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The Hind, Leicester

Going well under new management. One beer is local (Derby/Leicester/Nottingham) and on this visit was a v nice Blue Monkey Infinity. Food also good and value for money. Breakfasts are served from early morning. Popular with sports fans as opposite railway station. Also has nice beer garden and rail departure screens.

30 Aug 2014 16:57

Grain Barge, Bristol

Enjoyed a beer with a view of SS Great Britain and a summer sunset. Good atmostphere inside.

2 Jul 2013 09:30

The Bag O' Nails, Bristol

Was in here on a Monday night (24/06) whilst on an overnight business stop and a good number were present enjoying their evening. Its a shame recent posts have resulted in the owner having to defend his business. Down to earth, eclectic and with standards, what's wrong with that? Some aren't going to agree or feel comfortable here so try elsewhere. Beer is sourced near and far and was in good condition (and only £2.50pt!) . Number of beers on is tailored to trade to keep quality up. Good selection of overseas bottles. Vinyl LPs supply the music. Overall a wonderful place to while away a couple of hours.

2 Jul 2013 09:28

Dean Park Inn, Bournemouth

4 Wadworth beers which were fine. Food also decent. Probably could do with a couple of extra staff as no one came over at the end of the main course. Would go again though.

20 Apr 2013 21:52

The Mary Shelley, Bournemouth

Beer ok, servive iffy. Seemed to be a slapdash attitude around the place.

20 Apr 2013 21:49

Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth

Worried about some online reveiws but unfounded. 10 beers on + a cider. 5 from Wadworth and 5 guests. All the ones sampled over 2 nights in good condition. Food not sampled but looked good. Vibrant pub , a bit out of the way but worth seeking out.

20 Apr 2013 21:39

The Cedars, Evington

Spacious pub in Leicester suburb of Evington. One half restaurant, one half lounge bar owned by King Henrys Taverns. Normally two real ales on in good condition.

23 Sep 2012 18:53

The Royal Hotel, Hayfield

Once more an excellant evening, great room and breakfast. Beer quality excellant. 3x Thwaites range & two others. Scrumpy on handpump also. GBG listed.

23 Sep 2012 18:02

The Bulls Head, Hayfield

closed and converted to flats

23 Sep 2012 18:00

The White House, Scraptoft

Previous review says it all. To add, there are dedicated staff to serve food which is a plus.

26 May 2011 19:43

Last Plantagenet, Leicester

Sunday evening and a great selection of festival brews. Staff often run off their feet and on the go non stop. Might not be everyone's idea of the place to go but you should know what to expect in these establishments by now!! Management will deal with problems.

1 Nov 2010 14:15

Great Central, Fallowfield

Walked in Saturday afternoon, obvious it had been busy due to the amount of cluttered tables. Beer poor and poor festival choice. Food portions seen to be shrinking , could easily count the chips!

1 Nov 2010 14:09

The Rising Sun, Manchester

As with previous reviews agree it is pricey. Local CAMRA branch were visiting, they seem to like it.

25 Oct 2010 21:07

The Moon Under Water, Deansgate

Superb Beartown beers enjoyed. Food fine , attentive service on a quiet Thursday night.

25 Oct 2010 21:05

The Bright Helm, Brighton

Basic. Didn't go upstairs but judging from the noise there were plenty in. Poor beer choice although did have 3 ciders on. Being a spoons fan this place was a disappointment.

25 Oct 2010 21:03

The Quadrant, Brighton

Almost triangular shaped pub. Pie menu varies, they are quality pies although some may find them expensive at 4+. Hosts a comedy club upstairs on Saturdays. supporter of local breweries.

25 Oct 2010 21:00

The West Quay, Brighton

The better spoons in Brighton though remember its by the marina a little out of town. Local beers supported, enough staff but kept busy. Outside seating overlooking marina. Next to bus stops.

25 Oct 2010 20:56

Sedge Lynn, Chorlton Cum Hardy

Good selection of local ales. clean and well populated.

25 Oct 2010 20:53

The Bishop Blaize, Old Trafford

Lunchtime visit in the week. polite, attentive staff... beer ok.

