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The Prince Blucher, Twickenham

After years of wanting to visit this pub, I finally achieved it on Thursday 26/12/19!! I was not disappointed, it was just as I'd imagined. Just a quality 'drinking establishment'. It was actually larger than I thought as well!! The 'London Pride' was spot on!!! 9/10 from me!!!

27 Dec 2019 10:28

The Thomas Tripp, Lymington

Friendly pub with a nice welcome. The real ales they had on were uninspiring and run of the mill. I can't even remember what I ordered!!! the pub is very nice however and well worth a visit. The best in Lymington (as posted by a previous person on here)?? I fear not, there are better drinking establishments in this town, the Kings Head, to name one!!!.

16 Apr 2019 14:08

King Rufus, Chandlers Ford

I visit this pub quite often, purely because they serve a certain......dare I say it on here.......lager that I like. The pub itself is a typical Greene King eating house. No character, no soul. It attracts all sorts of people and some of them are slightly 'suspect'. However, it's clean the service is friendly and it has a reasonably sized car-park. The real ales are the usual 'GK' offerings, Abbot, IPA etc.

16 Apr 2019 13:27

The East End Arms, East End

This is a genuine, old fashioned country pub. As has been mentioned, it is owned by John Ilsley, the former Bass Player of Dire Straits. Usually a decent selection of beers on tap as well.

3 Apr 2019 14:31

The Red Lion, Boldre

One of my favourite pubs in this area. The ales on offer are never very exciting but the pub is well worth a visit. I hear the food is reasonable as well!

3 Apr 2019 14:12

The Hobler Inn, Boldre

This pub has gone drastically down hill over the years. It's always been an eating house but now the atmosphere is very dark. It lacks, well just about everything. I wont bother again.

3 Apr 2019 14:06

The Kings Arms, Lymington

It's really just a 'sports bar', nice enough inside, has a modern feel to it. Friendly service, just a bit uninspiring.

3 Apr 2019 13:58

The Angel Inn, Lymington

One word - dire.

3 Apr 2019 13:55

The Wheel Inn, Pennington

I was slightly disappointed with this pub, very small car-park and not very interesting selection of ales - Flack Manor's Double Drop (very insipid if you ask me) and a couple from Ringwood (Wolverhampton and Dudley/Marstons). Friendly barman though!!!

3 Apr 2019 12:07

The Borough Arms, Lymington

Nice little ex-Whitbread pub located just off the centre of Lymington. Not very inspiring ales on tap, Doom Bar was one offering I believe. I plumed for a lager!! 7/10 from me, the barmaid was very nice!!!

3 Apr 2019 12:04

The Castle of Comfort, Medstead

Visited this pub on a Sunday evening. I got the usual 'An American Werewolf in London' experience when I walked in but the pint of Courage Best was possibly the best I'd ever tasted. The pub is a 'no-frills' kind of place. If I'm in this neck f the woods again, I won't hesitate to visit again. Great kind of 'real pub'. Worth a visit.

14 May 2018 13:38

The Oak Inn, Lyndhurst

Looks to be a Fullers managed house. Good beers on offer the HSB was great! Small, awkward car park. A favourite with tourists. Worth a visit but be warned, it''s more of a eating house than a pub.

15 Sep 2017 13:17

Mailmans Arms, Lyndhurst

As previously posted by ''ferend'', the place looks inviting on the outside but is a soulless, void inside. Usual Greene King offerings so not much going for the place in the beer department either. Give it a miss.

15 Sep 2017 13:15

The White Hart, Cadnam

This pub belongs to the ''BP'' group. Ever changing real all offerings and Old Rosie cider. Know for it''s food and nice beer garden. I usually visit in the afternoon. The staff are always very friendly but the pub does appear to have a ''holding manager'' at the moment, he is a bit ''offhand'' with people at times and seems reluctant to serve. Other than that, its a nice pub. Very much worth a visit, just don''t let the manager put you off!!!!

2 Sep 2017 12:41

The Sir John Barleycorn, Cadnam

This is a nice pub. The Landlord is very friendly and the barmaid is fantastic!! lol!! Back to the beer, this is a Fullers house so the usual ales were on offer. I had the HSB, it was in great condition. If you can find this place it is worth the visit.

2 Sep 2017 12:37

The Crown Hotel, Wells

This has always been one of my favourite pubs in Wells. Although the Star Hotel was a close second (what's happened to that place??). I tried the Butcombe, spot on!! I hadn't been in here since 1987, it hasn't changed a lot. Still a great place to have a beer or 6!!

11 Aug 2017 15:58

The Globe Inn, Wells

One word to sum this place up......BLAND! It just doesn't seem to have any atmosphere. I tried a local cider, it was good and the service was friendly. Nice enough, just lacking that little bt.

11 Aug 2017 15:54

Silver Hind, Sway

Well, something different this place certainly is. It's more of a restaurant really, certainly no atmosphere and has a very 'sterile' feel. The usual bland Ringwood offerings. Something of nothing really. I wont be visiting again.

9 Aug 2017 12:19

New Forest Inn, Emery Down

I echo the sentiments of the previous post. Nice enough kind of place but a tad over priced. The real ales were all the usual bland offering found around this area, Ringwood, Doom Bar etc. So bland in fact, I opted for a pint of cider.

28 Jul 2017 11:36

The Sir Walter Tyrell, Brook

Popped in here again for the first time in what must be 20 odd years. It hasn't changed on little bit. This could be such a great pub but the attention to detail just isn't there. The outside looks tiered and the inside is quite shabby. The beers were the usual dross offered around the Forest. I won't rush back but I'll probably call in again at some point in the future.

13 Jul 2017 15:48

Crown Stirrup, Lyndhurst

Bit of a let down this place. It's certainly seen better days! But, it is a genuine 'real pub' so that is a plus point. Usual bland Ringwood offerings.

13 Jul 2017 10:44

The Forest Inn, Ashurst

Dropped in here this week. Not much of a pub really, they were offering the usual Ringwood (Marstons or Wolverhampton and Dudley, what ever name their using now a days) and the very bland Doom Bar. Would I visit again? No.

13 Jul 2017 10:28

The Yew Tree Inn, Highclere

Destination pub that is geared mainly for food. Very little bar area but all in all a nice enough place. Can't remember the beers as I was driving so I was on something soft!! It's worth seeking out if you're at a loose end!!

3 Jun 2017 12:32

The Foresters Arms, Brockenhurst

This is an Ex- Whitbread house, you can tell by the signage and interior. Bit of a nothing pub really. what would have been a Lounge Bar now serves as a restaurant area and the Bar is dominated by TV screens. There is a bit of an outside area as well. They were serving two offerings from Ringwood (read - Marstons/Wolverhampton and Dudley) and the obligatory Doom Bar (that stuff really is bland!). I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again.

3 Jun 2017 12:26

The Fox and Hounds, Lyndhurst

Another pleasant Fuller's pub. Again the HSB was spot on. Service was a bit slow as they only had two people serving on a very bust Sunday afternoon. It's worth a look.

23 Apr 2017 13:36

The Pilgrims Inn, Marchwood

Great Fullers pub, the HSB was spot on!! Nice décor but the carpark is a bit of a nightmare. Nice building in a very nice location. 8/10 from me!!

23 Apr 2017 13:33

The Beehive Inn, Yeovil

Dropped in here yesterday. There was one punter, but it was clean and the beer was good. The manager was a grumpy, arrogant git. I won't be going back. It's a shame because it is a traditional pub. Maybe he just didn't like the look of me!!! 5/10, would of been higher if it wasn't for the frosty reception.

13 Dec 2016 17:04

The Old Forge, Otterbourne

Dropped in here for the first time yesterday. Had a pint of some dark ale that I can't remember the name of!! But at only 3.8% ABV in was surprisingly good. The barman however was awful!! Is weights and measures had walked in he would have been in trouble, I've heard of short measures but this was truly dismal!! Most of my pint went over the bar!! It took him ages to poor it so I didn't have the heart to ask for it to be topped up!!

The place is actually just a restaurant but I did get served quickly. Will I go back?.........probably not.

3 Nov 2016 09:55

The Walnut Tree Inn, Appleshaw

I agree with YoBlo, this is a typical village pub, the like of which are becoming hard to find. The landlord was very chatty, he even admired my old BMW!! Didn't try any of the ales as I saw they served Coor's Light (my favourite lager!!). But I will try one or two on my next visit. Nice local pub. Recommended.

12 Sep 2016 09:39

Calleva Arms, Silchester

What a nice Fullers pub in a great location. The staff were very friendly and the HSB was superb! I'll be visiting again.

2 Sep 2016 11:53

The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield

Just visited again yesterday, still an average pub, concentrating on food (aren't most of them!!), but this time the beer was gopping!! I ordered a pint of Sharpe's Atlantic......well, it looked as if it was drawn from the Atlantic itself!!! Last time I ever use the place.

29 Aug 2016 12:55

Bedes Lea, North Baddesley

This pub is by no means in the league of the 'Chilworth Arms', as posted below by James2215. This is a typical estate pub. Well, actually it's a fairly bland carvery. I would not go out of my way to visit again. I came, I saw, I left!!! The beer was distinctly 'non inspiring'.

23 Aug 2016 16:27

John O'Gaunt Inn, Horsebridge

HenPen, I think you'll find it re-opened in May 2016. It's still just a boring boozer. There are vastly better pubs in the area.

16 Jul 2016 15:20

The Monksbrook, Chandlers Ford

Yet another characterless Greene King managed house. All the usual dross beers, nothing special. Reminds me of an 'estate pub'. TV's everywhere, loads of guys hanging 'round the bar. I tried, I hated it, I won be going back.

22 Jun 2016 14:58

The John Harvey Tavern, Lewes

Popped in here a coupe of weeks ago. This is the 'Brewery tap' of Harvey's Brewery. It was well worth the visit, the Harvey's best was served straight from the barrel and, well it was exceptional. Well worth a visit. A rare 9/10 from me.

27 Apr 2016 15:58

Carnarvon Arms, Whitway

This has got to be the 'blandest' pub I've ever been to. Looks impressive from the outside and to be fair it's more of a scoffing establishment than a 'quaffing establishment'. Even so, it seriously lacks atmosphere. The beers are boring, Doombar was the standard bitter. There was a very large gentleman hogging the bar and the welcome was totally missing. I'll give it a miss in further. I even drove out of my way to visit!!!

13 Apr 2016 16:49

The Trout, Itchen Abbas

This pub is now called the PLOUGH!! Just to make matters worse, it's owned by Greene King. Therefore, the usual GK offerings are at the bar. Yet another sterile pub with little or no atmosphere. Getting out of the car park is the equivalent of taking your life in your own hands. The pub is situated on a blind bend. Needless to say, I wont be back.

21 Mar 2016 14:20

The Otter, Otterbourne

When you walk in the door this pub screams 'Whitbread', and yes, I was right it is a ex-Whitbread house. But the service was friendly and the beer was good. I will visit again.

17 Mar 2016 09:54

The Potters Heron, Ampfield

Over priced Hotel, not even a very good hotel at that. The service was 'robotic', there was no welcome. At nearly five pounds a pint fit a draught bitter I think it will be my first and last visit.

17 Mar 2016 09:50

Old House at Home, Overton

How places like this survive I do not know. Just a basic boozer selling Thai food by the looks of it. I tried some offering from the Longdog Brewery, it was hazy and not very nice. I'll give this place a miss in the future.

17 Mar 2016 09:47

The Cricketers Arms, Tangley

This is a very strange pub. I dropped in here on a dark, early March evening. Only one ale was on offer, it was instantly forgettable. Large fireplace with a good fire roaring and a few locals gathered 'round. The place had the feel of the pub in 'An American Werewolf in London'. The landlord was friendly enough, maybe just a little to 'inquisitive' but, then again I was a complete stranger. He seemed happy enough, drinking his large vodka and tonics, looked like he'd had a few as well!! For all that it's worth a visit. I will go back.

17 Mar 2016 09:43

The Lamb and Flag, Oxford

Tried this pub on Sunday 31/01/21016. Great staff, they let you try all the brews before you buy. I opted for the Palmers Best, spot on. Nice pub, worth a visit.

3 Feb 2016 17:57

Cricketers, Eastleigh

I agree with the previous contributor, so basically nothing has changed over the past few years. A Greene King managed house serving a 'ping food' menu. However, in it's defense, the beer was outstanding. It was in pristine condition. Try the Exmore Beast, it's a beauty.

21 Jan 2016 17:15

The Old House at Home, Romsey

Went in here about twelve months ago, the ales all had a distinctly strange 'metal' taste. I visited this pub again some months back, in October in believe and I'm glad to report the beer is much improved. The HSB was spot on and the 'Pride' tasted as it should. This really is a great pub. well worth the visit.

20 Jan 2016 11:29

Old Bell & Crown, Hatherden

Visited on a cold and wet Tuesday evening in January. Although the pub was virtually empty you could see that it is a very nice establishment. I bet it gets very busy at weekends. Only downside is that it serves Wadworth beers (but as it's a Wadworth house, guess it's fair enough!!). had a pint of Amstel!! I didn't eat but the menu looked good and reasonably priced. This place is worth a visit.

13 Jan 2016 15:06

The Turf Tavern, Oxford

The alleyway leading to this pub is situated just under the Bridge of Sighs (Hertford College). It's not that hard to find!! 6 ales on when I went in. Quite busy and the beer was well kept. This little tavern is worth a visit.

21 Dec 2015 09:24

The Kings Arms, Oxford

Worth a visit. As other 'posters' have said, it has many other rooms off the, what seems to be, the main bar area. Parts of it remind me of a typical London boozer. Beers supplied by Young's, with a couple of guest beers as well. Very nice traditional pub.

21 Dec 2015 09:18

The King Charles, Kings Worthy

Lets start with the good point....the London Pride was spot on, it really was in great condition. Now the bad points, this place is a dump. It's dirty and in need of a lot of money spending on it. The gents loos are disgusting the smell of urine was over powering. AVOID.

