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Treacle Mine, Hereford - pub details

Address: St Martins Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 7RG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38038) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Hereford (1 mile)

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We were recommended to visit this pub on the train from a local beer lover. We were told that it was a Brains pub serving their beers. We liked the pubs name and decided to include it in our recent visit (18/19 April). A large screen TV was showing the live Arsenal v Chelsea FA Cup game. As the TV was not far from the door there was a number of regulars watching which made it difficult to get to the bar. We however did not see any hand pumped ales on the front or side bar. One of my mates whose round it was asked what hand pumped Brains beers they had on. We were very unhappy to hear that there wasn't any and the only Brains beer is keg Brains Smooth. I tried to persuade our group to leave without success as it had been a bit of a walk to find the pub. We reluctantly ordered pints of Brains Smooth which we soon regretted. After nursing the drinks for a while we decided to move to a pub in the GBG we knew would have hand pumps. We thought that the Brains sign outside would have been a sign of good quality beer, how wrong we were. We decided on the walk to the next pub that we would write to Brains with our findings.

Back at home I decided to check Brains website. I was astonished to find their description stating that the pub serves ''full range of Brains beers are available''. I decided to give Brains some feedback on our visit where none were available. I was pleased to get a reply although it said that the tenant is self employed and as such it would be up to him how it was run and what they stocked. It did however say that they would pass on my feedback. Now I have the pub added to BITE, I thought I would check Brains web site again today. I am surprised to find that the pub still appears proudly on Brains website. It states ''We offer top quality Brains beers in traditional and comfortable surroundings.'' It also says ''A full range of Brains beers are available, along with a good selection of other products.''
I hope hand pumped Brains beers are now available here as other customers will leave disappointed. I hope the next BITE review will sound more like Brains description.
Love_good_ale - 8 Jun 2009 00:43

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