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The Onslow Arms, West Clandon

Great pub and well worth a visit - beer range excellent, staff very friendly and seemed to have a genuine rapport with the locals who were steadily streaming in on an early friday evening - I always see this as a good sign as they know where to choose in an area and this place was clearly very popular. Food was obviously important and the menu looked very nice for another day, but thank goodness they have left plently of space for those wanting just a beer or two in the evening. Garden very nice with looks of interesting pots and plants and car park was much larger than you'd expect when to turn down the side of the pub. All in all, one not to miss.

2 Sep 2014 17:46

The Queens Head, East Clandon

This really is more a reasturant that serves good beer than a pub that does good food as every table is laid out for eating and it is made quite clear that is what they are for. If it's a nice day, you can always sit outside, or if you have the legs for it you can glass hang around the entrance. It is a great shame they have decided not to keep a few tables free but I guess £10/£20 per head spend for drinkers opposed to £40-50 for diners they have done the maths. The beer range is very good - every one I've had has been well kept and the staff are nice enough. Food is high price but high standard - but why do these places all want to serve food on a block of wood instead of a plate! Bloody Jamie Oliver has a lot to answer for.

15 Jul 2014 13:30

The New Inn, Send

Nice pub, good range of beers and food looked good and was popular which is always a good sign. Worth a visit just to sit outside by the canal if the weather co-operates.

15 Jul 2014 13:08

The Duke Of Wellington, East Horsley

The D Of W has been refurbished and is now part of the group that own the Black Swan, Ockham - so gone is the rather tatty interior and run down beefeater feel of the place - in comes American style dining, but on old brown wood furniture and very interior designer interior design. Ribs, Burgers, Pulled Pork, Steak and some nice fish dishes, Mac and Cheese etc sides are the order of the day. Beer range is OK, usual suspects of the brown stuff and eye watering prices (£5.25 for a premium lager). Staff were very good and helpful, garden has been greatly improved, but refugees from the hotel over the road looking to get a cheaper meal and drink are in for a nasty shock. Its an improvement if you like this sort of thing and you can afford it.

15 Jul 2014 13:01

The New Inn, Salisbury

Visited a couple of times for a recent weekend - cosy warm interior with a large wood burning stove knocking out many a BTU! Beer range was good with a nice range of everything and the menu looked nice if a little pricey - we gave it a miss! However, the bar staff we encountered were awful - you know when you get the feeling that you are just being a dammed inconvenience to them as they go about there mysterious ways, it was worse that that. Also on our second visit (I always try to give a place a second chance), we got stuck by a small group of highly obnoxious drunk loud mouthed rugger buggers - we would have moved if we could but all other seats where in use. It is a nice place and maybe we were unlucky twice, but good service is so important in a competative market but as the place was very busy I guess the can get away with it - for now!

8 Dec 2013 14:12

Wig and Quill, Salisbury

Nice old style pub with a very cosy front bar area and a more utilitarian but much larger rear section. Beer was OK - Ale seemed well kept and clear but the choice of cooking lager was a little disappointing. As mentioned before - very sad to see a place as nice as this with so much potential so empty on a Friday night. Barman was very friendly as were all our fellow if few other patrons.

8 Dec 2013 13:51

The Rai D'Or, Salisbury

Had a table booked for the Thai food on a Saturday night - Its is still just about a pub/restuarant and not a full blown Thai conversion and while we were there, a few groups of people came in for a drink only and they where treated with equal friendliness. The beer range was understabably limited but good enough and remarkably cheap!! I had several.
A quick note on the food - yes, I know it's not 'food in the evening' but as it is the main thrust of the place I thought I'd mention it was very nice but not gourmet by any definition - more like a chinese takeaway style, but the portions where huge and it was very very tasty and I would most definitely return.

8 Dec 2013 13:37

Cloisters, Salisbury

Visited a couple of times a few weekends ago on a trip to Salisbury - nice interior, friendly young staff and a good selection of ales and keg stuff. Had the Cloisters Burger for the Friday night and it was lovely - nice fresh beef - not a Brakes brothers special. Lots of competeion in the very close proximity but always seemed busy. Well worth popping in if passing.

