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Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth

Great pub with a great selection of mainly Wadworth ales. Horizon was excellent. Pool table too. Quiet early doors on a Monday (unsurprisingly) but well worth a visit. Take home offer on Wadworth ales - 4 bottles for £8 or 12 for £22. Would certainly return.

24 Oct 2016 17:23

The Thomas Farley, Thornton Heath

Large pub, really quiet with a number of pool tables. Greene King IPA was the only cask beer. Looked like a husband and wife team running it. Nice interior but was almost empty on match day after the game.

31 Jan 2016 20:21

The Prince George, Thornton Heath

Been in here on match day. Welcomes away fans. Friendly staff and sport on TV. All keg beers. Open fire in the winter. Would return.

31 Jan 2016 20:01

The White Hart, Whitechapel

Popped in for the first time on Saturday after the football. Really liked the place and would go back. Selection of real ales on draught plus all usual keg stuff. Live sports on TV and a festive atmosphere with Xmas decorations, etc. when we were there. Would definitely return!

14 Dec 2015 17:17

The Marquis of Granby, Penkhull

Excellent pub with a great landlord. Beer brilliantly kept. Was in on a match day and although it's a SCFC pub, it didn't seem rowdy or hostile. Bus to the match from the car park and the sweepstake were a great touch. Next time I make it to the Britannia, this place is a must.

8 Nov 2015 20:57

The Quay, Wareham

Came in here for lunch. Good service and around 4 ales on draught, as well as ciders and also 2 scrumpy ciders behind the bar. Food was not bad, but not great either. Friendly staff and a good location.

8 Nov 2015 20:53

The Duke Of Wellington, Wareham

What an excellent pub! I've been to Wareham many times and can't believe I've only just discovered this place. Superb range of ales, good service and what looked like an excellent menu, though we couldn't stay for lunch. I'll be back next time I'm in the area!

8 Nov 2015 20:48

The Swan, Walton on Thames

Came in here for first time today for Sunday lunch. Decent enough food though beef was a bit tough. Came with friends and 4 kids. Would return. Marshmellow on draught was nice. All in all, only been here once but would say it's better than earlier reviews suggest. That said, I can imagine when the weather's good and the garden's full, you could face a nightmarish wait for food.

14 Oct 2012 19:16

The Wheatsheaf, Manchester

Marstons pub. Locals' boozer but not unfriendly. Interesting compared to city centre pubs in London in that you can still get locals' pubs in the city centre (or at least not far) in Manchester. Pedigree was good, I'd return if in the area again.

16 Nov 2011 23:18

Common, Manchester

LAst post is spot on. More 'boho' than traditional pub but an interesting selection of beers and I have to say, great food. Lamb kofte was fresh and delicious. 2 hand pulled ales and Sierra Nevada on draught which I hadn't seen before.

16 Nov 2011 23:15

The Circus Tavern, Manchester

Not great ale selection but definitely worth a visit. Unique pub with a tiny bar and very mucg an endangered species these days. Friendly and located in the city centre.

16 Nov 2011 23:10

The City Arms, Manchester

Best selection of ales in a city centre pub in a recent visit to Manchester. Titanic, Pride of Pendle to name a couple. Definitely worth a visit. Food served Monday to Friday with pies only available at the weekend when we caled in.

16 Nov 2011 23:07

The Burton Arms Hotel, Manchester

Last post pretty accurate. Came in here to watch the football at the weekend. Nothing amazing but a basic locals' pub which was not unfriendly. Couple of hand pulled ales on draught. Not bad if you fancy a pint in an earthy Manchester city centre boozer.

16 Nov 2011 22:57

The Rising Sun, Hampton Hill

Intersting place which also serves food. Traditional pub layout and white, well looked after interior. Only been in a couple of times but seems to have quite a few events on. Family friendly and you could do far worse if you're in the High St and fancy a beer. Abbot on draught.

4 Nov 2011 22:40

The Star, Hampton Hill

Like this place, traditional feel and 2 TVs with live sport. Pride and Courage on draught and the husband and wife team seem friendly enough. Novel shelter outside with wood burner for smokers is an interesting touch.

4 Nov 2011 22:37

The Bell Inn, Hampton

LIke this place. 6 ales on draught and the one Sunday lunch had there was good. Modern feel but still retains character. Alley Cat was good. Worth a visit, the service is also very good.

