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The Jolly Cricketers, Seer Green

Visited for the first time and found the place to be friendly, warm and serving a good pint of ale. Going be the comments from a while back there has a lot of effort gone into this pub and now should hold its own very well!

4 Mar 2009 19:24

The Essex Serpent, Covent Garden

A top find in a swamp of tarted up bars. This place always seems to have a friendly crowd and well kept beer.

27 May 2008 17:47

Gordon's Wine Bar, Charing Cross

Went in here after walking past many a time and wondering just what was through that door. An extremely pleasant surprise waited inside - knowledgable, friendly staff, interesting selection of snacks and wide selection of wine at reasonable prices. "Caves" that go back under the street were totally unexpected. Definitely a place to visit if you already haven't, and one you'll probably go back to.

27 May 2008 17:43

The Greyhound Bar, Beaconsfield

This bar can feel a little pretentious but is certainly better than the other re-furbed pub in Beaconsfield, the Saracens. Usually one real ale on and good atmosphere at weekends.

Only complaint would be the staff, who always seem to think they are doing you a favour by actually serving you.

27 May 2008 17:35

The Charles Dickens, Beaconsfield

A perfectly acceptable pint (usually Pride and Deuchars IPA), plenty of screens for live sport and reasonably price bar food. Can't complain.

27 May 2008 17:32

The Old White Swan, Beaconsfield

Pub changed hands recently and the new, young couple have really made a difference. It wasn't exactly a bad place before, but some subtle changes (new furniture, better bar food, extra TV screen, later opening hours) mean the Swan is now a great place to visit.

Open mike night (which inevitably turns into group karaoke with a live musician) on certain Thursdays is top notch with full audience participation.

New, more regularly changing real ales and dangerous cloudy cider offer better drinking options. Much better than the other pubs in Beaconsfield.

27 May 2008 17:29

The Elephant and Castle, Amersham

A good solid boozer, nice pints of Pride and Spitfire in a quaint old building.

4 Apr 2008 18:04

Royal Saracens Head, Beaconsfield

Food is overpriced (but then I suppose this is Beaconsfield), and the menu just annoyingly pretentions (leaves? Belgian Frites? 'zippy' wine?). I'm not sure how the Belgians would view a portion of about 15 of (what appeared to be) frozen fry chips with a huge lump of mayonnaise being called "Belgian Frites".

I didn't know this place before it changed hands and refurbed, but the lager can be hit and miss - sometimes a good pint of import, but all too often a watery, weak pint.

Gets very busy at weekends, so there's clearly something for some people, but as Toolman says it does feel more like a bar than a pub.

3 Apr 2008 21:12

The White Horse, Hedgerley

A very interesting place, with a super selection of ales. Food is also good. I've now visited a few times and the staff have always been friendly and knowledgable about the beers.

Cracking place to sit outside, front or back, on a sunny day and sample a few of the ales.

3 Apr 2008 20:57

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