Welsh Harp, Waltham Abbey

Our rating: FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (4 reviews)
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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
From the outside, architecturally, this place gets an immediate five pint rating. Crooked beams, tiny doorway, olde English market square setting. It would be very hard to live up to this promise - and sadly it doesn't. On the positives, its pleasant enough inside and looks fairly unmolested, bar the plasma screen in one corner. However, despite fair opportunity for passing trade, ranging from guests at nearby wedding parties sneaking off for a cheeky pint, to market workers and Abbey ruin visitors, we felt slightly uncomfortable here. Perhaps it was the relative lack of punters on our Saturday evening visit, or the absence of music, which contributed to this. Still, as we enjoyed our McMullen brew, we spied a sign on the piano encouraging competent players to tickle the ivories if they so wished (whilst warning those who couldn't to keep their hands off). With a bit of luck this might liven the place up a bit on the odd occasion, because, frankly, it needs it.
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Reviews (1)
02 Feb 2014
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Very slow service, so slow I had to go to fish & chip shop opposite to get some food. Obstructive and unresponsive bar man. Poor beer. My advice: avoid.
Reviews (1)
28 Sep 2011
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
As a local this pub is actually one of the busiest in the Town and the beers ain't too bad tbf...Does great food now and getting good reviews amongst all the locals, actually being a place to book now instead of passing, John the landlord is friendly enough and does a great sausage!
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19 Nov 2008
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New landlord is a great improvement. This pub may look like a picturesque 'jolly hostelry ', but it is first and foremost a 'local ' for locals, but if you're relaxed, and not fussed........... be seeing you.

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Market Square, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1DL
01992 711113

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