8 Dec 2013 13:21

The King William IV, Mickleham

Henry - As a 'punter' very much in this neck of the woods (thought my username was a bit of a give away tbh) I am well aware of where my pennies are. Both pubs are very good but the King Will had a decided dip in form in the past with unreliable opening times, poor beer etc, but is back as good as ever. I have no axe to grind over either pub as they offer a different experience but the RH is the current GBG Surrey food pub of the year - and both will remain past, present and future recipients of my pennies. You are dead right about the views and the garden is now much improved - but where is that cable car!

25 Sep 2013 18:25

The West Quay, Brighton

OK its a Spoons so it is what it is in terms of beers and food but its location, excellent staff and prices make it one of the best in the country. It was a grim day outside but it was a warm welcome inside and great view of the sea trying to gain access to all those nice yachts over the seawall.

25 Sep 2013 17:29

The Hogshead, Westbourne

Vistited the Libertine a couple of times last week as it was the nearest establishment to our accomodation. Had a super pizza and they had a good range of keg beers but not much cop in the ale department. Very large place and its location close to LV's offices means it has gone for a metropolitan wine/cocktail/Starbucks/Yates bar feel - not cosy but not really bad either. All very clean and tidy and both visits were good in terms of staff and quality of drinks. Would go back again.

25 Sep 2013 17:11

The Lamb, Rusper

Stopped for Sunday lunch and am so glad we decided on the Lamb Inn over its near neigbours. Car park was busy but we found a space no problem. We entered the main bar area - great traditional country pub interior and although busy were guided to a great table. Now the best bit - the beer is truly excellent and due to there link with Hepworth Brewery of Horsham, they have the full range including for me the Blond organic english lager - see big breweries, proper lager CAN be produced in the UK! The roast dinner was prefect and everyone seemed to be having a lovely time. So great pub, great beer, super food and finally, every member of staff we encountered was friendly and very helpful. I have never given a pub 10 and if i could mark this place as 9.8 I would.

13 Aug 2013 16:57

The King William IV, Mickleham

After a long absence, came here for dinner on Saturday night - Had a very good meal and drinks and the garden is as good as ever - especially at this time of year. Was very busy and some of the organisation was a little lacking but all in all a good evening was had by all. As for the Running Horses down the road having a vendetta against the place - I would say they do quite well with or without the King Will so doubt if they would post on BITE to sabotage the competition. P.S Any chance of a cable car or escalator being installed in the future?

11 Jul 2013 14:56

Bankes Arms Hotel, Corfe Castle

Found this place to be very friendly and both landlady and other staff all did a great job in serving the many visitors popping in for food. Sat at a table in the bar area but it's true most other tables are laid for food - but it was lunchtime. Beer was good and location on the road to Corfe Castle station was perfect.

11 Jul 2013 14:37

The Red Lion, Swanage

Hooray - a real pub, super choice of ales and a chalkboard full of cider and perry Purbeck Perry was worth the short walk up the hill.

7 Jul 2013 17:04

The Ship, Swanage

Good pub - good beer and food seemed popular. plenty of tellys showing sport if you like that sort of thing.

7 Jul 2013 17:00

The White Swan, Swanage

Friendly pub, Pool table and a juke box - an 80's throwback! plenty of space and good beer - being used by locals so always a good barometer of a pub.

7 Jul 2013 16:54

The East Bar, Swanage

Full of fat tattoo covered blokes during the day and legless shouty teenages in the evenings - what a strange place - maybe its model was the Queen Vic in Walford.

7 Jul 2013 16:49

The Hautboy Inn, Ockham

Axe has fallen - soon to be seven luxury flats and two character cottages. Trebles all round for the developers -Ker-ching!

6 Jul 2013 14:14

The Plough, Cobham

Good news - the Plough has re-opened - did not manage to get to look around as it was packed with both car parks overflowing. Will try again later this week.

13 May 2013 18:31

The Cricketers, Cobham

Nice pub, good range of beers and some proper lagers - Kozel and Pilsner Urquell. Very food orientated but no real suprise and nearly every pub in the area is but potentially very expensive. Nice location, very nice in the summer with tables overlooking the green. I would say when I visited the tables laid out for food were mainly occupied by family groups with children but it was quite early, about 7pm and were all well behaved.

12 Feb 2013 23:01

The Bell, Fetcham

£8.95 for a pint of Peroni and a sparkling mineral water - yes £8.95 Its no wonder people are drinking more at home!

2 Feb 2013 17:59

Harbour Inn, Padstow

Good beer, Good food, proper pub, and outside gent's loo to top off the pleasures of the equal best pub in Padstow. Staff alway friendly, and put up with pushy parents with great deplomacy. I wish them well.