30 Nov 2015 09:51

The Queen Inn, Winchester

Since they moved the bar back there's more room to squeeze through from area to area. This place is nothing more than an average pub, offering average beers from Greene King. There are a lot better pubs in Winchester.

27 Nov 2015 15:15

Northbrook Arms, East Strotton

As per the previous posts, I must agree, this place is really a restaurant. It is decorated in some very bright colors. The beer was in good condition so can't fault that. The staff were less than 'socialable'. Will I visit again?? Probably not.

27 Nov 2015 15:10

The Willow Tree, Winchester

Popped in here the other evening. Its a Greene King outlet (as other posters' have noted). Kind of a strange place, its a mix between a typical drinkers pub with a restaurant type area on the back. I tried a pint of St Austell's 'Propper Job'. Although on the cold side it was in great condition. Another great plus point is the manageress is a rather attractive blonde and I'm a sucker for blondes!! I'll be visiting again just to see her behind the bar!!!! LOL!!! On a serious note, if your in the area oe passing, it's worth a visit.

11 Nov 2015 17:00

The Fox and Hounds, Fair Oak

This pub is truly dire. I had the worst pint of Doom Bar I've ever tasted. Visited on a wet and dreary Wednesday afternoon. Not surprisingly the place was like the Mary Celeste. It just totally lacks any kind of atmosphere to even entice people in. I wont be visiting again.

5 Nov 2015 12:49

The Cricketers Inn, Easton

This pub isn't as nice as the Chestnut Horse further down the road, but it is more of a 'Boozer'. The staff, especially the blonde barmaid, are friendly and the locals are affable. I tried a beer called 'Green Hop' or at least I think that was what it was called!!! It was in very good condition. If you're passing its worth a visit.

3 Nov 2015 17:45

The Chestnut Horse, Easton

This really is a nice pub (well, restaurant really!!). Hall and Woodhouse beers were on offer, never much to shout about. I had the King and Barnes 'Sussex'... only three pounds a pint!!! Result!!! This is worth a visit, if you can find it!!!

3 Nov 2015 14:54

Cart and Horses, Kings Worthy

I've got to agree with some of the comments below. This is a typical, sterile, Greene King 'Olde English Inns' outlet. Yes when you enter you walk into a glass 'lobby'. The place is an out and out eating house. It serves the usual GK offerings. I had the Old Speckled Hen, it was very good. Would I visit again? Maybe if I were passing, but I wouldn't go out of my way.

23 Oct 2015 09:33

The Greyhound, Broughton

This pub changes hands more often than any other pub I know. It's been a 'pizza palace' in the past, a 'normal village pub' and now, wait for it...........'a village pub offering Thai food'. Okay, not unheard of as the present Enterprise Inns 'suckers', sorry I mean 'tenants', seem to run another pub near Andover offering a similar menu. The refurbished pub is quite plain, the bar area is much the same as it's always been. Three ales on offer, non where extraordinary. Will it last?? Who knows. Will it eventually become a private house?? I suspect so, as the Tally Ho next door is far superior and this is a small village. We will see........

27 Sep 2015 09:15

Hollington Oak, St Leonards on Sea

I ran this pub for a very short time in the early 80's when it was a Whitbread Managed House. The pub in those days was a bit of a paradox, it looked nothing from the outside but was very olde worlde on the inside. It had a huge beer garden and a good size car park. It was just in the wrong place! I can only rate it on how it use to be. I'm sure someone on here will update me.

17 Sep 2015 07:55

The Tavern, Romsey

Taken over sometime back by 'Martin & Carol' of the 'Malthouse' at Timsbury fame. Now called the Phoenix, and yes it has 'risen from the ashes'. What was once a shithole, is now a nice place to be. They had the usual boring Doom Bar on when I went in, all good. Martin runs a good ship, it's worth a visit.

15 Sep 2015 13:54

The Bishops Blaize, Romsey

Not a bad little pub, car park 'round the back. The beer is always good and the staff friendly. Its worth dropping in for a beer, but it is very much a locals 'haunt'.

15 Sep 2015 13:47

Queens Head, Fishers Pond

This pub is, well barren, that's the word. Has to be the most soulless place I've ever visited. It just lacks decoration. It's obviously geared for food, being a Greene King Old English Inn. The pub is actually a disgrace and shouldn't be branded an 'Old English Inn', it's quite clearly anything but. It could have great potential. It will never be a threat to the Fishers Pond next door!!!

3 Sep 2015 12:18

The Fishers Pond, Eastleigh

I quite liked this Vintage Inn. The pond or lake at the back gives it some character. The bar staff haven't got a clue, I hope weights and measures don't show up, there will be issues! I asked for my pint to be in a straight glass, the bar person started pouring into a glass that didn't look to be a pint. I asked her and she replied 'no it holds just under a pint'!!!! I fear a bit of training on the law needs to take place!!! I'd drop in again, just keep an eye on which glass their serving you your 'pint' in!!

3 Sep 2015 12:13

The Westgate Inn, Winchester

This place looks nothing like the photos on here, especially the one of the bar!!! Sunday, 1:00pm.......dead. Only punter in was me. The beer choice was limited, the Belgarum was undrinkable. I won't be visiting again anytime soon.

31 Aug 2015 16:00

The Hinton Arms, Cheriton

This pub looks inviting from the outside. Get inside and it's like stepping back to the late 70's. Artex on the walls and fake skinny beams!!! I tried the Triple F 'Moondance' (what a marvellous night for a Moondance....there's a song there somewhere), it was in reasonable condition. Wouldn't visit again though.

31 Aug 2015 15:56

The Fox and Hounds, Crawley

I visited this pub about two years ago and was somewhat concerned to see that the new operators were allowing their small children to run around the bar area with no clothes on!! Anyway, I stayed way until last night. Hoping for an improvement I was horrified to find this once fine eating establishment is now little more than a tip!! This pub, situated in an extremely affluent area, is an utter disgrace. It's dirty and it resembles a city pub what with the walls being used as blackboards for advertising!!

This place should be given a wide berth, it is truly AWFUL!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

21 Aug 2015 09:51

John O'Gaunt Inn, Horsebridge

Closed due to fire. If the locals are to be believed the current owner didn't have the place insured!!! Oh dear, I can see someone picking up a bargain. But then again, that's if you believe the locals......

20 Aug 2015 17:17

The Oak, Andover

Chain pub, two bar operation on the edge of Andover. To its credit the beer is always top notch. Appears to be a GK outlet with guest ales. The food is in the 'Harvester' style, but cheap enough. Is it worth a visit? I don't know if it's actually worth going out of your way, but if your passing, then yeah, maybe.

19 Aug 2015 10:44

The Poplar Farm Inn, Andover

I've lives around this area for years but never been in this boozer. Now, I wish I hadn't bothered.i don't normally take to much notice of other comments on here as I prefer to make my own mind up. On this occasion I agree with most of the comments. This pub looks great from the outside but it is truly awful. Avoid.

19 Aug 2015 10:38

The Hawk Inn, Andover

What a 'soulless' place. Drinkers are frowned upon, well they were when I popped in at lunchtime.

19 Aug 2015 10:34

The Foresters Arms, Andover

I agree with Trev. The photo above speaks volumes. It's an okay boozer, the beers good.

19 Aug 2015 10:31

The Hatchet Inn, Andover

This is a very nice pub. Be sure to drop a stone down the well outside, you'll be amazed how long it takes to hit the water at the bottom. I've been told it was hand dug!! The pub is 'olde worlde' serving the likes of Doom Bar and Old Speckled Hen. Worth a visit.

19 Aug 2015 10:28

The Chestnut Tree, Andover

It is like 'RealMcCoy' says, an estate pub serving cheap food with lots of TV screens. A bit like the Anton further down the road. Totally uninspiring but serves a purpose. I probably won't visit again.

19 Aug 2015 10:25

The Rock Arms, Romsey

The Rockingham Arms has been acquired by the Upham Brewery (financially backed by the mastermind of the Slug and Lettuce chain, so I'm informed). Decor is the usual style for this outfit, kind of a McDonald's concept, but isn't a patch on the White Horse in Overton. Only Upham beer on offer (I'm not a fan so I had cider). The rumour from the staff is they plan to develop a chain of 30/40 pubs and then sell out. Hurry up!!!! Lol!!!!

19 Aug 2015 09:16

The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield

Average village pub really. Something of nothing. The beer was average, the pub is average. It's just.........average.

19 Aug 2015 09:09

Malt House, Romsey

Currently Closed.....

19 Aug 2015 09:05

The Green Man, Winchester

One word to start......EXPENSIVE!! £5.00 for a pint of Estrella, robbery. Yes the pub is well presented and yes 'it's a nice place to be'. But blatantly ripping off customers is a bit wrong. Will I visit again? Probably. Will I be having a pint? Certainly not!!! I'll stick to a quick half and probably be ripped off again.

19 Aug 2015 07:37

Jolly Farmer, Winchester

Not much to say really. Reminds me of an Estate style pub with a good sized car park. The beer was in good condition. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

18 Aug 2015 13:24

The Swan, Barton Stacey

Visited again recently, is it me or is this place getting quieter?? The beer was awful I must admit. Maybe that has something to do with its seemingly decline.

18 Aug 2015 12:12

Bell Inn, Winchester

Visited last night after work. Greene King pub selling the usual range plus a beer from a local brewery 'Red Cat', the beer was 'Scratcher'. This pub appears to be 'cricket themed'. All in all a pleasant enough place, service was painfully slow, but hey ho. I guess it's worth a visit.

18 Aug 2015 08:27

Ye Olde White Hart, Hamble

Visited this pub on Saturday with my missus and son. Had a pint of London Pride, it was slightly lifeless but tasted okay. Being a Fullers house it carried the full range of their beers. The food was okay. Slightly over salted for my taste. No way is this a pub/restraunt more of a pub serving 'pub grub'. Nice building though, with polite staff.

2 Aug 2015 09:31

The Riflemans Arms, Glastonbury

I knew this pace in the very late 1990's, it was a great Bikers pub then. Today it is a shadow of its former self. I was subjected to loud Reggea music, well if you can call that music!!! No real cider, never good when your in Somerset!! Had to try a pint of Strongbow (never seen an apple in it's life). The front part of the building is still very characteristic, the rear part look modern.. Kids running around. Little going for it really, give it a miss.

4 Jul 2015 22:17

The King Arthur, Glastonbury

I knew this pub when it was called the 'Fairfield', circa 1985 (have been informed it was called the 'Railway' before that), it was a 'questionable' place then and it seems little has changed. The men's toilet smells disgusting!! However, the American barmaid is very polite and chatty, the traditional cider is to be praised as well. Seems to be a music venue that caters for 'space cadets', but hey, that's Glastonbury!!!

4 Jul 2015 22:11

The George and Dragon, Hurstbourne Tarrant

This pub is very very clean!! Almost 'clinically clean'!! Very well decorated and the beer offering was quite unusual. Up to that point all good. As for service, well, 'diabolical' is the best word I can use. i was served by a young lady with dark hair. She was rude and abrupt. I said "good bye" when I left but was totally ignored. She was far to busy chatting up a local. I wont be going there again.

22 Jun 2015 10:22

White Horse, Otterbourne

Quite a clinical sort of pub. Appears to ne run by a small pub comany (well, I've never heard of them anyway!!). Tried the Doombar, average really, not the best I've ever tasted. Looks like it's mainly geared for food. Staff weren't interested at all. To busy talking to each other. The bar manageress was obviouly trying to over stress the 'importance' of her position. All in all its just and average pub.

13 Jun 2015 17:26

Dog and Crook, Braishfield

If your looking for a very clean (yet slightly clinical) place to eat, this will possible 'tick your box'. I didn't eat, but the beer was good. I wouldn't o out of my way to visit again, I did find the landlord slightly 'offish'.

9 Jun 2015 15:58

The Coach and Horses, Sutton Scotney

Visited again a few times now over the last few months. Something is amiss here it would seem. The real ale offerings always seem to be some small micro brewery type beers. This would be acceptable if they were carrying at lease one standard beer, say for instance Ringwood, Doom Bar or even, dare I say it, Courage, that was always an option to these 'guest ales'. Every time you go in all the ales are different and sometimes not in the best of condition. They also appear to be supplied from Enterprise Inns 'bargain basement' selection. Do I detect a problem.......I hope not, but only time will tell.

20 May 2015 12:20

The Marston Inn, Marston Magna

Dropped in here on the 1st of March (bit late adding a reviev!!). Was made quite welcome, being a stranger! The beer was great and in good condition, Doom Bar as I remember). But best of all I was treated to the site of a middle aged 'Goth' lady!! Stunning, I hope she's there when I next visit!!!

15 May 2015 13:05

Hinds Head, Aldermaston

Poped in for a quick beer yesterday lunchtime. Being the Fullers' pub that it is I tried the standard London Pride. the beer was in top notch condition. But being a managed house you wouldn't expect anything less. This really is a very nice hotel. Can't recommend it enough.

4 Apr 2015 15:54

The Star Inn, Bentley

Can't understand why I haven't rated this pub before! I dropped in here last summer, purely out of curiosity as it was featured in the TV series 'The Village' back in the '90's. It had changed quite alot from how it looked on the TV but the welcome was warm and the beer was good.

19 Feb 2015 18:36

The Rose and Crown, Huish Episcopi

Another visit today. I've been using this place since 1980 and it keeps getting better. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

8 Feb 2015 14:46

The Three Sugar Loaves, Bristol

This pub is now called 'Christams Steps' and it just reeks character. I love it. The beers are spot on and the service is very friendly. Would highly recommend.

3 Feb 2015 09:08

The Hatchet Inn, Bristol

This is meant to be 'the oldest pub in Bristol'. It's a major let down. The bar staff are friendly enough but extremely odd. The Doom Bar was top notch I must admit. The place just lacks any character, considering it's supposed age.

