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The Wishing Well, Hounslow

After refurb this place changed it's name AGAIN to the Oliver Cromwell.
Then just a few weeks later it was changed to the Lamplighter.

18 Jan 2019 15:53

The Chelsea Potter, Chelsea

I know it's Chelsea and the Kings Road but isn't £5.80 for a pint of Sam Brooks Pale Ale over the top!!!!

21 Jun 2018 10:13

The Duke of York, Whitton

Closed and boarded but sign outside says "Acquired"

7 Jun 2018 10:24

The Earl Haig, Hounslow

Now called the "Keg and Cask" - but don't sell Cask beer
Avoid I was charged £4.10 for a pint of Fosters.

7 Jun 2018 10:21

The Wishing Well, Hounslow

Now called the snug

12 Apr 2018 10:12

Yates's, Hounslow

Now closed with "To Let" sign outside

12 Apr 2018 10:10

The Railway, Putney

Alas this place is now closed.

18 Sep 2017 11:08

The Red Lion, Feltham

Has been re named "KTM ROXI" whatever that means.
Big banner outside says Now Open Bar & Kitchen"
I did not go in as I like to stick to real ale if possible.

24 Aug 2017 09:52

The Swan, Hanworth

Went passed here yesterday (19/7/17) and this place is now part demolished.
It is just the bit that was the Lounge Bar the rest is still standing--strange???

20 Jul 2017 11:43

The Red Lion, Feltham

This place is now closed

20 Jul 2017 11:40

Brewhouse and Kitchen, Sutton Coldfield

Too expensive for a pub with a spoons next door and Yates's over the road.

8 Jun 2017 10:41

Hornet, Birmingham

Not a bad JDW but not brilliant - had a very nice pint of Exmoor Gold in here last Saturday which cost £2.35

8 Jun 2017 10:36

The Fox and Goose Hotel, Birmingham

No real ale in here 2 hand pulls never used.

8 Jun 2017 10:33

The Brookhill, Alum Rock

Went past here last Saturday and still closed with metal barriers surrounding the place.

8 Jun 2017 10:32

Pelham Arms, Alum Rock

Now demolished

8 Jun 2017 10:30

The Windsor Castle, Hounslow

Went passed here at the week end and it has been demolished.

23 May 2017 11:39

Swan Inn, Moreton in Marsh

In here just after 1.00pm last Saturday and a bit quiet.
A number of screens were showing the Rangers v Celtic game.
3 hand pulls for Young's Bitter, Wells Bombardier and Old Hooky.
Had a little chuckle as the Bombardier was on the Doom Bore Pump..
I had a very nicely kept pint of the Old Hooky which cost £3.95.

3 May 2017 08:15

The Inn on the Marsh, Moreton in Marsh

Marston's stable on sale here.
In here just after mid day last Saturday and a few others in.
Well worth a visit if in town.
I had a nice pint of Ringwood's Best for a very reasonable £2.95.

3 May 2017 08:08

The Kings Arms, Oxford

Overrated and expensive ...
£4.30 for a pint of Twickenham Grandstand is out of order.
Go to the White Horse near by.

3 Apr 2017 13:07

The Old Fountain, Old Street

Just have to agree with "curleysue" and other posters this is a gem.
A must visit if in the area.

23 Mar 2017 08:13

The Lion and Unicorn, Kentish Town

This is Kentish Town not Mayfair or Belgravia so £4.70 for a pint of Twickenham Grandstand is out of order!!!!!

23 Mar 2017 08:06

The Sussex Yeoman, Goring By Sea

Hungry Horse pub so Green King.
Here last Saturday and quite busy but only 2 real ales available.
GK IPA & Abbott.
I had a pint of the latter which was ok and cost £3.30.

20 Feb 2017 13:35

The Boot Inn, Sutton Coldfield

Re visit here last Saturday just before 2.00pm and a half doz or so in.
Disappointing ale selection with just GK IPA and Doom Bore on.

15 Feb 2017 12:44

The Wishing Well, Hounslow

This place in now open again.
Passing by I didn't go in but just had a look through the window.
Not many customers as is usual here. Looks quite smart.
There are 3 hand pulls on the bar but one was without a clip.
The other two were Fullers London Pride and the dreaded Doom Bore.

15 Dec 2016 07:36

The Wishing Well, Hounslow

Still closed but a new name has appeared so in future (till they change it again)
this place will be called "The Snug"

8 Dec 2016 08:45

The North Star, Hounslow

Another change in the name of this place. It now is:-
VIVAAN Indian Restaurant & Bar.

21 Nov 2016 12:47

Platform 3, Hounslow

SEE THE NORTH STAR

21 Nov 2016 12:45

Monks Head, Snodland

In here just after 2.00pm last Saturday and it's smart enough in side with a fair few in. Two bar both showing Horse Racing on TV.
Only problem is the beer. Only two hand pulls for London Pride & Doom Bore.
I had a pint of the Pride which was as flat as a pancake and cost £3.80.

21 Nov 2016 12:42

The Bull Inn, Snodland

Here last Saturday and it's sad to see the big old pub boarded up.
The co-op is opposite.

21 Nov 2016 12:37

The Deanes House, Prescot

In here last Saturday just after 5.00pm and the place is buzzing.
Good service too from a nice looking barmaid.
My only criticism is there is only one hand pull for Hobgoblin.
Could be worse with none or one but for the dreaded Doom Bore.

18 Nov 2016 13:00

Bath Springs, Prescot

Closed and boarded up and from the look of things it has been like this for quite a while.

18 Nov 2016 12:56

The Wishing Well, Hounslow

Closed for refurbishment but note on door says reopening at end of month.

11 Nov 2016 07:44

The Adam and Eve Tavern, Lincoln

After leaving the Morning Star I headed down the hill to this place arriving @ 12.20pm. Also GBG 2017 listed.
The last poster gives a good description of the place. Some quite loud piped music was playing. In a side room a TV was showing some footy.
They have 4 hand pulls for Old Speckled Hen, Charnwoods Hubble Bubble, TT Landlord and Castle Rock Harvest Pale.
I had a pint of the later which was so nice I had another @ £3.30 a pint.

4 Nov 2016 13:02

The Morning Star, Lincoln

I was in here last Saturday just after 11.30am and 6 others were present.
This is a nice little back street boozer which I am visiting due to their place in the GBG 2017.
There is a stone floor with wooden furniture with soft seating.
A large plasma screen is switched off.
At the rear there is a small snug type room also with a TV which is off.
They have 6 hand pulls for Doom Bore, Wells Bombardier and Golden Cauldron.
Ruddles Best, Timothy Taylor Golden Best and Pleasantry Dancing Dragonfly.
I had a pint of the latter which was very nice and cost £3.60.

4 Nov 2016 12:55

The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln

Yes a must visit if in the area. In the Good Beer Guide 2017.
Difficult to describe interior - go for yourself and see.
5 hand pulls from little known brewers and NO Doom Bore.
I was here last Saturday and about a dozen others in just after 1.00pm.
I had a very nice pint of Newby Wyke Horizon which cost £3.20.

4 Nov 2016 08:27

The Old Plough, Leicester

This is by far the best of the three pubs in the area.
I was here last Saturday after my visit to the White Horse.
Nice interior with a selection of furniture including comfy looking sofas.
2 plasma screens are showing the Munster v Glasgow rugby.
They have 5 hand pulls and NO DOOM BORE!!!
2 for Black Sheep ,1 for Wells Bombardier and 1 for Exeter Fall Over with the other for cider.
I had a pint of the Black Sheep that was so nice I had another @ £3.30 a pint.

24 Oct 2016 12:43

The White Horse, Leicester

In here last Saturday just after 1.00pm and about half a dozen others present.
It has a all wood interior with soft seating with a bit of stone flooring by the bar.
Some quite loud piped music was playing.
I don't tend to eat in pubs but found it strange that customers were having to ask for a menu as there were none on the tables - therefore no impulse buying.
They have 4 hand pulls but 1 was not being used.
I paid £3.55 for a pint of Charnwood Salvation but it went as it was being poured so I has a very nice pint of TT Landlord instead.
The other ale available was Doom Bore.

24 Oct 2016 08:28

The Earl of Stamford, Leicester

Ignore the signage outside there is no real ale available in this pub.

24 Oct 2016 08:17

The Masons Arms, Teddington

Richmond & Hounslow CAMRA branch pub of the year 2016 - well done AGAIN.

21 Oct 2016 12:40

The Goat Inn, Codicote

In here last Saturday after visiting the Globe.
Only two others present although 4 others came in later.
No TV in here although they do have a dart board.
4 hand pulls for Doom Bore, Directors, Adnams Southwold Bitter and Ghost Ship.
I had a pint of the latter which cost £3.50.
Now I am off to the Bell which is not on this site.
Only one hand pull in there and you guested it it's for Doom Bore (£3.10.)

18 Oct 2016 12:58

The Globe, Codicote

It's quite nice in here.
I was in last Saturday just after one in the afternoon and there were 6 others present plus two kids who were playing pool.
There are lots of tables and chairs and a large plasma screen was showing the Chelsea v Leicester match.
There are three hand pulls all for McMullen's beers:- Cask Ale, Country Bitter and AK.
I had a pint of the latter which was ok and cost £3.10.

18 Oct 2016 12:50

Canute, Gainsborough

Yes this is a pub co chain but this one is in the Good Beer Guide 2016.
In here last Saturday and quite busy. Lots of TV screens showing BBC/Sky News.
Piped music is also playing in the background.
Not brilliant selection on the 5 hand pulls.
Doom Bore, Buttcome Bitter, Courage Directors & Black Sheep Bitter, Old Rosie Cider.
I had a pint of the Black Sheep which was ok and cost £2.39 with 10% discount for having a CAMRA card.
A sign outside says "All cask ale £1.95 on Tuesdays"

11 Oct 2016 07:42

White Horse, Gainsborough

Walked in here last Saturday but no real ale so walked out again.

10 Oct 2016 12:47

The Eight Jolly Brewers, Gainsborough

Wow rated 8.8 prior to this post.
Who am I to change that for what is a small but cracking pub.
Here last Saturday just after 1.00pm and half a dozen others present.
Some piped music was plying in the background.
They have 9 hand pulls with 8 for ale and one for cider.
All ales from little know brewers with no sign of the dreaded doom bore.
I had a pint of Doncaster brewers Glenworths Summer End which was very nice indeed for £2.60 a pint.
Only the pressure of time stopped me trying another.

10 Oct 2016 12:45

Golden Lion, Boston

In here last Saturday just after 12.45 and already a good dozen in including a couple playing domies.
Very comfy with soft seats and nice carpets.
They have a dart board and a large TV (switched off).
6 hand pulls for Adnams Southwold Bitter, Wells Bombardier Burning Gold.
I had a pint of the latter for £3.00.
I think this pub is in the Good Beer Guide 2016.

22 Jul 2016 08:17

Moon Under Water, Boston

Nice interior with lots of space.
In here last Saturday just after 11.00 am.
The Cider festival means that 4 of the 8 hand pulls are for Cider.
That leaves just 4 for Ruddles, Abbott and Doom Bore. and a guest.
The only guest was some kind of stout so I quaffed a couple of pints of Abbott and left just after 12.00 when some other pubs would now be open.

22 Jul 2016 08:05

The Fleece Inn, Mossley

In here last Saturday and must say very good has 8 hand pulls for beers from not so well know breweries.....no sign of the dreaded Doom Bore or anything similar.
All priced at a very reasonable £2.50 a pint. GBG LISTED THIS YEAR.
A must visit if in the area.

11 Jul 2016 07:29

The Shire Horse, Hounslow

Ceased to trade as a pub 7 years ago now.
Now being converted in to living accommodation.

8 Jul 2016 07:44

King Harold, Harold Wood

Here on Saturday last and there is no doubt this is a very smart pub.
However there is a big sign outside that says:-
"A Fantastic Range of Cask Ale always available at the King Harold"
That is NOT what you get inside as they only have TWO hand pulls.
On this occasion one was blank and the other had Golden Hen which was ok and cost £3.30 a pint.
Time to remove that misleading sign I think!!!!!!

31 May 2016 08:33

Fountain Inn, Leek

In the Good Beer Guide 2016 and simply fantastic - a MUST visit if in Leek.
10 hand pulls 8 for beer and 2 for cider.

23 May 2016 08:34

Yates's Wine Lodge, Swindon

This is the first time I have known a Yates's to be in the GBG.
In Swindon early last Saturday morning I just had to make a visit.
Yes they have 6 hand pulls, 5 had ales and 1 had a Perry on called "Pickled Parrott" @ 6%.
The regular ale is one of Bombardier, 6X or Hobgoblin.
The other four are for rrgular changing real ales.
I had a pint of Steam Box Brewery Hare's Share which was 4.5% and very nice and cost £2.70.

4 Apr 2016 08:38

The George, Alton

Now in the Good Beer Guide

19 Feb 2016 08:09

The Eight Bells, Alton

Now in the Good Beer Guide

19 Feb 2016 08:07

The Railway Arms, Alton

It's the Railway Hotel that is closed not this place.
In here last Saturday and had a very nice pint of Alton Pride

19 Feb 2016 08:05

The Windsor Castle, Hounslow

Went past here yesterday and it was all boarded up.
A bit too small to be changed into a supermarket.

8 Feb 2016 08:10

The King William IV, Horsley

Same price here £4.10 for Sheer Drop as in the Barley Mow.

1 Feb 2016 12:59

The Barley Mow, West Horsley

Ok but nothing special except the prices- £4.10 for a pint of Sheer Drop is out of order.

1 Feb 2016 12:57

The Red Lion Inn, Axminster

according to the Whatpub web site this place should open at 11.00.
I was here last Saturday at 11.20 and not a sign of it opening.

25 Jan 2016 13:00

The Happy Return, Chard

Here last Saturday and I thought this place was closed it is so dirty dark and dingy on the outside but it’s not too bad inside.
It’s just after 1.00 and there are six others present.
It’s comfy enough and a small screen was showing the Norwich v Liverpool footy. There is also a dart board.
3 hand pulls but one unused. Doom Bar & Abbott are on offer so I go for a pint of the latter which is very nice and costs £2.80.

25 Jan 2016 08:18

The Crown Hotel, Chertsey

In here last Saturday early afternoon and only five others present.
My first visit since the refurb of 2013 and I think it has ruined the place.
I had a quick pint of Young's Bitter (for £4.00) and then left.

18 Jan 2016 13:56

The Green Man, Stamford

Sorry below should read......OAKHAM'S CITRA

1 Dec 2015 12:52

The Green Man, Stamford

The user rating for this pub says it all - superb!!
I was here last Saturday just after 1.00pm and just a couple of others in.
They have 10 hand pulls with 8 for Ale and 2 for Cider.
Of the selection available one of my favourites OKHAMS CITRA was on.
It was as excellent as ever as I quaffed down a couple of pints (£3.00 a pint)
Would liked to have stayed for another but time was not on my side.

1 Dec 2015 12:50

The Alma, Sidcup

In here just after 5.00pm last Saturday and this is a classic back street boozer.
Good crowd of over two dozen others also present with one little barmaid managing to keep us all served without much of a wait.
There is a lot of wooden panelling and carpets with is very cosy.
They have a large TV which was switched off as loud piped music was playing.
Only 2 hand pulls 1 for Doom Bore and I for Adnams Ghost Ship.
Needless to say I had the latter which was very nice and cost £3.40 a pint.

23 Nov 2015 07:45

The Three Horseshoes, Fazeley

I agree with the last post this is a cracking little back street boozer.
In here last Saturday just after 1.00pm and half a doz others present.
Comfy enough with a stone floor near the bar but carpeted elsewhere.
Some quite loud piped music was playing.
They have 3 hand pulls for Doom Bore, Pedigree and Bass.
I had a very nice pint of Bass which cost £3.40.
Pity I didn’t have the time to stay for another.

4 Nov 2015 07:33

The Masons Arms, Teddington

Richmond & Hounslow CAMRA branch pub of the year 2015 - well done.

27 Oct 2015 12:46

The Bull, Fakenham

In here last Saturday just before 1.00pm and about half a dozen others present.
5 hand pulls for Woodfords Wherry, London Pride, Seadog and Dirty Tackle. I cider Old Rosie.
I had a nice pint of the Wherry which cost £3.05.
They have wooden flooring and comfortable seating and some piped music was playing.
Nice enough then with the competition od Weatherspoons just over the road.
Has been in the Good Beer Guide (2010?)

19 Oct 2015 13:03

The Black Bear Hotel, Wareham

In here last Saturday about 1.00pm and just 4 others present.
This bar is quite small realy but some celing fans keep in airy.
3 hand pulls but only the 2 in use for Ringwoods Best Bitter & 49er.
I go for a pint of the 49er which is very nice and cost £3.60.
Some light piped music is playing in the background.

15 Sep 2015 13:01

The Horse and Groom, Wareham

This place is now serving real ale sham it's the dreded Doom Bore!!

15 Sep 2015 12:55

The Quay, Wareham

In here last Saturday about mid day and about half a dozen others in.
Two bars with one side set for diners. A few bar stools could be used though.
6 hand pulls split 3/3 on each side of the bar.
Only 2 ales on at the time Tim Taylors Landlord & Ringwood Best Bitter.
I try a pint of the latter which is ok and cost £3.40.
Some piped music is playing and the large plasma screen is showning the BBC News Channel (Corbyn's victory speech-sound turned down thank God!!)
In the GBG 2015.

15 Sep 2015 12:53

Shambles Inn, Lutterworth

In here early last Saturday afternoon and very nice it is too.
As this is a Marstons pub real ale is always available from their stable of breweries.
Also no chance (correct me if I am wrong) of finding any Doom Bore!!
They had Pedigree, Bank’s Bitter, Hobgoblin Gold and Thwaites Wainright on their 4 hand pulls.
I had a nice pint of the later which cost £3.45.

7 Sep 2015 13:05

The Fox Inn, Lutterworth

In here last Saturday just before 1.00pm and about a half dozen others present.
It’s nice and comfortable and a big plasma screen was showing football focus (just ending).
They have 4 hand pulls for Belhaven Old Gold, Doom Bore, Adnams Southwold Bitter and Bass.
I had a pint of the later which was very nice and cost £3.40.
There is a GBG sticker in the door window dated 2014 but I didn’t see one dated 2015.

7 Sep 2015 12:57

The Kings Head, Acton

Went past here yesterday (Sunday) at 2.00pm and it was closed.

24 Aug 2015 08:31

The Horse and Groom, Hereford

In here last Saturday just after 2.00pm and good crowd of over 20 in.
Nice enough back street boozer with two bars.
They have two TV's but both were switched off and some loud piped music was playing.
Pool table and dart board.
Only I hand pull (better than none) for Wye Valley Summer @ £3.00 a pint and very nice it was too.

19 Aug 2015 08:34

The Kentish Quarryman, Ditton

In here last Saturday just after 2.00 pm and I thought that had been a power failure.
There wasn’t a light on in the house.
Just 3 others and a young boy were all sitting at the bar chatting to the barman (Landlord?)
They have 3 hand pulls but only Kent’s Best was on. Had the clip for Masterbrew turned round and the other was blank.
So we had to have a pint of the former which was not very nice bordering on sour tasting.
At £3.50 a pint I wasn’t going to have another one.

11 Aug 2015 12:49

The Blue Boar, Walsham le Willows

Yes as per the last post the furniture is split on two levels.
The front tables are set for diners but the back have all the comfy arm chairs etc.
In here last Saturday around 2.00pm and there are just two others present.
A very pleasant barmaid serves me a pint of Old Golden Hen for £3.10 which is well kept.
I try a pint of the St Edmunds next for £3.20. also very nice.
They also have Woodfords Werry and Greene King XXX mild on their total of 4 hand pulls.
Some piped music is playing in the background.
Unlike the Six Bells this place stays open all afternoon.

3 Aug 2015 12:57

Six Bells, Walsham Le Willows

In here at 1.30pm last Saturday.
The bright front room gives way to the dark rear where the bar is situated.
Four others including the Landlord are playing crib.
The Landlord get up to serve me a nice pint of Adnams Ghost Ship for £3.20.
Also on tap are GK IPA, Marstons Pedigree and a Chimney’s Ales Military Mild. There is also one pump that is blank.
They have a pool table and some radio station is playing down low.
Beware they close in the afternoon here even at weekends.

3 Aug 2015 12:45

The Wheatsheaf, Stoke on Trent

I always make for here when in Stoke - only 10 mins from Railway Station.
In here last Saturday just before 11.00.
They have 12 hand pulls with no less than SEVEN different guest ales.
They vary in price from £2.15 to £2.40 depending on the strength.

