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Nice and cosy backstreet pub in Bushey which was fairly busy on our Saturday evening visit. There is just one single, small room. But, it was somehow managing to show both live football and rugby without detracting from the atmosphere of a traditional pub. The clientele and the barmaid were all friendly. 4 ales are served - Young's Bitter, Greene King Abbot, Black Sheep Best Bitter & Timothy Taylor Landlord. We sample three of them. My preference was the Black Sheep. I quite liked this place.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Feb 2019 11:36
Traditional pub - ale was okay as opposed to good.
Snarling_Mallard - 20 Feb 2016 22:48
Excellent pub that has managed to avoid being modernised,gasto-sised or selling its soul. Small but perfectly formed with plenty of reading material and board games available. The DoomBar was perfect, I took another just to be sure. Youngs and Landlord available. For the non-beer drinkers there was a very decent selection of whiskeys on offer. The customers were friendly and engaging. I must mention the Toasted sandwiches - at only £1.20 each.
I heartily recommend a visit. Sky sports on screen and a quiz night was being advertised for Tuesday night. A real good old fashioned pub
lennytheredlion - 12 Apr 2014 17:51
Visited this small back street boozer on a Saturday evening, and found it to be very lively and busy. Three real ales were available (Youngs Ordinary, Landlord and one other - Pride perhaps), and my three pints of Youngs arrived in excellent condition and had clearly been kept by a landlady who knew her stuff. Like any good local the clientele were a good mix, and there was a pleasant friendly atmosphere. For those of you who like a traditional local the Swan is a gem.
Number11 - 2 Feb 2014 17:50
Was unaware this little gem existed until I spotted in in the CAMRA guide. Everything a corner local (although it isn't actually on a corner) should be. A warm welcome - from a lovely coal fire and the friendly locals...and a sizzling offering of sausage baps (ooh er) from the cheery landlady. Well kept Timothy Taylor and Youngs bitter means that I'll be back...and impressing my friends with my local knowledge. Cracking.
Alehound - 14 Dec 2011 19:54
Visited for the first time last night and were made immediately welcome. Staff and customers were friendly and 'real', just like the ale. Will be going here a lot in the future. Loses 1 point for being way more expensive than home (Midlands), but not the pub's fault!!
kanturner - 27 Oct 2011 16:27
Excellent little boozer. Very small inside with a small seating area at the back (which feels like someones back garden). There are a few seats out the front as well which are a nice touch. There's a very friendly atmosphere in this place, not a huge range of beers but I had a very nice pint of Ordinary. Has a dartboard. Recommended.
dyyony - 15 Jul 2010 17:13
Marvellous traditional English pub. Cloudy cider and a game of darts and Spurs top of the league. Fantastic.
nickthefish - 22 Aug 2009 21:13
Good old fashioned Pub. Guinness is a bit pricey but well worth a visit
Colin38710 - 2 Mar 2008 08:03
A great pub. Indeed once upon a time all pubs were like this. Full of locals of all ages, a buzz of conversation and great beer. Also try their scratchings - some of the best this side of Brierley Hill!
simontheeditor - 2 Jan 2008 13:34
Always a warm welcome for me and the hound. Good wine at good prices, and two real fires for the winter months! People are great, conversation flows. Great Pub.
Red_Fox - 19 Dec 2007 15:10
The barstaff are absolutely smashing and rather good looking too. The locals are not so stunning but rather nice company all the same.
anon175 - 15 Dec 2006 13:35
lovely people in there. they're all lovely. just great.
anonymous - 15 Dec 2006 13:13
Am glad it hangs on in there, but I prefer other Bushey pubs.
anonymous - 30 Jun 2006 13:57
Great pub, loads of people my age get in there.
old_fart - 10 Jan 2006 14:57
Not big enough to swing a cat, but who swings cats anyway, cosy little pub.
hav_it - 10 Jan 2006 14:06
This is another quaint little pub, also worth a try.
The_critic - 10 Jan 2006 08:41
Agree with real ale, quaint little pub 7 out of 10
spit_and_sawdust - 9 Jan 2006 09:40
Authenticity is its hallmark. Nothing fake, contrived, or plastic. 4 hand pumps serving Young's, Jenning's, and a guest. Friendly staff. Always an enjoyable evening. 7/10.
Real_Al - 7 Sep 2005 08:51
This one is a hrd one to rate. Everyone in the world should visit here to see what old puds were really like. Well worth a visit.
sonmar - 2 Sep 2004 20:43
A superb traditional basic back street pub with open fire in the winter and an interesting mix of regulars.
Ales on offer are Youngs Ordinary, Youngs Special, Adnams Bitter and (currently) Wadsworth 6X. Also a Addlestons Cider, Guinness and a couple of lagers.
An interesting aside to this marvellous establishment is that the Ladies loo is OUTSIDE. Great on a cold, windy, haily night.
Kevin - 2 Apr 2004 11:55
A great traditional back street pub, with open fires in the winter. Serves 4 ales plus real cider and fizz lager beers for the less particlar drinkers.
Any unusual, and redeeming feature is that the ladies loo is outside. Great on a wet night.
Paul Sweeney - 2 Apr 2004 09:59

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