A great history, great entertainment and a great welcome!

The Stage Door is a popular community pub in Dartford, just yards from the famous Orchard Theatre.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink before and after the curtain comes down - with old theatre posters and autographed photos lining the walls, and the stars of the day’s performance often found lingering in the bar.


Inviting and homely

Impressive from the outside, with a fretwork balcony running all the way around the front, the pub is inviting and homely on the inside, where proper pub grub, Shepherd Neame ales and regular live music lie in store.

There’s a great garden with plenty of seating for summer - and with the pub close to Dartford train station, it’s the ideal spot for commuters to savour a quick pint on the way home from work.

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Music at The Stage Door

Do you love music? We do - that's why we have regular live music performances at The Stage Door.

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Pop in for a pint and ask the bar staff! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Great town centre pub

convenient for town centre, station, busses, and. Orchard Theatre. Shepherd Neame beers, always in good condition. Note this is a pub, not a restaurant. Food only by arrangment.


Fabulous Food

My party of 30 visited The Stage Door before going to the theatre. A buffet had been organised for us by Paul and at a very reasonable price.

Jill R

Very friendly

Popped in a few times in a week while I was working at the theatre 'next door'. Beer is kept very well indeed, and the bar snacks are cheap. This is exactly the sort of pub musicians need near their workplace!

From Tripadvisor