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The Bree Louise, Euston

I've used this pub on an occasional basis for the past couple of years and the two recent visits have definately seen an improvement in both the quality of beer and service. A huge range of ales - too many in my mind - but the quality has been good. The barstaff were - unusually - English and had a concept of the beer and pub culture unlike the surly east Europeans of sometime back.
The toilets could do with a revamp and the pub is always too warm but all in all a decent pub and worth a visit. If you're a Camra member don't forget your membership card for the discount.

8 Aug 2010 11:13

The Merchants Inn, Rugby

On a recent pub crawl in Rugby this was the best one. A good selection of different and well kept beers plus a good range of bar snacks different to the normal selection.
The walls are covered with brewery memorabilia of which a number are no longer with us; some missed and the others certainly not missed.

25 Jul 2010 10:48

Twice Brewed, Hexham

Good location for those visiting Vindolanda and/or Hadrian's Wall and despite it having accomodation and a large menu it hasn't forgotten it is a pub. The Twice Brewed Bitter was excellent on a recent visit, three other beers were on tap plus a good selection of bottled beers.
Good hearty food available for those walking Hadrian's Wall.

4 Apr 2010 09:34

The Bridge Bier Huis, Burnley

Great pub, good selection of cask beers and a huge selection of bottled beers. Friendly punters showing you can have a good drink without trouble. Good local grub; pie, peas and gravy, who needs Thai food... this is what pubs should be serving, good local dishes.
If you are in the area, go, you won't be disappointed

12 Feb 2010 19:33

The Guildford, Southend on Sea

The rapid closing down of pubs is bad enough though the suffocating effect of bland corporate pubs is not much better. The lack of a pub atmosphere is evident as you walk through the door and the choice of beers - or complete lack of in the case of real ale - further confirms this. For those seeking a good pub experience then avoid this pub.
My visit was enlivened by a couple of Delboys selling dubious goods - I'm sure the Greene King board wouldn't have welcomed their presence.

6 Jan 2010 13:17

The Union Rooms, Newcastle

A decent 'spoons in an incredible building both inside and out. A good selection of beers, some less than 2! Worth going to if you're passing but there are better pubs nearby.

4 Nov 2009 17:10

The Bricklayers Arms, Putney

Great pub, great beer and great food.

30 Oct 2009 14:14

The Black Lion, Plaistow

An oasis in a desert. The number of closed pubs nearby and the remaining ones not selling real ale gives a graphic picture of the state of pubs in this area. There is a good selection of real ale with local breweries from Essex often to be found.
Granted it is expensive - where isn't - and the beer garden has been reduced to build a block of flats but nevertheless you'll struggle to find a better pub in the area.

30 Oct 2009 14:12

The Royal Oak, Wolverhampton

A well kept pint of Banks Original was found before the Wolves v West Ham, a well run pub with good bar-staff.

17 Aug 2009 17:27

East India Arms, Fenchurch Street

A small pub on Fenchurch Street which serves well kept Shepherd and Neame beers. There is a lack of seating but given the size this is hardly a surprise. Very much a bloke's drinking pub.
The downside is higher than average prices and toilets which leave much to be desired.

3 Aug 2009 13:15

The Borough Hotel, Southend on Sea

A big and brash pub on the front with a varied mix of punters but unlike most of the others on the front a decent pint will be served.

3 Jul 2009 12:23

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