25 Oct 2010 20:51

The George Hotel, Whittlesey

Now reopened as Wetherspoons

29 Jul 2010 17:18

The Gynsills, Glenfield

2 for 10 venue adjacent to County Hall and a Premier Inn. What is saved for on the food is made up by the drinks prices. Iffy service. Two handpumps, Adnams n/a & "Ruddles" so not sampled. If you want cheap its fine.

21 May 2010 12:56

Old Horse, Leicester

Great recent beer festival and entertainment. Hog roast cobs for the hungry. No complaints re service, spot on again.

14 May 2010 11:54

The Betjeman Arms, St Pancras International Station

Always try to call in after a day out before the train home. Interesting to see recently opened "Revolution" beer on.

14 May 2010 11:50

The Oxted Inn, Oxted

Does this place take on a different persona at night? We were there recently for a Friday lunch. Adequate for the chain. Shoppers and oldie lunch crowd in. No problems noted. Beer ok.

14 May 2010 11:49

The Porter and Sorter, Croydon

Quick stop here between trains. Marstons range on offer. Waiting lunch patrons as it was 1130. Cheery staff.

14 May 2010 11:47

The Plough and Harrow, Hammersmith

On a recent Friday night during the Festival place was busy. Staff rushed but polite and efficient. Ideal for Apollo. Beer in good condition.

14 May 2010 11:45

Sloanes, Leicester

The Pub now has it's own page................

19 Mar 2010 18:12

The Kings Head, Southminster

The Station Arms was closed on the afternoon we called by(Nov 09). Kept walking and found the Kings Head. Welcoming local with three ales on including a local offering. A pleasant hour spent.

5 Mar 2010 17:03

The Society Rooms, Glasgow

Spoons on the edge of Glasgow centre. Ex Insurance building. In for breakfast on a Saturday so not many people about. Clean and presentable.

5 Mar 2010 16:57

Sample Cellar, Old Dalby

Attached to the Belvoir Brewery. Showcases their brews. Caters for the non real ale person as well. Quality food to match. V friendly staff. Also contains breweryana.

5 Mar 2010 16:51

Highwayman Inn, Skegness

closed , report in Skegness Standard.

5 Mar 2010 16:19

The Junction Hotel, Dorchester

A Marston's and Ringwood cask ale were available. The Ringwood was sampled and fine. Service tainted by incorrect change having to be corrected. Marston's venue which has probably seen better times though has potential if the will is there. Full Marston's pub menu available. Didn't sample but a mixed grill nearby looked inviting.

22 Feb 2010 15:32

Royal Oak, Dorchester

Pleasant building in the town. Staff busy and place tidy though ,as always, they could have been quicker to serve instead of filling up cups & bottles. Beers from Cottage/Weymouth/Wyre Piddle. Had two meals off the value list which were promptly served.

22 Feb 2010 15:23

The Crown and Sceptre, Streatham

Came across this by accident. For a spoons it looks like a pub from the outside .Local beers from Sambrook. Being in outer London probably has its local fans.

12 Feb 2010 10:18

The Hollybush, Loughton

This is a McMullen pub so they were serving up AK and Country Bitter which were Ok. In on a quite late afternoon so can only comment place was clean and presentable.

12 Feb 2010 10:15

The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Didn't notice the smell & beer was fine. Good collection of "characters" around the place! Preferred the Grapes of the two in Sutton.

12 Feb 2010 10:13

The Grapes, Sutton

Was in here lunchtime on 2nd Feb. Fine pint from Salopian. Food was fine, colleague with me said it was the best burger he'd had in a spoons. Pub well presented and clean. It was noticed that the reason for everyone being on the ball was an area manger type person at the table next to us. By the time we left the place was nearly full. I'm sure if the reported problems have been sent to JDW they have been dealt with.

12 Feb 2010 10:10

The Hutton, Brentwood

Smart local near to Shenfield station. GK IPA + Abbott & a guest. Prices typical of the area. Offers food.

11 Jan 2010 19:33

The Cricketers, Ipswich

Must have been in around the same time as Rod (late review). Slow service and usual selection of "interesting" patrons.

11 Jan 2010 18:34

Mannings, Ipswich

Great place next to the market. Adnams, Landlord and Pride on the bar. Very good food offering. Good service. Mural on the wall outside in the back makes the smoking area look like a bar.

