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Hop and Kilderkin, Winton

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The Hop & Kilderkin was the first of a few pubs we tried in Winton between Christmas and New Year. Our main reason for visiting were the two micropubs on this street - Micro Moose and the Silverback. Neither are listed on here. Both were good. The Hop & Kilderkin was open before the others though. So we ventured in. It's a typical food and family-oriented Greene King pub. Greene King IPA & Hardy and Hanson's Rocking Rudolph were the two real ales. Killed some time, if nothing else.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Feb 2018 21:28
Good pub - as other comments suggest mainly students but also a good mix. Nice and airy. Beer good, didn't eat so can't comment on the grub.

Only downside is that we went in on the advertised quiz night. Fairly quiet and the "DJ/Quizmaster" was terrible. Oldish guy who talked far too much and full of himself - spoilt it so we got up & left.

Will definitely go back there again for the good beer & food but wouldn't recommend the quiz on a Monday.
TonyB52 - 11 May 2012 19:42
Think this pubs rating is being dragged down by older reviews. Had a pint of the St Edmunds Ale last saturday and it was perfect. Decor fine, a little boisterous for my liking but that's cos of the sky footie that was on. A solid 6 and would return here again.
Number.6 - 1 Feb 2012 22:04
They've clearly had the interior designers in to rip out the tired old wooden flooring and furniture and I think they've done a great job. Its a very smart pub now, friendly barmaids but still very good value food and drink. Can't wait to go back again and deserves a much higher rating in my opinion.
Rogermant36 - 29 May 2010 11:04
Just had the 60 min make over, stinks of paint with no ventilation, over priced and asked not to stand at the bar. Have a word green king.
dagdog - 1 May 2010 18:27
Not sure whether the previous people actually went into the right pub? This pub is always clean, staff and customers friendly. I will be trying the whetherspoons when it opens but wont abandon the Hop.
dippybird - 9 Apr 2008 23:16
Never seen such a motley bunch as this place. I only nipped in for the loo- then chavs older than my dad were giving me looks- what a joke. TV screens everywhere and not a middle class person to behold...
nofanofbritain - 18 Feb 2008 21:47
its shit, its full of chavs and it kinda smells too...
dr__Seegal - 22 Dec 2007 00:47
this pub is shit! the staff are incompetent are the prices are outrageous. the clientèle leaves alot to be desired. the quiz night is prbably staged as well
dr__Seegal - 22 Dec 2007 00:43
Wow what a great place to drink. This was the first time i had been in here since about the a year ago, i heard the old manager had gone so i thought i would check the place out to see if its got any better. The food was fab and the service was great,staff was smiling which never happend before. What a lovely pub.
anonymous - 23 Jul 2007 13:39
I see the powers that be have backed down and The Hop and Kilderkin has welcomed back Ringwood Brewery. Whats next? Regular guest beers? Great start, well done.
anonymous - 30 Jun 2007 19:47
You must go to the Quiz on a Monday night, the DJ is fantastic!
anonymous - 15 May 2007 20:57
This pub is going from strength to strength! The old regulars are gradually coming back, the staff are happy and the manager actually works the bar! Things are so much better now.
anonymous - 8 May 2007 18:53
what a fantasic pub.I thought the staff was really friendly and welcoming the food was fab. This pub has the best quiz in bournemouth on mondays an cheap drinks. What more could you ask for. Go to this pub its great.
anonymous - 3 Mar 2007 00:01
slightly above average pub ,the staff were pretty useless but this year have improved(maybe they got a pay-rise) (7)
anonymous - 11 Jan 2006 11:50
What has happened to this place. New management have barred some of the daytime drinkers after they had the temerity to complain about the quality of the ale! which was excellent under the old regime. Even the cider and the guinness isn't being kept properly. There used to be a god cross section of the local community in here but now that many of the older drinkers have been barred or taken their custom elsewhere it has become student dominated. I've nothing against students personally but I prefer a place which has a good mix of people from different backgrounds and age groups etc.
John - 26 Aug 2004 12:45
Great if your a student. Nothing wrong with it.
Jon - 17 Aug 2003 18:55
it's a dam good pub
steve - 7 Jul 2003 19:20
Not as good as it was in the late 1990s but still pretty good and for this end of Bournemouth probably about the best there is although sadly very little competition.Bar staff friendly.
ian - 2 Jun 2003 16:22
Hogshead pub with the usual excellent range of real ales and a good cross section of people drinking in there. Tends to be older people drnking during the day but it becomes more studenty as the evening wears on. Food is so-so and the bar staff are a bit on the dozy side. Big screen for the match although you usually have to remind the staff that the game is on. 3 fruit machines and a quiz machine.
John - 11 Feb 2003 19:52

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