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A care home for delinquent baseball cap wearing indecents, hitherto known as chavs
Dancing_Daises - 15 Jan 2012 18:26
full of loud upstarts
keith888 - 21 Sep 2010 21:14
Service was OK and there were enough seating areas to be able to have a quiet pint. Large unoccupied restaurant area through which you have to walk to get to the toilets. TV's on but volume switched off. Not a place I'd spend an evening in but perhaps average enough for a couple of lunchtimers.
simonjolty - 22 Apr 2010 01:23
I never used to go into this pub until it was taken over a couple years ago. The new manager has really improved things. Before she took over, I was told that the pub was full of rowdy people (mostly men) with pool tables and sports which adds to a rowdy atmosphere. I cannot comment on the old managers running of The Vine but I have only had one bad experience since they left and the staff dealt with it superbly and I left not feeling one bit angry. I have also recommended many of my friends and family to go here too.

The food is lovely. Yes maybe the prices are more than your "local" pub but I'm sure I'm not the only person who is willing to pay a bit more for good food.
I also enjoy going in with the girlies for a bottle of wine in the evening as the atmosphere created is lovely and always makes me want to return.

As for those who believe this pub is "chav-city" (no offence intended) they should revisit The Vine in order to see that this is not the case anymore. The pool tables have been gone for over two years now so no more rudeness you'd get!

All in all, this pub is one of the best in the area and I would choose to come here first over anywhere else in the area and will continue to do so!
irish_rose5 - 24 Feb 2010 01:54
This place Really is chav-city. It is a place best avoided unless you drive a white van. Bloody awful food, idiots both sides of the bar, and while we were trying to play pool, someone sat on it and refused to move. Avoid.

zagreb - 19 Nov 2009 17:46
Awful place. Cheap M/W meals, no ale but loads of chavs and alcho pops. Certainly not recommended.
Dancing_Daises - 1 Nov 2009 18:39
Really surprised to see it rated so lowly. Newly decorated, very friendly staff, good selection of beers and a 'pie of the day' to die for. Decent quiz on Thursday nights too, although it is one of those 'off the shelf' jobs.
southendjames - 21 Sep 2009 16:49
Enjoyed several nice meals in this pub, whilst on a trip over in the uk visiting friends and family. Nice atmsophere too.
TheObserver48 - 1 Jun 2009 20:56
I visited the Vine on 22/12/08 we have been there at least 8 times previously. (each time costing between 45 to 88 pounds)
The menu had changed (thats ok) the prices had increased (ok as well). The service and food however was less than adequete. When we dared to point this out the supervisor that evening became very confrontational and power hungry. Instead of discussing the issues quietly and calmly with me she stood about 2 feet away and raised her voice so other customers could hear. Very unprofessional and unplesant. When someone tells you respectfully and quitely that the food is not the same standard it usually is that does NOT mean a discount is wanted. We shall not return and maybe the people in charge should realise there are many resturants who not only provide amazing food but they also make you feel welcome enough to want to return and spend your hard earned cash!
happygirl - 24 Nov 2008 14:47
What the hell is going on with this pub?
Went in there on a Sunday recently for lunch only to be confronted with a ridiculously loud Irish karaoke people who came for lunch were walking out. They want to make up there minds its either a restaurant or an Irish themed bar. Where have all the staff gone? I canít believe that they all had some thing better to do. Seems a bit odd to me. I take back all I said before avoid at all costs. Visit Pat at The Prince Of Wales.

