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Spotted Bull, Hemel Hempstead

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Seems to be on the up with a new owner and new d├ęcor. Craft beers are very nice and my wife likes the range of wines on offer. Friendly bar staff so hope that the pub is able to attract the right crowd. At a recent visit a pedestrian got run over outside the pub and the landlord was straight out there with the first aid kit until the ambulance arrived.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 1 Dec 2014 08:13
Recently had a refurb and a facelift in a cosy-hipster style. Looks nice, will definitely check it out and hopefully it's another step in Apsley's regeneration.
edwright83 - 4 Nov 2014 15:53
This was pub number 3 on a quick crawl of Apsley and this was by far the strangest pub of the lot. It has obviously fallen on hard times as the lease is up for rent, there's no real ale on hand pump but there were bottles of Old Speckled Hen available.

There were only 2 other punters in as well as me and my companion and the friendly barman.

Not a bad pub it just feels like someone's front room and was almost empty.

lezford - 14 Oct 2013 17:47
Sorry, but to respond to 'Bonzodog' below you utter cretin.

What exactly is it about hard working builders have a relaxing pint after a long day thats is so offensive to you ?

No doubt its the fact thats its a 'proper pub' and not one of these poxy restaurant/bars.

Speaking as a normal person (and not a stuck up - im better than you type of thing), this pub is not bad at all, nipped in during one lunch and had a nice pint of the black stuff and a chat with the landlord and watched the cricket on the big TV, was nice and relaxing friendly atmosphere, I would have absolutely no problem going back to be honest.

buzzy - 9 Jun 2011 16:01
Absolute eyesore. Frequented by builders and council estate trash. I'd happier see it gone. Brings Apsley down into the gutter
bonzodog1 - 27 Apr 2011 22:42
what ever happened to the coupple who ran it? would be great to get in touch with them again. felix boxmore.
anonymous - 6 Jan 2007 17:40
when does it open?
anonymous - 6 Jan 2007 17:38
great pub
paul007 - 6 Jan 2007 17:37
Should soon be open. Will never be the same as years ago when Jock and Maureen ran it.Still theres always the White Lion down the road
anonymous - 29 Nov 2006 16:08
Boarded up at the moment. Please someone tell me that its down to some kinda accident involving the car park bungee jumping! Please,....
kmcs - 25 Sep 2006 16:39
Still Hertfordshire's premier gay venue.. but don't be put off if like me you're straight, there's a welcoming atmosphere for all. Particularly good food from the carvery, and service is excellent - totally genuine. Recommend to anyone
shw501 - 13 Jul 2006 13:16
Revolting, threatening dump populated by violent morons. Avoid at all costs.
anonymous - 19 Jun 2006 17:06
what a waste of a pottentially good pub, loads of pool tables, big bar,jukebox, but nobody interested as no atmosphere and right dump, please somebody sort it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chrissyboy - 26 Mar 2006 16:28

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