01895 821 471
Noon-23:00 (22:30 Sun)
guest ales (3)
Originally known as the The Fisheries, The Coy Carp in Harefield dates back to the times before The Grand Union Canal was constructed and now has views over the Pynesfield Lakes. The location is just over the Hillingdon border in Hertfordshire. Gets very busy in the Summer when service can be slow.
41 High Street
Noon-23:00 (22:30 Sun)
Sharps Doom Bar; guest ales (2)
Built in 1801 this pub spent many years as a beerhouse and butcher. Originally the Kings Head it has had several name changes before settling on the current one in 2007 after a complete refurbishment and the introduction of am over 21's policy. It is well known for its friendly welcome and good food made with fresh local produce. There is a real ale club on Wednesdays with discounted beer (£2.80 in February 2012). There is an outside patio, but parking is limited. An annual beer festival is usually held in the Autumn.
01895 834 806
S&N Pub Company
Caledonian beer; guest beer
Once the Halfway House, this large canalside pub rebuilt in 1937 benefits from a huge garden where summer barbeques and bouncy castles often feature. The location, near Widewater Lock, attracts many different clubs on themed nights, either in the pub itself or in the large conservatory.
6 Park Lane
01895 822 131
11:00-23:00 (Midnight Fri/Sat)
Adnams Broadside, Fuller's London Pride, Greene King IPA, guest beer
Parts of this pub are said to be 15th century and form one of the wings when it was rebuilt in the 17th century. It is a heavily beamed hostelry which was once a Benskins House and later Ind Coope. Although there is only one bar, there are many discrete areas in which to lose oneself and possibly enjoy Thai food in the evenings. Quiz night Wednesdays and Sundays.
Jacks Lane, off Park Lane
11:30-23:00; Noon-22:30 Sun
Brunning & Price
Brunning & Price Original; Might Oak Oscar Wilde; Tring Side Pocket for a Toad; guest ales (3)
Built as a country house, later becoming a B&B and then a restaurant. It opened as the Old Orchard in 2010 with real ale dominating the bar. The three regular beers and three guests are described on boards. The house beer is brewed by Phoenix. In daylight there are commanding views of the Colne Valley from the terrace, large beer garden and extensive car park. The layout is open plan with the main seating areas both sides of the bar. One area on the right has rugs on the floor, walls and the raised ceiling! Several ciders are on offer from the cellar. The pub is very proud of its wine and whisky lists. There is a 60p reduction on all beer and wine sold between 5pm and 7pm weekdays. The current beer list is available at yourround.co.uk
Limited hours - check for details
Courage Best and/or guest ale
Bought by Harmans in 1865. Effectively a two-bar establishment on the eastern fringe of the village. The pub attracts a predominantly local trade, including refugees from the nearby football and cricket fields, so unsurprisingly it is the meeting place for various sports clubs. Dalmatian dog miniatures feature within, as do lined glasses. An intensively bedecked patio supports impressive floral display.