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The Six Bells
This pub re-opened in September 2018
The Six Bells may be found more or less where Bury Street changes in to Ducks Hill Road near Ruislip Lido. It has a reputation locally as a community pub and has embraced Ruislip Common that it backs on to. The large gardens to the side include an array of out buildings that come to life at busy times and during its well run "fun days". It is well run and popular, deservedly so. But at a price. Gone is the little pub that ramblers went in to wearing green wellies for a half of cider. Gone are the anchovies on the tables, gone is that feeling of a country pub so near the town. Instead it is the younger set that frequents the pub drinking pints and bringing with them their children.
Ruislip lost a little something when this pub changed direction, a change that was needed if the pub were to survive, for giving away anchovies and selling two half's of cider does not keep you in business, selling bottles of pop to kids, by the crate full, does. Shame.
But the old building still stands, and hopefully will stand for many years to come, in whatever form.
The pub was closed for a while and re-opened on 9th November 2009 as "Cafe @ the Six Bells" a pub which seems to be all things to all me. It is a restaurant, so you can eat in there, and out the back some nights it is a disco, so you can dance in there and it is a pub so you can drink in there.
Then it closed again in about 2015 and reopened in September 2018 as an Arens Bar. See web link here
Where it is, by road
From Ruislip High Street leave following the signs to Rickmansworth, this is Bury Street. Stay on this road until you pass a petrol station on your left. The Six Bells is about 150 yards after this on the same side, where the car park is just after the pub itself.
Telephone Number - 020 8868 3092
Web links that may interest you
Web site here
Access via public transport
Not too bad. Get the. H13 from Ruislip tube to the stop just before Ruislip Lido on Bury Street and then walk up the hill about 200 yards.
Pub Crawl Potential
Not bad, come out of the pub turn right, cross the road and then turn left and take Reservoir Road down to the Lido and there you will find the Waters Edge, Alternatively come out of the pub, turn right and then right again up Breakspear Road and up to The Woodman Total walk between pubs a little over one mile and from all except The Woodman the H13 stops close by.
Ruislip Online review
Well situated for a pint after a walk around either the Lido (if you fancy somewhere other than the Waters Edge) or around the local woods. Opposite a large garden centre, so you can combine two of Britain's favourite pastimes.
From "The Story of The Shadows".........
........with a combination of the American situation, Cliff Richard's runaway success (Living Doll had by now sold over a million copies in Britain alone) and a bit of nudging from Norrie Paramor, we set about finding a permanent name, which arrived out of the blue one Summer's day in July 1959 (maybe 19th.)when Hank Marvin and Jet Harris took off to their scooters up to the Six Bells pub at Ruislip. Jet hit upon a name straight away. 'What about the Shadows?' The lad was a genius! So we became the Shadows for the first time on Cliff's sixth single "Travellin' Light"
Jet Harris Obituary (Jet Harris also appeared once at the Tropic At Ruislip