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Three Tuns, Uxbridge

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Three ales on tap that are not hard to find elsewhere: London Pride, Old Speckled Hen and the awful Doom Bore. I had a couple of pints of Pride which were good but I would have preferred to see a decent guest beer in place of one of these. Good pub, very conservative with its beer choice.
Tom_Turd - 27 Jul 2015 21:57
The Three Tuns is conveniently situated opposite the tube station. It has a nice old-fashioned feel to it. Unusually you go down a couple of steps to the main bar area at the rear. But there is seating at the ground floor near the door and also in a courtyard to the side. Ales were fairly mainstream - Doom Bar, London pride & Old Speckled Hen. But the Westons Country Perry was doing a good trade. Pity the ale range isn't more adventurous.
blue_scrumpy - 29 Jun 2015 20:53
Please go there while there is still one old fashioned unpretentious pub left in Uxbridge. The Pride was spot on, I know it isn't rocket science, but it's more than most pubs seem capable of these days. Freindly staff and quick service although this was at 15-00h ish. The joys of being retired.
Brucie55 - 9 Apr 2014 19:37
I call in as it's the nearest pub to the station before my train is due. There is a long queue at the bar. The guy before me orders a sandwich. The one barmaid on duty then walks away to make the said somewhat dodgy looking sandwich while the queue watches on. Having made the dodgy sandwich she then ignores the rest of us and serves her mates who have just walked in.

After a twenty five minute wait to get served I finally sit down with my pint. A loud drunk in a football shirt is becoming increasingly loud and agressive and proceeds to shoulder barge a completely innocent stranger (ie me) sitting at a table minding his own business reading the paper.

You can draw your own conclusions. Hope your experience of this pub is better than mine.
strangetorpor - 6 Jan 2013 11:13
Nice looking pub, good location on the Highstreet is probably the sole reason why this pub does good business. The boss is a psychopath who treats his staff and his regulars very poorly, often publicly verbally attacking them, ensuring that his staff as well as the paying customers feel very uncomfortable whilst in the pub. Not a nice man. Good pub for the one off drink but definitely won't be making it one of my locals.
Mint03 - 2 Nov 2012 12:20
Good pub,can attract some of the unwashed,i met a chap called Alan in there whilst in the toilet had his hand down the back of his jeans and explained that he had to push his hemorrhoids up his bum otherwise its a bugger to sit down,he tried to shake my hand with the whole toilet stinking of arse.he never washed his hands and walked out straight to the bar and kept smelling his hand whilst waiting for his beer.But apart from that it is a quaint old pub that you could have a good old session in!
mrslandingham - 11 Oct 2012 20:40
A very basic pub which hasn't been updated since the 19th century. Creature comfort is not the reason you would go here. It's more of a convenience pub as it's so close to Uxbridge tube station. My reason for going to this pub is that they serve Old Speckled Hen ale which is hard to come by in the Uxbridge area. Young people don't go here - they're all in Wetherspoons down the High Street, so it's usually full of old men like me!
The manager is a bit of a head-case. He once threw me out for laughing too loud. There were six of us drinking in there and we were having a laugh. That's what you do. Never mind, it was his loss, we just spent our money elsewhere.
Imnotnormal - 29 Jun 2011 10:35
Nice pub to meet up with friends for a quiet drink, friendly bar staff except for the landlord who ignores his regulars except for for his little band of cronies. A lot of effort has gone into the smoking area but I have seen a RAT running round, probably nothing to do with the pub but still a bit off putting. Never seen any trouble in this pub and a wide age range of customers who seem to add to the atmosphere.
Goldfinger - 6 Dec 2010 12:55
Situated virtually opposite Uxbridge tube station, The Three Tuns is an attractive looking former coaching inn in the pedestrianised part of the High Street. It's a 350 year old Grade 2 listed building.

An imposing looking Tudor style exterior gives way to a split level interior. The front part has a hot food counter, indicating that, perhaps unusually nowadays, food is served direct as opposed to being cooked to order. Down a few stairs is the bar counter and a low ceilinged bar with a flagstoned floor. It's a fairly standard cut-and-paste pub interior with that generic high street pub chain outlet feel to it ( eg - fruit machines, cheap drink promotional posters ) and nothing of specific note. It's part of the Punch Taverns portfolio.

There's an outside patio at the back, a more welcoming conservatory style courtyard at the side and some seats outside at the front where you can watch the shoppers passing by.

I paid a brief visit to this pub after watching the Middlesex v Sussex county cricket game up the road.

Beers on were Speckled Hen, Adnams Bitter, Marstons Pedigree and Tetleys. The Adnams - 2.90p - was reasonable. Worthy of comment is the fact that, during my visit, there seemed to be noticeably more real ale trade than is often the case in a pub of this genre.