28 Jul 2015 08:40

Tim Bobbin, Urmston

OK this is a pleasant enough JDW pub.
In here last Saturday early afternoon.
They have 12 hand pull but today they have only ONE guest ale on.
This is very poor and I have never known that before in a JDW pub.
The usual Ruddles/Abbott/Doom Bar are available and that’s it.
Three of the pumps have cider clips on when all the cider comes out of a BOX.
Good job I am only visiting to see a game at the footy club so I will not have to come here again.

22 Jul 2015 08:53

The Bulstrode, Hounslow

I was walking past here last night when I noticed that it had reopened following the recent fire.
I decided to venture in only to be met by as overwhelming stench of fresh paint.
The place needs to be given a good airing out!!
There are 2 hand pulls on the bar but both had the clips for the dreaded Doom Bar so I turned and walked out.
I do not plan to return any time soon.

17 Jul 2015 08:21

The London road, Twickenham

Yet another change of name for this place "Shack 68" is a bit naff just like the pub.

13 May 2015 12:54

The Waggon and Horses, Elstree

Not a bad little pub mostly carpet and wooden furniture.
I was in here early last Saturday afternoon and only one other customer present.
Some overloud piped music is playing.
4 hand pulls but only 2 in use for the dreaded Doombar and Tim Taylors Landlord.
I try a pint of the latter which is hazy and a bit too cold and cost £3.80.
Now I have got some time on my hands and no where else to go so I try another pint of Landlord which is a bit clearer this time.

5 May 2015 08:12

The Horse and Jockey, Stapleford

Great pub and I stayed there last week end.
Basic rooms with shared washing facilitys but at £25 a night you can't complain.
The local ale "Full Mash" is still available @ £2.50 a pint with 10p off for CAMRA members. Very nice it is too.

28 Apr 2015 16:09

The Pelham Buckle, Crawley

Agreed the is a Members only CLUB not a pub.
A pub is a public house open to all.

16 Apr 2015 15:56

The Exmouth Arms, Euston

Agree with the last poster.
I used to always go here when in the area.
There was a barmaid called Mandy who was great - could serve about three punters at once.
Sad to say I have made my last visit as £4.10 a pint for Surrey Hill is over the top.

16 Apr 2015 15:54

The Bulstrode, Hounslow

A fire in the basement has closed this place untill further notice.

30 Mar 2015 14:44

The Bell, Reigate

In here the Saturday before last and what a cracking little pub this is.
Quite narrow but inside it goes a fair way back.
Mostly wooden interior with soft seats. It’s early afternoon and about a dozen others are present.
They have 7 hand pulls split 6/1 on each end of the bar.
As you enter you will see the 6 with the other on at the other end of the “L” shaped bar.
The 6 were GK IPA, Golden Hen, Ruddles County, Hogsback TEA, Rocking Robin Blizzard of Oz and Surrey Hills Collusion.
I had a pint of the latter which was very nice and cost £3.60.
The pump on its own had a Abbott clip on it but it was turned round.

23 Feb 2015 12:59

The Market Hotel, Reigate

THIS PLACE IS NOT AS BAD AS SOME OF THE REVIEWS ON HERE MAKE OUT.
I WAS HERE LAST SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON AND THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY PINT OF FULLERS FRONT ROW FOR £3.85.
OTHER BEERS AVAILABLE ON 6 HAND PULLS WERE PRIDE (X2), ESB, ADNAMS
GHOST SHIP AND SOME BEER FROM BRAINS THAT I DIDN'T GET THE NAME.
SOME PIPED MUSIC WAS PLAYING AND TWO TV'S WERE SHOWING THE NEWS FROM SKY AND THE BBC.

17 Feb 2015 13:10

The Yew Tree 'Time well spent', Reigate Hill

In here just after noon last Saturday and I am they only customer.
It is very smart in here with the bar seperated from the dining area by a large fire place (no fire on). Some pipped music is playing.
This place has been in the Good Beer Guide in the past but I don't think they are now.
They have 3 hand pulls for the dreded Doom Bar, Youngs Bitter and Black Sheep Bitter.
I had a pint of the latter which was ok and cost £4.00.

17 Feb 2015 08:28

The Dolphin Inn, Oldland Common

In here last Saturday early afternoon and about half a dozen others present.
Loads of screen scatered around the place for Footy Blackburn v Swansea and also rugby Wasps v Leinster.
4 hand pulls but only two beers on Courage Best and Directors.
I have a pint of the latter for £3.30 which was ok.
They have a dart board and a pool table.

26 Jan 2015 08:21

The Cherry Tree, Oldland Common

In here early afternoon last Saturday and I am the only customer.
It is smart enough in here and quite comfy.
5 hand pulls but only one in use for Doom Bar so I had to have that for £3.10 a pint. (this may explain the lack of customers!!)
2 large plasma screens are showing the rugby Wasps v Leinster.
They also have a dart board.

26 Jan 2015 08:15

The Crown and Horseshoe, Oldland Common

In here last Saturday just after 1.00pm.
Nice locals pub that is much bigger inside than it looks from outside.
There are two bars but the dozen or so punters are all in the one.
They have 8 hand pulls split 4/4 in each bar but only three ales on.
Courage Best, Doom Bar and Bath Ales Gem.
I had a pint of the latter which was so nice I had another which cost £3.35.
A large TV was showing the Ross Co v Celtic footy.
2 dart boards and a pool table

26 Jan 2015 08:08

The Swan, Winslow

In here early afternoon last Saturday and nice comfy little boozer.
Four others are present.
They have a dart board and two TV’s were showing Football and Darts.
2 Hand pulls 1 for Marstons Burton Bitter and 1 for Pedigree.
I had a pint of the latter which was quite nice and cost £3.40.

22 Dec 2014 12:26

The Swan, Winslow

PLEASE IGNORE THE LAST POST WHICH REFERS TO A DIFFERENT PUB.

22 Dec 2014 12:19

The Bell, Winslow

In here last Saturday and quite nice for a hotel bar.
There is a fair crowd in early afternoon and piped music is playing.
They have 6 hand pulls but only 3 in use from Greene King.
IPA, Abbott and Old Speckled Hen.
I had a pint of the Hen which was very nice and cost £3.40.

22 Dec 2014 12:17

The Swan, Winslow

In here last Saturday and quite nice for a hotel bar.
There is a fair crowd in early afternoon and piped music is playing.
They have 6 hand pulls but only 3 in use from Greene King.
IPA, Abbott and Old Speckled Hen.
I had a pint of the Hen which was very nice and cost £3.40.

22 Dec 2014 12:14

The George Inn, Winslow

I was here last Saturday and the place was closed with workmen on site.
Not sure what they are doing?

22 Dec 2014 12:09

Bar One, Bexhill On Sea

In here early afternoon last Saturday and no real ale.
Made do with a pint of fizz (Carling) which cost £3.40

15 Dec 2014 12:52

The Denbigh, Bexhill on Sea

Re visit last Saturday early afternoon.
Bit the same as my last post i.e busy with people eating. hand pulls.
Wells Eagle IPA and Bombardier and Harveys BB.
I had a loverly pint of the later for £3.60.

15 Dec 2014 08:31

Wheatsheaf, Bexhill on Sea

Good News this place is a pub again and has been for some time apparently.
They have two bars and a separate restaurant side.
I was here just after 2.00 last Saturday and piped music is playing.
They have a dart board and a pools table.
2 hand pulls but one (Harvey’s BB) had the clip turned round.
This left just Gails Seafarers Ale for £3.50 a pint which was very nice indeed.

15 Dec 2014 08:27

The Maids Head, Mildenhall

In here early last Saturday evening.
The music is playing so loud that the locals are having to shout to make themselves heard.
4 hand pulls but only 3 are in use for Greene King IPA , Abbott and Old Speckled Hen.
I had a quick pint of the Hen for £3.00 in a hurry to get out of here.

3 Dec 2014 12:58

Queens Arms, Mildenhall

This pub was in the GBG so I was very disappointed when I made a visit early last Saturday evening.
The pub is alright, bright and comfortable. A TV is showing “Final Score” which is just finishing.
Only one other customer is present.
The disappointment is in the beer selection.
They have 5 hand pulls but only 2 are in use for Greene King IPA and Charles Wells Bombardier.
I had a pint of the latter which was OK and cost £3.20.

3 Dec 2014 12:53

Spread Eagle, Ware

Nice little boozer near the Station.
In here early last Saturday evening and a fair croud in.
They have 2 TV's at each end of the pub one was showing footy and the other rugby.
2 hand pulls both for McMullens AK which was quite nice.

26 Nov 2014 12:48

The Saracens Head, Ware

In here early evening last Saturday and very busy with people watching footy on TV - they have screens everywhere inculding outside by the river.
6 hand pulls split 3/3 at each end of the bar but only 3 different McMullens ales on sale. I had a nice pint of AK for £3.20.
Beware there is a carpet shop at ground level at this place and you have to go down stairs by the side of the building to find the pub.

26 Nov 2014 12:43

Worpell, Ware

This place has been in the GBG so a bit disapointed with the beer selection when I paid a visit last Saturday afternoon.
It is very cosy and they have a dart board. 2 plasma TV's were showing the Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday footy.
3 hand pulls for GK IPA and Abbott and the dreded Doom Bar.
I had a pint of Abbott which was very nice and so it should be @ £3.90!!!!!

25 Nov 2014 13:01

Old Punch House, Ware

In here last Saturday early afternoon and quite busy food orintated.
3 hand pulls for GK IPA, Old Spekeled Hen and Harvey & Hansons Rocking Rudolph. I tried a pint of the RR and it was very nice and cost £3.60 a pint.

25 Nov 2014 12:55

The Vine, Ware

The Cask Marque sign on the door made me enter this place last Saturday early
afternoon. Six others are present. Wooden furniture with a wooden and stone floor.
Piped music is playing and the TV is switched off.
Very disapointing ale selection of TT Landlord and Sharps Doom Bar and Sharps
Atlantic which I tried and found to be pretty poor @ £3.60 a pint.

25 Nov 2014 12:50

The Navigator, Ware

In here last Saturday just after noon and very busy with about 30 present.
It is quite smart with a mixture of high and low tables. piped music is playing.
Service is good.
6 hand pumps but one is blank. Others are TT Landlord and Boltmaker, Old Spekeled Hen, GK IPA and a local beer from the Squirel Brewery which I tried and very nice indeed it was for £3.20 a pint.

25 Nov 2014 12:43

The New Swan, Radcliffe

In here early last Saturday afternoon and this is a craking little boozer.
Pool table and TV showing footy (Plymouth v Pompy) and Horse Racing.
About 20 others are present but service is good.
Just two special hand pulls for the Holt Bitter which was nice and cost £2.40 a pint.

17 Nov 2014 12:45

The Victoria, Radcliffe

Here last Saturday and alas 2 hand pulls are not in use so didn't stay.

17 Nov 2014 12:40

The Flying Boat, Dartford

In here last Saturday early morning and quite busy service was ok.
No less than three Mothers with babies.. is this a cresh or something??
Real ales from £1.99.

10 Nov 2014 07:46

Paper Moon, Dartford

Have to agree with other posters on here this is an above average JDW.
In here early last Saturday morning and quite busy but service was fine.
Guest ales were from £1.99 a pint.

10 Nov 2014 07:42

The Mill Hill, Acton

Went past here yesterday and demolition is in progress.

3 Nov 2014 14:47

Antrobus Arms, Amesbury

Came in here early last Saturday afternoon and 5 others were present.
Another half dozen or so were in the garden.
This is a Hotel but the nice little bar is open to non residents.
A radio was on a music channel.
4 hand pulls but one was blank and one had the dreaded Doom Bar on.
The others were Hoback Summer Lightning (£3.20) ok – and Wadworths Sordfish (£3.30) very nice.

3 Nov 2014 12:31

The New Inn, Amesbury

Came in here about 2ish last Saturday and a dozen or so others were present.
The interior is OK and they have a pool table.
5 hand pulls but one was blank and one for cider.
The others were Witch Otter and something called Flack Mannor.
I went for a pint of the Buttcombe Bitter which was very nice and cost £3.00.

3 Nov 2014 12:23

Kings Arms, Amesbury

Came in here about 2ish last Saturday and the place was deserted not even anyone serving.
In front of me were 4 hand pulls 2 with the clips turned round and one blank which left the dreaded Doom Bar as they only choice.
I waited a few minutes before deciding to escape.
When I looked in later about 5ish there was some life and someone serving but still just Doom Bar on so gave it a miss.

3 Nov 2014 12:16

The George, Amesbury

This is a Hotel but non residents can use the bar.
In here early last Saturday afternoon and quite busy
Piped music is playing and a TV has the Wolves v Brum game on.
Disapointing ale selection:-3 hand pulls with something called Harry Chapmans.
Sharps Doom Bar and Cornish Coaster.
I tried a pint of the CC which was bland and cost £3.15.

3 Nov 2014 08:35

The Bell, Amesbury

In her last Saturday just after noon and quiet for a JDW pub.
It’s smart in here and above average I would say.
A range of the Festival Ales are on sale @ £1.95 a pint.

3 Nov 2014 08:25

The Black Buoy, Wivenhoe

In here early last Saturday evening and very busy but service was good.
I had a nice pint of Adnams Southwold Bitter that cost £3.30.

31 Oct 2014 12:45

The Rose and Crown, Wivenhoe

In here early last Saturday evening and quite busy but service was good.
Piped music was playing and a TV was showing the Real v Barca footy.
6 hand pulls but 2 not in use.
Others were Adnams Southwold, Fullers Pride, Cottage Brewery DSB and Cottage Brewery Medusa.
I had a pint of the later which alas was too cold and cost £3.55.

31 Oct 2014 12:43

The Station Hotel, Wivenhoe

In here last Saturday early evening and a fair crowd in.
Piped music is playing in the background.
3 hand pulls but one was blank and one was for the dreaded Doom Bar so I went for a pint of the Woodfords Wherry which was nice and cost £3.50.

31 Oct 2014 12:38

The Greyhound, Wivenhoe

In here last Saturday late morning and just 3 others present.
It is smart and comfy with piped music playing in the background.
They have a large plasma screen but it was not switched on.
3 hand pulls for Youngs Bitter, Adnams Southwold and Woodfords Werry.
I had a nice pnt of the later for £3.50.

31 Oct 2014 12:35

Kings Head, Brightlingsea

In here last Saturday early afternoon and quite nice inside compaired to outside.
About a dozen others present.
Large TV (switched off) Pool Table and Dart Board.
Some rough looking lager boys were standing in front of the 4 hand pulls.
I could see a clip with Colchester Brewery on it so asked for a pint of that.
My beer was very nice and cost £3.05.

31 Oct 2014 08:34

Brewers Arms, Brightlingsea

In here early last Saturday afternoon.
Beware the closed front door makes it look as if the pub is closed when it is not.
Inside is very comfy and 5 others were present with loud piped music playing.
4 hand pulls for Greene King IPA, Woodfords Wherry, Brighton Bier Fall Guy, and Cottage Brewery Medusa. I had a pint of the latter which was nice if a bit too cold and cost £3.20

30 Oct 2014 13:03

The Famous Railway Tavern Brewing Co, Brightlingsea

You like it or you don't would appear to be the message about this place.
In here late morning last Saturday and only customer.
No lights on, no carpet and a landlord who after serving me got his guitar out
and was just about to start palaying when a youngish woman arrived also with a guitar. She had a diet coke and they then both began to play.
I finished my pint (not sure what it was £3.00) and left them to it.

30 Oct 2014 12:52

The Royal Oak, Isleworth

I understand that Pride is now £4.00 a pint in here.
No plans to visit any time soon.

24 Oct 2014 13:01

The Rifleman, Twickenham

Message below should read "short listed"
There are 3 others on the list:- Masons Arms-Teddington, Red Lion-Isleworth and
Magpie & Crown-Brentford.

23 Oct 2014 13:30

The Rifleman, Twickenham

Yes only two posts by RDEANT both to slag off this pub.
Absolute rubbish he is talking.
Now I ask you one question if this place is so bad why has it been shot listed by CAMRA for area pub of the year!!!

23 Oct 2014 12:51

The Flowerpots Inn, Cheriton

Beware you are about to receive a visit from MillHouse of this parish.

23 Oct 2014 08:30

Prince of Wales, Harrogate

Best discribed by oldboots post below. Spit and sawdust place.
2 hand pulls but only one in use for John Smiths Cask which was OK and cost £2.32 a pint.
About 20 in but most like me were going to the footy at Harrogate Railway Athletic.
3 screens are showing the Man City v Spurs match.

20 Oct 2014 12:44

The Henry Peacock, Harrogate

Here on Saturday and the sign says "SOLD" but pub still closed.

20 Oct 2014 12:39

Red Lion, Wilstead

Run of the mill Charles Wells house.
Comfortable enough in the two bars.
Here last Saturday late afternoon.
Sky sports Fotty scores show was on the two large TV’s
2 Hand pulls in each but only Eagle on one the other blank.
I had a pint which was too cold and not very nice and cost £3.30

14 Oct 2014 08:19

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

I SECOND ALL SAID BY MILLHOUSE WHICH IS A FIRST!!!!!!!!!

7 Oct 2014 13:00

Spanish Bar, Ilkeston

Agree with ofenscore6 below a must visit place if in the area.
In here just before noon last Saturday and about 20 others present.
Some piped music is playing and the TVs are showing Sky Sports footy build up to the Leeds v Sheff Wed game.
6 hand pulls but one is blank.
Others are Jennings Cumberland, Morelands Old Nutty Hen, Castle Rock Harvest Pale, North Star Helmsmere and Hartington IPA.
I had a very nice pint of the latter which cost £2.60

6 Oct 2014 08:38

The Crown, Marcham

Here last Saturday mid afternoon and alas no lesies present in fact no one was present as the place was closed and curtains drawn shut.
A large "To Let" sign was hanging outside.

24 Sep 2014 07:06

The George, Dorchester on Thames

This Pub Hotel was an old coaching inn.
4 hand pulls for Butcome Bitter, London Pride, Wadworth 6X and Breakspears Bitter.
I had a pint of the latter which was well kept and cost £3.30.

22 Sep 2014 08:21

The Fleur De Lys, Dorchester on Thames

Here last Saturday and about half a dozen locals present.
The 3 hand pulls were for Lodden Hopit & Bozzy Flozy and 1 for Thwaites Wainright which I tried and found to be very nice and cost £3.30.

22 Sep 2014 08:17

Priory, Banbury

Yes this is now the Wild Lime and I was here early last Saturday afternoon.
Lots of screens showing the Arsenal v Man City game with loud piped music playing at the same time.
Only had time for one beer which is just as well as only one of the 3 hand pulls was in use for Thwaites Lancaster Bomber which cost £2.80 and was very nice.

16 Sep 2014 08:27

The Bell Inn, Banbury

Two bars with 3 hand pulls in each but only two beers on sale.
Banks's Sunbeam (£3.60) and Adnams Southwold Bitter (£3.10).
I tried a pint of each and they were ok but not outstanding.

15 Sep 2014 07:52

The Elephant and Castle, Banbury

Walked in here last Saturday evening and no real ale so walked out again.

15 Sep 2014 07:39

Ye Olde Reindeer, Banbury

The photo above is NOT the Reindeer.
It is the pub that was the Flyer but is now called the Old Actioneer.

15 Sep 2014 07:36

The New Flyer / Ye Olde Auctioneer, Banbury

Open when I made a visit last Saturday just before noon and I was the only customer.
Appears to be more food orientated than boozer.
4 hand pulls but one was blank. 1 for Theakstons Bitter 1 for Courage Directors.
I had a pint of the other one which was called Gravel Bear Beer which was ok and cost £3.60.

15 Sep 2014 07:33

Ye Olde Reindeer, Banbury

A revisit for me last Saturday and still an exelent pub.
My pint of Old Hooky was 20p more than I paid 2 and a half years ago and very nice it was too.
GBG 2015.

15 Sep 2014 07:26

The Black Dog, Southam

In here last Saturday and by far the best pub in Town.
There was a bit of a crowd in but they left to go to a wedding leaving a dozen or so of us behind.
2 TV’s on one showing rugby and the other footy (Luton v Plymouth) – they also have a pool table.
6 hand pulls serving Marstons Bitter & Pedigree, Ringwoods Boon Doogle & 49er & Hobgoblin.
I had a pint of the Bank’s Bitter which was very nice and cost £3.00.

10 Sep 2014 12:59

The Bowling Green Inn, Southam

In here last Saturday and about another 20 present.
Nice enough bar with a seperate dining area.
Low volume piped music was playing and cricket was on the TV.
Dispointing ale seclection from 5 hand pulls (one unused)
I Wells Bombadire 1 Courage Directors I Caladonian XPL.
I had a nice enough pint of the St Austell Tribute for £3.10.

8 Sep 2014 09:03

The Market Tavern, Southam

Bit of a dive in here
In last Saturday and only a gobby trio of 2 guys and a girl playing pool.
There are two bars with a number of hand pulls in both but just two ales on.
Warwickshire Fussiler and Market Ale.
I had a pint of the latter which wasn't very nice and cost £3.85 - OTT OR WHAT??

