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The Dove, Bury St Edmunds

This pub is a case-study in how to run a cracking ale house: no music, no food, no Sky, no quiz nights, no karaoke, no disco. Just eight-or-so carefully curated local ales well kept by a clued-up landlord. The only downside I know of is the carpets, which used to smell of sick, but apparently they've been cleaned now...!

13 Apr 2013 18:21

The Labour Club (Red Shed), Wakefield

A complete one-off. Hipsters would be salivating over the 'authenticity' this place exudes. Basically full of middle-aged bearded socialist CAMRA members, and all the better for it. 4-5 real ales. A real non-frills joint (it really is a shed.) Fri or Sat open mic nights are the best times to go; also does a Tues £1 a pint promo!

13 Apr 2013 18:14

Harrys Bar, Wakefield

Small but perfectly formed. Always a well-kept and interesting mix of ales available. Their Tuesday £1 a pint offer is almost too good to be true. Last time I went in the barrel on promo was an outstanding 4.3% pale ale

13 Apr 2013 18:09

The Little Bull, Middlestown

My current local (as in one minute from the house.) And thank God it's a very good pub. Always something going on, it's well supported by locals. Food is decent, three pale ales always on tap, and Bob's excellent White Lion is a permanent fixture. Also does Addlestones on draught. The jukebox has a few gems on it too!

13 Apr 2013 18:05

Boons, Horbury

Very good pub. Attracts all manner of punter from old couples to young lads. Interesting sports memorabilia on the walls. Usually around half a dozen ales on tap - all very well kept. Plenty of efficient staff. Seem to favour bitters and porters though (I prefer golden and pale ales.)

13 Apr 2013 18:01

Lamb and Lion, York

Good to see this pub has now reopened under the stewardship of Jack Merry (Ackhorne and Tap and Spile fame.) Not sure if he's still selling his curried eggs though

22 Oct 2010 09:35

King Alfred Inn, Bridgwater

Visited on a hot midday in May after sitting on top of Burrow Mump and taking in the view. Friendly staff and nice decor inside - lots of stripped wood (looked like this was an ongoing project). Interesting food menu; good mix of ales. Highlight was a pint of straw-pressed local cider on the beer terrace, overlooking the church next door. Great pub in an idyllic location. Would've liked to stay all afternoon.

13 May 2010 17:14

The Mitre, Glastonbury

Was busy with a mix of old, young, families etc when I visited - most of them eating (food looked good but didn't try any myself.) Couple of ciders and Butcombe Bitter on tap. Sat in a weird little room out back that resembled the lobby of a funeral parlour (in a good way.) Big skittle hall was being used for horse betting; nice enough beer garden. Decent atmos overall - would go back.

13 May 2010 17:08

The Tap and Spile, York

This is my local and one of the best pubs in York - even when dogs are on the premises (the canine variety.) Good range of well-kept ales - the Rooster's Yankee in renowned.

3 Apr 2010 13:05

The Maltings, York

Ever-reliable real-ale boozer. Four or five ciders on when I visited recently also .

3 Apr 2010 13:02

Pivo Cafe Bar, York

serves draught Sierra Nevada - nuff sed

3 Apr 2010 12:59

The Old White Swan, York

Regular fixture on my nights out - v good range of ales. Recent visit included Roaring Meg and the mighty 5.9% Jaipur IPA on draught. Decent food too.

3 Apr 2010 12:58

The Judges Lodgings, York

Improved since the new bar manager arrived last year. Good range of ales plus exclusives from Great Heck. Dubious pint of Old Rosie though...

3 Apr 2010 11:41

KoKo International Bar, York

Good continental bar - Paulaner, Roosters and various pilsners on tap. Recommend the champagne cocktails / rive gauches tho!

3 Apr 2010 11:38

Lamb and Lion, York

Now closed. Used to be a great pub with ace beer garden. Thanks RBS

3 Apr 2010 11:36

The Hansom Cab, York

Dead cheap Sam Smiths pub - always full no matter what the time - which says a lot about the clientele. Only wealthy / unemployed / alcoholics are in a position to drink thru weekday afternoons

3 Apr 2010 11:35

The Golden Ball, York

Great local boozer with part-covered beer garden. Decent ales - Ruddles, Pedigree, Landlord / Deuchars.

3 Apr 2010 11:31

The Evil Eye Lounge, York

Hate this joint. Decent cocktails sure, but what's the point if you can't get served? Have avoided like the plague for probably two years now.

3 Apr 2010 11:29

The Reindeer Inn, Wakefield

Great beer fest on when I visited over Easter; something like ten ales from local microbreweries and two ciders available. Highlights were the BroadOak Perry and Chateau Ossett Chardonnayle. Only meant to be a flying visit but stayed for a five-hour session.

3 Apr 2010 11:26

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