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The Cricketers Arms, Leamington Spa

By far the best pub in Leamington. Pretty with great views in a pleasant neighbourhood. Four handpulls including Black Sheep, Landlord, Slaughterhouse and Old Rosie. Friendly barman let me charge my phone!

Prices are around £3.50 for a pint of cask, or £3.90 for a Guinness, but that's Southern prices for you.

1 Apr 2014 23:59

The Beaconsfield Hotel, Barnard Castle

Does anyone even maintain this site anymore?

Closed down as a pub. Now an Indian restaurant.

7 Mar 2014 10:52

The Town Hall Hotel, Richmond

A Heineken (Star Bars) pub. Sells the rare (round these parts) Newcastle Exhibition. Usually one cask ale from the Heineken range (ie Caledonian or Theakston). Recently refurbished to a high standard. Quite a large, open plan pub. Quiet on weekdays, but becomes more of a nightclub on weekends and gets absolutely rammed. Excellent jukebox, pool table, fruit machines, quiz machine. Beer garden round front.

15 Jan 2014 16:06

Jackson's Wharf, Hartlepool

Quiet, nice pub. Fairly quiet on the Saturday afternoon. Usual range of Marston's beers: this time it was Pedigree, Hobgoblin and an Xmas seasonal, Bah Humbug.

23 Dec 2013 11:10

The Evil Eye Lounge, York

Although the door staff deserve credit for always being friendly. Wish I could say the same for the pretentious bar staff.

24 Aug 2012 01:08

The Evil Eye Lounge, York

If you don't have a pair of tits attached to you then good luck getting served when its busy. I've also seen the bar staff so hammered that they are literally staggering, collecting glasses which they then proceed to drop half of one the floor, all the while having a glazed over expression on their faces. And the one who seemed to be the manager was among the most pissed. Dropping glasses left right and centre as he made drinks. Half the spirits he poured ended up on the counter. And at rush hour he seemed more pre-occupied with playing the Russian National Anthem over the speakers. Bizarre.

24 Aug 2012 01:06

Ye Olde Starre Inn, York

A classic olde worlde pub, with different sections and a cosy beer garden. TV on mute. Always 6 immaculately kept local cask ales on offer; Old Peculier being the regular. One of York's best.

24 Aug 2012 01:03

The Postern Gate, York

Okay Spoons, lacks atmosphere and is a bit out of town. Pretty much always busy, but in a good way, although it frequently takes an age to get served. As with many Spoons, the cask ale quality is a bit hit and miss, although the range of local microbreweries (and the price £1.99) is good. 6/10

17 Jun 2012 20:35

Keystones, York

This one does real ale now. Previous ales include Jennings Tom Fool, Black Sheep Best Bitter and a Harviestoun one. At a reasonable £2.45 a pint (with the Yellow Card) you can't complain.

23 May 2012 13:21

The Lowther Hotel, York

John Smith's Cask: £2.80, Theakston Best £2.90. Also Theakston XB on. Cask ales seem to be from the Heineken UK list as Deuchars IPA also features. Heineken £3.50.

19 May 2012 20:19

Pivo Cafe Bar, York

Nice little pub, great beer range. Young clientele.

3 Mar 2012 12:37

Pivo Cafe Bar, York

Nice little pub, great beer range. Young clientele.

3 Mar 2012 12:37

The Maltings, York

9 to 12 cask ales on my visit. My beer was in great condition. Price isn't too bad. Small.

3 Mar 2012 12:36

The Tap and Spile, York

Never had a problem with the clientele on my four or so visits. 5 cask ales, impeccably kept. Not worth a detour for, but worth popping in if it's your local.

9 Feb 2012 00:34

The Brigadier Gerard, York

Wednesday night on a snowy February. Had a fair few people in towards closing time. Cheap, although the OBB was oxidised. Pool table, pub quiz machine, darts. Fairly good really. 7/10

9 Feb 2012 00:32

The Black Bull, York

A good pint of Yorkshire Terrier although served in a pint glass that was still really sweet from the drink that had been in there before it. Marston's EPA was also on and the barmaid said these were the only cask ales they had on usually, although they were getting Worthington (not specific) on for Xmas. Guinness was on good form. A convivial if somewhat sterile atmosphere, and the price is most certainly right. £2.75 for a Guinness and £2.55 I think for the Terrier.