11 Jan 2010 18:32

Wetherspoons, Ipswich

Late review from Nov09. Usual offering with , as Adam says, local brews. Cliff Quay on our visit.

11 Jan 2010 18:30

Old Horse, Leicester

Have to give this place another mention as it sort of turned into our local at the end of the year. Great food, good beers (mainly everards with occasional guest) and generally well run.

11 Jan 2010 18:16

Edward Wylie, Glasgow

didn't sample a beer as this was a breakfast stop. service ok tho this one is on the edge of the centre among offices so very few in early on a Saturday.

11 Jan 2010 17:38

The Standing Order, Edinburgh

Impressive building with spoons usual offering. Busy but service ok. Yes it is a bit of a walk to the gents(further for ladies). God atmosphere. Amy Winehouse talking to superman & a banana!

11 Jan 2010 17:37

Cafe Royal, Edinburgh

As others say another one to visit for the interior as well as the beer. Busy pub , food looked good, and the ale in good condition.

11 Jan 2010 17:34

The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh

Arrived on a short pre Christmas weekend to find a beer festival on. Around 10 pumps in use. 3 pint. Worth a look for the architecture. Close to Waverly Station so well worth a visit.

11 Jan 2010 17:32

The Ford Madox Brown, Rusholme

Get off the bus just past the hospital on the Wilmslow Road.Nearer to Banff Road than the indicator on the map. Dark appearance inside with some red lighting. Smart with some tlc needed around the edges. Decent range of ales and friendly staff.

3 Nov 2009 21:58

The Peveril Of The Peak, Castlefield

Same beers on offer as previous June review ... appeared to be up for sale. Hopefully will end up in the right hands.

3 Nov 2009 21:54

The City Arms, Manchester

8 handpumps in use in this two room pub. Also has a beer garden. Food not sampled put looked good being served to a party that filled the rear room. Range of breweries on offer though none represented the LocAle sticker on the door.

3 Nov 2009 21:52

Micro Bar, Manchester

In the food hall on the High St side of the Arndale Centre. Saltaire + 2 Bridges on my visit + a cider. A Boggart not quite ready. With the number of food stalls around could be a gem of a lunch stop on a city centre crawl.

3 Nov 2009 21:48

Elihu Yale, Wrexham

Why Gladius? Visited on a Wednesday afternoon (7 Oct). Yes, there were some people who had probably spent a bit too long in there and were getting loud . The bar staff were very efficient and the food quickly served & enjoyed.Choice of ales available. I suspect there are many pubs that would love to be that busy during the day. Easily reached from both stations.

9 Oct 2009 17:02

Moon Under Water, Wigan

Have visited a few times & agree with recent comments. You know what you're getting which is decent compared to nearby establishments.

9 Oct 2009 16:57

Thomas Rigby's, Liverpool

Second visit here, still a great place. Good beer choice inc bottles from far and wide. Ate here on first visit & was good.

9 Oct 2009 16:53

The Poste House, Liverpool

Echo recent comments. 4.50 for a Cains & a Guinness. Also has 1 or 2 guests on normally. Previous visit in June saw Fullers @ 2.05. Locals very accepting of travelling visitors.

9 Oct 2009 16:50

The Square Bottle, Chester

Standard spoons format. Interior felt dark. Usual mix of clients enjoying the early evening. Choice of ale included local offering which was ok.

30 Sep 2009 09:54

The Forest House, Chester

On entrance appears a smaller version of the Lloyds format. 2 guest beers & a couple of standard range. Downstairs bar is in restored cellar area.Still retains refurbished "new2 feel.

30 Sep 2009 09:50

Picture House, Colwyn Bay

Wonderfully restored, as the name says, Picture House. The varying levels make it seem smaller than what it is. Had local Conwy beer on.

30 Sep 2009 09:45

The Standing Order, Derby

As stated below good building. Staff know the locals. Good range of ales on. Were there Thursday t time so a good few in but not overly busy.

21 Sep 2009 18:22

The Bridge Inn, Calver

Ex Hardy Hansons ,now GK, pub. HH beer on + a guest - on this occasion St Austell. Good beer, good food & v welcoming landlord. a very enjoyable lunchtime.

21 Sep 2009 18:19

The Windmill Inn, Newbold Verdon

Visited a while ago. Food and service fine. Advertises under the Locale banner but was serving GK products. Was offering a localish beer in bottles which is not quite the idea of Locale.

