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Lodge Inn, Alsager

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The Lodge was my last stop of the night in Cheshire and was one of the better pubs of the day. A total of 8 ales were on - Pictish Sorachi, Ilkley Mary Jane, Dark Star American Pale Ale & Original, Oakham Inferno, Black Sheep Golden Sheep, Neptune Fugu & Marstons Burton Bitter. There were also 4 ciders. 2 were definitely Orchard Pig The Hogfather & Westons Rosie's Pig. They also had another from Westons, which was possibly Family Reserve. I opted for one from Farmer Jims, which was I believe their medium cider. But there is no cider list anywhere and you can't see the names on the boxes which are in the right-hand room as you enter. That room is the main public bar and there was an incident involving an irate local when I entered. But this soon appeared to be resolved. The room to the left as you enter is slightly smaller. But both have a traditional feel and most locals were much more friendly and were engaging in polite conversation. Recommended.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 20:48
One side was full of locals having a natter (no telly, music, machines etc). Other side was quieter. The do a reasonable stew for £4 (cheaper than a packet of crisps in some London establishments). Still best pub in Alsager.

anonymous - 12 Aug 2014 17:55
Always a good pint, always a variety of beers, in a warm and friendly bar, and prices are low. No telly (hurrah!) and a real fire and real people.
nickjanet0711 - 23 Feb 2012 09:34
I was here @ 1.25pm last Saturday and this place was closed.
bjbrummiejohn - 16 Jan 2012 08:24
Agree with the last poster - this IS the best pub in Alsager. Decent range of ales, a pub of two halves, large outdoor area, good staff and friendly locals. Looks like it's been refurbed recently but in the style of a pub as opposed to a branch of Courts (like many places end up).
anonymous - 5 Jun 2010 23:11
Easily the best pub in Alsager now, range and quality of beers is fantastic, only the best microbrewery ales carefully chosen by the landlord Phil including regular appearances from Thornbridge, Oakham, Beowulf and Townhouse breweries.
Decor is basic but with a nice beer garden for the summer and a great open fire for winter atmosphere is friendly and laid back without any prejudice for non regulars which the nearby 'Mere' should take note of. Some good music on offer weds nights in form of open mic/acoustic type stuff which is chilled and also friendly.
The only pub I've ever felt comfortable to go and sit on my own and have a beer in!
catohex - 4 Dec 2009 21:00
A much improved pub bringing a wide range of microbrewery ales to the Alsager scene (so long overdue !). Really positive new owners who are quickly establishing the pub as a prime real ale venue. If you've not visited this pub recently, give it a try I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Nick66 - 23 Jul 2009 16:04
Alright I suppose but beer wasnt up to much though I did only sample the 1. Bit bare somehow but seemed to liven up a little as time went on.
Santa - 26 Jun 2009 15:50
Proper pub visit it alot and cant knock it!
fedor - 12 Mar 2009 15:45
A simple and effective boozer. Good juke box and friendly punters (unlike a lot of other Alsager pubs).
No frill but no spills either.
vikingboy - 10 Nov 2005 13:59
Basic town pub with bar and room. Worth visiting, specially if the Mere is packed out. Everard's Tiger, Marston's Pedigree and regular guest beers all kept reallly well.
mere_boy - 2 Feb 2005 23:52

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