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The Prince of Wales, St Helier

This pub does't look much from the outside but inside it is much more appealing, good selection of very well kept real ale and a large drinking area with plenty of memorabilia from the area, has a nice outside drinking area which is very pleasant too.

We visited it a few times when the "island games" were on and found the barstaff to be friendly and charming and more than happy to top up a pint when needed, without being asked as well.

One of the best pubs in St Helier we thought.

24 Jul 2015 14:12

The Dog and Sausage, St Helier

A decent locals pub, got a bit of Parachute regiment and Royal marine memorabilia oin the walls which is interesting, beer was decent but the location is not the best... Interesting to sit outside and do some people watching of the customers in the Mcdonalds opposite.

20 Jul 2015 17:32

The Cock and Bottle, St Helier

Right next door to "The Peirson" which makes for a short pub crawl! Small downstairs and upstairs bars but has a big ouside drinking area which is nice on a summer evening, sells "liberation" brewery beer which is ok but that is it for the real ale selection, good barstaff and a relaxed atmosphere.

20 Jul 2015 17:29

The Lamplighter, St Helier

Serves a wider selection of beer than most local pubs, can be a bit pricey if you are drinking imported from the UK beer, good bar staff (mainly central Europeans as seems to be the norm in Jersey pubs), fairly small inside and unfortunately doesn't have an outside drinking area.

A good pub.

20 Jul 2015 17:25

The Peirson, St Helier

Decent pub selling "Liberation ale" and the usual selection of lagers and ciders, nive to sit outside and watch the world go by, good bar staff, as with most St Helier pubs closes at 2300hrs.

20 Jul 2015 17:21

The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier

Visited during the island games, not a great selection of beer (lager or cider about it) but one of the few places in St Helier open till late (2am) was full of posh city boys comparing the price of their blazers, not joking!,when we visited.

Ok for a late drink but no other reason to go there.

20 Jul 2015 17:19

The Hammersmith Ram, Hammersmith

Decent enough Youngs pub without being anything special, well kept beer but £4.05 for a pint of Youngs Blond ale? Seems a bit steep to me.

2 Jun 2015 17:40

The Dove Inn, Hammersmith

A good pub on the river, very busy on the Saturday we visited but the service was good and the beer (Fullers) was well kept, tucked down a little lane it's well worth seeking out.

2 Jun 2015 17:34

The Blue Anchor, Hammersmith

Visited on a Saturday pub crawl of Ealing and Hammersmith areas, it is right on the river and was packed when we got there, had a pint stood outside watching the world go by, decent service seeing as how it was busy and the beer was well kept.

2 Jun 2015 17:32

The Forester, West Ealing

A big pub with several different bar areas, it's a Fullers pub so decent enough beer on tap, we stayed for a couple of pints and sat outside enjoying the sun, busy on a Saturday afternoon with people watching the FA cup final, prompt and polite service.

Nothing to do with the pub but if you use the benches outside be prepared to see some local "rat boys and girls" hanging around waiting for their "dodgy" friends to drive up so they can get some "gear"....adds a bit of local colour!

2 Jun 2015 17:29

The Wheatsheaf, Ealing

Decent Fullers pub, full range of beers on offer and busy on the Saturday afternoon we visited with people watching rugby union and test cricket on a large screen and a few tv's. good natured staff and customers from what we saw on our visit.

2 Jun 2015 17:23

The Haven Arms, Ealing

We stopped off for a pint on a Saturday afternoon tour of Ealing pubs, had a pint of the pubs own name beer (not sure who it brewed by) seemed pleasant enough as we stood in the courtyard area, didn't notice a dog or anyone taking drugs!

2 Jun 2015 17:21

Leading Light, Faversham

It's a Wetherspoon so you know what you are going to get (the McDonalds of pubs), it ok but there are a lot better options in a town packed with pubs.

14 Apr 2015 17:06

The Bear Inn, Faversham

A good old fashioned pub on the market place, nothing fancy, just sells decent beer, a small front bar and a much larger back bar off a corridor, pleasant bar staff and a pleasant atmosphere on the Saturday night we visited.

Worth a visit if you are on a pub crawl of Faversham.

14 Apr 2015 17:03

The Anchor, Faversham

A good pub which seemed to be concentrating on the food side of the business on our visit, usual collection of shep beers which were well kept and the pub was spotlessly clean inside and had some tables out front which were good to catch the sun and watch the world go by, a pleasant place to pass an hour or so.

Some very easy on the eye bar staff added to the attraction of the pub too!

14 Apr 2015 16:59

The Railway Hotel, Faversham

We stopped at this pub on our visit to Faversham and very pleasant it was too, nice clean rooms and a good breakfast.

Large open plan bar with a restaurant attached to it and the beer was well kept, looked like decent food, friendly bar staff.

14 Apr 2015 16:55

The Chimney Boy, Faversham

The only pub we found in Faversham open after 2300hr, it closes at 0000 and that about all you can say for it really, had a dj on on the saturday night we visited and mainly sells lager or bottled beer although it had one ale on draught.

14 Apr 2015 16:51

The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham

A decent enough pub a short walk from the centre of town, has a good selection of ale which were well kept and good food, if a little pricey, fairly small inside but has a reasonable size beer garden.

Visited it on easter Sunday and we only stayed for one pint because of some "modern parent" types who were having a drink while allowing their "little darlings" to do what they wanted... throwing gravel in the air near people drinking and annoying a couples dog, if you want to use a pub, which should be for adults and older children, as a creche then at least control your childen!

Rant over, it not the pubs fault but did ensure we only had a brief stay.

14 Apr 2015 16:47

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham

When they say it a micro pub they are not kidding, a small bar at the back of the pub and a few tables and stools on either side of the room, did some cracking ale on our visit, sadly can't remember what, and also a good local cider.

Good enthusiastic staff who know what they are on about, only been open for a few month and i hope it is a success.

14 Apr 2015 16:39

The Elephant, Faversham

A great pub just a short walk from Faversham train station, has a good range of ale and cider and some decent lager too, drank "black ops" on my visit very reasonable at £3 a pint.

A pub with naval connections and reflects this with plenty of memorabilia throughtout the pub, got a decent beer garden out the back and tables out front for the summer months.

Nice pickled eggs too!

14 Apr 2015 16:36

The Half Moon, Ripley

In my opinion the best pub in the village, beer from "surrey hills" brewery and pleasant staff in clean, basic one room pub, good reasonably priced food as well.

3 Nov 2014 14:39

The Ship, Ripley

This could be a decent pub, sadly it is ruined by the "miserable as sin" landlord, I don't expect mindless "have a nice day" service but common courtesy would be nice to a paying customer, tried the pub a few times, service always the same, won't bother going back.

3 Nov 2014 14:37

The Dolphin, Portsmouth

Situated opposite the cathederal this pub claims to be the oldest in Portsmouth, we visited on a Saturday evening and found it to be warm and welcoming with a decent selection of real ale (think had 5 on offer) tried the "invincible" beer which was very good.

We had three different things off the menu which were all very good, will be doing this pub again when in the area.

17 Oct 2013 14:52

The Coal Exchange, Emsworth

Good pub near to the harbour, good selection of real ale on offer which were in good condition, has a large outside drinking area out the back of the pub and also some undercover seating next to the toilets.

A good, busy pub aimed at drinkers more than anything, good service from the barstaff.

12 Sep 2013 18:32

Lord Raglan, Emsworth

Good location, good beer, good food and some very easy on the eye barmaids, had three real ale on tap the ones that I tried were good.

Good view from the beer garden over the small harbour/yacht area.

Recommended for a drink if you in the town

12 Sep 2013 18:27

The Blue Bell, Emsworth

A small pub near to the harbour, had four decent quality real ales on offer which were well kept, a small outside drinking area out the back of the pub which was popular with locals dogs, all friendly enough.

Plenty of historical information on the area inside the pub, and a relaxed atmosphere.

12 Sep 2013 18:23

The Lazy Toad, Shoreham by Sea

Cracking little pub that serves a good selection of real ale straight from the barrels behind the bar, it gets busy and is fairly small inside.

