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Counting House, Glasgow

Several recent visits meeting up with local friends. This is one-big ass joint with a huge four-sided bar, tables galore and several rooms that can leave you wondering where the rest of your party has gone to. Excellent selection of real ales, bottles and spirits. I was happily surprised to find Skye Brewery's Skye Gold (and Red) available. Food was serviceable - I had fried scampi and chips which hit the spot even if it didn't knock me out. Loud and crowded, it wouldn't be my first choice for a quiet beer. But meeting up with a group of friends right before flying home, it's served the purpose.

26 Jun 2018 00:50

The White Hart, Holborn

Recent visit very early Saturday afternoon. Using my trusty Cask Marque app, I found my way to the White Hart after a morning at the British Museum. Quite empty at that time. The interior is a little brighter than most pubs, painted largely in white. I found this a refreshing change from the dreary and dank one often encounters. Solid if somewhat pricey pour of Pride but I appreciated access to the newspapers so I lingered. Staff was fine considering the minimal interaction needed to order and serve up a beer. I imagine this place is jammed on weekdays but this was a quiet and very pleasant - restful even - visit

26 Jun 2018 00:38

Curlers Tavern, Glasgow

Recent midweek visit at lunchtime. A bit quiet at first but filled up quickly. Very pleasant barman took my order for food and drink and both were fine. Bangers and mash were excellent. Well poured Harivestoun. Considering I was on my way up Byres Road to visit Tennent's, this proved a solid and unexpected diversion.

26 Jun 2018 00:25

Wheatsheaf, Southwark

Odd atmosphere in that it feels like the basement of a college frat house and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Two evening visits - first was quite empty though it was a Sunday evening. Another visit, mid-week, was a bit more densely populated with footie fans watching a match. Seemed more enjoyable with the boys cheering their team on. Smallish selection of real ales but I enjoyed the meantime London Pale Ale

17 Apr 2018 00:33

The Southwark Tavern, London Bridge

Good looking, comfortable pub. Solid real ale selection including St. Austell's Proper Job. Gets busy of an evening. Mid-afternoon visit not nearly as crowded.

17 Apr 2018 00:23

The Mudlark, London Bridge

A bit hidden away which still doesn't keep it from being quite crowded at times. Seems to do a roaring weekend lunch trade. I've also visited on weekday evenings and it's been relatively quiet. A bit on the pricey side but I can always find Timothy Taylor's Landlord on tap and that makes me happy

17 Apr 2018 00:17

Ye Olde Watling, Mansion House

A good looking pub near Cheapside that I ran across while on an Original London Walk. Looked too good to miss so I doubled back at walk''s conclusion for lunch. Front bar was nicely done up for Christmas. Strong beer selection, well poured. Food was fairly typical chain grub - not great, not awful. Pretty substantial crowd for a weekend. Good stop for a pint but I''ll probably look for lunch somewhere else in the future.

29 Aug 2017 00:07

The Snaffle Bit, Glasgow

The last few times I''ve been in Glasgow, I''ve stayed nearby the Snaffle Bit but hadn''t gone in. I remedied this finally during my last visit as I was staying right across the street. Well, you can''t stare at a pub all day and not go in! A real homey boozer with a friendly staff. Serves a nice pint of Belhaven. An excellent stop when you need a pop or two!

28 Aug 2017 23:59

The Museum Tavern, Bloomsbury

I have to admit that I love this place despite the fact that it's square in the middle of the busy London tourist trail. Beautiful interior, pleasant enough staff, decent food, solid real ale selection. Most recent visit included a well-poured Truman's Swift Golden.

19 Sep 2016 23:42

Tennents Bar, Glasgow

Quick visit during a recent stay in Glasgow. Busy but friendly place very keen on footie but no matches to see on a Monday afternoon. Excellent beer selection. I was delighted to find two of my favorites available on tap: St. Austell's Tribute and Timothy Taylor's Landlord. Sorry I couldn't stay longer but I'll be back next spring and will try the food then.

19 Sep 2016 23:10

The Islay Inn, Glasgow

Visited this pub twice for lunch in August as it was very close to my B&B. Quiet, which was fine with me, with a low-key but welcoming atmosphere. Excellent pint of Lia Fail along with the smoked haddock over mashed lunch special. Both were delicious. Returned a few days later for the steak and ale pie. Not quite as wonderful though the Lia Fail was still superb. Pleasant staff, pleasant patrons. Returning to Glasgow in spring and will be certain to return.

