Theydon_Bois (871) Tourist Town (West), England | November 1, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on 31/10/12 - for the first time!
Had been aware of this pub since 2004 and it has been in and out of the GBG (as a Charles Wells tied house) for a number of years.
Recently refurbished and taken over in a partnership between Everards and Banks & Taylor!
Nice interior of wooden and tiled floors with a mix of seating from large leather benches built into the bay windows, to a hotch potch of wooden chairs, stools and tables.
Large central bar, open planned but in effect 3 or 4 rooms.
Place was pretty quiet so ambiance set at 3.
Service prompt and friendly.
As well as beers from B&T and Everards, guests were from Hopdaemon, Salopian, Irwell works, Newmans and O’Halons.
Board on the bar with clips of the upcoming beers counting in at well over a dozen.
I really liked this place and hope it does well. Will definately be back on my next trip to Rugby.