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William Jolle, Northwood Hills

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Anyone know what's the latest on The WJ staying or going?
renzarov - 8 Oct 2016 14:11
A Tuesday night football game at Northwood FC so this gives me the perfect excuse to tick this 'spoons next to Northwood Hills station on my way to the match.

It's 7pm when I arrive and straight away I notice that nearly everyone here is drinking, barely a meal being served or eaten in sight....most strange for a 'spoons.

12 hand pumps offering a range of varying strength ales with a couple of obscure ales. I go straight for 2 pints, which are both dark ones in Cotleigh's Redfire @ 4.8% & Dorset Brewing Co Jurassic @ 4.2%. The Jurassic was excellent.

The usual Wetherspoon’s natural decoration including the standard carpets throughout and then tiled floor by the bar area. Quick service at the bar from the 4 on duty, this is obviously a representation of how busy this pub is. To the front is a heated patio that is mainly frequented by smokers.

I sit in a booth with my pints and while away half an hour. This is a very good pub made even more surprising as its a 'spoons, they seem to know their clientele and the pub does feel very much like a traditional locals pub.

Worthy of a visit in my opinion.
lezford - 2 Dec 2015 14:11
Hi All

Next week.... we have an Otter issue.... Otter Beers that is!

So come on down and try their range of beers....
Otter Bright
Otter Amber
Otter Bitter
Otter Ale
Otter Head (my Favourite out of the selection...

See you soon
Jolle_GrALE - 30 Apr 2014 22:53
Dropped in late on a Monday lunchtime. Place was surprisingly full, almost all men who appeared to have time on their hands. Most special ales were "on". Ate excellent ham egg and chips which was delivered quickly and with condiments in bottles (hooray!) instead of in silly little packets.
artieleblanc - 18 Mar 2014 17:38
Hi all!

Some of you may have seen that we are infested with Red Squirrels!!!!!
9 of their ales will be available at some point this week! One barrel of each so don't miss out...!

Got some more specials beers to come!!!!

Watch this space!


Jolle_GrALE - 17 May 2013 23:26
Hi everyone
I am the new Ale 'Jolle'. Please come down to the pub to so I can introduce my team and myself. I used to work in the Wimbledon Wetherspoon for 6 years and I now have the privilege off working at the William Jolle. I'm looking to turn the William Jolle into the best ale house in Hillingdon!!! But I do need as much feedback from you guys to help!

After a very successful beer festival, I am looking to continue this trend, ordering a wide range of different beers for you to try! I am a very keen ale man, I'm not one of those who just talks the talk to entertain people, I genuinely enjoy my beers. Having helped breweries such as Sambrooks and By the Horns get their foot into Wetherspoon's, I look to do the same at the 'Jolle', giving you a verity of beers rather then the usual 'I had that in another spoons!'

But I can only do this with your help!

Up and coming at the William Jolle, is the WHOLE range of beers from The Red Squirrel Brewery! I'd like you to all come down, try these and let us know what you think!!!

Also, I have a beer festival planned for the 1st week of June, with beers from two breweries you may know of but not sampled ALL their beers!

Keep in touch

The Jolle GrAle


Jolle_GrALE - 8 May 2013 23:40
Not a bad choice if you ever find yourself in Northwood Hills and it is right next to the tube station. It's a typical Wetherspoons open plan layout and had both plenty of staff and customers on our Thursday evening visit. Beers on were Greene King Ruddles Best & IPA, Courage Directors, Butcome Bitter, Adnams Explorer & Yuletide & Blindmans Mine Beer. Cider was Westons Old Rosie. One of Wetherspoons better offerings.
blue_scrumpy - 20 Jan 2012 23:03
Average age 75
Food was horrible
Chips where cold
Got the order wrong
Bar staff didnt seem to understand English, dispite being English.
wfccasual - 30 Apr 2008 23:51
I have just been in for a few drinks and have to agree with SirGeoffrey, I too believe that the beer availabilty has improved. The food too has improved as there is a new kitchen manager who works during the day.

