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The Hobgoblin, Staines

Popped into Hobgoblin last night , and they had Binghams Brit Hop Pale Ale, St.Austells Tribute, Wychwood Hobgoblin and Timothy Taylor Landlord on handpump, and barman was knowledgable about beer. There was some loud rock music from the jukebox, and decoration in gents also, err, interesting. Lots of standing room and a pool table, so I'd guess pretty lively on a Saturday night.

25 Jun 2013 17:25

The Black Dog, Ashford Common

The poster of the last comment should be wel pleased then, as pub has shut permanently and being redeveloped as a Tesco Express. There used to be 4 pubs on this road and now there are none.

7 Jun 2013 09:36

The Beehive, Englefield Green

Very much a community local, with various events including quiz nights and darts, and great food on offer all day. Several Fullers beers on offer including London Pride, Gales HSB and I had a very nice pint of Bengal Lancer.

22 Mar 2013 09:57

The Four Horseshoes, Camberley

Popped in with a few mates prior to a curry at the 'New Diwan ee Khas' which is a 10 minute walk away in London Road. Staff friendly and efficient, and met the resident chocolate lab 'Marley'. Community pub with locals playing pool in one bar to side, and had an excellent pint of Deuchars IPA.

22 Mar 2013 09:38

The George, Chertsey

Pub has re-opened following a few months closure, and is under new management. A historic pub first mentined in 1631, with a cosy fire and comfy seating. Timothy Taylor Landlord real ale available in good condition.

27 Dec 2012 14:04

The Crown, Egham

Popped in during recent mini-beer festival, there was a nice atmosphere, and place much busier than other locals, so landlord doing something right. Beers on offer included Adnams Gunhill, Rebellion Red, Norton Double Stout and Green King XX Mild. Many people were eating the well priced car food (though not tried myself) but still a proper pub.

31 Oct 2012 16:52

The Eagle, Eastbourne

Popped in a couple of times whilst visiting Eastbourne. Beers in good condition including Dark Star American Pale Ale. Also handy for nearby station.

17 Sep 2012 22:18

The Buccaneer, Eastbourne

Agree a fantastic pub selling great beer. Mixture of locals, and visitors to nearby Winter Gardens and Theatre. Food available during day, and 5 real ales on offer when I visited including Buccaneer, Rev.James, and Harveys Sussex. Landlord knew his stuff and was happy to discuss beers and allow a sample before buying.

17 Sep 2012 22:13

Dewdrop Inn, Eastbourne

Lovely pub with welcoming knowledgeable staff. Several locals having a variety of drinks, but I went for the Dark Star Hophead which was in excellent condition.

17 Sep 2012 22:04

The Happy Man, Englefield Green

Popped in and had an excellent pint of Hopback Summer Lightning which is an unusual beer in these parts, and was in excellent condition. Usual friendly welcome and mixture of locals. Nearby Royal Holloway being used as Olympic Village for the rowing and sprint kayaking at Dorney so not many students at present, though no doubt will change in October, when there is also a Beer Festival planned. Yet another reason to go back.

24 Aug 2012 13:06

Old Wheatsheaf, Frimley Green

Popped in last night to meet some mates. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff, and appeared to be a number of people eating some delicious looking food. Several real ales on handpump, which included a guest beer Holts MapleGold from Manchester, a seasonal beer I've not seen down here. It was OK, but was £4.10 a pint. I know George Osborne takes much of this in tax, but blooming 'eck!

24 Aug 2012 12:58

The Sun Inn, Englefield Green

Popped in following a dog walk in nearby Windsor Great Park (or the 'Royal Landscape' as the rebranders would have it) and had some lovely pub food (sandwiches, baked potato, burger) as well as a decent pint of Green King London Glory. Other beers were Sharps Doombar and Fullers London Pride. Dogs are allowed though we left ours in car, service was efficient and friendly, and pub looking very smart. Definitely be back.

