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Essex Arms, Cassiobury, Watford

Langley Way
Watford
WD17 3EG
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about Essex Arms

An Ember Inn in the middle of the interesting Cassiobury Estate,there has been a modern refurb inside,although it does still retain some pub ethos and is not dominated by the food offering.The inside is split into different sections with two side lounges and a descrete area by a bay window.Around the bar there are several high tables,elsewhere more dining style tables and three brick fireplaces,one real the other two fake.Slightly annoying muzak.
The bar is L shaped,and the rather taciturn manager offers 4 real ales which on my trip meant Fullers London Pride,Adnams Broadside,Black Sheep Twilighter IPA and Timothy Taylor Landlord (£4.40 ,NBSS 3.5 and saved the visit)
The food looked very Brakes Brothers,but there is a local curry house over the road.It's not far from the Grand Union Canal at Iron Bridge Lock in the Park .I may just return if in the area again,although we may have got lucky with the Landlord.

On 10th January 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2054 recommendations about 2054 pubs]


Clive Thompson left this review about Essex Arms

This is an Ember Inns pub about 30 minutes walk from the main part of Watford, on the Cassiobury Estate and not far from the park. They have Cask Marque accreditation and offer a CAMRA discount. There were four cask ales on for my visit yesterday, largely mainstream beers. There's a big focus on food and service can be slow when busy.

On 2nd January 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 742 recommendations about 678 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Watford Junction, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Watford Junction, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Watford North, 1.95 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Essex Arms, Watford
10th Jan 2020, 16:11
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
2nd Jan 2020, 14:43
Review submitted by Clive Thompson

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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