The barstaff were very good and the atmosphere in the pub was relaxed, plenty of "toad" memorabilia as well, a very good drinkers pub

12 Sep 2013 18:18

The Duke Of Wellington, Shoreham by Sea

A "dark star" brewery pub located a short walk from the town centre, the beer quality was very good and there were also some interesting lagers on tap.

A single bar serves a large open drinking area and at the back of the pub there is plenty of seating for drinkers, the pub is "dog friendly" and also appears to have bands on fairly regularly.

12 Sep 2013 18:13

The Buckingham Arms, Shoreham by Sea

A large number of real ale on offer, most good quality but a couple not the best.. might have been near the end of the barrel perhaps.

A open plan pub with a few "interesting" and sweary customers, mainly older men.

Good service from the barstaff.

12 Sep 2013 18:08

The Greyhound, Ash

A fair sized pub dived into two bars and with a large outside drinking area, they sold three real ales from, I think, Greene king which were well kept and the service from the bar staff was good.

Unfortunately being the only pub in this part of Ash it does attract a lot of "Ash billies" who are a bit like hillbillies in America but with a worse dress sense... white vests and tracksuit bottoms are their standard dress and being highly drunk their pastime, also a fair few of them buy pints in the pub and then wander off somewhere else to drink them, all a bit strange.

Allright for a drink if you in the area but would not make big effort to go there.

2 Sep 2013 17:12

Tom Browns, Dorchester

Home of the Dorset Brewing Company so as you would expect a decent selection of their own beers on offer which were good.

Was busy on the Saturday afternoon I visited but it was not a problem to get served, a good drinking pub.

2 Sep 2013 15:10

The Blue Raddle, Dorchester

Cracking pub with an excellent selection of beer on offer, very busy with eaters and drinkers but the bar staff were very prompt and efficient.

2 Sep 2013 15:06

The Duke Of Wellington, Wareham

A small pub with six real ale available, the ones I tried were very good and were an interesting selection with a couple of Scottish ones available (80 shilling and Golden XPA).

Did a busy trade in food but was still a drinkers pub with a few "interesting local characters" by the bar.

Has a large outside drinking area with plenty of seating, the bar staff were good but with it being busy could have done with extra help.

2 Sep 2013 15:02

The Red Lion Hotel, Wareham

Hotel bar with the emphasis on food which looked pretty good, they did have a good selection of real ale on, 4 i think with a couple from smaller breweries. Tried a beer from the Dark Star brewery which was very good.

The bar area was very well decorated and it has a outside drinking area witha lot of benches and tables available.

Pleasant and efficient bar staff.

2 Sep 2013 14:56

The Quay, Wareham

Set back from the river this is a small pub but has a large outside drinking area out the back and tables and benches at the front, tried the Ringwood best in here which was a nice pint.

Pleasant and efficient bar staff.

2 Sep 2013 14:51

The Old Granary, Wareham

More of a restaurant than a pub but it had two real ales on, tried the Ringwood best, it was a nice pint but at £3.80 a bit expensive.

Lovely location on the river and has outside seating and a upstairs terrace with good views over the Purbeck area.

Very polite and cheerful bar and serving staff.

2 Sep 2013 14:47

The Black Bear Hotel, Wareham

A hotel bar it offered 3 real ale, tried the 49er it was a good pint and at £3.40 not bad value, the bar is fairly small but there is a outside drinking area at the back of the building.

Good prompt service from the bar staff.

2 Sep 2013 14:44

The Bull and Gate, Kentish Town

Now closed.

25 Jul 2013 15:46

The Beehive, Marylebone

A small pub that seems to be aimed at the food side of things, open plan inside with a few seats out the front of the pub on the pavement for drinkers.

Visited on a Monday afternoon, the beer selection was OK with, I think 2 real ale on draught, which were reasonable but not great quality.

Good efficient bar staff and it looked like it would get busy with after work drinkers.

Not a bad pub but better options nearby, still worth a visit though.

10 Jul 2013 16:36

The Barley Mow, Marylebone

A small pub just a short walk from Baker Street LU station, it sells 5 real ale, I had a pint of "dark star" brewery "meltdown" which was in excellent condition the prices were pretty good too, a round of a pint of real ale and a pint of lager only £7.55.

The pub was busy for a Monday afternoon and you can stand out the front on the pavement with your drink.

Very efficient bar staff and a good atmosphere in this pub.

10 Jul 2013 16:30

The Old Fountain, Old Street

Located a short walk from "Old street" LU station this is a large open plan pub that looks like it was once a two room pub.

Visited it on a Monday afternoon so it was not busy but had a steady number of drinkers coming in, had 6 real ale on draught and 4 craft beer in keg on offer too, I tried the "kent" brewery "session pale" which was very good and at £3.30 a pint pretty reasonable value.

Prompt service from the bar staff, as you would expect on a weekday afternoon, and the food which is available from 12 to 3 pm looked good as well.

CAMRA East/City pub of year 2012.

10 Jul 2013 16:21

The Woodman, Highgate

Located right next to Highgate LU station, worth popping in for a pint before or after the walk up the hill to the Highgate village pubs (for those of us on the big side who need a breather!)

A big open plan pub with a large outside drinking area it offered six real ale on draught i tried the "battleaxe" beer which was very good.

Unlike other reviewers i found the bar staff to be pleasant and efficient, either i have lower standards than others or i caught them on a good day!

13 Jun 2013 17:31

The Prince of Wales Ale House, Highgate

A good small pub situated on the main road, looks to be more of a drinkers pub than others in the area, has a lot of cricket related photos on the walls and other items of local interest displayed too.

Had four real ale, I tried the redemption bewery "rock the kazbek" beer which was very good,the bar staff were very pleasant and service was good.

13 Jun 2013 17:22

The Flask, Highgate

A fullers brewery pub which is small inside but has a large outside drinking area, it was very busy on the Saturday I visited.

Sadly as seems to be the case with fullers pubs the price of the beer was excessive, £4.05 or a pint of the guest beer which was from a London brewey when other pubs in the vicinity are charging £3.40 to £3.50 a pint it does sem a bit steep!

Had our real ale on tap, the one i had was well kept, and the service was good.

13 Jun 2013 17:16

The Wrestlers, Highgate

Large open plan pub with outside seating area at the front, visited on a Saturday afternoon when it was busy with drinkers and eaters.

Four real ale on tap, tried the portobello brewery "star" beer which was a very well kept and a reasonable price at £3.40 a pint.

Very pleasant bar staff and a all round good drinking experience.

13 Jun 2013 17:04

The White Lion, Pailton

Decent pub that seems to concentrate on the food side of things with some good offers.

A Greene King pub offering their usual beer, the "Golden hen" was very well kept.

Polite bar staff.

16 May 2013 16:08

The Merchants Inn, Rugby

The best pub in Rugby town centre by some distance, has 10 real ale on draught, a large selection of Belgian beer in bottles (about 50 I think) and 4 German beer on offer.

All the beer is kept in excellent condition and varies in price from £ 3 to £3.30 depending on the abv of what you are drinking.

A good selection of small and national brewery beer is on offer.

A large open plan drinking area with plenty of beer related memorabilia to get you in the the mood!

Advertising a cider and perry festival in July when I was in there and festivals and events seem to be a regular thing.

A must do pub in Rugby.

16 May 2013 16:05

The Merchants Inn, Rugby

The best pub in Rugby town centre by some distance, has 10 real ale on draught, a large selection of Belgian beer in bottles (about 50 I think) and 4 German beer on offer.

All the beer is kept in excellent condition and varies in price from £ 3 to £3.30 depending on the abv of what you are drinking.

A good selection of small and national brewery beer is on offer.

A large open plan drinking area with plenty of beer related memorabilia to get you in the the mood!

Advertising a cider and perry festival in July when I was in there and festivals and events seem to be a regular thing.

A must do pub in Rugby.

16 May 2013 16:05

The Half Moon, Oxford

A small pub that got very busy on the Saturday night we were in there.

Two real ale on offer, I drank the "crop circle which was very good.

Open until around 2 am but to guarantee getting served you ned to get in before 1230 am.

Popular with locals and students, which creates a good atmosphere.

Prompt and efficient bar staff.

