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The Bishops Blaize, Romsey - pub details

Bishops Blaize
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Address: 4 Winchester Rd, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8230) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Romsey (0.2 miles), Dunbridge (2.9 miles), Redbridge (5.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.9/10 (rated by 16 users)
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user reviews of the Bishops Blaize, Romsey

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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'.
wolvesfan - 15 Sep 2015 13:47
A very friendly pub with a great atmosphere! Although I only stayed for a few Ales (which where in good shape) defiantly worth trying! It was busy for a weekday and the staff where friendly and I'm guessing all family? Defiantly the place to go if I lived closer it would be my local! Great job!
Ale24 - 20 Jan 2013 21:49
Quite busy for time of day, 17:30ish. Didn't try the beer as I was beered out after visiting all the other pubs in Romsey. Although friendly, I got the impression that it was very much a locals pub.
Jules_B - 30 Apr 2012 15:46
Much improved over the past couple of years, under landlord Wayne, as evidenced by its inclusion in the past two CAMRA Good Beer Guides. A good example of a town local, the likes of which are fast disappearing. If you liked the Tudor Rose as it was 10 years ago, then the 'Bishops' is its successor.
smhdog - 4 Sep 2011 15:31
Oh dear; previous visitors 2 years ago and beyond weren't always kind to the Bishops Blaize (which we concluded surely should be "Bishop" in the singular??!). Perhaps I can see why; it is a basic, unpretentious local community pub and some would read this as being unwelcoming to non-locals, and somehow downmarket by its very nature.
However this is not quite the full story here, as we found on a recent visit a thoroughly friendly establishment, with a mixed clientele in terms of age, gender, and background, all tied up by a down-to-earth and affable cove of a licensee.
I can see this being a lifeline to some Romseyites now bereft of a Legion club or community centre, and I think that is often what pubs of this ilk need to be founded upon. On a Sunday lunchtime it was thriving - yes there were only 2 cask ales on (though the Hyde's guest beer was found in good shape), and yes there was a big screen showing the latest footie match. I suspect that a bag of scratchings would do you for food just as well as any roast. But none of these factors should mean drinkers and pubgoers should never set foot in the place, or indeed the many like it across the country. Indeed, there are other draws here, including live music, which appears to be a regular feature and I daresay brings folk forth all the more readily.

I may not beat a path to its door again in a while, but if I lived more locally, that may not necessarily be the case. When one tires of the fabricated themed trash in centres and self-important gastro-grottos in the country, pubs like the BB might just prove the perfect tonic.
TWG - 9 Feb 2011 17:26

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