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Born and educated in Wales

Username: Lynne

Age: 59

Sex: female

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The Railway Bell, Hampton

Ah well, just when you think you've found a 'local'........................

We gave up on the Railway Bell this Saturday, having planned to spend a rugby-watching day there. Lunch, as usual, was good; the staff were pleasant. The pub, however, had turned into a creche.

There were babies, toddlers and young kids, running round, playing games. And just as much of a problem - parents of young children can be pretty loud was the bellowing dads that made us leave in the end.

So, 6 Nations over, but still some big rugby matches to come. I need help. Please, please, find me a pub where I can watch with fellow [adult] fans - within 30mins travel of Hampton......?

22 Mar 2010 08:42

The Railway Bell, Hampton

This is our new favourite for most of the 6 Nations rugby matches. The TVs are new, & show only rugby - the landlord is a former player. It's comfy and cosy, the food is very good, & we've found the staff efficient and welcoming.

Having been in for a match, we took a chance on the St David's Day supper - superb; a genuinely Welsh menu and great fun.

I'm a Welsh rugby fan - finding friendly pubs in this area has not been easy for me, so thanks to the Railway Bell for welcoming me and my leek.........

17 Mar 2010 12:38

The Bell Inn, Hampton

Thanks for the advice, and of course it was out fault entirely for choosing such a pretentious gaff. We've given the Bell chance after chance - through its 'haute cuisine' phase [ambitious & usually disappointing], its 'wine bar/bistro' days [not too bad, but didn't last] and now it's oh-so-kooky decor and self-indulgent management; half the staff are efficient and pleasant, the rest seem to be redundant 18-30 reps. A rant? Well, I don't think so. A disappointed customer, who would otherwise have made this her local? Yep. It's all yours - whatever it is, this week. Me, I'm off to the pub..............

24 Oct 2009 15:14

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