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The Buffalo, Gillingham - pub details

Buffalo

Address: Lydford Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4NJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14806) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Gillingham - Dorset (0.9 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 5.3/10 (rated by 9 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Phoenix, Gillingham (0.7 miles), Red Lion, Gillingham (0.7 miles), Dolphin Inn, Peacemarsh (0.8 miles), Crown Inn, East Stour (1.8 miles)

 

user reviews of the Buffalo, Gillingham

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Had lunch today.

I thought that this was a handsome building, the sort of pub premises that I like, although it was engulfed by housing estates.
But (inevitably) it was Hall & Woodhouse beer. As always, no choice beyond Badger and Tanglefoot. To my taste I increasingly dislike what they are brewing. I find it bland and tasteless and it drinks as if it is was way below the alcohol strength listed,

The lunch was extremely ordinary (poor really). The menu said "home made". I suspect that it was somebody else's home, perhaps a Brake Brothers place. It was also top price for this sort of pub. At least I ate mine. At another table the customer left soon after the food was served.

The lunch time staffing was left to bored youngsters.

Poor beer, poor staff, ordinary food, top priced. I would give this a miss until it is better managed and sells a good guest beer.

BeerEnthusiast - 10 Sep 2009 18:56
I tend to agree with 'alehouses' - only been there once, an uninspiring interior plus both pints I had were woefully short of the full measure! The landlord wasn't there so I guess the staff do not know/care.
smithy384 - 3 May 2009 12:32
another plastic 'improved' pub. H&W beers, so dont rush round for a pint. food is variable, depending who's cooking in the kitchen.
alehouses - 7 Jan 2008 08:01
Another change of landlord in June 2007. Still improving. Most recently in July 2007 I received good service and a good quality meal. I was told menu changes daily and open every day for food. Only Hall and Woodhouse beers though.
anonymous - 21 Jul 2007 11:33
brilliant local/village town pub, quiz nights and occasional local singers such as the amazing Graham McKay-Smith
graham mckay-smith - 20 Sep 2004 23:13

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