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Victoria, Newcastle under Lyme

This is a great pub. Always busy with a wide range of customers and very good beer.

Well worth a visit.

31 Oct 2013 11:14

The Coachmakers Arms, Hanley

Popped in last weekend to this wonderful pub thinking it could be my last visit.

The landlord informed due to the recession the Coachmakers may be safe for another couple of years as the proposed development has been postponed.

28 Mar 2013 13:15

The Queens Head, Rye

I think the couple who turned this pub around have left,which is a pity.

28 Feb 2013 16:54

The Southwark Tavern, London Bridge

Not a pub I go to when in the LB area. But my partner was looking for somewhere to eat so we popped in for Lunch. Very good with friendly staff. Food was good and reasonably priced.

28 Feb 2013 16:47

The Turf Tavern, Oxford

This pub went down the tube's years ago as soon as Green King got hold of it.

A great shame as it used to be a great pub.

11 Jan 2013 16:36

The George and Dragon, Swanscombe

Paid my first visit last week and was most impressed. Very friendly staff and locals and great beer. The best new pub to open in Kent for years.

19 Nov 2012 18:09

The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham

Excellent place with very friendly staff.

31 Oct 2012 11:26

The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

Popped in after the festival last week. Great to see Eddie back. Pub was packed
and the new beers were excellent.

31 Oct 2012 11:24

The Coachmakers Arms, Hanley

Popped in last week. Truly heartbreaking that this pub is being knocked down.

THe destruction of the Potteries continues. Visit this pub before it goes

31 Oct 2012 11:15

The Royal Oak, Rusper

I and 25 other CAMRA members visited this pub on 13/10/12 on our annual bus trip.

Everybody I spoke to on the trip said what a fantastic pub the Royal Oak is and could not understand why the local CAMRA branch did not put it in the GBG 2013.

If the local CAMRA branch had a difference of opinion with the Landlords, that is no excuse for them to exclude this pub from the guide and deprive visitors to the area a chance to visit this real ale Mecca.

I hope the local CAMRA branch will explain on this forum why they behaved in such an arrogant way

To conclude, make sure you visit one of the best pubs in the South East of England.

16 Oct 2012 13:27

The Three Chimneys, Biddenden

I have not been here for years. Have just been told they would not let a coach load of CAMRA members in for a drink (most of them over 50, so they could hardly be lager louts).

I would suggest that people boycott this pub if that is their attitude.

6 Oct 2012 17:58

Conqueror, Ramsgate

I have been here a couple of times and enjoyed my visits. However I cannot see how this has become the Kent Pub of the Year.

I don't consider micro-pubs as proper pubs due to their limited opening hours and also most are not open 7 days a week. MPs are just small bars with a couple of chairs and tables in and a couple of beers on sale. If I was a publican in Kent I would be very annoyed that this pub has won CAMRA's POTY.

Good luck to Colin, but the Conqueror and other Micro pubs are not the real thing.

4 Oct 2012 15:09

The Bear Inn, North Moreton

Perhap I should declare an interest and say the landlord is my second cousin. I made my first visit while the pubs beer and cricket festival was on in July .

This was the best run pub festival I have ever been to. Great beer and food and some excellent cricket. What more does one want.

26 Sep 2012 17:56

The Foundry, Canterbury

My first visit this year and it gets better and better. Very friendly and informed staff great beer and excellent food.

11 Aug 2012 10:39

The Hare and Hounds, Maidstone

Popped in last night for the first time since it reopened. Beer was very reasoably priced anf=d the staff were very cheerful. I hope it stays like this.

29 Jun 2012 15:56

The Bell Hotel, Staplehurst

Passed this pub a couple of weeks ago and it was closed.

29 Jun 2012 15:52

The Coachmakers Arms, Hanley

My favourite pub in the Stoke area. Great beer, friendly staff and locals and a throwback to a different time. Am amazed that this pub is under threat but seeing how Hanley has been destroyed over the years nothing surprises me.

23 Mar 2012 13:03

The Leopard, Burslem

A huge place. Would love a showround. Well worth a visit.

23 Mar 2012 11:52

The Bulls Head, Burslem

My first visit and very impressed. Titanic pubs are all excellent and this is no exception.

23 Mar 2012 11:49

Leyton Orient Supporter's Club, Leyton

Make sure you visit when they hold their beer festivals. Very friendly staff and
ghreat selection of beers.