4 Nov 2011 22:31

The Drayton Arms, Highbury

Called in on a match day. Was busy but ok for away fans, looking very tired but you could do worse if you're paying a visit to The Emirates. Wouldn't rush back but efficientky run when very busy.

27 Oct 2011 22:16

The Three Horseshoes, Shepperton

Been in a few times. Good Tribute but this place could be a lot better. Bit cliquey but perhaps the position of the bar makes it feel that way. Central and lined with regulars. It has the feel of a pub that is a bit neglected but the landlord is nice enough.

3 Aug 2011 22:13

The Bird in the Hand, Leek

Really nice pub. Called in on a Thursday night in June and it was vey quiet but deserves to be busier. Definitely recommended - a good selection of ales on draught.

3 Aug 2011 22:06

Den Engel, Leek

Last visited in June. Impressive and extensive beer menu, probably the largest Belgian beer menu I've seen anywhere. Well worth a visit if you're in Leek.

3 Aug 2011 22:04

The Griffin, Brentford

Visited for the first time after pre season friendly at Griffin Park, definitely worth a visit. Pub was obviously busy but the staff manage to do a great job serving people very quickly under the circumstances. Home fans are very friendly and there's a beer garden out back. Fullers on draught with Fosters, Kronenbourg, Guiness and good selection of bottled ciders and beers. Would return as this place has a really nice feel.

25 Jul 2011 22:14

The Stag, Belsize Park

Visited this place for the first time last Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed it. Yes it's what's commonly called a gastropub but the food was great, prompt too even though they were busy. They had a good selection of ales and lots else. Pint of Otter was great. Many of the clientele are what you'd call 'of a type' along with the staff but all the staff were really polite and professional. If you're sat outside table service is great even if many people who post on this site might not consider it traditional enough. Would definitely return if in the area and would recommend without reservation - very well run.

12 Jul 2011 22:31

The Kings Tun, Kingston Upon Thames

You do get a lot of students and kids on Friday and Saturday nights here but I guess that's to be expected. Quite amusing to behold if you're in the mood. Nappy night as we used to call it. It may get bad reviews but you know what to expect from a Spoons pub, there is a good selection of ales and it's easy on the wallet. Hardly the most picturesque location on the one way system but it's not that bad. Very large inside with another bar upstairs.

8 Jun 2011 22:10

The Lamb and Flag, Covent Garden

Always worth a visit as one of the area's oldest and most popular pubs. Completely agree with previous posts that bogs are awful but the place does have bags of character. Always busy and popular with many people. 4 real ales or so on draught as I seem to remember.

4 Jun 2011 10:18

Prince Of Wales, Covent Garden

Poor service drags this rating down unfortunately. I cam in here in the afternoon on a Sunday and left as I was kept waiting at the bar for an inordinate amount of time while one barmaid chatted to a customer and the other ignored me. I was not alone as a couple left for exactly the same reason who came in after me. THey really should concentrate on training staff better in this place. I should point put that the pub was not at all busy at this point. However, I did give it a second chance in the evening and it was much better, as in we got served! Good selection of ales though i didn't try them on this occasion. Came in here a number of years ago though and remember the ale was good then. I think many pubs in the area have to employ staff who are quie transient and don't stay long so it must be quite difficult to maintain a consistently high level of service.

4 Jun 2011 10:14

The Sun Tavern, Covent Garden

Think this place has been refurbed recently. Not bad but not worth going out of your way for. It's got a more modern feel than I remember but perfectly passable.

4 Jun 2011 10:06

The Ship Tavern, Holborn

First visit last weekend, definitely worth a visit. Although it's small the staff were friendly and the Theakstons Lightfoot was first class. If you're a fan, make sure you try the pork, sage and apple pie - delicious.

4 Jun 2011 10:02

The Princess Louise, Holborn

As others have said, decor drags the rating up as the interior of this pub is quite something and it's worth a visit for that alone. Old Brewery Bitter does taste a bit naff if preceded by a decent pint elsewhere so I found myself switching to Alpine Lager. Service here was a bit naff when I cam in here on Bank Holiday Sunday - all in all a bit disinterested. Toilets could do with a deep clean - stale pee stench was grim.

4 Jun 2011 10:01

The Hercules Pillars, Holborn

Good pub with a good selection of beers and Sky Sports. The Stadium Bitter was first class. Food seems cheap though didn't try it. Traditional pub feel and I think you could do far worse in the Covent Garden/Holbron area.