7 Sep 2009 10:32

Wetherspoons, Leeds

As comments for 22 Oct 07 review. Door staff present as req now though. Staff were coping with constant demand. My pint of York Brewery Wheat beer offering very enjoyable. Always a handy stop being part of the station.

7 Sep 2009 10:23

Whoop Hall Hotel, Kirkby Lonsdale

There on 6 Sept for a Baptism party. Expect hotel prices. Black sheep bitter (sampled, fine) and GK IPA on handpump. Food well cooked and presented. Staff all polite and organised. Worth treating yourself for a stay or passing visit.

7 Sep 2009 10:19

Game Cock Inn, Austwick

Had booked accommodation here for a Saturday night. Arrived just before 6 to find a queue. Opened at 6. Small bar area and separate dining room.Beer garden at rear. V popular locally so booking recommended. As it was still warm enough we ate at outside tables. French chef who produces quality food with locally sourced meats. Thwaites beer in good condition. Large room with comfy bed and sofa. Separate shared bathroom ,large and clean. Only points were too much paint on window frames so wouldn't shut properly and lack of hot water for a short while. Occasional bus service to/from Settle.

7 Sep 2009 10:15

The Golden Lion, Settle

Beer was fine (Thwaites) tho needed to be for above average prices. Food looked fine with many takers. Front bar area is the original hotel reception area so can be cosy. Larger side room with pool & TV.

7 Sep 2009 10:07

Old Horse, Leicester

Good beer, White Horse was the guest. Party of 4 all enjoyed the food. Just outside the centre but worth checking out. Plenty of buses pass.

1 Sep 2009 20:49

The Regal, Gloucester

Busy with good selection of ales. Looking around it is in need of refurbishment. Worn out carpet, sticky tables. No fault with food & beer though!

10 Aug 2009 18:23

The New Inn, Gloucester

Relating to Andy's comments this could be and probably was a gem. Part of an old coaching inn/hotel. Off a small courtyard are the pub , a coffee shop , wine bar and toilets. Some scaffold up and renovation taking place on our visit (5th Aug). Stopped for a swift half. Hopefully the money is there to smarten it up but don't be put off trying it.

10 Aug 2009 18:20

The Water Poet, Gloucester

Decent (real)pint on a rare summer's day. Mid PM so quiet. Place smart & tidy , spacious garden area.

10 Aug 2009 18:16

Last Plantagenet, Leicester

To balance recent comments there may be some truth in them but as with all spoons it depends on when you visit. Indeed if as bad as suggested would it still be open? If anyone does overstep the mark then they are ushered out. Have seen this happen. Also compared to others I've seen reviewed it did well for beer selection during the recent Festival. Expect reduced choice after a good Rugby/Football day.Can't recall seeing any drug paraphenalia when I've been in.

15 May 2009 08:49

Bears Head, Penarth

Very acceptable lunch stop. Brains & Bullmastiff local beers on. Tried the Brains SA Gold & Bullmastiff Gold, both in good condition if served a little cold. What seemed to be the regular retired crowd in , but you can't blame them can you?

15 May 2009 08:28

The Ship, Barry

Closed May5-22 for refurb. GK plaques remain by entrances.

15 May 2009 08:10

Station Hotel, Oakengates

Pub appears to receiving a gradual refurb inside. Bar area at the front and TV lounge towards the back.Also noticed a games room. Good selection of beers , friendly service.

12 May 2009 09:55

The Crown, Oakengates

Recent beer festival had a good selection to go at. With The Station across the road two good venues in a quiet, run down looking town. May be its better in the day when everywhere is open/summer when warmer.

12 May 2009 09:53

The Royal Oak, Ellerdine Heath

Late change on our itinerary but well received by everyone on the coach. Well kept local (Shropshire/Hereford) brews. Is also known as The Tiddley. Well worth leaving the main road.

12 May 2009 09:49

The All Nations, Madeley

review no.5 to totally disagree with angeldrop! The landlord and his band of assistants couldn't have been more welcoming when our (prearranged) coach party descended on a Saturday afternoon. The queue out the door was soon served. Even provided a coffee (no machine-kettle in kitchen) without a problem.Locals not bothered. Excellent local area brews, even better @ 2/2.30. Baps looked great tho didn't sample.

