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I called in with my wife about 9 months ago for the first time in 25 years! It had changed... It's well laid out in a smart but informal way in a sort of "traditional country pub design". It seemed mainly, but not exclusively, for diners. This is not unreasonable, as the immediate population is not very high. The garden is small but pleasant enough, and the place is dog friendly.

There were a couple of decent beers - the name of the guest beer eludes me - I think I had the Charles Wells - no complaints. I ordered a glass of wine for my wife and was staggered when I was charged the best part of £6! When asked why this was, the opportunistic barman told me that as I hadn't been specific, he had given me that wine - the cooking stuff was about £3 - I did get it swapped.

The menu looked good and I spoke to someone about the meals - they were full of praise.
greybeard - 30 Jul 2017 01:53
Nice place with excellent food and good service. Beer limited to Charles Wells + one guest (Wadworth Swordfish) so not really worth it for the beer alone, especially as most of the tables are reserved for diners.
baxterfish - 20 Jan 2017 16:39
Reopened last year with new management who also run another local pub. Has had a refurb and now has a very welcoming ambience with well kept beers. Serves some very good food according to friends who have tried it (I aim to try it soon).
GaryB007 - 31 Mar 2016 23:25
Due to reopen 19/10/15 under new (and very experienced) management.
Comfortably_Numb - 5 Oct 2015 11:06
According to someone on streetlife.com, it will re-open soon with new licensees.
GaryB007 - 21 Dec 2014 21:09
Pub closed due to a "domestic". No indication of when it might open again.
Comfortably_Numb - 1 Dec 2014 18:12
Maybe I visited on the wrong evening but this pub has gone downhill since my last visit. It's a small two-bar venue - one had been taken over for a birthday party, and the music was so deafening I couldn't hear what my mate was saying even when he shouted. The other bar had been taken over by a bunch of scruffy youths in baseball caps who were lolling around in an offensively proprietorial manner. The Youngs was off and the Bombardier was a bit flat. At least the barmaid was nice and it was better than our previous stop - the Badger in Garston.
Number11 - 5 Oct 2014 20:50
Youngs local in Bricket Wood. Youngs Bitter & Hummingbird, along with Wells Bombardier were on. The after-work crowd seemed friendly enough. Plenty of football memorabilia on the walls from multiple teams suggest this is a popular spot for watching football on the TV.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Aug 2013 20:20
A dreadfully overpriced pub , ridiculous really (r they in central London), God paid less for a beer in the Savoy bar! Awful ripoff of a place.
stevenr - 15 Jul 2013 01:13
This pub is split into a tap room on the right and an eating area on the left as you go in. Young's bitter was on and was in good condition. Was very quiet for a Saturday night, literally about three other people, but received a friendly welcome. Dart board had a nice electronic scoring system.
dyyony - 27 Jan 2013 23:44
Average kind of pub. Three ales on, Beacon - had to get it changed for Youngs, Youngs was okay though nothing special, Bombardier just about palatable. Would go for lager if there again. As mentioned not much else in the vicinity though not worth going out of the way for.
anonymous - 17 Jul 2012 20:26
Recently went to a quiz night. Licencee not working that night but her "boy friend" who now lives in the pub was in the bar.
His language was foul, every other word "F"
He was doing he quiz but actually wanted the quiz master to STOP the game
because he wanted to go outside for a smoke!
Still not sure if he was just drunk or under the influence of something illegal!
This licencee wants to be careful as this "yob" could lose her licence for her.
Don't bother with Monday quiz night.

roseratcliffe - 5 Sep 2011 16:05
Nice drop of Youngs lunch time food was fine gets a bit rowdy late afternoons with the local chavs having a drink after work but the evening crowd are ok

whippet - 11 May 2011 19:43
Hmm an ok pub prob best described as a blokes pub centred largely around the dart board and a bit clicky !! Never seen any food served as thats in another area and its not a beer lovers mecca really either. Football usually on in the main bar.

The landlady looks/sounds a bit fierce and the least said about her complete goon other half the better !

Having said that with the Fox and Hounds closed down and The Old Fox deserted every night I'm afraid you're now blessed with choice in this area!
HughJarse - 16 Jan 2011 09:05
We dropped in here for the first time late one evening this week. The pub was quiet, with only a couple of other customers present, but certainly deserved to be busier. There are two distinct areas inside; a public bar with a tiled floor, dart board, TV and some basic tables and chairs, while the saloon bar/dining area is carpeted and generally more comfortable.

The decor, fixtures and fittings were all very clean and smart, giving the impression that the premises had undergone a sympathetic refurbishment in the recent past.

Food is served early in the evening and at weekends, although we didn't get to try it on this occasion. Being a Charles Wells house, the two cask ales on tap were Bombardier and Young's. These were kept in excellent condition.

A decent pub and we'll definitely be back.
Mr_E_Shopper - 28 May 2009 11:39
Seems very much a regulars pub but welcoming nonetheless. Has a couple of real ales including Youngs Ordinary. Log fire, dart board and a small eating area. Sunday lunch serves itís purpose but for what it was I thought it was a bit overpriced at £7.50.

Millay - 2 Nov 2008 21:56
Friendly but missing the warmth of a 'local' pub. Music was too loud in the dining area... hard to have a conversation. Food varied in quality... from great (weekday menu) to okay (Sunday menu). And they quit serving food rather early... call first or you may be disappointed. Decent selection of ale's.
tootsiepop - 1 Feb 2008 02:42
This pub was refurbished a little whie ago. It's quite friendly and nice and cosy with a real fire in the winter and a garden for the summer. Serves a couple of real ales. The food lets it down and I've known the ale to be a bit off.
dasbhaumik - 26 Nov 2007 17:31
Modest selection of beers, including Eagle IPA and Wells Bombardier, and a good food menu. Friendly and helpful barstaff.
Apparently the pub will be closed for renovation for 3 weeks, starting Monday 11th September. 7/10
historyloony - 10 Sep 2006 15:13
Comfortable, friendly pub 100 yards from Bricket Wood railway station.
anonymous - 11 Aug 2006 14:16

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