6 Dec 2011 21:51

The Punchbowl, York

A bit more upmarket than is typically the norm for a Wetherspoons. Tried everyone of the 7 ales on offer. All in immaculate condition. Barstaff were very friendly. Busy on a Saturday night, but not overly busy.

3 Oct 2011 16:53

The Yorkshire Terrier Inn, York

The only pub not rammed to the rafters on a Saturday night in the Shambles area (a good thing). The usual York range on, all immaculately kept.

3 Oct 2011 16:52

The Globe, Leicester

Hugh & staff have moved on to The Longstop on Church Gate. Temporary custodianship at the moment. Had three guest ales on when I checked in: one from Bath, a Brunswick and a Moorhouse. Staff friendly as ever. Relaxed and friendly vibe from the clientele.

28 Sep 2011 17:09

Firebug, Leicester

Cocktails (eg G&T) are reasonably priced here. Seem to have upped their cask offering to three ales now. When I went on there was EPA, Old Empire and Hobgoblin. Sadly the Old Empire was vinegar, but my pint was duly changed without fuss by polite and diligent staff.

28 Sep 2011 17:08

Crathorne Arms, Yarm

The Draught Bass and the Hambleton Stud were both on fine form. Black Sheep Best was also available.

17 Sep 2011 03:55

Charles XII, Heslington

Went here with a load of fellow students and had an excellent time of it. Black Sheep was on excellent form all night, although we didn't quite manage to drain the keg.

9 Sep 2011 20:36

The Fox and Hounds, West Witton

Nice classic pub interior. Three cask ales on, Black Sheep Best as well as a Yorkshire Dales and a Salamander. The latter two were in good condition. I would gladly return.

6 Sep 2011 12:01

Blue Lion, Leyburn

Predominantly a restaurant, although I spotted stools by the bar, so I guess drinkers are welcome too. 3 ales were on: Theakston Best, Black Sheep Best and Golden Sheep.

6 Sep 2011 11:57

The Glen Rothay Hotel and Badger Bar, Rydal

4 (possibly more) cask ales on, all from local microbreweries. the two I had weere both in excellent condition, nudging 10/10.

2 Sep 2011 17:08

The Kings Arms, Hawkshead

Two or three cask ales on. Was nice enough.

2 Sep 2011 17:05

The Angel Inn, Bowness on Windermere

Overpriced. Had a lineup of three cask ales on, including Hawkshead Lakeland Gold, Bluebird Bitter and Cumberland Ale.

2 Sep 2011 17:03

The Royal Oak, Bowness on Windermere

Remains an excellent pub. Had a lineup of six cask ales, and I can vouch for a good Bluebird Bitter. Also on were Tetley, Pedigree, Cumberland Ale, Cocker Hoop and Landlord. Food was excellent for hungry hikers.

2 Sep 2011 17:02

The Hole int' Wall, Bowness on Windermere

One year on, condition of the three ales (which never change) remains average.

2 Sep 2011 17:01

The Old White Swan, York

6 real ales on: John Smith's Cask (the regular), Yorkshire Terrier, Nethergate, Copper Dragon and others. Food great as usual. Staff friendly. Atmospheric pub. Beers in good nick. One pint I got was a bit vinegary and it was changed for another without hassle.

18 Aug 2011 21:17

The Oak Tree Inn, Hutton Magna

Technically a restaurant that is perfectly happy to allow you simply to drink. Black Sheep Best and Bombardier are the two regular ales.

16 Aug 2011 11:28

The Three Horse Shoes, Barnard Castle

Closed and about to be turned into housing.

16 Aug 2011 11:25

Great Expectations, Reading

Mid to lower end of the market as fender100 notes, yet prices do not correspond accordingly. Overpriced, even by Reading standards. Nevertheless, my pint was in good condition. Food is mediocre, won't be having again. Staff skip the queue in favour of regulars. That's fine, just don't expect to gain new regulars that way.

7 Aug 2011 11:26

The Turf Hotel, Richmond

Nice interior, but the highlight is the beer garden out front. Sit there and watch the world go by... Pleasant staff, decent clientele. The only ale was Black Sheep Best, in 7/10 condition, and served ice cold on a summers day, which is how I like it!