10 Dec 2011 14:03

The Hope, Carshalton

If there were only more pubs like this.

Great beer at reasonable prices, friendly service and excellent food.

Make sure you pay it a visit if you are in the area.

14 Oct 2011 09:41

The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

Just read in the local CAMRA magazine that Eddie the landlord was attacked during the riots. Glad to see this wonderful open pub again.

For those who have never been there, you are missing a treat.

A great pub and a great landlord

10 Oct 2011 18:20

The Anchor, Sevenoaks

Very friendly pub with good ale fantastic value food. The best pub in Sevenoaks by far.

27 Sep 2011 11:20

The Queens Head, Rye

Popped in last weekend and will return soon. Excellent beer, very good food and a very friendly landlord.

19 Sep 2011 17:56

The Rowbarge, Guildford

Popped in during a rain break at the cricket. There was a beer festival on with beers at �2. a pint.

Very friendly and well worth the walk from Guildford City Centre.

22 Jul 2011 17:27

Euston Tap, Euston

Excellent value for money compapred withe the Cask and the new Craft Beer co.

Staff vey friendly and know their beer. Shame the same cannot be said for the Brie Louise

15 Jul 2011 15:23

The Craft Beer Co, City of London

Another plus on the London beer scene. Nice place with a terrific selection of beers.

Be warned, its not cheap. I hope the location will provide plenty of business at weekends and evenings

5 Jul 2011 10:06

The Good Intent, Rochester

Popped in with some friends a few days ago and the GI was as good as ever. The landlady even provided some nibbles for us.

19 May 2011 16:30

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester

Popped in yesterday, excellent as always.

Take no notice of the CAMRA pub of the year awards for Kent. This pub is the best pub in Kent for the real ale drinker.

14 May 2011 16:01

The Good Intent, Rochester

Popped in yesterday and as always got a friendly welcome. I can't think of to many unspoilt 1960 s pubs in the South East but this is one of them.

The beer is always good and reasonably priced

One or two comments suggest that the Good Intent is in some dodgy area, nothing could be further from the truth as my parents lived very close by for 15 years.

Well worth a visit.

19 Feb 2011 13:05

The Boat and Horses, Newcastle under Lyme

Beer range average, but very friendly landlord and customers. Worth a visit.

18 Feb 2011 11:40

The Greyhound Inn, Newcastle Under Lyme

Came here for the first time last night. What a great surprise. The beer was great the locals were very friendly, as were the staff. Handily placed for some great curry house. Popped back after eating and it was very busy.

The GBG undersells this place. Make it a must visit if you are in the area. An example of how a pub should be run

17 Feb 2011 13:35

CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico

I think this is a great pub and doing great things for the beer scene in London.

I was in there last night and the place was packed why then did they have do have music blaring out at a loud volume making it uncomfortable for people drinking near the bar. I am not some grumpy old man as i go to many gigs in London. Music was not required.

17 Feb 2011 13:31

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester

A great pub with a great selection of beer (easily the best in Kent). Make sure you visit this pub if you are in the Medway towns.

29 Jan 2011 15:32

The Marble Arch, Manchester

One of the best pubs in the country. The beer is fantastic as is the pub.

29 Jan 2011 15:28

The Pineapple, Stockport

I cannot understand how you can dislike this pub. Very friendly landlord and customers. Good value food and beer and a good old fashioned pub.

22 Jan 2011 15:57

The Magnet, Stockport

My first visit and was not dissapointed. Great selection of ales and friendly customers and staff. Make sure you put it on your Stockport crawl.

22 Jan 2011 15:54

The Crown Inn, Stockport

My second visit here and it does not dissapoint. Great food.great beer, great pub. Fully deserves all the awards it gets.

22 Jan 2011 15:52

The Salehurst Halt, Robertsbridge

Went there on Saturday and was very impressed. Very friendly staff and some excellent beer. Well worth a visit.

22 Nov 2010 16:56

The Bull and Gate, Kentish Town

The Basss was awful, but check out the interior of this pub. Friendly landlord.

21 Oct 2010 12:37

The Assembly House, Kentish Town

Shame about only Greene King beers on but worth a visit for the pub interior. Staff were friendly and the food looked good

21 Oct 2010 12:34

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

Fantastic pub with a great atmosphere. Why is it not in the GBG 2001. My only advice is get there early because it can get very crowded. We will be back.