12 May 2009 09:46

The Railwaymans Arms, Bridgnorth

Can't add much to the previous 09/late 08 comments. Must go back as was the last call on our crawl before the coach departed. fantastic place. A gleamimg Duke of Gloucester was on duty in the station (for oggwyn!!)

12 May 2009 09:39

Jewel Of The Severn, Bridgnorth

Only called in for a quick half on our crawl around the town , Sat 2 May. Well populated but inside looks tired. Toilets very bright and clean. Had half a Batemans which was poor. Be warned they have a queuing system for coffees on Saturdays. Pay as normal then join queue at coffee machine to be served. Helps keep bar staff available. Sure it has better days but next door showed the way.........

12 May 2009 09:35

The Golden Lion Inn, Bridgnorth

Wonderful Hobsons Town Crier on our May 2 visit. 3 rooms with seating out the back. On viewing the menu decided to lunch here. Good choice over the 'spoons next door. Fresh, large crusty baguettes filled with meat at very reasonable prices. Rest of the menu looked very nice also.

12 May 2009 09:30

Kings Head, Bridgnorth

Visited May 2nd. Sampled Hobsons Best Bitter which was very nice. Outdoor yard area through to Stables Bar (Bridgnorth Brewery products).

12 May 2009 09:25

The Cow and Plough, Oadby

Well said trainman! Called in on an all too rare visit last Saturday. Excellent pint of Spring Mild and polite service.

12 May 2009 09:10

The Queen Victoria, Leicester

Note that the people at Bells have decided to concentrate on their other outlet The Gateway for now. Queen Vic closed again.

31 Mar 2009 21:02

The Royal Exchange, Stone

Wonderful place ,efficient service and excellent beers. The type of place you wished you lived next door to. Take home cases available if you can't get through the range on the bar.

31 Mar 2009 20:59

Post Of Stone, Stone

Took advantage of the 2.99 menu for a cheap lunch. Only had one pint which was ok. Ditto previous review.

31 Mar 2009 20:57

The Wibbas Down Inn, Wimbledon

Typical town 'spoons. Bit dark inside. Purity brewery offering was ok.

25 Mar 2009 20:33

The Waggon and Horses, Lymington

Was in on Tues lunch during visiting the branch line from Brockenhurst. Quiet with only a few locals around. Friendly welcome ,Wadworth beers and good list of lunch food available. we had bacon/cheese ciabattas & chips and were perfect. On the pubs own website there seems plenty going on in the evenings. Collection of bottle openers above the bar.

25 Mar 2009 20:31

Sloanes, Leicester

Had an extensive range of around 12 beers on during my visit.Has joined the LocAle scheme. Found the staff to be both friendly and efficient. Shame there were not more in to enjoy it.

23 Feb 2009 18:09

The Queen Victoria, Leicester

This is also a Bells pub and will be selling guests alongside its own brews. Going to be an ongoing project to get back on its feet. Good luck to them though.

23 Feb 2009 18:07

The Globe, Leicester

On a recent Friday night the place was busy. Everards Original & Pitch Black very good. A few guests also available. Attentive, chatty & efficient staff. Food 12-5.

23 Feb 2009 18:04

The Queen Victoria, Leicester

Just to confirm the Queen Victoria, 28 Southampton Street, Leicester will reopen as previously stated this Friday 13th February.

I am also advised that Bells Brewery will be taking over The Leicester Gateway, 52 Gateway Street, Leicester from Thursday 19th February in a similar way to the Queen Victoria.

11 Feb 2009 17:08

The West Riding Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury

This place maintains standards that many others could learn from. 1st sample a little cool but the TT Landlord spot on. If visiting the Cellar Bar along the line check times as it doesn't open till 4 some days (doh!).

10 Dec 2008 20:37

Time Piece, Dewsbury

On a Monday lunchtime there were a few regulars in who,yes, probably spend a fair amount of their time here. Other townsfolk were in evidence as well though. Friendly staff and 4 winter special ales on inc 2 local Saltaire. That was ok once it had warmed up a bit. if you wouldn't go in here you probably wouldn't be in the town anyway...