5 Nov 2012 13:29

The Old Custom House Hotel, Padstow

Visited a few times last week, mainly to watch the footy as has Sky and several screens so you have a bit of a chance of glancing a bit of the action between amateur pub footy viewers who choose to stand right on front of the screen, oblivious of the rest of the watchers. Beer was excellent, landlord cheerful and keeps a good cellar. Food was nice and had a good Specials selection, but can get very busy, due to it's location and closeness to the car and coach parks.

5 Nov 2012 13:23

The Shipwrights, Padstow

Spent last week living opposite this pub, had a very good selection of ales and the excellent Korvin cornish lager so popped in several times. Didn't try the food on offer myself, but always looked ok. was always busy but they also have succumbed to the terrible new phenomenon of reserving tables for people who cannot be bothered to just go to a pub, wait for a table to become available and sit down, the way we have been doing it for centuries. We where even turfed off of the table we were sitting at mid pint, as it had been reserved - very poor show.

5 Nov 2012 13:15

The London Inn, Padstow

Popped in for a quick pint while on the way over the road as place seemed quite empty. Strange, I thought as this place is normally packed with sightseers hoping Ricky will be propping up the bar. However, every free table had a large RESERVED sign on it, so walked straight out again!

5 Nov 2012 13:02

The Golden Lion Inn, Padstow

Paid a couple of visits here last week. This is a local's haven in a sea of pushy needy tourists with their god like offspring who seen to infect most of the other bars in Padstow. If you are ok with being in a down to earth, no frills proper pub, don't miss The Golden Lion. Good range of beer's, the lagers are a bit run of the mill, but fine all the same. They do food, and if you wish, have a separate area opposite the kitchen away from the bar area if you want to avoid the local's enjoying themselves.

5 Nov 2012 12:56

The Blackfriar, Blackfriars

Had a few beers here yesterday, very interesting place and a gem if you like unusual pub interiors. I would advise you go at aroung 3pm if you want to make the most of it as you will miss the lunchtime crowds and by 4.30, 5pm this place is packed with city workers 'relaxing'. My cooking lager was just passable, not quite rank enough to take back but boarderline, but a couple of tickers came in and seemed to approve of the ale's on offer as had several halves. Didn't try the food, but seems to be standard M&B/Nichollson's fare and for the city, prices seemed fair and the tourist enjoyed it. Woth a visit for the interior alone.

3 Oct 2012 13:48

The Village Inn, Twyning

Proper local, a real village pub with skittle ally, friendly locals and staff and a good range of beer. Nice garden out the back and seating out the front overlooking the green for when the sun's out, cosy seating inside when it isn't. The villagers of Twynings are lucky to have a choice of pubs like the one's that they currently have.

17 Sep 2012 14:19

The Fleet Inn, Twyning

Visited the wonderful place twice on Saturday. They have not had a great deal of good luck recently, having only just reopened after a fire wrecked part of the pub and they deserve a change of fortune. A large pub on the River Avon with seperate accommodation, a mooring for passing boats, a very large garden with a childrens play area and yes, The mini golf is still there! It is a super place to spend an afternoon. Good choice of Beers, Lagers, Wine and bottled offerings, but mostly run if the mill stuff rather than a beer tickers paradise. In the evening we returned for a meal in the restaurant which to be fair, takes up the majority on the floorspace. The laminated menus look a bit cheap, but we placed our order and when the food arrived, it was truly excellent, wonderful flavoursome Rib Eye Steak, huge onion rings and hot chips that stayed hot. It really was top top quality food and if they can keep up these standards it deserves to be a real destination venue. All the staff were helpful, considerate and numerous. I hope they go from strenth to strenth and the people of the area discover what a wonderful place the have near them.

17 Sep 2012 14:06

The Running Horses, Mickleham

I have the pleasure of visiting the Running Horses on a regular basis and have to say I really enjoy the place. The staff are so polite it can be quite off putting at first as this level of service is almost unheard of now, but once you get used to the fact that it is not pretence or sarcasm but just genuine good service it is a pleasure to drink here. It is not cheap to say the least and the food is pricey but have eaten here in the past, it is very high standard. Good range of ales, not just the usual selection of national brands, Wine's I'm informed are always good quality and the list is extensive and the fizzy beer has some nice choices too. Well done to all concerned.

