Our last trip to the Old High Street!!! Yes , another pub along this street, a good meeting place with music in the evenings.
Recently refurbished ( may 2004. )
Dress Code: Tends to be frequented by the bikers of this world .
This is one of my favourite places in Hemel for a good night out. Very popular in summer because people meet outside the pub along a canal and it gets incredibly busy . Great meeting place.!
Dress Code: Optional.
Leisure world (also known as WallyWorld and Jarman Park) houses a few clubs and bars. Hot shots is a normal bar near to the bowling alley and pool tables. Then there's Jumpin Jaks which is a lively bar, costs about 3 quid to get in, plays a variety of music, 80s 90s and currrent- rock and pop. Usually a good atmosphere, sometimes drink offers, good place to go if you aren't into dance music.
Visage and Ethos are the clubs, Visage aimed at 18-25s and Ethos 25+. You can walk between the two but there's often security staff checking your age to go into Ethos. Both play the usual cheesy music, comercial dance, R & B, etc Ethos also plays 80s and 90s stuff (as its aimed towards 25+). Both cost about 5 quid to get in and drinks aren't cheap.
It's not unknown for there to be fights and trouble in the clubs but its usually dealt with efficiently. Expect to be asked for ID on entrance and sometimes searched.
Dress Code: Hot Shots and Jumpin Jaks you can get away with anything. Visage and Ethos often say no jeans and trainers, especially at the weekend.
Another relatively new pub built on the site of the old cinema. Very popular pub in the heart of the shopping area. Has doormen inthe evening so make sure you are dressed smartly!!!
Dress Code: Smart would be advisable.
The best two nightclubs ever to hit Hemel are now sadly no more . The legendary "LIVING ROOM NIGHTCLUB " followed by " LA MIRAGE" were closed down in the nineties. The new modern leisure complex, " JARMANS CENTRE" or "WALLYWORLD" as the locals call it is a nightclub , bowling alley , bars , cinema and swimming pool arena near the motorway junction. The nightclub is spilt into two. "VISAGE" for 18-21 year olds and " ETHOS" for over 25's.
Dress Code: Smart casual wear including collar , no jeans for the two clubs
Ive added The Living Room even though it is no longer a nightclub because it was a place that I and my friends used to go every weekend to meet and drink, dance and have a good time ! The new nightclubs are reviewed in another tip.
Dress Code: Was once smart entrance only
This is another popular pub which although not in the centre of town , still gets a regular crowd. Has music on during weekends and has pool tables in adjoining bar area. Also has a nice beer garden at the back of the pub.
Dress Code: Smart.
There are a few more pubs around hemel, but i just haven't really got round to taking their pictures(sorry)....They all sell great beer and food:)
This tip is for my good friend Nicolarisk a new VT member...shes the one on the left!!
Dress Code: ONLY Black and White clothes allowed!!
The ski club is already mentioned elsewhere in my Hemel tips. Its also a great place to have a party with two halls with bar and dancefloor.
I have a soft spot for this place as I was brought up not far from here .My sister also had her wedding doo here!!
The Three horsehoes is how you'd picture a typical English country pub to look. Not far from Hemel railway station and the canal.
There are plenty of traditional old English pubs along the old high street and if you want a bit of history then this is the place to head for.
Dress Code: Clothes.!
Yes, this pub is very small but has a great atmosphere but then I would say that as my friend's parents are landlords!!!
Dress Code: Optional.
A great place to watch sporting events. Situated in the highfield area of Hemel. In a small shopping area called Bellgate. ( Nice fish and chip shop nearby!!!)
Dress Code: None.