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The Leinster Arms, Bayswater

In this day and age of pubs closing it can be very disheartening to turn up and find your local has closed for good.
But I've actually found something worse. Our local, well run by a good manager and his better half, is still the same pub but with a new manager who doesn't care about his business. Over the last couple of months the Leinster Arms has gone from being a friendly local which catered to tourists as well to being a tourist pub where the site of someone you know is quite rare.
The ale has gone from being good to being passable, the staff go through the motions, the manager probably watches more TV than any of his locals ever did, in fact its somewhat like preplanning someone's funeral because even though they haven't gone yet you know they will pass on shortly.
R.I.P. The Leinster Arms, its been nice knowing you.

30 Sep 2016 14:12

The Greenwich Pensioner, Poplar

So the Pensioner is at it again. Another spate of time and another manager gone, mind you she had let the place go to rack and ruin.
So its back, Admittedly only keg beers, Stella, Fosters Guinness etc but at very keen prices! £3.30 for Fosters, £3.50 for Stella? Ale is coming apparently. Cant wait!
Meanwhile some local history adorns the walls (The Confessions posters and the Sharks head have gone, as has the dreadful smell of drains) and the young lady whose taken over seems keen to get it moving. Heres hoping!

9 May 2016 16:23

The Cleveland Arms, Bayswater

It's been a while since I've ventured into paddington and after a rough day popped back to one of my favourite pubs. Well it was an award winning ale pub with enough quirk to make it interesting, a bunch of locals who were always fun and staff who were happy to chat and give a little more than dump a pint in front of you.
All change! Soulless place now, hardly busy, think they call it a "pop up pub" it's all wrong, the staff poured me a pint and took my money. There the interaction ended. And £4.20 a pint for what was an averagely kept bitter? No wonder the gaff was quiet!

2 Sep 2014 00:08

The Lemon Tree, Covent Garden

Isnt it curious how in this day and age people find it so easy to be vindictive under the guise of a the anonymity of the world wide web.
Somehow I'm sure this is not what this site was intended for.

28 May 2010 14:49

The Brewers Arms, Lewes

Here we go again. No reviews for two months and suddenly its the best pub in the land. As a publican myself should I resent this self promotion by pubs or should I join in? I tend to opt for the former because being nicely surprised by a review being posted and remembering serving them is what this site is all about. I dont consider its about all yr regulars bigging you up to see your name in the top spot, more about the random visitor who sees yr pub with fresh eyes and reports accordingly. AND if your pub is up to scratch they will award you good points and you will rise to the top 40 which is a great reward in itself for a good job well done.

Apologies if this ruffles a few feathers but its the way I see it.

ps having never visited this pub I cant give it a rating

4 Apr 2010 18:50

The Harp, Covent Garden

Sometimes you walk into a pub and despite having been there before it just doesnt feel right. Maybe the beers good but something about the whole ambience feels off kilter.
Sometimes you walk into a pub and it just kinda wraps its arms round you and gives you a big welcoming hug!
The Harp is one of the latter. I can never remember a time when I have been here when I havent been made to feel welcome, drunk two or three pints of the excellantly well kept beers, watched the bar ladies wreathed in smiles and passing witty banter back and forth across the bar with foaming pints, quite patently enjoying themselves as much as the punters. This is the British pub at its best. I love it.
You deserve to win West London Pub of the Year.....and considering I'm one of the other five finalists......you know I mean it. Good luck!

24 Mar 2010 20:31

The Cleveland Arms, Bayswater

Quite patently written by a regular...evening Clancy

2 Jan 2008 15:13

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