bigdog1000 - 18 Sep 2008 20:07
The Vine was fine before they went and refurbished it. If you went in there on a friday night it would be packed solid with people drinking in there until around 10-11 when they would continue on into uxbridge. You would also get a lot of people in there when the football was on, and teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs were on. Since they done it up it's been like someone died. I drink elsewhere now
Dave88 - 6 Mar 2008 18:06
Thought I`d pop in and take a look on friday, heard loads about the dodgy refurb. The place was practically empty, this at 8.30 on a friday night. There seemed to be a distinct lack of younger people in there, perhaps that was the reason for the revamp. I must admit I quite liked the old Vine, drank there on and off for many years, not sure as to why the change of image, it was very popular as a sports type bar, now just seems to be another ponced up local pub .
TSW - 17 Feb 2008 15:08
The London Pride is not very good in here, in fact it was the worst I've had for ages. They don't need beer like this if they can't look after it.
fuzzfeast - 17 Dec 2007 08:36
sorry littledog2000 but who is chris
bigdog1000 - 27 Nov 2007 16:56
my wife and i visited 2 weeks after the re launch and i must say the decor and atmosphere was second to none.
however the food wasn't the best there are a few pubs locally with a cheaper and tastier offering(no offence chris) overall i would go back but possibly not to eat.
littledog2000 - 18 Nov 2007 23:16
This pub serves
London Pride
Youngs Best
Both cask ales definately not fakes.
Has no juke box and the manageress has never allowed chavs it does have two tv's but the sound is switched off.
bigdog1000 - 26 Sep 2007 17:55
A decent pub has:

A Choice of well kept Real ale
NO Jukebox
NO Chavs

This one doesn't qualify on any account, I'm afraid
tanya_alc - 24 Sep 2007 01:01
This pub has just under gone a re-vamp.
It only has two TVís and appears to have gone away from being mainly sports orientated. It now has three bitters and a fine selection of lagers (no fosters). It also has a new menu with some excellent dishes (love the Irish stew) unfortunately the two meals for £5.95 deal has gone but hey, you cannot have everything and is now female friendly.
With a disco every Friday.
As for being the poor relation to the other pubs in the area as far as I am concerned, it is and always has been far superior to anything else round about (no offence Pat).
As for the staff being unfriendly, they have always been extremely polite on my visits.

bigdog1000 - 21 Sep 2007 19:22
Been here a few times over the last two years.
Has so much potential, but wants to be a young persons/students pub - which isn't bad thing, just not for me.

Shards - 18 May 2007 11:33
Stopped in here Saturday lunchtime on route to Birmingham to watch the Arsenal, Spurs match, given the Gunners fans in our group desperately wanted to watch the game. I used to live in the area years ago, so this was a nostalgic re-visit to one of my favourite pubs back then to watch televised football. I am pleased to say The Vine has not lost any of its charm, cosiness and character.

We were served quickly at the bar by the friendly female bar staff and despite arriving ten minutes before kick-off, we all got seats (6 of us) and had 2 tables for our food orders. My lasagne for £5.25 was delicious and there were selected meals also on special offer when 2 were purchased.

Despite the juxtaposition of Arsenal and Spurs fans here, there was a jovial atmosphere, with numerous screens showing the game and commentary turned up to a reasonable level (Phoenix in Victoria take note!. For those not too fussed about the football (I support beleaguered Charlton, but have Arsenal players in my fantasy football team), there is a pool table and the quality Golden Tee golf machine to keep you occupied. There is also the machine that has the decent Bullseye, Hangman and Who Wants to be a Millionaire games on it, which have this tendency to swallow many of my pound coins!

Great dťcor to provide the foundation for a great spacious pub to watch televised football in. Would certainly come here again to watch football if in the Hillingdon/Uxbridge area.

Searching_for_H_Files - 4 Dec 2006 10:55
The poor relation to the other nearby pubs. Generally, unfriendly bar staff and management. For use only in emergencies.
the.authority - 13 Jul 2006 14:07
Good pub all round in my book. T.v.s situated everywhere so ideal if football on. Good lager and a goood price too. Typical pub grub and get 2 for 6 quid if i remember.
anonymous - 16 Apr 2006 04:10
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.
MikeyBee - 9 Feb 2006 22:21
A pleasant pub which offers many screens for viewing sport, and is well supported by young people living in the area or at lunch time by those working locally. Friendly landlord and staff. Good meals at reasonable prices. Only drawback is that it hads 0nly one brand of bitter
pcostley - 4 Oct 2005 22:12

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