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The Green Man, Royston

This is a great pub with a great reputation for good entertainment and unlike so many pubs the entertainment is very varied. I followed Undercover up here recently and they rocked the place but expect to find quizes, sports of TV, Mexican night with the Amigos, local bands, pool nights, petanque, golf days, disco, karaoke plus a large menu of food. The management of Andy and Karen just make this the pub you want as your local, they make great hosts and have great support of the locals. The duke box is compiled by them and offers some pure gems from the world of rock. The Green Man has a late license til 1am on Saturdays so go sample some proper pub hospitality.

21 Dec 2006 22:43

The Bitter End, Romford

Having found out this pub is back to its former name of the Bitter End I just had to pay it a visit and see how things have changed. I'm glad to say its looking good, serving well and with friendly staff.
I've noted that some have suggested they get evil stares. Lets address this - Romford is full of pubs where there's so much trouble its a rarity to find a pub without a number of doormen. The Bitter End has been a pub that's attracted alternative tastes in music for a number of years and yet rarely has there been a need for doormen. If ppl are experiencing stares its probably because the regulars don't want to see the pub descend into the Romford experience and certainly not as a threat. Spare a thought for the reaction they get in other pubs!
The duke box is fantastic, a great mixture of indie, rock, metal, punk etc. You'll find Hendrix, Clash, Ramones, Metallica, Killers, Free, Franz and more. The bar staff were very attentitive and were having great fun between themselves and the customers - something I noted definitely improved sales of shots.
In summary, its great to be back.

3 Oct 2006 18:07

The Bitter End, Romford

I also remember this pub with fond memories, games, atmosphere and a great selection of ales whilst it was run by landlord Terry. The pub was frequented by who didnt conform to dress codes but who had independent minds, dress sense and a broader taste in their cherrished pint. The "grungers", students and CAMRA chappies are today's version of that and I applaud the fact they've found such a great home where they don't have to put up with the manufactured pop that so many other pubs churn out.
The pub has had many names over the years that have been synominous with agro but for a long time now its held the name Ford and Firkin providing an oasis within the plethora of trendy bars within Romford. The only pub that comes close is the Golden Lion across the road where I spent many a night flouting my spiked hair with other like-minded drinkers.
I guess its about time I visited both again.

7 Mar 2006 16:24

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