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The Six Bells Ruislip

The Six Bells Ruislip

The Six Bells Ruislip

The Six Bells Ruislip

A pub which is not a pub anymore

The Six Bells Ducks Hill Road Ruislip
The Six Bells may be found more or less where Bury Street changes in to Ducks Hill Road near Ruislip Lido. It had 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 was 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 then 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 men. 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, which is really a restaurant and thus it is no longer a pub. See web link here 

Did you know that there are actually five web sites in the Ruislip Online group when Ickenham Online is taken in to account..

Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!

So, as well as the one you are looking now which is mainly historical pieces below are some other web sites about Ruislip that may interest you.

Main Ruislip site

Ruislip Village Winter Scene

Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.


Ruislip In Pictures

Ruislip In Pictures
Pictures. Hundreds of them. Old pictures. Old adverts. Old buildings, in fact old everything and just a few more up to date ones. A veritable cornucopia of pictures.



Ruislip Lido Beach Shot

Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.

Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.

Some classic pictures from years gone by.



Ickenham Pump

We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.
Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.