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The George and Dragon, Burpham

Bitterly disappointing would be an apt description. As others have said this is really now a restaurant more than a pub; we didn't eat, just popped in for a drink. Only two handpumps in use - serving Specked Hen and Greene King IPA - a rather dull choice; the third pump clip was turned round - but I could see that was Arundel Gold; when I enquired if the Arundel was normally on I was told it was being replaced by Ruddles! So nice to see a local county pub supporting their local breweries and offering a decent choice of ales...... NOT!
Lovely location, but we won't return.

15 Apr 2011 08:20

The Four Chestnuts, Chichester

Popped in the other week and can confirm the 4 nuts is as good and friendly as ever. Beer well kept, good simple homecooked food, and great duo on (Trevor John)

Not sure on what criteria equitablyaboveboard based his comments, especially as he's now living in Sailsbury, but just to confirm the 4 nuts is still the best pub in Chichester by miles

1 Apr 2010 15:05

The Gribble Inn, Oving

Visited Saturday - 2nd visit since the new Landlords took control. Firstly the positives; the pub was fairly busy, great atmosphere, and the beers were tasting fine. So far so good, back to The Gribble of old I thought....

Then we sat down for Dinner. To be fair it is early days for the the new crew, but I just hope they can improve things pronto....

The prices being charged no way reflect the quality of food being served. If you want to charge Gastro-pub prices, make darn sure your food is of Gastro-pub quality - and then some. Its not; its nowhere near. In fact its pretty poor quality, so If your going to sell average food in fairly small portions fine - but adjust your prices accordingly.

We will be back - for drinks; clearly the new Landlords are on the right track, and I note there are adverts up for kitchen staff, but as far as food goes there are countless other country pubs serving far far better food at more competive prices.

15 Feb 2010 11:27

The Kings Head, Chichester

Closed. Now yet another Indian Restaurant!

8 Sep 2009 13:39

The White Horse Inn, Exning

mixed opinion on this one. We attended a Birthday bash here a few weeks ago. Food was very good, beer was better than average. So far so good, but what really let this pub down was one of the bar staff (the rest, including the landlord seemed fine). The barmaid (blonde chavette) obviously had customer service as the very last thing on her mind. Three times I stood at the bar waiting to be served while she chatted to her mates/ ate crisps/generally took up space, and all three times she did not listen to my order and got the drinks wrong. Rude and unhelpful, - a shame as otherwise the I would have given a much higher mark.

23 Dec 2008 15:07

The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge

The second of two wathering holes that I searched out from the GBG while the wife was shopping. Outstandingly good pub - warm, welcoming and some of the friendliest locals I've ever encountered. I had no idea until I got there that they had a mini best fest on. Sampled 5 or 6 different ales, inc Abbeydale Riot, Nethergate Yellow Snow and Moonshine Orange Stout all absolutely top notch. If only all pubs we're this good. Absoultely Outstanding - 9/10.

9 Dec 2008 17:56

The Kingston Arms, Cambridge

Up in the Cambridge area on Saturday and while the wife was shopping I grabbed my trusty GBG and sought out a couple of watering holes, of which this was one. Friendly, warm, welcoming pub - tried the Oakham JHB and it was outstandingly good. Also had a pint of Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and again it was tip-top - although I must say I found the JHB a much tastier pint. Also sampled a homemade burger - delicious - athough a tad on the expensive side. A solid 8/10.

9 Dec 2008 17:51

Doggetts Coat and Badge, Southwark

In london last weekend and popped in here - great location, beer pretty good (Tim Taylor) and some lovely mulled Cider which was well needed as it was bitterly cold outside. Staff plesasent. A bit souless, but great location for people watching

2 Dec 2008 12:09

The Mudlark, London Bridge

Popped in here a few times when up in London last weekend. Didn't eat, so can't comment, but the Tim Taylor landlord was very well kept, and the staff seemed friendly enough. We thought it was a fairly decent boozer, and suprissed about so many adverse comments on here - maybe there has been a recent change of Management?

2 Dec 2008 11:27

The Cove, Covent Garden

Well........ a difficult one to rate. Was up in London at the weekend and popped in here. In terms of the ale, 'Proper Job' was just outstanding, beautifully kept and one of the best pints I've ever had. Betty Stoggs was also outstanding. Great building, beer and location, BUT like so many other comments on here the service was utterly appauling - unhelpful staff who really don't care. I guess that given its location they don't need to worry about repeat custom. Must mention the loo's are the filthy too.
9 out of 10 for the beer, building and location, 2 out of 10 for the staff and loos!

2 Dec 2008 11:02

The Gribble Inn, Oving

A sad state of affairs. Pub has just been fined almost 4000 for dirty kitchens. Visited a few months ago - thank goodness we didn't eat - we haven't done so since the Chef changed a year or two ago.

The place seems to be a former shadow of itself. On the whole it hasd a generally scruffy feel about the place. Such a shame.

We won't be going back unless there is a change of Landlords and significant improvements.

5 Jun 2008 14:53

The White Horse Inn, Swanage

Out for the day on Saturday and ended up in Sunny Swanage. Ended up here and on the spur of the moment happened to ask if they did accommodation and would allow a friendly dog to stay too.

Accommodation was basic, but very reasonably priced and perfectly functionable. Breakfast was excellent. Pub was very friendly, nice drop of ringwood, good band on too.

Recommended. We will return.

29 Apr 2008 10:57

The Horse And Groom, East Ashling

Popped into this gem of a pub after reading about in 2007 Good Beer Guide. Sampled both the Dark Star Hophead and Hopback Summer Lightning - both absolutely excellent, and with Hophead at just 2.10 a pint, an absolute bargain.
Food looked marvellous and apparently the accommodation is great too.
Very friendly staff and customers alike.

6 Jun 2007 09:00

The Southdowns, Bognor Regis

6 of us had the vast misfortune to have a meal at this 'pub' last week. Out of the 6 menls ordered no less than 4 were sent back; frankly we should have gone to the Chinese next door.

14 Feb 2007 09:04

The Murrell Arms, Barnham

A real find. Gem of a pub. Well worth a visit

4 Apr 2006 14:43

The Gribble Inn, Oving

Crofton, I too am am not related to anyone at The Gribble in any form - mearly just a 'punter' who likes a decent pub with decent ale. I can only agree with Brancastrian 100%. Good food, great atmosphere, fantastic location, jaw droppingly good ales. I visit about 1-2 times a month, for both food & Ale. Quite simply one of the best pubs in Sussex

4 Apr 2006 14:29

The Unicorn, Bognor Regis

Absolutely horrendous. Scruffy, dirty, awful beer. Loud & violent, Everything a pub shouldn't be

9 Mar 2006 14:02

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