5 Jul 2011 18:08

The Salmon Inn, Leicester

Extremely friendly and diligent landlord, keeps his beers extremely well. Had 6 beers on when went there, including a mild. Already among the two best pubs in Leicester centre, along with The Pub.

22 Jun 2011 01:36

Old Horse, Leicester

Summer is when this pub really comes into its own, with a huge and popular beer garden. Had the Everards range on, as well as the seasonal guest and Ushers Bishops Tipple. A good mix of people.

11 Jun 2011 09:44

Marquis Wellington, Leicester

Excellent food, incredibly tasty and huge portions. Had the burger, friend had nachos. They had the Everards range on, as well as Titanic Mild and a B&T beer. Attracts a discerning clientele, and has a good mixture of people from pensioners to students.

11 Jun 2011 09:42

The Pub, Leicester

Far and away the best pub in Leicester. 15 cask ales, always well kept. Friendly staff. Better in my opinion than VIN IV/Vaults.

3 Jun 2011 00:40

The Cherry Tree, Leicester

Went in here for the first time ever. The locals and the landlord are friendly. Cask Bass is available (passable condition) and they do keg M&B Mild, a real rarity these days. Just a classic old man's pub.

24 May 2011 08:29

The Museum, Sheffield

Had an Abbeydale that was turning but I couldn't be bothered to argue the toss. Sterile Greene King pub.

18 May 2011 17:28

The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield

Has a J D Wetherspoon layout which is strange. Friendly staff. Great cask line up.

18 May 2011 17:27

The Fat Cat, Sheffield

Great atmosphere, good buzz in the front room but a nice beer garden if you want some tranquillity.

18 May 2011 17:26

The Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield

Great pub, great atmosphere and punters. Great cask line up.

18 May 2011 17:25

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield

My Thornbridge was the end of the barrel, but eh, these things happen. Good atmosphere despite the largely transient nature of railway station pubs. Efficient service. Good range foremost.

18 May 2011 17:24

The Black Swan, Leyburn

I'm not sure what people are talking about, but things seem to have changed since 2006. Friendly landlord, very obliging (Scottish I think he was). Food was excellent for what it was, which was simply, hearty and reasonably priced pub grub. John Smith's Cask was on excellent form. Interior was very nice, although the industrial steel tables outside are a weird touch.

27 Apr 2011 16:43

Bridge Inn, Grinton

A very nice pub. Nice staff, good food. Four ales were on, all from the Marstons stable. Cumberland Ale, Cocker Hoop, Ringwood Lovey Warne and Banks Bitter. Lovey Warne was on decent form. It's not a criticism of the pub per se, but scoopers be warned that this pub no longer sells the rare Jennings Dark Mild, which I had been hoping to see here.

23 Apr 2011 16:54

The Rutland and Derby, Leicester

This place is good! Friday saw it packed out with a mix of students and young people. Wednesday was much quieter. They carry the core of four Everards ales. Broadside was off on the Friday and there were no other guests, but they had the Broadside and Titanic White Star on good form on the Wednesday. A lot larger than it looks from the outside, this place has a comprehensive beer garden and intimate nooks and crannies and seating booths which I like. Pints are priced around £3, which is a little expensive for Leicester, but this place is clearly attracting a more discerning clientèle, willing to pay a little more.

19 Feb 2011 17:33

Varsity, Leicester

Always a decent pint of Bombardier on, keenly priced at £1.50. Sometimes other mainstream ales such as Black Sheep. If you're not a student you won't like this place!

29 Jan 2011 15:04

The Font, Leicester

Lively, trendy pub in the heart of student territory. Pretty packed on a Thursday, which bodes well for them. Relatively expensive if an offer isn't on. Real ales are priced at £3, of which there was Castle Rock's Harvest and Elsie Mo, Oakham Oblivion and a handpulled cider. The Oblivion was on at £2.50. The two beers from Castle Rock were on good form. This is a pub that fills a gap in the market successfully, but it goes without saying that it won't be for everyone.

29 Jan 2011 15:03

Mr Foley's Cask Ale House, Leeds

11% Abbeydale Last Rites, Kelham Island seasonal, Roosters seasonal, Crown(?) brewery at 7% ish, maybe another, plus the full York range. BrewDog 5am Saint on keg. Perfect condition. Good pub.