8 Sep 2014 08:54

Bull Inn, Southam

Still closed boarded and up for sale

8 Sep 2014 08:48

The Peacock, Nottingham

Post below should read:-
"They have 6 hand pulls and 1 was blank"

18 Aug 2014 08:39

The Peacock, Nottingham

This place is just round the corner and therefore handy for Victoria Bus Station.
In here last Saturday early afternoon and just 3 others present. Bit soul less.
Medium volume piped music is playing. No TV.
They have 6 hand pulls 7 for ale and 1 for cider. is blank.
1 Theakston Old Perculier and Best Bitter 1 Caladoninan Golden XPA.
Duchers IPA.
I had a very nice pint of Butcombe Bitter for £3.20.

18 Aug 2014 08:36

The Rose of England, Nottingham

This place is just round the corner and therefore handy for Victoria Bus Station.
In here last Saturday early afternoon and a good crowd of about 30 others present.
3 plasma screens and a large roll down are showing the cricket England v India.
Some low piped music is playing.
They have 8 hand pulls 7 for ale and 1 for cider.
I had a very nice pint of Castle Rock Harvest Pale for £2.85.
So nice I had time to quaff down another.

18 Aug 2014 08:26

The Cricketers, Southampton

Inn here early last Saturday afternoon and a few others present.
This place has a mostly wooden interior with flowers on the tables.
Some loud piped music is playing.
They have 7 hand pulls 5 for ale and 2 for cider.
I had a nice pint of Red Cat Brewery Prowler Pale Ale for £3.30.

11 Aug 2014 12:50

The Giddy Bridge, Southampton

This is NOT a very small pub at all.
All the real ales are £1.99 a pint except for Ruddles which is £1.89.
I had a loverly couple of pints of Ringwoods 49er on Saturday morning.
Fair crowd in for breakfast.

11 Aug 2014 12:45

The Varsity, Southampton

Came in here early last Saturday to see if the do real ale.
They do from 3 hand pulls 2 for Doom Bar and 1 for Tim Taylors Landlord.
I went for the Doom bar which was a bit warmish and cost £2.30.

11 Aug 2014 12:39

The Duke Of Cambridge, Hounslow

The Duke of Cambridge Kingsley Road, Hounslow. A Planning Application (P/2013/4019 00667/1-3/P2) submitted in Nov 2013 has now been approved (18/02/2014). Erection of single storey side, first floor rear and single storey rear extensions. A roof extension and use of upper floor as Guest House and division of ground floor into 5 separate units comprising 2 offices, a hairdresser, guest house reception and a restaurant/takeaway.Now closed and altered as follows:-

7 Aug 2014 12:43

Calverts Court, Stockport

In here last Saturday morning just after 10.00 and a good crowd all ready in.
Service was fine and the guest ales starting at £2.20 a pint were fine.
Number of screens showing the England v New Zealand netball match from Glasgow.

4 Aug 2014 12:56

The Armoury, Stockport

In here late afternoon on Saturday after a game at Stockport County.
Nice enough Robinsona house with Unicorn and Trooper in fine form.

4 Aug 2014 12:50

The Pineapple, Stockport

Here last Saturday early afternoonand fair croud in.
Some light piped music is playing in the background.
Just 3 hand pulls with one not in use.
Tried a pint each of the 2 Robinsons ales Unicorn (£2.75) and Trooper (£2.90) which were very nice indeed.

4 Aug 2014 08:28

The Crown Inn, Stockport

This is a cracking pub with 13 hand pulls along a small bar with 2 T bars for the other stuff.
2 were not in use but the other 11 were all for ale listed on a board above the bar.
What a great choice they even had something called Briggs Light @ 2.7% for
the lighweights of this world like MillHouse.
I had a very nice pint of Magic Rock Ringmaster for £2.70 served by a very nice young lady.
I was just about to leave when I noticed it was tipping down outside.
O dear I will have to stay and have another pint.

4 Aug 2014 08:18

The Olde Vic, Stockport

It would appear this place spends more time CLOSED than open.
A reason to mark down in my book.

1 Aug 2014 08:10

The Philharmonic, Liverpool

Agree this place is something else and has to be visited if in the area.
Got in just in time as about a dozen decended on the place just after I had been served.
10 hand pulls but the selection is not great.
However this is Liverpool so good to see Sam Brooks has come this far.
I had a pint of the Liverpool Organic Brewery 24 Carat Gold which was quite nice and cost £2.90.

30 Jul 2014 08:20

Lime Kiln, Liverpool

In here early last Saturday so a bit quiet.
Good description given below by Blue Scrumpy.
10 hand pulls and I can’t believe it’s so cheap!!
Oakhams JHB £1.35 a pint
Thwaites Lancaster Bomber £1.55 a pint.

30 Jul 2014 07:56

The Edinburgh, Liverpool

Nice locals boozer next to Marine FC ground.
A few different sections inside as described below.
Just the two hand pulls and one was blank.
The other had Black Sheep Bitter on which was very nice and cost a bargain £2.40 a pint.

30 Jul 2014 07:44

The Swinging Witch, Northwich

In here last Saturday and what a cracking pub this is.
Nice and roomy and comfortable.
There are a lot of screens showing music (old Queen video etc sound turned up) and also GP practice.
And……O dear Lewis Hamilton has just spun and crashed into the tyre wall.
There are 3 hand pulls but one is blank.
The other 2 are for Morehouse White Witch and Thwaites Wainright.
I have a pint of the latter which is very nice but alas I have no time for another , Cost = £2.40.

22 Jul 2014 07:39

The Roebuck, Northwich

Went past here on Saturday and a notice in the Window says closed till 04/08

21 Jul 2014 08:27

The Quayside, Northwich

This place is now called The Quayside and the do serve real ale.
Also CAMRA members get a 10% discount on real ale.
In here last Saturday lunch time and quite busy.
TV’s are showing BBC News channel.
3 hand pulls for Courage Directors and 2 from Latton Gold & Best.
I had a pint of the Best which was very nice and cost just £1.89 with my discount.

21 Jul 2014 08:25

Penny Black, Northwich

Walked passed this place on Saturday without noticing as it was covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin.
Business as usual though inside what must be one of the best JDW pubs in the country.
12 hand pulls 1 for Abbott 1 for Ruddles and 1 for Cider 9 others for the guest beers which cost £2.05 - £2.20 a pint.

21 Jul 2014 08:14

The British Lion (the Pig), Crewe

In here Saturday evening and a few others present.
This place is a bit basic with a pool table and loud music was playing.
3 hand pulls but 1 was blank.
The other 2 had Joules beers Blond and Slumbering Monk.
I had a pint of the later which was ok but not brilliant for £2.90.

21 Jul 2014 08:08

The Three Gables, Grantham

Super back street locals boozer.
Nice and smart inside. TV showing the cricket was on.
They have a dart board and a pool table.
2 Hand pulls 1 for cider and the other had Newby Wyke Orsino on which cost £3.00 a pint.
It was very nice, so nice in fact that I had another.

14 Jul 2014 08:20

The Playhouse, Grantham

This place is closed with the door borded up.

14 Jul 2014 08:12

Goose At The Bank, Grantham

In here last Saturday morning just before noon and quite busy.
Food is good value for money but the ales are averagely priced.
This is big and roomy. Low pipped music was playing.
A number of screens dotted about the place were showing the cricket.
6 hand pulls selling a rotation of real ales.
I had a pint of Springhead Roaring Meg which was ok and cost £3.10.

14 Jul 2014 08:08

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

One and oly post by Sarah127 can be disregarded.
She obviously got some kind of a grudge against the place.
This is one of the better JDW’s and since Phil arrived a excellent selection of real ales.

7 Jul 2014 08:20

The Aviator, Sheerness

Easy place to find just turn left out of the Station and a five minute walk will bring you here = on the right hand side after the traffic lights.
Very nice interior with plenty of seating and tables to be had.
It’s just after noon last Saturday and there are about a dozen others present.
Low piped music is playing and a large plasma screen is showing BBC News.
They have 4 hand pulls but one was blank. 1 each for Spitfire and Master Brew.
The other one was Whitstable Pale Ale.
I tried a pint of the Spitfire which was in good condition and cost £3.55.

7 Jul 2014 08:15

The Rose, Queenborough

In here just before 5.00pm last Saturday and I am the only customer.
It is a nice smart and cumfortable boozer.
Two large plasma screens on on for World Cup Footy and Cycling TDF.
Only one hand pull which had Old Speckled Hen on for £3.20 a pint. Was OK.
More real ale can be found further down the High St at the Flying Dutchman and The Old House at Home which are not listed on this site.

7 Jul 2014 08:01

The Bridge, Birmingham New Street station

This place has disappeared in the station redevelopment and good riddance.

1 Jul 2014 08:31

The Horse and Jockey, Sutton Coldfield

Ember Inns pub and far from being bland.
10 hand pulls split 5/5 at each end of the bar.
Price vary from £2.58 to £3.19 a pint.
I had a pint of the Doom Bar for £2.58 and very nice it was too.
Notice says "All real ale £2.49 on a Monday"

1 Jul 2014 08:26

The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham

Many years ago this place was an M&B pub called the Royal Mail.
As far as I can see there has been no change to the interior apart from the removal of the carpets.
8 hand pulls so I tried a pint of the Salopian which was very nice and cost £3.40.

1 Jul 2014 08:16

The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

OK for a quick one but no more at £3.79 a pint of Pride.

1 Jul 2014 07:59

The Railway, Birmingham

Yes this place is now called The Railway and it's NOT a spit and sawdust boozer.
In fact it's quite smart and comfy inside.
Only two hand pulls for Greene King IPA @ £2.25 a pint.
The other ale was something from the Black Sheep Brewery.

1 Jul 2014 07:54

The William Web Ellis, Twickenham

Yes MillHouse and even on a normal day the real ales are a pound a pint cheaper than the Sussex.

23 Jun 2014 08:29

The Swan Inn, Old Isleworth

In here last Saturday and about half a dozen others present.
Another pub that has changed to the worst in my oppinion.
Loud piped music is playing and 2 TV's have the England v Sri Lanka cricket on.
They have 8 hand pulls split 5/3 on each end of the bar but 4 are blank.
2 have London Pride and 1 ESB with the guest ale York Brewey Guzzler.

23 Jun 2014 08:20

The Town Wharf, Old Isleworth

Good review by JohnBonser below. But no longer any hand pulls.
In here on Saturday afternoon and about a dozen others here also.
A pint of Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter costs £2.90.

23 Jun 2014 08:12

The Castle, Old Isleworth

In her last Saturday for the first time in years and I agree with bigalfish1 below.
Just after 2.00pm and I am the only customer although others come in later.
4 Hand pulls with one blank the other 3 all Youngs beers:-
Bitter, Humming Bird and London Gold.
I try a pint of the later and it is very nice and cost £3.40.

23 Jun 2014 08:05

The Ailsa Tavern, Twickenham

In here last Saturday for the first time in years and very disappointed.
It’s just after 1.30pm and only two other customers.
They have 7 hand pulls split 4/3 on each end of the L shaped bar.
No less that FOUR have the Spitfire clip on them and one is blank (must have run out of Spitfire clips).
One guest ale is from Clarence & Fredricks (new on me) American Pale Ale.
I have a pint of Spitfire which is very average and costs £3.70.

23 Jun 2014 07:41

The Crown, St Margarets

Did a revisit last Saturday and still to be recommended.
4 hand pulls for Surrey Hill Sheer Drop, Sharps Cornish Coaster and Hop Back Summer Lightning.
I went for a pint of Harveys Best Bitter which was excellent and cost £3.70.

23 Jun 2014 07:33

The Oak, Grays

A good description of the place is given below by PA Banks below.
Just 2 hand pulls with one not in use and the other for Greene King IPA.
Tried a pint and ok but not brilliant and cost £2.25.

9 Jun 2014 07:26

Stokes and Moncreiff, Twickenham

This was the Twickenham Tup/Royal Oak etc

30 May 2014 09:17

The Twickenham Tup, Twickenham

Now called Stokes & Moncreiff

30 May 2014 09:15

The Barleycorn, Hedge End

Can’t believe this place has such a low rating.
I was in here last Saturday about 1.00pm and it was fine in fact very good for a Greene King house.
6 hand pulls = 2 for Abbott, 1 each for IPA, Old Hoppy Hen, Dark Star Pale Ale and Redemption Big Chief.
I tried the OHH @ £2.89 a pint and the DSPA @ £3.24 a pint and both were excellent.
They have a dart board and some pipped music was playing.
A large plasma TV was showing the Peterborough v Leyton Orient footy.

12 May 2014 12:54

Maes Knoll Toby Carvery, Bristol

Above average Carvery Pub split 50/50 between restaurant and drinking area.
3 hand pulls, 1 for St Austell Tribune @ £2.90 a pint and 2 for Buttcombe Bitter @ £2.40.
I had a pint of the latter which was so nice I had another.

6 May 2014 08:17

The Court House Inn, Thrapston

Nice little boozer but a disapointing ale selection.
4 hand pumps. 1 for London Pride, 1 for Courage Directors,
1 for Theakstons BB and 1 for Theakstons XB.
I had a pint of the latter which was ok but not great and cost £2.95.
About ten others in but only me and another guy were watching the Chelsea v Arsenal game on the large plasma TV. Others were eating.

24 Mar 2014 08:44

Duke of York, Telford

In here last Saturday and very busy as Chelsea v Eveton showing.
Not much to add to the last post.
4 Hand pulls but one blank.
1 London Pride, 1 Hobgoblin & 1 Banks's Original.
I has a pint of the latter for £2.55 which was very bland.

26 Feb 2014 08:34

The Oak, Aston Clinton

In here last Saturday early afternoon.
I was the only customer in the drinking side but there were about half a dozen in the Restaurant side.
Loud piped music was playing and their large TV was switched off.
8 hand pulls 4 on each side with the usual Fullers offerings and one guest ale = Buttcombe Rare Breed.
I had a pint of Pride for £3.60 which was ok.

14 Jan 2014 13:04

The Partridge, Aston Clinton

I was here early last Saturday afternoon and the good news is that this pub is still standing.
Shame is I was the only customer as this is a cracking little boozer. Very comfortable interior.
Large plasma screen showing Sheff Wed. v Leed U match.
They also have a snooker room and dart board.
4 hand pulls but only two in use 1 for Greene King IPA and the other for Sharps Doom Bar.
I had a pint of the later which was very nice and cost £3.10.

14 Jan 2014 12:53

The Park, Bletchley

Smart pub close to the station nice bar.
Had some piped music playing last Saturday evening on my visit.
Two hand pulls but just Doom Bar on for £2.95 was very nice I just had time to quaff another

31 Dec 2013 13:06

The Enigma Tavern, Bletchley

OK if you like pubs like this- purpose built no character.
A few punters had had a drop to many early last Saturday evening.
A TV was on with Sky News showing and they also have a dart board.
3 Hand pulls for Banks’s Mild, Hobgoblin and Vale Brill Ale.
I had a pint of the latter for £2.90 which was OK.

31 Dec 2013 13:00

Bletchley Arms, Bletchley

No real ale when I was here last Saturday so didn't stay.

31 Dec 2013 12:54

The Bull and Butcher, Fenny Stratford

In here early evening last Saturday and OK.
Few customers, Service was plesent enough.
TV on showing Final Score on the BBC.
5 hand pulls but only ale was Black Sheep Bitter @ £3.20 = very nice

31 Dec 2013 12:53

Maltsters Arms, Bletchley

Was open last Saturday but no real ale so didn't stay

31 Dec 2013 12:49

The Foundry Arms, Fenny Stratford

Yes still closed all sinage removed. Notice on door says "untill further notice"
Don't hold your breth.

31 Dec 2013 07:49

The Chequers, Fenny Stratford

In here last Saturday lunchtime and only one other punter present.
2 sides but a bit small inside. Large screen showing West Ham v West Brom.
Kareoke on Fri & Sat night after 8.00 but not for much longer according to the guvnor as its not paying its way. (overheard) Also rooms available but not B&B just bed.
2 hand pulls but only Vale Best Bitter on @ £3.00 and very nice it was.

31 Dec 2013 07:46

The King's Head, Wells

Here last Saturday and a notice on the door says "We sell real ale but have no hand pumps" Dispensed by gravity.
As this is not my favourite way of being served I did not enter.

17 Dec 2013 12:58

The Crown Hotel, Wells

In here just before noon last Saturday and most of the customers are on coffee or tea.
3 hand pulls = Doom Bar, Butcombe Bitter and St Austell Tribute.
I has a pint of the latter which was excellent but then it should be for £3.50.

17 Dec 2013 12:54

City Arms, Wells

In here last Saturday lunch time and quite busy.
Two Ladies serving quite well but defiantly more of a food place than a boozer.
They have 8 hand pumps but 3 were not being used.
2 were for Cider and 3 for Ale. I had a pint of something from the Goffs Brewery for £3.50 which was ok.

17 Dec 2013 12:48

The Windmill Inn, Peterborough

This place is now a food shop.

2 Dec 2013 08:21

The Hand and Heart, Peterborough

In here early last Saturday afternoon and only one other customer present.
There are two rooms but only one bar with a hatch for orders.
Very basic but a nice real fire going on what was quite a chilly day.
Piped music was playing. The TV was switch off. They also have a dart board.
5 Hand pulls so I had a pint of Hobgoblin for £3.20.
By the time I had finished that the other customer had left so I took pity on the friendly Landlady and had another pint.
This time I went for a pint of a beer I haven’t seen available lately called The Dogs Bollocks which cost £3.40

2 Dec 2013 08:18

Geneva's, Peterborough

Here last Saturday early afternoon.
Walked into this place but no real ale so walked out again.

2 Dec 2013 08:04

The Wortley Almshouses, Peterborough

In here just before noon last Saturday and not a lot to add as previous posters sum this place up nicely. About a dozen other punters present.
Very friendly service from what I think was the landlady.
There are 4 hand pulls split 2/2 at both ends of the bar all for Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter @ £1.88 a pint.

2 Dec 2013 07:54

The Terrace Inn, Shelton

In here early Saturday evening and very impressed.
Very busy with Stoke fans and people watching the West Ham v Chelsea game. I have time for 2 pints in here. There are 4 hand pulls 3 for ale & 1 for cider.
There are three cracking looking barmaids serving and when I get ones attention I just go for the pump with an Oakhams clip on it and have a pint of that.
It turns out to be Inferno and costs £2.65 which is very reasonable and very nice it is too so I have another before heading for the station.

27 Nov 2013 08:01

The New Finney Gardens, Bucknall

In here last Saturday lunchtime and about a dozen others present.
This is a Marstons pub so Pedigree was on and not bad for £2.64 a pint.
Only 2 hand pumps in the bar I was in but three in the other but only two ales.
The other was a One Hop which was also £2.64 a pint and OK.
2 large plasma TV’s showing the Everton v Liverpool game.
Bit poor in the Gents though. Two cubicles but no paper in either.

27 Nov 2013 07:49

Bulls Head, Whetstone

Comfy enough Everards house with two sides a Bar and Lounge.
In here last Saturday and about half a dozen others in each bar.
Dart board and pool table in Bar also a TV showing Horse racing.
There are four hand pulls in the bar but two unused with two in the Lounge.
Ale on offer is either Beacon or Tiger. I had the latter which was ok and cost £3.05 a pint.

18 Nov 2013 08:26

The Wheatsheaf, Whetstone

Here on Saturday last and this place is closed.
Judging by the appearance of the exterior it looks like it has been closed for some time.
Metal shutters cover all windows.

18 Nov 2013 08:19

The Kaffir, Whetstone

Call me old fashioned but isn’t the name of this pub a bit politically incorrect??
In here last Saturday about 2pm and a few others in here too.
It nice enough with a mixed interior of furniture and flooring.
They have a pool table and some piped music was playing with a TV showing Horse racing.
Just the two hand pulls for Wells Bombedere and Marstons Pedegree.
I had a pint of the latter which was quite nice and cost £3.20

18 Nov 2013 08:15

The Stagger Inn, Grantham

In here for a quick one last Saturday and disappointed no ale on hand pull.
2 split one each end of bar but both out of use.
Had a nice bottle of Hobgoblin for £2.70.

11 Nov 2013 08:39

The Packhorse Inn, Sleaford

Run of the mill Weatherspoons.
10 hand pulls, 6 for guest ales (all @ £2.15 a pint. 2 for Abbott & 2 for Ruddels.

11 Nov 2013 08:08

The Rose and Crown, Sleaford

Run down dump with one hand pump but nothing on.

11 Nov 2013 08:06

The Old Fox and Hounds, Croydon

Came down here to go to The Ship of Fools to find a Sainsbury’s
Needing a leak I popped in here and was presently surprised as it looks a bit shabby from outside.
Nice wooden interior furniture and flooring.
3 hand pulls 2 for Greene King IPA and one for Abbot which I had and very nice it was too for £2.90.
Some piped music was playing and a load of TV’s were showing repeats of what looked like Spanish footy.

