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The Strafford Arms, Potters Bar Town, Potters Bar

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Mutton Lane
Potters Bar
EN6 3BA
Phone: 01707651438
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Strafford Arms

A substantial brick built 30's road house ,which has been substantially refurbed inside with a leaning towards family dining.The main room off the entrance has a long bar opposite ,with a bookcase to the right infront of which occasional live music can be performed.Flatscreens were off during my visit but the pub will attract sports fans as well as diners .The interior then changes into a series of interconnected areas seperated by former doorways.Most of the tables here would double up for dining ,but you can just sit anywhere to drink.There is a library affect with many books on display in the main bar area,while there is a substantial beer garden at the rear.The front car park is small but informal parking in the shops and houses service roads keeps parked cars away from the busy main road.
There are 4 handpumps,offering 2 regulars from New River Brewery meaning Riverbed Red and Twin Spring (poor condition) on my trip alongside TT Landlord and St Austell Tribute.The food is pub grub style ,but overall it's a bit formulaic and not the most attractive place to sup ale,so not on the list for a revisit unless I was looking for a meal.

On 19th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Strafford Arms

This is a large pub with a good sized concreted area out the back with a smoking shelter and brick barbeque. There are some steps from this area that lead down to a huge tree lined beer garden with plenty of well spaced out picnic tables and there are even some children's toys at the far end.

In the pub there was a football match on Sky Sports which was being shown on the TVs and the projector screen. The pub wasn't that busy, but everyone in seemed to be a local and I'd imagine that there is an estate nearby. I found the barmaid to be friendly enough and there is a pool table ready for use.

There are five unused hand pumps, but Greene King IPA is available alongside a standard draught selection.

I wouldn't go out of my way to drink here again, but if I lived locally I would use this pub for watching sports and maybe I would utilise the garden on a nice summer's day.

On 5th September 2009 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Potters Bar, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Brookmans Park, 1.77 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Welham Green, 2.97 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Strafford Arms, Potters Bar
19th Mar 2019, 11:19
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
19th Mar 2019, 11:19
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2009 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 19 March 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 September 2009 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 September 2009 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 September 2009 by Will Larter
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