I'd describe the pub as a perfectly adequate, but somewhat average bog standard town high street chain pub outlet. However, unless someone can recommend me a better alternative in the vicinity of the station - and I didn't immediately see any other pubs that looked worthy of investigation - a return visit next time I'm here for the cricket is reasonably likely
JohnBonser - 27 Jul 2010 13:08
My first visit last weekend. What a lovely pub. Excellent range of beers and very reasonable. Food is also excellent value and the young ladies behind the bar work hard and are very friendly. Apart from the usual couple of yobs who were swearing, because of their limited vocabulary (they should have been chucked out) this is a nice place.
skippybn21 - 13 Jul 2010 09:12
A great pub to enjoy a realy well kept pint or two on the way home from work and un-wind after a slow tube journey.
Very efficient and friendly service. Cheers, John.
JohnnyBGoode - 18 Feb 2010 12:34
Nice place to sup a good beer. The staff there when I visited were efficient and friendly which always adds something to a session. Handy for the tube afterwards as a wobbled out.
Essex_Bear - 27 Feb 2009 17:09
I like this pub, it is not a great pub, as it's a typical suburb townie kinda place and you don't always get a local feel. it is often packed with too many office workers getting silly. But it's consistent and reliable with decent beer and clientelle, and clean. They've made a lot of effort with the smoking area out back too which seems to have a little party all of it's own going on. If I had to pick my fave pub in Uxbridge centre it is this one by miles.
ladyday - 18 Jul 2008 15:47
Really nice pub, good food, good beer too.
Only downside might be at lunchtimes - always feels like a OAP tour bus has stopped by.
Shards - 12 Jul 2008 08:56
Always been a great pub. Ate here a couple of months ago and the food was really nice - traditional pub fare and not expensive. Staff are friendly. Quite a good atmosphere and never had a problem in the many years been going here on and off. Definitely keep on dropping by when in Uxbridge. One of the best pubs in the town area.
Tobyboy - 11 May 2008 11:03
I drink in here sometimes after work with my workchums and its a decent boozer to unwind in. I like the beer and the old look of the place. The landlord has been in charge for years so the anonymous chap was wrong as previously said.

Not the cheapest pint in the area (The Met is your best bet for that), but sometimes a nice change from same old same old and at least its a cheap option to somewhere like Baroosh. Which is why Uxbridge is not as bad as some say it is for boozers - you can choose between a load of pubs depending on how much moolah you have in your wallet. Take a score out to the tuns and you will still manage to get a fair few pints. Take a score to baroosh and you won't get that far.

tombsie - 16 Mar 2008 12:37
Excellent real ale old world pub great for a quiet drink.
unreal1066 - 3 Feb 2008 11:21
i was in there last night and i reckon you wont find a better boozer in Uxbridge than this one. Great atmosphere and a lovely drop of 'Rosy Nosy' Xmas ale to boot. also you can fall out of here and straight onto the tube
teflon33 - 23 Dec 2006 11:00
Is anonymous talking about the right pub? I'm not aware of any management change; Brian has been in charge for about 100 years!!!
Also Brian does not suffer chavs, or any other ****holes gladly, which makes this a nice pub for middle aged boozers like me.
SirGeoffrey - 7 Oct 2006 20:02
Used to be good, but is slipping down the Chav ladder, the management changed last year and he is rarely there leaving the bar staff in charge
anonymous - 3 Oct 2006 12:14
Been to this pub several times over the past few years and it gets progressively worse. Sticky table tops and full ashtrays appear to be the norm. Dull and uninteresting decor with a landlord whom I have never seen smile. On last visit the beer tasted flat and I was ill after eating there - would not return and advise you not to go.
beerpig - 7 Jun 2006 12:16
nice traditional pub which gets busy on weekends, dont get too many pissed up youngsters in there which in Uxbridge is rare
anonymous - 21 Mar 2006 22:37
Hadn't been in for years - a nice pub, with an apparently civilized clientele.
It's just so thoroughly pleasant!
railtracksurvivor - 7 Jan 2006 13:02
seating area outside is so cosy and reasonable price drinks. only fault of this pub is that it's a bit old mannish, as commented before.
anonymous - 9 Oct 2005 17:33
My favourite pub in Uxbridge at the moment! Cheap and affordable but cosy and friendly at the same time. The food is excellent and there is loads of seating out the front and back of the pub! TOP BANANA!
CharleyMouse - 12 Sep 2005 12:13
Quite a dark old fashioned pub, which is good. Certainly better than many of the other nearby chav-infested places so would recommend.
TheGP - 25 Jun 2005 12:36
My Fave place for secret assignations(!), nice and quiet, great fire good rotating choice of real ales, and a great place to chill out after a saturday shop.
zagreb - 26 Jan 2005 20:15
Improved pub, with a good range of drinks that are cheap. Tied with THE GOOD YARN as cheapest pub in Uxbridge. The decor is old fashioned and has low ceiling by bar (if you're tall). Quiet compared to other pubs in the town centre, but that is a good thing if you want to escape the hotspots.
NC - 5 Oct 2004 10:13
alright, but a bit 'old mannish' to be honest.
danielle - 3 Jul 2004 15:14
Lived in Uxbridge for just over a year and this was one of my favourite pubs. Good quality and pleasant surroundings.
Ceri - 28 Apr 2004 15:50
I went to Brunel Univ. and the three tuns was a regular haunt. Nice ambience and unusually good Tetleys for the South.
Ian Butcher - 19 Nov 2003 18:50
Together with the Queen's Head round the corner in Windsor Street the Tuns is always a safe bet for a jar in Uxbridge town centre. Served me up a fine pint of the black stuff the other day for which I'm always grateful.
LB - 16 Oct 2003 23:48
Last of the few. Flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace, original beams,some trestle tables, excelent quality real ales. Pleasant covered outside area. Upper front bar serves good food.
John - 10 Sep 2003 08:57
Nice old pub, end of the Metropolitan Line in Uxbridge
Andy Wilcock - 17 Dec 2002 14:51

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