4 Nov 2013 08:14

The Open Arms, Cheylesmore

Nice little Ember Inns Pub about a mile from the station.
8 hand pulls, 7 for ale and 1 for cider split 5/3 on each end of bar.
M&B Brew XI @ £2.59 & Marstons Pedigree @ £2.99 are the regulars.
The rest are all guest ales that sell for £2.99 a pint.
I had a very nice pint of Holden Brewing Co Number Four.
All guest ales are £2.49 a pint on a Monday.
I didn’t eat but there are some good deals before 5 Mon-Sat on food.

4 Nov 2013 08:01

Duke of Northumberland, Newcastle

A drinking den where people come to get pissed and watch horse racIng on the large number of plasma screens dotted around the place. (Bookies next door)
No real ale but bottles of Newkey Brown are only £2.10.
Fizz is cheap too with Fosters just £2.00 a pint.

30 Oct 2013 07:47

Benton Ale House, Benton

In here last Saturday and not a lot to add to the last post of 11/10/10
Marstons pub so sells its stable of beers. 4 different ones from Ringwood.
9 Hand pulls split 5/4 on both sides of the bar.

30 Oct 2013 07:39

The Swan, Stroud

Here on Saturday mid day and this place was closed as was the near by Market Tavern.
Market was chocker block with people so a lost opertunity?

21 Oct 2013 08:53

Queen Victoria Inn, Stroud

Shabby run down place.
I was in early last Saturday evening and just 4 other customers two playing pool.
The other two tw@tes were sat at at the bar blocking my view of the hand pulls of which there were 6 -2 were unused.
I managed to workout that they had High House Farm Sunchaser & something called Sharks Head. The other was called after a unhealthy relasionship with a Sheep. I tried this and it was not bad @ £3.25 a pint. I pump for Cider.
TV was on showing German Footy.

21 Oct 2013 08:46

Lord John, Stroud

Better than average JDW handy for the Station.
I was in early last Saturday and again later that evening.
Good service with four behind the jumps.
12 hand pulls with 8 for ales @ £2.15 a pint, 2 for Ruddells and 2 for Cider.

21 Oct 2013 08:34

Rose & Crown, Rushden

In here last Saturday lunch time and crowded out with people watching the Spurs v Chelsea match.
To their credit one screen in a corner had the Forest v Derby game on.
6 hand pulls split 3/3 on each end of the bar. 1 for cider and 5 for real ale.
Greene King IPA & Abbott, Hophead Pale & St Austell Tribute.
I had a pint of the latter for £3.14 which was quite nice.

30 Sep 2013 08:01

Corner Flag, Rushden

Very nice JDW pub with lots of places to sit and while away the hours.
Good selection of real ales @ £2.15 a pint

30 Sep 2013 07:54

The Plough, Long Wittenham

In here early last Saturday evening with half a dozen other chums.
Nice interior with a log fire going on what was a chilly evening.
There are two sides to the bar the one we were in had 3 hand pulls.
Butcombe Bitter, Tring Side Pocket and West Berks Brewery Good Old Boy.
I tried the Side Pocket & the GOB which were excellent and cost £3.20 a pint.
There is also a side room with a large plasma TV showing Final Score on the BBC.
There is also a dart board in here.
Voted the local CAMRA branch Summer Pub of the year 2013 and well worth a visit.

23 Sep 2013 08:16

The Bakers Arms, Bugbrooke

In here last Saturday lunch time.
There are two bars, one large on the left and a smaller one on the right as you enter.
I started in the larger one which had four others in. TV was switched off. There is also a pool table and dart board in here.
I then moved to the smaller one which had another 4 drinkers in and a TV was showing the ManU v. Crystal Palace game.
They have two hand pulls on each side for Copper Dragon Best Bitter & Copper Dragon Golden Pipin.
I tried both and they were nice and in good condition and cost £3.30 a pint.

16 Sep 2013 08:07

The Black Lion, Northampton

In here last Saturday evening for the first time in years.
It is now called The Old Black Lion and the Fish and Chip shop has gone.
Good crowd in but appears to be a meeting place as a large group leave at the same time.
A TV is showing German Football and piped music is playing in the background.
4 hand pulls for Youngs London Gold, Fullers London Pride & Wells Bombardier.
I go for a very nice pint of the Nene Valley JLB (Jims little brother) for £3.30.

16 Sep 2013 07:52

The Old Coffee House, Soho

In here yesterday early evening and a good crowd in = headcount of 32 including myself.
There are two barmen busy serving everyone politely and at good speed.
There are 9 hand pulls here split 5/4 on each end of the bar but only 2 beers on as the clips are turned round on the others.
Bethnal Green Bitter & Kiwi are the too in question and very nice they are too @ a very reasonable £3.50 a pint.
With regard to the comments by LiamB below I find them hard to believe.
I am always wary of someone who makes just one post just to criticise and slag off a place.
Must have some ulterior motive has he been barred or something of the sort so is seeking revenge?

13 Sep 2013 08:47

The Rising Sun, Thame

In here Saturday and had to mind my head the cealing is so low in places.
Ok interior with wood and carpet flooring.
Some loud piped music playing.
3 hand pulls 2 for Wynchwood Beers and 1 Brakespear Bitter which I tried and it was passable and cost £3.20.

10 Sep 2013 13:19

The Six Bells, Thame

In here on Saturday and nice comfey interior with stone/wood/carpet flooring.
Loud piped music playing.
Usual Fullers/Gales beers on sale. My pint of Red Fox cost £3.70 (ouch!)

10 Sep 2013 13:14

The James Figg, Thame

In here last Saturday and quite loud piped music is playing.
Another pub with a wooden interior.
The food is quite dear in here also.
4 hand pulls 2 for Vale Best Bitter 1 for Doom Bar.
I had a pint of the Purity Goose for £3.50 and quite nice.

10 Sep 2013 13:10

The Birdcage, Thame

In here last Saturday lunch time and a fair few in also.
All wood interior with soft padding on the seats.
Piped music playing but not too loud.
More of a food place realy and its not cheap, starters are "from £5.50"
Just the two hand pulls for Rebelion IPA & Smuggler. I had a pint of the later for £3.50 which was ok.

10 Sep 2013 13:04

The North Star, Hounslow

Yet another Houslow pub to change it's name.
This place is now called "Platform 3"

9 Sep 2013 13:18

The Black Horse Hotel, Thame

In here last Saturday lunch time the interior is all wood tables and chairs with soft seating middle.
Some quite loud piped music is playing.
3 hand pulls for Doom Bar, Doom Bar & Doom Bar so I had a pint of Doom Bar for £3.30 – ok but not brilliant.

9 Sep 2013 13:15

The Swan Hotel, Thame

Very posh in here. Wooden Tables & Floors with soft seating.
Some radio music is playing in the background.
A new TV is being instaled.
There are about half a dozen locals sitting on stools at the bar but not obstruction the view of the clips on the hand pulls.
An old dear is serving and seems to waste as mutch as she pulls in overfow.
I had a pint of Vale Brewery Wychett for £3.30.
The also had a couple of Rebelion beers on hand pull.

9 Sep 2013 13:10

The Cross Keys, Thame

By a far way the best pub in Thame. GBG listed 2013.
You just have to visit this if in the area to judge for yourself.
9 Hand pulls with ever changing selection.
A notice above says “Please keep clear” shame a few others don’t do the same.
The ceiling is covered in 100’s of bar clip labels.
A nice young lady served me a lovely pint of Cottage Brewing Winston Churchill for £3.30.

9 Sep 2013 13:01

The Wishing Well, Hounslow

This place has now changed their name to Tommy Flynn's

2 Sep 2013 09:11

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

Here on Friday early evening and FOUR guest ales on.
One was from Ascot @ 3.3% which should keep the Lightweights like MillHouse happy.
Keep it up Garry and you'll be backi in the GBG.

2 Sep 2013 09:07

The Railway Hotel, Evesham

In here late Saturday evening and this place has a nice big open area.
Half a dozen or so punters also in.
Some piped music is playing in the background. Has a pool table.
4 hand pulls with one for cider but two out of use and one for ale @ £2.50

2 Sep 2013 08:59

The Trumpet Inn, Evesham

This is a cracking little Pub nice and comfy interior with a separate area for dinners.
Some kind of music channel is showing on TV but is not turned up too loud.
A friendly barman serves me a pint of Old Hookey (for £3.20) and draws my attention to some kind of “Ale Trail”
3 hand pulls the others being for Hook Norton Gold and Hooky Mild.

2 Sep 2013 08:52

Ye Olde Red Horse, Evesham

Sorry forgot to mention the same three ales are on sale on both sides.

2 Sep 2013 08:32

Ye Olde Red Horse, Evesham

I was here last Saturday early evening and I found it fine.
There is a walk way down the middle leading to a Garden at the back.
It’s a bit like being two pubs not one.
The side on the right as you enter has 4 hand pulls with one for cider.
The other three are Wells Bombardier, Everards Sunchaser and Brew XI which I tried and found to be OK @ £2.90
Went next door and had a pint of the Sunchaser @ £3.00 which was nice also.

2 Sep 2013 08:31

Chancers, Evesham

Walked in here last Saturday and no real ale so walked out again.

2 Sep 2013 08:24

Old Swane Inn, Evesham

In here last Saturday just before 11.00 and it quite busy with breakfast being served. As usual you have to wait for the coffee drinkers to get served.
Anyway nice selection of real Ales @ £2.15 a pint. Two were sampled and were fine.

2 Sep 2013 08:22

The Fairfield Inn, Evesham

Here last Saturday and what a nice and comfy back street boozer this is.
Two large plasma screens are showing the Man City v Hull game watched by about a dozen punters.
Only one hand pull and out of use so had to have fizz by way of Carling @ £2.20 a pint served by a nice little young lady.
I am goin to Evesham United for footy so no time to go elsewhere.

2 Sep 2013 08:09

The Swan Inn, Evesham

Here on Saturday last just before 12.30pm and the place is closed.
A list of opening times show it should be open from 11.00
Just as I turned to walk away I heard a door open so I went in.
Nice posh and comfy inside and a friendly Landlady doing the serving.
Only one hand pull for Prescott Track Record which was very nice indeed (cost £2.90)
The Landlady asked me if it was ok as it was the first pint out-I said it was “lovely

2 Sep 2013 07:57

The Talbot, Evesham

Here on Saturday and this place is closed and looks like it has been for a long time.

2 Sep 2013 07:50

The Bear Hotel, Evesham

In here just before noon last Saturday and only the Public Bar open.
Shame as the Lounge looked a bit nicer and there were 4 hand pulls in there.
Only two in the PB and one was off so it was a pint of Uncle Sam’s @ £2.70-ok but not brilliant.
4 others present and a TV showing darts from Australia.
Great sign outside says Mitchele & Butlers with a Bear and ragged staff in the middle and Bear Hotel underneath.

2 Sep 2013 07:48

Ye Olde White Horse, Spalding

As this is a Sam Smiths pub they are never going to get in the Good Beer Guide.
But it’s a nice enough pub and if you click on image two at the top of this page you will see a nice picture of the exterior.
In here just after noon last Saturday.
There are about a dozen or so people going to a wedding present in there tops and tails and a few locals also.
There is a mixture of soft and hard seating and also carpet, wood and stone flooring.
Only two hand pulls both for Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter which is ok and costs £1.80 which is unbelievably cheap!!

19 Aug 2013 08:28

The Horse and Groom, Holbeach

This is a nice enough little boozer
In here last Saturday just after 2.00pm and about a dozen others present.
Six regulars sat at the bar on stools but not getting in the way.
Some piped music is playing but not too loud. They have a TV but it’s not switched on. They also have a dart board and a pool table.
Most of the tables are set for diners with napkins and knives and folks laid out.
5 hand pulls but 3 are for Adnams Southwold Bitter.
The other two are Green King IPA Gold and Tom Woods Lincoln Gold.
I have a pint of the later which is very nice indeed and cost £2.80.

19 Aug 2013 08:11

The William Rufus, Carlisle

In here last Friday evening and only just past 8.00 and already the goons are at the door.
Music is very loud - most screens showing Man U v Seville with only one showing the Rugby League Wigan v Huddersfield game.
8 hand pulls split 4/4 at each end of the bar selling guest ale for £2.29 a pint.

16 Aug 2013 13:24

The Griffin, Carlisle

In here last Friday afternoon and not much to add to the last post.
Had an OK pint of Robinsons Dizzy Blond for £2.69.
Watched some of the test match Cricket on a giant screen.

16 Aug 2013 13:18

The Albany Arms, Brentford

Take no notice of this tw@t bees4ewa. This place isn't even open any more!!

15 Aug 2013 07:53

The Magpie and Crown, Brentford

And I have been awarded the Sunday Times drinker of the year.
And beeewa is full of shite!!!!!!!!!!

15 Aug 2013 07:49

The Borough Arms, Crewe

In here last Friday and a real ale mecca of a pub.
Nice interior as per picture at the top of this page.
About a dozen others present with a nice young lady doing the serving.
Do not be alarmed on entering as you will probably not see the hand pulls.
Just turn to the left go up the couple of steps and turn right and there they are on your right.
9 hand pulls all together in a line – above the bar they are chalked on to small plaques by name/ABV/price.
They vary in price from £2.75 to £3.10. I hasd a pint of something from Scotland called Jarl for £2.75 and very nice it was too.

14 Aug 2013 08:52

The Crown, Crewe

In here Friday and very nice little boozer it is too.
Comfy seats with wooden and stone floor.
There is some background music playing and a TV showing a news programme.
They also have a pool table but surprisingly no dart board.
It’s just after 2.00 pm and only one other customer is present.
There are 4 hand pulls but only 3 are in use for Robinsons ales.
I try a pint of the Double Hop for £2.65 which is very nice.

12 Aug 2013 13:02

The Angel, Crewe

Still closed with a large "Pub For Sale" notice affixed to the front door.

12 Aug 2013 12:52

The British Lion (the Pig), Crewe

Went past yesterday and still closed with two for sale notices showing

12 Aug 2013 12:51

The Shakespeare, Bristol

Mixed reviews below but I found it ok on my visit Saturdayjust after 11.00.
Bit dark inside but enough light for me to read the paper.
Some quite loud piped music was playing.
4 hand pulls but only two in use.
1 for Caladonian American IPA and 1 for Buttcombe Bitter.
I had a pint of the latter which was OK and cost £3.00

29 Jul 2013 12:59

The White Lion, Bristol

A gem the smallest pub in Bristol but just great!!!
In early on Saturday afternoon and I’m the only one inside as about a dozen others are sat outdoors.
They have two fans working one on the ceiling and a small TV is showing the BBC News channel.
5 Hand pulls with 4 for Wickwar and a guest.
I try a pint of the Wickwar Coopers which is very nice and cost £2.80.

29 Jul 2013 12:50

The Crown, Bristol

In here last Saturday afternoon after 2.00.
No real ale which would usualy meen me leaving but I'm going to the footy at Longwell Green FC and there is no where else to go other than the Butchers.
Ok interior and not at all smelly as listed below.
Had a pint of fizz which was Carling and cost £2.89

29 Jul 2013 08:44

Butchers Arms, Longwell Green

Beware a notice outside this pub says:-
"One ale of a real pub-regular guest ales"
What do we have inside = Bass, Courage Best and Youngs BB from the 3 hand pulls.
Now this is only a small bar so to get to it I had to squeeze between a couple of right tw@ts who have their newspapers spread out over it.
Usual suspect fizz drinkers.
A TV was showing some kind of music channel turned up quite loud.
I had a pint of the Youngs which was ok and cost £3.30

29 Jul 2013 08:38

The Ypres Tavern, Sittingbourne

Nice exterior with all the hanging baskets.
In here last Saturday and a bit rough and ready inside.
About a dozen other punters present.
3 TV's all showing Horse Racing but also a loud duke box playing.
4 hand pulls split each side of the bar but only Courage Best on sale.
Had a pint and not brilliant but ok and cost £3.20.

24 Jul 2013 08:43

The Fountain Hotel, Sittingbourne

Handy for the station and thats about it.
A loud radio was playing on Saturday early evening when I visited.
A TV was showing the golf but no sound.
6 hand pulls spread 2/2/2 around the bar but only Master Brew on @ £3.10 a pint which was ok but not briliant.

22 Jul 2013 13:15

The Bunters, Sittingbourne

Went in here on Saturday and it seemed all right.
2 hand pulls but both not in use so I left.

22 Jul 2013 11:16

The Park Tavern, Sittingbourne

In here Saturday late afternoon and this is a nice little local off the High Street.
About half a dozen others in most watching the Eng v Aussie cricket on a large TV.
I was brought into the argument over was it a catch or not by some friendly regulars. (Out was my verdict)
Shepherd Neame pub but only Master Brew was available @ £3.10 a pint.

22 Jul 2013 11:14

The Barmy Arms, Twickenham

In here yesterday for the first time in years and only two others in at 1.30pm.
This is because they have about 30 or so sitting outside.
Anyway very pleasant interior with very polite bar staff.
They have 4 hand pulls for London Pride, Golden Hen, Tribute and Adnams Ghost Ship.
I had a very nice pint of the latter for £3.85 which is a bit dear in my book.

15 Jul 2013 08:44

The Roaring Donkey, Holland on Sea

This is a Hungry Horse pub so just Greene King IPA and Abbott on sale from 6 hand pulls split 3/3 in two bars.
Very smart for a back street boozer with plenty of flat screen TV’s showing the ashes cricket when I visited early last Saturday afternoon.
Some background music is on but it’s not too loud. A small party was going on in one of the bars.
Service was good from a friendly barman who served me a very nice pint of Abbott for £2.90.

15 Jul 2013 08:33

The Old Lifeboat House, Clacton on Sea

Agree with most of what the last poster says except the hard to find bit.
It is on the main A133 Carnarvon Rd – just turn left from the station and it’s on the left just before you get to the Marine Parade.
About half a dozen others in when I visited last Saturday. Quite plain really inside with a couple of dart boards.
They have five hand pulls of ever changing ales sandwiched by two “T” bars for the fizzy stuff.
I had a pint of Maldon’s for £3.00. A chalk board above the bar says “Wednesday £2.50 all ales”
They also have a “We are in the GBG 2013” sticker in the window.

15 Jul 2013 08:15

The Crown, St Margarets

Well the header to this page says it all and a quick flick through the images leaves nothing for me to add about this pub other than the beer selection.
In here last Saturday afternoon after 2.00 and quite busy but service was very good.
4 hand pulls for 1 each of Sharpes Cornish Wobbler, Surrey Hills Sheer Drop,
Sam Brooks Wandell and Harveys Sussex Best Bitter.
I had a pint of the Wandell which was nice and cost £3.60 and also a pint of the
Harveys as it's one of my favorites and cost £3.40 and was excellent.

8 Jul 2013 08:34

The Old Anchor, Twickenham

In here last Saturday afternoon about 1.30 and I was the only customer although
someone else did come in while I was there. Unusual to see so many bar stools.
Not been here for years but pleased with the change as not a great fan of Youngs
Large plasma TV just about to show the Ladies Final tennis.
7 hand pulls split 4/3 on each end of the L shaped bar. One was not in use.
2 were for Ringwood Best Bitter 1 each for Binghams Twighlight Bitter and Vanilla Stout. 1 for Old Dairy Brewery Red Top and I for Jennings Cocky Blonde.
I had a very nice pint of the later which set me back £3.60.

8 Jul 2013 08:12

The King's Arms, Twickenham

In here last Saturday afternoon and about a dozen others present.
The place is in the middle of refurbishment at the moment so I will have to pop back in a few weeks to see the final outcome.
6 hand pulls split along the bar 2/2/2 but only 3 ales on sale.
London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar and Sharps Cornish Coaster.
I tried the latter which was very nice and cost £3.30

2 Jul 2013 12:44

The Bear, Twickenham

My first and last visit to this place last Saturday afternoon just after 2.00
Two others present watching the tennis on a large plasma screen.
4 hand pulls with 2 for London Pride I for GK IPA and I for Doom Bar.
My second flat pint of Doom bar within an hour and cost £3.25

2 Jul 2013 08:50

The Twickenham Tup, Twickenham

Yes now called The Royal Oak.
In here last Saturday afternoon and not very impressed.
This is the first time I have been here for ages and I won’t be coming back any time soon.
Only two other punters present.
There are 4 hand pulls split 2/2 at each end of the bar.
2 for London Pride and 1 for Doom Bar with 1 not in use (Twickenham Naked Ladies clip turned round)
I tried a pint of the Doom Bar which went flat within seconds of being served and cost £3.65.

