When it comes to beer and pubs in Watford there are many options, but finding the hidden gems around town might not always be that easy. We’ve done all the hard work for you and… ready to kick back with a pint?

  • The Estcourt Tavern

    This Greene King pub sits at the heart of its local community and aims to ensure that any time spent there by customers is time well spent.

    The pub’s food menu offers traditional British pub food made from quality ingredients and ranges from sandwiches and snacks to larger mains.  The pub also benefits from a beer garden, Sky Sports and regular live music nights that make this pub a top choice to visit.

  • Golden Lion

    The Golden Lion is a welcoming and fun place to have lunch or dinner. Lunchtime menus include a variety of freshly made sandwiches and ciabattas and on Sundays at they offer a tasty traditional and home-cooked roast.

    There’s live entertainment every Friday, making The Golden Lion the perfect place to start your weekend. Did we mention that they hold a quiz on the first Tuesday of every month?

    Children and dogs are welcome if they are well behaved and don’t disrupt other people, children are not allowed on the premises after 7 pm, this includes the garden.

  • Southern Cross

    This popular Greene King pub underwent a major refurbishment in 2018 and has something for everyone, specialising in flame-grilled steaks, sizzling skillets and live sport, this is the ideal destination for all sporting occasions.

    The Southern Cross is a great place to meet with friends, family and fellow sports fans to enjoy a great range of food and drink.

    The pub also features an extensive drinks range including craft beers and a large selection of gins.

  • Nascot Arms

    Situated in quiet surroundings, the Nascot Arms, Watford is a cheery pub serving a variety of tasty Thai food with smooth cask ales and impressive guest ales too.

    With a warm atmosphere, you will feel instantly welcome in comfortable surroundings that are met with a happy service.

    Come down and watch sport with excellent variety on offer, showing all the big games, meaning you will not miss out! You can even connect to the net with a free Wi-Fi hotspot for enjoyable browsing.

    They serve terrific Thai food in Watford, cooked by skilled and experienced chefs who will deliver that tasty sought-after Thai meal. From varyingly spiced delicious yellow, green and red Thai curries to perfect pad Thai noodles, the Nascot Arms has Thai food covered.

  • The Prince George

    The Prince George is at the heart of the local community, showing all sports and is a family and pet-friendly pub. The Prince George serves great good in a friendly atmosphere which is great for groups and parties, also has outdoor seating.

  • The Wishing Well

    All live Sky, BT and Premier sports on their 11 large screens and video wall so you will never miss a second of the big game. They also host regular live music and big band nights featuring the best in local talent and offer a great selection of premium spirits, cask and craft, fine wines, cocktails, and a delicious food menu.

  • The Horns

    A great live music venue, The Horns have been bringing live music to Watford since 2001, while remaining a traditional pub.

    The pub has live music most nights from young local talent to big name acts, top tributes and covers bands. On Friday nights they have one of their resident DJ’s “on the decks” for you to dance the night away.

    Whether you are coming for lunch, looking for a great evening of live music, just popping in for a drink or looking for a good pint of real ale, make sure you visit The Horns. They have a large air-conditioned open bar with capacity for over 250 people and an enclosed beer garden with lighting and heating.

    The pub welcomes all ages until 8 pm daily, after which time it is over-18’s only.

  • The One Crown

    The pub has recently had a full renovation, the aim of which has been to bring out the best of the original and older features of the pub (such as re-exposing the centuries-old fireplaces and brickwork walls) whilst also ensuring it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

    The One Crown pub provides an excellent range of beverages to quench your thirst, such as craft beers, rotating real ales, premium lagers, a fine selection of wine, cocktails and spirits. Check their specials boards for drink offers.

    Food has also been reintroduced to the One Crown; a fantastic new menu incorporating both traditional pub grub as well as more modern dishes. They also have a new dining area and will be offering hearty roast dinners on a Sunday, with Yorkshire Puddings cooked by an actual Yorkshireman!

    At the One Crown they are lovers of live music and will be hosting regular gig nights both inside the pub and in the newly refurbished garden where weather permits, aiming to showcase the best of Watford’s up and coming talent.

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