16 May 2013 15:57

The James Street Tavern, Oxford

Fantastic pub ,with a selection of around 10 real ale from regional and national breweries and a good selection of lager and cider on offer too.

Has a large open plan drinking area, a small outside drinking area at the front and a beer garden round the back.

A good atmosphere with a mix of locals and visitors and the pub has regular live music sessions.

The two very pleasant and attractive barstaff are polite and efficient.

Open till around 0130 am on the Friday we drank in there.

16 May 2013 15:51

The George, Oxford

If i've got the right pub this is now a "Bath Ale" brewery pub serving all the real ale that brewery produces.

The beer is in excellent condition and he pub is clean, and a pleasant place to have a drink on a crawl round Oxford.

Good, knowledgeable bar staff.

16 May 2013 15:42

The Port Mahon, Oxford

Decent pub split in an upstairs and downstairs drinking area, had Greene King beer on offer which were well kept and the food in here was very good and reasonable priced.

Popular pub, busy with locals and visitors alike, you may struggle to get a seat if you want to sit down for your drinking.

16 May 2013 15:37

Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford

Located down a side street off the high street, a open plan pub that sells around 6 real ales all of which were in good condition.

Prompt, helpful bar staff and fairly busy on a Saturday evening.

16 May 2013 15:22

The Surbiton Flyer, Surbiton

Situated next to Surbiton train station, a fairly large open plan room served by a single bar, it serves Fullers real ale served a little too cold for my taste but once it warms up it is a decent pint.

The prices are not cheap but that does not sem to put people off as it gets busy.

Found the staff to be efficient and easy on the eye, a good place to start a tour of Surbiton.

8 Mar 2013 15:57

The Duchy Arms, Kennington

Went in on a crawl in the area, has been taken over recently by new owners and refurbished, did a decent pint of real ale (can't remember what I had) and looked like it did good food.

Very clean throughout and the barstaff were polite and efficient, worth dropping into if you are in the area.

21 Feb 2013 18:18

The Dog House, Kennington

Decent pub with a slightly alternative feel to it, advertises music gigs in the upstairs rooms.

Well kept real ale and lager and fairly busy in the early evening when we were there.

Attractive and efficient bar staff.

21 Feb 2013 18:14

The Black Prince, Kennington

Nice pub which was very clean and welcoming on a crawl round the area, can't remember what beer I had in here (was a long night) but it was well kept.

Shows sport on several TV's and the food looked good, the barstaff were polite and pleasant and the pub had a good atmosphere to it.

21 Feb 2013 18:09

The Royal Oak, Vauxhall

Old style public house run by old style barstaff and has old style customers, a cracking little dinking pub that serves "Marstons" real ale with pedigree and EPA on tap, the EPA was very well kept.

Only a short walk from Vauxhall train station and worth the efort to find it,

21 Feb 2013 18:04

The Jolly Gardeners, Vauxhall

If you like German beer and food then this is a good place to go, run by German bar staff this is not a "german theme bar" but simply a pub that has a large selection of good beer on tap and a few on bottle.

Reasonably priced food and pints of beer around the £4.50 mark, I drank an "alt" beer in bottles for £4.20.

Very pleasant and efficient bar staff, the pub shows Bundesliga football on a big screen.

21 Feb 2013 17:59

The Garden Gate, Aldershot

Great little community pub with plenty of things going on, decent beer from regional breweries in excellent condition and a nice welcoming atmosphere with customers of all ages and backgrounds.

one of the best pubs in Aldershot

28 Jan 2013 17:26

The Beehive, Aldershot

One of the most unwelcoming pubs I've ever been in, from the large aggressive dog that runs at you barking, to the barman who lacks basic manners "please and thank you" are not too much to ask when you as a customer are putting money into the till surely? to the rising damp on the walls and the toilets that look like they have not been cleaned in years with broken tiles on the walls to the bar staff who stand indoors smoking this pub has all the elements for a bad night out.

After all of that at least the beer quality was OK but would not drink in this place again under any circumstances.

28 Jan 2013 17:23

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

As usual the beer was top quality, the staff dealt well with the large number of people in here for a early Saturday afternoon drink and the pork pies were top quality too.

Opens at 1200 on a Saturday and you need to arrive early to get a seat or place by the bar.

Superb pub in every respect.

13 Dec 2012 18:36

The Vine, Kentish Town

Seems to be a pub going for the food market which looked to be doing a good trade on the Saturday we visited.

Two real ales on draught, which were of reasonable quality.

The female barstaff were very easy on the eye and were polite and efficient with it.

If the Southampton Arms is packed this is a handy place to wait for the crowds to die down a bit!

13 Dec 2012 18:32

The Assembly House, Kentish Town

Pub very close to Kentish Town underground station, a lot bigger inside than it looks from the outside.

Serves Grene King beer and also a guest ale ( from a Nottingham brewery on my visit) all of which are well kept.

Pleasant bar staff and a decent atmosphere for a drink, worth a visit if you are in the area.

13 Dec 2012 18:28

Oceana, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Following a murder in this place and fifteen assaults related to it since August the metropolitan police have now revoked it's licence.

22 Nov 2012 09:27

Leopold Tavern, Southsea

Fantastic beer selection in this pub with 10 real ale on draught, a good selection of cider and decent range of bottled ber.

Had a pint of the Portland Porter which was very well kept.

Good knowledgeable bar staff.

12 Nov 2012 17:37

The Hole in The Wall, Southsea

Packed on the Saturday we visited but worth putting up with the congestion for the fantastic beer selection on offer.

The beer from local breweries was good and at prices of £2.70 to £3.20 (most were £2.70 or £2.80) it was good value for money.

Decent selection of foreign bottled beer again very well priced at £3.00 a bottle.

A propr drinkers pub popular with locals and beer tourists alike.

Pleasant and efficient bar staff.

12 Nov 2012 17:34

Nags Head, Reading

Fantastic selection of beer available in this pub, lot of local ones available with strength varying from normal to strong, beers I tried were all in good condition but can't remember exactly which ones I had.

Do hot meat pies for 3.50 which help to soak up the ale.

7 Nov 2012 17:25

The Allied Arms, Reading

Excellent pub in Reading town centre, can't remember what beer I had in here (was at the end of a long day!) but it was very well kept, decent bar staff with good service.

7 Nov 2012 17:21

Zero Degrees, Reading

A brew pub that does a decent selection of beer.... tried the elderflower and golden ale on my visit, bit more expensive than other Reading pubs (about 7 for two pints) but not excessively so.

Pretty quiet at 2pm on a Monday (as you would expect) so service was prompt and pleasant.

Interesting photographs in the gents toilets!

7 Nov 2012 17:18

The Sun, Godalming

Serves a good pint of badger bitter for 3.10 a pint, as mentioned by others more of a locals pub but a nice place to sit and watch the world go by on the outside terrace.

Shows live sport on several TV's inside the pub.

20 Sep 2012 18:11

Jack George Phillips, Godalming

Usual weatherspoon "beer barn" a narrow layout with the bar on the left as you walk in, the pub does stretch back a good distance though.

Sells the standard range of beer at the usual prices you get in all weatherspoons, beer quality OK but not brilliant, the food was not great on my visit on Sunday as you could tell it was old oil the food had been fried in.

This pub is Godalmings only entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2013, an entry which I find odd, there are smaller pubs in the town with a better beer range and quality (the Star and Sun for two) which have not made the guide.

Why do CAMRA commitees support a huge chain pub company like weatherspoon so much when smaller pubs could do with the help and publicity a entry in the guide would provide?

20 Sep 2012 18:07

The Blagrave Arms, Reading

Currently shut, sign in the window that they are applying for an extension to stay open later at night.

The sewer main in road outside pub is being replaced and the hoardings block out the light, not sure if this work will be completed before pub reopens but it doesn't help the pub.

15 Aug 2012 17:03

The Osborne, Southsea

Disco pub ( now called Kingsleys bar) costs 3 to get in on a Saturday night.

Not a place to go to for decent beer, just a bar for some of the "interesting" locals to get drunk in and try and get off with each other..... sadly the standard is not high!

Topless male bar staff which is a interesting gimmick to get women though the door.