3 Feb 2015 08:57

The Portcullis Inn, Bristol

What a little 'gem'. Frienly staff (he's a Yeovil FC supporter!). Great selection of ales and ciders. Also a good range of bottled beers. This pub ticks all the boxes for me. 9/10.

3 Feb 2015 08:53

Horts, Bristol

'Modern' Youngs outlet. Nothing to write home about. Sky TV. The beer was 'passable'. Won't go out of my way to visit again.

3 Feb 2015 08:50

The Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

I lived in Kingsbury during the late 70's and very early 80's. I went back in here the other day when I was in the area. The bar has been moved other than that it's still basically the same. Beer was good but no trad cider!!!

23 Jan 2015 17:23

The Phoenix Inn, Twyford

Very nice, clean boozer. 'A Proper Pub', is how one of my friends described it and, it is!! Good parking lot around the back, beer was in good nick and the food looked great. Only is a Greene King establishment so the ales were the normal GK dross. Other than that......all good! 8/10

1 Dec 2014 09:22

The Bugle Inn, Twyford

Just to confirm, the emphisis in this place is totally on food. Light and airy and fairly busy when I dropped in on a Sunday evening on the last day of November. They were closing however at 6:00pm to decorate the pub for Christmas. this suprised me somewhat as the pub was very busy. Couldn't they have sorted the decorations on Monday?? Sure;ly it's very quite on a Monday morning! Turning down revenue in todays climate.......this joint musr be doing very well indeed (or are their food prices just that little bit 'Over the Top'?? LOL!!! Still, 6/10 from me.

1 Dec 2014 09:18

The Magic Roundabout, Andover

Well, certainly one to make note of. Popped in for the first time this evening, the place is a Greene King 'Hungry Horse' outlet ( enough said there, one thinks). Was served by a guy called 'Colin' (according to his name badge), no problems, a real friendly guy, good polite service, all good. Just about to leave, thought I'd just go to the bog, walked in......two guys snorting coke in the cubical!!!! And this is a Greene King managed house!!!! The licensee should be shot!!! I won't be going back anytime soon......

11 Nov 2014 23:35

Lardicake, Andover

Unusual pub this one and therefore worth a visit. But still something about the place I couldn't put my finger on! The beer was in good condition, I tried the Banks' Milld. But still........something not quite right.

28 Oct 2014 08:01

The George and Pilgrim, Glastonbury

I completely dissagree with the previous post. I have frequented this pub on many occasions and have always found it to be friendly. Yes I agree that since the demise of it's former owner (Bass) the pub has 'stumbled on', but it's still a fine old pub offering good beer. It could probably do with a refurb but name me pubs that dont!!! If your in Glastonbury this place is worth a visit.

23 Oct 2014 10:58

The Angel and Greyhound, Oxford

Bit of a 'something of nothing' pub but the Youngs Bitter was first class. As 'Timmo' stated below there is a huge photo of the place back in the late '80s on the wall. All the regulars at the time, when the pub was called the Oranges and Lemons', are in the photo. The place is worth a visit just to look at the photo!!!

16 Oct 2014 15:49

The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

Fairly basic drinking hose. The Doom Bar was good. More of a 'local' than a place to impress people!!! But I liked it.

6 Oct 2014 10:32

The Chequers Inn, Oxford

Nicholson's pub, very clean and tidy. Good selection of real ales. Worth a visit.

6 Oct 2014 10:25

The Bear, Oxford

Tried this puib again (early this time) and had a pint of HSB. It was outstanding. Very nice little pub with lots of character. It would have been perfect if it wasn't for the rather annoying idiot talking to his wife about flying a plane at the weekend for his daughter and his 'days at Oxford'!!! 8/10 from me.

6 Oct 2014 10:24

The Eagle and Child, Oxford

Have seen the pub a few times on TV (Inspector Morse. Lewis) si I decided to seek it out. It's not as I imagined it at all. On TV it looks to be a 'big fronted' pub, nothing could be further from the truth!! It is a very narrow/long pub with 3 distinct areas (as commented below), a very nice pub all the same. I tried the Porter and it was spot on. The pub is owned by St John's College. My only negitive comment would be to say in needs a good clean, there are a lot of cob webs!!!

6 Oct 2014 10:20

The Crown Inn, Oxford

Usual managed house kind of establishment, no great shakes, take it or leave it kinda place. Hence, 1 Bacardi and Pepsi and see ya later. I won't be going back.

4 Oct 2014 21:54

Red Lion Inn, Somerton

Visited this pub the other day for the first time in 26 years.......yep, it's changed! This once village boozer is now a fully fledged 'eating house' offering accommodation. It has been done up to a very nice standard and offers good food. For all of this it has lost a lot of it's charm, but i guess pubs must change with the times or, ultimately, 'die'. If you've never been It's worth a visit, but I wont go out of my way to visit again.

30 Sep 2014 13:39

The Mitre, Oxford

A 'Beefeater' pub specialising in food of course!! I think i tried a Doom Bar, all good.

4 Aug 2014 10:11

The Head of the River, Oxford

Last visited this pub in circa 1984!! Hasn't changed a bit (except no longer has a fottball table!!). Prices are still through the roof and service is staill as bad. Bur the Fullers ESB was acceptable. Good location and beer garden looking over the river.

4 Aug 2014 10:09

The Bear, Oxford

Not the biggest pub in the world but has some character. Hidden down a side street near to Christ Church college. Was going to try a local real ale but the pub was so bury with American tourists I decided to move on. Will visit again though!!

4 Aug 2014 10:06

The Swan, Barton Stacey

Strange place, doesn't know if it's a pub or a restaurant. Recently refurbished but I think it's totally 'out of keeping' (that's just my opinion of course!). Tried the Doom Bar (seems to be the only real ale available in these parts) and it wasn't in the best condition. There are better pubs in the area.

14 May 2014 15:19

The Coach and Horses, Sutton Scotney

I kind of agree with the post given below. Bit of a nothing pub that could be so much more. But the beer is usually of fairly good quality. However, I think it is worth a least the once.

13 May 2014 17:23

Red Lion, Overton

This is more a restaurant than a pub (as per the previous post). Wasn't exactly made to feel welcome, I assume this was because I wasn't eating. Anyway, tried the Doom Bar, all good. Would I visit again, probably not...

13 May 2014 09:11

White Horse, Thruxton

Another 'spotlessly clean' to the point of being cl;inical, public house. Much more an eating house, bordering on being a full blown restaurant. I was asked the classic line 'are you eating with us today' (God I hate that!!). Anyway. plumbed for a pint of boring old Doom Bar. It was ok but slightly to chilled for a real ale in my opinion. Is it worth a visit?? Not sure......

10 May 2014 14:10

Amport Inn, Amport

As per the previous post this 'pub' (and I use the term loosely) is now called the 'Hawk'. It is basically a restaurant with letting rooms. The decor is very nice but you get the distinct impression that drinkers are not encouraged. Having said that the staff were friendly enough. The blonde barmaid/waitress was extremely helpful. The rest were a bit 'offish'. Didnt try the ale, settled for a pint of Amstel. I figured if no one else was drinking it there had to be a reason......

8 May 2014 18:44

Watership Down, Freefolk Priors

This is a restaurant first and foremost. Having said that there was a mini beer festival when I visited! Not quite PC in it's decor as they had 'fur' throws over some of the seating in the dining area (this will upset animal rights campaigners!!). The beer was nothing but average. It ok, wont bother again.

8 May 2014 12:43

The Three Tuns, Romsey

This is mainly an eating house although drinkers are welcome. 3 Guys serving behind the bar (never good in my opinion!) but they were friendly enough. Beer was spot on, although I forgot what I had so obviously not out of the ordinary. Pleasent enough place. Worth a vist if you can find it, walking from the town. Although clearly visible from the road.

8 May 2014 12:38

The George Inn, Thruxton

Strange pub, looks nothing on the outside but is very 'olde worlde' on the inside. by the decor I would say this is an ex-Whitbread house. Tried ti try the Doom Bar but the barmaid was unable to dispence the beer due to a problem with the hand pump......settled for a Budweiser! Only problem with the place was the barmaids young children were running around. Other than that give it a try...............hope you get your beer poured.

8 May 2014 09:45

The Hunters Lodge Inn, Leigh Common

This pub has certainly changed over the years. Its still a good pub although is totally food orientated, but I guess, other than letting rooms, its the only way to make money. There's no money in beer thats for sure!!

I tried a Doom Bar and it was spot on. The barmaid is quite a looker as well. It's worth the visit just to look at her!!!! LOL!!!!

2 May 2014 13:04

The Dolphin, Ilminster

Average small town pub. But they were serving 'Old Rosie' Cider....RESULT!!! To top it off you could add a 'Vimto' top, even better. RMaybe not much to look at but the barmaid was friendly enough!!! I will return.

16 Apr 2014 14:51

The George, Donyatt

Nice enough kind of pub. I was looking for some real cider but as they had none (and it was a warmish day) I plumbed fora 'Fosters' (I can hear the screams of indignation now....). Any way, no sign of the landlord being a carpark attendant but his impressions of Larry Grayson (Shut That Door!!) Were laudable!!! Worth a visit, will call again.

16 Apr 2014 12:09

The Westminster, Yeovil

This pub was formally known as the 'Chopper Bar', back in the day. It was, in those days, a rough old hole and I'm sorry to say it still is!! There is no real; ale on offer at all. However, the landlady 'Carole' is a real sweety. She trys to run the pub as best she can and in all honesty she's not doing a bad job. Yeah, it's still rough but it's not that bad really.

7 Apr 2014 09:21

The Swan Hotel, East Ilsley

Even though the last comment is nearly 15 months old I agree with it 100%. The pub is clean, tidy and presentable. Service is good but it lacks......something. The pub next door is a hell of a lot better. But I'll still give this on a 7/10 rating.

4 Apr 2014 17:35

The Nog Inn, Wincanton

Had a pint of 'Sharpes Own', absolutely spot on. Best pint of sharpes I have tasted in ages. Smallish pub, they've changed to location of the bar since my last visit, but that was 1984!!! Good whisky collection as well. Recommended.

6 Mar 2014 12:30

The Bear Inn, Wincanton

Probably one of the worst pints I have had in years. tried the St Austell 'Tribute'....just about drtinkable and very cloudy. I shpould of returned it but in all honesty I couldn't be bothered. I wont be going back.

6 Mar 2014 12:26

Anton Arms, Andover

Typical 60/70 estate type pub located on the Salisbury Road. Reasonable car park out front. Greene King owned, with usual offerings, but looks to be a tenancy. Friendly staff. Good for a quick pint.

2 Mar 2014 12:56

The Half Moon and Spread Eagle, Micheldever

Ummm.....Something of nothing really. Spotlessly clean to the point where I'd be afraid to bring children inside. Greene King pub so beers are the usual GK offering. They had Black Sheep on as well. It wasn't its best but drinkable all the same. Would I go back? No, I wouldn't go out of my way.

27 Feb 2014 17:11

The Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne

As per the previous post, this pub is 'clinicly clean', to say the least, but it lacks something... The beer prices are astronomical - Doom Bar £4.00 YIKES!!! Nearly as expensive as the Mayfly.

27 Feb 2014 17:01

The Windwhistle Inn, Chard

This really was one of my favorite pubs. Use to use it in the late '80 before I moved away (yet again!). Visited about a week ago. The core of the pub was still the same but had been heavily extended at the back, but not to it's detriment. As for the beer, well......I asked for a pint of 'Otter', it was presented like something from the river Thames. But the manageress very quickly noticed it and replaced in no fuss.........changed the barrel but didn't clean the line first - result the second pint was hazy and 'tainted'. Must try a little harder in my opinion. Other than that it really still is a great pub.

22 Dec 2013 17:28

The Fox, North Waltham

This pub continues to go from strength to strength. The miserable the Scottish owner has decided to leave the pub in the very capable hands of his manager (his name is Russell), best move he could have made. As long as he stays away this place will do extremely well! Tried the Porter by ABC Brewery, spot on, then had a Doom Bar, spot on again!! I hear the food is fantastic. Well done Russell, just keep the owner away!! 9/10 from me.

24 Nov 2013 16:36

The Wheatsheaf, North Waltham

Dropped in the other evening, had a pint of 'Doom Bar' - all good no problems there. The only real problem was the appalling lack of service. Once they had finished their little conversation in the back room behind the bar, one of them decided it was probably a good idea to see if anyone was waiting!! Nothing has changed in the 'service' respect since the last post 2YEARS AGO!!! But the pub does have a great atmosphere. 4/10 from me, purely because of the service (Or lack of it!!!). SORT IT OUT MR/MRS MANAGER!!! Your service is a disgrace!

24 Nov 2013 15:33

The Bull Inn, Ilchester

What can I say?......Other than 'give it a wide berth'. Certainly not a pub for going out of your way to visit. I drank lager when I was in, the ale looked 'suspect'.

3 Nov 2013 20:13

The Yew Tree, Yeovil

One word really - GRIM!! Years ago this was a nice it's just a dump.

3 Nov 2013 20:09

The Cricketers, Littlewick Green

Should be called 'Candlewick Green'.

22 Sep 2013 18:56

The Cricketers Inn, Longparish

Changed hands.........If you don't mind children running around the bar and an 'uptight' landlord, this is the place for you. Gone drastically downhill I'm afraid. Give it a miss (sadly).

22 Sep 2013 18:41

Ship Inn, Owslebury

Nice little country pub with a friendly barmaid. It's probably never going to 'set the world alight' but it has got character. It's a tenanted house owned by Greene King, so Suffolk Beers are the 'order of the day'. The menu looked good and reasonably priced. The IPA was in good condition. Situated in a nice village it's worth a 'run out', give it a try.

