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The Load of Hay

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Bar, British, Pub
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207 Pinner Road, Watford WD19 4ET, England
+44 1923 441113
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Today
11:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Watford
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I went to the Load of Hay on Saturday and it was brilliant. Great atmosphere and music, very reasonably priced drinks compared to other pubs and bars in the area, very friendly staff and they had an act on called Topsie Redfern who was fantastic. Will definitely be returning. Five stars!

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Thank Merr65
Liverpool
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Went to pub after looking at tripadvisor review. Staff were friendly. The pub is small and quaint. They got our order wrong, but did knock some money off so ok there. The quality of the food was ok, but not fantastic.

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Thank Jasperinder
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Walked through the doors of this pub on Tuesday 12th August to find it packed to the rafters with happy customers for curry night. Amazing 'buzz' to the place with delicious array of curries being served.

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1 Thank Amanda S
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We were looking to have a pub meal before our evening tour at the Harry Potter studio. TripAdviser reviews for this pub were very good so we thought why not. Lovely quaint little pub and great beer garden. Food was all home cooked and delicious. Would highly recommend a visit. Thanks staff

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1 Thank JEBark
Watford
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I have been to this pub a few times, both for lunch/early dinner and for one of the many entertainment evenings. I have found all the bar staff to be friendly and courteous (even offering to call taxis when leaving) and the meals are very good and value for money. It has recently been redecorated and the good sized garden... More 

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Thank Tracy K
Watford
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Great welcome. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great prices. Thank you for a wonderful night and the Thai curry was lovely.

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Thank Colin D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Wow the Mandy Ghandi's curry was yummy!! Fully booked but got in after having a drink. Well worth it. Price is really good for what you receive also. Next one is 12th August and the menu looks good. Im trying the prawn and coconut curry. Mmmmmm

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Thank Jessica S
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Mandhi Ghandi,s curry night awesome !! Another one in August so I'm told I'll be there so should you. Beer garden opening soon with a bit of luck gona be even better

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Thank Gary1714
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Food is good quality and at decent prices. Staff lovely and friendly to all who walk through the door!Looking forward to the curry night on Tuesday 15th July, menu looks good!!

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Thank Amanda S
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Best pub in the area by a long way. Staff are the best, bar/ kitchen both are so welcoming. Even the customers are worth meeting. You have gots to check it out !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Pinner Road, Watford WD19 4ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 441113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?