6 Jun 2012 16:17

The Grey Horse, Sunbury on Thames

Popped in with a couple of Camra mates, and as per last visit, basic decor, but great beer (had Twickenham original and London pride) at a reasonable price for area of £3.10.

4 Jun 2012 18:11

The Phoenix, Sunbury on Thames

Another visit with some Camra mates. All beers in good order and excellent service; I'm told chips weren't bad either. Lots of locals and much busier han most of other pubs we visited, so must be doing something right.

4 Jun 2012 18:09

The Flower Pot Hotel, Sunbury on Thames

Popped in with a couple of Camra mates, and most pumps (including lagers) were off. However Brakspears Bitter was available, and was in goo dcondition. However, could not have a second, as informed pub was shutting .... until August! Sounds like yet another refurbishment / change of management. If this place ever gets steady management might go places, come on Brakspears Pubco, what are you playing at?

4 Jun 2012 18:05

The Admiral Hawke, Sunbury on Thames

Visited today with a couple of Camra mates. Ringwood Best Bitter was in fine form, and no one shouted at us which was a bonus; could be because we were only customers of course. Other beers were Courage Best and London Pride but did not try these. If nearby Phoenix did not have such great (though expensive) beers might use more often. One to try if you're passing.

4 Jun 2012 18:01

The Liberty Bounds, Tower Hill

Popped in on Friday of Diamond Jubilee weekend, and busy but well managed. Pint of Welton's She's a Diamond was excellent, and agree pricier than some Spoons, but a quid cheaper than some local pubs, two quid cheaper than hotels, and you can see the Tower of London for goodness sake; well you could if it wasn't raining... If you're on a room only deal at your hotel also do breakfast which are incredible value.

4 Jun 2012 10:06

Goodman's Field, Whitechapel

Popped in on Saturday night of Diamond Jubilee, having been to excellent Spice Cafe Namaste Indian Restaurant nearby. Bit like having a drink in Tesco's in terms of character, but staff were friendly and efficient, and pint of Leeds Jubilee IPA was good.

4 Jun 2012 09:57

The Gun, Coldharbour

Found pub as a result of downloadable DLR Real Ale Trail, and not easy as well tucked away. Diamond Jubilee weekend so very busy, but staff made us welcome, and steak sandwich off bar menu was £9.50 but very good. Excellent pint of Dark Star Hophead at £3.70, other beers were Sambrooks Junction and Adnams Bitter. Outside Terrace with Portugese Bar B Q would probably be great on a dry day ... If ever out this way again would pop by.

4 Jun 2012 09:52

The Castle Inn, Pegenffordd

Bit isolated on A479 couple of miles outside Talgarth. Dropped in for a beer and an evening meal as recommended by a local. Steaks arrive at the table on hot lava stones, and you cook them yourself to your liking. Sounds gimmicky but works really well. I had a fantastic fillet of venison, friends had rump steak, veggie curry, steak and ale pie, all very good. Pint of Rhymney Brewery Hobby Horse also in tip top condition, well worth a visit if you are in the area.

19 Feb 2012 22:40

The Tower Hotel, Talgarth

Annual visit to Talgarth whilst son kayaks nearby. Refurbishment in progress so did not try food, but beer all excellent and good choice: Rotters Grounds for Divorce (brewed on premises) Newmans Red Stag Bitter and Wickwar Rite Flanker all terrific. Licensee and locals as welcoming as ever. Pool and darts available, and a quiet room for those not interested in music or TV. Plcae always looks closed from the outside, but if in Talgarth pop in.

19 Feb 2012 22:31

The New Inn, Talgarth

Annual visit to Talgarth as son kayaks on nearby rivers with his canoe club. Large sign outside says pub is for sale, and a bit quiet when we went in but we were starving and running out of options. However, Thai staff showed us to smart clean area round corner set out as restaurant. They had run out of ginger (a fairly key ingredient) but somehow we all had a good meal and would go back. Brains SA was a lot better than last visit thank goodness. Staff friendly and helpful.

