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The Sir Walter Tyrell, Brook

I visited this pub (as many others probably have) whilst on a family holiday to the New Forest. Itís an impressive and imposing building in fantastic surroundings Ė the garden was excellent, especially the huge play area kept my son amused for ages!

Perhaps where my visit differed is there were only four visitors in the place Ė me and the rest of the family. The food came quickly and was very good quality. I canít fault it at all: I had the game pie which was piping hot with a really tasty puffy top and my wife, the haddock and chips which due to the size was party eaten by me as well. Even my son left the play area to enjoy his meal which is a rarityÖ

Beer wise, I had the Ringwood Ď49erí and Flack Manor, ĎFlack's Double Dropí. Both well kept and very refreshing. Staff were friendly, food was quality and the surroundings perfect. I will definitely head back to the ĎTyrell when I am in the area again. A well deserved 8/10.

6 Jun 2012 13:16

The Fighting Cocks, Godshill

I visited this pub whilst staying at the local holiday park, Sandy Balls as it was a convenient Ĺ mile away Ė an easy pram pushing distance! Four ales on when I visited: Ringwood Best and Hobgoblin were both well kept and went down a treat. Itís a nice pub that makes the most of its location: As I was with the family, the play area and decent garden (plus a stream of visiting ponies) were welcome. The setting of the Fighting Cocks is certainly a strong point.

I didnít see the specials board until it was too late Ė having said that, I canít really fault what Iíd ordered though as it was tasty, arrived quickly and was hot. Pretty much what I look for in a pub meal! The prices were pretty much on a par with what Iíd pay in Surrey so getting towards £4.00 a pint and £10 ish for a standard main meal. I visited several times over the course of my stay and would certainly return if in the area again.

6 Jun 2012 12:53

The Bree Louise, Euston

Iím torn on what I think about the Bree Louise. Itís literally a stones throw from the hustle of Euston station but could be in another world. The website positions it as Eustonís best kept secrets and this could be true.

Iíve been here a few times and the beer I had on the most recent fleeting visit a couple of pints of Dark Starís Espresso Coffee Beer, was absolutely fantastic. I can honestly say Iíve never had a poor pint in the Bree Louise.

I guess the thing that stops me coming here more often is the fact that the place just doesnít feel conducive to spending more time in. It feels awkward: The kind of place that people may stereotypically think of when you mention real ale. It must be worth chucking a few quid into a renovation to bring up the standard of the dťcor? Perhaps thatís just meÖ.I guess I just like to feel comfortable over a few pints in my not particularly old age!

8/10 for the beer, 5/10 for the environment. Iíll give it an honest 7 overall.

29 Dec 2011 11:17

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