10 Dec 2008 20:29

Queen Victoria, Syston

pleasant everards place, welcoming staff. Good pint of Tiger.

20 Nov 2008 17:26

Britannia Inn, Queniborough

Clean and bright - good if a little pricey beer

20 Nov 2008 17:22

The Brookside, Barkby

GBG pub but was below par on recent visit. Despite the many pump clips on the walls only a Ruddles (GK version) was available. According to the locals the previous night had been unexpectedly busy. Always had good local paper write ups so hopefully a one off.

20 Nov 2008 17:19

Fox and Goose, Illston On The Hill

Out of the way small country village local. Beers from the Everards range. Cheery landlord always ready for a chat.

20 Nov 2008 17:15

The Brunswick Inn, Derby

15 beers as usual. Two tried excellent.

16 Nov 2008 17:06

Charters Bar, Peterborough

Called in on the way back from Norwich. Still excellent.

14 Nov 2008 10:16

The Coach and Horses, Norwich

Finished off our Norwich crawl here , excellent place to do so. Filled up rapidly as the match had just finished. As others have said start or finish your day here for sure.

14 Nov 2008 10:15

The Rosary Tavern, Norwich

Single room pub short walk from the station. Longer walk by going thro the Coach & Horses on the way! Great beer range which we had the space to enjoy as all the regulars were at the football. Another well run community local.

14 Nov 2008 10:11

The Ribs of Beef, Norwich

Excellent beer range.
enthusiastic staff.
Sport screens.
Wonderful Old Spot Pork Pies.
gets busy but isn't that what they're there for??

14 Nov 2008 10:06

The Wig and Pen, Norwich

On out tour of Norwich one wonderful place followed by another. This was no exception. Good atmosphere and beer range.

14 Nov 2008 10:03

The Reindeer Pub & Kitchen, Norwich

Good news ... recently re opened. V Clean refurbished look and selling food. 5 Elgood ales + 2 others.

14 Nov 2008 10:00

The Nelson, Norwich

After The Cat you wonder what to expect approaching here. Caters for all and must do well with 7 handpumps offered. Another example of what CAN be done with an out of centre local.

14 Nov 2008 09:50

The Fat Cat, Norwich

1st visit here .... beer heaven ... superb and varied range with something for everyone (or everything for someone!).

14 Nov 2008 09:45

The Alexandra Tavern, Norwich

Can't add a lot to what's gone before. We were recited poetry by a Yorkshireman with a broken arm. V friendly place.

14 Nov 2008 09:42

High Cross, Leicester

Surprised to see only one review here.... is it the wrong end of town for most? Haven't been in for ages myself but treated one to a visit on the opening day of the Festival. Its always been the quieter (in terms of general atmosphere)of the spoons in Leicester. Wee populated though and the usual mix in on a Thursday pm. Festival beers on included Brains /Langton & superb Orkney Dark lsland. In fact two local Langton Brewery on plus one being prepared.Observed a keen & knowledgeable manager , always a bonus for JDW.

31 Oct 2008 08:34

Powder Monkey, Exmouth

Looks on the small side for JDW but has a number of rooms joined together + outdoor seating at the front. Near to station.

28 Oct 2008 08:36

The White Hart Hotel, Exeter

Marstons Pedigree & a Ringwood available. The pedigree acceptable quality. The baguette we had a bit disappointing as appeared not quite as advertised. Interesting building worth a look. Opposite the 'Spoons on South St so cheaper beer only on the other side of the road!

28 Oct 2008 08:33

George's Meeting House, Exeter

The quieter spoons in Exeter (maybe due to the nature of the building). Slow service but in part due to coffee orders. local beers in evidence.

28 Oct 2008 08:29

The Imperial, Exeter

Although busy no problem getting served. Local ales Skinners/Bays/Cotleigh. Sat in the superb Orangey. Worth a visit for the building and beers.

28 Oct 2008 08:26

The Great Western Hotel, Exeter

Echo recent comments. Although dated decor 9 beers on and the ones we tried were fine. Simple food menu , filling and value for money lunch. Maybe the best onion rings we've had...... Local and further afield beers.

28 Oct 2008 08:21

The Oxford, Kentish Town

Couldn't stop for food as we had to be elsewhere before service started at 6pm. Would have stopped if time. Beer ok , two on the bar and Tring Brewery sampled. may get cosy and have a lot of tables for food but probably needs to to survive.......