7 Jan 2011 16:58

The Globe, Leicester

Rightly packed out every Friday and Saturday evening. Quieter during the week but still lively.

18 Dec 2010 16:09

Marquis Wellington, Leicester

The guest Burton Bridge Damson Porter was turning, but the Everards Sleighbell was on good form.

12 Dec 2010 03:16

The Slug and Lettuce, Leicester

Two recent excursions have seen Punk IPA and Leeds Gathering Storm crop up. All for about £2 a pint I believe. Sky Sports as well. Good atmosphere.

11 Nov 2010 19:12

The Almanack, Leicester

Very overpriced. My ale was off and my friend's lager was flat.

5 Nov 2010 18:24

Barley Mow, Leicester

The exterior seems to have had a bit of work done. Samuel Johnson quote, a menu, and it tells you what guest ale is on without having to go in!

21 Sep 2010 13:16

The Standing Order, Derby

Service average. Had five bad pints in a row here! Fool me once etc. Never coming here again!

8 Sep 2010 15:55

The Alexandra Hotel, Derby

Those that criticise the Alexandra as being threadbare and worn are, I believe, missing the point of this wonderful pub. An idiosyncratic favourite of mine in Derby, up there with The Brunswick. Their pub snacks are great, as is their beer.

7 Sep 2010 13:00

The Village Inn, Bowness on Windemere

2 Hawksheads, a Windmill, cask Tetley and possibly one or two other ales on.

4 Sep 2010 09:53

The Holly Hill Inn, Sleegill

Black Sheep Best Bitter and Golden Sheep, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin and Wensleydale Semer Water, which I plumped for. Served in 9.5/10 condition, could not complain in the slightest. Lovely friendly locals, lovely staff. Pool table and darts board, jukebox, beer garden. Guinness was 10/10 I am told. One of the best pubs in the country.

21 Aug 2010 22:21

Ralph FitzRandal, Richmond

The best pub in central Richmond. Could do with more staff cleaning tables as they are always dirty, however they had around 6 cask ales on from North Yorkshire, evidently sourced themselves, not usual Spoons fare, as well as the usual Abbot etc. Guinness was top notch, as was the Hambleton Nightmare which was in 10/10 condition. Also on were York Guzzler, a Wensleydale beer, Richmond SwAle and I forget what else. Beer is second to none in terms of quality and choice. Staff friendly and helpful. Price very reasonable.

21 Aug 2010 22:18

The Board Inn, Richmond

Closed and to be converted to flats.

19 Aug 2010 02:41

The Charles Bathurst Inn, Richmond

Nice pint of Riggwelter here. Also on were Landlord, Black Sheep Best and Theakston Best. Very nice pub, especially on such a beautiful day! Service prompt and polite.

15 Aug 2010 16:29

Tan Hill Inn, Keld

Visited, had Golden Sheep, Old Peculier and Theakston Best on. The Golden Sheep was served in a very mediocre condition. Location is obviously very beautiful. More of a tourist destination than a good pub!

15 Aug 2010 16:27

The Three Guineas, Reading

8 ales on, including three from Yorkshire! Lacks atmosphere a bit.

29 Jul 2010 22:20

The Red Lion, Reading

Nicely furnished pub, beer garden is lovely with the flowerpots being obviously very well looked after. Enjoyed a nice game of pool. Brakspear Bitter was the only ale on and was in good condition. Decent clientèle.

29 Jul 2010 22:12

The Hop Leaf, Reading

Pleasant little pub. Newspapers on offer incl. The Telegraph, The Sun and The Times as well as a few local papers. Nice little library. Pub quiz machine, darts and bar billiards. Cosy. Entire Stout on offer during my visit and was much enjoyed!

29 Jul 2010 21:44

The Bull, Sonning

Range was Pride, Discovery, HSB and Chiswick (Organic Honey Dew on keg). Discovery and Pride were both served in poor condition, although not bad enough to be worth the hassle of taking back. This was disappointing, especially when paying £3++ for a pint. Food was top notch, Steak and Ale pie is delicious and the Sticky Toffee pudding was very good, but the place is perhaps a little overpriced. The cars parked next to the beer garden where we were sitting is a tad annoying.

