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The Columbia Press, Watford - pub details

Columbia Press
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Address: 72-74 The Parade, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1AW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1324) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Watford (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Watford Junction (0.4 miles), Watford High Street (0.6 miles), Watford West (0.9 miles)

Chain: Lloyds

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 26 users)
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Ventured back but my Doom Bar was horrible. The music was way too loud. A marked deterioration over two months.
Number11 - 5 Sep 2015 13:51
Cavernous Wetherspoons with 10 real ales and bouncers. Staff were a bit clueless, and the air conditioning was too extreme. Seemed to be a lot of pissed people inside and out. Nevertheless my pint of Rebellion was excellent, and this is one of the better drinking haunts in Watford.
Number11 - 5 Jul 2015 22:23
Well the last review tells you what it’s like in the evenings. During the day it’s usually the more refined of the two Wetherspoons but has an inferior beer selection - just one festival ale on yesterday during a busy Saturday afternoon. Having said that there is probably less call for it as the clientele is predominantly made up of lager boys and lunching girls. The presence of a large screen and a number of TV’s for live sport attracts the former. I suppose it’s possible that the former attracts the latter.

Millay - 19 Apr 2009 07:04
Mate, This bar is THE BEST in Watford!
Let me give you a description of this bar.
The queues are never too long when you know the bouncer - also never get ID'd anymore - it has it perks.
First you enter and walk past many people that you can say hello to! Everyone is your friend in Lloyds - I mean, at least I know everyone in there!
After spending a few hours saying hello to eveyone I know, I then go to the bar. I don’t even have to ask anymore! 2 Strongbow’s and Blackcurrant’s, 1 orange and vodka, and 1 double vodka lemonade and lime. This comes to Ł9.80 and I always have the correct change! After getting my drinks – which only takes about 2 hours – I often talk to more people, and then hit the dancefloor. Let me tell you, this place is the only place to be for music. If you like funky house, then you have to go here. There are so many big tunes. I love waiting for the drop, making sure I move everyone out the way, move my sweaty hair to the side in one big sweep, move my arms out wide and then skank away to some dutty baseline riddims. The DJ is amazing, personal friend of mine! Anyway, after I repeat all the steps a few times, I decide to leave and generally go onto Oceana – but that’s a different strory!

I feel the best way to prepare for this night out is to get a cab to Oxhey, use ‘Julies’ straightners, then get into town approximatley 1 hour after saying I will be there in 10 minutes. I have ofcourse previously sprinted across the dome roundabout in crocs and shorts in the pouring rain thinking to myself ‘OH MYY ITS FRIDAY *scratching head*”

Also, I love just going into Lloyds to have a few cheeky ones with my friends and talk over the music that they play – its never a strain to hear people talking whilst theyre pumping out some great music!

t_ryan - 24 Feb 2009 14:52
Decent pub for a beer and to watch sport on a weekend afternoon but wouldn't even go near it in the evening when the younger crowd take over. The beer choice can be limited but I like it better than the main Wetherspoons in Watford.
Millay - 8 Dec 2007 17:38

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