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Username: BothamsAshes

Age: 51

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The Royal Oak, Tunbridge Wells

Popped into the Royal Oak on my way back from a trip to the High Street after a recommendation from a friend and was delighted I did. It may look a tad tired outside, but inside is a world away from the bland Ikea-look pub owners seem to think everyone wants. Wooden panelled walls, old-style gentleman's club leather sofas, a bar billiards table, all fantastic. The beer was excellent, I had the Larkins, and good value. The landlady, though running the place on her own dealing with Sunday roast and drink orders always acknowledged people who came to the bar to be served and apologised for what turned out to be a short wait away - how often do you get that these days? The regulars also all seemed friendly and the pub is highly recommended.

24 Oct 2016 13:38

The George and Dragon, Speldhurst

On a Sunday walk through the Kent countryside I popped into the G&D and liking the look of the lunches I ordered a pork roast to go alongside my pint of Harveys. I found the staff in here all very efficient and friendly, the Harveys was spot on (so I had a second of course) and the roast was excellent (a cracking piece of crackling on top!). Not cheap, but fairly standard pricing these days of £15 for the roast, but the quality was obvious. The location, across from the village church, makes the outside seating very picturesque. All in all a very good experience indeed.

1 Aug 2016 11:54

The Long Pond, Eltham

Had a walk in the sunshine around Eltham and luckily my route took me past the Long Pond so I thought I would drop in to try it out. It's bigger than I expected from a micropub, but first impression was of a clean, nicely decorated place. There were a couple of punters in who both greeted me with a "good afternoon" when I walked to the bar, which was a nice welcome. I had two pints of Whitstable Winkle Picker (which was delicious and just £3.40 a pint) - served by very friendly staff. I didn't eat but the food they brought out looked good - though note they only serve 'proper' pub food - pork pies, cheese/meat platters etc.. No piped music to disrupt conversations, immaculately clean toilets ... what's not to like.

23 Nov 2015 14:37

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