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Tudor Rose, Romsey

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Came here during the Beggars Fair and found that the staff were welcoming and friendly. The beer was good and served promptly despite the numbers present - the burgers cooked on the barbecue in the courtyard were also very good. Must return to see what it's like in normal times.
Feed - 24 Jul 2013 20:37
unpleasant, dingy pub. avoid.
sjmtlewy - 23 Jul 2012 12:30
Under new management!! The old place has got a new couple at the helm (well for the last few months actually). The place is better, and beer is good. If you like cider try the 'Thatcher Original', that'll do it!! Recommended.
wolvesfan - 6 Aug 2010 18:01
This place is lovingly known to locals as the 'Chewed Up Rose', well there you have it really....I actually couldn't describe it better. However, with the right operator this place may just have potential.
wolvesfan - 29 Dec 2009 12:04
We visited several pubs the evening in question and all had their quirks and goods parts but The Tudor Rose amazed us. We bought a 1) a pint of lager (fine), you can't really go wrong with that. 2) a pint of cider, most definately the worst pint I've ever tasted. Coming from Devon and having drunk some of the roughest farmhouse scrumpies known to man, this was just disgusting. It was warm, quite literally. And it wasn't a glass straight from the washer. And it just tasted sour, like a bottle of wine that had corked, that sort of taste in your mouth. 3) a vodka and coke, not difficult really, you'd think. We realised the coke would be a syrup mix from the pump but it is still supposed to have some gas in it. It didn't, it was completely flat. When you shook the glass you couldn't get a single bubble to rise from it.

Anyway, for the first time in my memory I decided that I'd have to take the cider and vodka back to the bar and get something sorted. I was polite and the young guy behind the bar was receptive to the problems with the drinks, but then the locals at the bar started ralying round against me and I quote "That's how it's always served in this pub", like I'm supposed to just say "Oh, well, if you meant to serve them that bad then that's ok!"

Long story short, no refund, no swap, once the lager had been drunk we left. Tere's no chance of us going back there again next year. There's plenty of far better pubs in Romsey.

sydgoodin - 8 Sep 2009 11:02
A very old small building, it started life as a guild hall in the 15th Century and is a sometime brothel. Lots of original beams, modern wood panelling and a tudor fireplace in the single bar, it also possesses the best cellar for beer keeping in Romsey. The name was changed from the Bugle when its ancient history was uncovered during a refit. In the 30 years Iíve known this pub it has had a few ups and downs and its recent history has been, well, interesting. It appears to be getting back on its feet but is still not the pub it was. Five hand pumps, on a recent visit they had a draught cider, Courage Best and Shepherd Neame Spitfire, the latter being extremely good. The oddly arranged furniture makes it a bit awkward to move about and to play darts requires some work by Pickfords, which is a bit strange in a dart trophy winning pub like this one. The toilets are all outside, the ladies being halfway up the suntrap yard, the men having a longer walk to the far end.
anonymous - 9 Jun 2009 12:01
Visited here 06/09/06. Took part in the W.A.N.Q quiz!. Really friendly pub with decent beer. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Pity we didn't win the quiz but at least we were runners-up!! Try this place if you're in Romsey.
werewolves_of_london - 12 Sep 2006 14:07
Looks intimidating but a very friendly crowd in there. Excellent beer too. I occasionally pop in when visiting Romsey - despite not being a regular I always get a acknowledging nod from the landlord. Was sad to hear the landlady was in hospital at my last visit. I wish her good health.
lorus - 20 Feb 2006 00:30
One of the most popular pubs in Romsey for serious beer lovers. Tiny, but a true traditional 'sawdust on the floor' establishment. Worth squeezing to enjoy great beer and a traditional ambience.
blubber_boy - 10 Jun 2005 13:02

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