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The Bull Inn, Whitwell - pub details

Address: High St, Whitwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19363) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Stevenage (3.8 miles), Knebworth (4.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.7/10 (rated by 10 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Maidens Head, Whitwell (0.1 miles), Strathmore Arms, St Pauls Walden (0.8 miles), White Horse, Kimpton (1.7 miles), Boot, Kimpton (1.9 miles)

 

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Unfortunately, this is very disappointing as our only village pub - a cross between something out of The League of Gentlemen and Straw Dogs.

A visit here is irredeemably blighted by several toxic locals. On the one side is an ever present drunken Northern Irish guy who seems to have been quite understandably 'retired early' and spends his days drinking and getting in people's faces. Then there is some aggressive, lumbering halfwit who arrives in a Stagg plumbing van that is also used to swerve home and who spends the intervening period glowering, jostling people and attempting to intimidate or start a fight. Don't Stagg have a policy regarding the use of their work vehicles? I certainly wouldn't use them if they employ idiots like that. The landlady complains that the locals don't use the pub. Is it a surprise? It is a real shame. We make the journey to the Red Lion in Preston so we can have a civil drink without being harassed by knuckle-draggers.
InBreadWeTrust - 26 Nov 2015 14:17
I have called in here 4 times, and each time it has been a really nice, friendly pub. Has some decent ale - Timothy Taylor and always a fire going. Locals have always been friendly, too. For me, a perfect pub.
Tom316 - 13 Feb 2014 00:54
I can thoroughly recommend the maidens head which is in walking distance... felt like i'd walked in during an arguement (30/10 afternoon)... The beer i rushed to drink to get out was actually very good! If i lived closer I'd probably make the effort here as it seems to stay open very late - however as a visitor its the maidens head for me
adgi - 3 Nov 2011 19:27
Nice old Inn but really only for locals. Very Friendly pub. Nice Village.
humphtydumpty - 2 Oct 2009 18:20
Quite nice pub, although not not my style. Looked more of a football TV type of place at first but enjoyed a nice pint there nonetheless.
Wirral_RealAlians - 25 Mar 2008 21:24

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