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The Woodman, Ruislip

Breakspear Road
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E TA left this review about The Woodman

A very pleasant proper pub, something of a rarity in these parts. There is a small car park and garden area, while the main feature is the pub itself, whose two bars provide a great traditional community asset. The smaller Public bar on the left as you enter has a couple of gaming machines and a dartboard, while the larger Saloon bar is possibly more convivial. Both bars have TV screens showing live sports. The staff really are incredibly friendly and helpful, while the locals were civil, civilised and very happy to see fresh faces, human and canine. Four ales on draft: Courage Best, Wells's Poppy, Tribute and Cornish Coaster, all fresh and in excellent condition. We were encouraged to sample each before deciding what to order. An excellent alehouse, a thoroughly decent pub in every respect and one to which I shall be very happy to return.

On 3rd February 2017 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Woodman

There were four ales on in here – Doom Bar, Courage Best, West Berkshire Good Old Boy, and Tring Sidepocket for a Toad (£3.50 a pint). This is a decent selection even if there is one of the usual suspect included, and at reasonable prices as well. I didn’t spot a menu, but they clearly do food (I was in at Wednesday lunchtime) as there were the remains of a meal on the table at which I sat (but swiftly removed).

This is really still a country pub, overlooking fields at the front across the road. A patio area at the front has a good number of picnic benches, plus plus plenty of riotous hanging baskets and a grapevine starting to trail over the wooden beams that may well have been placed there to support it. It’s a very attravtive outside drinking area, even if it is on a fairly busy road.

This pub is on CAMRA’s National Inventory of pubs with historic interiors. Inside it still has two completely separate rooms, each accessed from its own door leading off from a small entranceway. I sat in the room on the left, which is effectively the public bar. This is a very simple room with just three tables with normal chairs, a fruit machine, a dartboard, and a large TV screen above the fireplace. There’s no carpet, but it does have attaractive herringbone parquet flooring. There was a handful of locals in there.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to explore the room on the right as it had clearly been hired for a wake. But a glance through showed me that it is carpeted, and is certainly more sumptuous than the public bar.

This pub is somewhat out of the way by London standards. But if it was easier to get to I would certainly want to pay a return visit.

On 14th July 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
West Ruislip, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
South Ruislip, 3.25 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Denham, 3.57 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Woodman, Ruislip
3rd Feb 2017, 07:28
Review submitted by E TA
2nd Sep 2016, 22:39
Pub map correction submitted by Rex Rattus approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio at front. - last updated 14 July 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 14 July 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : Yes last updated 14 July 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 July 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 March 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 July 2016 by Rex Rattus
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