27 Jul 2010 18:13

The Station Inn, Whitby

Very nice pub, wide range of ales on, something like 8. As I recall Doom Bar, TT Golden Best, Black Dog Abbey, Camerons Strongarm, Adnams Bitter. Black Dog the only microbrewery, so I plumped for that. Sadly it wasn't at its best at all.

5 Jul 2010 20:00

The Black Horse Vaults, Whitby

Cracking pint of Rhatas (£3.20) in this lovely two-roomed pub. Customers and staff very friendly. The best Whitby pub. Had two other guests on.

5 Jul 2010 19:53

The Alehouse, Reading

Surly and rude barman. Had a real attitude, outwardly hostile. Dirty, sticky glass. Hazy beer, although wasn't sure if this was intentional as I hadn't had that ale before. Table was sticky all over, graffiti on the walls covered up with pump clips. Cosy alcoves, but when you have bags become frustratingly small. £3 for ale when the much better Retreat sells it for £2.60. A pint of Coke also came up as £3! Won't be returning to be insulted again.

14 Jun 2010 21:53

The Retreat, Reading

Relaxing, lovely little pub. Some say shabby, I say "lived in" which adds to its homeliness. Pub games. Beautiful little frontage with the flowers. Admittedly the toilets could do with some TLC.

14 Jun 2010 21:50

The Old Silk Mill, Derby

Nice to see they'll order in a takeaway for you to eat there! Range was excellent, about 8 handpumps which increased to 13 or so on the weekend via the stillage. Had the Burton Bride Damson Porter and the Spire Twist & Stout but there was also the likes of Purity Pure UBU as well as some rarer beers. Also Bass straight from the barrel.

2 Jun 2010 13:03

Ye Olde Dolphin Inn, Derby

A great pub, very reminiscent of York. Decent amount of choice, Bass, Black Sheep, Landlord and maybe 3 others. Place did smell of vinegar but that didn't really bother me. Lass at the bar was friendly. Beer was in good condition. All good!

2 Jun 2010 13:00

The Brunswick Inn, Derby

Service brisk but perfunctory- staff could do with offering a few more smiles! Other than that, the pub is sympathetically restored, and had an incredibly large range of beers when I went in on a Tuesday. 16 or so sounds about right. Confronted by so much choice, I opted for the Timmy Taylor Landlord, which was the best pint of the stuff I've ever had. Reasonable at £2.60 as well. Will definitely come back here. Also why the over 25 signs when the average punter age seems to be about 50?

2 Jun 2010 12:55

The Globe, Leicester

Excellent pub in a lovely old building. Landlord is a friendly chap. Real ales are the best kept in Leicester.

27 May 2010 02:42

High Cross, Leicester

Slightly above average Wetherspoons.

24 May 2010 19:10

Firebug, Leicester

Guinness now £3.20! Staff reckon its been that much for years.... Last few times I went it was definitely £3, even just a week ago! Maybe the owner has seen my previous post and reckoned it was time to put his prices up...

24 May 2010 19:05

Last Plantagenet, Leicester

Dank, with really rude staff. Avoid the punters. Cheap though, and open till 12 weekdays, which is always a bonus.

15 May 2010 00:50

The Lansdowne, Leicester

Try the Amaretto Sours. Mmm. The Greene King IPA was top notch.

15 May 2010 00:40

Firebug, Leicester

Do try the Guinness though. It's £3 which is pretty reasonable for a late night venue in Leicester and it's kept pretty well, and poured correctly.

15 May 2010 00:36

Hack and Spade, Whashton

I've heard that this pub is closing/closed and being turned into houses.

27 Apr 2010 10:42

The Carpenters Arms, Windsor

A Nicholsons pub. Pretty. Busy on a Sunday afternoon/evening. Had a good pint of Pride here and a decent Doom Bar. What was a little disapointing was that the guest beer during my visit was Abbot Ale- looking at their ale menu and previous comments they do get some more exciting and less common beers on, I think I just got unlucky. Was a little surprised they don't sell chocolate bars- probably don't want to eat into their dessert sales I suppose. The prices are reasonable for Windsor.

27 Apr 2010 10:31

The Hope Tap, Reading

Took forever and a day to get served here. Staff were churlish and rude. Full of drunks and jobless layabouts. Beer was kept okay.

