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Three Blackbirds, Hemel Hempstead

194 St Johns Road
Boxmoor
Postal town: Hemel Hempstead
HP1 1NR
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John Barras (Spirit Pubs)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Three Blackbirds

The interior has the look and feel of a 'spoons but without the range of ales.The coal affect gas fire,quiz and fruit machines and the rather corporate looking adverts for the bingo,poker and quiz nights did not fill the heart with desire to make this a destination pub.My visit to the crapper was a quick affair and did not involve lighting issues but the unmended broken door latch is something that is typical in a chain pub where attention to detail is lacking.The raison d'etre for this pub seems to be the cheap food offering,"2 mains for £8" style which I did not sample.
Functional if dull.

On 2nd February 2012 - rating: 5
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Three Blackbirds

The Three Blackbirds is very well located at the corner of the large green park area which runs down to the Grand Union canal. A sign outside gives the history of the John Barras brewery and the pub is owned by the pub group of the same name, in turn owned by Spirit Group and Enterprise.
The outside is well kept and inviting but the dead corporate hand of a large pub group is immediately apparent when inside. The pub is large and wraps around a central bar. It has clearly been recently refurbished with lots of standard pubco modern furniture, pictures and signs advertising events for most week nights including poker, quiz and bingo nights. All the tables have large plastic menus offering very cheap food and various meal deals and there are television screens throughout broadcasting Sky Sports news on our visit.
Beer choice was limited to Bombardier and Black Sheep the latter of which was drinkable, good value at £2.60 a pint and came with a friendly welcome.
To the rear there's a reasonable sized seating area but beware the Gents which doesn't have a lock on the loo and where you're plunged into darkness if in there for too long. The only light sensor is by the main door so take a torch.

On 1st February 2012 - rating: 5
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Three Blackbirds

Large multi-area Spirit Group pub in a residential area of Boxmoor. Tidy, clean and well presented, seemed popular with most customers looking like locals. Good menu with a number of 2 for £7 offers. Juke box, fruit machines and a dartboard. No children's certificate so they are confined to the small garden area. Four hand pumps with standard beers and Tetley's cask good value at £1.98. Cask Marque accredited.

On 23rd November 2008 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Hemel Hempstead, 0.57 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Apsley, 1.48 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Kings Langley, 4.04 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
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4th Feb 2017, 16:25
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
4th Feb 2017, 16:25
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: September 25th 2018
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