4 Jun 2011 09:57

The Chandos, Trafalgar Square

Think you could do worse in central London. As previous posts say, cheap Sam Smiths beer and there's also a lounge bar upstairs. Not bad to meet up as part of a pub crawl.

28 May 2011 23:42

The Stinging Nettle, Shepherds Bush

Would agree with the last post. Staff obviously not particularly arsed, they even called last orders early. Could be nice but feels a bit souless.

8 Dec 2010 19:51

The Shepherd and Flock, Shepherds Bush

Came in here for the first time last night and would go back if I was in the area. Nice cosy feel, no ales on draught but a good place to visit. Very decced out for Xmas.

8 Dec 2010 19:30

The Salutation, Hammersmith

Nice place. Modernish feel but still has retained character. Nice outside area out back and good food. Fullers beers. Worth a visit and doesn't get too packed when there's something on at The Apollo.

10 Oct 2010 18:54

The White House, Guildford

Nice pub in a pleasant setting. Sea bass was great and service also very friendly and efficient. Nice ale too as long as you like Fullers. Very good and worth a visit! Riverside seating area and balcony upstairs.

6 Sep 2010 22:27

The Kings Head, Shepperton

Nice enough pub with a friendly landlord and plenty of screens for sport if that's what you're after. 2 ales on draught - Youngs and Courage. There's a small area along from the pub by the river with a couple of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. Picturesque setting in Ferry Square.

2 Aug 2010 23:05

The Red Lion, Shepperton

Friendly service. Spitfire and Courage on draught plus usual selection of lagers, etc. Beer garden over the road from the pub by the river which was quite novel but could do with a tidy up. Food looked good and live music on Sunday afternoon.

2 Aug 2010 22:57

The Barley Mow, Shepperton

Welcoming pub with the most impressive selection of ales in Shepperton, included a couple I'd never tried before. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

2 Aug 2010 22:54

The Coach and Horses, Chertsey

Quite a nice pub. Came in on a Sunday evening and it was very quiet. Perfectly good London Pride. Apparently there's accommodation and they occasionally do food but not regularly.

1 Aug 2010 11:46

The Spring Grove, Kingston Upon Thames

Came in here for the first time tonight as it's my mate's new local. Really nice pub with friendly staff. The food was good as was the Bombardier (if you like the stuff). This place has quite a community feel without being too cliquey. Would definitely go back.

10 Jun 2010 23:10

The George Inn, Walton on Thames

Great pub with a friendly landlady and atmosphere - very welcoming. Glad I wandered in here last Sunday, I'd definitely go back. Sky Sports on TV too which went down well with a well kept pint of Spitfire.

16 Mar 2010 21:42

The Bell Inn, Shepperton

Great pub. 4 ales on tap and all in good condition. Very efficient landlord, it does get very busy in here on Friday nights.

28 Feb 2010 21:50

The Crossroads, Shepperton

Staff are efficient enough but there's no getting away from the fact that this place is a bit of a dump.

16 Feb 2010 22:06

Bertie's Bar, Wimbledon

Not great but one of the better of a bad bunch in Wimbledon. Kicking out time on the streets there on Friday or Saturday nights is reminiscent of a scene from 28 Days Later. Barman was efficient when I cam in here a couple of weeks ago. Beer was a bit hit and miss. Go to The Sultan if you want a more traditional pub in W'don with decent ale.

28 Jan 2010 21:54

The Anglers, Teddington

Would agree with the last post. A great improvement! Table service for both food and drinks and a far more organised and professional approach. Well done and keep it up!

14 Dec 2009 22:08

The Oak, Teddington

Has re-opened as Sammy's. I feel a bit sorry for this place, the owner has obviously invested a fair bit since it opened as The Oak and then re-opened as Sammy's. The food is good when I've eaten here before but the place just lacks atmosphere. The restaurant downstairs is now a function room and the fish are long gone out of the expensive looking fish tank.

28 Nov 2009 15:55

The Hogarth, Teddington

It's alright. Fullers pub which gets busy when there's sport on, I've never tried the food. Fine if you're in the area and fancy a pint, I wouldn't say it's worth going out of your way to spend a whole evening though.

28 Nov 2009 15:49

Foresters, Hampton Wick

Would agree with other posters, definitely a food led bistro. I went for Sunday lunch ealier in the year, the food was good but did take a long time to arrive.

