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Three Mariners, Bagshot

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Having recently heard good things about this place, we popped in last Saturday afternoon and ended up spending far longer than we intended! This was a very pleasant experience and is definitely one of the nicer pubs I have been to in the last year.

Being tucked away down a side street, and positioned just outside the centre of the village, the pub has a constant flow of customers without getting too busy, allowing for a friendly interaction between staff and punters. There was, indeed, a nicely relaxed atmosphere all the time we were visiting, with the whole pub being enthused by the sight of Mo Farah winning his 5000m Gold on the not too obtrusive tv.

The pub has a traditional, rural décor, leaning towards a sports theme. There is unusual mezzanine seating area right up in the pitch of the roof. The settees down by the enormous fireplace were certainly comfortable! There is a separate function bar, which appears to be the HQ of Lightwater RFC. There is a nice, if small beer garden and an even smaller patio for a quick fag.

In addition to the usual keg suspects there was a nice selection of ales: Courage Best, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Butcombe Best, Andwell Gold Muddler, and Hammerpot Shooting Star, which was in good condition. The food looked nice too.

This is one that is definitely in line for a return visit soon.

flashharry1965 - 15 Aug 2012 08:41
Looks iffy on the outside, but on the inside it looks superb! Popped in at lunchtime today, 5 real ales on the go. Had the Doom Bar which was in superb condition. Service was very friendly. The only gripe was the short measures I was getting with each pint I had. Good pub though.
robfrancis - 1 Dec 2011 18:19
good pub,good ale,good service.
theguv1 - 26 Jan 2011 07:47
If i give u a beer, write a review.......
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Slightly better than it used to be, + Linda has mellowed.
carpcatcher - 3 Nov 2010 18:34
My local and without doubt the best pub in Bagshot. Always a good atmosphere and an excellent selection of real ales, with some really interesting "guest" beers from time to time.
Flywheel - 7 Oct 2010 11:45
This is a pretty nice traditional pub - I think it must be independent (rather than brewery-owned) as there's usually a selection of 3 or 4 real ales and it certainly doesn't feel like a bland chain pub.

A few years ago I noticed that the quality of the beer seemed to vary quite a bit on each visit, but for the past year the beer has been in top-notch condition every time. I think there was Courage Best, Hop (Hog's Back) and Doom Bar (Sharpe's) on tap and recently there's been a guest ale straight from the barrel in the function room (which is a great idea - it's always nice to try new beers and I've never understood why beer needs to be "plumbed in" with hoses that have to be kept clean when you can just get it straight out the barrel...)

Fortunately, the nearby Hungry Horse pub attracts all the chavs, which makes the Mariners a great place for a quiet pint. The village needs a decent pub like this. I really hope the current owners keep looking after the beer!
esuhl - 16 Aug 2010 10:14
Ooooh, forgot to mention the Breakfast!! This is nowt short of awesome, best fry-up in town, and a steal at a fiver. The lunchtime menu is good also, Ham Eggs and Chips in industrial quantities, sorts u out for the rest of the day!! All served by the friendly staff who are a real asset to the pub.
V8Dave - 16 Jul 2010 18:19
This is without doubt the best pub in Bagshot. The beer is good, although I drink Guinness most of the time. the Guest Beers are always worth a try, and well priced. The live entertainment varies between awesome and tragic, but even on a tragic nite, the company more than makes up for it. Linda the landlady is friendly and hospitable, and she arranges lots of fun evenings etc, quiz, bingo, bands, etc. The Pub could do with a lick of paint here and there, and the bogs can get a bit gloopy on a busy nite, but its still my favorite pub.
Would highly recommend a visit to anyone passing by.
V8Dave - 16 Jul 2010 18:08
beerdrinker2011 are you sure you are in the right pub???? the staff have never been rude to any customers in my experience, this is my local spot now so I would know! the staff treat people how they are treated so my guess is that you obviously was not courteous to them! so I think the hungry horse would be more suited to your tastes as you obviously do not know a good pub when you walk into one!!!
karaminer - 26 Jun 2010 12:24
Totally agree with the earlier comments. This should be a nice pub but the current owners have ruined it. The staff were rude and unhelpful and the pub didn't have a very welcoming feel to the place.

Shame...should be a good pub! Good selection of real ales though!
beerdrinker2011 - 24 Jun 2010 18:27
One can only presume that the early comments posted were by disgruntled regulars who didn't like the fact that their 'mates' the previous owners had left!

As for carpatcher and aleman who posted more recent negative comments, was there something in your behaviour that caused the staff/landlady to be less than accommodating I wonder?

A beautiful old building, friendly staff.....especially the landlady Linda who has never been anything but pleasant and welcoming toward me....even when I have been very drunk in here (which is on more than one occasion)!

