Theydon_Bois (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | October 13, 2012
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 7/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 12/20
Most recent visit - 13/10/12.
Single roomed Victorian/Edwardian local with a central bar. Nicely furnished with a few leather chairs but largely functional tables and chairs to seat 4. Large framed collection of foreign banknotes adorn many of the walls. Bench seating on a raised patio area outside the front of the pub.
Service was friendly and efficient. The clientle was clearly local at the bar but they just carried on chatting - no staring at the stranger ! Shows live rugby union on sky and there were a few people in for the Quinns game on my visit. Has been in the GBG in the past, but new owners so not in the 2013 guide, however does hold cask marque accredition.
Beer range is well kept, nothing exciting, Regulars are Courage best, Ringwood best and Youngs bitter. Always tends to a be a guest from Twickenham Fine Ales - Naked Ladies on this visit, and also Butcombe Bitter.
Noted Youngs Ram Rod bottles in the fridge! Not a destination bar by any means but a good backstreet local that can (and should) be easily incorporated in a crawl of the Twickenham Green area. A stones throw from the Prince of Wales and just over 5 minutes walk from the Sussex Arms.