22 Sep 2013 10:32

Bakers Arms, Winchester

Fairly uninspiring little boozer, tucked away down a side street at the bottom of town. I tried the 'Spitfire' and must admit it was in great condition. As for the pub.....well, it's dark and a bit bland. Reminds me of a London drinking hole!!!

22 Sep 2013 10:24

The Globe Coaching Inn, Andover

Strange little boozer with a gorgeous landlady (and I mean stunning), Tried the Thatchers Traditional cider when I went it. Only a few locals around, but it was only 5:00pm!! The place is clean and presentable. Big screen TV located at the end of the bar area. Other than that.....rather bland, Greene King pub really.

13 Sep 2013 18:31

The Lamb Inn, Andover

Strange place. Could be so much better, not sure if the 'gay couple' are still there or not. I was served by a very nice barnaid (no complaints there!!). The only had 6X on hand pump, no one was drinking it, so as I don't know the place had a pint of lager!!!

11 Sep 2013 18:34

The Rising Sun, Winchester's reopened. Being run by a 'holding company' at present. Been through a couple on managers already. However, the young guy running the place at the moment seems interested in 'growing' the business, I wish him all the best!! The pub has had a clean up and a new carpet, other than that, it's the same old Rising Sun!!

11 Sep 2013 18:30

The Halfway House, Pitney

Crackin pub!! Drove down from Winchester!! 10 real ales and 3 real ciders....worth the effort! 10/10 from me.

15 Jul 2013 20:08

The Foresters Arms, Holywell

Visited on Thursday night, The owners are in the of refurbishing the main bar, It is due to reopen in the next 10 days. So on this occasion I had to use the function/skittle alley part of the bar. I tried the Thatchers 'traditional' cider.....excellent!! I will visit again when next in the area. Give it a try!

14 Jun 2013 21:51

Prince of Wales Ham Hill Country Park, Stoke-Sub-Hamdon

Visited on Thursday night for the first time in 25+ years!! Didn't remember the inside at all (has the bar been moved??). Anyway Good selection of ales on tap (straight from the cask) but I opted for the 'Burrow Hill' cider.....GOOD CHOICE, it was like nectar!!! Recommended. 8/10

14 Jun 2013 21:41

The White Hart Hotel, Martock

Dropped in today for the first time in 26 years. the place is roughly as I remember it. the locals were very friendly and the Sharps 'Doom Bar' was spot on. Very busy for a Tuesday. 9/10 from me.

7 May 2013 20:04

Globetrotters, Yeovil

Popped back in the other evening while I was in town. The place has a new management couple and I found them very friendly. Had a pint of London Pride, not the best, barely drinkable. When I mentioned it to the landlady she said she was told by the brewer (Fullers), that that was how it was meant to be. I suspect not!! She did offer to change it, to her credit. Fullers would have been appalled to know their beer was being served like that. However, for all that I will return again. Nice place, give it a try.

21 Apr 2013 16:07

The Greyhound, Stockbridge

This pub has recently be taken over. Although closed at present for the 'standard referb' (read - 'lick of paint and new furniture') it is rumored to reopen in March 2013 and the 'word 'is that it will be led by that 'enigma' known as Lucy. As long as it caters for the beer drinker as well as the diner, it may do well. However......shall i just mention - Peat Spade and Kings Arms.......lets see what happens here people. I hope it aint another attempt at 'fine dining' (one day they will actually understand what that means). Can't rate it 'cause it aint open!!!

18 Feb 2013 19:06

Half Moon Inn and Country Lodge, Mudford

This pub has improved over the years. First visit since 1988 and wow, what a difference. The inside is very 'olde worlde'. The menu looks superb (I saw two steaks come out and they looked fantastic). The ale is supplied courtesy of the Royal Clarence Hotel (Brewery), not to everyone's taste (including mine) but in good condition all the same. The only draw back is that the licensee comes across as being 'offish''. sort of 'nice of you to pop in, pay for your beer and sod off'...kind of attitude. Oh well....6/10 from me.

5 Jan 2013 18:46

Wellington Arms Hotel, Stratfield Turgis

Hall and Woodhouse lease this property from the Wellington Estate. Very well decorated and in a prim location on the A33. The beer prices are, however, 'through the roof'. £2.05 for a half pint of 'Pickled partridge'!! and it wasn't even in very good condition!!

31 Dec 2012 17:15

The White Hart, Sherfield on Loddon

Dropped in here the other night on my way home. Must say I had a good pint of Youngs Special. Pleasant enough inside with an 'olde worlde' feel. I'd drop in again when passing. 7/10 from me. Can't rate the food as I never tried any....sorry!!

8 Dec 2012 10:41

John O'Gaunt Inn, Horsebridge

Popped in today and its been taken over again (under new management sign above the door). Now being run by a lady called Tracey. The Ringwood best was in good nick. I wish her all the best. This pub will never make a fortune but will attract good custom. Haven't tried the food but a few people were eating. Good Luck!! 8/10

2 Dec 2012 16:56

The Boot, Salisbury

Dropped in here the other day, after a few years staying away because of a rather obnoxious landlady. The place hasn't changed alot but the management has (for the better). The beer was spot on. The only draw back was Ken Woodford was in there and being just as pretentious as ever. On well, can't have everything I guess. But the pub is now well worth a visit. 8/10

1 Nov 2012 21:16

The Cricketers Inn, Longparish

Fantastic little boozer. Looks like their geared up for a food 'operation', cant comment because none had been served while I was there!!! Only down side is that it's a Wadworth house, so 6X was the order of the day.....yeah, I'm not a fan. But with all due respect it was in good condition. Recommended pub. Better than the pretentious 'Plough' down the road. 8/10

30 Oct 2012 18:08

The Plough, Little London

A customer saying "Two pints when your ready please" would certainly PISS ME OFF!! I fear its a case of "TWO PINTS WHEN I CAN GET TO YA".....Wait your turn!!!

28 Oct 2012 20:51

The Plough Inn, Longparish

Only one word for this place...RESTAURANT. If your looking for a pub, forget it. The Scottish barman was very polite and the service was good. The Ringwood Best was.....'Passable'. The place is cold and lacks atmosphere. There are better eating and drinking establishments in the area....but hey ho, give it as go. But it aint for me. 3/10

9 Oct 2012 16:09

The White Hart Hotel, Whitchurch

Myself and a work colleague popped in here on Saturday afternoon. The place was fairly busy. Like 'forestwood' in the previous post, I had never tried Arkell's beers before. We tried the '3B' as well and it was outstanding!! The place was busy and was showing 'legitimate' Sky Sports!!! Now there's a rarity. Great place, friendly barmaid (she may have been the manageress in all fairness) and you were made to feel welcome. 10/10 from me!!

As other 'posters' have said, visit this pub/hotel, you will not be dissapointed!!!

30 Sep 2012 19:14

The New Queen Inn, Christchurch

Many years ago this was a 'Bass House' time has changed things!! It's about 3 times the size that it was, but in a way it has lost a lot of it's 'charm'. Now run by Hall & Woodhouse ( The place is unrecognisable, it's a shame really because I liked it the way it was...but 'hey ho' time moves on. This is another pub of mine that brings back memories of a certain 'Karen' I'm living in the past!!! Anyway the beer was good (Badger Best...or First Gold, if you like) and the manager was first class....Highly recomended!!

25 Sep 2012 16:13

The Snow Goose, Cove

A fairly bland sort of pub. I suppose it could be quite a lively venue. I visited in the afternoon, on my way home from a meeting, a few regulars were it but other than that very quite. The beer was good. I'll give it another go when I'm next in 'these parts'. One thing though.....the Eastern European bar lady was very attractive!!!

15 Sep 2012 20:24

The Cuckoo Inn, Hamptworth

Tim Bacon will be sadly missed. A gentleman an a true 'mine host'. I always liked him.

11 Sep 2012 18:59

The Mildmay Arms, Queen Camel

Dropped in this afternoon after not visiting this pub in some 25+ years. Although a little 'tired' the Butcombe Ales (served from the cask!!) was in excellent condition. The owners took over in December 2011 and are working on sorting the place out. I wish them all the best I'll visit again when I'm next in the Yeovil area!!

11 Sep 2012 18:49

The Halfway House, Pitney

Just a question.....has this joint got 'remotely' any assoiciation with Glastonbury Ales (brewed in Somerton, Somerset, believe) I said, just a question.

29 Aug 2012 18:34

The Sparkford Inn, Sparkford

Sad to say this pub is a shadow of its former self. The beer was in good condition, can't fault that, but the 'buzz' has long since gone. The old girl is getting tired and in need some love. I doubt Marstons (W&D) will supply any of that. When I win the big one, this pub, the Wine Vaults in Yeovil and the Bell at Standerwick will be mine!!!!

27 Aug 2012 21:04

The Ship Inn, Chard

I haven' drank in this pub in years. Went in here once with a guy called Ozzy Odea, Christ those were the days. We're taliking early 1980's. Use to sell Taunton oh man, what a place. IOs it still going???

27 Aug 2012 20:42

The Peat Spade, Longstock

I've actually changed my views on this pub. Was in here the other day and I have to say that if your in for a drink, you aint welcome. The prices of the drinks are through the roof. I've also heard from others that the food is nothing to write home about. Visit the Three Cups or the White Hart in near by Stockbridge....much better. 2/10 now from me.

26 Aug 2012 21:17

Loch Tummel Inn, Pitlochry

Just on the 'Heads Up' side. I suggested this pub to 'BITE' and it has taken them 2 years to add it to the site, jus like the Atholl Arms Hotel suggetion.......shame....WHAT'S GOING ON?????

20 Aug 2012 20:49

Atholl Arms Hotel, Blair Atholl

Just on the 'Heads Up' side. I suggested this pub to 'BITE' and it has taken them 2 years to add it to the site.......shame....

20 Aug 2012 20:47

Loch Tummel Inn, Pitlochry

This is quite a unique sort of pub located on the Loch. The inside is very modern. The beer was very good and the service was first class. Worth a visit if in the Pitlochry area.

20 Aug 2012 20:42

Atholl Arms Hotel, Blair Atholl

This has got be, for me. one of the best 'hotel bars' I have ever been in. The place just reeks class. Don't ask me why but it ticks all the boxes. The beer was fantastic and the service supurb. I shall return, this time to stay overnight. Try it, you wont regret it!!! 10/10 from me.

20 Aug 2012 20:39

George Hotel, Highbridge

Sorry....that should read 'SWINGING'......stupid keyboard (lol!!!)

19 Aug 2012 20:59

George Hotel, Highbridge

Rumor has it that, at times, this can be a bit of a 'Swining' place....if you catch my drift. Bit run down but sells good ale and the Guv'nor can be a bit of a laugh.......just keep an eye on your wife and/or girlfriend!!!!

19 Aug 2012 20:28

The Dolphin Inn, Ilchester

Dropped in here a month or so ago after about 20 years. The place has changed slightly. The beer was good, I've actually forgot what I had!! Great improvement on the old days. Sorry to hear about Bob, the old landlord. He was a jolly fellow!! Mind you, he had to have a sence of humour with some of the dross that use to get in here years ago. Glad to see they've all moved on!!!

26 Jun 2012 18:33

The New Queen Inn, Christchurch

Like some readers have pointed out, this place is no where near Christchurch, it's nearer to Ringwood. In a village called 'Avon', I believe. Great pub this. I knew it when it was a Bass house, I actually looked after it for a week or two in 1987, Long before Hall & Woodhouse ( Great location and very relaxed atmosphere. Spent a weekend here with a Lady called Karen.........oh well......If only we could revisit the past!!! I wish her well.

22 Jun 2012 21:58

The Mayfly, Chilbolton

Still trading on it's location. Prices are astronomical.....But, now Fuller have acquired it, once it becomes a 'managed house' undoubtablely we'll see a change for the better. The current 'tenant' has obviously 'milked it' for all it's worth. Time to go buddy!!!

16 Jun 2012 22:27

Nags Head, Martock

Popped in here for the first time in donkeys years. It use to be frequented by a guy I knew called Andrew Bowditch. Anyway, 20 odd years later, I walked change, Still serving Toby Bitter (is that beer??), it ws only missing Andrew!!!! Fantastic...crack on!!!!

12 Jun 2012 20:31

The Bell Inn, Martock

I visited this pub a few months ago after a 20 year gap (I use to like in Kingsbury Episcopi,.....yeah, another life!!) and am glad to say I found the beer to be very good and the welcome to be fantastic. The landlady, she'll be the blonde one then, was extremely friendly. Great pub. I'll be back. 9/10 from me.

12 Jun 2012 20:24

White Horse, Ampfield

Fantastic pub. Friendly staff (Very Attractive 'mature' barmaids!!!) and good beer. Food was good as well. Highly recommended. No complaints, 9/10 from me!!!

8 May 2012 11:12

The Ragged Cot, Minchinhampton

If you like the colour Avacado, this is the place for you. Clinical at best.

29 Apr 2012 16:37

The Crown Inn, Frampton Mansell

Strange place. Reminded me of the pub in the film 'An American Werewolf in London'. Still, not bad for a 'one horse town'.

29 Apr 2012 16:35

The Black Horse Inn, Amberley

The thing that made this place for me was the 'bubbly blonde' barmaid (sorry....'person'. One must be 'PC'!!!). Bland pub but the welcome was fantastic!!!

29 Apr 2012 16:34

The Amberley Inn, Amberley

I found this place to be somewhat tired and slightly 'run down'. But in fairness, it has great potential. New tenants (6 months +). Needs improvement....but hey, ho....we'll see. 6/10 from me.

29 Apr 2012 16:32

The Helyar Arms, East Coker

Haven't been in here in 20+ years, yet after a visit today I can say the place aint changed a bit. Had some good times in here (I seem to remember a case of 1088 Cider being consumed by a guy called 'Knocker' and myself!!! and a messy after avent!!!). However, today only Sharpes 'Doom Bar' on tap. so I opted for bet, you'd think.......wrong, it was skank!!! Still the pub is a gem. Gotta rate it 8/10 just on its ambience. Will visit again.