28 Oct 2008 08:16

The Globe, Leicester

Have heard its been taken on by those running the Star & Garter in Wigston. If so will improve and be worth a visit still.

28 Oct 2008 08:11

The Atmospheric Railway Inn, Starcross

Will be known by us as the Lack of Atmosphere Inn / Abandoned Railway. Sure the locals like it though. Had Otter Brewery bitter and Bass on recent visit. Probably like a lot of quiet village places now struggling a bit.

26 Oct 2008 16:28

The Lord Stanley, Camden

Stopping nearby so tried it for an after show drink. Well kept Old Hookey, Spitfire on the bar along with GK IPA. Didn't try the food but it looked ok if a little pricey. Not made to feel like we should be eating.
PS Seymour only posted three comments, all on this pub!

26 Oct 2008 16:00

Swan and Rushes, Leicester

Went to recent Cider & Cheese fest. Usual high standard. Sorry couldn't have stopped longer.

29 Aug 2008 18:10

The Black Horse Inn, Walcote

Pub recently taken over and rebuilt. Won CAMRA award for the work. Had nine real ales on during our recent visit. Also does food.

30 Jun 2008 21:11

The Horseshoe Bar, Glasgow

Echo recent comments & surprised this doesn't get a higher rating. Pies downstairs, restaurant upstairs. Nothing flash just good grub well portioned. 3.75 for three course lunch on Saturdays. All with real ale in a wonderful setting.

30 Jun 2008 21:08

The West Brewing Company, Glasgow

Last went late 2006 and revisited recently on 21 June. Most tables were taken with everyone enjoying themselves. Beers were fine and they must be doing something right to still be there with this type of venture. Food great with speedy and pleasant service.

30 Jun 2008 21:05

The Dog and Gun, Lutterworth

Marstons pub. modern interior.

12 Jun 2008 21:37

The Chandlers Arms, Lutterworth

Agree with ericonabike. Thats the only downside no public transport. Visited on CAMRA minibus trip. Food portions viewed were fantastic for price.

12 Jun 2008 19:34

Star and Garter, Wigston Magna

Usual Everards beers + Bath ales guest

12 Jun 2008 19:31

Red Lion, Rugeley

Listed on heritage pub site. Small cottage rooms. welcoming staff. Banks' beers.

10 Jun 2008 12:21

The Gatehouse, Lichfield

Premises is an old bank. Had local Blythe Brewery beer available. In at lunchtime so quiet with local shoppers.

10 Jun 2008 12:19

Pig & Bell, Rugeley

Didn't have time to go in but beer range supports SIBA.

2 Jun 2008 21:33

Plaza, Rugeley

Nice building, helpful staff and good range of real ale.

2 Jun 2008 21:32

Acorn Inn, Lichfield

Excellent choice of real ale in v good condition. Attentive, polite staff.

2 Jun 2008 21:29

The Bell Hanger, Chepstow

Recently opened. only called in quickly but seemed pleasant.

20 May 2008 22:20

Blacksmiths Arms, Alvington

Fine filling meals. One handpump on our visit (Spitfire) , beer in good condition.Pleasant staff.

20 May 2008 22:19

The Victory, Cardiff

The advertising for this place is very true so it's copied here.....lets hope the other Village Hotels are the same!Our first visit, won't be the last.
The Victory pub & kitchen.

Savour the drinks, relish the food , enjoy the company

Think of your favourite local, but with a modern twist and loads of character.

Here you can meet old friends and make new acquaintances over a few rounds of your favourite tipple - including local brews, guest beers and a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks. All in a real pub atmosphere with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Feeling a bit peckish? Then flick through the menu for some mouth-watering classics from the kitchen.

20 May 2008 22:16

John Wallis Linton, Newport

10 months since last comments posted and i can agree they still apply. given 8 due to high real ale selection.

15 May 2008 12:24

The Great Western, Cardiff

ok on a quiet Saturday lunchtime. Welsh beers in good condition.

15 May 2008 12:17

Buck and Bell, Long Itchington

Just had their annual(?) beer festival in the village.Well worth a trip, Rugby to Leamington Spa bus route.