19 Feb 2012 22:25

The Bell Hotel, Talgarth

Unfortunately pub closed when visited this week. Don't know if this is permanent, but Bed & Breakfast still available run by same lady.

19 Feb 2012 22:16

The Grey Horse, Sunbury on Thames

Confirm everything said in previous post, excellent beer at a great price for this area, and friendly 'locals' pub with darts etc. Will never win any design awards, but there are enough of those sorts of pubs these days.

6 Feb 2012 20:56

The Phoenix, Sunbury on Thames

On every visit I've make to this pub I've received a warm welcome from the locals. There is a full dining area and menu, but I go for the excellent real ales. Timothy Taylors Landlord, Black Sheep Bitter and Twickenham Naked Ladies all served in tip top condition. All £3+ but that is average for this area. The roaring log fire on a freezing winters night was also most welcome. As Arnold Schwarzenegger might say 'I'll be back'.

6 Feb 2012 20:53

The Roebuck, Richmond Hill

Pub seems to cater well to a varied clientele. On my afternoon visit with a few Camra mates, groups of mums, couple, tourists and locals all enjoying themselves drinking, eating, chatting and admiring the view. Attraction for us were the 4 well kept real ales, and definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

31 Dec 2011 11:39

The Watermans Arms, Richmond

Great little pub, which has not been wrecked by Young’s mania for ripping out traditional fixtures and fittings. Warm welcome, excellent beer quality, and the freshly cooked Singapore Noodles will ensure another visit when I’m next in Richmond.

31 Dec 2011 11:33

CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico

What a grumpy bunch of people get on here. I was drinking Dark Star Hophead and American Pale Ale last night which were on tip top form and £3.70 a pint. I agree expensive, but for a pub in central London (no doubt paying top whack business rates and rent) and near Victoria Station, actually about right. And yes it was packed when we left, unlike many of the pubs nearby, so must be doing something right.

3 Dec 2011 11:05

The White Lion, Egham

Have not been to this pub for ages, but gave it a try, as unlike the Crown they still have Sky and happily agreed for my mate and I to watch the London Irish rugby game. Nice to see a busy pub, with a young crowd playing darts and a video jukebox, and had a good pint of Black Sheep Bitter, which as a real ale man was greatly appreciated.

21 Nov 2011 15:58

The Barley Mow, Shepperton

North Surrey Camra Pub of the Year 2011. Great beer, great ambience, great music and a true community local.

7 Jun 2011 22:58

The Enmore Inn, Bridgwater

Spent a very pleasant afternoon here attending a good friend's wedding. Lovely spread, and even better from my point of view Butcombe Bitter, Otter Ale and Sharps Doombar on handpump. Licensee and al the staff who I think were family all did a great job. I've read other comments and I thought interior of pub was clean and welcoming. At a time when tax and other costs are going through the roof and pubs are struggling, this landlord has obviously found a formula for success. Skittles stil payed here on a Friday night.

3 Jun 2011 06:24

The Beehive, Englefield Green

Beehive has changed hands yet again. New manager Eddy seems to be a breath of fresh air. 6 yes 6 handpumps featuring Fullers ESB, Discovery and London Pride, Gales HSB, and Elgoods Cambridge, all in great condition. Also good pub grub menu available throughout day, freshly cooked. This pub deserves to succeed, use it or lose it, give it a try!

22 May 2011 21:10

The Kings Head Inn, Cannington

Popped in late on a Saturday evening to have a pint and listen to some jazz. Very busy and friendly, with lowish beams and a pool table at one end where my son beat me as usual. Landlord was of the grumpy variety, but it had been very hot for time of year, and probably been a long hard day. Pint of Butcombe Bitter was OK, and did not get a chance to try the Otter Bitter which was also available as wife fell asleep. Worth trying if you're into a community pub with live music.

