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The Crown Hotel, Stamford

Stopped here for a few beers late in the summer. Prices comparable with the rest of Stamford (ie not the cheapest in Lincolnshire) but a good selection of local real ales and a good wine list for the laydees. Seating inside in the bar is a little modern, but comfortable and there are quieter areas inside (poss used to be snug?). Seating outside is great on a nice day. Worth a visit.

5 Nov 2008 15:46

Collyweston Slater, Collyweston

I have eaten lunch several times here and it is always quiet. The food is of good standard and not too expensive. The decor is in keeping with the old nature of the pub - ie subdued pine, stone flags and comfortable chairs/sofas. It is an Everards pub and does have some good, well kept ales on tap. Accomodation is also available. Worth a stop before Stamford on the A43.

5 Nov 2008 15:40

The Alehouse, Bath

Compact and bijou, don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. Good range of ale & lager for such a small place.

19 Jun 2007 16:47

The Tram Shed, Bath

One of the better chains, could be viewed as pretentious, but the food is good quality, the beer maybe pricy but it is different. Relaxed atmosphere and good outdoor seating. If you don't like it, go somewhere else!

19 Jun 2007 16:44

The Saracens Head, Bath

An honest, no frills pub with a good range of beers.

19 Jun 2007 16:40

The Pig and Fiddle, Bath

Great place in the summer, was there last week, friendly hard-working staff. Good range of ales, menu seemed good and some spectacular views.

19 Jun 2007 16:39

The Huntsman Inn, Bath

GFreat place to start a crawl around Bath! Good selection of ales and lagers, not most expensive place in town. Honeys behind the bar with excellent service and sense of humour.

19 Jun 2007 16:37

The Rat and Parrot, Bath

Avoid! Soul destroying plastic chain-pub with shiite beer and poor staff. Go elsewhere!

19 Jun 2007 16:35

All Bar One, Bath

No domestic ales, just expensive eurpoean 'imports'. Flashy and can become a bit soul-less. There are better places in Bath

19 Jun 2007 16:34

The Black Sheep, Almondsbury

A little oasis of good ales in the middle of a business park on the outskirts of Bristol. Owned by Thwaites, this pub has old world charm and character. Good for after work, esp in summer when the tables outside are great for relaxing and enjoying the sun. May be redeveloped in the future.

19 Jun 2007 16:32

The Reindeer Inn, Long Bennington

Janet, the Landlady, has a real gem in this Nottinghamshire village, just off the A1. Good quality home cooked food, huge portions (make sure you are hungry if you want more than 1-course), wide-ranging menu with everything from fish to game. Good ales and wines, very friendly. Recommended to book at the weekend.

19 Jun 2007 15:59

The Windmill Inn, Redmile

Pub is great, excellent locally sourced menu and well kept local ales (Ruddles). Staff all very friendly and local Poles, however, lady owner can come across as being a little rude and disinterested. I love going when she's not there!

19 Jun 2007 15:50

Que Pasa, Grantham

Try the Atrium in Grantham instead (one also in Newark). Food is great quality and good value, good selection of beers & wines, telly on and music but far from obtrusive.

19 Jun 2007 15:23

The Three Horseshoes, Abbots Ripton

Just been in for a leaving lunch. Gorgeous afternoon, lots of people sitting outside, cool and comfortable inside. Lunchtime restaurant menu shows good variety, can be tailored for specific parties if required. Five real ales on offer from Adnams to Oakham ales, all well kept. Just tried a Dizzy Blonde, most excellent. Staff always friendly and the place is surprisingly popular for being in such a small picturesque village.

19 Jun 2007 15:20

The Porterhouse, Covent Garden

Yes it was busy, but it was Sat early doors (5pm) so what do you expect. Food was very tasty and good value, beer didn't strike be as being too bad for Central Londonvillage. The place is a real rabbits warren of seating areas and bars, we had a good craic.

23 Feb 2006 15:06

Que Pasa, Grantham

They must have read my mind! Since my last comment, the 'dance floor' area has been revitalised and one of the seating areas has been brightened up with the addition of a window! The food is worth waiting for, it is all freshly prepared so don't go in expecting your meal to be out in a jiffy, saturday afternoons gets pretty busy (market day). Food and drink is very reasonably priced tho'!

26 Sep 2005 09:38

The Three Horseshoes, Abbots Ripton

Visited for lunch last week, looks new from the outside, but has old roots. Believe the original pub on the site has been extended and 'new' pub is pretty funky. A La Carte restaurant is seperate from bar. At least 4 real ales (Adnams B'side, Best and 2x Local brews). Bar meals menu may appear limited, but it's worthwhile. We tried the ciabatta sandwhiches which were fab and good value. An all round great experience. A busy little country pub that is trying top keep a small village local alive. Looking forwards to our Xmas dinner there all ready!

26 Sep 2005 09:32

The White Lion, Colsterworth

Looks can be decieving, looks 60's from the outside but nicely refurbished inside. At least 2 real ales, good wine list, friendly staff. Food OK, but nothing special. Worth coming off the A1 if you want to stop.

31 Aug 2005 08:43

Que Pasa, Grantham

Friendly staff, good selection of drinks and good coffee. Ideal for good quality reasonably priced pub food with a funky edge, all freshly prepared. Decor is getting a little tired, but draws the crowds in a evening. Best chain bar in Grantham

31 Aug 2005 08:33

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