20 Apr 2010 19:19

The Back of Beyond, Reading

One of the better Spoons' I've been in, and the best one in Reading. Chap behind the bar served us promptly and was very chatty and friendly. Good range of real ales. Nice beer garden next to the river. Staff easy-going, seemed happy and friendly. Clientele were reasonable, Spoons often attracting the town weirdos.

20 Apr 2010 19:17

The Goat Tavern, Piccadilly

Small, and quite quiet, but no bad thing. Hard-working chap behind the bar. Served a decent Guinness and a good Young's Bitter. Only two hand pumps on when I went in there, the other being Greene King IPA. Pub across the road was much busier, as others have said!

20 Apr 2010 19:13

The Black Horse, Barnard Castle

No thrills friendly locals' boozer. Last time I went only cask offering was John Smith's Magnet- I wasn't complaining! Well-kept too. Pool table in back room.

31 Mar 2010 15:17

The Red Well Inn, Barnard Castle

A bit bland and characterless would be the only gripe here. Absolutely lovely to sit outside here in the summer. Black Sheep Best the regular, also rotating guest.

31 Mar 2010 13:55

Talk Bar and Grill, Leicester

Expensive and not so great.

30 Mar 2010 22:12

The O Bar, Leicester

Crowded and expensive, no seats, rude punters, rude staff. Avoid. Although I'd be willing to give it a chance on a weekday.

30 Mar 2010 22:11

Firebug, Leicester

Open late, but avoid the ale. Off and expensive. Hobgoblin plus a guest.

30 Mar 2010 22:01

The Slug and Lettuce, Leicester

Excellent Slug & Lettuce. Nearly always busy whenever I've been in. The only Slug I know to host its very own Beer Festivals! Very well run by people from The Pub etc. 4 cask ales on- London Pride, an Oakham, Black Sheep, Bombardier at one of the lowest prices in town. Quality has been a bit suspect some times though. Was a hassle to get my off pint changed once- manager didn't have a clue.

30 Mar 2010 21:57

Fox Hall Inn, East Layton

Black Sheep Best and a rotating guest. A very nice country pub.

16 Mar 2010 14:32

The Bay Horse Inn, Ravensworth

My local for some twenty years. A lovely little pub, I always enjoy myself in here. The food is delicious and in true Yorkshire style comes in huge portions at a very reasonable price. Sue Wass does a sterling job as front of house. Theakstons Best and at least one guest are always available, and are always on good form.

12 Mar 2010 23:30

Molly O'Grady's, Leicester

Will this place by okay for St Patrick's Day?

8 Mar 2010 16:36

The Blue Peter, Polperro

Landlord and staff are friendly as can be. Had the local cider, brewed just down the road, absolutely gorgeous. Lovely cosy pub, food looked great. Definitely come here if I return to Polperro.

7 Mar 2010 04:49

Flores Bar, Leicester

Closed. Not surprising really. Very expensive, but you didn't get what you paid for. Never saw anyone in here either.

4 Mar 2010 19:12

The Hind, Leicester

Agree with Sharp on this one. Loads of potential, particularly due to its location. Have you also noticed it's probably the most expensive pub in Leicester?

4 Mar 2010 19:10

The Criterion, Leicester

What festival beers do you have on?

All the best

22 Feb 2010 21:15

Durham Ox, Leicester

Interested to here more about this place. Everyone seems to say it was really good. If it was that good, why did it close down? What is it now, anyway?

7 Feb 2010 18:23

The Criterion, Leicester

His managerliness,

when will the beer list for the upcoming Northants/Warwicks beer festival be available?

All the best

7 Feb 2010 18:18

Lloyds No 1, Leicester

Had some Old Peculier that was decidely off but the barmaid replaced it with no questions and asked what I would like as a replacement. As the OP had been more expensive than any of the other ales they served I would have liked reimbursement of the excess but she was busy. The atmosphere isn't great here, although the doormen seemed very friendly. On a Thursday night the entire upstairs section was shut off. Handy for the later opening times than many other places, but really not a great pub.

10 Jan 2010 17:54

O'Neill's, Leicester

Guinness now £2.75

10 Jan 2010 17:46

The Rutland and Derby, Leicester

The new landlord is the same landlord as at The Hind and The Black Horse if you want an indication of how well-run things will be.

