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The Vine, Hillingdon

Always had an enjoyable time in this pub. Good place to have a beer or two and a chat although the no smoking at the bar rule was taken to an extreme the last time I was in there - I swear I was about 5 foot from the bar having a smoke! Anyway apart from that I'd say it was worth a look.

9 Feb 2006 22:21

The Swan, Ruislip

Was back up there the other week for the first time in years. Quiet for a Thursday night but at least that meant you got served quickly. Might have to pop back again soon to see if it is livelier at weekends.

9 Feb 2006 22:16

The Aqua Hotel and Bar, Shanklin

Lovely place - friendly staff and great views. Thoroughly recommended.

13 Sep 2005 21:34

Hennessey's, Kingsbury

Not a bad place although it had more than it's fair share of 'lads' in there when I visited.

13 Sep 2005 21:32

JJ Moon's, Kingsbury

The couple of times I've been in there it was full of the aforementioned noisy Indian blokes as well as a few pond life's who looked like they'd fight their own mother if she looked at them the wrong way. Not a pleasant experience.

13 Sep 2005 21:31

Extra Time, Barbican

Not impressed, to be honest. No atmosphere, bar staff were surly and it was expensive. I won't be back.

13 Sep 2005 21:19

The Beehive, Vauxhall

Spent the evening in there after the Ashes win at the Oval. Friendly staff and I'll definitely be back there again.

13 Sep 2005 21:16

The Freemasons Arms, Hampstead

Went there last night and thought it was a cracking pub despite what other people have posted on here. Big patio area out the front is ideal for summer drinking and although it was quite busy, I never had to queue for too long at the bar. Will definitely be back !

19 Aug 2005 13:14

The Civil Engineer, Greenford

In fairness, I've not been in here for about 3 years so it may have changed but the beer always tasted very chemically and the food was over priced. Staff were friendly enough.

18 Aug 2005 16:54

Baroosh, Uxbridge

Baroosh - sponsored by Burberry. 'Nuff said

18 Aug 2005 16:49

The Coach and Horses, Ickenham

This used to be my local in the early 90's and it was an absolute dive ! My first night in there the landlord was attacked by someone he'd barred the night before. I moved away a few years back so hadn't been in there for a while and I have to say that it's unrecognisable. It's a listed building, I believe, so although the outside hasn't changed, the interior is completely different with a massive no smoking section and big bar. There is a big mix of ages in there and weekend evenings it's rammed with under 30's before they head off for the Bright Lights of...ermm...Uxbridge ;-)

18 Aug 2005 16:47

Sweeney's, Ruislip

Definitely a good venue for watching sport - plenty of screens so you have got a better than average chance of having an uninterrupted view. It also seems to attract more than it's fair share of totty on football nights so that should be reason to go on it's own !

18 Aug 2005 16:41

J J Moons, Ruislip Manor

Typical Wetherspoons pub so don't expect anything else. It actually used to be an OK pub to visit but over the last few years it seems to have attracted more than it's fair share of chav's. Mind you, that could be said of Ruislip as a town, in truth. Shame as Gil has run the place for years and the last time I was in there he looked like he'd had enough.

18 Aug 2005 16:36

The Woodman, Highgate

Have visited the place a few times and it's not one that I'd consider recommending, to be honest. As Hugh said, the toilets are pretty grim. I also found myself being attacked by flying insects in the beer garden which is right on Archway Road. Inside is OK and it does have big screens for the football but there have been some rough old customers in there the few times I've visited which, to be honest, were only because I was gagging for a beer after getting off the tube at Highgate ! Shame - it has so much potential.

18 Aug 2005 16:33

The Maid of Muswell, Muswell Hill

I stumbled (literally !) across the Maid a couple of months back and have been a regular visitor ever since. It's a lovely pub which is clean and tidy, has a good range of beers available (including strawberry beer - a favourite of my housemate !) and the staff are always friendly. A good wine list and menu - the food is good - and a BBQ in the summer. Little bit pricey but it's Muswell Hill - what do you expect ?

18 Aug 2005 16:27

The White Horse, Hedgerley

An absolute must if you're a real ale drinker. Always a big selection and it has such a charm about the place. The drawbacks are the size - it's tiny - and the fact it is in the middle of nowhere so someone has to drive.

18 Aug 2005 16:16

The Black Horse, Iver Heath

I haven't been in there for a while but I used to drink in here regularly. The staff were always friendly and the food was pretty good. Had a private function there a year or so ago and the staff couldn't do enough to make sure the event went well. Very reasonably priced and a recommended pub.

18 Aug 2005 16:13

Ha Ha Bar and Canteen, Muswell Hill

Possibly the most expensive pub in Muswell Hill and that is saying something ! If the place had a great atmosphere and the service was great then it might be worth the extra money but, sadly, it takes forever to be served by the staff who on the visits I've made have always had a face like a smacked bum...

18 Aug 2005 16:07

The John Baird, Muswell Hill

Have only been in there once and there was a rum ol' mix of people. Friendly enough and I'll probably pop in there again soon as it's possibly the best pub on/off Broadway.

18 Aug 2005 16:05

The Village, Muswell Hill

Been in there twice. I figured that the rude, inattentive staff may have been a one-off. They weren't. There won't be a third visit.

18 Aug 2005 16:03

O'Neills, Muswell Hill

Pretty much a typical O'Neills pub. As everyone else has said, great for watching sport and it's always rammed for football. The menu is par for the course - have to say the double bacon cheeseburger rocks - but nothing special. I took a non-smoking friend in there, though, and they were shocked at the size of the no smoking area - a couple of chairs and a sofa as you walk in. The setting, of course, makes for an interesting first visit though the novelty will wear off....

18 Aug 2005 15:59

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