8 Aug 2012 17:38

The Barley Mow, Southsea

Lovely pub divided into two bars served by one bar, the saloon bar has a pool table and is clean but fairly basic with some sport shirts on the walls.

The larger lounge bar seems to be the heart of the pub with plenty of interesting memorabilia on the walls concerning local history.

Had 6 real ale on draught, tried the Havant brewery "started" which was in excellent condition.

Has a decent sized beer garden for own centre pub which has some giant sized games available for use.

Food prices looked very good but did not try any on this visit.

Good, pleasant bar staff.

Possibly the best pub in Southsea?

8 Aug 2012 17:32

The Apsley House, Southsea

Large open plan pub with outside seating at the front of the pub, had three real ale on draught and a decent selection of lagers and ciders on offer.

Drank the "summer lightening" which was was very well kept.

Good selection of music on the jukebox and a TV for the sport.

Good sevice at the bar.

Decent side street drinking pub.

8 Aug 2012 17:25

The Railway Arms, Alton

Triple FFF beers and a guest ale on offer, all very well kept and reasonable priced at 2.90 or 3 (the ones I had anyway)

Always busy but the bar staff are efficient and ervice is always prompt and pleasant.

A short walk from the train station and always worth starting or finishing a crawl in here.

23 Jul 2012 09:42

The Eight Bells, Alton

Had a nice pint of "skew" summer ale in here, served by a pleasant barman.

Has a nice outside drinking area with wooden tables which is good for a summers evening drinking.

Locals pub but worth the effort in finding it.

23 Jul 2012 09:37

The Barley Mow, Alton

Up for sale at the minute, last night it was shut when I walked past, another pub bites the dust?

23 Jul 2012 09:34

The Watermans Arms, Richmond

One of the best pubs in Richmond, small with a good atmosphere does get busy due to being near to the river.

Serves Youngs beer with prices reflecting the average for Richmond.

The tables outside are a good spot to sit with a pint and atch the world go by.

23 Jul 2012 09:32

The Prince's Head, Richmond

Busy pub located on Richmond green, one large open plan drinking area and a couple of areas for diners, serves Fullers beer which is well kept and not too pricey for Richmond (Chiswick at 3.35 a pint)

Has a couple of TV's and they were showing the cricket on Saturday.

23 Jul 2012 09:29

The Dukes Head, Richmond

Located a short walk from the town centre, this is a Victorian building with a central bar serving a drinkers bar and a more formal dining area.

It has a small outside dinking area and also a couple of tables outside the main entrance.

Serves three real ales and the Twickenham brewery "naked ladies" was a nice drop of beer.

Pleasant bar staff and the pub had the feel of a locals pub which is not that common in Richmond.

23 Jul 2012 09:25

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

As usual with this pub eleven real ale on draught and, I think, 6 ciders.

All beer from small independent brewers and reasonably priced at 3.20 a pint (some of the stronger ones more expensive but clearly marked as such on the handpump)

Pleasant and efficient bar staff, on saturday they had to cope with a large number of CAMRA members on a pub crawl some of whom were a bit demanding.... if you think your pint needs topping up rather than make "snide" comments to your mates in the hearing of the bar staff just ask them to do it and they will happily oblige, as a customer at the time I feel the bar staff dealt well with these type of people.

11 Jul 2012 17:27

The George Inn, Newport

How can a pub on the Isle of Wight justify charging 8 for two pints of locally brewed beer when every other pub charges around 6.50 for the same beer?

Whatever the other merits of this pub they need to lok at their pricing policy.

11 Jul 2012 17:20

The Three Pigeons, Guildford

Small pub located at the top end of the high street, has a upstairs and downstairs area and a small outside smoking area.

Does a good selection of real ale, the TEA was only 2.70 a pint, a bargain price in Guildford.

Also does a real ale collectors card, if you buy five pints you get the sixth for free which is worth doing.

Good friendly service.

29 Jun 2012 16:45

The Guildford Tup, Guildford

Rugby and sport themed pub.

One bar serving the pub and its large outside drinking area.

Real ale is Sheredrop and Ranmore ale both from a local brewery, beer is well kept and the bar staff are pleasant and efficient.

Was very busy on my visit, a Thursday, which could have been due to the Euro 2012 semi final game being shown on TVs in the pub and in beer garden

29 Jun 2012 16:40

The Sovereigns, Woking

Just been voted Wokings pub of the year in a local newspaper competiton.

Always has 6 real ale on offer with some from Scotland and Wales.

If you are in Woking it is worth going to.

29 Jun 2012 16:31

The Old House at Home, West Wittering

More of a restaurant with a bar than a proper pub, one large room for diners and a smaller room for drinkers that still had lot of tables for diners.

Fairly standard range of beer on offer which was reasonable quality but served a bit too clod for my taste.

did not try the food but it certainlky was doing a lot of food business.

29 Jun 2012 16:28

The George and Dragon Inn, Chichester

Just managed to get a pint before last orders on my visit.

Sadly can't remember what ale I had but it was a good one, good bar staff and it seems to be busy on a weekend evening.

Worth a visit.

29 Jun 2012 16:22

The Globe Inn, Chichester

Near to the bus station, a large open plan pub with the emphasis on TV screens.

Did not serve any real ale so it is lager or cider if you want a pint!

Classifies itself as a sports pub but when a Euro 2012 game was on (Germany V Portugal) they turned off the commentary and the DJ played music at ear bleeding level at 2000hrs!

Worth bearing in mind if you want to watch sport on a weekend

29 Jun 2012 16:19

The Anchor Bleu, Bosham

Lovely pub with a fantastic view over the harbour area.

Small inside with lot of nooks and crannies, has a nice outside terrace.

Decent selection of real ale on draught, which were well kept.

29 Jun 2012 16:13

The Bull Inn, Chichester

Located a short waqlk form the town centre, opposite the market site.

Serves a good range of real ale from the local area, all very well kept and served.

Did not try the food, but it looked worth buying.

Somewhat "eccentric" landlord who is entertaining!

Very good pub

29 Jun 2012 16:10

The Chameleon Bar, Woking

Full of plastic hard men and their fat and ugly looking girl friends.

if you have any sense or taste go and spend your hard earned money somewhere else (imagine most of the customers are spending their free money from the "social" in this dump).

If this was the last drinking place open in Woking I would rather go home and have a cup of tea.

8 Jun 2012 12:50

The Old Vine, Winchester

Have walked past this place on many occasions thinking it was a restaurant.

Went in with some friends and found that they had four real ales on with one from the Isle of Wight (unusual for this area) the beer was well kept and not too bad a price.

Small outside drinking area.

Seems to concentrate on the food side of things but the beer was good and so was the service.

Close to the eclipse and Wykeham arms pubs and worth a visit.

8 Jun 2012 12:45

The Black Boy, Winchester

Lovely pub a short walk over the river from the town centre, old building with stone floor and a central bar and lots of nooks and crannies.

Has I think four real ale on tap from local breweries and they were well priced at 3.20 a pint and also very well served.

Good bar staff on my visit and a pleasant atmosphere.

Has a large outside drinking area with plenty of seating.

Worth the effort in finding it.

8 Jun 2012 12:40

Brouge, Bistro and Belgian Beer Cellar, Richmond Upon Thames

As the previous review said it has now reopened as the "pigs ear", they serve a good selection of real ale and "craft beers" with some fairly unusual ones among the choices.

The beer was well kept and my friend who usually drinks lager liked some of the real ale on offer.

Was very busy with drinkers and eaters on my visit which made it a good lively atmosphere.

Bar staff were very efficient and pleasant.

Worth a visit.

8 Jun 2012 12:34

The Victoria Inn, Richmond

Discoverd this pub on a recent pub crawl round Richmond.

A old fashioned one room pub with a corridor leading to a small outside drinking/smoking area.

Do not remenber the choice of real ale I had (it was a long day!) but ti was well kept and so was the lager my friend had.

only a short walk from the town centre and well worth the effort in finding it.

8 Jun 2012 12:28

The Rose of York, Richmond

Large pub on the outskirts of Richmond with a good outside seating area.

Serves Sam Smiths beer, which means you get a decent pint for reasonable amount of money.