26 Apr 2011 20:59

The Railway Inn, Meare

Popped in having been walking in nearby wheelchair accessible Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve with dogs and friends. Pint of Cotleigh Honey Buzzard beer was tired and past it's best, but it was a hot day. Reception for locals noticeably warmer than for visitors like myself, but hey, some pubs in Somerset are like that.

26 Apr 2011 20:43

The King William, Catcott

Recent visit attending friend's wedding reception. Large rambling dining area at rear which I presume is an extension, still leaving room for locals to imbide in peace in front snug bar. Food was good, and had excellent pints of Palmers Copper Ale and Best Bitter. Seating area out front in sunshine, with parasols that were sailing down the road in the breeze! Well worth a visit.

26 Apr 2011 19:33

The Woodstock Arms, Woodstock

Agree with last contributor and has obviously changed hands since earlier critical reviews. Were welcomed inside with our dog in a cosy area away from main diners so everyone happy. There were also locals just having a drink so not completely foody place, though our meals were all excellent. Staff all friendly and efficient. There are numerous pubs and posh restaurants in Woodstock, due no doubt tourists drawn to adjacent Blenheim Palace, but well worth a visit.

21 Apr 2011 13:02

The Royal Sun, Begbroke

Agree with previous contributor 100%. Popped in having walked to Bladon and Blenheim Palace grounds. Lovely pub, good range of food for all tastes and well priced for the area. Excellent pint of Hooky Bitter, and staff all helpful. Dog welcome in garden which is at front overlooking dual carriageway, but hey, the sun was shining.

21 Apr 2011 12:56

The White Horse, Woolstone

Popped in having walked dog at nearby White Horse and Uffington Castle and worked up a thirst. We sat in lovely garden where dog was welcomed, and had a light lunch of soup and open sandwiches which were different from the norm and delicious. Well kept pint of Arkells 3B rounded it off nicely. Staff were all friendly and helpful, and despite living miles away we will be back soon.

21 Apr 2011 12:51

The Ham and Blackbird, Farnborough

Despite previous comments by others, this place must be doing something right as it was packed. Most people seemed to be ordering food, and along with some mates had to wait ages at the bar to be served. Unfortunately the draught Bass was flat so didn't have a second, even I could have got served.

18 Mar 2011 18:12

The Star Inn, Woking

Popped in a couple of times lately when visiting Woking area. Clean refurbished pub with several areas to sit including at bar. TV's showing sport, though not intrusive. Range of food from 5pm though did not try this time. Excellent pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord and Sharps Doombar on my visits, which at £2.60 were well below normal Woking prices. Has obviously improved vastly since previous comments made, and worth a visit.

10 Mar 2011 10:37

Mayford Arms, Mayford

Visiting area and dropped in for a pint. Large clean refurbished Green King pub, which was busy for a Wednesday, with several areas to sit if you didn't watch to watch Spurs v AC Milan on TV which was not intrusive. Friendly barman and best pint of GK IPA I've had for a long which at £3.10 was a little pricey but average for Woking area I guess. Will drop in again next time I'm passing.

10 Mar 2011 10:32

The Almamata, Egham

Quite a foody pub now, but Harveys Sussex Best was in excellent condition on my recent visit. Always a couple of poetry books and various magazines to read, and extensive menu. Definitely a foody pub, but drinkers as welcome.

7 Mar 2011 23:37

The Hinds Head, Bray-on-Thames

Like every pub in Bray, owned by Heston 'Snail Porridge' Blumenthal, and mainly dedicated to food. Having said that, pub has oodles of old world charm with wood panelling and open fires, and staff are friendly. However, have to say all three real ales were at best average on my visit, all a bit tired. probably don't shift much in a gastropub like this, so maybe stick to two pumps and keep it fresher, or maybe I was just unlucky. If you like spending money and not fussed about real ale. might be worth a visit.