2 Jul 2013 08:45

The George, Twickenham

I was in here last Saturday pm and unlike JohnPA found the sevice very poor.
No one serving but a woman was on a mobile phone behind the bar.
3 other customers waiting too. After a few minutes the woman puts down her phone and starts to serve at the same time as a barman appears.
4 hand pulls with one out of use, 1 for London Pride 1 for Robinsons Trooper.
1 for Jennings Cumberland Ale which i tried and it was ok and cost £3.14 a pint.

24 Jun 2013 08:26

The Eel Pie, Twickenham

In here last Saturday afternoon just after the Lions rugby game.
OK but not as good a pub as it used to be.
10 hand pulls split 4/6 each end of the bar.
4 for Badger, 2 for Tangelfoot 2 for Brewers Bee & 2 for King & Barnes Sussex.
Now this is not a big pub, Open spaces at both ends but quite narrow in the middle by the bar which is where 5 larger drinking tw@ts had decided to stand right in front of the 6 hand pulls.
I tried a pint of the Badger @ £3.35 which was OK but not outstanding.

24 Jun 2013 08:16

The Crown and Sceptre, Feltham

I was beginning to wonder what was happening to this place as there has been no activity here now for months.
Then just a couple of weeks ago changes began.
Now some posters have appeared on the outside confirming it is going to be a Tesco afterall.
Not like them to leave a place so long like this.

19 Jun 2013 08:21

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton

In here last Saturday and half a dozen punters present just after mid day.
Not much more to add to the posts below.
10 Hand pulls with prices of > 4.5% £3.40 a pint and over that £3.60.
CAMRA members get a 10% discount so thats £3.06/£3.24 very resonable.
I tried a couple of the ales and both were in top condition.

17 Jun 2013 08:35

The Prince of Wales, Twickenham

In here yesterday (Sunday) afternoon and unlike The Rifleman there are over a dozen punters in with a couple dining.
A large plasma screen was showing Golf till someone turned up who wanted the Tennis on.
They have 5 hand pulls and I had a very nice pint of Twickenham Sundancer for £3.40 from a very chearful barman.

10 Jun 2013 13:24

The Rifleman, Twickenham

Like the last poster I was the only customer when I visited this pub yesterday (Sunday) afternoon @ approx 1.30 pm. Shame as this is a cracking little pub.
Ok a bit off the beaten track - just walk down the side of The Prince of Wales for a few yards.
5 hand pulls on the bar I had a nice pint of Twickenham Vanguard for £3.45
A large plasma screen was showing the Sri Lanka v New Zealand cricket.

10 Jun 2013 13:18

The Battle of Trafalgar, Brighton

It is a steep walk up the hill to this place - fall and you'll just roll down again.
Fairly loud music playing.
They have 4 hand pulls but my pint of Harveys BB was the worst I have had all day - it went flat after about 2 minutes. (cost £3.60)
Worth a vist though.

10 Jun 2013 08:48

The Prince of Wales, Brighton

Tiny little Shepherd Neame bozzer.
More punters sitting outside than in last Saturday afternoon when I visited.
3 hand pulls. I went for a pint of the Master Brew which was OK for £3.20
A TV was on showing BBC News without the sound but with sub titles.
Agree with the last poster regarding the visit to the loo-I wouldn't want to be too
pissed as you would proberly fall down and never get up again.

10 Jun 2013 08:43

Bow Street Runner, Hove

This is a gem of a little back street boozer just off the main drag in Hove.
About 14/18 other punters in last Saturday afternoon made the place seem full.
Only 2 hand pulls with only Harveys BB on offer for £3.50 a pint - very nice too.
There is some fairly loud music playing and a TV showing GP practice.

10 Jun 2013 08:35

The Wick Inn, Hove

This is a very plesent little boozer bright and quite smart inside.
The picture shown above is a bit missleading as it makes it look dark and dreary.
Some quite loud music is playing.
They have 6 hand pulls.
I try a pint of the Hammerhead Red Hunter for £3.80.

10 Jun 2013 08:29

The Blind Busker, Hove

OK place for a beer or two. Number of punters sitting outside in the sun.
Some quite loud piped music was playing.
Big plasma screen showing cricket Eng v Aussies.
Can some one please tell me why with anywhere to stand by the bar there always seems to be some tosser standing in front of the hand pull blocking your view of what is on. Said offending person is always drinking larger too.
6 hand pulls 5 ales and I Cider.
I played safe with a nice pint of Harveys BB for £3.30.

10 Jun 2013 08:15

The Albion, Hove

In here for the first time for a few years and a bit shocked by the lack of other drinkers. This place was always busy when I was here in the past.
Only six others present and it's just after 2 on a Saturday afternoon.
6 hand pulls split 3/3 on both sides of the bar.
I had a pint of Harveys BB @ £3.70 which was ok but not tip top.

10 Jun 2013 08:06

The Evening Star, Brighton

In here on Saturday about noon and a fair crowd in.
This is a must visit if ever in the area.
Has 10 hand pumps 4 for the Dark Star beers.
I had a pint of the Dark Star Summer Solstice for £3.30 which was very nice.
No sight of the offending brew as mentioned by Mr Harwood below.
They did have a Brodies Mild (£3.10 a pint)on one of the hand pulls though.

10 Jun 2013 07:54

The Railway Bell, Brighton

This place should have a much better rating.
In here on Saturday just before noon and three plasma screens are on.
2 showing rugby Reds v Lions and the other cricket Eng v Aussies.
They have four hand pulls with one being unused.
The other three had Tim Taylors Landlord. Doom Bar & Harvey’s BB.
I had a pint of the later which was so nice I stopped here again on my way back to the station later in the evening for another.
Cost was £3.60 a pint.

10 Jun 2013 07:47

The Doric Arch, Euston

O no I am having to agree with MillHouse with regard to this pub and the great service received.
One of the Barmaids showed me how to fill in a form for a 15% discount loyalty card.
The card is then issued so long as you can show them a valid CAMRA membership card.
When first taken over by Fullers the selection here was a bit limited but there are a lot more guest ales on now.

7 Jun 2013 13:14

The Bartons Arms, Aston

In here last Saturday lunch time and about a dozen others present.
I got here by the number 7 bus (took 10 mins) from Colmore Row and getting off at Newtown Swimming Pool.
The pub is just behind it in front of you as you get off the bus to the right.
9 hand pulls split 3/3/3 around the bar serving 6 different Oakhams Ales which are listed by price/strenth on a large chalk board.
Prices are from £2.60-£3.20 a pint.
I tried a pint of JHB for £2.80 and a pint of Bishops Farewell for £3.00 both were excellent.

5 Jun 2013 08:45

The Rose and Crown, Thorpe Green

In here last Saturday about 1.30pm and quite busy mostly for diners.
A few spare tables but not many and the foods not cheap either. I stuck with the beer.
They have 7 hand pumps 4 to the right as you go in with 3 others round the other side to the left.
Only three different ales on:- Tim Taylors Landlord. Adnams Southwold Bitter (£3.85 a pint) & Sharpe Doom Bar (£3.80 a pint)
I tried a pint each of the Adnams and the Sharps and they were OK but a bit too cold.

20 May 2013 08:07

The Grove Tavern, Tunbridge Wells

OK but over rated I would say.
In here last Saturday after visiting the Compasses up the road.
If this place is in the GBG why not the Compasses which is far supirior.
Quite small one bar pub has 4 Hand Pulls.
Harveys BB & Olympia, Tim Taylors Landlord and Youngs Bitter.
I tried a pint of the Harveys BB which was OK @ £3.35 a pint.

14 May 2013 13:00

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells

Nearest Pub to the Station has 10 hand pulls for 10 different ales.
Nice friendly barmaid. Plasma screen showing Scum v Chelsea.
Pricing is as follows:- 3%-4.1% is £3.00 4.2%-5% is £3.50 & 5.1%+ is £4.00 a pint
I had a pint of Millisbrewery Company Dartford Wobble for £3.50 was very nice.

14 May 2013 08:44

The Compasses, Tunbridge Wells

Up this way last Saturday to visit the Grove but as it was before 12 it was closed.
Moved on here to see a big sign outside saying "Open from 11am daily"
I entered and what a gem of a place. A notice tells you that this is the oldest pub in TW.
Now its only 11.30 and there are only two other punters in so service was spot on from a friendly barman.
There are 7 hand pumps split on two sides 4/3. A chalk board tells you the selction. The had Abbott and GK IPA, Hydes Original BB, Darkstar Hophead,
Old Dairy Gold Top and Everards Tiger, one tap was not being used.
I had a pint of Hydes (£3.15) followed by a pint of Gold Top (£3.20) both were very good and well kept.

13 May 2013 13:15

The Opera House, Tunbridge Wells

In here last Saturday and OK by me.
There are two bars, one as you enter on the left is "L" shaped and has 12 hand pulls split 6/6 on each side. The near side has 6 guest ales, 3 from Westerham Kent Beers and 3 others. The far side has 2x Ruddles 2x Doom Bar & 2x Abbott.
I tried a pint of the Westerham Pride of Kent which was very nice @ £2.49 a pint.
The bar at the far end of the pub has 6 hand pulls with a mixture of the above.
If you can't find anything you like from that lot you are not trying!!!

13 May 2013 13:00

The Rose and Crown, Tunbridge Wells

Lst post should read "GBG" not as stated

13 May 2013 12:52

The Rose and Crown, Tunbridge Wells

Sorry but I think this place is very poor for a pub in the GNG (or were?)
Only two hand pulls 1 for Adnams Light House and 1 for Harveys BB
I had a pint of the later which was ok @ £3.20 a pint.

13 May 2013 12:51

The Swan Inn and Bistro, Olney

In here last Saturday and just as described by Blackthorn below.
By far the best pub in the town. (Try to avoid the Two Brewers (not on this site) I was charged £3.85 for a pint of Black Sheep Bitter there)
5 hand pulls for London Pride (£3.10) Young’s Bitter, Adnams Southwold and Spitfire all @ £2.90 a pint.
There was also a guest ale – Whittlebury Amarillo which was 5.2% and sold for a bargain £2.70 a pint and very nice it was too.

8 May 2013 07:53

Bull Inn, Olney

Disappointing set up here with strange seating arrangement and some cushions scattered around.
4 hand pulls 2 x Eagle IPA 1 for Courage Directors 1 for DNA.
I had a pint of the latter which was quite nice and cost £3.40.

8 May 2013 07:39

Encore, Southampton

Can't add anything possitive about this pub other than 20p off a pint for camra members.
Doom Bar the only ale on 3 hand pumps with another for cider.
Served in the dreaded PLASTIC. Do they normaly have trouble with the theatre crowd??

29 Apr 2013 08:18

Shannons, Hounslow

Looks like they are now turning this place into some shops

29 Apr 2013 07:43

The Old Mill Inn, Holbury

Very smart inside and comfy. 2 dart boards and a large flat screen showing the
Man C v W/ham game but no one was watching it? about a dozen others present
@ about 1.30pm last Saturday.
4 hand pulls = Fullers ESB & Pride, Hobgobln & Ringwoods Best Bitter.
I had a pint of the BB (£2.90) and also a Pride (£3.20) after both well kept.

29 Apr 2013 07:40

The Bridge Tavern, Holbury

Here last Saturday @ 1.15pm and closed.
Dosn't look to have been abandoned like the Holbury Inn

29 Apr 2013 07:32

Holbury Inn, Holbury

Closed with metal fencing blokking anyone from useing the car park out front.

29 Apr 2013 07:28

Crown Inn, Beeston

Got to give this on 10 out of 10.....SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 Apr 2013 08:19

The Mill Hill, Acton

This pub is now closed.

15 Apr 2013 07:02

The Windmill, Hounslow

Went past this pub last night @ about 7 and it was closed.
A notice on the door says "Closed untill further notice"
As this is the smallest pub in Hounslow I dont think it will be turning into a Tesco any time soon.

9 Apr 2013 07:09

Queens Hotel, Carmarthen

In here last Saturday and would say best pub in the area.
They have six hand pulls split 3/3 in two bars.
The have two clips on each pump so you don't have to ask what is on in the other bar.
I tried an Evan Evans ale and also Jennings Cocker Hoop both @ £2.80 a pint.
Both were well kept and excelent.

13 Mar 2013 12:20

Shannons, Hounslow

The last poster has got it wrong this is not The Rose.
That is further up the High St (away from bus garage)on the opposite sid of the road.
Was also know as The Charriot years ago but has been closed for about four years now.

25 Feb 2013 12:49

The Duke Of Cambridge, Hounslow

Closed and boarded up.

25 Feb 2013 12:40

The White Lion, Wem

This place was closed @ 3.00 pm last Saturday and dosn't look as if it opens any longer.
May have gone the same way as the White Horse

13 Feb 2013 13:03

The White Horse Hotel, Wem

Still closed

13 Feb 2013 13:01

The Castle Hotel, Wem

Best pub in town for me selling Joules 3 beers from 7 pumps split 4/3 in two bars
I tried the Pale Ale and the Slumbering Monk both were tip top @ £2.80 a pint.
In at about 1.00pm so only a few customers who were being well behaved.
This place is currently rated at 2.8 which is a joke!! 8/10 for me.

13 Feb 2013 12:57

The Albion, Wem

In here last Saturday and OK if waiting for a train.
Just outside the Station but still not open till 2 on Saturday.
Not many trains stop here to be fair.
3 Hand pulls 1 for Youngs Bitter and Doom bar turned round.

13 Feb 2013 12:52

The Royal Sovereign, Bexhill-on-sea

In here last Saturday morning and agree with most of what WipersTom has posted below.
3 hand pumps but 2 not in use.
Only one had Spitfire which was not at its best and cost £3.20 a pint.

4 Feb 2013 12:14

The Denbigh, Bexhill on Sea

In here last Saturday early afternoon and fairly busy with diners.
Nice and comfortable bar. Has 3 hand pumps for ales.
1 for Greene King IPA. 1 for Wells Bombadere & 1 for Haveys Best Bitter.
I tried the latter which was so nice I had another @ £3.40 a pint.

4 Feb 2013 12:09

Wheatsheaf, Bexhill on Sea

Restaurant

1 Feb 2013 12:35

The Star, Gillingham

This is a Greene King Hungrey Horse pub and not bad at all.
Only ales on sale on my visit last Saturday were IPA, Abbott & Old Speckled Hen.
I had a nice pint of Hen @ £2.90 but when I went for another it was off as was the Abbott which means IPA that was coming up like milk for the last customer before me. Poor show in my book.
Had a bottle of hen for £2.95

16 Jan 2013 08:27

The Honourable Pilot, Gillingham

This is a Brewers Fayre pub attached to a Premier Inn.
More of a Resturant but they do have a small area where drinkers can sit.
No Real Ale. You would be better off up the road at the Star.

15 Jan 2013 13:23

Toad Rock Retreat, Rusthall

Went in here just after mid day last Saturday so they had only just opened.
Wooden interior furniture and floor.
A nice brick fire place was on in the middle of the floor.
Bit of background music playing.
They have 4 hand pulls but two had their clips turned round.
The other two were Youngs Bitter and Harveys Best Bitter.
I had a pint of the latter which was very nice and cost £3.45.

19 Dec 2012 12:43

The Red Lion, Rusthall

I was in this Shepherd Neeme house last Saturday early afternoon.
Wood interior and a nice fire going to warm up the place.
They only have 3 hand pumps and one of them was blank.
Of the others two one had Kent Best but that went as I was being served.
The only other one was the SN Christmas Ale which was OK and cost £3.55 a pint.
The White Hart down the road is a much better pub but is not shown on this site.

19 Dec 2012 12:38

The William IV, Leyton

Made a return vistit a week ago Sunday.
Still great value Brodies Ales @ £2.45 a pint.
Was only going to have two but ended up on four before I was able to tear myself away.

27 Nov 2012 08:17

The Lord Kitchener, Barnet

Nice and cosy McMullens pub
4 hand pulls 2 for McMullens IPA and for AK.
Had a pint of the latter which was OK and cost £2.45

19 Nov 2012 08:12

The Builders Arms, New Barnet

Hidden away down a side street behind Weatherspoons.
OK for a Greene King pub with 9 hand pulls split 6/3 over the two bars.
Tried and got an excelent pint of Abbott for £3.25
A number of guest ales were also on sale. IN GBG 2013

19 Nov 2012 08:09

Society Rooms, Maidstone

Large open plan JDW that gets very busy.
Next to station (West) and not far from the footy ground.
There’s a game on today so the replica shirts are gathering.
All guest ales £1.99 a pint

12 Nov 2012 07:34

The Duke Of Marlborough, Maidstone

Walked in but no real ale so walked back out again.

12 Nov 2012 07:28

The Dragoon, Maidstone

Average back street boozer just out of town centre.
Six hand pumps but ALL with a Master Brew Clip on.
Had a pint of MB then for £2.70 and that was ok but not brilliant.
Fair number in with jock footy on the box ICT v Herts.

12 Nov 2012 07:26

Duke of York, Lichfield

You will find 10 hand pulls in here 3 for Joules beers so I had a very nice pint of Slumbering Monk for 3.00. I cider on draught.
Nice to see a Mild on sale which in this case it was Titanic but I didn't have time to sample it.
Another MUST visit. In the GBG 2013.

25 Oct 2012 08:01

The Kings Head, Lichfield

Good old fasioned boozer in the middle of town and a MUST visit.
They have 8 hand pulls spread around three sides of the bar 3/3/2 so if you don't fancy what you see at first look for the others.
Marstons stable of beers on sale so I went for a pint of Banks Sunbeam @3.10

25 Oct 2012 07:55

George and Dragon, Lichfield

It took me less than 10 minutes to walk here from the Gatehouse so dont let the edge of the City centre bit put you off.
This is a MUST visit if in Lichfield
Two bars with 8 hand pulls serving the Marstons stable of beers.
I had a very nice pint of Brakspears Oxford Gold for 2.95

25 Oct 2012 07:46

The Gatehouse, Lichfield

OK but more of a Coffee Shop than a pub when I visited last Saturday morning.
Had a nice pint of Trent Bridge Brewery Mild for 1.99.
Tried the TBB Golden Ale also which was nice also for the same price.

25 Oct 2012 07:40

Acorn Inn, Lichfield

The address for this pub is 16/18 Tamworth Street not as shown above.
Not bad for a JDW with guest ales @ 1.99 a pint

25 Oct 2012 07:35

The Crown, Lichfield

Came in here thinking I WAS going into The Acorn which is right next door.
Flat screens were on with sound up for the footy Spurs v Chelsea.
Not Spoons prices though as a pint of Tim Taylors Landlord was 3.10 (was ok though.
The 2 other hand pulls had Marstons Pedigree and Adnams Lighthouse.

25 Oct 2012 07:29

Vaults, Uttoxeter

In here last Saturday lunchtime and quite quiet with just two other punters.
5 hand pulls but only 3 had a clip on for Bass, Bass and Bass.
So I had a pint of Bass which was very well kept and cost 3.05.
I would have had another but time did not allow.

15 Oct 2012 08:18

The Ranelagh Arms, Wellingborough

OK type back street boozer has two bars.
Quite comfortable with a few puntersa watching the West Ham v Arsenal game on the big roll down screen.
Looks like 6 hand pulls 3 in each bar.
Only two in use in the bar I was in Wells Eagle & Black Sheep Bitter which I had and it cost 3.10

8 Oct 2012 08:25

Vivian Arms, Wellingborough

This place is now closed

8 Oct 2012 08:20

Red Well, Wellingborough

Above average JDW pub with the guest beers @ 1.99 a pint.

8 Oct 2012 08:19

Coach and Horses, Wellingborough

Possibly the best pub in town with 16 hand pulls
2 were for Cider and 2 blank which means 12 different real ales.
Spoiled a bit by a few regulars (own puter tankard etc) standing in the middle
of the bar blocking your view of all that is on offer.
I tried a pint of Mauldons Silver Adder @ 3.10 which was very nice.

8 Oct 2012 08:17

The Ivy Wall, Spalding

Nice modern JDW
Dont be fooled by the small frontage as the inside goes way back.
10 hand pulls 9 for ale and 1 for cider. Guest ales are 1.99 a pint.

1 Oct 2012 12:41

Pied Calf, Spalding

In here last Saturday and the place is packed.
Mostly because of the Arsenal v Chelsea game.
A surprising number of Arsenal replica shirts being worn.
Disappointing ale selection of 3 hands pulls only Greene King IPA available.
Two were blank with a Old Hen clip turned round on one.
The IPA was not bad though and cost 2.49 a pint.

1 Oct 2012 12:35

The Swan, Faringdon

This is a cracking pub. Very comfortable, clean neat and tidy.
In here last Saturday about 1.00pm with some groundhoper mates.
Unfortunately we were the only customers which is strange for such a cracking place.
There are 6 hand pulls 3 were for Old Forge Brewery Ales & 2 for Half Penny Ales.
I tried one of each and both were excellent and cost 2.90 a pint.
Easy to see why they are listed in the 2013 Good Beer Guide.

