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Rifle Volunteer, Watford

36 Villiers Road
Watford
WD19 4AJ
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Reviews of Rifle Volunteer (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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E TA left this review about Rifle Volunteer

Very much a local pub, this Victorian backstreet house has been knocked through, modernised and carpeted, removing all traces of its original architectural charm. The effect is not pleasing, and it's made worse by the dire carpet and inappropriate floor tiles. All that aside, the welcome was genuine from staff and customers alike, while the regular cadre included famillies. There is a pool table and gaming machine, but these were not in use. There were 2 ales on, Deuchres and Courage Best, neither of which was on best form, but both of which were drinkable. It isn't the best or worst pub locally, but it is a decent pub and we should be grateful that it is still open when so many similar establishments are closing down. The lively local spirit, which includes charity fundraising, more than makes up for the lack of style in the building and I would be happy to come back to see whether the beer has improved.

On 19th March 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Bushey, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Bushey, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Watford High Street, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rifle Volunteer, Watford
21st Oct 2018, 17:51
Request to add pub to area Watford Heath by Clive Thompson approved
 
21st Oct 2018, 16:50
Request to add pub to area Watford Heath by Clive Thompson

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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 March 2014 by hondo .
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