be reviewed after monthly noise complaints.

Charcole Burner 2019

Numerous complaints have been made about noise at The Charcoal pub, Main Road, Sidcup. Picture: Google.

A popular pub in Sidcup is to have its licence reviewed after monthly complaints from frustrated neighbours over excessive noise and nuisance patrons.

Nobody had complained about the Charcoal in Main Road, for several years until it changed management in 2016.

Neighbours now routinely complain about nuisance and noise coming from the pub's patrons, according to council documents.

On nearly a monthly basis, complaints are made about noise, primarily coming from the lively garden, inspectors said.

Inspectors have also now raised concern about the pub's dispersal policy, with drunk pub-goers left to make their own way home without any management.

At a licence committee meeting on Thursday, August 1, councillors will consider reducing the pub's licence, imposing conditions on it or even stripping it altogether.

On Sunday, May 5, the pub was advertising an all-day event. Following a tip off by a neighbour, one inspector spotted a good opportunity to visit ahead of a meeting with management later that week.

Turning up at 10.30pm, the inspector found people lingering outside on the main road, yelling for their friends as they got into cars, and said music could clearly be heard.

The inspector wrote in council documents: "I parked near Croft Way, 110m from the Charcoal. Amplified sound from the pub could be heard clearly.

"I walked back towards the Charcoal and noticed a man urinating against a hedge in Croft Way, 100m from the Charcoal."

The inspector said he saw others urinating outside and criticised the pub's failure to control music, noise, and patrons as they left for the night.

The pub has traded since the 1970s with few incidents until the new management took over two years ago.

One neighbour says they have recorded excessive noise more than 100 times over the last two years.

The Charcoal has taken steps previously to appease complaints by training staff and employing door supervision during bigger nights.

The pub, popular for its event nights, has permission to serve drink and play music until half 10 on a Sunday, and midnight during the week.

Councillors will consider the pub's licence at a meeting on August 1.

From the By Ruth Ovens, 2 May 2020.

Live as The Charcoal pub in Sidcup is on fire.

Emergency services are at the scene of the pub fire on Main Road.

Charcole Burner fire 2020

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a pub fire in the Sidcup area.

Known as the Charcoal Burner locally footage of the pub shows the building well alight.

Emergency services are at the scene.

At this stage it is not known how or when the fire started exactly.

Members of the public have taken to social media to voice their shock over the fire with many saying they were looking forward to going there when lockdown lifts.


From the By Katie Heslop, 3 May 2020.

Firefighters called to The Charcoal pub, Main Road, Sidcup.

Firefighters were called to a large blaze at a pub last night.

Videos on social media showed part of The Charcoal in Main Road, Sidcup, in flames.

The fire hit the pub last night.

A conservatory was destroyed while 10% of cladding was damaged by the fire, The London Fire Brigade confirmed.

The service was called at 10pm and 20 firefighters fought the blaze.

The cause is not yet known.


From the By Hannah Kane, 5 May 2020.

Pictures that show Sidcup pub ravaged by huge fire.

The Charcoal Pub on Parkhill Road caught fire on Saturday, May 2.

Charcole Burner fire 2020

It's known as The Charcoal Burner locally (Image: Grahame Larter)

A pub in Sidcup has been left badly damaged following a fire.

The London Fire Brigade were called to The Charcoal Pub on Parkhill Road at around 10pm on Saturday (May 2).

Shocking footage emerged on social media of the pub completely alight, as bright orange flames and smoke billowed from the scene.

Just four days after the fire, the building now appears badly damaged.

Pictures, seen below, show remnants of the back of the pub completely burnt, as windows and doors remain boarded up.

You can still see tape from the scene around the fence. Luckily, not one was injured.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: "Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a detached public house on Main Road in Sidcup.

"A single storey conservatory at the rear of the property was destroyed by fire. Part of the external side of the building was also damaged. There were no reports of any injuries.

"Firefighters cooled two gas cylinders to an ambient temperature as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat.

The Brigade's 999 Control Officers took 13 calls to the fire.

The Brigade was called at 10.04pm and the fire was under control by 11.13pm. Fire crews from Sidcup, Eltham and Lee Green fire stations attended the scene."

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brigade and the Metropolitan Police Service.

The Charcoal Pub has been approached for comment.

Charcole Burner fire 2020

The fire ravaged the building on May 2 (Image: Grahame Larter)

Charcole Burner fire 2020

The pub is situated on Parkhill Road, Sidcup.

Charcole Burner fire 2020

Footage online showed the building to be completely alight.

Charcole Burner fire 2020

Emergency services were called at around 10.30pm (Image: Grahame Larter).




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