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The Gardeners Arms, Wakefield - pub details

Gardeners Arms

Address: 101 High Street, Crigglestone, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 3EF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 34026) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sandal & Agbrigg (2.6 miles), Wakefield Westgate (3.2 miles), Wakefield Kirkgate (3.2 miles)

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Following a glowing endorsement in the Spring edition of the local CAMRA branch magazine, my wife and I visited a few weeks ago. Never has such an eagerly anticipated visit to a pub turned so rapidly into a huge disappointment.

We were enticed by the prospect of Copper Dragon ‘Golden Pippin’ and ‘Black Gold’ being regular beers alongside Landlord and Black Sheep. Also the incoming licensee Rob Abraham had worked at the wonderful West Riding Licensed Refreshment Rooms, in Dewsbury. What’s not to like, we thought.

Unfortunately, on arrival we were told that the Copper Dragon beers had been withdrawn due to lack of demand. Also, the Landlord was ‘off’, until a delivery the following day. The final straw was being told the BSB had also ‘just gone off’ and that the barmaid would have to ring upstairs for someone to come and change the barrel!

We used that as an excuse to leave, having a good laugh at the farcical situation when we were outside. A little later we reflected that it was a real shame that the pub’s high ideals had given way to financial reality so quickly. For us, and I’m sure others, the USP of The Gardeners was the Copper Dragon beers, still relatively rare in Wakefield. Without them there’s no reason for us to return, as Landlord and BSB are commonly available in pubs nearer to home.

aleandhearty - 23 Jul 2009 21:04

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