18 Nov 2009 11:42

The Swan, Hampton Wick

Not bad, seems to have improved compared to a while back. Shepherd Neames pub. Called in on a Thursday night a couple of weeks back. The girl behind the bar said they'd be serving a but beyond 11pm due to it being poker night and the place was relatively busy. Beer was fine but I've never tried the food.

18 Nov 2009 11:40

The Wheelwrights Arms, Kingston Upon Thames

Called in here for a pint yesterday whilst doing some shoppping in Kingston. I've walked past this place hundreds of times and thought I'd call in. It's alright, nothing special. Service was nice enough and it seems to get busy when there's sport on TV when I've walked past before. GK IPA on draught and London Pride which was off at the time. Quite small inside with a smoking area out back.

18 Nov 2009 11:37

The Town of Ramsgate, Wapping

Nice pub and although it doesn't have the location The Captain Kidd has, it has more atmosphere and the beer is good. Watch it for the pork scratchings - I cracked my tooth on one in here once!

7 Oct 2009 00:01

The Captain Kidd, Wapping

Good location and Samuel Smith's beer. Pleasant interior but I feel this pub is missing something in the way of atmosphere for what is quite a historic building.

6 Oct 2009 23:56

The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

Great pub and worth a visit for the interior alone. Food was good and there is a great selection of beers including a number of hand pulled.

6 Oct 2009 23:54

The Cockpit, Blackfriars

Came in this pub as part of a stag do crawl in January on a Saturday afternoon. Great service and beer and I would definitely recommend it if you're in the area. As well as us the place was full of wedding guests (and vicar) before a wedding over the road at the church.

6 Oct 2009 23:52

The Tide End Cottage, Teddington

Have been in here numerous times over the years. It's a good pub but as the name 'cottage' suggests, it is quite small inside. The beer (Greene King) and service is good and the food is generally fine too. Like a lot of places though (not their fault I know) it can be a pain in the arse when you're ushered inside after 11pm on warmer nights. Even if it's quiet I guess some people who live near pubs listen out for the faintest sound before making complaints. It's hardly a raucous boozer.

6 Oct 2009 23:39

The Adelaide, Teddington

Been here twice on one day. Didn't try the food but have heard it's good. Good beer, service and a friendly welcome.

6 Oct 2009 23:27

The Prince Blucher, Twickenham

Nice pub. Good beer and Sunday lunch (only once) was great. Was in there tonight (Tuesday) and it's obviously popular. Good service.

6 Oct 2009 23:20

The Chelsea Potter, Chelsea

Good pub in an area with not a great amount of alternatives. Real ale and lagers well kept and there is Sky Sports if you want to watch a match here. Friendly staff and the food not bad either.

30 Mar 2009 22:39

The Bloated Mallard, Teddington

Went in here for the first time recently. Gastropub with imaginative decor. Good food but beer was naff which let it down.

10 Mar 2009 22:47

The Black Bear Hotel, Wareham

Nice for a drink as this place has bags of character and good ale. New owner/manager seems like a decent bloke.

This place has a lot of potential as a hotel but it is very run down and in serious need of a refurb. Rooms are not so much dirty as just f****ed. Hopefully a refit will be sooner rather than later as it would get a much higher rating.

7 Jul 2008 22:59

The Builders Arms, Teddington

Nice pub mainly frequented by regulars but I find it quite a friendly place which is also good to watch sport in. It's been spruced up considerably since being taken over.

7 Jul 2008 22:46

The Anglers, Teddington

Lovely spot. Have been here numerous times at different times of year. It is very much driven by the weather and as it has a kiddies playround is unsurprisingly packed on sunny weekends. I've also seen them run out of food and some drinks when it's like this. Shame really, both for customers who suffer this and the management. They could do so much better out of this place with more advance planning. Having said that, service is generally friendly but be prepared to wait a while to get served when it's busy. To be honest for the sort of place it is (not a real boozer, more of a kid friendly gastropub) Continental style table service would be great on weekends when the weather's good. A massive selection of draught beers (over 20) including loads of lagers, fruit beer and a few real ales.

7 Aug 2007 22:50

The Teddington Arms, Teddington

Not bad at all but it is pricey. Beer is alright an food not bad. Tres gastropub Raymond. There are worse places in Teddington.

7 Aug 2007 22:34

The Stags Head Inn, Filleigh

Great food, good ale and good service. Pool table as well.