24 Sep 2012 08:03

The Crown and Sceptre, Feltham

Yes good old Hounslow Council allowing yet another pub be turned into a supermarket

19 Sep 2012 08:12

The Woodthorpe Top, Nottingham

Very smart Wetherspoons with very good service. Must be one of the best around.
There are 10 hand pulls all serving ale.
2 for Ruddles 2 for Abbott.
6 guest ales on last Saturday all @ 1.99 a pint.

19 Sep 2012 07:47

The Plainsman, Mapperley

Three pubs in a row here, this one Wetherspoons and behind that the Bread & Bitter so plenty of choice. I would come here to watch the footy.
Nice big area with plenty of seating. 2 large flat TV's
8 hand pulls, 2 for Greene King IPA, 2 for Abbott 2 for Old Speckeled Hen
1 was unused and the other had OLd Trip wich I tried and found to be very nice for 2.75 a pint.

19 Sep 2012 07:42

The Bread and Bitter, Mapperley

Sorry forgot to say I visited the Gents and found nothing wrong with them

17 Sep 2012 08:27

The Bread and Bitter, Mapperley

In here last Saturday and what a supper pub this is.
I almost missed it as it is part hidden behind Weatherspoons.
Good number of punters in and service was fine too.
8 Hand pumps 4 for Castle Rock ales and 4 for the guests.
A few "we are in the GBG" stickers on the door but couldn't see one for 2012.

17 Sep 2012 08:25

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield

In here last Saturday evening.
11 hand pulls 7 on the left hand side of the bar are guests. 4 on left are Thornbridge ales and very nice they were too.

10 Sep 2012 12:17

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield

In here last Saturday evening.
11 hand pulls 7 on the left hand side of the bar are guests. 4 on left are Thornbridge ales and very nice they were too.

10 Sep 2012 12:16

The Red Grouse, Stocksbridge

A Sam Smiths pub with no real ale.
Two Bars and a fair crowd were in.
Old Brewery Bitter sells for 1.89 a pint

10 Sep 2012 07:40

The Bricklayers Arms, Putney

Return visit yesterday (Sunday) and only 2 others in at just past 2.00pm
Only 3 of the 12 on with Wolfs Straw Dog, Sambrooks Wandell.
I went for a pint of Springhead Robin Hood Bitter which was a bit hazzy and
cost 3.50

10 Sep 2012 07:34

The Harboro Hotel, Melton Mowbray

I dont normally use Hotel bars as they tend to be dear but this one was OK.
8 hand pulls of which 4 were blank.
On were Tim Taylors Landlord, Old Speckled Hen and Batemans Summer Swallow.
I had a very nice pint of Black Sheep Bitter for 2.50.

3 Sep 2012 08:30

The Black Swan, Melton Mowbray

Not too impressed with this place Music far too loud
3 hand pumps but only one ale on which was Caledonian Flying Scotsman
@ 3.00 a pint was not bad.
One pump had Duchers but clip turned round and the other was blank.

3 Sep 2012 08:16

Crown Inn, Melton Mowbray

Another GBG listed pub close to Ann of Cleaves.
Smaller though with two bars Bar & Lounge.
4 Hand pumps Everards Tiger, Original and Beacon plus a guest.
I tried the Beacon which was quite nice @ 2.85 a pint.

3 Sep 2012 07:56

Anne Of Cleves, Melton Mowbray

Some strange reviews for this pub but I found it charming.
Sone/Wooden floor with Wooden Furniture.
GBG listed with 6 hand pumps 5 for ale & 1 for Cider.
2 x Everards Tiger which I tried and found OK @ 2.95 a pint.
Original and two rotating guest ales.

3 Sep 2012 07:50

The Unicorn, Altrincham

Last review dos't leave much to add.
There are 10 hand pulls with 9 for ale and 1 for cider.
I tried a cople of the guest ales:- Morehouse Blond Witch and Thwaites Wainright which were both excellent and cost 1.99 a pint each.

20 Aug 2012 07:50

The Faulkners Arms, Altrincham

I was here at about 2.00pm last Saturday and no trouble then but a bit early for that anyway
A nice little locals pub and the service was good from a friendly barman.
3 hand pumps but only one in use for Marstons Pedigree with was in very good condition and sold for a very reasonable 2.30 a pint.

20 Aug 2012 07:42

The New Talbot, Brierly HIll

Things have moved on since the last post for this place in 2006.
Now has 6 hand pulls although only 3 were in use last Saturday pm.
2 for Enville and I for Salopian Oricle which I tried - very nice and cost 2.70

15 Aug 2012 12:44

The Starving Rascal, Stourbridge

Another GBG listed pub that is smart and comfy.
Bit dearer than most with the pint of Enville I had costing 3.00.
4 other ales also available

15 Aug 2012 12:36

The Swan, Stourbridge

GBG listed pub and very nice it is too.
4 hand pumps and two seperate bars.
I had a super pint of Archers Gold for 2.60 - very good value.

15 Aug 2012 12:31

The Swan, Stourbridge

GBG listed pub and very nice it is too.
4 hand pumps and two seperate bars.
I had a super pint of Archers Gold for 2.60 - very good value.

15 Aug 2012 12:31

Maverick, Stourbridge

In here last Saturday and more customers than the Little Pig at least 10/12.
Not much to add to the last post which is a good summery of the place.
I would say a MUST visit if in the area.
I had a pint of Jennings Cumberland Ale for 2.65 - which was excellent.

15 Aug 2012 08:58

The Little Pig, Amblecote

I was the only customer in here at about 1.00pm Saturday last.
Two bars with 5 hand pumps split 3/2 but only onr ale on which was Hobgoblin
@ 2.70 a pint and very nice it was too.
Pump clips turned round were for Banks's.
I was served by a nice lady who I asumed was the Landlady.

15 Aug 2012 08:48

The Royal Oak, Amblecote

In here on Saturday but not for long as all 3 hand pumps were unused.
A chalked notice in front of them said "Bottle Brains SA 3.00"

15 Aug 2012 08:43

The Edward Rutland, Stourbridge

Above average JDW pub. Very good service. Guest ales @ 1.99

15 Aug 2012 08:39

Boat Inn, Loughborough

In here last Saturday evening.
A nice canal side pub but a disapointing beer selection.
7 hand pulls in groups of 3/2/2 on the quite long bar.
4 were for Marstons Pedigree which was not bad @ 3.10 a pint.
2 for Hobgoblin and 1 for Banks Mild

6 Aug 2012 12:33

The Fox, Twickenham

Agree with the last poster with regard to the beer.
I was there yesterday lunch time and had a very poor pint of Red Squirel Hop fest and at 3.50 a pint they have to do better than this.
Didn't try any of the others.

16 Jul 2012 07:36

The Bricklayers Arms, Putney

Sorry my last post should read "6 for ale with 6 being unused"
Never could add up!!!!!!!!

10 Jul 2012 13:06

The Bricklayers Arms, Putney

In here on Sunday pm just after 1.30pm and only 5 other punters.
Another four turned up just before 2.00 for the tennis.
Not been here for donkeys years but was a bit luckier than the last poster.
There are 13 (unlucky for some??) hand pumps with one for cider.
There were six others for ale with 4 being unused.
On sale was 3 from the Downton Brewery:- Honeyblond, & Elderquad but I couldn't resist a try of the Chocolate Orange Delight @ 3.60 - excellent!!
There were 2 from Great Heck:- Diamond Geezer & Famouse Five.
Just one from Cotleigh was Buzzard @ 3.50 which as loverly too.

10 Jul 2012 13:00

The Olde Victoria, Burton Latimer

In here last Saturday and very disapointed.
The staff just stood around while dirty tables needed cleaning.
One was this side talking to some punters.
When one did come out all she did was clean two table but not the one I was sitting at. No compertision with the Waggon and Horses closed.
The only other pub I could find was the Dukes Arms which has no real ale.
There are 10 hand pulls of which 4 were not in use.
2 were for Greene King IPA and 2 for Abbott (3.35 a pint and fair)
Other two are for Fullers London Pride.

9 Jul 2012 08:31

The Waggon and Horses, Burton Latimer

There is no lnger a pub here just the building still stands.
Not sure what goes on there now?

9 Jul 2012 08:24

The Edward Rayne, Raynes Park

Above average JDW pub that deserves a higher mark than showing here.

6 Jun 2012 08:34

The Fountain, New Malden

In here last Monday for the first time in years and what a plesent pub it is too.
Had a pint of Harveys Sussex Best Bitter @ 3.25 a bit too cold but nice anyway.

6 Jun 2012 08:29

The Warren, Hounslow

As per my post of the 6/05/11..another Tesco is on its way.
Let's boycott Tesco...use Asda they never take over pubs (do they?)

31 May 2012 07:17

The White Hart, Billericay

In here last Saturday afternoon and dead - only customer (all in the Crown?)
Very nice and cosy interior with cussons on seats etc.
Only two hand pulls for GK IPA and Sharps Doom Bar which was very nice and cost 3.00
Noel Edmunds was on the TV so didn't stay long (about five mins)

22 May 2012 08:34

The Blue Boar, Billericay

Above average JDW pub with Guest Ales going for 2.39 a pint.

22 May 2012 08:29

The Red Lion, Billericay

In here Saturday morning so a bit quiet.
This is a Marstons pub. Large central bar with six hand pulls 3 on either side
but two didn't have anything on.
Another two had Pedigree but with the clips turned round which only left the EPA so had a pint of that which was OK and cost 2.90

22 May 2012 08:26

The Crown, Billericay

In here last Saturday and the place is heaving with footy fans watching the Blackpool v West Ham game. Looks like the only pub in the High St showing it.
Dispite this there are lots serving and got done straight away.
Quite a number of hand pulls but couldn't make out what was on offer so went for a pint of the Brewers Gold @3.10 delightfull, then West Ham got the winner.
Game over shortly after so more room as a lot departed so has another pint of
the loverly Brewers Gold.

22 May 2012 08:18

The Inn on the Green, Billericay

Very nice and smart interior to this place.
Had two serving and it was only just gone mid day.
3 hand pulls, GK IPA, Abbott and Sharps Doom Bar which was very nice and cost me 2.70 which included 20p off for CAMRA card holders (10p off a half)
In fact it was so nice I had another.

22 May 2012 08:10

The Forge, Billericay

As you can see from the photo large modern pub.
Lots of plasma screens showing the footy last Saturday when I visited.
4 hand pumps with 2 for Old Speceled Hen which had just gone (2.65) so had to have a pint of the only other ale which was GK IPA which is not my favorite tipple but was OK and sold for 2.40 a pint

22 May 2012 08:05

The Eastbrook, Dagenham

Yes this is a proper pub.
Made a visit last Saturday lunch time.
Was a bit dark till one of the locals asked the guvnor to put the lights on.
Poster on the Wall says "We are in the Good Beer Guide 2012"
Only three hand pulls but two were unused.
The only beer being Banks's Sunbeam which was a cracking pint so had two but then had to leave to get my footy fix at the M&B club up the road.
Cost of said ale was 3.25 a pint.

15 May 2012 08:26

The Railway Hotel, Dagenham

Here on Saturday and a very sad sight it is too.
Being converted into a Tesco to open in July.
Sad loss as this was a smashing pub when I was last here in the 80's

15 May 2012 08:15

Lord Denman, Dagenham

In here last Saturday but morning time so fairly quiet.
Had a couple of pints of their guest ale @ 2.45 a pint

15 May 2012 08:12

The Duke of Wellington, Hounslow

The rumers are true a Sainsburys local will be opening here shortly.

8 May 2012 08:28

George and Dragon, Princes Risborough

Agree with the last post about the furniture.
Apart from a few tables all chairs are different.
They have 3 hand pulls but one was not being used.
Marstons EPA and Sharpes Doom Bar were on sale.
I had a very nice pint of the latter for 3.30

8 May 2012 08:21

The Whiteleaf Cross, Princes Risborough

Smart all wood interior
3 hand pulls for GK IPA a guest and Abbott.
I had a pint of the Abbott which set me back a whopping 3.90!!!
Come on now I know pubs in the West End of London that are cheaper and I don't just mean the JDW ones.

8 May 2012 08:16

Bird in Hand, Princes Risborough

In here last Saturday afternoon and its freezing outside and inside as well.
All wood interior.
I've been in 4 pubs in this town today and none have a carpet.
4 hand pumps but only 2 ales GK IPA and Old Trip which was very nice and cost 3.55 a pint.

8 May 2012 08:08

The William IV, Leyton

I have got news for you MillHouse as I was in there yesterday and the price of a pint of Brodies is now 2.35, still a bargain though but now dearer than the 2.15 a pint in the Drum up the road.
But that is for the guest ales as they don't sell Brodies.

8 May 2012 07:52

Ye Olde Reindeer, Banbury

A must visit if ever in the area.
7 hand pulls with 5 for Hook Norton Ales.
I had a very nice pint of Old Hooky for 3.40.

30 Apr 2012 08:19

The Fleur de Lis, Banbury

OK so its Saturday morning not Friday night but still quite busy with breakfasts being served.
No problem geting served at all.
Also guest ales which are usualy 2.25 are going for 1.55 a pint. A bargain!!

30 Apr 2012 08:15

The White Horse, Banbury

In here last Saturday lunch time and quiet with just three other customers.
5 hand pulls 4 for White Horse and I for Everards Tiger.
I tried the Ordinery Best Bitter which was well kept and cost 2.40 a pint.

30 Apr 2012 08:11

The Jolly Potters Inn, Newcastle under Lyme

Nice little boozer just over the road from the bus station.
Two bars Lounge and Public with the bar in the middle.
Two hand pumps in each bar but only one ale available.
Shropshire Gold it was and very nice it was too @ 2.60 a pint.

23 Apr 2012 08:25

Arnold MacHin, Newcastle under Lyme

In here Saturday morning and very busy but got served OK.
Just a shame the adults with children can't keep them from running riot about the place. I was tempted to stick a leg out and trip one of the little blighters to see them go a*** over t** and hopefuly eat carpet on the way down.
10 hand pulls 5 for guests which sell @ 1.99 a pint.

23 Apr 2012 08:20

The Boat and Horses, Newcastle under Lyme

Super little pub as per the last post.
4 Hand pulls for Bass, Abbott and London Pride.
I had a pint of the Moorhouse Blond Witch @ 2.60 served by the charming blond barmaid and it was in very good condition as was the beer.

23 Apr 2012 08:12

The Wheatsheaf, Stoke on Trent

Quite small for a JDW pub but one of the better ones.
Good service and no less than 12 hand pulls.
6 are for Titanic. I tried a pint of Slipway and also a pint of Maiden Voiage which were both excellent and sold for 1.99 a pint as did most others.
3 other guests were on with 1 pump each for Courage Directors, Abbott and Ruddles.

23 Apr 2012 07:55

The Red Kite, Wakefield

This is the third carvery type Pub within a mile of each other.
Calder Island (Toby) and Swan & Sygnet (Marstons) are the others.
I didn't eat but did note that the food was more expensive in here.
3 hand pulls 1 for Black Sheep BB @ 2.95 which was very poor.
I for Copper Dragon which was quite nice and cost 3.25.
The other which I didn't try was Havistun.
Best value overall is the Toby place which is not listed on this site.

17 Apr 2012 13:03

The Swan and Cygnet, Wakefield

Four years on and not a lot has changed from aleandheartys post of 5/2/08.
Not bad but not as good as the Toby carvery up the road "Calder Island."
Poor selection of ales with six hand pulls 4 are for Pedigree @ 2.95 which was very average. The other two are for Hobgoblin but I didn't try that.

17 Apr 2012 12:57

The New Inn, Wakefield

Ditto to last post.
Copper Dragon was very good @ 2.95 a pint.
Only other ale was Tetleys which I gave a miss.

17 Apr 2012 08:34

Henry Boons, Wakefield

I was here on Easter Sunday just before 12.00 noon but there was a lady serving.
Next to Westgate Station so worth a visit if waiting for a train like I was.
They have six hand pulls 3 for Clarks 1 for Tim Taylors Landlord & 2 guests.
I had a pint of Clarks Westgate Gold which is 4.2% & cost only 1.93 a pint.

17 Apr 2012 08:26

The Queens Arms, Wakefield

Very nice little pub just outside the town centre.
2 hand pumps but only one ale on Copper Dragon @ 2.65 a pint which was excelent so had another.
A chalk sign said "on soon Jennings Cumberland Ale"
Worth a visit if in the area.

17 Apr 2012 07:54

The Black Horse, Thetford

Correction to my last post..should read St Austell Tribute

21 Mar 2012 13:37

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston

In here last Friday pm as people were gathering to eat.
Used the bar on the right which is away from the restarant area.
Nice pints of Blue Monkey & Castle Rock Harvest Pale were consumed at a cost of 2.70 a pint.

21 Mar 2012 13:03

The Last Post, Beeston

Run of the Mill JDW drinking den.
Not the best but not bad.
In here last Friday night just after 8.00pm and all's ok.
Very good service from a bevvy of young ladies.
Festival ales all @ 1.99 so tried a few.
One was Vasileostrovsky Impirial Russian Stout which is 6.5% ABV

21 Mar 2012 12:52

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton

Gaypostman, Millhouse and all are entitled to their oppinion.
Just don't go there and go out and get a life!!!!!!!!

15 Mar 2012 08:30

The Duke of Wellington, Hounslow

Now closed and boarded up

6 Mar 2012 08:26

The Black Horse, Enfield

I don't think I have ever been in sutch a smart pub as this before.
In the area last Saturday and had to pop in, needed a snakes hiss so had to have a drink too but had to have fiz as no real ale.
With lots of leather sofas and arm chairs as well as lots of plants & shrubs.
Lots of different pictures all over the walls. Big plasma screens showing the footy. All this place lacks is REAL ALE!!!

5 Mar 2012 12:50

The White Hart, Enfield

Still closed with a For Sale notice as at last Saturday.

5 Mar 2012 08:28

The Goat, Ponders End

Very comfy little boozer with TV's showing the Liverpool v Arsenal game last Saturday when I paid a visit. Good service.
There are 3 hand pulls for Greene King ales IPA, Abbott and St Edmunds.
I tried a pint of the latter and very nice it was too for 2.60.

5 Mar 2012 08:26

The Picture Palace, Ponders End

I was here last Saturday lunch so unaware of what happens at night.
Very nice JDW 12 hand pumps with guest ales @ 2.30

5 Mar 2012 08:20

Queen of the Iceni, Norwich

I was here last Saturday but unlike kgilson it was not quiet.
Just after 11.00 am and its match day @ Carrow Road and already the replica shirts are gathering. O and there are goons on the door too.
Only 5 hand pumps here, lowest I've known for a JDW pub.
3 were for Woodfords Werry and 2 for some other less known ale which I can't remember the name of. I had a pint of Wherry @ 2.40 and it was quite nice but spoilt a bit by being served in plastic.

24 Feb 2012 07:41

The Railway Tavern, Thetford

Recently instaled hand pump so just the one real ale on in here.
One is better than NONE (Green Dragon please note!!!!)
Woodfords Werry was the beer in question and very nice it was too for 3.10 a pint.

21 Feb 2012 08:27

The Kings Head, Thetford

Spit and sawdust type boozer.
Only pub I found last Saturday showing the Chelsea v Brum game.
3 had pulls but run of the mill beers.
GK IPA (3.05pint) Old Speckeled Hen & Courage Directors.

21 Feb 2012 08:24

The Black Horse, Thetford

Yes best pub I visited last Saturday lunch time with good number in attendance.
Good service two. There are 4 hand pulls.
They had this new low alcohold beer Tolly English Ale which I tried and found it to be quite nice for 2.80 a pint.
Stayed and tried a pint of the Woodfords Werry @ 2.85 and very nice that was too.
The other beers on sale were GK IPA and Sharps Tribute.

21 Feb 2012 08:20

The Red Lion, Thetford

Still closed and boarded up. No for Sale or To Let Notice.

21 Feb 2012 08:13

The Green Dragon, Thetford

Walked in no real ale so walked out again.

21 Feb 2012 08:12

Albion, Thetford

Cosy little Greene King pub.
4 hand pumps but two unused.
IPA has its own special pump and costs 2.79 a pint.
I tried the Abbott @ 3.25 and very well kept it was too.

21 Feb 2012 08:10

The Red Lion, Eaton

This place was very busy last Saturday lunch time when I visited.
More of a restaurant than a pub with all tables taken by diners and others waiting. Foood is not cheap either.
The bar is a fair size so managed to pirtch on one of the half dozen bar stools.
4 hand pumps with Fullers London Pride, Adnams Lighthouse & Broadside.
I went for a pint of the Woodfords Werry which was a bit ordinary and cost 3.40

30 Jan 2012 08:00

The Cellar House, Eaton

Bit posh in here but not bad, Lots of wood. TV showing Liverpool v Man U
6 hand pumps but only 5 beers Fullers London Pride, Adnams Southwold Bitter & Broadside & Woodfords Werry & Sundew. I had a pint of the later which was
a bit ordinary and cost 3.40 .

