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Tudor Arms, Watford

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Greene King pub at a set of traffic lights. Only IPA & Abbot were available. The interior was light and airy and the football was being shown on a TV. Service was fairly incompetent though. The barmaid seemed to be getting stressed and didn't have a clue what she was doing. Requests to top up drinks were accepted, but just met with more froth. The Punk IPA seemed to be causing particular problems. They do offer a CAMRA discount though. We didn't stay long, preferring instead to head to a main destination - the nearby Watling Street Brewery Tap, our favourite pub of the day, but not listed on here.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Feb 2019 11:28
Very large pub built in the 1930's I'd guess. Lots of TVs showing football, pool table, mainly locals. Had one of the most disgusting pints of London Pride I've ever sampled - couldn't drink it. My mate's Carlsberg was dead. Won't be coming back here - ever.
Number11 - 24 May 2015 00:23
Now a John Barras pub - same as the Southern Cross.

Big boozer, large bar area at the front, then you walk round the right-hand side and there's a massive room at the back which seems mainly geared up for eating.

Busy when we visited on a Thursday evening and despite quite a few staff, service was a bit slow.

No grumbling about the bar prices, though, with a small red wine (£2.89) and a pint of Black Sheep (£2.94) both under three pounds. That was the only ale on but certainly tasted good enough for me to go back for a couple more pints.

Food is pretty standard pub grub, and you can get a couple of mains for around a tenner. Burgers weren't fantastic but the pie and chips was decent.

Plenty of TVs around the bar area when we were there showing Sky Sports News and ESPN silently, although sure they get turned up when there's live football on.

Would go back for drinks and maybe the quiz but not bother with the food again.
duchyjim - 29 Mar 2013 21:55
Seems this pub is turning into a Poker Pub with 2 tournaments weekly now and the tournaments take place in the restaurant meaning in excess of 6 tables are taken out of service for people wanting a bite to eat in nfavour of a few people that could play basically anywhere else (particularly the "games area").
The food is generally good but when you have someone standing over you while you are eating, hurrying you up so they can set up the Poker game, i have to say it's slightly off putting.
When will the owners of this establishment refurbish it so it benefits the local community and families as a whole??
thekitchenisclosed - 11 Apr 2012 22:42
A couple of enjoyable visits here lately, especially a friday night when there was an abundance of eye candy. Good atmosphere, good food and more ales, don't know if they change them regularly but there were three selections.
Best pub in the locality.
Grogmonster - 27 Sep 2011 10:29
i cant believe how much this pub has gone downhill since the previous managers have left its a disgrace.
Wkkkkkkkkd - 1 Sep 2009 02:09
I booked a table with the head chef at the tudor the day before easter sunday and to my delight she squeezed us in for dinner at about 4pm on sunday i was delighted to hear they have just had disabled toilets fitted in and disabled accsess into the pub so i could bring my grandmother quite easily into the pub now. I had a lovely time it was really busy but we were well looked after by the waiter he was lovely to us he kept suggesting what nice desserts they had that day and we had to try the treacle pudding with hot custard it was sqrumsious we are regulars at the pub now because it is so welcolming we dont live in watford we live in northwood but i will travel to the tudor arms because its more than i expect everytime i go in there. They will go an extra mile to please us everytime.
Wkkkkkkkkd - 25 Mar 2008 00:38
Plus the prices there are just unbelivable it was so affordable go tudor arms!!!
Wkkkkkkkkd - 7 Mar 2008 00:49
The nicest pub iv been to in a long time i will definetly be returning there with my family and friends we had sunday lunch there it was really cheap as well massive portions absolutley delicious and the staff were so polite and kind its a lovely pub as well nicely decorated and furnished best pub in watford!
Wkkkkkkkkd - 7 Mar 2008 00:48
Went there for lunch on Mothers day and I have to say - what a cracking pub.

The staff were very polite and freindly, the food was fantastic for the price they charge and the atmosphere was very welcoming.

I have been there many times and the staff are very good at their job, while the clientel has improved dramatically from a few years ago. This is certainly the best pub in the Watford area.
Juan_Pablo - 6 Mar 2008 09:56
Friday afternoon, full of self employed types knocking off early (probably charging for a full day).
Sat/Sun afternoon early evening. Only use this pub during these times if 1. You are a sports fanatic or 2. You enjoy drinking with knuckle dragging Untermensh.
Grogmonster - 23 Feb 2008 13:40
Big pub (three bars) in North Watford. Wadworth 6X is their permanent Ale (Cask Marque). For lager drinkers Stella and Carlsberg export as premiums also the usual type range of nondescript rubbish.
All in all a decent enough pub, food sold till 9pm, big garden, big car park, friendly atmosphere. As with most pubs it gets busy Friday nights, also with several large screen TV's Saturday & Sunday afternoons can be a bit hectic.
Worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in the area, especially because with other pubs in the locale' you need to wear a gum shield.
Grogmonster - 9 Feb 2008 12:46

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