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The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge

Always a good selection of excellent beer / Food is normally top notch and good value for money, though you may have to wait for it if they are busy / Lovely friendly atmosphere.

6 Dec 2010 15:56

Crooked Billet, Stevenage

A good pub in a quiet "perfect for summer" location.
Three ales; one is a guest - though supply can be eratic and some may run out.
Has bench tables on the green and a childrens play area. The large main bar is child friendly and the 'sports bar' is over 18's only.

6 Dec 2010 13:37

The Bricklayers Arms, Bishop's Stortford

A great 'locals' pub; two bars and a small patio area at the rear. The bar to the left is normally the louder with tradesmen letting off steam after clocking off early to shoot pool or watch foot�y. The right/front bar is normally quieter.
Landlord & Lady are �gems� � welcoming and friendly.
Normally they have 2 good real ales along with a guest ale.
Well worth a visit !

6 Dec 2010 11:44

The Half Moon, Bishop's Stortford

Great selection of real ale, with a rotation of guest ales, at a reasonable price - served by friendly, albeit cheeky, staff. Also the usual spirits and a selection of reasonable wines.
Now undergoing a most needed revamp under the �new owners� and lovely landlady. It should turn out to be a tasteful update to the establishment�s antique feel.
Quite a venue on the music scene, though I have never been to a �gig� there yet.
It has a choice of two bars and a small offshoot room to the rear of the upper bar. The lower bar has a number of tables and a rubber pig (it used to be a rubber chicken!) hanging from the ceiling to �Oink� for attention when staff are in the upper bar� and beware the informal rule; you buy the staff a drink if you �oink� when they are there already!
Nice �hidden� garden at the rear and a nice courtyard space too.
Normally has a paper or two, which you can peruse if you have popped in on your own for a quick pint.
A very good place to meet for a friendly drink - Especially if like good ale.

6 Dec 2010 11:31

The Fountain, Bishops Stortford

On the surface a classy bar / restaurant that is certainly better than the pub which was there before it� But:
Drinks are expensive and the cocktails lack the attention to detail to make them value for money. The food is also very so�so� � they didn�t seem to have a real chef one my two visits � all the food seemed to be re-heat packet stuff! The staff didn�t seem very friendly either !
So it�s expensive & a bit too pretentious, yet lacks any the attention to detail or quality to back it up.

6 Dec 2010 11:05

The Bull and Butcher, Fenny Stratford

A friendly 'locals' pub, with character and lots of interesting horse brasses.
Normally has 2 real ales - but on my visit only 1 was still available and was very nice.
All said, a nice place to have a drink.

6 Dec 2010 10:51

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