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Euston Tap, Euston

Stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon. Great use of an interesting building and the beer choice was incredible. However, I was really disappointed with the interior - downstairs was okay and the spiral staircase is a nice feature, but upstairs is dingy, smelly and looks like it needs a good lick of paint.

It's a real shame because the building is fantastic from the outside. Perhaps I've been spoiled by other pubs in London, but this really could do with a bit of TLC.

25 Mar 2013 14:11

The Old Cannon Brewery, Bury St Edmunds

Great food (and a very pleasing emphasis on locally-sourced produce) and really good selection of beer.

The in-house ales are usually worth trying , especially Gunner's Daughter. They also tend to have 2 or 3 guest ales, plus their house lager is provided by Calvors in Suffolk (really tasty).

Well worth a visit if you're in Bury St Edmunds.

30 Oct 2012 16:38

Benson Blakes Bar and Grill, Bury St Edmunds

Great burgers and a great selection of beers. My only criticism is the prices of some of the keg beers - I don't mind paying a bit extra for imported stuff, but on my last visit, I paid around 5.50 for a pint of Jaipur (really should have checked the prices first).

It was a lovely pint, but at almost 2 a pint more than a cask beer, I thought it represented poor value for money.

30 Oct 2012 16:31

The Dove, Bury St Edmunds

Rare to find such a 'proper' pub like this - does all the things a pub should do so very well.

Every pint I've had in here has been perfectly kept and the landlord really knows his stuff. He obviously knows what makes a proper pub too as you won't find quiz machines, TVs and the like in here. Don't bother asking for Stella or Carling either!

I only wish there were more pubs like this around.

30 Oct 2012 16:22

The Rake, London Bridge

Cracking little specialist beer bar in Borough Market. Staff were excellent on our visit and the were more than happy to let us try lots of the beers before we made a purchase. They even warned us that one of the Belgian beers we chose was 6.60 a pint, so we went for a half!

I had a pint of Magic Rock Curious - cracking beer and great to find beers like this in London.

It is pricey, but personally, I don't mind paying a premium to try beers from small independent breweries. Strange that so many people complain about the prices, yet seem happy to hand over 4 for a bottle of Peroni in most bars these days.

24 Oct 2011 12:56

The Beerhouse, Bury St Edmunds

Great pub this - nice welcoming interior, really good service and best of all, an excellent choice of ever-changing real ales (a refreshing change in Bury St Edmunds). Really good modern take on what is now an old-fashioned concept.

They've also recently opened their own micro-brewery, which is great news.

24 Jun 2011 14:23

The Black Lion, Bishop's Stortford

Agree with all the previous reviews. This a grotty little hole which seems to have got worse over the years. The only redeeming feature is that it's actually quite a nice building from the outside.

Avoid.

16 Feb 2011 11:34

The Queens Head, Newton

Absolutely superb pub, probably one of my all-time favourites. Set in a pretty village, lovely building, excellent beer, very tasty simple food and friendly, attentive bar staff. Exactly how a pub should be.

As for the comments about 'hooray Henrys' - I've been to this pub many times (luckily, it's only 4 miles down the road) and I've never experienced these type of people. Even so, I'd rather have to 'put up' with them than drunken oiks and aggressive people.

13 Jun 2009 11:17

The Warwick, Soho

I'd like to echo a lot of the negative feedback about this place - pretentious; poor selection of beer; rude and incompetent staff; and totally soulless. I've no idea how places like this stay in business. Sitting inside, you could be absolutely anywhere.

London has literally thousands of much better places to go out for a drink than this. Avoid.

17 May 2009 23:46

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