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Broad Leys, Aylesbury

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user reviews of the Broad Leys, Aylesbury

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Fairly large pub with an equally large garden on the outskirts of Aylesbury. The garden was very popular on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday. It has a few unusual features, such as a large gorilla. Foreign bar staff seemed a bit confused when I asked for cider. No matter how much prompting, they would not offer either of the 2 real ciders in boxes at the rear of the bar. Only keg or bottled options were promoted. I had to physically touch the boxes for them to realise I wasn't interested in fizzy options. The 2 Westons ciders were Old Rose & Mulled Cider. This happened to be the best cider selection in Aylesbury. It's a shame the bar staff didn't know that! Ales were Rebellion Mutiny, Loddon Hoppit & Sharps Doom Bar.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Apr 2015 20:00
Interesting pub, and a good choice of local beers including Loddon, Vale, XT, Rebellion etc.
tpfirt - 27 May 2012 17:57
Has made the good beer guide 2012..congratulations.
pick_e_tippler - 7 Sep 2011 20:55
These days more a restaurant that a pub, but the beer is usually pretty good, in particular the Hoppit always seems to be in good order. However, the bar staff have a bad habit of topping up pints from a pint of something sitting beside the drip tray - no doubt under instruction from the landlady. The beer might be lively and difficult to top up, but I would like a fresh pint from the pump please! The new extention seems to be a bit of an abortion as are the new glowing toilets. What's the point of putting on a damned great extension to get more people in (presumably) and cutting down on the number of people who can go for a pee at anyone time? The food is good if a tad expensive.
Mike_McCabe - 22 Jun 2011 13:30
Went there for their first beer festival today (and tomorrow)

nice choice of local (Bucks) Rebellion, Vale and a few others.

Good that a more 'foodie' oriented pub (actually an excellent restaurant by now) still cares for the ordinary drinkers, with even an big public bar area (and an even bigger and beautifull garden).

Also had one of the most delicious meals since ... well since the last time I had a meal there. This time a nice salmon, last time the famous Aylesbury duck.

Just a missed opportunity they didn't try to match the choice of ales with their menu. Lot's of opportunities there, though it might have required a few different beers.

Still one of the best pubs in Aylesbury (certainly the best on food!)


EnnioD - 18 Jun 2011 19:33
Good ales including some local ones, very pleasant barmaids and relaxed surroundings. Food looked a bit pricy but could not fault the beers.
mikey64 - 1 Sep 2010 20:55
A restaurant pub with two bar areas and 3 interesting ales for the drinkers - the resturant food is pretty good too. Very welcoming place - I believe it is free of tie hence the beer range.
Booze_Allen - 17 May 2010 17:44
An independent pub, so no pub company or brewery tie and this is fairly obvious from when you walk in, the real ale range reflects this too. It's all bare brick and wooden beams but light and airy. Food oriented but mainly a pub at heart, can get fairly busy. One minor gripe was that my beer was a good 4 degrees too warm, probably because they weren't getting the turnover at the time I visited.
Abteilung - 16 May 2010 19:23
A very pleasant place to enjoy a good quality well kept pint.
pick_e_tippler - 9 Mar 2010 12:12

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