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The Walnut Tree, Bourne End

Hedsor Road
Bourne End
SL8 5DN
Phone: 01628532417
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Quinno _ left this review about The Walnut Tree

A Greene King pub, bar faces as you enter then left through a corridor to a dining area. A ghastly grey-green coloured interior, up to and including the ceiling beams. Unused inglenook sits forlornly. Selection of papers available. Four pumps with a decent selection in the circumstances - GK Abbot & IPA, Westerham Bulldog (ok) and Titanic Iceberg (very good) served up by a friendly barman who then promptly forgot to charge us for the beer! Needs a proper interior decorator in but apart from that, it’s fair.

On 22nd April 2016 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Walnut Tree

I will post a separate new review as just after my last posting the Walnut Tree was taken over by new owners who shut the place down for a major refurbishment.
This basically consisted of smartening the place up and aiming more at the gastro pub market. The old carpet has gone in place of a shiny new wooden floor. The interior is now a lot brighter with everything painted light grey including all the old period beams . The fireplaces remain, but the real fires have gone in place of a small fish tank in one and a big glowing orange vase in the other .
People who Dulux over 200year old plus beams and replace real fires with vases should be shot in my opinion. But if that what it takes to keep this place going , then so be it.
The dining room section has also been improved and moved upmarket. You can tell this because they have decorated it with twigs, and the menu has moved suitably upmarket and more expensive. Fortunately for us working locally they still have a reasonable lunchtime sandwich menu.
Unfortunately though the guest ale policy has disappeared and GK IPA, Abbott and OSH are now the constant choices although they seem to be well kept and the quality remains high.

On 23rd July 2012 - no rating submitted
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Walnut Tree

Update: The Walnut Tree has been struggling of late and has gone through a series of temporary relief publicans whilst GK struggle to find someone to take it on permanently. The current one is only in for 4 weeks before he will be moved on somewhere else.
Fortunately it doesn't seem to have affected the beer quality and this is still one of the best places for a decent pint of GK IPA and the GK stable guest beer policy is still being kept.

30th April 2009:
The Walnut Tree is a traditional wooden beamed pub with character sitting on the Hedsor road half way between Cookham Bridge and Bourne End. It is a one bar pub which still keeps all the original beams from when it was presumably a multi room cottage and the beam just before the bar means anyone over 5ft 8 has to duck to reach the bar area. The pub has a couple of bay window seating areas and seats in front of the two original fire places on either side of the bar area. It has the benefit of a decent garden area out the back which is ideal for summer and a few years ago they added a wooden clad dining room onto the side and extended the kitchen. The food menu is extensive with a wide choice of baguettes and sandwiches and several main meals displayed on the chalk board. They used to do food at lunch time and in the evenings, but they now seem to have stopped the evening service.
It is a great place for a relaxing pint and a sandwich at lunchtime and the only slight negative is that the beer choice is not very inspiring being that it is a GK house and have the usual GK IPA and Abbott fair. But the quality and service is always good and they do tend to take the option of having a guest ale which changes fairly regularily..

On 9th August 2011 - rating: 6
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Bourne End, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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22nd Apr 2016, 16:28
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3rd Apr 2016, 22:55
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  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Komakino .
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