Good service and he staff are helpful.

8 Jun 2012 12:24

Five Bells, Buriton

Good village pub with a lively selection of customers.

Well kept real ale and the food looked good too.

Worth a visit if you are in the area.

8 Jun 2012 12:21

The Old Kings Head, Borough

Visited this pub on Saturday, as usual the place was packed and the beer was in excellent form.

A proper drinkers pub, was a bit loud with a lot of Millwall FC fans celebrating the end of the season but no hint of trouble.

Also popular with foreign drinkers who know their stuff, was chatting to a man from Chicago who comes over for business, he likes the atmosphere too!

30 Apr 2012 09:50

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

Managed to beat the rush, just, by getting here just as it opened at 1200 on Saturday.

Usual excellent selection of beer and cider and a decent atmosphere with "beer tickers", football fans and other drinkers enjoying a decent pub.

Well worth the walk up from Kentish Town LU in the rain!-

30 Apr 2012 09:43

The Lamb and Flag, Covent Garden

Not a lot changed since the Fuller's takeover, although they have got rid of most of the memorabilia which gave the pub it's character.

However the price of the beer is jaw dropping..... 4.15 for the guest real ale "Yorkshire Blond" is a lot of money.

Don't suppose the tourists will mind paying it but think this pub could be dropped from a tour of London pubs by a lot of drinkers.

30 Apr 2012 09:39

Swan Inn, Moreton in Marsh

Went in on a Sunday afternoon, seemed to be the meeting place for the village youngsters and a few of the local "characters"... a lot of beer"zombies" in who were obviously at the end of a long weekend!

Nothing too bad the ale was reasonable but with a lot better places a short walk away I would not bother with this pub unless you are on a mission to do all the pubs in the village.

10 Apr 2012 15:37

Bell Inn, Moreton in Marsh

Pub located on the hight street of the village, has a nice interior and a big beer garden.

Good selection of real ale and lager on draught, the food was very good and reasonable price.

Staff were pleasant and helpful.

10 Apr 2012 15:33

The Exchange, Worcester

Went in this one at the end of a evenings drinking, seem to remember it was very loud music and a few lagers on draught.

Do not remember any real ale on draught.

Open till the small hours, seems to aim for the older drinker.... I am in my forties and felt fairly young in here.... not that common a feeling anymore!!

Nothing remarkable but handy if you want a late drink but don't fancy paying to get in a club.

10 Apr 2012 15:30

Eagle Vaults, Worcester

Has a Victorian exterior, tiles on the wall and acid etched windows.

Nothing remarkable inside, a average pub interior.

Managed to get one pint in before it shut on a Saturday night, can't remember what I had but it was reasonable quality (it had been a long drinking day!!)

10 Apr 2012 15:26

The Cap 'n' Gown, Worcester

Located a short walk from the cathedral, it is OK for a quick pint at the start or end of the evening but not much more.

Selection of foreign beer on draught and a couple of real ale... had the "doom bar" which was reasonable but nothing special.

Seems to be aiming for the more upmarket customer, the night we drank in there a Thursday had a large group of business people drinking champagne.

10 Apr 2012 15:22

Postal Order, Worcester

Located next to Foregate street station, a typical wetherspoon pub.

With so many better options located in Worcester, I do wonder why people bother with this place.... unless it is to make their pensions or DSS benefit money last a bit longer.

10 Apr 2012 15:17

Plough, Worcester

Another "must find" in Worcester town centre, located next to the fire station and a short walk from the cathedral.

Excellent range of real ale around 6 on draught from a wide variety of breweries, most of them not the "usual suspects".

Pub divided into the classic style of "saloon" and "lounge" drinking area with a outside drinking/smoking area.

Very pleasant atmosphere and pleasant bar staff.

10 Apr 2012 15:11

The Dragon Inn, Worcester

Absolute heaven for a real ale drinker, seem to remember 6 ale on draught on about 9 Belgian bottled beers.

My friend was on the solitary lager on draught and that was very well kept too.

Located a short walk from Worcester Foregate street station, this is a welcoming pub which gets busy on a weekend.

Well worth a visit.

10 Apr 2012 15:06

The Cardinals Hat, Worcester

located on Friar street near to the cathedral.

Old building with several seperate drinking areas served by a central bar.

Serves only Austrian beer, which are all well kept and it is well worth a visit.

Got busy on the Friday night I visited.

2 Apr 2012 10:11

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

Sadly the price of a pint has gone up to 3.15 recently, still good value for money with a impressive line up of beers, some very good strong ones on my last visit.

Gets very busy on a weekend afternoon, the excelent bar staff more than capable of good friendly service even then.

Make an effort to get to this pub if you are in London, it is well worth the trip.

10 Feb 2012 15:40

Yates's, Aldershot

Grim

28 Oct 2011 16:35

The Goose, Aldershot

A complete dump full of the dregs of Aldershot, not a place to go to if the locals don't know who you are.... any one who wears clean clothes and has had a shower that day is assumed to be undercover "old bill"

28 Oct 2011 16:31

The Crimea Inn, Aldershot

Previous message.... One thing useful to come from Aldershot is the British Army!!

28 Oct 2011 16:28

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

Proper drinkers pub located a short walk form Kentish Town LU station, not very big inside and has a small outside seating/smoking area at back of pub.

Quality selection of real ale and cider, about 10 ales and 5 ciders, served in jugs with a handle and costing from 2.95 a pint.

All beers tried were excellent quality and the bar staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

Serves simple pub food, pork pies and roast pork baps etc, did not try the food but it was selling well and looked good.

Well worth a visit on a pub crawl.

18 Oct 2011 17:01

The Rake, London Bridge

Small pub on the edge of Borough Market.

Excellent selection of foreign bottled beer (watch out for the prices though)

The Uk beer on draught is very good and normally from the more obscure breweries, the price is about "London average" for a pint.

Helpful bar staff who are keen and knowledgeable about the beer they sell.

4 Oct 2011 18:07

The Bunch of Grapes, London Bridge

Very busy pub near to London Bridge train station.

Had a very well kept pint of Youngs and all the other ale and lager looked well kept.

Drinking area on the pavement in front of pub and a outside drinking area at the back of the pub.

Good pub on the London Bridge/ Borough Market crawl.

4 Oct 2011 17:58

The Yacht, Greenwich

A one room pub situated right on the river Thames.

Served a decent pint of real ale (London Gold) and looked to do a god trade in food.

Good service from pleasant bar staff.

The only issue for me was the very loud music played, for an afternoon session it seemed a bit "over the top".

4 Oct 2011 17:54

The Plume of Feathers, Greenwich

Good pub near to the entrance to Greenwich park, had a excellent pint of London Pride whilst sat on the bench outside watching the world go by.

Good cross section of people in here with locals and tourists mixing well.

Plenty of memorabilia on the walls, the pub is clean and well kept.

Pleasant bar staff.

4 Oct 2011 17:47

The Coach, Greenwich

Situated right in Greenwich market this is a small pub with plenty of outside seating available.

Had a excellent pint of real ale (served without my asking in a jug with a handle) sadly can't remember what it was! was a bit pricey at 3.70 though.

Staff are very pleasant and keen.

Some "interesting" customers who are a bit loud but are harmless.

4 Oct 2011 17:40

The Hare and Billet, Blackheath

Busy pub a short walk from the centre of Blackheath.

Well kept real ale at reasonable, for London, prices.

If you don't mind drinking from plastic glasses you can take your beer and sit on the common which is nice on a sunny day.

4 Oct 2011 17:34

The Crown, Blackheath

A short walk from Blackheath train station, this is a very smart pub with plenty of seating outside (hottest ever October day recorded on my visit).

Had a pint of Youngs Special which was very good, pub also seemed to be doing a good trade in food.

Very busy for a early afternoon visit, staff were efficient and pleasant.

4 Oct 2011 17:30

The Kings Head, Guildford

Reasonable pub which is generally busy, let down by the barstaff..... if you are not one of their friends or a student the service is grudging at best.

Should serve people in the order they arrive at the bar not mates first.

27 Sep 2011 17:47

The Waverley Arms, Farnham

A new entry in the 2012 Good Beer Guide, a reward for always serving a good pint of beer.

