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Hart & Spool, Borehamwood

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user reviews of Hart & Spool, Borehamwood

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Reasonable range of real ales. Food and ale to Whetherspoons standard. Service OK, staff were friendly if a little snowed under with the lunchtime trade.
IMG1975 - 10 Dec 2013 19:53
Customers look and sound like they are auditioning for a part in an X-rated version of 'Shameless'. Ale selection utterly unimaginative. 0/10.
wobblybob - 27 Sep 2013 22:25
Snarling_Mallard is spot on and this place has not improved since his visit.

Only redeeming feature is Wetherspoons prices. Otherwise the manager and area manager ought to be sacked. Uninterested staff, filthy and unmaintained toilets. The bar area always looks like its been ransacked.
Old_Todger - 30 Nov 2012 18:43
Another dreadful Wetherspoons. No unusual ales on, tried the Ruddles, which was appalling. The place is also a complete dive - pretty much like the rest of B'wood.
anonymous - 5 May 2011 23:49
Typically plastic ‘Spoons that wouldn’t be particularly memorable for me had it not been the pub where I spent most of the day that I was made redundant after 25 years (well there is bugger all else about in Borehamwood). The proximity of the film studios virtually next door and the BBC not far away means there is always a good chance of spotting a celebrity (I’m sure even the rich and famous have to resort to Wetherspoons at some time) or, if you are really lucky, maybe a legion of Roman centurians or Star Wars Stormtroopers may pop in on their lunch break. There are plenty of Hand Pumps although my last visit was during the ale festival so I can’t speak for normal selections. It’s very much a ‘Spoons by numbers but the local competition is so dismal that it does serve a more than worthwhile purpose. Note – the Elstree Inn prominently displayed on the frontage refers to the hotel above the pub, not the pub itself.
RogerB - 19 Sep 2009 10:03
I last drank in this pub around 15 years ago when I worked in Borehamwood and went back to see how it had changed. The answer was not a lot, there are now a couple of TV’s but everything else seems to be in a bit of a timewarp. Same layout, same furnishings, same décor and same clientele. Far from one of the best Wetherspoons, they had a good selection of ales on but it didn’t look the sort of place where you’d trust either the beer or the food. Having said that I did have a decent pint of Butcombe Blonde. "

Millay - 10 Sep 2007 18:06
Great boozer. Clare, Emma & Fay - gorgeous!
hitmanstud - 17 Jul 2007 15:45
Cheap. Extremely smoky. Tacky tables not cleaned. Difficult to get a seat. Not comfortable.
Beer not bad though.

HertsMan - 9 Nov 2006 01:09
Is the place to meet up 4 a cheap drink before leaving to a better place,often gets packed and it is hard to get served especially when the bar staff are not the quickest, is famed for the local army of bums which take up more or less every seat, watever you do dont get into a conversation with a bum because you l be in for 3 hours of relentless verbal pain, this place is ideal for a lunchtime meal but has a very small cellar which results in warm beer and dead pints when I go i drink bottled beer dont have a pint from the taps the quality is very poor.
anonymous - 29 Jul 2006 17:26
A gr8 place to start ur evening as many of the locals start here because its cheap and a nice atmosphere! some moody ppl behind the bar but they are now getting new bar staff in to get rid off the oldmoody f**kers!
anonymous - 11 Apr 2006 14:45
Not bad for a JD pub could do with getting the red Squirrel beer back.

All beer kept well but do like to give out warm glasses when they are busy.

Food is out quickley and cleared quiockley very good set of staff,
tubbygit - 26 Nov 2005 15:29
Better than average Wetherspoon. Good beer range, well kept. Knowlegeable staff. They kick smokers out of the non-smoking area which is a bit of a change for a JDW.
oiyou - 23 Jun 2005 11:38
Its okay but what not go my self. Someone tell me where is good in borehamwood?
anonymous - 7 Feb 2005 13:46
typical whetherspoons full of drunks and old men. Cheap booze though and the landlord is friendly.
bhamwoodgal - 19 Dec 2004 14:37

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