7 Mar 2011 23:30

The Coach and Horses, Llangynidr

This is a characterful pub (watch your head) in a beautiful location by Brecon Canal. River Usk also nearby for kayaking and fishing. Rhymney Hooby Horse and Vale of Glamorgan Gorg Y Vog real ales in tip top condition, and excellent selection of well priced food. However, what really makes this place are the excellent staff, who without exception are not just polite but truly helpful. I was welcomed like a local (my last visit was a year ago) and the locals were welcomed by name. I wish this pub every success in the current difficult economic times.

24 Feb 2011 17:44

The Tower Hotel, Talgarth

Again in town whilst son kayaking locally. Full of locals and a friendly welcome from all. Microbrewery completed since my visit last year, and Rotters Brewery Grounds for Divorce very tasty, as was Brecon County Ale. A great pub.

24 Feb 2011 17:32

The Bell Hotel, Talgarth

Again in Talgarth for son to go kayaking. Place hasn't changed a bit, since my last post, but I heard on the grapevine the landlady may be retiring in October. Check out this slice of recent history before it's too late!

24 Feb 2011 17:24

The Sportsman, Reading

Popped in whilst visiting a friend nearby, mainly because we wanted to eat. Pub grub was a little slow (40mins from ordering) but good value and quality when it arrived. Green King pub (like one opposite, so a bit of a monopoly) the Morlands Original Bitter was in good condition and at £2.40 well cheaper than most pubs round my way, but Abbot Ale was not available. Staff friendly as were group of customers playing cribbage, who pointed out a handy exit for our friend who has difficulty walking.

31 Dec 2010 10:25

The Mulberry Bush, Lambeth

This is a modern pub in a modern development, but well implemented. On my visit on a very cold night, place was warm and busy, with all seats taken. Service at bar was fast, and real ales were usual ones from Youngs and Wells, served in good condition. Toilets downstairs were like a top hotel, rather than grotty ones often found in 'heritage' pubs, and even featured hot water good grief. Worth popping in if you are passing, and only a few minutes from Waterloo Station, Southbank etc.

24 Dec 2010 09:36

The Phoenix, Sunbury on Thames

There are certainly some mixed reviews on here, but am an occasional visitor (live a few miles away) and when I popped in yesterday, as always met with a warm welcome from the regulars, and an open fire that was much appreciated on a cold winters evening. Real ales in great condition were Black Sheep Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, London Pride & Twickenham Naked Ladies. Yes it's not cheap, but it's Lower Sunbury not Leeds, and great to see a pub thriving in very difficult economic times.

22 Dec 2010 10:38

The Jockey, Sunbury on Thames

Popped in to this community local, and found a new licensee and pub nicely refurbished. Real ales in good condition included Hook Norton Hooky Dark and Brakspear Bitter. Worth a visit

22 Dec 2010 09:56

The Grey Horse, Sunbury on Thames

Popped in for a pint on a cold winters evening, and appreciated warm welcome and warm open fire. Free mince pie and decent pint of Twickenham Original very nice. Loos are a bit basic, but looks like refurbishment in progress. Very handy for nearby Kempton Park Race Course, which thanks to it's all weather track was staging racing even whilst 'snow lay all around'. If you like good beer this pub is worth a visit.

22 Dec 2010 09:51

The Flower Pot Hotel, Sunbury on Thames

Popped in on a cold winters evening for a pint. A Christmas party was in full swing, waiting for their mince pies and coffee. Licensee as always most welcoming, and all real ales (Brakspear Bitter, Wychwood Hobgoblin & Ringwood Best Bitter) were in great condition. Pub clean and smart, and range of food available though felt completely comfortable just having a beer. On 216 & 235 bus route between Kingston & Staines see tfl.gov.uk for details. Well worth a visit.

22 Dec 2010 09:44

The Flower Pot Hotel, Sunbury on Thames

Popped in on a cold winters evening for a pint. A Christmas party was in full swing, waiting for their mince pies and coffee. Licensee as always most welcoming, and all real ales (Brakspear Bitter, Wychwood Hobgoblin & Ringwood Best Bitter) were in great condition. Pub clean and smart, and range of food available though felt completely comfortable just having a beer. On 216 & 235 bus route between Kingston & Staines see tfl.gov.uk for details. Well worth a visit.