7 Aug 2007 22:18

The Pride of Spitalfields, Shoreditch

Brilliant old style boozer with a great selection of ales and a genuine, friendle feel aabout it. Can't beleieve I only stepped foot in this place a couple of weeks ago for the first time. Would recommend to anyone who emjoys pubs. Why not combine it with a visit to Whitechapel Market on a Sunday. Also does food.

13 Jun 2006 18:51

The Railway, Streatham

Would agree that it's way better than when it used be the old Railway. Service is generally good and table service most welcome. Adnams was alright in there and food isn't bad either. Great place to go alone or with mates. Friendly atmosphere.

13 Jun 2006 18:44

The Frog and Forget-Me-Not, Clapham

Hadn't been in here for ages before last Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday). Used to really like this place but it was a bit shite to say the least. Bar staff were nice but place was full of new to London twentysummuts, many of whom heavily into toilet coke snorting. Bit naff and closed at 10.30pm on a Sunday on a Bank Holiday in this day and age! Food looked half decent but didn't try it.

13 Jun 2006 18:34

The Zetland Arms, South Kensington

Nice pub with a few real ales on and a mix of clientele. Sport on TV and a recommended meeting place for anyone in the South Ken area. They also do food but I've no idea what it's like.

6 Jun 2006 17:06

The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

Been coming in here for over 4 years on and off. Good real ale and food is consistently good. Sports bar with pool tables on one side and more upmarket food orientated section on the other. Staff come and go generally - lots of Aussies and other nationalities but friendly in the main.

11 Mar 2006 18:37

BRB at The Gate, Alexandra Park

Very pretty, authentic interior with a circular bar. Service can be slow but pizzas are good. Also shows live sport. Quite a mix of customers. Obviously a traditional pub at one time which is now more trendy.

11 Mar 2006 18:33

The Park Inn, Wood Green

Interior has seen better days but the place has a friendly atmosphere. Real ale on tap. Good bar staff.

11 Mar 2006 18:30

The White Lion, Streatham

It's certainly very different to what it used to be. Knackered boozer feel has been replaced by younger, trendier crowd with more live music and DJs. Very different. Same nice landlady is there though. Always kind of liked this place though not on a regular basis. No real ale but then not many pubs in Streatham do.

27 Feb 2006 23:59

Taylors, Streatham

Decent pub with quiz nights and innovative promotions. Once agin, no real ale but what's there is good. Mock Irish O'Neill's decor but staff and customers are friendly.

27 Feb 2006 23:56

The Greyhound, Streatham

Not a bad place for sport or to use the beer garden in summer. Not a real ale pub but pretty basic. Staff alright. Worse places to go though many say it's a dump.

27 Feb 2006 23:51

The Railway, Streatham

Food is not bad nor the atmosphere. It is a bit bare inside but a big improvement on what it was a few years back - a real shitehole. Not a bad place to grab a pint if you're waiting for the train. Usually have one real ale or two on tap.

27 Feb 2006 23:46

The Waterfront, Streatham

Have been coming in here on and off for a few years. There are far worse places. Pizzas are delicious but pricey. Good selection of lagers, wine, cocktails etc. More of a bar than a proper boozer. Funny to compare the clientele with The Greyhound over the road. Depends what mood you're in. If you want footie and cheaper beer then head over the road. If you're out with the girlfriend or more discerning mates then try The Waterfront.

27 Feb 2006 23:42

The Sultan, South Wimbledon

Well kept ales and a friendly landlord make this pub well worth a visit. Saw Neil Morrisey holding court in here one Sunday afternoon. Refereshingly different to some of the chav infested 'bars' of Wimbledon which can be brawltastic on a Friday or Saturday night.

24 Jul 2005 15:28

The Leigham Arms, Streatham

A friendly, unpretentious pub. Only just discovered this place but would recommend it to anyone (without an attitude problem). Good staff, good beer and a great selection of bar snacks.

24 Jul 2005 15:22

The Earl Ferrers, Streatham

Nice pub with a good, friendly atmosphere. Welcoming to all. Quiz nights on Wednesdays. Streatham's best kept secret. No real ale but what they do have is well kept.

19 Jul 2005 18:25

The Alma, Crystal Palace

Unpretentious pub with a pool table and a great jukebox. Have yet to sample the live music but have heard it's a really good night.

14 Jul 2005 13:20

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