30 Jan 2012 07:53

The Mere Inn, Alsager

Yes this is a very nice little boozer which I visited last Saturday lunch time
Bright and nice and warm inside with four hand pumps seving two Joules ales.
2 for the Pale Ale and 2 for the Slumbering Monk.
I tried them both and very nice they were two both selling for 2.50 a pint.
Came back later and saw the first half of the Liverpool v Stoke game on. They have a number of screens scatered aroubnd the place. Very good service too.

16 Jan 2012 08:37

Old Mill, Alsager

The pub sign is on the main Crew road but the pub its self is 200 yards or so down a lane.
This could be a cracking pub if someone put a bit more effort in to it.
Three hand pulls with one unused. The others were Hoggoblin and Jennings Cumberland ale which I tried and found it to be a bit bland @2.85 a pint.

16 Jan 2012 08:31

The Lodge Inn, Alsager

I was here @ 1.25pm last Saturday and this place was closed.

16 Jan 2012 08:24

The Alsager arms, Alsager

In here last Saturday for a quick pint before catching a train.
Have two hand pumps so I tried the Deuchars which came out like a pint of milk. A few minutes later it still hadn't settled so asked for it to be changed to the other one which was Tetleys Cask which was almost the same. Very poor more like a smothflow than a cask ale should be.
if I had had the time I would have gone back to the Yeoman up the road.

16 Jan 2012 08:21

The Rose and Crown, Stafford

Agree with pocketcup nice set up wooden floors and a nice fire going on what was a very chilly day last Saturday.
Two sides with the small bar in the middle with 3 hand pumps on each side.
All thee beer are from the Joules Brewery who must own or lease the pub.
I tried the Pale Ale first (2.70 a pint) missed the Blonde but then tried the very nice Slumbering Monk @2.80 and would have had another but didn't have the time.
Bar staff both male and female were smart and friendly.
Highly recomended for a visit

10 Jan 2012 07:15

Picture House, Stafford

One of the best ever JDW I have ever been in.
10 hand pumps 9 for ale and one for cider
2 x Ruddles 1.29 (in sale usualy 1.70) ALL oher beers are sold @ 2.15 a pint
2 x Abbott 2 x Marstons Pedigree 3 for the guests.

9 Jan 2012 08:30

The Sun, Stafford

In here last Saturday and can only add my praise for this super boozer
10 hand pulls with 6 for Titanic and 4 for guests.
I tried the Titanic Iceberg @ 2.70 a pint wich was very nice.
No time to stay for anymore.
A must visit pub if in the area

9 Jan 2012 08:25

The Hassocks Hotel, Hassocks

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3 Jan 2012 08:48

The Hassocks Hotel, Hassocks

SORRY PLEASE DISREGARD THE LAST POST AS I HAVE POSTED AGAINST THE WRONG PUB IN ERROR - S/BE THE WHITE HORSE IN HUSTPEIRPOINT

3 Jan 2012 08:45

The Hassocks Hotel, Hassocks

Sorry Old Skool but this place seemed more like a Restarant than a pub to me when i visited last bank holl Monday (yesterday)
All table were taken by people eating.
Anyway I had a pint of Harveys Best for 3.10 which was OK.

3 Jan 2012 08:41

The White Horse Inn, Hurstpierpoint

Excellent little boozer which I found open @11.30am on yesterday (Bank Hol)
At first it is just me but not much later six or seven others arrive.
Friendly barman (may be the Landlord?) who had a chat.
As stated below 2 hand pumps with Batemand Rosry Nosey the guest today.
I tried the Harveys Best which was so nice I stayed for another (@3.10 pint)

3 Jan 2012 08:36

Spinney Hill, Northampton

Here last Saturday Lunch Time and well recomended for a visit
Large pub with two sides the first as you enter is comfy with large screens showing the footy the other set up for people wishing to eat.
4 Hand pulls with 2 on each side serving Wadworths 6X and Adnams Old Ale.
I tried a pint of the later which was very well kept and sold for 3.17

3 Jan 2012 08:27

The Queen Victoria, Rottingdean

Not much more to add to the last post.
Why six hand pulls but only two beers on?
Harveys Best and Old Ale which I tried and found quite nice @ 3.00 a pint

29 Dec 2011 13:21

The Plough Inn, Rottingdean

In here last Saturday and a locals pub a bit over the top.
3 hand pulls with two for Harveys Best wich was quite odinary @ 3.40 a pint
The other beer being Harveys Old Ale.

29 Dec 2011 13:17

The Black Horse, Rottingdean

In here last Saturday and a bit quiet. Two bars with 4 hand pulls in each
Run of the mill GK IPA Abbott and Ruddels Counts but also Dark Star Hophead which was very nice and cost 3.30 a pint

29 Dec 2011 13:08

White Horse Hotel, Rottingdean

In here last Saturday and a bit posh like most Hotel bars but lacking in atmosphere.
3 hand pulls for GK IPA & Old Speckeled Hen (3.10pp) and a house beer.

29 Dec 2011 13:04

Wheatsheaf, Flitwick

Still closed with large "For Sale" notice attached

20 Dec 2011 13:17

The Queens Head, Ampthill

In here last Saturday and things have improved since the last post.
Now in the GBG I think.
Wells & Youngs ales only on sale

20 Dec 2011 09:02

The Albion, Ampthill

In here last Saturday and what a gem of a place.
A lot bigger than it looks from the outside.
Has 12 hand pumps with a chalked up list on the wall
Had a pint of Elgoods Snickelmas @ 3.10
Would have stayed for another but for the invasion of kids with parents.
Some kind of after football game meet up (should have taken the little bliters home!!)

20 Dec 2011 08:58

The Golden Lion, Bourne

In here Saturday before last and a very cosy little pub.
2 hand pumps both for Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter @ 1.72 a pint.

20 Dec 2011 08:48

Smiths of Bourne, Bourne

In here last Saturday and quite busy.
Walked passed it at first as looks more like a Resturant than a pub from the outside with diners sat in the window.
Good and vaired selection of ales from six hand pumps
I had a very nice pint of Ruperts War Dog for 2.95
O and why is there a silly photo on here.
Over the road is a bar called Firkin Ale where I got a passable pint of Batemans XB for just 1.50 so try that also if here

16 Dec 2011 08:25

The Drunken Duck, Walsall Wood

In here last Saturday lunch time with 4 other punters 2 watching the Newcastle v Chelsea game on TV
Also had a big roll down screen but no one was watching the game on that one.
Three hand pulls but one off Looked like a Wye Valley beer,
The others were Wells Bombedere and Banks Mild which I tried for 2.50 a pint

7 Dec 2011 13:04

Boatmans Rest, Walsall Wood

In here last Saturday lunch time and very disapointed
Just two real ales on both from Greene King
I was in Norfolk last week so its expected but they are everywhere now.
IPA as usual and Old Golden Hen which was OK @ 2.85 a pint.
Over to the Drunken Duck then...........

7 Dec 2011 08:59

Royal Exchange, Walsall Wood

In here last Saturday lunch time
Only two other punters and no real ale.
A bit dark, I wasn't sure it was open at first.

7 Dec 2011 08:56

The White Hart, Swaffham

Here on Saturday lunch time and this place was closed with a big "To Let" sign
hanging outside.

28 Nov 2011 12:55

The Red Lion, Swaffham

Very smart and cosy in here but a bit OTT with the xmas lights.
Six hand pulls but sadly only two in use.
GK IPA (as ever!!) and Old Golden Hen which was quite nice @ 3.20 a pint.

28 Nov 2011 12:53

The Greyhounds, Swaffham

I was a bit disapointed with this place which I visited last Saturday lunch time.
Not very warm in here, even the barmaid was wearing a scarf.
Only 2 handpumps with GK IPA only on @ 2.80 a pint.

28 Nov 2011 12:50

The Drabbet Smock, Haverhill

In here early Saturday evening so a bit quiet
Above average JDW pub with some guest ales going for 1.99.

23 Nov 2011 08:05

The Rose and Crown Hotel, Haverhill

In here last Saturday lunch time and not bad
2 hand pumps with guess what GK IPA
But the other one had Wolf Brewery Straw Dog which was very nice @ 3.00 pint.

23 Nov 2011 08:00

The Woolpack, Haverhill

In here last Saturday lunch time
In the last post in Aug 2009 quote "good variety of ales"
Now in Nov 2011 just one hand pump and that was unused.

23 Nov 2011 07:56

The Queens Head, Haverhill

As in the post by Valtojos two years ago this is a very good real ale pub.
3 pumps serving Hoppy Poppy & Hampshire Rose
I went for a pint of the other one Wetergate Suffolk County and very nice it was too @ 2.80 a pint

22 Nov 2011 12:46

The Bull, Haverhill

As with the Bell no real ale here just one hand pump unused

22 Nov 2011 12:41

The Bell, Haverhill

Walked in, no real ale so walked out again.

22 Nov 2011 12:38

The Royal Exchange, Haverhill

OK this is a nice pub but 8.5 is far to high a score for it.
It was a bit busyer than the White Hart but still only Greene King Ales on sale
5 pumps but one not in use others had two for Abbott and two for IPA which sold @ 2.29 a pint.

22 Nov 2011 12:37

The White Hart, Haverhill

I was here last Saturday lunch time so it was a bit quiet.
Few guys watching the Norwich v Aresenal game.
Not too bad a place clean and tidy but I don't know what evening brings?
Only one hand pull serving Greene King IPA @ 1.99 a pint.

22 Nov 2011 12:34

Wheatsheaf, Peterborough

In here last Saturday lunch on way to Northern Star FC
Big open layout but lack of customers over 50 years of age
They must all get the bus and go to the College Arms for Ruddles @ 1.70
In here there are 4 hand pulls but only two in use I for Tetleys Cask (Ugg!!)
I had a couple of pints of the other one Old Speckled Hen @ 2.95
Lots on TV's in here showing Golf and the GP quolifying.

14 Nov 2011 13:02

The Jolly Farmer, Hounslow

This place has reopened as a steak house called "The Grill"

10 Nov 2011 08:15

The Queens Head, Kidsgrove

Bit rough and ready in here but the Landlady was friendly enough.
There are three hand pumps but one was out of use.
Others had a York Brewery ale and Bass on the other which I tried and very nice it was too @2.75 a pint.

7 Nov 2011 12:46

Canal Tavern, Stoke on Trent

A bit naff but deserves a score higher than 3.7/10
I was here on Saturday lunch and evening as Blue Bell closed.
Only one hand pump which was serving Wells Bombadere @2.66 a pint.

7 Nov 2011 12:42

The Blue Bell Inn, Kidsgrove

Here on Saturday lunch time and just as good as stated byTGW's post.
I was however disapointed with their opening hours.
On a Saturday they are only open from 1.00-4.00 and close then till 7.00.
I was at the footy so had the best part on an hour to spare before my train was due so had to slum it next door in the Canal Tavern.

7 Nov 2011 12:37

The Red Lion, Totton

Sorry Craig but you can't reopen something that dosen't exsist anymore.
No one would know there was a pub once here if the sign wasn't still standing.

31 Oct 2011 08:24

The Grey Horse, Sunbury on Thames

This is a smashing little pub close to Sunbury Cross on the road to Kempton Park
Beware if traveling by road as it is slightly hidden from the main road.
Just take the first lurn left over the railway bridge.
Just one bar with 3 hand pulls London Pride & Sharps Doombar were on along
with Twickenham Original which I had for a bargin 2.50 a pint.
There were about half a dozen other punters in when I visited last Saturday all
watching the Liverpool v Man u game on one of the two large TV's they have.

17 Oct 2011 07:28

The Lord Palmerston (Pickled Newt), Hounslow

The Polish Shop has closed as predicted by raymondo44.
Can't see this place re opening as a pub though.

4 Oct 2011 07:51

The Red Barn, Barnehurst

Good sized pub next to station.
Quit busy last Sat evening just after 5 . Good service
Lots of TV's showing footy results.
Have 3 hand pumps. One with Hobgoblin has the clip turned round.
The others were Sptifire and London Pride.
I went for a pint of the later which was very nice and cost 2.85 a pint.

4 Oct 2011 07:37

One Bell, Crayford

Smart little Pub which was quite busy Sat lunch but only one lady serving.
3 hand pumps Green King IPA, Ringwoods BB, and Harveys BB.
I had a pint of the Harveys which was very nice too @ 3.05 a pint.

3 Oct 2011 12:55

Dukes Head, Crayford

Not much has changed since the last review.
4 hand pumps but only two in use for Youngs Special (3.05) and Courage Best.
I tried the latter which was a bit bland and cost 2.90

3 Oct 2011 12:49

The Crayford Arms, Crayford

Cracking little boozer with very friendly Landlady.
Shepherd Neeme house with 5 hand pumps of which 3 were in use last Sat lunch.
Kents Best, Later Red and Master Brew which was very nicely kept and cost 2.90 a pint.

3 Oct 2011 12:44

The Bear and Ragged Staff, Crayford

Closed for a refurb but reopening on 7/10

3 Oct 2011 12:38

The Edmund Tylney, Leatherhead

Never trust someone who makes one post on this site only to slag the place off like mouser1
I was here last Saturday @ about 1.00pm and found a average Weherspoons Pub
Service was good as was the beer and for only 2.20 a pint you can't grumble.
And no there was no one falling about either.

21 Sep 2011 07:45

Penny Black, Leatherhead

In here last Saturday and a posh Youngs House. Comfy sofas etc
Two screens showing the footy.
I picked up a leaflet advertising their 180th Aniversary Cask Ale Festival.
Only 8 Beers listed and 4 of them are their own!! That's not a Festival.
Beers on offer are Youngs 1831 Anniversary Ale-3.50 Wells Bombardier-3.40
Youngs Special-3.35 & Youngs Bitter-3.20
Guests are Doombar-3.60 Hogsback TEA-3.60 Moles Rucking Mole-3.60
& Bath Ales Hare & Hop-3.50

21 Sep 2011 07:33

The Royal Tavern, Eltham

Modernized interior mostly wood (floord/bar/bar stools) big comfey sofas.
Only one other customer in here last Saturday just after 1.00pm.
Two hand pumps but both clips turned round (GK IPA & Doom Bar).

14 Sep 2011 08:49

The Sussex Arms, Twickenham

Five out of 18 MillHouse ..bet you had to stay in for a week after that!!!!!
There are a few Weatherspoons pubs that do 18 or close to like the George in
Croydon and the Wibbas Down Inn in Wimbledon so if the demand is there??
Good luck to them!!!!!!!!!!!

31 Aug 2011 12:52

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

Well guess what... sbyers666 one and only post to slag this place off.
Says it all realy

31 Aug 2011 12:44

The Harrow Inn, Warlingham

In here last Saturday and very smart.
Another place that looks as though it for the food rather than the beer.
They have 3 hand pulls 2 were in use as one had the clip turned round (Doombar) on sale were Fullers London Pride and Adnams Ghost Ship
I tried the Adnams and very nice it was too and cost 3.00 a pint..

15 Aug 2011 07:29

The Horseshoe, Warlingham

In here last Saturday just after 1.00 and a bit quiet.
More of a Food place but pricey. Jacket Spud with Tuna & Mayo 6.50!!!!
Some old dear was eating something that turned out to be Bubble & Squeak with a fried egg on top and a little side pot with some baked beans in it for 8.50!! I stick to the beer.
They have 3 hand pulls but only two were in use.
Greene King IPA and Sharps Doombar which was 3.30 a pint but well kept.
Now that is 40p more than the dearest pint in the White Lion next door.

15 Aug 2011 07:22

The Hare and Hounds, Warlingham

In here last Saturday and very quiet, only two other customers.
Three unused hand pulls.
Nice and cosy but lacks the White Lion buz.

9 Aug 2011 12:52

The White Lion, Warlingham

Nice little Ember Inns pub with 10 hand pumps serving 5 different real ales.
There are five at the front as you enter with the other five at the rear.
As with most EI pubs the price per pint is marked on the pump/tap so you know what you will have to pay before ordering.
They had GK IPA (2.30) Fullers Summer Ale (2.60) Pride (2.70) Caledonian Nectar (2.80) and Adnams Broadside (2.90)
I tried the FSA and the CN and both were in very good condition.

8 Aug 2011 08:50

The Wheatsheaf, Virginia Water

More of a food place than a drinking den.
I was in here last Saturday lunch time and they were fairly busy but I didn't have to wait long to be served.
4 hand pulls but a disapointing range of Directors (which was off), Prdegree.
I tried the GK IPA @ 3.15 and then London Pride @ 3.45 just OK.

25 Jul 2011 07:37

The Boot Inn, Sutton Coldfield

In here on Sunday Lunch time.
A nice large locals pub but everyone was friendly enough. Good service.
They have three handpulls Old Speckled Hen, Abbott and Black Sheep Bitter
which I tried @ 2.70 a pint which was not bad.
A number of Flat screens scatered about showing the GP.

13 Jul 2011 08:30

The New Inn, Pershore

In here on Saturday Lunch time
No real ale in here just the normal T bar offerings.
Two TV's on one showing Racing and the other Cricket.
O and by the way a very nice barmaid!!!

13 Jul 2011 08:23

The Brandy Cask, Pershore

In here last Saturday lunch time.
6 handpulls, one for cider and two guest ales.
The other three are from their own on the premises brewery.
Whistling Joe, John Baker Original and the one I went for Brandysnapper which
sold for 2.75 a pint. I would liked to have stayed to try the other two but didn't have the time.
Large Garden at the back that runs down to the river.

13 Jul 2011 08:19

The Plough Inn, Pershore

In here last Saturday lunch time.
My heart dropped as I entered as there appeard to be no real ale.
How wrong I was as there are three handpulls situated at the back part of the
bar that are not easley see on entry. (go under the roof beam to find thease)
GK IPA, Sharps Doom Bar and Black Sheep Bitter were on sale.

13 Jul 2011 08:09

The Shakespeare Inn, Birmingham

In here on Saturday morning just after 11.00 so a bit quiet.
Eight handpulls one had cider on the others all real ale @ 2.35 - 3.10 a pint
I tried the localy brewed Purity UBU @ 2.65 and very nice it was too.
A good place for a quick pint if catching a train as some of the other pubs around the station do not open till 12. (ie the Crown & the Victoria)

13 Jul 2011 07:41

The Bridge, Birmingham New Street station

Disagree with the last post.
Do not hang around here,Fosters is 3.50 a pint.
There are loads of pubs within a few minutes walk of the station.
One is even called the Shakespear as well and has SEVEN real ales on sale.
Come out of the station in to New Street and turn left.
You will find in pub in Lower Temple street a minute or two on the left

13 Jul 2011 07:33

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

Note your concern MillHouse but spitting your dummy out ????????

1 Jun 2011 07:28

The George, Croydon

SEVENTEEN HAND PUMPS IN HERE SERVING 15 DIFFERENT BEERS. (Last Sat 28/5)
As this is a JDW pub 4 are for GK Abbot & Ruddles rest all guests.
Most are 2.15 - 2.30 a pint. Front of pub has 11 but at the rear of this long
pub is another bar with 6 on. A must go if ever in Croydon.

31 May 2011 08:03

Famous George Orwell, Hayes

Sorry but forgot to mention in my last post (11/4) the word "Famous" has been
droped so in now just "The George Orwell"

18 May 2011 07:26

The Crown and Sceptre, Feltham

Two years on and this place is still closed.
No sign of it being turned into anything

6 May 2011 08:08

The Warren, Hounslow

Another run down pub that is now closed and boarded.
What now another Tesco???????

6 May 2011 08:05

Famous George Orwell, Hayes

In here last Saturday for the first time in years.
Hard to believe this was once a JDW its so small.
There are five had pulld but only two different ales on
Courage Best @ 2.10 a pint and Wells Bombadere @ 2.30

11 Apr 2011 08:27

The Duke of Wellington, Hounslow

No real ale on here but not a bad pub to go to for footy.
All games are shown even if there is a clash as there was yesterday.
The Fulham game was on at one end of the pub and Brentford's Wembley game
on at the other end.
Apears to have new Management who were very good.

4 Apr 2011 08:59

The Red Cow, Market Harborough

Small for a High Street pub with an even smaller bar but big enough for 5 hand
pumps between the T bars. Greene King so Abbott, IPA, Old Speckled Hen and a
guest beer which was Coach House Dick Terpin one pump unused.
Also selling cheap fiz with Carlsberg @ 1.99 a pint.

15 Feb 2011 08:07

The Cambridgeshire Hunter, Eynesbury

In here last Saturday and very smart boozer.
Shame about the beer choice.
Three pumps with two for Eagle IPA.
The other was Youngs Gold but when I asked for a pint the Landlord said
"Sorry we sold all of that last night"

7 Feb 2011 12:46

The Hare and Hounds, St Neots

Small local but okish with three hand pumps
1 x GK IPA, 1 x London Pride & 1 x Hobgibblin.