5 May 2008 11:30

The Three Guineas, Reading

Only had time for a quick drink in here ,selection fine ,mine a bit cold/average.Plastic glasses prob due to football on. would give it another go.

5 May 2008 11:27

The Alehouse, Reading

A must if in Reading but be warned one of the more high priced places. 1st time in but change of manager doesn't seem to have changed anything reading previous comments. Toilet issue is being dealt with. You lose track of time reading the pump clips that cover all walls & ceilings.

5 May 2008 11:23

The Hope Tap, Reading

As Quinno says this is a typical spoons building. Availability and quality of beers was good though. Staff worked hard to reduce queues.

5 May 2008 11:19

The Allied Arms, Reading

Two local ales in good condition.Quiet on our visit ,well worth calling in.

5 May 2008 11:16

Zero Degrees, Reading

Continental in style ,beer isn't like uk lagers and normally well presented. interesting specials (Bulgarian Honey Beer on our visit).Food excellent,consider sharing a pizza unless really hungry. Staff service excellent.

5 May 2008 11:14

3Bs, Reading

Cafe environment ,nice clean place. ales well kept.

5 May 2008 11:02

Rawson Spring, Hillsborough

This pub is located on the Hillsborough tram stop. Was there recently (beer fest on)& v nice place. Staff efficient.

1 Apr 2008 17:43

Waterend Barn, St Albans

One of the reasons we look out for this chain's venues is the buildings used. Worth a look just for that reason. Good range of ales for a Lloyds bar.

10 Mar 2008 09:30

The White Swan, St Albans

Called in for lunch but unable to stay as no vacant tables. Must say something. Clean , smart interior. Would return and try again......

10 Mar 2008 09:27

The Vintry, St Albans

Went in here for lunch on a Saturday. Not massive portions but adequate (excellent onion rings!). Ales, continental lagers and range of wines. Young but active and organised staff. Food seems freshly prepared while you wait so can take a while. No problem with Jennings ale sampled. 1st visit & impressed.

10 Mar 2008 09:25

The Cross Keys, St Albans

Standard 'Spoons, bit dark inside due to decor. Usual ales + 5 guests a plus.

10 Mar 2008 09:19

Three Cranes, Leicester

Now open under the name Whites Victorian Bar & Bistro. Greene King beers

5 Mar 2008 09:20

The Blacksmiths Arms, Cosby

Reported closed March 2008

5 Mar 2008 09:12

Three Cranes, Leicester

Closed for some time. refurbished and renamed but only open for about a week. New name has now been removed from outside, remains closed.

17 Feb 2008 16:55

The Criterion, Leicester

On a recent visit beer excellent as usual. Be careful when wanting food if there is a function on, they don't seem to cater for both a function and the general public.

17 Feb 2008 16:51

The Royal Hotel, Hayfield

As previous comments. Normally 5 ales on in great condition. Friendly staff

17 Feb 2008 16:39

The Penny Bank, Lancaster

Simular thoughts to pint size. V Busy on the saturday we were in recently. Six ales including local ones.

11 Feb 2008 17:23

Sir Richard Owen, Lancaster

Excellent , motivated staff on our recent Saturday night visit. If all the chain were like this............ Usual good value breakfast on the Sunday morning.

11 Feb 2008 17:20

Last Plantagenet, Leicester

Recently seemed to have improved service standards and guest beer range. Not in the top league of 'Spoons but adequate for our weekly visit. As with others in this chain doesn't seem enough staff when busy.

11 Feb 2008 17:18

Barley Mow, Leicester

Recent comments echoed.

11 Feb 2008 17:15

Black Horse, Leicester

Excellent pint of Okells IPA. Has some character, one of those where you think what is this place on entry. modernisation would probably spoil it though.

11 Feb 2008 17:10

The Queen Victoria, Leicester

New owners, up to 7 real ales and 2 a pint a weekends (at time of posting)

6 Feb 2008 12:06

The Green Ayre, Lancaster

Things seem to have change since the last posting. A recent visit saw a local beer festival in place. Hard working and polite staff.

6 Feb 2008 11:49

The Yorkshire House, Lancaster

Take this place for what it is, a local bands venue. Four cask beers in great condition.Decor could be more co ordinated but not put off going back.

6 Feb 2008 11:46

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