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Striving to find pubs with good food and an ever changing choice of real ale.

Username: fugglehops

Age: 65

Sex: male

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The New Inn, Roydon

Blimey, what is going on here? Proper Job is on the bar - yippee. Although Doombar and GK IPA are still there.
So, a pint of Proper Job it was. It took three to four pulls of the handpump and a couple of little finishes and there it was - a perfect pint, perfect temperature and perfect taste.

Another pint followed a short time later. A fresh glass was taken from the shelf but not put directly under the pump. It seemed to be put on the drip tray.
After a few seconds a glass appeared under the tap. This time it only took two pulls to fill the glass. Something didn't seem right.
The beer was warmer than the first pint, looked flatter and tasted less hoppy.

When I settled the bill I moved to the side of the bar counter and there, under the pump taps, was a pint glass with nearly half a pint of beer in it.
It might be all innocent and maybe not.

4 Aug 2019 19:12

The Cherry Tree, Soham

Gasping for a pint on a hot sunny day this was the first pub in passing.
Bugger, it's a Greedy King pub. Oh well, you never know there might be a better choice of ale than the usual Abbot, IPA and Old Speckled Hen.
Nope, no better, in fact even less choice. IPA and Old Speckled Shite. The IPA was in poor condition, although it is not much better in good condition.

Large pub inside, plenty of tables and soundless TV. Hopefully the locals have better pubs.

29 Jul 2019 21:36

The White Lion, Sawbridgeworth

Well I have returned - sadly for the last time!
Abbot, IPA and only one guest ale this time; GK Ale Fresco, which was in the poorest condition - but it would not be changed for another.
I told the bar girl it tasted off, like the end of barrel. She said it was supposed to taste like that.
I have never been a Greene King ale fan, but if their staff are saying the beer is awful, then at least they are honest.

Four meals were ordered, two came okay but the other two were wrong.
When the correct meals came the server said "You're lucky, the mix-up meant you were charged one pound less".
Unfortunately, another member of our group paid for it and did not ask for a receipt.
After we had left the pub I realised we had been overcharged by £14.

Forget about the meal error - that can happen in any pub, it was the attitude of the staff (we waited five minutes before anyone showed up to get served).
I don't like dropping pubs to visit because as they say, "Use it or lose it". Sadly, I will lose it.

29 Jul 2019 21:13

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