21 Oct 2010 12:33

The Pineapple, Kentish Town

A great pub with fantastic interior. V ery friendly landlord and customers. A must visit on any crawl around NW5

21 Oct 2010 12:29

The Old Dispensary, Whitechapel

I popped in last night for my first visit and was told it was closed for a private function. I will not be back.

15 Oct 2010 09:53

The White Swan, Aldgate

Nothing really special about this pub except for the pice of the Master Brew which is �3.00. a bargain compared with deepest Kent where its brewed. Why is that?

15 Oct 2010 09:50

The Pride of Spitalfields, Shoreditch

First time in for about 10 years and its still great.. Why are there not more pubs still like this.

15 Oct 2010 09:45

The Blacksmiths Arms, St Albans

Popped in with my mate Bob prior to the St Albans Beer Festival. Very Impressed. Excellent selection of beers and a what looked a good menu all reasonably priced. Well worth a visit.

30 Sep 2010 12:34

Wealden Hall, Larkfield

I have started to use this as a pub from time to time. 3 real ales now served all in good condition.

Food looks pretty good as well.

19 Aug 2010 12:49

The Odd One Out, Colchester

After my visit to the Fat Cat this place was heaven. Great beer, great atmospehre and very friendly staff and customers.

Just a shame the the chippie down the road has shut

19 Aug 2010 12:46

The Fat Cat, Colchester

Paid my annual visit after the cricket and sad to say this pub has not improved. It lacks atmosphere and more surprisingly the beer I had was not very good.

I love the other Fat Cat pubs but this one does not come up to scratch compared with the others.

19 Aug 2010 12:43

The White Swan, Digbeth

Another great Digbeth pub. Very friendly staff. Make sure you visit here the Lamp and the Anchor when in Digbeth

5 Jun 2010 12:37

, Digbeth

Still a great pub with a fantastic selection of beers. If this was 1/2 mile up the road in the City Centre it would make a fortune.

5 Jun 2010 12:35

The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

Always great to visit the Lamp when in Brum. Stayed much longer than we should have done. Long may it continue.

5 Jun 2010 12:32

The Wellington, Sheffield

The last pub on my crawl of Sheffield and the was very impressed. Great beer in a terrific pub. Very handy if using the tram system.

22 May 2010 17:24

The Fat Cat, Sheffield

I last came here 10 years ago. Still one of the best pubs in the UK.

22 May 2010 17:19

The Bath Hotel, Sheffield

My visit was made 2 days ago on a Sheffield crawl. A must visit for anybody who likes a traditional pub.

22 May 2010 17:17

The Phoenix, Canterbury

Popped in acouple of weeks ago after the cricket and was a bit dissapointed.

Only had 3 Greene King and Charles Wells beers on. I hope the new landlord gets it right. I did however see a For Sale board on the wall outside which does not bode well. This pub could be a goldmine if the right people took it over.

14 May 2010 12:19

The Spitfire, West Malling

Not my cup of tea as a pub, but had an excellent pint of Early Bird.

4 May 2010 16:45

The Two Brewers, Hadlow

Popped in here last week while electioneering. A big improvement on my last visit 18 months ago. Landlord was friendly and the ale was on top form.

4 May 2010 16:42

The Lobster Pot, West Malling

Popped in with my partner yesterday luchtime. Only one other person in there.
A very sad situation as this was a thriving town pub New landlord's keep coming iand going. The barman was watching the tv and playing with a video machine during our visit, to be the fair the ale was in in good condition.

I hope Punch Taverns sort this pub out and get it back to it's former glory

12 Apr 2010 17:41

The Black Country Arms, Walsall

Excellent pub. Beers were on good form and the food was excellent value. Easily the best of the 4 GBG pubs we visited.

20 Feb 2010 13:51

The Queens Head, Stockport

A fantastic pub with very friendly customers. Ask to see the now shut men's urinal. Although Sam Smith's is not my favorite pint who can complain when its only �1.40.

23 Jan 2010 12:40

The Pineapple, Stockport

The first pub we visited as part of our Stockport crawl. Very friendly landlord and customers. If you want to hear about the travails of Stockport FC this is the place to come to.