8 Apr 2012 21:06

The Rusty Axe Inn, Martock

Drove past the other day and it had a 'For Sale' sign out front. This building was (or is) owned by Mentor Inns. Being the total bunch of rip off artists that they are it's no doubt it's for sale. I doubt the last Licensees could afford to pay their high rent demands!!! I hope they got out of it 'intact'. Hopefully someone will buy this pub and run it the way it's ment to run. It has got great potential and located so close to the famous 'Burrow Hill Cider Farm'.

1 Jan 2012 16:25

The Jolly Farmer, Cliddesden

This pub is a joke. The food is awful.................

22 Nov 2011 19:06

The Sun Inn, Yeovil

Closed!!!! Yeeee Haaa!!!! Dump...frequented by the DROSS of Yeovil as I remember.

15 Nov 2011 20:24

The Bramley Inn, Bramley

This is a great 'football' pub in a very up market village. The ale is fantastic and service is good. Worth a visit!!

12 Nov 2011 20:24

The Wonston Arms, Sutton Scotney

The beer is in good condition. The place needs a 'tidy up'. When I visited it was 'For Sale', never good seeing signs like that on a pub. Will it survive?............I fear 'owner greed' and the current market for country pubs says NO.....Ho Hum, another pub will bite the dust.

12 Nov 2011 20:20

The Wykeham Arms, Winchester

Dropped into this pub last Tuesday. The HSB was in great condition. Couldn't stay long but will be back in a week or two for a real 'session'. The place is a true gem, hidden behind the Cathedral and next to the College. Worth hunting out. 8/10 from me.

16 Oct 2011 12:21

Black Boy, Shinfield

Average pub with a 'food led' operation. Nice sized car park. Didn't try the beer as I was driving. The place was empty when I visited, but it was 3:00 in the afternoon!!! Overall it was clean and well presented, I will visit again.

23 Aug 2011 10:57

The Butchers Arms, Yeovil

Carol is back behind the bar.......YEEEEEE HAAAAA!!!! Go on girl!!!!

2 Jul 2011 20:17

The Camden Arms, Pembury

Apparently the couple that run this place use to run a 'Whitbread Brewers Fayre'........well, it certainly doesn't look like it!!! The staff are dire and the back bar is a disgrace. This could be a great pub, unfortunately it's owner seem to be 'dinning out' on past glories......give it a miss.

2 Jul 2011 20:13

The Black Horse, Pembury

This really is a cracking little pub with a seafood restaurant attached. Prices are somewhat high for the ales other than that, all good!!!! 8/10

2 Jul 2011 20:08

The Vine Hotel, Goudhurst

Dire.......simple as.

25 Jun 2011 22:18

The Star and Eagle Hotel, Goudhurst

One word to sum this place up.........fantastic!!!! It ticks all the boxes for me. This is one pub/hotel you must visit.

25 Jun 2011 22:16

The Eagle Inn, Abbotts Ann

Not quite sure what the last post is about. I visited today and all I can say is.....'What a Dump'!!! No real ale, the place is extremely dirty, mirrors haven't been cleaned in what looks like months, maybe even years and the place has a very strange smell. Located in a very large, pretty village. But somehow it manages to let the village down. Avoid.

14 Jun 2011 18:28

The Dolphin, Hursley

The Doombar was great. The pub was clean and friendly, with a huge car park!!! Can't make anymore comments!!!

7 Jun 2011 18:37

The Kings Head, Hursley

Basically, I popped in lunch time for a beer (Yeovil Ales - Star Gazer, all good) and I thought the place was superb. The very nice Scottish landlady was very pleasant. I will be going back.

7 Jun 2011 18:35

The Albion, Verwood

Griff63......let me get this the pub is an 'eating house' but dogs are welcome..............Can't see me eating there anytime soon. Dogs and food (in a 'restaurant' situation) should, in my opinion, be kept very much apart. I think I'll avoid.

5 Jun 2011 19:50

The Who'd A Thought It, Glastonbury

Nice pub, good service (although it takes two barmaids to complete the transaction....oh well) beer was good as well. I tried the Palmer's 200, spot on. But like I said, the service was very 'entertaining'!!!!!

2 Jun 2011 21:21

The Beckets Inn, Glastonbury

Quite a small pub with two bars and a garden to the rear (bogs are outside!!). Had a pint of Thatchers Real Cider.....heaven!!! Recommended pub (looks like they welcome bikers as well....bonus!!!)

2 Jun 2011 21:18

The Cuckoo Inn, Hamptworth

Not a bad little boozer. Tim Bacon (the Guv'nor) keeps a good pub!! A little disappointed today, as the 'Doom Bar' was below par (excuse the pun Mr. Anderson). Otherwise, the joint is normally good for its beer.

26 Apr 2011 18:29

The George at Wallop, Middle Wallop

Word on the street is that Hughen and Joyce Riley, from the Silver Plough at Pitton, are taking over. Surely this can only be good news for the George. Not so good news for Hall and Woodhouse, they'll be losing yet another good management couple. Maybe one day they will realise.........licensees need to make a living, not pay extortionate rents!!!

Good luck Joyce and Hughen!!!

22 Apr 2011 18:44

The Kings Head, Salisbury

Not a great fan of Wetherspoons (although this is a 'Lloyds No' ) but I have to say the service in here is always very good and the ales are always in excellent condition. 7/10 just for the beer!!!

6 Feb 2011 20:28

White Swan, Winchester

Dire....only word for it. I tried the GK Abbott, it was quite undrinkable. It was replaced by a 'Hardys and Hanson offering and this was in good condition. The landlady tried telling me the 'Abbott' was ok, well if this looks and tastes ok to her I can only fear for what she regards as 'undrinkable'. Probably best avoided.

30 Jan 2011 09:39

The Hyde Tavern, Winchester

A true classic with a very friendly and chatty landlady. She had 7 real ales on when I visited. I plumbed for the Harvey's Best and it was exquisite!! It appears to be the home of the local CAMRA clan (not my cuppa tea I must admit), but luckily they weren't in attendance. This is a "must visit" pub. 9/10

30 Jan 2011 09:36

The Black Boy, Winchester

Interesting and very busy pub. Good selection of ales, I tried the 'Pots Stout', very good indeed. Watch out for the young barmaid trying to push Itchen Valley beer, she's apparently the girlfriend of the brewery's owner (no bias there then!!!) Still even with this I gotta give it 8/10. Very good pub.

30 Jan 2011 09:31

The Five Bells, Salisbury

If you like drinking alone, this is the place for you. Always either empty or frequented by idiots.

29 Jan 2011 12:26

The Dust Hole, Salisbury

One word.....................Grim. Best keep walking.

29 Jan 2011 12:25

The Talbot Inn, Much Wenlock

All I can say about this pub is, in my opinion, EXCELLENT. The beer is always good and the greeting is always friendly.

24 Jan 2011 14:18

The George and Dragon, Much Wenlock

This really is a little gem. Every time I visit this little town I always pop in here. Great beer and great food. Highly recommended.

24 Jan 2011 14:15

The Railway, Salisbury

This pub has the grumpiest landlord and landlady EVER!!! If you can find it to be open when you pass, and that's a BIG if, see for yourself. The beer is pretty average, move on to Deacon's or the Haunch.

16 Jan 2011 11:25

The Salisbury Arms, Salisbury

Sadly 'Mop' the landlord has now departed for a quite life!! Rumour has it that the landlord and landlady from the Five Bell's are taking over............and the Five Bells is dead at the best of times. Can't see this working myself.

16 Jan 2011 11:22

The New Inn, Amesbury

This pub is extremely tired. It's about time someone replaced the carpet. Tried a pint of London Pride and had to send it back. The friendly barmaid replaced it with a pint of Shepard Neam Spitfire, that was passable.

Like an earlier comment said, this place use to be great, now its just a run down boozer lacking all the class that I know it has. 2/10

10 Jan 2011 15:10

The George at Wallop, Middle Wallop

I have now tried on three occasions to get into this pub and it's always shut!!! Visited (or tried to!!) last Wednesday at around 1pm and alas.......SHUT, curtains closed, no sign of life. Went to the White Hart, down the road, and there was a group in there having their Christmas 'works lunch', problem was they were suppose to be enjoying it in the George!!!!

Oh well, another licensee about to visit the bankruptcy courts no doubt......

Watch this space.

17 Dec 2010 18:23

The White Hart, Over Wallop

Run by the same couple for as long as I can remember. The beer is always good )I tries Ringwood (Marston's) Best but they were also serving Hobgoblin. A great pub serving good 'pub' food. Worth a visit.

16 Dec 2010 16:06

The Five Bells, Nether Wallop

This pub has now changed hands and is now operated by a guy called 'Graham'. He's a novice but appears to have the pubs welfare at heart. I tried the 'Bowman's Brewery Wallops Ale, and I must report it was in great condition (even if Graham did serve it with his hands on top of the glass!!!) Once the decorating is completed it should be a good little boozer. Coupled with the landlords eccentric manner this place is worth seeking out.

16 Dec 2010 16:04

The Roebuck Inn, Winchester

Not a bad little boozer. Bit quiet, but hey ho. Friendly licensee and the beer was good to.

14 Dec 2010 17:15

The Old Vine, Winchester

This is a great pub.....Pertinacious? -YES, Up Its own Ass?- Yes, Good Beer? -Yes!!! They had on Ringwood (Marstons) Best, Timmy Taylor Landlord, Itchen Valley Father Christmas and Oakleaf Nuptu' Ale. The Ringwood was more than passable.

I can see why people find this joint to be more of a restaurant, but you must hand it to 'em, it's a 'cracking' place. Only downside is, imagine its run by a right ' OK Ya, Couple........ 7/10

14 Dec 2010 17:13

The Mitre, Shaftesbury

Another good pint of Youngs. They also had Youngs Special, Youngs Winter Warmer and an offering from Bath Ales (which I can't remember. Must have been uninspiring!!). Not a bad little boozer. 5/10

13 Dec 2010 18:52

The Britannia Inn, Sherborne

Friendly as you like. Great pint of Youngs. No complaints here.

13 Dec 2010 18:49

The Bishop On The Bridge, Winchester

Fullers ESB........Spot on!!! Will be back!!!! 7/10

12 Dec 2010 16:18

William Walker, Winchester

This place is a leaderless disaster. But it's got 'oodles' of potential. the staff have not been in the least trained. The bar is a mess and ordering is a nightmare. This really could be a little gem. Time for the landlord/licensee to move on. 3/10

12 Dec 2010 16:17

The Crown and Anchor, Winchester

Disgrace - is the only word I can use to sum this place up. The interior is basic, to say the least. The presentation of the back bar is non-existant. The place needs some attention to its decor.....DESPERATELY!!!!! But the Abbott was spot on. 3/10

12 Dec 2010 16:12

Alfies, Winchester

Not complete;y in agreement with 'thesaintsfan' - but I can see his point. However, i visited on Saturday and the Ringwood best was in great condition. The place was friendly and the staff polite and attentive (and I aint no student!!). It's not a bad little pub. 5/10

12 Dec 2010 16:09

The Crown Hotel, Sherborne

They were serving Spitfire and Butcombe when I droped in. Tried the Butcombe and happy to say all good!!! This is another old 'Bass House' from back in the day. Sad to say, time has not been good to this old pub. Although clean and tidy, it lacks......something. I guess I found it slightly 'sterile'. Still - 6/10

10 Dec 2010 17:40

The Fox and Hounds, Crawley

What can I add to the previous remarks? Friendly welcome and the 6X was in good nick (not my favorite I hasten to add). They were also serving Hobgoblin, Ringwood Best and Fortyniner (no Marston's connection here, is there?? LOL!!!) Bit of a food house, but aren't most country pubs. 5/10

9 Dec 2010 18:28

The Bugle Inn Hotel, Botley

Seems like an ok place to me!! Tried the HSB, an happy to report 'All Good'!! The pub is in a traditional style (wooden floors, ect) and seemed very welcoming. 6/10 Worth a visit.

9 Dec 2010 18:24

The Crown Inn, Kings Somborne

Decided to drop back in at lunchtime. Oh dear, the 'barman' (he actually told me he was a 'partner in the business') was a complete ass.....and that's being complementary. Good pub in need of advise to the 'partner' would be,,,,,,,,,'Stick to working on the fields'........................

5 Dec 2010 17:53

The Haunch of Venison, Salisbury

Can't believe I haven't rated this pub before. The Haunch has always been one of the best pubs in Salisbury. The Courage Best is normally served in pristine condition (although I have heard grumblings of late from fellow regulars). It serves GK IPA and usually Hop Back Summer Lightening. The pub is a real gem, complete with its pewter counter top (now the only remaining one in the country I'm told).

Lord_Jeffers you are quite correct, Tony LeRoy is still the tenant although the 'on site' licensee is a Polish lady by the name of Justyna Miller. The pub freehold is now owned by those dubious landlords 'Enterprise Inns'. Formally it was a Courage house, to my knowledge Bass never had an interest in the premises, but I may be wrong.

Anyway, a cracking little pub selling good ale and great food. Give it a try. 8/10 from me.

3 Dec 2010 14:54

The Eclipse Inn, Winchester

Great little pub. They had Ringwood (read Marston's, or W&D to be exact) Old Thumper and Fortyniner, Doom Bar and Flowers Original. Tried the Flowers and it was 'spot on'!!! Recommended.....7/10 from me.

1 Dec 2010 16:34

The Albion, Winchester

A questionable pub I must admit. But, in its defence, the beer was good. They were offering Doom Bar & Pride (plus 1 other that I fail to remember). Tried the 'Pride' and happy to report 'All Good'. Not for everyone this place, but it is an honest 'boozer', pretty barmaid as well!!

1 Dec 2010 16:30

The Running Horse, Littleton

Awful!! What more is there to say about this pertinacious pub (is it a pub??). If your an ale drinker......AVOID!!