15 Aug 2012 12:15

The Village Inn, Arrochar

What a shame, a super place with real charm and a great range of beers, if they could get at it. The guy in front of me had ordered a pint, it took the barmaid about 100 pulls of the pump and 5 mins to get close to it, the next customer almost apologeticly asked for one, or an alternative if it poured better, 'makes no difference' she replyed in a huff and started to her task. I understand it wasn't her fault the beer engines didn't work, but don't take it out on the customers. I was made to feel most unwelcome and I only wanted a cooking lager and a coke.

14 Aug 2012 11:32

The Balloch House, Alexandria

Had a couple of visits last week, nice clean and tidy place with some nice fixtures both inside and out . Standard range for beers, with some nice local ales on offer also. Another pub that seems more set up for eating, with most tables laid for food, not beer. Staff seemed nice and friendly and I was served promptly. good pub.

14 Aug 2012 11:11

Tullie Inn, Balloch

Visited on a lovely sunny day on Saturday afternoon during the pubs Beer festival, although it turned out it was more of the local brewers exhibition of three beers than a proper beer fest. I was on the fizzy stuff and was taken aback by the asking price of 4.75 a pint for Estrella! wow, thats a bit steep even for a Surrey drinker. But to the barman's credit, he did warn me before I ordered it so it was my choice to pay it. A large chain type pub, popular for food on a hot sunny day at Loch Lomond, but must be a bit grim on a wet wednesday in January.

14 Aug 2012 10:57

The Running Horse, Leatherhead

Finished off my Friday trip at the Running Horse, what a nice way to end, busy locals pub, but friendly. Served by a polite staff member and sat down to savour what pubs should be all about, local community, plenty of diverse age groups and lots of laughter and even the food smelt nice.

15 Jul 2012 17:12

The Hand in Hand, Boxhill

The Tree is a large place, seems to be heavily food based with a huge dining area at the back. Visited after my disappointing beer at The Arkle, place was full of friendly locals who were enjoying a friday beer. Found a quiet corner and enjoyed a decent pint, faith somewhat restored in our country pubs.

15 Jul 2012 17:00

The Arkle Manor, Betchworth

This weekends pub visits have proved that the quality of beer and service in our pubs is not good enough. I waited to be served, whilst the staff chatted and found other things to do, then was given a real shocker of a pint, waited to see if it was condensation, or it really was that cloudy. It was rank - took it back and was then served another beer which was almost as bad. If your sold faulty produce, you should not be made to feel it's your mistake, It isn't!

15 Jul 2012 00:02

The Atlas, West Brompton

Met some friends here on tuesday night for a few drinks, what a super place, so rare in London to find such a friendly and well run pub. A super range of Ales and Lagers, plently of space and a nice outside area for catching some rays, if your very lucky this year! Food seemed to be quite important to the place with its restaurant sized and staffed kitchen, menu looked very nice and the steak sandwich my friend had looked fantastic, it was polished off in quick time so I guess it tasted as good as it looked. All in all, one of my favourite pubs in London and the splash guard in the gents is epic.

22 Jun 2012 13:42

The Marquis of Granby, Epsom

Had a very nice visit yesterday afternoon/early evening at this super pub at the top end of Epsom high street. All those times I went over the road to the spoon's for cheap beer - but this place shows you do sometimes get what you pay for. Super choice of beers if you like top end contenential imported pilsners wheat beers and lagers - yum! Not so great for the real ale fan as only seemed to have two hand pumps on and one of these was Pride, but this does make a nice change for me to be the one with a wide choice and not just faced with the regular mass produced cooking lagers. Nice interior great and numerous staff. Best pub in this part of Epsom? Probably.

29 Apr 2012 13:25

The Plough, Cobham

Had a very nice couple of beers here yesterday, very good staff, friendly and fast service every time. nice range of beers and spirits. have been several times over the last few months and have always had a good pint, a nice place to sit and a friendly atmosphere. Car park at the front of the pup can be a bit tight for space with all the sl merc's and Jag's but there is extra parking on the side of the road just past the pub.

