In the days before the railway tracks were laid in the 19th century, Watford was a small market town, and the area north of it was made up of miles of farmland and noble-owned manorial estates. But the arrival of the train line in 1838 changed everything. Building and development swept through what was to become known as North Watford, as the tracks lured industry to the area with its new, easy supply route to London.
Watford North, now a key commuter station located just a few hundred yards from our front doors, opened in 1910 and the Tudor Arms followed in 1932. With a black and white half-timbered façade, it’s likely the pub’s name came from its mock-Tudor design, which was a popular architectural trend at the time. It is a style echoed throughout the streets surrounding the pub, most noticeably in the shops on the nearby parade and in the residential homes of Tudor Avenue, the road onto which the pub extends.
The huge space inside the Tudor Arms is made up of different areas, each with their own ambience. There’s a homely vibe to the main part of the pub, thanks to a blue wood-panelled bar and mix of comfy soft chairs and leather sofas – all newly added during a recent refurbishment. A dartboard and a handful of screens showing the big events on BT and Sky Sports can be found in the casual sports area at the front of the building. There’s also a large dining room for more formal meals and a big beer garden out the back.
Atmospheric Function Room with Vaulted Ceiling
With a charming vaulted ceiling made from wood-panelled timber, our upstairs function room is an atmospheric setting for private events. Old photos of Watford adorn the walls and a lovely large picture window dominates one end of the room. There’s a private bar up here, plus toilets that are shut off from the main part of the pub, ensuring privacy for your guests. Business meetings are catered for with a big drop-down projector screen, while guests at evening dos can put the small wooden dance floor to good use. With a capacity for 80 people seated or standing, the room is a charming space whatever function you are hosting.
A Friendly Commuter Pub
The Tudor Arms has an excellent location at the heart of North Watford, an affluent commuter-friendly neighbourhood dominated by red-brick 19th-century terraced houses and mock-Tudor architecture. We are just a couple of miles from Watford’s huge town-centre shopping mall and high street and a five-minute drive to Watford Junction station, which runs regular trains to London Euston, the journey taking just 20 minutes. We’re also on the doorstep of the M25, the A1 and A41. The easiest way to reach us, however, is via a short walk along tree-lined Bushey Mill Lane from Watford North station.
|Function Room Information - Tudor Room|
|Hire Costs||Not Available||Area Type||private|
|Facilities||Beer Garden, Coffee Machine, Dance Floor, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, Hot Water Flasks, Mobile Bar, Outdoor BBQ, PA System, Private Bar, Projector, Sky TV/BT Sport, Wi-Fi,|
|Suitable Events||Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Restaurants, Tour Groups, Weddings,|
The nearest Train Station to Tudor Arms is Watford Junction Station