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Harvester The Oakmere House, Potters Bar

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
High Street
Potters Bar
EN6 5BT
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Harvester (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Steve of N21 left this review about The Oakmere House

“Have you been to a Harvester before sir”
Yes unfortunately I have which is why I am now a very infrequent visitor to this fine Grade II listed building.
Oakmere House was built in 1840 on the site of small encroachments into the former Chase allotted to James Cecil, earl of Salisbury. The house is in the Italianate style and retains the external alterations made by Horatio Kemble in the 1860s.
Since 1937 it has been used for many purposes, initially education offices, then a Citizens' Advice Bureau, and then in the last 15 odd years a pub / restaurant.
It used to be a great location for a beer by the lake many years back, but various PubCo’s have struggled to realise its true potential and it went through several guises including being a Beefeater and finally it was turned into a Harvester in 2007.
This basically now means it’s a family restaurant and the last time I went here , the better than average decor was sadly nowhere near matched by the service or quality of food.

On 13th August 2011 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1699 recommendations about 1648 pubs]


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michael thompson left this review about The Oakmere House

Bar area recently reduced, dining area enlarged, basicly now a restaurant, very little real ale.

On 21st March 2011 - rating: 2
[User has posted 8 recommendations about 8 pubs]


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Steve C left this review about The Oakmere House

This is a Harvester and unsurprisingly last Sunday afternoon it was packed with screaming kids and large groups standing at the bar. The one good thing is that most people in here had young children so everyone was in the same boat.

Old Speckled Hen is available on draught along with a large selection of standard lagers and San Miguel.

I didn't stay long as my brain started to hurt, but it is good to know that there is somewhere to take the kids in a couple of years and I won't be expected to keep my eye on them.

On 10th March 2009 - rating: 3
[User has posted 3586 recommendations about 3565 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Potters Bar, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Hadley Wood, 2.58 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Brookmans Park, 2.77 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Harvester The Oakmere House, Potters Bar
28th Nov 2011, 18:04
Pub map correction submitted by Bucking Fastard approved
 
28th Nov 2011, 18:04
Picture submitted by Bucking Fastard approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 March 2011 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 March 2011 by Moby Duck
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