1 Dec 2010 16:27

The Town Mills, Andover

Second Waddy's house visited today!! This one was in fairly good decorative order downstairs. But, as other posters have said, the upstairs was a bit of a mess. The real ales looked good, so I tried a Henry's IPA and I have to say it was in good condition. This pub doesn't 'tick all my boxes' but its worth a visit if you unfortunately find yourself in Andover!!! 5/10

1 Dec 2010 08:57

The Plough, Sparsholt

After hearing a lot of hype (locally) regarding the Plough, I decided to visit yesterday. The ale, I had a Waddy's 6X, was in very good condition. The staff, 3 older gentlemen and a mature female were, unfortunately very unfriendly (maybe they were not attuned to drinkers). The food looked fantastic, especially the fish and chips, with the chips being the chunky homemade variety. The only problem being, the menu is seriously overpriced!! But all in all this place is worth a visit. 5/10

1 Dec 2010 08:52

The Royal Standard, Portsmouth

This pub will forever be' Ruby's' to me. First went in here in around 1990, when Ruby was still alive. The pub today doesn't seem to have changed at all. In fact there was a rumor that it was being run by her relatives. Still a great old pub serving good beer. Recommended.

1 Nov 2010 18:05

The Park Tavern, Portsmouth

This is s typical sailors haunt. Can be quite entertaining on occasions. The beer (ale) is pretty average so I tend to stick to lager. Small pub situated on a corner. Ruby's next door (the Royal Standard) is better.

1 Nov 2010 18:02

The Half Moon Inn, Shaftesbury

My God, this place is a disgrace. Another Hall & Woodhouse 'Plastic Managed House'. The menu is the usual 'McDonald's style' junk. Even the 'classic comments' printed on the walls are replicated in all their establishments. The Ales are the normal H&W offerings with the 'Sussex' masquerading as a 'guest ale'. All were in 'drinkable' condition however!! This place is a waste of time. Keep driving to the next one. 1/10 I'm afraid.

30 Oct 2010 23:28

The Prince Of Wales, Dilton Marsh

Strange sort of 'locals pub'. Comes across as being cluttered, but it isn't ( I know that doesn't make sense, but that's the best way to describe it). Usually has a good selection of ales on hand pump and all in very good condition. Can't comment on the food.

29 Oct 2010 10:50

The Valiant Trooper, Aldbury

I was first introduced to the 'Trooper' by a mate called 'Peter Attwood', my visit then was exceptional although I can't remember the ales on offer. On my last visit I sampled the 'Tring Brewery' offerings, all in tip top condition. This is really a very good pub all round. Recommended.

28 Oct 2010 16:12

The Posada, Wolverhampton

20 years ago, this was a great pub and it use ti 'heave'. Now it's just a run down dump serving questionable quality ales. Best avoided.

28 Oct 2010 12:49

Moon Under Water, Wolverhampton

Typical 'spoons'. Not much more to say really. McDonald's concept food and beers are normally in reasonable condition. Better pubs in Wolves.

28 Oct 2010 12:47

Varsity, Wolverhampton

University haunt. Can be good some days and dire others. If your into good pubs selling quality ales, this place may not be for you. If you like'll be ok in here.

28 Oct 2010 12:45

The Wheatsheaf, Wolverhampton

Visited this pub at the beginning of the year and happy to report it hasn't changed since my university days!! Still serving Banks's (being a southerner I must say it is not to my liking, but hey ho). But this is a good old working mans pub and a fun place to go. Especially if your into 'people watching'.

28 Oct 2010 12:43

White Hart Inn, Stockbridge

Good all round 'Fuller's' managed establishment. Not to sure what the last comments were about concerning 'loading the round by 2', it's certainly never happened to me. Real ale offerings are HSB (yum yum!!), Pride and Discovery. Cider comes courtesy of Strongbow (never seen an apple in its life then!!). Good pub that offers accommodation. Recommended.

25 Oct 2010 13:29

The Crown Inn, Kings Somborne

Addlestons (have I spelt it correctly??) Cider available here in addition to some GK offerings. Not a bad little pub in a nice village. The welcome is always friendly and the menu looks good.

25 Oct 2010 13:24

The Tuckers Grave Inn, Faulkland

@ The_Final_Arbiter - My dear boy, I happen to like Tuckers Grave and have said as much. I merely pointed out that I use to run the Bell (it was on a temporary basis) and would one day like to own it. There was a guy there at one time that was a very good operator and I have pointed out as much. That is all. Am I not allowed to acknowlege someone who was good at their job??

Getting back to 'Tuckers'. It's a great pub, highly recommended and should be visited by anyone who appreciates this type of pub.

But Arbiter, I agree with petebeaumont, you want to lay off the sauce my boy!!!

22 Oct 2010 09:39

The Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis

I like this pub, even if it means a walk up hill!! Been using the place, on and off, since 1987. It use to be a Bass tenancy and now appears to be a free house (I hope it doesn't belong to Enterprise......there's a name for those people that shouldn't be printed on here!!). The pub usually has a good selection of ales and a few ciders. Food is available at lunchtime. Recommended if you find yourself in Lyme.

19 Oct 2010 15:03

The Pall Tavern, Yeovil

AMMENDMENT - 'They hate' should read 'they had'.........must stop drinking so much, lol !!!!!

17 Oct 2010 13:57

The Pall Tavern, Yeovil

Popped back in yesterday. They hate Yeovil Ales -Glory and (what looked like Courage Best - hard to tell as the pump clip was missing but everyone being served from that pump got the contents in a Courage glass!!). My 'Glory' was spot on. Good pub, but for the annoying old fart sat at the corner of the bar gobbing off to anyone who could be bothered to listen.

17 Oct 2010 13:56

The Armoury Inn, Yeovil

Same old 'Armoury' as I knew back in the '80s. Looks like the same paint work as well!!! but maybe that adds to its charm!! The beer was good. I tried a Waddy's 6X, and I'm not keen on their beers but this one was well served and in great condition. Has always lacked something for me, this place. But it still seems to do well. Best of luck to 'em!! 7/10 from me.

17 Oct 2010 10:28

The Wine Vaults, Yeovil

Right met the new tenants (well, there parents at least!!). Yeah, all looking a lot brighter for the great old pub. I tried 'Yeovil Ales - Glory' and I have to say all good on that front.

This unit is still in need of some good cosmetic 'surgery' to the inside to bring it back to it's 1980's 'hey day' standard. Need good furnishings and a carpet on the flood to 'warm it up'. This house has the greatest potential of all the pubs in Yeovil's town centre. But, yeah,I do like it....a lot!!!

On another note, for any 'paranormal' fans out there, ask them about the 'unexplained going on's' upstairs. Like the footsteps in the dead of night walking the hallway. The strange knockings on the doors. The proding when lying in bed and the disappearing items in the upstairs kitchen (that reappear when you go back for another look!!). I can vouch for all this. I lived in the Wine Vaults for awhile in the late 1980's and it all happend to me. If anyone wants to drop me a line (via this site) about any of this please feel free.

This pub is one that needs to reclaim it's title as the 'best in Yeovil'. Good luck to the new operators. I will be back when I'm next in your town.

17 Oct 2010 10:20

The Bull, Codsall

Killian42 - "Ringwood by ???" . Ringwood is now brewed by our old friends 'Marston's', or to be exact Wolverhampton & Dudley, they prefer to use the better known 'Marston's' brand . Bless their cottons!! W&D acquired Ringwood some years ago for a very large sum and Mr. Welsh (sic) was extremely pleased!!!

8 Oct 2010 20:47

The Wine Vaults, Yeovil

Whilst I'm on the subject, this is the pub where I met the afore mentioned 'Karen' !!! Haven't been in since the recent change on owners, but I will be back soon to report. Hopefully 'all good'.

8 Oct 2010 20:19

The Pall Tavern, Yeovil

Well, well, the Pall Tavern. I knew this place in the 80's when Gideon & Mary Ann Corbett were the licensees. We all flocked here when the Duke of York became 'Buddy's' (what a joke that was). I visited for the first time in over 20 years this week. It's now lacking the old restaurant at the back of the building but other than that it's still the same small little place that it use to be. The beer was good and the welcome was friendly enough. This place brings back memories of a girl called Karen.......but that's another story.

Plus point - they have live bands!! Bit tight for space but, hey ho!!

8 Oct 2010 20:06

The Sherlock Holmes, Charing Cross

I must be the 'odd one out' here, because I don't actually mind this pub. It's an old Bass managed establishment and the GK beers are in reasonable condition (not the best I must admit). The pub boasts a 'horseshoe' bar and every time I've been in I found it to be ok. Can't comment on the food, never eaten there. As for the prices..., well you are in a tourist area of town so what do you expect??

4 Oct 2010 16:47

St Stephens Tavern, Westminster

A good old 'Victorian style' pub opposite (more or less) St Stevens Tower or Big Ben if you like. The only issue I have with this place is that it's owned by Hall & Woodhouse. But when I can bring myself to drink their ales they are usually in good condition here.

4 Oct 2010 15:41

The Westminster, Westminster

Another good London boozer. Yeah this one carries the 'Tourist Trap' as well. But I've been using it on and off for the last 6 years and I've always liked it. Good selection of ales as well.

4 Oct 2010 15:38

The Red Lion, Westminster

This is a great London pub, if a bit 'touristy'. Great real ales and usually packed. Recommended.

4 Oct 2010 15:36

The Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil

Haven't been in this pub for around 22 years!! When i read about the 'good looking' barmaid I thought I'd check it out.....just my luckm the barmaid was a barman (on this occasion anyway). So I thought, as I'm here, I'd best try the beer. The Tribute was very good but the Traditional Butcombe was superb. I'll visit again to try an get a glimpse of the barmaid!!! Not keen on the actual pub (but then, I never have been) but it is clean, well presented and the ale is served in great condition.

3 Oct 2010 10:15

The Foresters Arms, Holywell

Brewguru - Just a remark about your comment. 'Chill Haze' is a fallacy. What you were infact experiencing was cloudy or hazy beer....simple. Perhaps the user name 'Beerguru' is not apt for you.

As for the pub, the last time I was in here was 1988. I shall be visiting Yeovil shortly, so I will visit the unit and report back then. Therefore I can not give a 'score out of ten until then!! It use to be a good pub, hopefully it still will be!!!

19 Sep 2010 10:10

The Bell, Yeovil

I knew this pub when it was a Bass tenancy. Popped in the other day 'for old times sake'.......wish I hadn't of bothered. Yes it has been enlarged and yes it is operated now by Greene King and yes It is a disaster. If you want 'less than perfect' GK real ales and 'ping' food, this is the place for you. Not impressed.

19 Sep 2010 09:58

The Black Horse, West Tytherley

This is another nice little pub around this area. Normally serves Bowman ales and Hop Back (not my favorite, but the Bowman's is good). The food is all reasonably priced with fair sized portions. This use to be a Whitbread pub and still shows signs of its old owners. The couple running it have only ever run this pub and it is a credit to them. Well worth a visit.

15 Sep 2010 14:25

The Star Inn, East Tytherley

Every time I use this pub it is virtually empty and, to be honest, I don't know why. The ales are normally in good condition, the place is clean and tidy and it has a large car park. I can't comment on the food because I haven't seen any being served!! Shame because it is a very nice pub.

15 Sep 2010 14:17

The New Inn, Salisbury

The last poster was a 'Lucinda Woodhouse'.......mmmmmmm, let me think, Hall & Woodhouse pub, great service all afternoon.............makes you think!!!! I've actually got nothing against this pub. The last licensee, Colin, was a great fella. The new 'owners' are ex-Cloisters. Is Colin still secretly involved?? Rumours say this may be true!!! Anyway, the place is usually worth a visit. One of the better pubs in Salisbury.

10 Sep 2010 19:59

The Duck Inn, Laverstock

I'm not a great lover of Hop Back or its beers. However, John Gilbert was possibly quite astute when he bought this place. It is the only pub in the village and is open all day. The pub just recently acquired new tenants and it seems like they are full of enthusiasm, food starts shortly. This really could be a very good pub with the right management team. Only the 'Hop Back' beers let it down!!! Any chance of a guest ale??

5 Sep 2010 19:52

The Queens Arms, Corton Denham

When you can actually find this place it's great. Just ignore the locals, they can be a tad 'trite'!! But the beer is usually good. I normally stop for one, speak to no one and they off on my merry way.

5 Sep 2010 10:39

The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury

TonyAle......Ouch!!!! Hit a raw nerve there then!!!!! lol. But yes, my opinion is Wyndham Arms + Hop Back beers = Crap!!! Your quite right,....not my cup of tea. Over hyped dross... Except Spring Zing!! A mildly exceptable ale my man!!!

2 Sep 2010 21:22

The Dew Drop Inn, Hurley

Good pub. Good beer. Good customers. All it needs a good landlord and all would be great. If you can find the place it is worth the trip.

2 Sep 2010 14:38

Ye Old Bell, Hurley

The building was reputedly built in 1135 (and some of the original customers still look to be drinking there!!). this really is a great building. I tried the local 'Rebellion' ale and happy to say all good. The only downside is the place does attract the 'Public School Underachievers' of the area 'lording it' to anyone who will take any notice. But it is a building that is worth a visit (just ignore the toffs).

2 Sep 2010 14:34

The Angel On The Bridge, Henley-On-Thames

Great pub, just mortgage your house before you go in. This may be 'Henley-on-Thames, Don't You Know' - but the prices are Dick Turpin Rip Off Standard!!..............Worth a visit though (wink!!) lol....

2 Sep 2010 14:25

The White Hart, Nettlebed

Popped in here about a year ago. What a disaster, they have absolutely destroyed the old place. The bar is a complete joke. It is now, sadly, just a restaurant. Drove past the other week and decided to keep driving to Henley.