26 Nov 2009 11:30

Cradock, Leicester

It's the Cradock Arms

26 Oct 2009 19:13

Cradock, Leicester

The vast majority of this pub appears to have been closed down. Only three ales, all Everards (Mild, Original and Tiger). Landlord was snappy and rude. I don't know if this is as a result of his pub going down the pan or the cause of it but either way he shouldn't take it out on his paying customers. Students not welcome. Odd that this is the case because the Dry Dock makes a killing.

26 Oct 2009 19:12

Bar Dos Hermanos, Leicester

Snobby and overrated and overpriced. Students not welcome. Rude and snobbish barstaff.

26 Oct 2009 19:07

New Road Inn, Leicester

Speckie replaced with Hobgoblin permanently according to the bar keep. And students give this one a miss; you're not welcome here. A Sky Sports pub, which tells you all you need to know. The beer is outrageously priced for such a dive (over £3 a pint for Hobgoblin!), nevertheless the chavs flock here so that they can cluster around the doorway intimidating people who want to go inside. The landlord really should pull his finger out with that one, he could make a killing here in student central.

26 Oct 2009 19:06

New Road Inn, Leicester

Cask Tetley, London Pride and Old Speckled Hen your three ales.

22 Oct 2009 21:21

O'Neill's, Leicester

Live music, good atmosphere, best Guinness in town (£2.70), cheap spirits, open later than most other pubs, handy location, "Irishness"

22 Oct 2009 21:17

The Hind, Leicester

Had Theakston's Best, Old Peculier, Greene King IPA, Bombardier and maybe some others on, OP being the only one I'd have had.

1 Oct 2009 20:41

The Golden Lion, Barnard Castle

Seems to always sell Jennings Cumberland Ale now btw, it's only ale.

17 Sep 2009 01:28

Bar Dos Hermanos, Leicester

When I went in they had well kept Black Sheep Best Bitter, Adnams Broadside I think it was and some other, maybe Bombardier.

17 Sep 2009 00:58

Babelas Continental Bar, Leicester

Decent little bar, friendly atmosphere, friendly staff. Only place in Leicester I know of where you can get cask Timmy Taylor Landlord. Also maybe one or two other well kept ales on. A little pricier than your average pub if I recall.

17 Sep 2009 00:56

The Old Well, Barnard Castle

Average priced ale (£2.60) but well kept from a range of four (two from York brewery were on I recall). Comfy drinking area.

6 Aug 2009 19:30

The Golden Lion, Barnard Castle

Just to add, the ale is around £2.36 or some other random amount. Cheaper than the average (which I would say is around £2.60).

6 Aug 2009 18:59

The Golden Lion, Barnard Castle

Friendly landlord. Only one ale; Jennings Cumberland Ale, pretty average but decently priced.

30 Jul 2009 19:31

Western, Leicester

A lovely little pub, although rather distant from the city centre, it's position in this peaceful side of town is also a part of its appeal. Nevertheless, due to this reason, more of an occasional favourite than a regular. Fine selection of guests (two) plus the Steamin Billy regulars and an Everards. Like its sister pub the Cow and Plough, though with a younger vibe which I prefer. Bar staff are friendly.

9 Jun 2009 16:02

The Friar Tuck, Leicester


30 May 2009 16:22

Lord Keeper Of The Great Seal, Oadby

As expensive as the Cow and Plough is, you can atone for your flagrant spending there here, on the second and last stop on the "Oadby bar crawl". Ales are cheap and cheerful, with Theakstons Best at £1.45 and guests ales between £1.29 and £1.99, although usually hitting the £1.69 mark. Always worth popping in during an Ale Festival. The clientele is typically very mixed, as befits a Spoons. You will find all sorts in here. The pub overall is generally as good as it gets with a Spoons.

30 May 2009 16:17

The Cow and Plough, Oadby

With a bar staff that seems to change at least as regularly as the generally top guest ales they serve here. An obvious "must" on the "Oadby barcrawl" much beloved by certain first year University of Leicester students living in Halls, which starts here, and continues on to (and finishes at) 'Spoons. Essentially an "old mans" pub, and a counterpoint to Steamin' Billy's more student-orientated "Western". Always friendly staff.

30 May 2009 16:14

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