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Now called The Pint Pot.
scrump - 25 Jun 2018 12:07
Shame it`s gone.
It did have some idiots use it "Pintpotpaddy" to name just one.
Nuffsaid - 4 Nov 2012 18:11
Now CLOSED - boarded up.
tpfirt - 4 Nov 2012 16:44
Was taken over about a year ago and underwent a bit of a refurbishment, during which the place was smartened up, a space opened up at the back as a dining room and the beer and food offerings greatly improved.
A big improvement especially on the beer front, where three new hand pumps were added and at least 4 ales were on offer..
Sadly, don't know if it is due to the location, or former reputation or what, but unfortunately the new incumbents couldn't make a go of it and the place has now closed and is currently boarded up.
And in the current economic climate I guess this place has a very uncertain future and is destined to become more housing, especially as there is a sizeable garden space out back..
Will no doubt be good news to the BITE trolls that took a dislike to this one before the admin finally got round to cleaning them off..
Gann - 23 Aug 2012 13:39
top pub had a laugh
livemusicfan - 8 Jan 2012 21:51
Sorry feller you didn`t say which position you hold in this pub ??
Another Roland !!
I`m with the Mallard on this one.
Nuffsaid - 25 Sep 2011 11:59
Populated by drunken young pricks. Best left to the feral scum regulars in the hope they don't infest other places.
anonymous - 25 Sep 2011 09:04
Just had three pints in the pub and when I left I was pleased.
helpmedrink - 22 Aug 2010 23:18
After my first visit to this pub (and a pleasant experience it was as well) I went back their on Sunday for lunch at it was superb.
The food was fresh and the roast spuds were the best I have had in a long time (and I am a very fussy eater when it comes to eaten out)
The food was Great value and the London pride was excellent.
My wife also complemented the very nice selection of wines that were available.
The local's were very friendly and I had quite a good bit of football banter with them.
I was also informed by the friendly bar staff that the pub is due for a refirb, which will complement this friendly village pub.
I will definitely be returning to this pub in the very near future.

thefellar - 17 Aug 2010 10:35
got of the the train sunday and popped in for a pint , saw the roast dinners comming out and they looked scrummy .

ordered 2 roast dinners and they were fantastic , the staff were very polite and the beer was good . The beer price was a tad high but probably in line with all the other local pubs .

really enjoyed our time at this pub and had a nice chat with the barmaid and some of the locals who made you feel really wellcome .
its prob in need of a decor update but we were told that a refirb was due in september .. so jobs a good un .

would def go back there agai
thefellar - 12 Aug 2010 22:11
I have to agree about the atmosphere in here. Every time I've been in it feels like a fight is likely to kick off any minute.

Some of the customers do appear very young, although I notice they've recently put a sign on door about ID checks.

I hope the refurb (mentioned below) improves the pub, but think it needs major change. To improve it's reputation (which reading posts it appears to have) I think it needs to chuck out the darts boards, pool table, TV, tacky adverts outside, move smoking area to back and mark it look more appealing by darker lights. Also, how about a change in name to Railway Tavern or Nags Head (both historical names with that area of Bourne End)?

Statto - 27 Jul 2010 20:09
I often pop in the Firefly of an evening and have never experienced 'dodgy' people or rudeness.

The pub is due a refurb and this will be carried out shortly. It is not a real ale pub, it caters for everyone. They have a large selection of drinks, both alcohlic and soft. I can assure you that you cannot get a pint for less than £3 in any of the local pubs.

The food is good homecooked food and is great value for money.

I think it unfair that people have been rather cruel towards Belinda and Trish and their business, I would encourage every one to go into the pub and make their own minds up.
bertrum - 16 Jul 2010 17:07
Handy for the train station and err, that's about it. Had a pint of London Pride that wasn't in good condition and was far too warm. I was only here as I didn't have enough time to get to the Bounty across the bridge before my train left.
Abteilung - 4 Apr 2010 13:31
Have only visited at lunchtimes due to its locality close to my office, and only usually tend to visit when the nearby Bounty is shut for winter and we fancy a change from the Walnut Tree.
Itís a fairly traditional two bar layout, one being a saloon bar for drinking and the other is laid to tables for the pub food.
Standard beer choice and , despite their being three handpumps , only one has ever been operational during my visits and earlier this week that was London Pride, which was OK.
As mentioned below thereís usually only a few regulars in of a lunchtime and I cannot comment to what this place is like in the evening.
Itís handy for Bourne End rail station, so OK for a quick pint if you are waiting to escape BE on one of the infrequent train services, otherwise I wouldnít bother.

Gann - 20 Oct 2009 13:44
We visited about lunch time and the pub had two customers.The lady behind the bar was polite but made no effort at conversation. The pub cat took more interest. I think the beer was Spitfire which was OK. A quick pint and we were on our way. It could be a well loved local but did not care to extend that feeling to strangers.
bee578 - 14 Sep 2009 21:07
Not impressed on my last visit; expensive beer and rather iffy atmosphere.
E17Bee - 20 Jun 2009 14:04
Nice place - no children in the bar,2 pool tables, late license,huge garden,garden heaters for the winter months (for when the new nasty anti-smoking law comes into effect), good cold lager, football on a projecter screen for the big matches and plasma screen for the smaller ones and freindly staff (with the exception of Ray - but hey he owns the place)in other words a proper pub.
mambo - 24 Aug 2006 19:52
Good pub this with fine beer and a pleasant ambience.
Muntjac - 23 Aug 2006 15:11
Beer is usually well kept (London Pride + Benskins). Has seperate room with pool table and sky TV. A nice ambiance to main bar but the landlord, Ray, can be tempermental and has a "take it or leave it" attitude to customers and proud of it!
tucan - 26 Jun 2005 22:00
Good local boozer, Ray, the Landlord looks after the beer well
and a good welcome awaits

Richard - 2 Aug 2004 15:53
Great little pub. Very convenient location beside the train station. Ideal place to go for a lunchtime meal and a pint. Wonderful staff including a particularly pretty and witty barmaid (L)!
Roger The Dodger - 26 Sep 2003 17:21
Ideal location - within walking/staggering distance from office.
Good food at a good price.
Large sized pub garden.
Great barmaid (Laura).
Billy Whizz - 12 Sep 2003 12:22

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