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The Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne - pub details

Grand Junction Arms

Address: Bulbourne Rd, Bulbourne, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5QE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22443) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Tring (1.5 miles), Cheddington (3.3 miles)

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Made use of this pub today whilst visiting a friend in the area. We used this particular pub as my friend is confined to a wheelchair and the access to the pub/restaurant area for anyone in a wheelchair is excellent. We spent a few enjoyable hours here. The meals we had were very good in both quantity and quality. Although neither of us are "beer buffs", there seemed to be a good range of beers. Those beers we sampled were well kept. Also found the management and staff very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be returning.
hornet007 - 16 Nov 2013 22:05
Sitting in the beer garden on a soectacular evening... not enjoying the chips which are hard and clearly not regarded as important enough to worry about.I was here a few weeks ago following rumours of a pub transformed from the previous carnage - to some extent it is true but that's of little comfort when the staff are curt and lippy and service chronically slow. To be fair I came back here as the chips were so good last time but they have some sort of kitchen work to rule issue and wont even take your order before 6.00 ... the chef's shift starts then so he is immediately inundated - hence the hastily cooked chips.
Plus side: sizeable beer garden, canal side views and good range of beers.
thetwotwins - 3 Sep 2012 18:38
Called in by chance as I had been visiting the nearby nature reserve. I had Timothy Tayors Landlord and was not disappointed. I liked the pub even though I had not a previous visit to make a comparison. I happen to like canalside pubs and this one, though clearly a gastropub style conversion from something else, did not disappoint. Only grouse was the flies that seemed to hover around. I'll be back to try the food soon.
freefromenvy - 29 Jul 2012 15:35
I like the canal side atmosphere including the run down boat yard. From the outside the pub looks very inviting but it just seems to lack something.

This was my third visit and I continue to find it a bit snobbish. It is contemporary inside and is let down by the bar which looks more like a canteen service counter.
The staff try hard but lack a bit of common sense. I.e. just because you are first in line, don�t expect to be the next to be served. The small bar also means service is painfully slow.

The beer garden is good; the food ok. It is the sort of pub that you walk into with high expectations and come away thinking that with a bit more of a traditional feel, could be so much better.

JonnyConsumer - 27 Feb 2012 09:37
Food wise, about as far away from a Chef and Brewer as you can get! It isn't decorated in a traditional pub style, but the term "yuppy" is disparaging, so I would probably describe it as "that gastro pub look". We all know what that means, right?

The comment about the attractiveness of the part of the canal the pub sits on puzzles me a little. Yes, there is an old and slightly dishevelled boat maintenance yard opposite the garden, but this is intriguing (idiosyncratic?) and adds interest in my opinion. Plenty of walkers use this part of the canal, so judge on the attractiveness of the canalside location for yourselves.

As you will see if you read down a bit, the landlord here is a friend of mine since childhood, so naturally I'm biased. I can also see at first hand how hard the team work in the pub, so they deserve credit for the food and drink where it's due, to balance the negative comments about location and interior design.
davvac - 5 Nov 2011 10:48

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