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The Woodman (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Otter - AleGood1
White Horse - Village IdiotGood1
Exmoor - GoldGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SheffordNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Banks's - BitterNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Woodman, Ruislip, Greater London
Picture 2. The Woodman, Ruislip, Greater London
Picture 3. The Woodman, Ruislip, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

24 Sep 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon busy with folk drinking the ales on offer. The lounge bar was closed for a private function so we sat in the public bar on the left side. Interior looks much different to HSB's photos 4 years ago with modernist wooden floors and panelling prevalent with not a hint of formica anywhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Gold4.50Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
01 Sep 2015 (HSB)
13:30 Having had a ride on the Ruislip Lido railway we came here as our first Heritage Pub of the day. Change of ownership has so far only resulted in the revealing of a painted Courage and Woodman on the bar back in both bars by removing the pumpclip display. However, as a customer confirmed, there are plans to replace the Formica in the public bar as one panel is damaged.
BeerABVScoreNotes
White Horse - Village Idiot4.10GoodWe had the last eleven pints out of the cask and although slightly hazy no one criticised the flavour or condition.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Bitter3.80Not Tried
05 Feb 2015 (HSB)
12:45 Second visit of the day looking at potential pubs to add to the CAMRA Heritage website. We were suitably impressed by this one. Four locals in the public bar, funeral party had booked the Saloon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Ale4.50GoodOne of the pub's regular beers.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Shefford3.80Not Tried

About The Woodman

The pub sign. The Woodman, Ruislip, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Ruislip, Greater London, HA4 7SE.

Two bar pub in Breakspear Road, last re-fitted in the late fifties and as such is a remarkable example of pub design of that period. The public bar counter has a beige coloured Formica covered front and top, whilst the saloon bar was red Formica but has now faded to pink. A must visit pub for anyone with an interest in pub design history. The pub clip display has been removed by the new owners, 2015, and has revealed a painted Courage and Woodman on the wood panel above the bar back.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: HA4 7SE