7 Feb 2011 12:41

Ye Olde Sun, St Neots

In here last Saturday and very poor.
Three hand pumps but nothing available
Only one had a clip for GK IPA but that was off.
The young man behind the bar did try by pulling off a drop.
He then had a quick smell of it before shaking his head.

7 Feb 2011 12:38

Woolpack, St Neots

In here last Saturday and very disappointed.
Six hand pumps but only two beers available
Eagle IPA on two and Hooky Bitter on one.
One with nothing and another with Directors but clip turned round.
The other one had Everards Tiger with a Coming Soon note attached.

7 Feb 2011 12:33

The Sun, Hounslow

Looks like x8x_jade_x8x has changed her name to Puffin 17

15 Dec 2010 08:10

The Express Tavern, Kew Bridge

Why closed till 6.30pm on a Saturday??????????

14 Dec 2010 12:35

The General Roy, Feltham

Was in here last Friday for Xmas Lunch (had the 3 course for 9.99 and very nice it was too)
Only two real ales on Sale Marstons EPA @ 2.55 and a bargin in Youngs
Special for only 2.25 so I quoffed a couple of pints of that.

9 Dec 2010 12:58

The Rocket , Putney

Visited this place yesterday and found that its only the food that is more expensive than you would normaly find in a JDW pub
Guest ales are mostly 2.30 the same as you pay in the Railway

8 Dec 2010 12:57

The William Morris, Hammersmith

Well said "localboozer" I have suffered too seeing one of my favorite ales only to be told it was off.
Service is also poor here sometimes only one person on.
I was given a pint yesterday that looked like mud but when I complained I was told "its only a bit cloudy!!" I instised I wasn't drinking that as I would be ill next day so they begrugingly gave me a pint of something else.

8 Dec 2010 12:53

Waggon and Horses, Brentford

Now closed and borded up with all signage removed

8 Dec 2010 12:39

The Springhead Tavern, Darlaston

This is not a bad place and better than some in the area.
It is a Black Country Brewery pub and there are 4 hand pumps 3 are for guests
but I went for a pint of the Black Country BFG (which stands for Bradleys Finest Golden) which was a very reasonable 2.15.

18 Nov 2010 13:02

Prince of Wales, Darlaston

This is highly recomended if ever in the area as I was last Saturday.
I think you will find this place in the GBG.
Holdens is the brewery and there are 3 hand pumps 1 for Holdens Black Country Bitter @ 2.10, I for Holdens Goldenglow @ 2.30 and I for a guest which was Pelham Island @ 2.55

18 Nov 2010 12:56

Staffordshire Knot, Darlaston

No Real Ale here as no had pumps. Not a lot else either so left with out a drink
last Saturday

18 Nov 2010 12:48

The Oatsheaf, Fleet

In here last Saturday and it didn't seam like an Ember Inn to me.
I have since checked out the Ember Inn website and that confirmed that this is NOT an Ember Inn.
I had a average pint of Broadsord for 3.25.
Drink and food prices in excess of what you would pay in an Ember Inn

4 Oct 2010 08:29

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

More rubbish this time from someone called "17sleeper".
First post just to slag off this place....
All I can say is come here and see for your self that this is a normal well run JDW pub with value for money ales and food.
There are not punch ups every night so if that what you want you are wasting your time here

23 Sep 2010 07:37

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

I agree with robhealy this IS a well run pub.
lunarega (profile hidden!!!!!) must have some kind of grudge against the place.
note his/her limited number of posts to this site.
I use this place at least 5 times a week and can't remember the last time there was any kind of trouble in here. Do they just wait for me to leave before it all kicks off????????????
If it was that bad the Police would have closed it down by now.
Well done to Gary and the gang for providing excelent service and real ales.
O and by the way there was no barrel on the bar last night.
Any chance you can keep it that way please?

21 Sep 2010 08:14

New Ellistown, Coalville

In here last Saturday on way back from footy.
Two bars but only the one open at this time the smaller one with the pool table in prominence in the centre of the room. The larger one has a stage at the top.
Still only one real ale;- Marstons Pedigree @ 2.80 a pint

7 Sep 2010 12:44

The Elephant and Castle, Newtown

I feel sorry for LUCFEB if they realy did spoil his wedding day.
Bit wary though this is his only post.
I made a few visits over the last Bank Holiday week end while staying at the Bell
Found the service good as were the ales on sale especially Monty's Mojo

2 Sep 2010 12:57

The Bell Hotel, Newtown

Stayed here last Bank Holiday week end and all was fine.
(Breakfast could have been better though)
Clean and tidy rooms. Good selection of real ales at reasonable prices.

2 Sep 2010 12:51

The Wellington, Birmingham

Well said "fluteharmonique8" this place just can't be faulted.
Anyone not happy with their beer just has to say so and I am sure it would be changed
To all at the Welly "keep up the good work and well done"

25 Aug 2010 13:28

The Kings Head, Bradford

Not far to go now and im almost at the Horsfall Stadium.
This is another pub with no pumps so no real ale.
A bit disapointing this place. Carling is 2.80 a pint.
Now to the game and PA score in stoppage time to win 2 -1

25 Aug 2010 13:15

The Top House, Bradford

At last my sixth try (1 closed) and I find a pub selling Real Ale.
6 pumps but only selling Tetleys cask & Black Sheep Bitter.
I plump for the later but as its the first sale of the day its a bit disapointing
dispite the lady behind the bar pulling off plenty before serving me. (2.45pint)
Nice enough pub though. Would have tried another but havn't go the time.

25 Aug 2010 13:09

The Woodman, Bradford

Arrive here to find a Cask Maque sign on the outside but would you beleive it
at just gone 1.30 on a Saturday afternoon and this place is CLOSED.

25 Aug 2010 13:02

The Craven Heifer, Bradford

This is a big very comfortable boozer but with no pumps and no real ale
Fosters is 1.90 a pint.
Now i'm off to the Woodman

25 Aug 2010 12:57

The Admiral Nelson, Bradford

This place has 4 pumps but still no real ale just very cheap fizz!!
Pints of Carlesberg for 1.50, Fosters @ 1.80 & Carling @ 1.95
So now i'm off to the Craven Hefer

25 Aug 2010 12:53

Listers, Bradford

Another Bradford pub that's up "For Sale" 3 hand pumps but nothing on them.
Cosy enough with flat screens for Sport

25 Aug 2010 12:49

The Station Hotel, Bradford

In Bradford last Sat (21/08) for Footy @ PA v Chasetown.
Nice day so decied to walk from town via Manchester/Halifax Roads
This place is up for Sale. Has no Real Ale. Dead (3 customers on a Sat pm)
So now its off to Listers

25 Aug 2010 12:46

White Cross Hotel, Guiseley

By far the best pub in Guiseley as I visited last Saturday (7/8) on way to footy
Very good range of real alses ranging from Tetleys Cask @1.99 to TT Landlord
@ 2.75 which was excellent.

9 Aug 2010 07:54

Birch Tree, Coalville

Nice little pub on Main Road just outside of Coalville 2 Bars
4 hand pumps but only two in use 1 Everards Original 1 Tiger which sold for a
reasonable 2.80 a pint.
Closes in the afternoon even on a Saturday.

26 Jul 2010 07:30

The Kings Head, Hadleigh

Nothing has changed following dalglish's comments.
Still half pub half restaurant.
5 hand pumps on bar but one was unused. 3 Adnams beers BB/B'side/Explorer
and 1 for GK IPA
I had the Broadside at a whoping 3.40

7 Jul 2010 12:58

The Cock, Hadleigh

I was in here last Saturday and still no real ale so left without making a purchase. Big "For Sale" notice hanging outside.

7 Jul 2010 12:51

The Eight Bells Inn, Hadleigh

Best pub in town shame they only have one pump for RA however I had a very nice pint of Nethergate Suffolk County in here last Saturday at a very reasonable 2.80

7 Jul 2010 12:48

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton

What carpet???

7 Jul 2010 12:43

North Star, Staines

A big sign outside says Under new management so poped in.
6 hand pumps Courage Best (x2) Sharps Doombar, Ruddles County,London Pride
and Wells Bombidere which I had and it was very average and cost 3.10 a pint

21 Jun 2010 08:00

The Beehive, Staines

This is a classic back street locals pub but strangers are also made to feel welcome.
Not easy to find so check the map. Close to Stains Station.
I went there last Saturday lunchtime.
There are two bars. 7 hand pumps. 4 in one bar and 3 in the other but only 2 in each bar in use selling Courage Best & Sharps Doombar which was not bad at 2.90 a pint.

21 Jun 2010 07:50

Golden Lion, Romford

Visited here last Saturday. Now I think that if you can get a pint for less than 3
its a bargain but where did they get 2.97 from? Anyway thats what I paid for a
pint of Brains Rev James and it was excellent. 5 pumps in here and the others were London Pride, GK IPA, Wells Bombidere & Thwaites Old Perculier. Cheap fiz also on sale with Fosters @ 2.30 and John Smiths keg @ 2.25 a pint.

1 Jun 2010 07:54

The Spread Eagle, Rayleigh

In here on Saturday only two real ales GK IPA and SN Spitfire. Tried a pint of the Spitfire was a bit bland

24 May 2010 12:38

The Old White Horse, Rayleigh

Didn't bother with this one just a glance through the window and all I could see was a pump with a GK IPA clip on it

24 May 2010 08:56

The Half Moon, Rayleigh

Only four pumps and only two beers GK Abbott & IPA very disapointing

24 May 2010 08:53

The Roebuck, Rayleigh

I was in here last Saturday and a very mixed crowd were enjoying themselves.
I counted five pubs in the high street and not only is this the best but it's also the only one NOT selling GK IPA...hooray. I don't mind the old pint but the choice of other beers is limited.
Not in here as you would expect from a JDW pub.
This place is large clean and bright and cheap also..no need to go anywhere else.

24 May 2010 08:51

Fishery Inn, Boxmoor

I was in here last Saturday and can recomend this place if you need a pint
before/after you catch your train.
The Harvester next to the station has no real ale so just walk across the road for a few yards and you will arrive here.
On entering the bar has 3 pumps 2 for London Pride and 1 for Courage Best (@2.55 a pint) but if you just walk round the corner to the main part of the bar there are another 5 pumps although one was not in use and also another had Pride on as well. The other 3 were made up of Adnams Broadside, Hydes Tightrope and Rudgate Ruby Mild all @ a very reasonable 2.70 a pint.
This is a Ember Inns pub so food is very good value as well. The service was very good with a very polite manager.

17 May 2010 07:11

The Hunters Lodge, Woking

In here last Sat and very busy. An unexpected coach party had decided to drop of for lunch. Anyway the staff were able to handel the situation real fine.
A very pleasent young lady even apologised for keeping me waiting for what was only 3-4 mins. There are 3 hand pumps serving London Pride and Sharps Doom Bar @ 3.05 a pint but I went for the Rev James at a very reasonable 2.85 a pint. The lower bar also has 2 pumps but they are without clips and apeared to be unused.

11 May 2010 08:00

Plough, Farnham

Sorry "work hard" but I was in here last Monday (Bank Hol) and I had a pint of
Kents Best and it was horrible..soapy tasting and flat.
Very dispointed for a GBG pub.

6 May 2010 08:02

The Jolly Sailor, Farnham

I was in here last Bank Holiday Monday and found it to be a very pleasent little pub. 3 hand pumpt selling GK Abbott & IPA (not bad @ 2.25 a pint)
The guest ale was H&H Old Trip.
With regard to the last review...got asked to leave as only drinking coke???
Sorry don't beleive you must have been more to it then that???

6 May 2010 07:56

The Vat and Fiddle, Nottingham

If you have a little time before you get your train then this is the only place to be.
Castle Rock beers at reasonable prices. A few guests too.

26 Apr 2010 08:49

The Lord Palmerston (Pickled Newt), Hounslow

A notice in the window yesterday said "Polish Food Shop opening soon"

21 Apr 2010 07:39

The Jolly Farmer, Hounslow

Now showing two "To Let" signs

20 Apr 2010 07:42

The Quayside Inn, Falmouth

In here on Easter Sunday and six months on from the visit of "gillhalfpint" and not a lot more to add. 7 pumps 5 in use 3 for Skinners 1 for Sharps Doombar
and I guest which was Top Totty from Stafford. Meals still 10 for two. Looks OK but not so good if you are on your own as you could pay up to 9.70 for one.
Have Fosters @ 2.35 & John Smiths (keg) @ 2.22 a pint

16 Apr 2010 07:23

The Packet Station, Falmouth

With the Seven Stars closed (@4.00) in the afternoon I poped in here.
Not bad and Skinners do realy tasty ales

15 Apr 2010 08:42

The Seven Stars, Falmouth

Down here on the Thursday before Easter and I was dispointed to note that this place was closed in the Afternoon...............why everwhere else was open??

15 Apr 2010 08:38

Fox & Hounds, Tadley

I was in here last Saturday lunchtime (20/3) and found a reasonably decent pub. (Bus driver told me the Falcon is still closed so no choice realy)
There were three pumps serving real ale:- Theakstones Best, Youngs Special
and Ringwoods 49er (one of my favorites)
Food is reasonly priced and looked ok although I didn't try any myself.
Two big screens showing the footie (Scum v Wolves)

22 Mar 2010 13:04

Three John Scotts, Hull

Yes I was in here last Friday (5/03) and was impressed.
10 hand pumps:- 1 for Abbott, 1 for Ruddles, 2 for Cider & 6 Guest Ales.
Nice clean and bright..very good for a JDW house

12 Mar 2010 12:47

The Sun, Hounslow

Best Pub in The WHOLE LB of HOUNSLOW????...quote from Jim Royal "My Arse"

12 Mar 2010 12:43

The Jolly Farmer, Hounslow

This pub has been closed now since before Christmas....no For Sale/To let signs
Any one know any more???????

11 Mar 2010 07:39

The William Wilberforce, Hull

Agree with South Yorkshireman..this pub only has four hand pumps:- I for Abbott for Ruddles 1 for a Cider and I for a guest ale. When I visited last Sunday it was Exmore Gold but it was selling for a very reasoable 1.45 a pint
thats 4p a pint cheaper than Ruddles. Real Ale fast go round the corner to the
Three John Scotts......they have SIX guests @ 1.90 a pint

10 Mar 2010 08:29

The Magpie and Crown, Brentford

Went passed here on the bus on Saturday and there is a chalk board outside saying "under new management" there is also a great big "To Let" sign affixed
to the front of the building

17 Feb 2010 12:54

The Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield

Just seen on the BBC News web site that this pub has been named "Camra Pub of the Year 2009" the second year in a row that they have won this award

17 Feb 2010 12:49

The Lord Palmerston (Pickled Newt), Hounslow

This pub is now closed with a For Sale board showing "Price Reduced" fixed
to the outside.

16 Oct 2009 07:21

The Crown and Sceptre, Feltham

SOLD board now showing outside
Does anyone know who too or if this means it will be re opening soon?

18 Aug 2009 12:37

The Sorting Room, Twickenham

This pub is not closed as shown on the hedder to this page.

10 Aug 2009 08:20

The Shire Horse, Hounslow

This pub is now closed and borded up although to date no sign of any To Let or For Sale boards.
No great loss but then thats just my oppinion

29 Jun 2009 08:10

The Honeycombe (Hungry Horse), Hounslow

Drinks served in plastic all day....trouble place or not?????

1 May 2009 08:22

The Earl Haig, Hounslow

Not too bad realy for a pint or two
Would be a lot better if the gobby Kiwi barman was to keep his big trap shut for once.

5 Feb 2009 07:46

The Lord Palmerston (Pickled Newt), Hounslow

Sorry Old Oak but this pub WAS known as The Pickeld Newt...in fact the full title was The Pickeld Newt at the Parmerston

28 Jan 2009 08:25

The Bulstrode, Hounslow

A reliable source tells me the extra charges at week-ends no longer apply

15 Dec 2008 12:43

The New Drum, Shirebrook

This place is closed and boarded up with for sale notices showing

10 Nov 2008 12:48

The Three Horseshoes, Feltham

Very quiet in here last Monday evening but there again Fosters is a whopping
3.10 a pint....see Mansion..same pint for 2.20
Won't go here again.

15 Oct 2008 08:02

The Mansion, Feltham

Popped in here last Monday evening...a bit quiet but nice and clean.
Looks like they operate a two teir price list one for Monday-Thursday
and one for Friday to Sunday..ie M-T Fosters is 2.20 a pint but goes up to 2.85
on F-S............not bad value that

15 Oct 2008 07:55

The Moon on the Square, Feltham

One of the best JDW's around.
Very good service (if you can get passed the ignorent wan**rs who stand by the bar as if they owned the place)
Good for Real Ale fans too.

15 Oct 2008 07:50

The Rose and Crown, Feltham

This Pub has now reopened and changed its name so see the MANSION

15 Oct 2008 07:42

The Horse and Groom, Alresford

Well I was here on Saturday Lunchtime & it was fine by me. This is the type of pub that I go in and I say to myself if I lived round here this would be my local and not just because of the pretty barmaid

29 Sep 2008 08:37

The Running Horse Inn, New Alresford

Got in here last Saturday Lunchtime and no sign of any Gay's just a few Rugger Buggers who were talking about it...Rugger I mean
Nice lady behind the bar made sure she pulled some off before serving me a nice pint of IPA

29 Sep 2008 08:23

The Globe on the Lake, Alresford

This is more of a Restarant than a pub and the dearest pint in the village

29 Sep 2008 08:20

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Drayton

Its a Sunday evening on a Bank Holiday week end and this place is CLOSED.
Down the road in The excellent Red Lion they said it is because the Landlord wants a night off!!
Well you are in the wrong business then mate

28 Aug 2008 07:49

The Albion, Gorleston

I visited this little gem of a pub last Saturday earlt afternoon and had a realy nice pint of Deuchars for a very reasonable 2.40 in fact it was so nice I stayed and had another...Staff were nice and Friendly
and Sky was on showing the Cricket (but we won't go there)...recomended

25 Jul 2008 07:28

The Wishing Well, Hounslow

Was closed due to fire in the Celler but was NEVER up to Let..Now reopened after a refurb...has been well done out..nice carpet and also now with a couple of flat screens..same grotty toilets though..(well the Gents is anyway)..so is this a new start for the old Friend in Hand..dont think so as it would appear that Harryoke bloke and his sad hangers on (groupies??) will also be back...O and of course someone has to pay for this...Yes you so a bit pricey (Fosters 2.90 a pint) Weatherspoons so only a few yards away (2.29)

17 Jul 2008 07:19

The Bulstrode, Hounslow

Wait for it..credit crunch..fuel..food..etc so we go to the pub to relax after a hard weeks graft and what do we get....RIPPED OFF thats what!!!!!!!!!!!
This place has decided that on Fri/Sat evenings to put up their prices by over 20%
A pint of Fosters is up from a resonable 2.60 a pint to a massive 3.20 a whopping 60p.....GIVE IT A MISS
Go to Yatess down the road where at the same time (Fri/Sat after 5.00) you can get a pint of Heininken for 1.99!!!!!!!

25 Jun 2008 07:55

Elms, Leigh On Sea

Poped in last Saturday Morning (17/5) for my first visit to this JDW pub. Had to wait about 10 minutes to get served as only two staff on doing everything from taking orders serving drinks and waiting on tables. Don't get me wrong this could be a great place
but this is time for Tim Martin to spend some of the 4M (as per latest JDW News) and get some staff in here. Looks like its always been like this as a review going back to Aug 2006 suggested more staff

20 May 2008 07:45

Billie Jeans, Epping

Appears now to be a Toffs Bar....change of name to....Bar One9Five Epping..gave it a miss and went in THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON next door

14 May 2008 07:43

Waterend Barn, St Albans

Slow service to say the least. First JDW pub I have been in that has seperate tills for Hot Drinks and
Alcohol...When I went all the staff were in one corner making tea & coffee. Bit too dark in there too

15 Apr 2008 13:15

The Two Doves, Bromley

A MUST if you are in the area. Was quite busy when I called in last Saturday. The Lady who served me apologised for keeping me waiting!!! Nice pint of Tribute if you are not a Young's fan.

8 Apr 2008 12:50

The Bird In Hand, Bromley

Nice pub but 3.00 a pint for Courage Best is a bit steep. No guest available when I called last Saturday.

8 Apr 2008 12:44

The White Horse, Diss

Found this Gem of A Pub on a Saturday Lunchtime on my way to the Football Club...Adnams Bitter & Broadside both available and fresh..friendly Landlord...so impressed that I poped back in after the match on my way back to the Station.

6 Mar 2008 13:08

Two Brewers, Diss

At least Roger B found one pump working I wasn't so lucky...they didn't seem to care either

6 Mar 2008 13:01

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