21 Apr 2012 14:13

All Bar One, Guildford

As mentioned below, now an 'allbarone' Had a very good range of imported continental Lagers, but no hand pumps to be seen, so if that is all you like to drink, look elsewhere. We tried the food which was very good and far exceeded our expectations. Started to morph into a disco round 9:30 so we left them to it . Finally don't forget to ask with a nod to Tony Christie and Darren Gough 'is this the way to Allbarone'

1 Apr 2012 14:24

The Three Pigeons, Guildford

Popped in for a quick pint yesterday evening, very friendly and quick service, good range of beer in a nice old building if a bit small downstairs, so feels a little cramped. Did not try upstairs, but looked nice and must have nice views overlooking high street. Good town centre pub, would have no hesitation in going back if at the top end of the High Street.

1 Apr 2012 14:10

The Black Swan, Martyr's Green

Often go the the Black Swan and have taken various groups of friends to eat and share the history of the place. Food can best be described as variable, sometimes very good and sometimes shocking. Staff are also a bit hit and miss, from smiles and prompt service to giving you the feeling that you are a damned inconvenience and getting in their way as they endevour to run a 'classy' venue. The wine by the glass is truly shocking in quality, they need to have words with their Vintner. The beer is often in very poor condidtion and if you do draw their attention to this you get the 'tastes ok to me' speech, I've been doing this beer drinking for years and I think I know what it is supposed to taste like by now. Overall, great location, super expensive place for the rich to chow down, oh and I have it on very good authority that the ladies are an absolute disgrace.

31 Mar 2012 17:03

The Arkle Manor, Betchworth

Visited last night as I try to do if I'm passing by because of the selection of beers available. Well worth popping in if you are in the area - comfortable seating areas to the left as you enter the front door, with the restaurant to the right. I have eaten here in the past and the food was excellent. Loo's could do with a bit of a clean up as not really up to the high standards of the rest of the experience. Also, the community spirited person who owns the big silver Merc 4X4 who insists on parking in the disablied space at the front of the pub, please try to be a bit more considerate to others or display you badge!

18 Feb 2012 17:23

The Horns, Reading

Visited to meet up with some friends last night, had a very nice meal, well presented and a great place to eat. Good value for the area and very friendly and welcoming staff. Beer was good, standard Brakspear stuff, but well kept and pesented and the wine by the glass was nice and fresh. Hope the local villagers make the most of this valuable asset to their community. Worth the drive.

16 Feb 2012 16:20

Old Plough, Stoke D'Abernon

Pub has now re-opened and is greatly improved from its rather tired, old self to a much nicer, roomier and welcoming place. The new interior is more spacious but it still keeps some of its traditional pub feel. (toilets are super too) Four hand pumps with good selection of ales, plus some choice in lagers, not the usual 3 bland suspects. Food looked super and priced for the area. Staff very friendly and numerous - well done to all involved.

24 Dec 2011 13:45

The Lower Red Lion, St Albans

Spent a very nice evening in hear on Friday night, friendly staff and locals, good choice of beer and nice traditional interior. Used to be rated very highly on this forum (in the top ten best pubs) - should be again.

19 Dec 2011 16:01

The Snug, St Albans

Paid a brief visit on Saturday night, nearly every table had been reserved for later that evening. When we sat on the end of a row we were instantly informed by a very unfriendly staff memebr that this area was reserved. We said we were only staying for a few minutes and would of course vacate seats if they were needed but were told to move straight away. When we left 15 min's later all these tables were still empty! Souless place, poor staff, overpriced, what more can I say - avoid, so many better pubs in St A.

19 Dec 2011 15:53

Travellers Rest, Girton

Standard Beefeater pub attached to a Premier Inn. Staff however were excellent and very helpful and welcoming. Must have just come back from a customer care training course!

19 Aug 2011 15:11

The Jolly Waterman, Cambridge

Stopped in for a quick beer, seems a nice enough place with friendly locals.

19 Aug 2011 15:07

The Mitre, Cambridge

Popped in on Tuesday late afternoon. Pub was not very busy, but still took ages to be served as the staff were busy cleaning tables, removing glasses and getting ready to go home - a shift change was imminent I think. Place was nice enough, very new looking interior decor from refurb.
Beer was ok, new staff were helpful but as mentioned below, watch out for short measures - when paying 3.95 a pint you want a whole pint!

19 Aug 2011 15:02

All Bar One, Portsmouth

As post below, where are all the staff? More people doing security on the door than behind the bar on a friday night and this in a place that hard sells cocktails which take time to make. This place needs some management.

14 Aug 2011 17:35

The Florence Arms, Southsea

Popped in again on Friday night, good atmosphere, busy and the Perry was super. Bar staff worked hard and kept any waiting down to a minimum. Great pub.

