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The Gate, Harefield, Northwood

Rickmansworth Road
Phone: 01923836513
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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E TA left this review about The Gate

This non-descript-looking single-storey roadside pub/diner, an Ember Inns house, falls into the 'just-shows-how-wrong-you.can-be' category. Its dull exterior, crowded car park and signs advertising rather twee 'events' weren't the most inviting portents, but once inside we were immediately cheered up. The atmosphere was cosy and the smell of the open fire made one feel instantly at home. Six excellent ales on, all in perfect condition (we had to check all 6 to make sure). Bath Ales's Prophecy, Hobgoblin, Old Legover, Copper Dragon, Hilden's Number Four and Kelburn Dark Moor were all on, and although we were offered 'try before you buy' tasters, we forewent that in favour of the 'just have a pint of all of them' method. The staff were wonderful, the locals were friendly and the jukebox was nostalgia-inducing. This is a first class example of how good a modern chain pub can be, given a bit of energy, imagination and effort by the management. Ember Inns, this should be your flagship pub. I shall definitely return, and I strongly recommend including this pub in a crawl or just staying there for an evening's drinking.

On 7th April 2014 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2536 recommendations about 2514 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Rickmansworth, 2.63 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Carpenders Park, 3.19 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Hatch End, 3.72 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Gate, Northwood
7th Apr 2014, 12:39
Review submitted by E TA
17th Jan 2014, 13:23
Request to set pubs area association by john mcgraw approved

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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 10 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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