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The Red Lion and Pineapple, Acton

Popped in for a meal but the beer was poor so I didn't bother ordering. I'd already taken one beer back, tried a sample of another but that was no good either, tried a sample of a third Thornbridge Jaipur which seemed OK at first so I had a pint but later realised it was not good at all, left half of it and left the pub. It's in the good beer guide for some reason which means good beer all the time and not just when they know the local CAMRA are visiting.

9 Aug 2019 10:32

J J Moons, Ruislip Manor

Not for me. It was good but not any more. The beer is always past its best. I don't know if it's because the number of different ales is too many and they take too long to sell or it is just not looked after well enough but if you see a guest beer in here that you have already tried before somewhere else, it will not taste as good as it did somewhere else.

8 Jul 2017 12:52

The Castle, Harrow On The Hill

Nice interior but there were too many tables with cutlery on and menu cards lying flat on the table. It looked like they had been set up to await scoffers and to deter the beer only customer. I asked a member of staff if there were any tables I could sit at and was told I could sit anywhere or there were other tables outside. I still felt I would be taking up scoffer space if I sat in the pub, my preferred choice, so I went outside. I drank a seasonal beer, Fuller's Southern Star. It was reasonable but at £4.30 for a pint, not good value.

6 May 2017 17:32

Royal Oak, Harrow

Arrived at 12 noon opening time on a Sunday. The pub is now part of the Greedy King group so the ales on offer were both from the Greedy King brewery. Only they weren't. Both pump clips were facing the customer side of the bar so I asked for London Glory only to be told 'it's gone.' I was offered the alternative, Old Golden Hen but the barperson then unfortunately realised that it had also gone. I left and went elsewhere.

6 May 2017 17:09

The Queens Head, Uxbridge

Unfortunately Spirit the pub chain which the Queen’s Head was in is now owned by Greene King. Gone are guest ales from good, local brewers like Windsor & Eton. They have been replaced bland beer from Greene King and there is not much else if you would prefer something other than a dark, malty beer. Four out of six ales when I visited were Rocking Rudolph, Abbott Ale, Old Speckled Hen and GK IPA, all from Greene King. Another was the ubiquitous Doom Bore. I had Brains Rev James. It was OK but, like nearly all the rest, was another dark, malty beer.

6 Jan 2017 10:43

Tapping the Admiral, Camden Town

Quite simply the greatest pub on earth. Good beer from small, independent breweries and served well. And the music they play on the sound system is very good: classic rock, punk and indie stuff.

19 May 2016 23:10

The Black Horse, Chorleywood

Good beer but one to avoid. I bought one pint and three halves of Adnams plus one half of Wadworth 6X. Was charged £15.40 which I didn't think of questioning at the time as I had already had to ask for the pint (mine) to be topped up. It's a pub where they just pull it up and put it in front of you before it's settled which is their way of telling you that's what you're getting. Anyway the pint was filled and I paid. Took drinks to table then realised the five drinks I'd bought only measured up to three pints. So, over a fiver a pint. The till screen shows the staff what to press for the order and adds it up itself so there was either a mistake and I was overcharged or it's just too pricey in there. Was served by the older bloke with tattoos. Guvnor perhaps, I don't know and maybe never will as I'll walk past next time.

19 May 2016 23:00

The Blackstock, Finsbury Park

The worst and dirtiest pub in Finsbury Park. Now run by Turks and the prices have gone up. Greedy arabs.

1 Jan 2016 23:25

The Three Tuns, Uxbridge

Three ales on tap that are not hard to find elsewhere: London Pride, Old Speckled Hen and the awful Doom Bore. I had a couple of pints of Pride which were good but I would have preferred to see a decent guest beer in place of one of these. Good pub, very conservative with its beer choice.

27 Jul 2015 21:57

Rat and Parrot, Harrow

This is now called The Royal Oak. There are two ale handpumps but only one is ever in use, the other always has the pump clip turned round. I went in here on Cup Final day and they were both turned round. The beers unavailable at the time were Fullers London Pride, widely available elsewhere, and Greene King IPA, also widely available elsewhere to a consistently poor standard so if it had been on I would not have bothered. If keeping ale is too much of a chore for the pub they may as well not bother.

31 May 2015 02:38

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