17 Sep 2011 16:32

The Three Guineas, Reading

Pub is right on the train station, serves a decent selection of real ales but is not cheap.

Some of the staff could be a bit more cheerful as well.

Gets very busy on sports days (away fans pub for the football) and they will serve the beer in plastic glasses.

On London Irish home games will also have Irish music played at ear bleeding noise levels

11 Aug 2011 18:16

The Alehouse, Reading

Small pub, decent beer.

Please clean the toilets more often

11 Aug 2011 18:08

The Blagrave Arms, Reading

Located a short distance from Reading train station, this pub does a good selection of real ales from local breweries all at 3 a pint.

Does not do food but you can take your own or order some in to eat.

Had an offer of all real ale at 1.50 a pint a while back, hope they do the offer again!

One of the better pubs in Reading town centre, does not cater for the "alco pop" drinker.

Has regular music and comedy nights

11 Aug 2011 18:05

The Herbert Wells, Woking

The Pilgrim,

Notice from the photo of the branch official giving the award to the landlord in the "news and ale" magazine that he is a regular in this pub, could this be something to do with the award?

Have never seen in him any other pub in the branch area.

Agree that CAMRA seems to be "getting in to bed" with certain chains of pubs, never a good thing for a campaigning group to do.

11 Aug 2011 17:53

The Herbert Wells, Woking

Won the Surrey/Hampshire Borders CAMRA pub of the year for 2011.... surely there must be better pubs in the area?

Shouldn't CAMRA support and encourage small pubs a lot more?

8 Aug 2011 16:48

The Kings Tun, Kingston Upon Thames

It was and remains a dump of the first order.

8 Aug 2011 16:45

The Robin Hood, Guildford

Surprised by the last comment, went back last night and found everything in good order.

Four real ale on (had Ranmore and Tribute) both very well kept.

Barmaid was very plesant too.

Still one of the better pubs in Guildford.

8 Aug 2011 16:42

Euston Tap, Euston

A fantastic "speciality" beer bar with around 25 beers on tap and a massive bottled beer range.

Prices start at 2.90 for draught beer and head upwards for the bottled beer, never had a bad beer in this place.

Very small space but a decent outside drinking area, stairs to the upper drinking area and toilets are fun... especially when you have had a few!

They also can order a pizza for you and have it delivered, never had one but they look OK.

The only draw back is the area it is in, next to Euston train and bus station you can get a lot of beggars and general "nutters" nearby, something to be aware of but they do not bother you when drinking.

14 Jul 2011 15:51

The Goldsworth Arms, Woking

Looks like it is shut down at the minute, not a great loss if it has.

14 Jul 2011 15:39

Fowlers, Ryde

It's a Wetherspoon pub... you have been to one you have been to them all.

Plenty of better choices on the Island for the more intrepid drinker.

13 Jul 2011 17:37

The Plough and Barleycorn, Shanklin

Good solid pub a bit out of the town centre.

Has around three real ales and lager and cider on tap, beer well kept and reasonable prices.

Popular with locals but a fair few tourists get in here as well.

13 Jul 2011 17:35

Perks of Ventnor, Ventnor

Small cafe style pub which has a interesting mix of customers.

Several real ale on tap and selection of lager and cider available, all very well kept.

Think it is run by a ex military man from the memorabilia on the walls.

Nice to see a barman wearing a shirt and tie, very "old school"

13 Jul 2011 17:33

Kasbah, Ryde

Theme bar, no real ale on tap but they do bottles.

Standard range of lager and cider.

Place for one quick beer and then on to somewhere else.

13 Jul 2011 17:28

Bud Island Bar, Ryde

Not friendly or pleasant to drink in.

You not a local you are not welcome!

13 Jul 2011 17:25

The Sloop Inn, Wootton Bridge

Went in on a friday night, pub is clean and well kept seems to have an emphasis on food.

However you can get a pint of lager and a pint of real ale for less than 5 which in this day and age is very good.

Beer well kept did not try the food.

13 Jul 2011 17:23

The Dairymans Daughter, Arreton

Lovely pub, part of a cfafts village so set back from the road.

Bus stop nearby so can be done on public transport.

Large selection of real ale and good selection of foreign beer and also cider.

Good outside drinking area with old farm machinery dotted about.

9 Jul 2011 16:41

The Village Inn, Shanklin

Decent enough beer on offer but the bar staff need to serve people in the order they arrive at the bar not their friends and locals first!

Fairly expensive as well.

6 Jul 2011 17:34

King Harry's Bar (Glenbrook Hotel), Shanklin

Pub aimed at the tourist trade, it is a large place with a big outside drinking area.

Had three real ales on and a good cider (7 % abv) and on a Friday has a band playing.

Friendly locals who like a chat.

6 Jul 2011 17:32

The Falcon, Shanklin

Decent pub in Shanklin, mainly a locals pub but OK for tourists too.

One open plan drinking area served by a single bar, can't remember the selection of real ale on offer but pint I had was good.

Busy for early evening that we were in.

6 Jul 2011 17:29

The Chine Inn, Shanklin

Reportedly the oldest pub on the Isle of Wight from around 1620, has fantastic views over the coast.

Stone flooring inside and a general old fashioned feel, serves three real ales from Island breweries and a decent selection of lagers.

Well worth finding ( bit of a walk from Shanklin Old Village) but worth the effort.

6 Jul 2011 17:25

The Kings Head, Yarmouth

Good pub which serves good quality beer.

Customers are a bit on the "posh and loud" side which can get annoying if you are neither!

5 Jul 2011 18:08

The Tap, Sandown

Busy pub nothing special but real ale at 2.50 a pint so can't complain.

TV screens showing live sport in pub.

5 Jul 2011 18:05

Caulkheads, Sandown

Doom bar and Hook Norton real ales on offer.

Reasonable pub seems to concentrate of food (could not try any as the pub was hosting the Isle of Man island games team so the kitchen was shut for the week)

Large open plan bar area.

5 Jul 2011 18:03

The Castle, Sandown

Best pub in Sandown by a long way, a good selection of real ale and fifteen types of draught and bottled cider.

The landlord and his staff know what they are doing and are friendly.

Pub has a DJ on a Saturday and had adverts up for a cider festival in July (too much Titanic Iceberg ale so can't remember the dates!)

Has a large outside drinking area and inside has some unusual decorations with skeletons and dragons theme.

Well worht a visit.

5 Jul 2011 18:01

The Bugle Inn, Brading

This pub seems to concentrate on food rather than beer, only one real ale from Goddards which was well kept and the usual lager and beers you would expect.

Carvery food on a Sunday dinnertime which looked good but had a lot of people waiting for it.

Large outside drinking area and a play area for children and a thatched pagoda for smokers.

5 Jul 2011 17:56

The Yarbridge Inn, Yarbridge

Sadly when I visited the pub was closed up and the lease up for sale/rent.

Do not think it will reopen anytime soon.

5 Jul 2011 17:52

The Dark Horse, Brading

In the middle of the village, this is a good pub with a decent selection of Island brewed real ale on offer and what looked like a very good food menu (did not try any food in here)

Old building with plenty of different areas and a small outside drinking area

5 Jul 2011 17:50

The Wheatsheaf, Brading

This pub has been recently taken over by new landlord, visited it on a Sunday dinnertime.

Three real ales on which were well kept and usual range of lager and cider, a good "no frills" pub at the top end of the village.

5 Jul 2011 17:47

The Taverners, Godshill

Good pub in the middle of the village, has about four real ales on (one brewed for the pub) and good range of lager and cider.

Food is excellent and locally sourced (they get the herbs from the pub garden while they are cooking) but is a bit pricey.

Think booking ahead at weekends is advisable as most of tables inside were reserved at 1730 on a Saturday.

Large beer garden at the rear and side of the pub.

Very prompt and friendly service.

5 Jul 2011 17:45

The Griffin, Godshill

Large pub at one end of the village, has three real ales (some from Island breweries) and good selection of lager on.

Food was good quality and value for money.

large beer garden and also has a maze.

5 Jul 2011 17:40

Castle Inn, Ryde

Fullers pub at the top end of town, good quality Fullers beer and pleasant bar staff but a lot of not very pleasant customers... bit of a locals only pub I think.