14 Aug 2011 17:24

The King Harry, St Albans

Popped in for a quick pint on Saturday evening, I like this place because of its good range of beers and lagers, but the place had a very nasty smell, a cross between boiled cabbage and damp hamster cages! Beer was nice but had to leave as couldn't bear the odour.

20 Jun 2011 17:54

The Cock, Henham

Came here for Sunday Lunch yesterday, excellent Roast Beef, perfectly cooked and under a tenner! Don't mind dogs or the kids running around in the garden, I'd rather have that than see a great village pub like this going out of business because of lack of trade like so many others have done. Oh and the staff were friendly and coped well with the high volume of customers.

11 Apr 2011 18:02

The Wotton Hatch, Wotton

Very nice gastropub - with enough of a 'pub' element to keep me returning - especially as the choice of beer on offer is much better the the usual. Can get busy, and is often a base for wedding parties attending the nearby church. Worth stopping in if your in the area.

7 Apr 2011 15:06

The Stepping Stones, Westhumble

Every time I go to the SS, the beer tastes off - I think they don't sell enough on a day to day basis to keep this amount of availabilty - maybe they need to clean the lines more often? But the food is good and the Sunday lunches are well worth giving a try. Staff and locals are friendly and a nice location near Box Hill.

7 Apr 2011 15:00

The Surrey Yeoman, Dorking

Been here a couple of times - standard town centre chain pub. Cheap food two for one offers early week specials, that kind of thing, cheapish (for the area) beer and not a great deal more. The banner in the photo above says it all really. If you want a nice traditional pub, this isn't it
but sadly, more often that not, its what you end up getting.

7 Apr 2011 13:37

The Cock and Bottle, St Helier

Handy location, nice pub on two floors, but upstairs bar closed as visited on a quiet sunday afternoon. I would come back again as had a nice cosy feel on a cold winters afternoon.

1 Feb 2011 14:41

The Crown and Garter, Inkpen Common

Stayed here last Saturday, Had a very good meal, well cooked and presented. Nice place to spend an evening, but it was a shame it was so empty for a Saturday night.
Still, I guess we are in the run up to christmas and people are wary about spending their money.

15 Nov 2010 14:37

The Bicknoller Inn, Bicknoller

Stopped for some lunch last friday at this great country pub. Had a very nice bowl of fresh tomato and basil soup and a bacon roll. Super tasty food in a great pub, but we were to only two customers.
If local people don't use these places, they will be forced to close and then they will be the first ones to complain about the slow death of their village.

15 Nov 2010 14:28

The Portland Arms, St Albans

Well my wife & I visited last Saturday night (2nd Oct) as a mates band was playing. Altough they had not begun serving food, they started early as we were hungry. I had the Ribeye Steak & it was very good and excellent value at under a tenner (we pay around 18 where we live for a good ribeye). Also as my wife is diabetic, they changed their menu so she could have a suitable low fat meal. I have no reason to defend this place, but they could not have been more pleasant and helpful and although we realise people are entitled to their opinion, I hope this redresses the balance a little. Would definitely go back again.

4 Oct 2010 18:36

The King William IV, Mickleham

Went with a couple of friends a few weeks ago for an evening meal and a few drinks. What a great place! Friendly and very helpful staff, super food and good beer. Not the cheapest but you don't always get what you pay for around here (try the Black Swan in Ockham for a graphic representation for this) but here you do. Will be back again and again. Finally, In the warmer weather - what a view from the garden across the Mole Valley!

23 Sep 2010 17:03

The Kings Arms, Ludham

Visted Saturday, as no where to moor at Ludham Bridge, had to moor at How Hill. Needed to get some food so dispite looming darkness, took off with OS map in hand for the Kings Arms. After about a 40 min walk (I'm a very slow walker) arrived more relieved to see a pub than I have been for years! They were still doing food (thank god) so had a very good pub meal.
Yes it is a bit 'local' but what do you expect. Pubs around this area are few and far between. Patrons were friendly enough, but the local moped club turned up about 9:30 pm (no doubt after x factor) so got a bit noisy and anyway, had a taxi booked for return to How Hill mooring. One route march was enough for me for one day! Nice enough place, beer reasonable, food good and hasn't been closed down like so many other country pubs.