22 Dec 2010 09:44

The Hole in the Wall, Torquay

Friendly local tucked up a lane just off the harbour. Good selection of real ales in great quality. Well worth finding.

28 Sep 2010 21:33

The Thames Court, Shepperton

Excellent location on the river near Shepperton Lock. Always a couple of real ales on which included Everards Sunchaser and Harveistoun Schehallion on most recent visit. Looks like great selection of food though not tried recently. Well worth a visit.

28 Sep 2010 21:30

The White Hart, New Haw

PS I agree about pub beer prices, which are getting out of hand, but this is mostly due to greedy pubco's and regional breweries using their monopoly or beer tie to force landlords to pay more than market price, which they are forced to pass onto customers. Unfortunately only an independent company the size of Wetherspoons with huge bargaining power, large premises and high turnover can fight this. I fear many more community pubs will continue to close, but I hope not this one.

14 Jun 2010 17:24

The Plough, Byfleet

PS I agree about pub beer prices, which are getting out of hand, but this is mostly due to greedy pubco's and regional breweries using their monopoly or beer tie to force landlords to buy at exhorbitant prices, which they are forced to pass onto customers. Unfortunately only an independent company the size of Wetherspoons with huge bargaining power, large premises and high turnover can fight this. I fear many more pubs will continue to close, but I hope not this one.

14 Jun 2010 17:13

The White Hart, New Haw

To counter Victor Meldrew, popped in midweek with a couple of Camra buddies, and had a great experience. Customers were mostly regulars by the look of it, of all age groups. Good beer range, including Duchars IPA and St.Austell Tribute. Pub has obviously been refurbished, and caters for beer nuts like us, wine drinkers and also those wanting a meal. Great location by the Wey Navigation, and will pay another visit when next over this way.

14 Jun 2010 08:19

The Plough, Byfleet

Popped in one evening with a few Camra buddies, and sampled some great ales e.g. Andwell Ruddy Darter, Green King Back of the Net (World Cup special) Hepworth Dark Horse (Mild) and Cottage King Arthur. All in excellent condition, and a friendly and knowledgeable landlady. However, not just a pub for male real ale nuts, as there was a party of ladies in the corner also having a good time by the look of it. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

14 Jun 2010 08:08

The Swan Inn, Reading

Front steps a little difficult for an elderly member of our party to negotiate, but this is a cosy traditional pub, with an excellent choice of beers; the local Loddon Hoppit and Ferrymans that I tried were in excellent condition. Food was also great with very generous portions, and staff all friendly and efficient. Landlord also an 'Exiles' supporter - as evidenced by 'Mr.Doyle' in the rear yard - what more could you ask? Worth the battle through the roadworks on the nearby A33!

15 Apr 2010 21:22

The Windmill, York

Popped in as close to Premier Inn where staying on a visit to city, and had several screens showing football. Reasonable pint of Black Sheep Best Bitter, and friendly local crowd and staff.

15 Apr 2010 21:02

The Punchbowl, York

Popped in a couple of times on a recent visit to York with family. Typical Wetherspoons decor and value, and as you'd expect not exactly historic in feel, despite proximity to City Walls. Excellent beer quality and selection, free WiFi and friendly staff. Handy for nearby Premier Inn where we stayed, and breakfast is half the price.

15 Apr 2010 20:59

The Yorkshire Terrier Inn, York

Agree with everything said by last couple of reviewers, great beer and worth a visit.

15 Apr 2010 20:51

The Golden Lion, York

Popped in with the family and had an excellent pint of Northumberland Ales Fog on the Tyne from excellent range available. Maybe we caught it on a bad afternoon; no doubt pub usually very busy given it's prominence and location, but tables and surroundings were scruffy with spilt food and uncollected plates and glasses. We therefore did not eat as intended and headed elsewhere - shame really.