5 Jul 2011 17:37

The Railway, Ryde

Closed and boarded up.

5 Jul 2011 17:35

The Solent Inn, Ryde

Good pub with a decent selection of real ale and lager which were well kept.

Pub advertised a saturday night curry club for 5 a head but it had been cancelled on our visit.

Large beer garden which ctaches the evening sun.

5 Jul 2011 17:34

Simeon Arms, Ryde

Is rated by the local CAMRA branch as one of the best ten pubs on the Isle of Wight.

Visited on a busy Saturday night (opening parade for the Island games) and was a bit disappointed in the real ale on offer, two from Goddards a Island brewery but I thought they were served a bit too cold.

Seems to be a bit of a "dodgy" area as just down the road two transit van loads of Police were arresting someone!!

Not a bad pub but not as good as I expected.

5 Jul 2011 17:31

King Lud, Ryde

A reasonable pub near to the ferry port from the main land.

Serves decent real ale and lager and has live music on the Friday we visited, also open till the early hours

The only problem is some of the customers suffer from "Ryde Disease" which is small town nobodies who think they are somebodies and are as a result rude and aggresive if you do not come from the town.

As a result of the above you have to be careful who you talk to, which can make the evening more unpleasant than it needs to be.

5 Jul 2011 17:26

The Four Seasons Inn, Wroxall

Possibly the best pub on the Isle of Wight.

Very well kept selection of real ale (3 I think) and good lager selection.

Food on my visit was superb, excellent quality and very good value for money.

Bus stop right outside the pub which runs till late in the evening.

5 Jul 2011 17:19

Enzo's Bar, Woking

Seems to be closed a lot in the evenings at present... walked past it twice recently and notice on the door saying shut for the evening.

20 Jun 2011 17:10

Britannia, Euston Station

Terrible place in nearly every respect, it gets enough customers beacuse of it's location but would not think many people go back a second time.

Bad beer, food and hot and cold drinks would only go in here again as a drink of last resort.

16 Jun 2011 18:11

The Herbert Wells, Woking

Wetherspoon pubs do attract some "interesting" customers where ever they are, the problem this one has is that with so few other pubs in the town they nearly all end up in here!

15 Jun 2011 17:41

Rogues Wine Bar, Guildford

Bit of a hang out for poseurs, beer not bad but a fair way out of the town centre.

15 Jun 2011 17:34

The Robin Hood, Guildford

Good to see a pub that had closed down reopen.

Visited last Saturday, the place was clean and inviting the real ale was excellent (can not remember what I had sadly!) and the lager was well kept too.

The food looked good and the prices were cheap for the town it is in.

Well worth finding, one of the better "proper" pubs in Guildford.

15 Jun 2011 17:33

The Sovereigns, Woking

Decent selction of real ale on (6 on my last visit)

Good prices, Batemans Victory Ale at 2.60 a pint was very good.

Not sure what happened to the landlord who ran it for some years, but staff have always been ok on my visits.

31 May 2011 18:17

The Hawksmoor Inn, Hanley

Now closed down (was called Gascoines before it shut)

Up for sale but has been for some time.

31 May 2011 18:12

The Burton Stores, Hanley

Cheap beer but "dodgy" customers ( the two things are probably related)

Has been nicknamed the "pig pen" for decades, not too welcoming if you are a casual user but good for a cheap pint to start the evening.

31 May 2011 18:11

The Kings Tun, Kingston Upon Thames

Some of the recent reviews are as tasteless as the beer this pub serves.

Still a pub to be avoided at all costs.

12 Apr 2011 10:37

Flares, Guildford

A dump of the highest order, not for beer drinkers more the alco pop brigade.

Avoid.

11 Apr 2011 15:28

The Boatman, Guildford

Shere Drop and Otter ales on offer, a good pub with a terrace right on the river.

Good bar staff and prompt service, was very busy on a Sunday evening.

11 Apr 2011 15:27

Rodboro Buildings, Guildford

Decent enough beer on offer (some of the beer festival ones were 1.85 a pint)

Let down by being dirty and generally run down.

"Interesting" customers a large group of whom felt the need to have a high volume swearing and "handbag" fight in the road outside the place last night.

Needs security door staff to keep the idiots out.

11 Apr 2011 15:23

The Star Inn, Guildford

Much cleaner and more pleasant than it used to be, Shepherd Neame beer on offer and well kept.

Well done to the bar maid last night who would not serve some people alcohol because they were too drunk... dealt with a large group of men well.

11 Apr 2011 15:19

The Britannia, Guildford

Shepherd neame ale on offer, well kept and a reasonable price for Guildford of 2.90 for a pint of masterbrew.

Nice outside drinking area overlooking the river (and a car park!)

Staff could be a bit more attentive but they get there in the end.

11 Apr 2011 15:15

Old Gaol House, Winchester

It is a Wetherspoon pub selling cheap beer so acts as a magnet to draw all the local low life and DSS spongers on a Saturday.

Looks a bit unkempt but has a large selection of beer on offer, not particularly well kept however.

Walked past at about 2230 on Saturday to find a ambulance and four police cars with blue lights flashing and police handcuffing people outside the place, may not have been directly related to the pub but it has that sort of atmosphere.

Daytime drink only I think.

11 Apr 2011 15:10

The Wykeham Arms, Winchester

Located a short walk from the cathedral, Fullers ale on tap which are well kept the lager price is eye watering (4 plus for a Peroni).

Well heeled customers, emphasis on food.... looks like you need to book to get a table on a weekend.

Friendly and efficient bar staff.

11 Apr 2011 15:03

The Eclipse Inn, Winchester

A small pub close to the cathedral, had Ringwood old thumper which was very good.

Mixed range of customers, benches and tables for outside drinking.

11 Apr 2011 14:59

The Bishop On The Bridge, Winchester

Fullers pub with all the beer well kept, seems to place emphasis on food.

Very large terrace overlooking the river, nice place to pass a sumers day.

11 Apr 2011 14:56

The Blonde Beer Cafe, Winchester

Now called something like the "Mekki Lounge", lease for sale sign on the place assume it is shut as a pub.

11 Apr 2011 14:54

The King Alfred, Winchester

Very well kept pint of "Landlord" in here as well as Greene King ales.

Big and busy beer garden, pub very busy due to good weather.

Well worth a visit

11 Apr 2011 13:14

The Hyde Tavern, Winchester

Lovely pub witha sun trap beer garden, walk down the steps to it could be fun if you have had a few!

Good selection of real ale, some served by gravity straight from the barrel.

If no bar staff when you go in ring the bell on the bar and they will be with you.

Well worth the short walk from the town centre.

11 Apr 2011 13:12

The Green Man, Winchester

Much improved since last visit (couple of years ago).

Greene king beer, with a guest ale... Had Black Sheep well kept, bit pricey at 3.50 though.

Busy on a Saturday evening, polite and attentive staff.

Clean throughout.

11 Apr 2011 13:09

The Waverley Arms, Farnham

Best looking barmaid in Farnham at the minute, an improving pub.

19 Mar 2011 12:13

The Jolly Coopers, Hampton

Only ever been in here once so not a local...still think it is a good pub though.

27 Jan 2011 18:28

Archee's Bar and Restaurant, Woking

Never seems to be very busy, a combination of not great beer and some very rude customers who seem to have the small town "hard man" attitude.

Does show live sport.

27 Jan 2011 18:23

The Rowbarge Hotel, St Johns

Badly damaged in a recent fire, hopefully will reopen.

27 Jan 2011 18:20

The Goldsworth Arms, Woking

A dump, bad beer served in a bad atmosphere.

Avoid

27 Jan 2011 18:18

O'Malleys, Salzburg

Not great, much better options around the beer was not good at all.

13 Jan 2011 17:53

Shamrock Irish Pub, Salzburg

In a town full of good beer the quality in here was terrible... barely able to have more than a few sips of my beer.

Open till late but nothing else to recommend it.

13 Jan 2011 17:52

The Rake, London Bridge

Tiny bar with top quality range of beer on tap and botle, expensive but worth it!

Can get very busy.

