Robin Hood, Crews Hill
Fancyapint? couldn't give a XXXX about reviewing pubs in Australia just yet, but Botany Bay is on our radar as long as we're talking about the small hamlet of the same name in Middlesex. Named after the place where Captain Cook landed with the HMS Endeavour in 1770, the lack of water here would've made it hard for him to sail into the car park of the Robin Hood in a quest for a pint. This fairly generic McMullen's pub might not set pulses racing, but it is certainly a pleasant enough place. Where it really scores highly and becomes worth a trip is when the weather allows use of the large, mature beer garden. The fact remains, though, that almost every potential punter it is a car ride away and on our most recent visit a fair few elderly folks were here for a mediocre mid-week lunch. One of the few local amenities of interest is the farm shop next door, handy for any quail egg or beetroot chutney emergencies. If that doesn't impress, Botany Bay even has its own Jazz Club. We thought we'd mention it as they're not the type to blow their own trumpet.
Review: 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
23 Aug 2009
Visited with family and was disappointed. Although the pub itself is full of charm sadly the food was a big let down. Arrived luke warm and flavourless. There were 5 of us and we all were disappointed. The wine tasted off so all in all would not return. There are far better pubs around the area so avoid.
240 The Ridgeway, Crews Hill, London, EN2 8AP
020 8363 3781
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