Looking forward to there October beer festival - starts this Friday (20th)!!
Ktmadz - 16 Oct 2006 16:28
Now has a new "over 21s" policy. The landlord says he's done it to get out the chavs and to try and make it the best pub in the area. He's also been notified that the pub will be in the "Good Beer Guide" for 2007 and has proudly put his "GBG" sicker in the window.
I hereby uprate my rating to 9 (nobody, apart from Bo Derrick has a perfect 10!).
SirGeoffrey - 14 Oct 2006 20:38
Fastduck, sorry that your meal was bad. I only use the place as a "boozer" and my recent experience has been that things have improved since my previous comment. Much less "sorry not available" and since the new legislation the longer opening hours have meant greater hangovers!
My advice would be to eat in restaurants and drink in pubs.
Also, from previous experience, I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a decent response from Wetherspoons customer service; I really don't think they are interested.
SirGeoffrey - 7 Oct 2006 19:56
Service has gone down terribly in this pub. Seemed to be different staff nearly every few weeks in the summer

Last month went in for a steak meal with a friend. The steaks were well overcooked. Also my mixed grill was delivered looking like no other mixed grill I've ever had. Thought I had the wrong meal. The meat items piled on top of each other in the middle of the plate, surround with lettuce leaves. The sauasage and Pork steak were actually missing. Complained about the missing two items they were retrieved from the kitchen. Complained to a member of staff about the meals who said they would get the manager. Twenty minutes later after being told we are busy, we left without seeing the manager.

Complained to the Wetherspoon's head office but have had no joy, one vague reply and that was a month ago. Almost as if they are treating me as a trouble making liar. Eat here at your peril!! In view of the poor response by their customer services am boycotting all Wetherspoon pubs in the area from now on.
fastduck - 29 Sep 2006 17:04
I have visited this pub a few times, its always got great beer at a great price and good food. Nice and relaxed atmosphere, one of the best pubs in Northwood Hills. Would highly recommend!!
Ktmadz - 10 Jun 2006 16:45
Was in the pub that Sunday SirGeoffrey, they were very busy. Had sold out of real ale I remember. They were in the process of putting two new barrels on. We just came back later.

Was around in the morning last week, so tried a breakfast. Went for the Farmhouse (greedy), it was excellent. Will stick to my beerintheevening (or afternoon). Therefore avoided temptation at the pump. Only six out of eight real ales on (haha). Just had a coffee, a bargain at 69p with a fancy biscuit.

Nothing can be perfect all of the time I agree but so far have had no problem with the service.
fastduck - 12 Apr 2006 13:44
Agree with fastduck, but they quite often have a lot of "Sorry not available" on offer.
I took my American cousin in for Sunday roast beef.
She was delighted and thought she was in an old English pub. Amazed when I told her the premises used to sell bathrooms!
Only 7/10 because of sometimes poor service and lack of beer.
Landlord excellent.
SirGeoffrey - 5 Apr 2006 21:36
went on a early Friday night, wasn't bad, was rather crowded, it seems to attract a more middle aged crowd on a Friday night, but things mite change later on into the night (i don't know as only stayed for 2.)

Seems a nice enough place, not the best moons around though!
Courvoisier - 25 Mar 2006 00:58
Go to the pub regularly in the week. Always find the beer in very good condition. Never had any problems with the food (and I am fussy!). The staff are friendly and fellow customers are well behaved. If you are looking for no hassle, straight-forward, visit to a local pub I heartily recommend this place to anyone
fastduck - 26 Feb 2006 00:14
Beer quality (and availability) is hit and miss. Hopeless service (stand at the kitchen entrance end of the bar, on the off-chance that a visiting bar-person might arrive from that direction and serve you). Toilet inspection sheets signed off punctually but little done to maintain the cleanliness of the facilities. Wellies handy on the weekends. I hear the food is OK but I've not tasted it - standard Moons menu. It is near the tube tho' so escape is possible - miss the Northwood Hills across the road!
NeckOil - 19 Nov 2005 13:36
Characterless with unattractive beige front doors. Has a fake library theme but still feels like the ex-bathroom showroom it was. Always a scatter of litter outsde. Known for its clients unruly behaviour. Not a nice pub.
anonymous - 16 Nov 2005 14:45
A Wetherspoon's pub - nice beer, handy for Northwood Hills tube station - that's all.
edrok666 - 21 Aug 2005 15:02
Good pub, excellant bar staff, Stella at nice prices, good food and a no smoking area, marvellous !!!!
ChelseaLes - 3 Mar 2005 10:36

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