10 Jan 2011 16:31

The Brookwood, Woking

Closed and now a Funeral Directors office.

10 Jan 2011 16:24

The Digby Tap, Sherborne

A proper pub in a town not well blessed with them, not far from the train station so a ideal place to end a pub crawl.

Decent beer and friendly regulars, not bad prices too.

10 Jan 2011 16:20

CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico

Fantastic range of UK and Foreign beers, food is good too.

Always busy but plenty of bar staff so never have to wait long to be served.

Not the most pleasant of areas but he pub makes it worth a walk from Victoria.

10 Jan 2011 16:14

The Harp, Covent Garden

Lovely pub with eight real ales on including a few from Dark Star brewery, very busy but highly efficient and pleasant bar staff means you never wait to get served.

From the outside it can look like a fake Oirish pub, thankfully it is not.

10 Jan 2011 16:10

The Lamb and Flag, Covent Garden

Lovely little pub, gets very busy but the bar staff are good and you never have to wait long for service.

Good selection of Youngs beers on offer which are well kept, a good selection of lagers and ciders too.

Upstairs bar has live jazz band on a Sunday evening.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

7 Jan 2011 16:16

The Three Pigeons, Guildford

Good pub in Guildford town centre.

Around six real ales on offer at reasonable price for the area too, efficient bar staff and a good mix of customers.

4 Jan 2011 13:45

The Watermans Arms, Richmond

Great pub, a "old school" landlord who knows what he is doing.

Good selection of Youngs beer on offer and very nice food too.

Well worth a visit.

4 Jan 2011 13:37

Steins, Richmond

I like this place, it gets full of Germans at weekends so must be doing something right?

Go when you are hungry and after you have eaten you can sit and drink German beer for as long as you want.

Lovely on a Summersday.

4 Jan 2011 13:34

The Rose and Crown, Clapham

Good solid pub with a interesting group of regulars, well kept beer and a welcoming atmosphere.

Reasonable selection of real ales on offer, would get busy at weekends.

4 Jan 2011 13:30

The Prince of Wales, Clapham

A bit gloomy inside with plenty of memorabilia on the walls (some of it a bit odd!)

Decent real ale from small London breweries on offer, a decent place for a pint and a chat.

4 Jan 2011 13:26

The Crimea Inn, Aldershot

Much improved recently, a lot cleaner and more pleasant pub than it used to be.

Normally two real ale on along with good selection of lagers and ciders.

Nearest pub to Aldershot football ground so can be busy on match days.

4 Jan 2011 13:23

The White Lion, Aldershot

Good beer but some odd customers.

4 Jan 2011 13:18

The Golden Lion, Aldershot

A pleasant and welcoming pub with good bar staff.

Only one real ale (London Pride) but kept in good condition, the place to go if you want to watch darts on the TV.

When they have a local league darts match in the pub the price of a pint drops by 50 pence.

4 Jan 2011 13:15

The Lamb, Surbiton

Good pub offering a range of ale, lager and cider.

Worth finding, always found a warm welcome in here

30 Dec 2010 16:58

The Antelope, Surbiton

Went in this pub on a Sunday at the start of December, no real ale on and only one draught lager we decided not to bother...... Do not think we miss much!

30 Dec 2010 16:55

The Bree Louise, Euston

Always on the circuit when I visit London, massive selection of beer on tap and from the barrel, I have always found the quality of the beer to be good and the food is worth a try too.

It can get very busy in the evening with table space hard to find, popular with football fans in the know on matchdays and offers a discount on the real ale on production of a CAMRA membership card

Not perfect but which pub is?

30 Dec 2010 16:52

The Star, Godalming

Very good old fashioned pub, with some excellent real ales (about 6) normally on offer, the cider needs to be treated with respect as can be very strong ABV.

Bar staff always helpful and pleasant, any issues with the beer are dealt with by "the customer is always right" policy.

Well worth a visit, never noticed any problems with the smell from the toilets either.

30 Dec 2010 16:43

The Waverley Arms, Farnham

Much improved since new owner took over, top bar mainly for people eating and the bottom bar for drinkers.

Serves a range of three real ales and lager and cider, the real ale is always well kept but is a bit pricey.

Food is very good a good start for a beer in Farnham as right by the train station.

30 Dec 2010 16:39

The Bakers Arms, Alton

Every town has a pub for "hard men" and this is Altons one, fine if you like being stared at whilst drinking bad beer if not avoid.

30 Dec 2010 16:35

The Eight Bells, Alton

Old fashioned pub situated in a side street in Alton, excellent choice of real ales at reasonable prices on my visits never had a bad pint.

One small bar and a outside drinking/smoking area with it,s own well.

Always a pleasant evening, the "large" barmaid does have her own opinion on everything and tells everyone about it at length!

Good mix of people who like a relaxed beer.

30 Dec 2010 16:31

The Reginald Mitchell, Hanley

A beer barn even by weatherspoon standards (used to be the meat market many years ago) , not bad during the day but suffers from it's popularity and the bar staff can be overwhelmed.

Usual selection of ale and lager, the ale is served too cold for some tastes but generally OK.

Hanley can be a unpleasant place in the evenings so you need to be aware of your surroundings and people in this as most town centre pubs.

30 Dec 2010 16:25

The Falcon, Clapham Junction

Visited on the 28 December a busy pub with a excellent selection of ale on offer,
had a pint of the White Horse Dark Porter and the barmaid only charged me for a half even though I got nearly a full pint as it was near the end of the barrel.

Busy with local drinkers and tourists, a warm and welcoming pub right by Clapham Junction train station.

29 Dec 2010 13:48

The Old Kings Head, Borough

Good old fashioned pub, busy no matter what time of the day you visit.

Reasonable prices on the beer (happy hour Monday to Thursday 4 to 7 a pint at 2.50)

Good bar staff, selection of sport shown on the TVs, interesting memorabilia and photos.

Visit it if you are in the area.

29 Dec 2010 13:44

The Sun, Clapham

Visited it on the 28 December on a pub crawl around London.

Maybe we got lucky but I found the service and the staff to be efficient and friendly, not a great selection of real ale on but it was in good condition and the lager was well kept too,

Very good food at reasonable prices.

29 Dec 2010 13:37

The Jolly Coopers, Hampton

Visited this pub on the 28 December when the Hampton and Richmond FC football fixture was called off.

A quality pub with good selection of ale and lager on all kept in top condition, interesting memorabilia and old beer glasses on the walls.

Very pleasant landlord serving behind the bar and welcoming customers with a wide range of topics to talk about.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

29 Dec 2010 13:30

The Coachmakers Arms, Hanley

Thankfully now open again.

A good selection of 6 real ales on from local and national breweries and in the freezing weather in the Potteries over Christmas a coal fire in one of the rooms.

One of the better pubs in Hanley hope it stays open and the "developers" keep their hands off it.

29 Dec 2010 13:25

The Kings Tun, Kingston Upon Thames

Visited this pub on the 28 december, mainly to use the toilets as the train station ones were out of action.

What a terrible experience a strong smell of vomit as you walk in and a generally dirty look to the place.

Had a half of the real ale which was on the turn and my friend had a bottle of Corona for which they had no lime or lemon slices, the bar maid looked surprised that we asked for it!

Avoid like the plague

29 Dec 2010 13:19

The Queen Victoria, Aldershot

Pub full of plastic hard men on a weekend evening, bouncers on the door and Police with video cameras coming in regularly!

Generally Greene King ale and the usual selection of lagers, reasonable in the day but one to avoid in the evening.

17 Dec 2010 17:42

The Herbert Wells, Woking

For the centre of Woking, not a bad pub (not saying much!)..... unfortunately the low prices attract the dregs of the area and during the day it can resemble a DSS waiting room mixed with a care in the community home.

Decent selection of beer and lager but in common with other weatherspoon pubs not a lot of variety in the bottled beers (remember when they used to change them much more often?)

17 Dec 2010 17:38

The Old Thatched Inn, Adstock

Visited this pub on December 7, a fantastic village pub with good selection of beers and lagers.

Very busy with drinkers and people eating (did not try the food but it looked good)

Well worth a visit.

17 Dec 2010 17:31

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