23 Sep 2010 16:50

The White Horse Inn, Neatishead

Visited twice last Sunday, for a Roast at lunchtime and for a drink in the evening. The roast was excellent and as we had two, super value at 12 for 2. As moored close by - came back for a drink in the evening.
A traditional country pub that serves the local community as well as the holidaymakers on the Broads. Friendly staff, friendly locals, super pub and a bit of a labyrinth inside. A nice change from the usual generic open plan boozer.

23 Sep 2010 16:31

Fowlers, Ryde

Looks nice outside, typical JDW inside with the usual suspects drinking the cheap beer and food on offer. Fair enough pub, almost worth the walk up the hill from the hover/ferry terminals.

25 Aug 2010 15:52

The Florence Arms, Southsea

Visted last week, great place and a proper local. Super range of Ciders and even some 'proper' Perry, not that Pear Cider rubbish. Friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere, so glad we found it as the other places we went to in the area were not as pleasant and thats me being polite.

25 Aug 2010 13:41

The Eagle Ale House, Clapham

Watched the WC semi final here on Wednesday. Nice pub, Good atmosphere and friendly staff and regulars - one was a touch to friendly, joining our group by sitting in the middle of us, but he was wearing a fascinating shirt!
Good ales available, shame not a better choice of Lagers, are Carling, Carlsberg or Fosters mandatory in English pubs. If you are looking for something a bit different in this area of London, it is well worth a visit.

10 Jul 2010 14:35

The Old Bear, Cobham

What an improvement, This place was a bit of a dump last time I visited. Has been tastefully refurbished and has a good menu for the foody types. It is no more expensive that the other pubs in the area, and the staff were numerous, very polite and helpful.

3 Jul 2010 13:14

The Anchor, Wisley

Nice location as has been mentioned before, right on the Basingstoke Canal looking towards Pyrford lock. Poor service lets it down badly, long line of people waiting to be served food/drinks/desserts. Why not have a separate line for people who want to place food orders. Stayed for one drink, couldn't be bothered to queue up again for another so moved on. Watch yourself on the roads to this place, we were almost run off the road by a bloke in a Ferrari overtaking someone on a blind bend!

3 Jul 2010 13:06

The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield

Visited this pub twice over the weekend as once was not enough! Exceptional selection of draught and bottled beers and lagers. Plenty of staff to keep the service fast and taxi's available close by. Super pub, a must visit if you are in Sheffield.

28 Jun 2010 16:27

The Old Ale House, Truro

If I had to choose one pub in Truro to visit, it would be this one as had genuine charm and for real ale drinkers, a large selection of local and national beers. I was a bit taken back by a large an mount of empty monkey nut shells all over the floor but was soon having a handfull on the complementary snack. Friendly landlord and staff, only shame was it wasn't busier as it would be a shame if a pub like this was lost.

16 Jun 2010 12:25

The Daniell Arms, Truro

Visted a couple of times last week as was staying in a hotel up the hill. deceptively large with two pool tables. Friendly service and I would visit again if I was in the area.

16 Jun 2010 12:17

The Crab and Ale House, Truro

Nice town centre pub. Cosy, friendly and plenty on nautical charm.

16 Jun 2010 12:08

Britannia Inn, Truro

Popped in for a quick pint last week whilst in Truro for a few days, a very 'Local' place but friendly enough.

16 Jun 2010 12:06

The Herbert Wells, Woking

Visited yesterday (a Monday early evening) , pretty standard enormous town centre Wetherspoons, busy with workers from nearby offices but soon empted. Good range of beers, normal excellent value and not to many drunkards!

18 May 2010 15:25

Blue Anchor, St Albans

McMullens hang your heads in shame. Once a popular local with darts teams, crib etc - now virtually deserted gastro disaster. Rude unwelcoming and arrogant staff, sort measures - plus side - a big empty car park!
Go elsewhere, anywhere, Six Bells on your left as you walk out the door or Lower Red Lion up the hill to your right.

8 Dec 2009 01:01

Holly Bush, St Albans

If you want to visit a genuine vintage pub, this is a must, but if you want a rowdy night out, look elsewhere. Its like stepping into your grandmothers drawing room, but with beer for sale. If I'm in St Albans, I have to visit - its a complete one off.

19 Oct 2009 00:52

The Fingle Bridge Inn, Drewsteignton

Great location, friendly staff and lunch food reasonable for the price. Plently of parking space which is a real plus as parking space is an issue for many of the pubs in the area. Wish we'd discovered it sooner.

19 Sep 2009 12:13

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