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Busy Irish pub serving drinks in plastic glasses for the masses of football fans. The bar is central to it all, with pretty much standing room only around. But there was slightly more space at the rear. Beyond the toilets was an outdoor patio with plenty of space and a few smokers. Championship football was showing on multiple TVs. Bombardier was the only ale on. Very basic pub with little character and little to recommend it.
blue_scrumpy - 11 Apr 2016 19:30
Very old pub which would be better if it stocked a well-kept real ale. Only Bombardier was available and I'm afraid it was a rather mediocre pint. Nevertheless the barmaid was very friendly and chatty, and the clientele was a distinct cut above the lot just up the road at The One Bell. Watford is a a desert when it comes to decent pubs, but this is one of the better ones. Just sort your beer out.
Number11 - 1 Mar 2015 14:13
Looks like this pub has re opened after a refit
Wood floor entrance . Snug with leather sofas
Perimeter seating removed much improved nice staff very much refreshed nice pint selling two real ales and a wide selection of craft bottles beers inc fruit & wheat beers from around the world
Robusto2000 - 11 Oct 2012 07:23
I used to visit a couple of years ago and they did a good selection of 3 rotating ales. Seems now only to be one and not stored well. Typical old boozer with pub grub but I only stayed for one last time and don't fancy another visit. I suggest - give it a try yourself to see if I had bad experience but not for me.
busker999 - 6 Jun 2012 20:14
This was my local for 12 years
Cookalina - 24 Apr 2012 22:49
I go to this pub when I go to visit my mother who now lives in a nearby retirement residence. The pub has changed hands recently and no longer serves Jack O'Legs. Both times that I have visited recently I have felt that the ale does not seem to be all that well kept and so I have not stayed for a second.
fulhamjon - 11 Mar 2012 18:59
A short walk from Watford High Street station, this pub is nice for a quick drink before a game at Vicarage Road. I have never known it to be busy and the beer range is OK.
It is looking a bit tired and the toilets could do with some

JonnyConsumer - 14 Nov 2011 15:26
Currently visiting a pub at every station on London Overground. Did this pub for Watford High Street. Fairly decent pub, bit rough round the edges. Had a decent pint of Tim Taylor Landlord.
hillzy - 7 Jun 2011 22:06
Only decent pub in Watford I found. Served 2 well kept ales - Tring Jack O Legs and Roosters Hedgehodge was the guest. Not too unwelcoming. Didn't have any hassle from Watford fans being in my Tangerine colours.
Will stick to this place next season as the other pubs on high street and near the football ground weren't worth visiting.
bloomfieldjpm - 25 Aug 2009 10:18
Comfortable traditional pub that doesn’t look very welcoming from the outside but is very pleasant when you venture in. As Millay describes below the pub has a public / saloon set up either side of a central horseshoe bar. The public area supports a pool table and dartboard towards the back and the saloon side is in two parts, a frontal area with a flat screen tele for the sport and a quieter snug area behind. The pub also benefits from a decent garden area outback equipped with a smoking hut.
The Tring Brewery Jack O’ Legs was complemented by Davenports Summer Storm at the time of my visit and both were in good condition.
This is not a great pub, but it is by miles the best traditional boozer within the Watford Town Centre ring road.

Gann - 9 Aug 2009 07:48
Still a bit too tolerant of kids and dogs in the bar for my liking but I was pleased to note recently that they have doubled their real ale range, albeit only to two. They’ve had the local Tring Brewery Jack O’ Legs as a regular and have now supplemented it with Skinners Betty Stogs.

Millay - 21 Sep 2008 15:44
When in Watford, its worth going here - no nonsense, probably the only pub on the High Street with any character. Worth the walk from the top end of town - and theres a good Fish and Chip cafe just a few doors down too!
The_Wandering_Geordie - 29 Apr 2008 23:22
A small pub of the traditional kind with a fairly open plan layout. There’s a horseshoe shaped bar with a snug on one side and an area with a pool table on the other. Doing away with the pool table would provide a lot more space but there is usually enough for the regulars. It does get busy when Watford are at home as it is used by many home fans. One real ale on usually from the local Tring Brewery. Close to the bottom of the High Street and well away from the WKD and shots bars in the Parade so it retains a traditional feel.
Millay - 8 Dec 2007 19:50
Good local pub in the town centre, few real ales but better than most of the remaining dross further up into the High Street.
Bonzos_beard - 25 Nov 2007 19:55
Good mix of customers in there and they have a proper old fashioned land lady. Polite and friendly but will not have any nonsense.
Bigfatbald - 11 Sep 2007 18:54
Good little traditional local's pub with friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Only Jack-O-Legs for the beer fan, though.
scathingpubreviewer - 30 Jul 2007 16:05
Still just the Jack O'Legs for the beer drinker but it's a nice pint and they keep it well. Decent pub.
dyyony - 25 Apr 2007 14:33
Only one real ale on offer - Trings' Jack O' Legs for a long time as far as I know - but has a reputation for being well kept.

A number of TVs for watching sport and very nicely decorated. The central bar naturally divides the pub and there's a pool table in the far corner.

It's a pity there's only one real ale on; if they upped it to 2-3 this would make a big difference, as everything else is good. There are very few decent pubs in Watford so it's worth checking this place out.
spacedz - 9 Mar 2006 16:55
Went here last Paddy's night. Nice crowd. Nice pint. Great duo called Mick and Rebecca playing some sound songs.
Alcoholic_Anonymous - 20 Oct 2005 19:18
Despite its position on the High Street, Watford is a pleasant normal locals pub with average beer, traditional seats and tables and a pool table. Not a stunning pub but worth a visit for a quiet drink and friendly people.
anonymous - 25 Jul 2005 22:21

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