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CLOSED - now the TWISTED MONKEY
Number11 - 5 Jul 2015 22:32
Used to be called Baraka and had a Moroccan theme to it. Now changed its name to Bed and it has some impressive dťcor with large stone urns all over the place and a couple of big tiger statues. Itís a large space that is split up well with columns, raised areas and bead curtains providing areas that I imagine they will reserve for groups. This does give it the feel of a lap dancing bar which, despite there being a couple in the area, it isnít. The main theme seems to be graffiti with most of the walls covered in murals and other daubings. Target market is clearly the late night revellers and it looks like a decent venue. I called in on a Saturday afternoon and they were showing the World Cup game on three TV screens. Standard lagers plus a Gaymers Cider and an impressive array of spirit bottles.

Millay - 20 Jun 2010 06:52
what a rip off ! went saturday night 20 oct
charged £5 for a can of fosters £4 for a pint this place sucks . stay well away
mctiger64 - 23 Oct 2007 23:15
It still smells of sick.
anonymous - 23 Mar 2007 15:44
Nice decor, didn't wait long to get served & music was alright - no need to charge on the door though.. It's not that worth it!!
NWLondon_Girl - 28 Feb 2007 15:57
All gassy keg muck, no Real Ale
supale - 22 Jan 2007 18:33
Gee Wizz, this place is the bee's knees!! I love a classy joint with classy girls and this one is definitly that!
Its a great place for an over the hill geeza like me to go and look cool!
mattparks - 5 Oct 2006 15:01
Both times I went in, it smelt of sick. It wasn't me honest!
anonymous - 4 Aug 2006 16:40
nice place, Monday nights are very good. drink prices are average, and the place if definitely a great place to go on a night out, nice deco etc.
Courvoisier - 29 Mar 2006 18:20
Decent bar and the music early doors on a Saturday is top notch, not to pricey drinks although still can't see why you should pay to get into a pub
Jason123 - 28 Mar 2006 14:54
Any place that makes you queue in the rain when there's plenty of room inside deserves to be burned to the ground.
I've no idea why people go in here....don't they know the Irish club is just a short drive away?
David_Watts - 14 Sep 2005 15:51
The drink preces arnt that high, some really good deals on a monday. Spent some serious time gettin waisted , and the managment were really cool. Had a wicked night in there!
anonymous - 18 Apr 2005 17:11
Can't understand why anyone wants to go to this place - it charges to get in, the music is awful and the quality of drinks it serves is awful - no real brand labels.
anonymous - 1 Apr 2005 17:31
the drink prices are outrageous, especially for soft drinks - J20 was £3, and pint beer was cheaper.
andy101 - 1 Apr 2005 13:54
Strange layout itís a restaurant with a bar area. Personally prefer it as one big bar as it gets packed at the weekend. Nice interior little on the dingy side. Late opening but stopped the cut through to Area.
marksy80 - 27 Jan 2005 13:53
like the bed - hate the prices - were not all pretty people you know!!!1
Dominic - 26 Jun 2004 06:16
All fizz beers, no ales. That says it all. A poor establishment. Nil Points.
Kevin - 2 Apr 2004 12:04
Great pub, top staff, good place to chill. Can get very packed on weekends though (but where dos'nt)
Calum - 12 Nov 2003 19:15
It's all in all a nice place. Went for works xmas meal there last year and it was lovely. Love the cellin. Idea for both relaxin and partyin!!!!!! i'd say 9/10
Claire - 30 Oct 2003 20:43
Seems to be closed on a Sunday afternoon now, which is a shame.
Millay - 8 Oct 2003 18:25
Much as I love this bar, It is a cool place to just chill, the resident "music man", who is usually on weekends about 3 ish is the reason we usually leave early. he is allergic to lowering the volume on his mic, and his singing is f***ing painful. Too Loud....shame, cos until he comes on, they play a good selection of ambient dance stuff.

in fairness, he did sing Yoshimi by the Flaming Lips last saturday, so though he can't sing, he at least has reasonable taste.

Also, saturday, busy / matchday,
(ok, so the footiw was cancelled but thats another, very sad, story)...two bar staff....they might be cute and very helpful, but thats only when they finally get around to serving you...HIRE MORE SATURDAY STAFF>>>SHOOT THE GUITARIST.

shelfman - 11 Aug 2003 11:51
A good addition to Watford's bars and so much better than the other soulless "chrome and leatherette" places that have recently opened around it. Excellent use has been made of the large space with pillars and arches separating smaller well furnished areas. Well stocked bar and attentive staff. Perfect for lazing on a summerís afternoon listening to the resident ďmusic manĒ but itís really an any time of day bar and well worth a visit.
Millay - 26 Jul 2003 06:47
Moroccan styled / theme pub.
Lovely decor, veiled ceiling makes it feel like drinking in a bedouin tent. big comfy sofas.
How authentic it is I could'nt say but the overall vibe is seriously cool....As with all local bars, quiet by day, busy by night....not cheap, bout £2.75 a pint, but worth it for the experience.
chris - mmcp@tinyworld.co.uk - 10 Jul 2003 13:47

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