2 Sep 2010 14:20

The Alice Lisle, Rockford

This is a good 'Forest' pub. Now that Fullers have sorted it out it is so much better than before. You can still get a very good pint of Gales HSB, even if it is brewed by Fullers!! Recommended for the family I would say. 7/10

2 Sep 2010 14:13

The Jolly Anglers, Wood Green

I agree with PlumbAl, this place has always had potential and has had some good managers over the years. I know this place in the early 90's. Went in the other day and the place looks basically the same. Tried a pint of GK IPA and it was ok. I like the place. Yeah, it can get a bit 'iffy' late at night. Saw a fight in here once at 11:15 am!! That's got to be some sort of record!!!! 5/10 from me.

2 Sep 2010 14:06

The Tuckers Grave Inn, Faulkland

Well. well....what to say about this place? FANTASTIC!!!! If you want an real Somerset Cider House 'Yer Tiz', is all I can say. I use to run the Bell in Standerwrwick, Nr. Frome, Som. and this place is one of my all time favorite pubs. Well worth a visit....and a 9/10 from me!!!

1 Sep 2010 19:44

The Full Moon at Rudge, Rudge

One of my favorite pubs. Try the Cheddar Valley Cider.....Mercy, Mercy me!!! that is head banging kit!!! Especially with the addition of a 'Vimto top'!!! If you go in say hello to Chris and Ann (the Owners), Trev from Dilton Marsh and Don the Gardener (he's a cider head!!). Great place highly recommended, and it offers accommodation. Tell 'em the ex-licensee of the Bell sent ya!!!

31 Aug 2010 17:50

The Swan, Enford

A fantastic little pub that use to have the 'pub sign' suspended across the road!!! Usually has at least 3-4 real ales on with the usual offering from 'Bunce's' (not one of my favorites, but hey ho!! I had a Ringwood which was rather enjoyable. The only thing that lets this place down is that some of the locals (in the evening) can be slightly 'unfriendly' to say the least. Still the place is worth a visit.

31 Aug 2010 17:35

The Old Ship, Mere

This really is a great pub/hotel. I just 'oozes' character. First introduced to this place by a guy called Peter Attwood ('Pete the Pen' to his friends, now regrettably deceased. The beer is always 'A 1' and the staff are normally 'user friendly'. I would recommend this place to anyone. Only draw back is that the gents is a long walk upstairs!!!

31 Aug 2010 17:26

Old Gaol House, Winchester

Typical 'Spoons outlet (the old 'McDonalds concept) but the Courage Directors was in excellent condition. However, being a 'Spoons in only warrants a 2/10 from me. Also no Sky Sports to watch the Footy results!!! SORT IT ON MARTIN!!! You wont get yer Knighthood treating us mere mortals like that!!!

29 Aug 2010 15:22

Royal Oak, Winchester

It may well be 'Another Oldest Pub in England', however the Abbott Ales was superb!! The best pint of Abbott I have tasted outside of Bury St. Edmunds. It was absolutely brilliant!! As for the I normally say, that's another story. But for the beer I gotta give it 7/10. I'll be back!!! (In the words of 'Arnold')

29 Aug 2010 15:17

The Dukes Head, Romsey

Nipped in here recently. The ales change regularly and all the other standard draughts are available of course. Again this is a pub that could be so much better than it actually is. Whoever is running the place shows very little interest and no imagination. Its become a 'nothing' pub. The menu is slightly expensive and completely lacks ambition. Still, it gets a 5/10 from me, with a 'must try harder' comment.

24 Aug 2010 17:35

The Hook and Glove, Salisbury

Under new this space. On the bright side I hear they got rid of Paul before he 'screwed it completely'!!!

22 Aug 2010 20:16

The White Lion, Wherwell

First the good points. The beer, I had Harvey's Best, was it fantastic condition. The pub was clean, tidy and well decorated. In fact it looked like the new(ish) encumbrances have spent some money.

Now the bad points. There were far too many staff, 3 behind the bar a waitress (or two),a chef and KP and one or two other 'nondescript' people running about. The 'hosts' were more interested in 'swanning around lording it' with their friends than running the pub!!! It's a crying shame, this pub has promise despite it's out of the way location. You get the impression that the current owners are only playing. With experienced food operators this would be a great destination house. Serving quality beer.

3/10 from me and it's only the quality of the beer that earns it that.

21 Aug 2010 21:45

Abbots Mitre, Chilbolton

Clean enough pub, the beer was in reasonable condition, it just lacked 'something' for me. Needs work I'm afraid. All the same 4/10 from me. I'll go back and give it another go.

21 Aug 2010 21:20

The Moulin Inn, Moulin

What a great hotel/bar. I tried the local Moulin Brewery beers, outstanding. I love this place. Very highly recommended. 9/10 from me.

20 Aug 2010 09:46

Grog and Gruel, Fort William

Great little pub. Beer was good, about 5 real ales were on offer. I tried the 'Black & Tan', very good indeed. 7/10 from me.

20 Aug 2010 09:44

The Hebrides, Edinburgh

First time in Scotland and first pub I've drank in in Scotland!! The place was very busy. Only 1 real ale but I was drinking Lager anyway!! Staff were attentive and polite. Great atmosphere. When I come North of the boarder again I will drink here. 7/10 from me.

20 Aug 2010 09:41

The Rai D'Or, Salisbury

Thanks for that little 'Summery' of the Rai D'or, Roger B,....Unfortunately the outside of this building will always remind me of a public 'Bog'......that includes the inside as well.

12 Aug 2010 18:33

Queens Arms, Salisbury

Beers not bad, sometimes.... Bit of a crazy proprietor. Place has seen better days. Keep walking to the Cloisters.

12 Aug 2010 18:21

The Fox, Ellisfield

Came back to have another look, big mistake. What has happened?? Are those idiots 'Metor Inns' still the landlords?? God help us....this place is a disgrace. Make a nice house in my opinion.

12 Aug 2010 18:13

John Russell Fox, Andover

Popped in here about 3 weeks ago. Weatherspoons right?? Well, I couldn't get served, not because it was busy, but because it only had 1 member of staff working the bar and he was busy sorting food orders!! So I promptly headed for the door. Does nothing for me I'm afraid. There are better drinking establishments in Andover.

10 Aug 2010 18:19

The Trinity Arms, Trinity

I like the trinity. Usually a bit 'low on the ground' for real ales but a good pub all the same, with a car park on the side. Worth a visit. 8/10 from me.

10 Aug 2010 18:06

The Lamplighter, St Helier

One of my favorite pubs on the island. Use to use it regularly when I lived in St. John. Dark inside with genuine 'gas lamps'. Always a good selection of real ales from the 'mainland' this pub is highly recommended. Didn't want to leave last weekend!!! Gotta give it 9/10

10 Aug 2010 18:03

The Reckless Engineer, Bristol

Bit of a live music and bikers haunt (well, that's how it appears anyway), so as far as I'm concerned 'All Good'. Couple of real ales on and the usual lagers and cider. Yeah it's a tad run down, but hey ho. When the bands are playing and everyone's partying....who care, as long as the beers good!! 7/10 from me.

10 Aug 2010 17:50

The British Volunteer, Weybridge

I ran this pub in the early 1990's when it was a Friary Meux house. It was good then and it's still passable today!! 7/10 from me.

8 Aug 2010 17:28

The Fighting Cocks, Horton Kirby

Fightingcockslandlord - Mate, I've been a licensee for 34ish years, don't take it personally. If you've been in the trade 2 years, you've still got a lot to learn. People will be people. Do you job to the best of your ability, provide a good service and take note when it matters. And, most of all, 'BREATH' - yer a long time dead!!!

6 Aug 2010 18:45

The Tudor Rose, Romsey

Under new management!! The old place has got a new couple at the helm (well for the last few months actually). The place is better, and beer is good. If you like cider try the 'Thatcher Original', that'll do it!! Recommended.

6 Aug 2010 18:01

The George Inn, Andover

I can see what their trying to do. But for a live music venue it is very small!!! Normal GK dross beers. Friendly enough. 4/10

6 Aug 2010 14:27

The Kings Arms, Lockerley

Pub now boarded up!! Inevitable really. Wonder where the 'dross' is drinking now?? lol!!!!

3 Aug 2010 13:38

The Old House at Home, Romsey

Had a pit of HSB at lunch time, and All Good!! Very nice indeed. The pub has 'Bass' written all over it, right down to the 'Toby jugs' in the back fitting!! Most of the interior signage is ex Bass as well!! As for the interior, it was clean and tidy, yet slightly 'clinical'. I wouldn't use it as a local. Seems totally geared for food. But it still gets a 5/10 from me.

1 Aug 2010 19:04

The Jekyll and Hyde, Turgis Green

This is a typical Hall & Woodhouse 'non-entity' pub. Could be fantastic, unfortunately it's c++p.

31 Jul 2010 11:44

The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury

I've tried Hop Back beers and I've tried the Wyndham arms, neither one does it for me I'm afraid. Long, narrow and totally uninspiring pub. Actually it still resembles the house it probably originally was. The Wyndham Arms is over rated, just like Hop Back. That little remark is sure to get the bearded, sandal brigade going (that's the CAMRA members, if you don't get who I mean!!)

30 Jul 2010 20:32

Laarsens, Basingstoke

Not a bad place really, considering it's run by an Arsenal fan, Larrsens = Arsenals (sic). Funny thing is his stepson is a Liverpool supporter (not many arguments in that family then!!). As for the pub, no real ale but it's clean, spacious and friendly......sometimes!!

30 Jul 2010 19:57

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Lower Woodford

Problem with that??

30 Jul 2010 19:44

The Mitre Inn, Sandford Orcas

This really is another little gem, tucked away from the hustle and bustle (is there hustle and tussle in this part of the world??) Like WellingtonInn said below, please stay away from this pub!!! Ypou'll ruin it for me!!! 9/10 Highly Recommended (if you can find it!!)

30 Jul 2010 19:30

The Digby Tap, Sherborne

First time back in here for 16ish years. The place doesn't appear to have changed at all. Good selection of Real Ales. This is 'the' real ale pub of the area in my opinion!! Great to see it's still thriving. Only down side is that it appears one of the management team may be a Burnley FC supporter.......oh dear!!!!!! Anyway 7/10 from me!!

30 Jul 2010 19:22

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Lower Woodford

Hall & Woodhouse........enough said.

30 Jul 2010 17:46

The Earl of Normanton, Idmiston

This pub must have the most unfriendly landlord in the country. People tell me he was a a male model (YIKES!!!). May be he should have stuck to modeling!!! However, the pub is ok and the beer aint bad either (well, last time I was in there!!). Big car park and it has accommodation. Can't comment on the food, I haven't tried it. 5/10 from me!!

30 Jul 2010 17:43

The Victoria Hotel, Salisbury

Interesting place to say the least. Worth a visit, just far a laugh if nothing else!!

30 Jul 2010 17:36

The Village, Salisbury

This place really gets my goat. It shabby, dirty and serves only mediocre beer!! The place hasn't been decorated in years and the gents is a disgrace!! The only people that keep sing its praises are the local saddo members of Salisbury 'CAMRA'. And as for the landlord - philistine, that's the best way to describe him. Do yourselves a favor, keep walking to the Haunch of Venison!!!

30 Jul 2010 17:31

The Bear and Ragged Staff, Stonymarsh

Not much to say really. Bit of a 'nothing' pub. Loses out to the Malt House in Timsbury, much better. Use to be a Whitbread managed establishment now privately owned (one of two). Bland, in my opinion, with a know it all landlady. Not my 'cup of tea'. But to each his own.

30 Jul 2010 14:55

The White Horse, Soho

Haven't been in here in years!! Wasn't this known as the 'Best Little Horse House in London'??!!! Last time I walked in the landlord was just bodily throwing a rather irate customer out!!! Oh happy days!!

27 Jul 2010 15:24

The Star Inn, Romsey

Yikes!!!! Currently CLOSED!!!!!

23 Jul 2010 16:32

Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge

A great old building in desperate need of investment. Currently operated (but not owned) by Greene King. I remember this place when it was a Whitbread Lansbury Hotel.......unfortunately times have changed. The beer is good and the food appears to be acceptable, but it is crying out for someone to 'love it'. I'm affraid Greene King aren't those sort of people. The end is nearing for this establishment unless someone sees the light.

8 May 2010 22:22

John O'Gaunt Inn, Horsebridge

Visited the other night. Dead as a door nail. Just some yappy silly little dog holding court withits owners. Avoid like the plague!!

6 May 2010 20:07

The Vine Inn, Stockbridge

i like the pub, I like the Landlady but......the beer prices are astronomical!!!! 3.60 for Fosters!!!! Someone is having a laugh!

6 May 2010 20:04

The Peat Spade, Longstock

This is a great pub. They actually make the 'drinker' feel welcome, you do not have to eat. I had a meal here two weeks ago 9a party of 5) the food, on the whole, was great. However, don't have the steak!!! My was tough, real 'scrag end stuff' and I wasn't given a steak knife despite asking. The waitress was Eastern European and her understanding was basic to say the least. Other than that .....ALL GOOD!! 7/10 from me!!

6 May 2010 20:00

The Half Moon, Stoke Sub Hamdon

Oh yeah, with reference to the comment below, I am a 49 year old biker riding a 1200 Harley. So save me the comments. These guys were stupid planks. FACT!!!

6 May 2010 19:28

The Half Moon, Stoke Sub Hamdon

Is this pub still going? Last time I went in here it was full of the local 'brain dead' bikers, belomging to a smal ltime biker gang ( but they were great to laugh at) thinking they were hard men!!! Place always made me feel sick. Be interesting to hear what its like now. No stupid bikers I trust!!

6 May 2010 19:25

Horse and Groom, Woodgreen

This is a great pub. The only thing that lets it down is Hall & Woodhouse Beer!! However, the Export lager is fantastic (and the Stowford Press!!). Foods good too!!!