23 Jan 2010 12:36

The Crown Inn, Stockport

Great pub with some great ale. Food was very dissapointing, but don't let that put you off

23 Jan 2010 12:33

The Rifle Volunteers, Maidstone

I suggest that Alehead starts engaging with Alan. He really is quite affable and I also suggest he tries and visit the Rifle in the evening. Like many other pubs Alan has lost a lot of lunchtime trade. Try and go on a Thursday night when Maidstome Rowing club are there.

28 Nov 2009 17:43

The Bull, Horton Kirby

Popped in for their Beer Festival. Was very impressed,the beer was in excellent condtion and the food very good value. One f the best pub's in Kent and an example of how a pub should be run.

23 Nov 2009 17:58

The William IV, Leyton

Paid my first visit yesterday. Only 4 Brodie beers were on but the 2 I had were very good. I will be returning very soon.

20 Nov 2009 17:14

Leyton Orient Supporter's Club, Leyton

Went to the Beer Festival yesterday and had an excellent time. Everybody was very friendly and the choice of beers was excellent.

20 Nov 2009 17:11

Royal Blenheim, Oxford

Popped in pre and post Oxford Beer Festival and was very impressed ,great selection of ale at very reasonable prices.

Staff were also very friendly. If there is one pub to visit in Oxford city Centre, this is it.

17 Oct 2009 11:53

Le Bier Circus, Brussels

Compared with the old premises this new bar lacks atmosphere, but the beer list is still excellent. Worth noting that there are some very reasonable restaurants around the corner.

6 Oct 2009 15:15

The Sultan, South Wimbledon

Popped in there on a Wedesday night when the beer club was on. All reals ales �2.20 a pint . Still an excellent pub and combine it with a visit to the excellent Trafalgar 5 minutes away and a curry in Tooting High Street and you can't go wrong.

3 Oct 2009 13:05

The Foresters Arms, Colchester

Very disapointing pub. Real Ale was very cold. Shame as the pub has great potential.

21 Aug 2009 11:54

The Rose and Crown, Tunbridge Wells

Popped in here a couple of weeks ago. Has gone downhill recenlty. Beer selection was poor and its been done up and has lost the atmosphere that made it so different from the nearby bars in TW.

13 Aug 2009 13:36

The Flower Pot, Maidstone

Very much improved pub with new young licence's. Has 6 real ales now on tap some micro's some national's. Worth the trek from Maidstone East..

17 Apr 2009 17:00

The Wellington Arms, Bedford

Visited this pub on 13th March and was not dissapointed . Great beer and a really good atmosphere. The staff were terrific as well

17 Mar 2009 16:19

The Cardinal, Victoria

Have been in there twice in the last 3 weeks and on both occasions the bitter has been unavailable.

21 Jan 2009 10:16

The Speaker, Westminster

It is an excellent pub, but beware it is pricey with a pint of bitter costing �3.15

16 Jun 2008 17:47

The Rising Sun, East Malling

I have used this excellent family run pub for many years. Its a true community pub that host's darts, football and cricket teams.

The prices are the best in the area and the lunchtime food Mon-Fri offers fantastic value.

15 Apr 2008 19:00

The Bull Inn, West Malling

This Pub has been transformed by the excellent landlord called Trevor. The local oik's have been thrown out and 4 reals ales always on top form putin.

Local CAMRA members drink in this pub which is now the best for decent ale in West Malling.

20 Mar 2008 17:42

The Jugged Hare, Pimlico

Went there to try the Golden Pride and is much improved. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

11 Mar 2008 13:50

The Princess Louise, Holborn

Lobster 56 is dead right. Visit during the day and don't try and meet somebody inside when its busy as you won't find ythem

11 Mar 2008 13:46

The Andover Arms, Hammersmith

Went there just before Christmas and 3 of the real ales were off. Also found out they were not doing Thai food anymore which will hit their evening trade.

15 Jan 2008 18:49

The Andover Arms, Hammersmith

Went there just before Christmas and 3 of the real ales were off. Also found out they were not doing Thai food anymore which will hit their evening trade.

15 Jan 2008 18:49

The Pilot, Maidstone

The new Landlord's are doing a great job here. The Harvey's is always on top form here.

15 Jan 2008 18:45

The Bricklayers Arms, Putney

I decided to try this pub last week having heard so much about it. Had 3 different Timmy Taylor beers and they were all disapointing. I liked the pub itself, I just hope I went on an off day.

15 Jan 2008 18:43

The Rifle Volunteers, Maidstone

A great little pub with great beer. Long may it continue

15 Jan 2008 18:40

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