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The Elephant and Castle, Amwell - pub details

Address: Amwell Lane, Amwell, Nr Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8EA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11328) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Harpenden (2.1 miles), St Albans (4.1 miles), Welwyn Garden City (4.8 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
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user reviews of the Elephant and Castle, Amwell

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5 most recent reviews of 32 shown - see all reviews

Clearly my post wasn't a review, just a fact.

MH obviously doesn't like criticism - and wants us to follow his links, and paste to see decades old information on other sites.

No thanks MH; this site about pub reviews, not links to/about other sites!
randolf7 - 1 Apr 2019 02:33
Hidden away in a peaceful setting, this rural community pub is popular with cyclists and walkers. A local brewery is usually present among the five hand pumps. The front bar features terracotta tiles and a fireplace, the rear bar contains a hundred-foot-deep well. There are two gardens, one child-friendly, the other for adults only. Lunches are served daily and evening meals from Tuesday to Saturday. The pub has a strong community focus showing TV sports, movies, and hosting charity events.

As for historic Interest, yes, there is that well in rear bar area. However, more interestingly, the pub was apparently that used as The Fool And Bladder, in the 1980 film by the late Vivian Stanshall, national treasure, "Sir Henry At Rawlinson End". You can see the pub in the opening shot here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6W5RB50fXk

You can find a link to a more recent view, in one of my earlier comments.

This pub serves two regular beers, Greene King Abbot and Greene King IPA.

There are three changing beers.

So there you go, I'll leave the kind reader to decide whose reviews they would rather study, mine or Randolph's - correctly oft described by Fozzy 123, as a multi-login troll.
Hulots_hat - 31 Mar 2019 10:14
Hat thinks people are interested in 30 year old views of pubs - and that they will even download it from another site!

Mad hatter?
randolf7 - 30 Mar 2019 21:58
Brightie, old chap. Just because you and a few others choose to behave in much the same way does not make that a site rule. WhatPub and PubsGalore would seem to be the places for the type of information, which fully satisfies the scope of your particular outlook - my condolences.

There is one actual site rule, however, that comments should not be posted, which only refer to someone else's and not to the pub, as do yours - which tell no one anything whatsoever about it either.

But paste this for a view of this pub in 1980:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6W5RB50fXk&t=2s

You love it, don't you?
Hulots_hat - 30 Mar 2019 21:31
Rooty toot, indeed.

People are indeed interested in movies. They probably use a film review site though.

The most "recent" review of this pub is two years ago, so please do the BITE website a favour and concentrate on saying something useful about a pub that you have been inside, or have a trading update (closed, open, etc.) to provide. Take a look at exemplary contributors such as Mappi, Blue, Snarling, Boehm and small group of others and you'll get the idea.

Toodle-pip, must dash.

on_the_brightside - 30 Mar 2019 19:07

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