15 Apr 2010 20:48

The Three Legged Mare, York

I prefer bright, clean and airy to dim and dingy, and this pub fits that bill. Excellent choice of well kept ales and good selection of food, though I did not try this. Close to York Minster and the Art Gallery, and well worth a visit.

15 Apr 2010 20:41

Founders Arms, Bankside

Popped in whilst walking along river from Waterloo to meet some friends. Bit difficult to spot during temporary path diversion, but worth the effort. London prices, but great location and Youngs London Gold was top notch as was service.

14 Apr 2010 10:12

The Bell Hotel, Talgarth

A quiet local near the centre of this village in the Brecon Beacons. Run by the same licensee for 40 odd years, walking through the door is like entering a timewarp to a 70's local. There is pleasant lounge bar, and seperate public bar where there is a pool table. Food of the traditional 'scampi and chips' variety is cooked to order and generously proportioned. Hancocks HB is available on hand pump and in top condition. Also has rooms and a self catering apartment though I did not try these. Well worth a visit if you are in the area before it changes.

23 Feb 2010 21:39

The New Inn, Talgarth

Whilst staying in Talgarth, popped in to watch the Six Nations Rugby, as the nearby Castle Pub was closed for some reason. A fairly lively Saturday afternoon atmosphere, and made welcome by the staff and locals, Does Thai food, though did not try, and unfortunately Brains SA real ale was in rather poor condition. Worth a try f after sports TV and maybe food, but try Tower Hotel in centre of Talgarth if you want decent real ale..

21 Feb 2010 13:21

The Tower Hotel, Talgarth

Visited several times whilst staying in Talgarth for a week with family, whilst son was canoeing on the nearby River Usk. Friendly welcome and given a quick tour of microbrewery under construction. Show sports on telly in one part of bar where there is also a pool table. At present food only avaiable at weekends though this may change. As a CAMRA member I appreciate good beer, and the Evan Evans Best and Cwrw beers were in tip top condition. Looks a little bleak from the outside, but well worth the walk through the door!

21 Feb 2010 13:13

The Running Horse, Leatherhead

Recently spent an evening in Leatherhead, and best time was in this locals local. Freindly landlord and landlady, and all Shepherd Neame beers on handpump were in great condition. Well worth a visit.

30 Aug 2009 22:15

The Almamata, Egham

This is no longer called The Railway but the ALMA MATA. Stripped wood with smart mirrors and pictures, and very much aimed upmarket for a quiet drink and excellent Asian food including bar snacks. However, still always has at least one real ale on and always in good condition. Very handy for station as previous name would suggest, and worth popping in when your passing.

30 Jul 2009 23:08

Unicorn, Bekesbourne

100yds from Bekesbourne station by the way

30 Jul 2009 22:57

Unicorn, Bekesbourne

Had a lovely lunch here today, nothing fancy but excellently prepared and presented, and good value for the south east. The friendly barmaid welcomed our 2 dogs on the patio, and there was a bowl of water in situ. I had a half each of Gadds 'Seasider' and 'No.5' both of which were in excellent condition, and Harveys Sussex was also on offer. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

30 Jul 2009 22:55

The Swan, Thatcham

Near to Kennet and Avon Canal. Similar to a Harvester with extremely cheap but not cheerful food, our steaks were almost inedible. However, real ale selection was fantastic and staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

20 Apr 2009 17:28

The Swan, Thatcham

Stopped in whilst using nearby Kennet and Avon Canal. Similar to a Harvester with extremely cheap but not cheerful food, our steaks were almost inedible. However, beer selection was fantastic as they were fully supporting cask ale week, and staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

20 Apr 2009 17:25

The Swan, Thatcham

Stopped in whilst using nearby Kennet and Avon Canal. Similar to a Harvester with extremely cheap but not cheerful food, our steaks were almost inedible. However, beer selection was fantastic as they were fully supporting cask ale week, and staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

20 Apr 2009 17:25

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