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The Bounty, Bourne End

Cock Marsh
Postal town: Bourne End
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Bounty

A great location right on the banks of the Thames opposite the boats moored at Bourne End, it makes the most of it’s outlook with plenty of outside seating and even a marquee with a jazz band playing, although I think this was for a private function so may not always be the case. Unsurprisingly it drew a large crowd on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon and to cater for this they had implemented a queueing system at the bar which seemed to work fairly well, and the queue moved as quickly as could be expected, bearing in mind many people were ordering food.

Internally it feels more like an old shack than your normal pub, with barely a plain patch of wall or ceiling in sight. The ceiling was liberally covered with a multitude of flags as well as old fishing nets well various posters were on the wall including Bob Marley and Monty Python. Befitting the pub’s waterside location, various nautical artefacts were dotted around including a ship in a glass case, and even the bar counter was made to look like a wooden boat. A couple of old leather sofas were off to one side, and beyond this a table skittles game and a darts board. At the rear of the pub was a slightly more conventional room with wooden boards on the floor and great views of the fields outside.

Beers on tap were all from the local Rebellion brewery with their Blond, Mutiny and Grumpy Cow. Ciders were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher’s Haze and Weston’s Old Rosie.

On 18th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Bounty

Happy to report that the People's Republic of Cocksmarsh is now fully open for the 2017 summer season. The outside Thames side space has been expanded since my last review to incorporate a garden area for dog walkers and a play area for small people, either side of the large frontal bench seating area.
Internally still quirky as ever and three Rebellion beers on today including the rather good Roasted Nuts and the monthly beer for April, the Bard.
Managed to get one of the tables on the river side of the tow path from where I enjoyed my pint whilst watching Crested Grebes floating on top of the water, Cormorants skimming over it and the Chiltern red kites circling on the thermals above.
This is a must do stop for me when on this part of the Thames path.

On 11th April 2017 - no rating submitted
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Bounty

The Bounty is an unusual pub in that you have to walk to it as it has no road access. It sits on the banks of the River Thames opposite the Bourne End Marina and access is via the north side foot path along the Thames.
Consequently it relies on trade from passers bye along the path and because of this is not open during the Winter months (is open from Easter to the end of October ) .
There used to be an old boy who would row people back and forth from the Marina opposite for beer money, but unfortunately he is now long gone. However the Landlord still needs to row across and pick the beer barrels up from the Marina as this is the nearest place the Dray can deliver.
It’s a bit quirky and eccentric inside with flags adorning the walls, and areas for the selling of Ice Creams and second hand books and videos as well as beer.
But the best point of The Bounty is the outside front terrace with the multiple bench tables which is a great place to sit and have a pint, especially for those who have been walking the Thames path.
And the beers are not bad either, being from the Rebellion Brewery in Marlow and there is usually at least two or three on.

On 10th February 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Bourne End, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Cookham, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Marlow, 3.01 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bounty, Cock Marsh
18th Aug 2017, 09:19
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
12th Aug 2017, 17:41
Picture submitted by Blackthorn _ approved

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  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 26 September 2009 by David McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 November 2013 by moby duck
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 November 2013 by moby duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 November 2013 by moby duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 February 2010 by moby duck
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
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Last inspected: April 27th 2018
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