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 Selected Comments in Watford

 Awful experience ended in tears
Manager shouted at a female who asked for his help as her car was blocked in. Rude and left crying in the car park. DO NOT GO TO THE ROYAL OAK!
Saturday, January 26, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Mike Smith
 food poisoning
Dont have the Chicken i was on the shitter for 3 weeks.
Saturday, August 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Ray Willis (Head Barman)
 2 meals 4 a tenner
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

 Why Thank You Ray that was me x
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ray Cobley
 Really not what we had expected!
Went in to the Oak earlier in the week, Thursday evening, to check out the menu and were made very welcome by the young girl behind the bar. Really helpful and welcoming so booked a table for this evening, Sat 28 Apr.She was very busy behind the bar and twice tried to attract the attention of the 2 waitresses to have us attended to. Perfuncturorily, one eventually got 5 guys to vacate a table for us to use.. No information as to whether orders would be taken at the table or whether we needed to order at the bar. We did though get served our meals within a decent time frame and the food was excellent. But! Later in the evening there was to be a Birthday Party and whilst we were eating, balloons etc were being put up around us and it was made quite clear from the looks we got from the waitressess we were really in the way and not valued as customers. We saw a couple come in for a meal - regulars from what we saw, and they were turned away quite bruskly. Comment/look from one waitress to another was dismissive and again no value put on the customers. We live 5 minutes walk away and hearing that the pub was under new management thought to give it a go.Would need some convincing to try it again and I will be telling my local friends. A real pity since as I mentioned, when we went in earlier in the week, the lassie behind the bar was so very helpful and friendly.
Saturday, April 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Went here for first time couple of weeks ago, had Sunday Lunch.....Best Roast Potatoes ever, meat superb and plenty of it.....have been back there since and will carry on going.
Situated right on Watford Heath no passing trafic when eating outside...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010Rating: rosettes

Harald Schwermer
 Really good!
I'm from Germany and it was my first trip to Watford on Saturday, 21. August 2010, when i visit this Pub.
There were friendly guests, a nice, warm atmosphere and great live music.
I really enjoyed the evening!
Monday, August 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Good roasts, friendly atmosphere
Went to Royal Oak, Watford Heath, for first time on Sunday. Pleasant, friendly atmosphere with helpful staff who knew their stuff. Nice selection of beers and very decent roast for the price (great gravy!). Looks like lots of interesting ideas happining or coming up, like farmers' market, live music, etc. Would definitely recommend this place and wish my local was more like it!
Monday, August 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

Roger Brooks
 Best steak in ages
met up here with an old friend for a catch up chat.first impression very favourable nice beer and can honestly say the best steak and homemade chips in a long time,
however,big screen tvs dominate the bar, do you really need two?and the music playing over the football was just ridiculous, this pub needs to decide what its target audience is,my advice turn off the music ditch the tvs promote your supurb chef/food/ beer and watch the place fill with happy punters,
Monday, March 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Under new ownership and better for it!
The food is excellent and a bit different than what you normally expect for 'pub grub'. There is a very good smoking area and the place feels generally more hospitable than it did a few months ago. Would definitely recommend, especially for the excellent food.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

 now closed.
Closed up now.
Friday, October 16, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Derek Webster
Closed up
Thursday, October 15, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Amazing food
Food is absolutely superb. The menu is not long, and the food takes a little longer to appear than in some places, but that is only because it is freshly cooked. The steak and the chicken which are both served on risotto are both melt in the mouth and highly recomended.
Monday, April 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

B Stephens
 Good and bad....
Nice food, nice place, very poor service. It seems to be staffed by amateurs. Our waitress didn't know the soup of the day, had to go and ask the chef. Brought the main meal but we had to ask for more cutlery, didn't even offer us a dessert so we didn't bother. The food was good and that's the most important thing I guess.
Sunday, February 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

Pub Crawler
 Bad Pub
Poor food, poor service, would thoroughly reccomend you don't go there!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

The only gripe I have about this pub, is that they don't allow kids inside. Apart from that, good pub, although has gone downhill slightly since Tracey left. The standards have def slipped
Thursday, July 24, 2008Rating: rosettes

I agree with Jamie it was a superb meal with great wine aswell! A superb meal!
Sunday, February 18, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Friendly, cosy local pub. Great atmosphere. New chef is now providing superb quality food. Real fire is nice too.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Nice to meet with friends for a post-work drink
The food is okay, but like all chain pubs it is overpriced for what it is, as generally meat is dry etc The drinks are reasonably priced, there is a good mix of people and there is plenty of seating. On cold nights the fireplace (which is a real log burning fireplace) is lovely. Like all ember inns pubs it has a deliberate cosy feel.
Wednesday, November 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Biker Friendly Pub
New Bike meet up every Wednesday.
Great Pub just off A41. Staff are great (no bull***t) Big car park.
Bikers, friends, enthusiasts. Turn up and all the manager asks is to respect the villagers as you arrive and leave.

Harley Rider with Loud Pipes...
Tuesday, August 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Locals Pub / No outsiders.
Bit of a locals pub. Felt un-welcome and quite intimidated. Food & service a bit lack lustre.
Thursday, June 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Angela Roseby
 Great Pub
Nice place, nice food but nothing special.
Service was ok, but the place is very smokey and small.
Thursday, April 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

 great meal
Thank you for a great sunday roast.
Every one should try it. Good value for the money enjoyable company to.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Martin Cooke
 Friendly Local
A Superb Friendly Family Run Pub, with a distinct Irish feel and atmosphere. Good Food and Live Music on Sundays. Well reccomended.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Martin Cooke
 Friendly Local
A Superb Friendly Family Run Pub, with a distinct Irish feel and atmosphere. Good Food and Live Music on Sundays. Well reccomended.
Thursday, February 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 The Bedford Lodge Hotel (Bedford Arms)
Website showing more details at http://www.thebedfordlodge.co.uk
Monday, December 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

This place shut down in 1997.
Thursday, December 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

ray forbes
 superb pub
A fantastic pub for people of all ages with superb food and service.
This is a well run pub aswell and is always clean with very helpfull staff.
I can't say enough about this pub i come from romford in essex and come up to watford a lot and the place just gets better.
Sunday, December 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great Pub
Friendly atmosphere, wide range of drinks.
The landlord is a nice bloke and the bar staff are friendly. Worth a visit
Thursday, September 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

anita crawley
 best value anywhere
Briliant experience evening out.. food second to none. atmosphere comfortable wherever you are in the house - everyone seems to be enjoying themselves! will call back again soon, prices so reasonable and quality of food excellent
Thursday, May 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Justin and Cathy
 A great pub!
Great pub,made to feel welcome,bar staff great,dont mind juke box loud,and good selection on it (must get some Red hot chilli peppers on though).Kareokee,sat night great fun,even i had a go!!We spent 3 nights in Watford and a lot of time in this pub.
Saturday, January 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Justin and Cathy.
 A great pub!
Great pub,made to feel welcome,nice crowd of pepole,bar staff great and helpful,dont mind juke box loud,with very good selection on it.Kareokee sat night great fun,even i had a go!!We stayed in Watford 3 nights and spent a lot of the time in this pub!!
Saturday, January 29, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Jamie Putman
 Superb Food!
Wow, what a great meal! I'm a chef by trade and so,naturally quite fussy when i eat out, but this place was superb. Compliments to the chef! Oh, and the wine was also delicious.
Friday, December 17, 2004Rating: rosettes

it would be nice if it was like other pubs and let kidz in until nine but noooooooo they hav to sit in the non existant beer garden
Thursday, November 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

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