26 Mar 2010 15:13

Les Fontaines Tavern, St John

Another great pub. Was my local when I lived in St. John. Well worth a vist. Large car park with great view over the north coast.

20 Mar 2010 12:17

The Prince of Wales, St Helier

This is really a good Jersey pub. The only downside is some week evenings you get a regular in there who likes to stand by the hatch with his back against the wall and potificate utter c**p for all to hear. Other than him, it's a great place.

20 Mar 2010 12:13

The Wine Vaults, Yeovil

OPEN, AGAIN!!! Trouble is its just a cleaned up version of what it was before. Still got the kids, pool table and Sky TV. This place really should be a quality eating house serving good real ales, lagers and fine wines. What we have again is yet another receipe for disaster.

Check it out, make your own minds up.

20 Feb 2010 10:36

The Mermaid Hotel, Yeovil

I agree with BobO, went in yestaerday and I thought 'Oh Dear'. I new this pub in the late 70's and 80's and it was always dark and very atmospheric. Basically painting the oak panelling should be regarded as a crime. It's certainly ruined it or me.

20 Feb 2010 10:32

The Butchers Arms, Yeovil

New manager running the place. No food at the moment, although by the sounds of things this will change soon. Other than that, still the same old Butchers Arms serving Bass - I'm happy to say (even though I drink Foster's!!)

Good pub, recommended.

20 Feb 2010 10:28

The Tally Ho Inn, Broughton

WARNING - This pub is under threat of being sold for housing. The owner is asking 600,000 (yeah, I nearly wet myself laughing as well. He hasn't even applied for change of use!!).

This is a really good local pub with great people using it. Far better than the rediculous 'Italian Pizza Hut' style pub next door, the obnoxiously named
'Grey - Hound' (originally called Greyhound). The Tally just needs a good operator serving traditional pub/restaurant food and it would be a success.

8/10 in my opinion!!

3 Feb 2010 17:19

The Red Lion, Southampton

What an Historical jem. Utterly fantastic. If your in Southampton you must visit. The beer is good as well (can't comment on the food as I haven't tried any......yet!

29 Dec 2009 12:43

The Tudor Rose, Romsey

This place is lovingly known to locals as the 'Chewed Up Rose', well there you have it really....I actually couldn't describe it better. However, with the right operator this place may just have potential.

29 Dec 2009 12:04

The Mayfly, Chilbolton

Whitbread use to own this pub as branded Wayside Inn (a sort of funky, small scale Brewers Fayre) and it was very good and resonably priced. Now it's just extortionately expensive rubbish (I really should use the word C**P). Give it a wide berth and save your money.

29 Dec 2009 11:54

The Bell, Standerwick

One day this oub will be mine (we can all dream). As a roadside eating house it has the potential to be one of the best. Between May and June 2008 it had a temporary manager who absolutley turned the place around (where is he now I ask?). With the right operator (like the afore mentioned individule. Anyone know his name?) this place can 'fly'. 10/10. If your afyter food in a pleasent atmosphere with ample parking, this is the place.

29 Dec 2009 11:41

The Grove Arms Inn, Ludwell

Well, well....seems like the tenant has gone awol. Pub/restaurant seems to be leaderless (how unusual for a Hall & Woodhouse unit!!). Will it ever become the fantastic pub and restaurant that it deserves to be? As long as H&W have it, I doubt it!! This really could be an excellent house.

29 Dec 2009 11:33

The Woodfalls Inn, Woodfalls

What can I say?......The owner is an WOLVES FAN!!!!! Works for me, I'll be going back!!!

3 Dec 2009 11:53

The Firehouse, Southampton

Geat place in Southampton if yer into music. I totally agree with the comments below (except the swipe at Sothampton of course!! It's a great place!!!) To bad Judy and Steve Perry have now left, they were to force behind the music.

7 Oct 2009 11:20

The Eagle, Southampton

Needs a bit of work. Great location.....wish I could say more.

7 Oct 2009 11:17

The Purefoy Arms, Preston Candover

Just been refurbished and what a good job has been done. Only downside is now it appears to be a 'Wine Bar' operation (didn't country wine bars go out with the ark?). One or two real ales only and nothing exciting. Obscure lagers and one cider. The wine list, whilst being very good, is drastically over priced. Food looks well presented but slightly pricey. Menu is 'intresting' to say the least. You can order a whole suckling pig for 150.00 (any idea why this is advertised on a menu and not on a poster/board on the wall???) as long as your preared to wait 72 hours that is!! I think a little bit of a reconsideration about what the customer is being offered is needed here, otherwise disaster may loom!! But hey...give it a try. This is only my opinion.

6 Oct 2009 11:43

The Bolton Arms, Old Basing

Clean, tidy and well presented. Only problem is the place does not have an 'identity'. It can't figure out if it's a pub, restaurant or a show home. Beer is very over priced and the menu is very bland. As for the manager....well. But the landlady tries hard. Give it a miss.

6 Oct 2009 11:34

Wanderer, Wolverhampton

I too went to University here. What can I say about this place? Handy for the Wolves ground, usually good service and very clean (well, it was when I was in there anyway). Match days its the place to be, as long as you support Wolves of course!!!

23 Sep 2009 10:32

Globetrotters, Yeovil

Visited this pub earlier in the year. Glad to say the unit is now called by it's real name!! 'Globetrotters' was a stupid name...sounded like something to do with the Harlem Globetrotters not a pub. Anyway, friendly, clean inside and busy. Oh yeah and the beer was good as well. Sadly no 'Cider & Vimto', the old boys of the late 70's and early 80's would not be impressed!!! In someway though I liked it before it was 'renovated' back in the 80's!! Ho Hum, can't live in the past.

23 Sep 2009 10:22

The Cross Keys, Sherborne

Went to go in (I have known this pub for years) took one look at the dross gathered outside and thought better of it. Having read the reports below my instinct was correct. I think I'll be giving this place a wide berth. Sad because it use to be very good indeed.

23 Sep 2009 10:10

The Crown, Axford

Just heard it has changed hads, so, inspite of my last comment I did go back and yeah its better. The new manager is very friendly and the food looks great. I am led to understand that he is a qulified chef. All in all a great improvement since my last visit. Recommended...good things could happen here!!!

23 Sep 2009 10:05

The Sun Inn, North Waltham

Ahhh, hate to say it, but DUMP comes to mind. Don't stop keep driving. This place is awful. Food at 1.50........what does that tell ya?

14 Sep 2009 16:48

The Fox, North Waltham

Great Beer!! Real Ales all at 2.50. Food looks good too. Place is normally very busy. Can only indicate good things. Recommended.

14 Sep 2009 16:46

The Alehouse, Reading

This pub really is great. Loads of different changing ales, good music and 'interesting' staff!!! Check out the Beer Clip collection. Highly recommended.

14 Sep 2009 11:07

The Bugle, Reading

A good honest boozer. Yeah it's a bit tatty but the Courage Best really was good when I visited. Worth a visit.

14 Sep 2009 11:04

The Wine Vaults, Yeovil

I knew this pub in the late 1980's when it was run by a guy called Dave Anderson. In those days this was the place in Yeovil. Dave was a fantastic manager and created an amazing atmospher, everyone used the place. When it closed at night everyone decamped for the Gardens Night club. I visited about two years ago (might have been longer) and I was appalled. The place was a right S**T Tip, run by some goon with no idea or interest. It was full of dead beats and gym slip mums with screaming children. I said then it would shut....and alas it has!

I agree with the guy below, if a good operator bought this unit, spent serious money, it wouls again become the in place. It has everything. Including location. Go Dave, have a go and buy the joint!!

14 Sep 2009 10:53

The Shoe Inn, Romsey

When I visited it was late afternoon. Nice, clean interior and the menu looked adequate. The place was empty (but then again it was 4:30pm). The barman was busy watching TV, but did come and serve me very promptly. 3 real ales were on, the ne I tried was very good.

8 Sep 2009 09:15

The Kings Arms, Lockerley

Pub has changed hands. Visited one night and it was like the wild west. Best avoided.

8 Sep 2009 09:10

The Eel Pie, Twickenham

I totally agree with 'Twicker' below. The EEL PIE is the best pub in Twickenham. The only downside is it serves Hall & Woodhouse (Badger) traditional ales. However, I am a fan of Hofbrau lager, so all good from that point. Worth a visit!

8 Sep 2009 09:04

Duke of Wellington, Southampton

Great pub, excellent interior, friendly staff and management. The food looks good as well!! For a rebuilt pub it still has the atmosphere of 'age'. Recommended.

7 Sep 2009 18:37

The Fox and Goose, Coombe Bisset

Great pub, Great Landlord (Keith) and Great food. Beer is Excellent top it all......No More Hall & Woodhouse (things can only get better and they have here!!). Recommended, certainly worth a visit!!!

7 Sep 2009 12:16

The Hook and Glove, Salisbury

Small village local under new management (thier first pub, so I'm told). The husband and wife team are very friendly and the beer is usually good. Try the 'Old Rosie'.....fantastic!! Food seems to be reasonable. The place just needs more support from the villagers (same old story there though with village people, they never use the place and when it goes they all moan like no tomorrow. One day they may wake up to this fact...USE IT OR LOOSE IT!!! Other than that....All Good!!

7 Sep 2009 12:09

The Three Cups Inn, Stockbridge

Not a bad pub at all. Beer is good, staff are friendly and overall very clean throughout. Nice beer garden. Can't comment on the food but everything else seems ok to me!!

7 Sep 2009 12:01

The Three Crowns, Whaddon

Having read the last comment I decided to give the Three Crowns a try. Well something must have changed since the last comment. The pub was lifeless, only 1 real ale on, food was dire and it was like the Mary Celeste. The back bar fitting had very little stock and there was a sign outside saying 'Customers required, Apply Within'. Looks like this place is going one way......down. Recommendation? Wait till it changes hands (again). It has potential, just needs a good leader.

25 Aug 2009 09:01

Kludo Bar, Salisbury

Plastic. Uni Sex Toilets, basically.....Grim.

24 Aug 2009 16:16

The Newport Inn, Braishfield

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but this pub is living history. Yes against todays 'plastic pubs' it's a bit tired ansd yes it could do with a clean and the windows probably need scraping down as well. But Janelt Cook (the Landlady) is a treasure and the pubs got character. No doubt the day Janet retires (I think she's been running the place since Charles the First was on the throne!!) Fullers will either sell it or develop it into some sort of smart, plastic eating house with some moron of a manager running it. Visit it while you can, there aren't many left like this one!!!

24 Aug 2009 16:08

The Punch Tavern, Fleet Street

Ummm......Yeah. Don't bother.

24 Aug 2009 15:51

The Fox, Ellisfield

Under new management!!! New and exciting, and may I add, reasonably priced menu. Changing specials board and reasonably priced Sunday Lunch. I was told on my visit that there will be a 'Game Menu' starting in the autumn (can't wait). Only down side is service from the kitchen can be a tad slow. Good real ales with 4 on at any one time. 6X and London Pride appear to be on all the time. Try the HSB when it's on, it is normally in fantastic condition.

24 Aug 2009 15:36

The Queen Inn, Basingstoke

Great food, if somewhat on the expensive side. Fantastic interior. Parking can be a problem as it seems to be always busy. Staff slightly 'too' efficeint and the landlord is either shy or cannot comunicate with customers. Othe than that.....All good.

18 Aug 2009 18:18

The Crown, Axford

Average pub with above average prices. The place is clean and tidy but the manager appears to be more interested in the contents of his till rather than his customers. Not really worth the bother, I certainly will not be going back.

18 Aug 2009 18:11

The Sun Inn, Bentworth

This really is a great little pub. The landlady is really friendly and very proud (and rightfully so) of her pub. Staff are good and the food is excellent. Highly recommended.

18 Aug 2009 17:58

The Porton Hotel, Salisbury

Sounds like the 'new tenant' wrote the review below. Basically if your into 'Formula One' and like drinking's the place for you!!!

11 Aug 2009 20:22

The King's Head, Salisbury

An unusual sort of place. I quite like the hole in the ceiling behind the bar, it's been there forever. Never got any Fosters!!! Real ales are all 'hit and miss'. Chef has an unusual attitude and the landlord is something out of the Ark. Basically........extremely wide birth advised.

11 Aug 2009 20:16

The Great Western Hotel, Basingstoke

Recommendation? - AVOID at all COSTS

11 Aug 2009 11:05

The Kings Arms, Downton

Has had more tenants in the last two years that I have ever known!! should be in the Guinness Book of World records for this alone. Other that that not much to say. Fairly average, never seems to be busy but on the whole - passable.

11 Aug 2009 11:01

Royal George Inn, Salisbury

Good friendly local. Beer over priced (but in all fairness to the licensees it is owned by those rip off merchants Enterprise Inns). Lynn and Tony are very nice people (the leaseholders) and of course Pete behind the bar is a true gentleman. Worth a visit, good food, especially if Pete's cooking!!!

11 Aug 2009 10:57

The Haunch of Venison, Salisbury

Probably the best pub in Salisbury. It reeks character, the only downside is that it seems to be run by idiots!! Other than that the beer is good, the locals are friendly but sadly the food has become only average. Long gone are the standards of Chef Rupert (God rest his sole). But it's still worth a visit.

11 Aug 2009 10:50

The Camelot, South Cadbury

When you can actually find this pub, it really is a little gem.

11 Aug 2009 10:43

The Nelson Inn, Yeovil

Closed - Best thing that ever happened to it:-)

11 Aug 2009 10:40

The Lamb and Lark Inn, Limington

Use to use this pub reguarly in the 70's and 80's. Dropped in earlier this year and was somewhat disappointed, Bar had been shifted and looked more like a childs playroom than a pub. But it was lunchtime and it was not busy. Can't comment on the food as I didn't try any. This pub can be (and has been) a truely great local (anyone remember Johnny Gamble?). Dissapointed but I will give it another try.

11 Aug 2009 10:38

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