The beer is well kept and the glasses are sparklingly clean, if you want to have a giggle order the Grolsch as it can be a bit liveley and has the staff playing froth juggling!!!

The food is good, the small beer garden is like a tardis, it looks tiny but you would be surprised by how many people can comfortably fit into the space.

Fair enough, the prices are a little high but no more so than a lot of places in the South, and lets face it, you get what you pay for in this life.

All in all a good little pub, my joint favourite place to drink in the town, and, unlike in these atmospheric vacuums they call........chain pubs(vomits) my dog was welcome and catered for as much as I was.

So, to sum up, good pub, pleasant service, good beer, good food and you can take your best mate too!
Thebeernecesseties - 17 Jun 2010 10:13
Popped in for sunday lunch a few weeks back, good food, good atmosphere, good staff... cant understand the other comments they must have been to a different pub? food was good value 'n all. garden was nice and ale was top notch.
bagshotbred - 9 Jun 2010 11:39
I forgot to add that i had my dog with me when i visited and he received just as warm a welcome as i did, with a bowl of water waiting and the occasional treat to keep him happy.
Bloodsweatandchalk - 4 Jun 2010 13:35
I disagree with the comments made about this pub, the staff are helpful, polite, and most of all have personality! not the like the "plastic" pubs and staff that are in the village. I'm new to the area and my experience of this friendly local was obviously completely different to those shown. The beer was fab, a great choice for the real ale, lager and spirit drinkers. The building is beautiful and think its the best pub in Bagshot, by far! as for the land lady, she's not a manufactured pub manager, the pub is her business, livelihood, and her home. and a lot of people respect her. I do as she does a lot of charity and community work. 10 out of 10 in my view and is now my drinking spot.
karaminer - 4 Jun 2010 12:41
Exactly what a local pub should be, nice looking old building, good choice of Cask Marque ales with at least 2 guest ales on all the time, cracking breakfasts for a fiver, good home cooked food at lunch and friendly locals and good old fashioned service in the evening. Add in a live band every Friday and some Saturdays, nice beer garden (although next to a road it's actually quite quiet), log fire in the winter and BBQ's in the summer and you're on to a winner. Sure, the beer is a little pricier than soul-less chain pubs like spoons or yates etc but this is the price we pay these days for a good pint and a bit of personality behind the bar. I think it's unfair to label bar staff or the land lady as rude because they expect a please and thank you instead of grunts...
Bloodsweatandchalk - 4 Jun 2010 11:34
This is my local pub for work and is the best pub in the area. Lovely building, always has a changing range of real ales on. One of main staff has gone (I thought she was quite nice). Other staff are always good with us. I don't understand the other comments as it's not been my experience in 3 years coming here.
mknesbeth - 11 Sep 2009 14:10
At least there is a different range of beer here; Sharp's Doombar, Otter Ale are two regulars on amonst others. Can't comment about the attitude of the owners - bar staff seemed reasonable to me. By no means the worst pub in the village as commented elsewhere.
pchaimba - 23 May 2009 21:31
True comments by aleman22, should be a good pub, could be a good pub.....but totally ruined by the cow of an owner
carpcatcher - 18 Feb 2009 11:36
Odd pub this, it should be great, good beer, log fires, nice old building. BUT it is ruined by the owners, who are either rude, surley or think it's a good idea to stare out the punters! No wonder pubs are dying out.
aleman22 - 2 Feb 2009 12:39
The WORST pub in the village! - The landlady was really rude when ordering food and had no personality. The prices change all the time and the price of beer in ridiculous.

Used to be a nice village pub, but its been ruined by the current owner!
rob90 - 21 Jul 2008 16:22
yep, totally go along with the comments about the landlady... what a misery she is, everything was too much trouble when i went in there the other night. other than that a nice pub.
ashy77 - 10 Dec 2007 12:02
ok, met a few locals pleasent enough, traditional layout
unclesam - 11 Oct 2007 17:46
I haven't met the new landlady, so I can't comment about her. I do remember falling off the windowsill drunk one evening, so the beer must have been doing it's job!
ye73812 - 17 Oct 2006 23:43
This could be a really good pub if it was not for the landlady. The pub itself looks tatty and needs updating, the food area looks like a cheap American diner. We ate there and the food was above the standard of the pub -great value for money. Avoid the landlady, Lynda as she is rude. Shame, she ruins a good pub.
anonymous - 19 Aug 2006 01:04
totally ruined the atmosphere of an old fashioned villge pub by new landlady
anonymous - 17 May 2006 09:26
I cant remember what happened in here! Think it was reasonable
aleman - 22 Jul 2005 01:16

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