19 Sep 2016 22:53

The Trout Inn, Buckland Marsh

Stopped here after a very long, hot walk. had been looking forward to the visit, however brief, since I'd read such good things. Unfortunately, the barmaid was rather surly and curt, which came as quite a surprise particularly as it was mid-afternoon and the place was a sea of empty tables. Perhaps we woke her from her nap. At any rate, however nice a pub, however good the pour, the counter help soured me on the visit. My wife and I still talk about the bitch behind the bar.

8 Feb 2016 23:44

The Bloomsbury Tavern, Bloomsbury

As the Bloomsbury is the first London pub I ever visited (way back in 1992), it maintains a place in my heart that's probably not commensurate with its actual qualities. Certainly, it's one of the prettiest pubs in London especially in summer when all of the exterior plantings are in bloom (heh - bloom' - get it?) The interior is not quite so lovely - smallish and garishly lit up at one end by a trivia game or a fruit machine or some such thing. In the past, I've had excellent Brakspear's Bitter (and had two employees argue over how to pronounce it) but in recent years, Spitfire, Bishop's Finger and Master Brew have been featured prominently. Do they serve food? I have no idea. Close to the British Museum and some of the theatres, it's worth a visit particularly after a show lets out and the place is relatively uncrowded. I'll continue to drop in for sentimental reasons though there are probably better places nearby.

23 Mar 2015 23:51

The Ben Nevis, Glasgow

Being fairly convenient to the SECC, we stopped in late last year before the triumphant gig from the Who. A bit on the crowded side esp. with punters getting lubed up before the show but pleasant with friend staff. Although more of a whisky bar, I had an excellent pint of McEwan's Red. Actually several pints of McEwan's red, thanks to friends and friends of friends. Glasgow's a great, welcoming city and this is an excellent pub well worth a visit.

23 Mar 2015 23:27

The George, London Bridge

If you're looking for history, here's the place. The last remaining galleried pub in London, it's like stepping into the middle of a Dickens novel. One half expects Mister Pickwick and his cohorts to sidle up alongside you and order some punch. Except for the rooms on the courtyard, the interior is fairly dark with a number of cozy alcoves that afford one some modicum of privacy. During the warm weather months - and perhaps even the cold ones - picnic tables and benches allow for outdoor seating. Several Greene King beers available including the George's own (most likely brewed by...Greene King!) Decent if unspectacular food - fish & chips and steak and ale pie fine considering the outstanding atmosphere. Always happy to visit but not necessarily to linger.

23 Mar 2015 23:06

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe

Several visits here over the past few years. A lovely looking place situated right on the river - the back deck gives great views up and downstream. Good food and a solid pour on all occasions. Pleasant if not terribly outgoing staff. Worth a special visit.

23 Mar 2015 22:34

The George, Alton

Spent a few days in Alton last month. The George was recommended to us by the owner of our b and b. We were not disappointed, returning twice more. Dinner was delicious with the wild mushroom pie for me, the chicken, bacon and avocado salad for my wife. We sat in the back garden while the sun went down enjoying our meal, our pints of St. Austell Tribute and the idyllic locale. When I went in for another round, the gent behind the bar offered me a small pour of a local brew - Itchen Valley's Belgarum, several of which then put the exclamation point on a great meal. We were so pleased that we returned for lunch the next day (sausages and mash; slider trio -more Belgarum) and a farewell pint the day after that just before catching the train back to London. The service was fine, the staff very friendly, the atmosphere a very nice mix of hip, traditional and comfortable. Highly recommended.

23 Mar 2015 22:15

The Blackbird, Earls Court

Good looking pub in a busy neighborhood. Solid pour of Pride. Had lunch there by myself and enjoyed the chicken and leek pie quite a bit. Returned a few days later and had the most abysmal burger in the history of food. Might have been made with floor sweepings. Bar staff at lunch were of the 'who cares' variety. Back room waitstaff for dinner much better. Too bad she had to bring out that burger. Brrr..I get chills just thinking about it.

23 Mar 2015 21:55

The Morpeth Arms, Pimlico

Very pleasant pub in a prime location though position alongside Millbank not necessarily the best for views. There mid-week for late afternoon lunch. Excellent Ploughman's, solid Bombardier. I found the staff gregarious and welcoming.

9 Oct 2014 16:26

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