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The Hop Vine, Burscough

No-one has yet said that this absolute gem of a pub also brews its own beer (Burscough Brewery), of which Mere Gold is one, and is indeed delicious. I also sampled Nettle Thrasher and a Burton Bridge ale, which were also superb. Despite the fact that the pub was heaving they still found me a table for 1 without a booking! I had two courses, the first of which was very tender Kashmiri Lamb followed by Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding. This place cannot be improved upon. Visited 8th September, 2012. Stayed locally for Southport Airshow.

29 Sep 2012 20:34

The Ferry Inn, Cawood

Went here on Sept 20th on our way home from the York Real Ale and Cider Festival. We had Everards Sunchaser, Caledonian Deuchars and Taylor's Landlord, which were all excellently kept. Didn't have the food but that wasn't the reason we paid a visit; however, the people in the vicinity of our table were very happy with theirs. This is not the first time I have stopped off here for a beer and have yet to be disappointed.

29 Sep 2012 20:20

The Sheaf View, Heeley

I pretty much concur with everything that has been said. The clientele is a real cross-section and the beer is excellent. I had a pint of Spire Sergeant Pepper Stout at 5.5% ABV and my partner, White Rose White Lightning, a hoppy 4.4% pale ale, which were extremely well kept. No wonder it has so many entries in the Good Beer Guide.
Pub was heaving on Saturday evening - says it all these days. Some interesting sandwiches on at lunchtime too.

15 Jul 2012 13:04

The George and Dragon, Wentworth

Firstly Lime Juice, it's the Barnsley Brewery at Elsecar, not the Wentworth Brewery, which is indeed located in Wentworth. Secondly,
I have always found the staff to be pleasant, courteous and attentive .
Thirdly, the selection of beers, although dominated by the Wentworth Brewery of Wentworth, is often complemented by a microbrew from further afield and are invariably excellently kept.

The cheap remark about it only being popular because it's in a tourist hot-spot is sooo wide of the mark and churlish.

God forbid that this little gem of a country pub in the Rotherham borough should ever close its doors as there are few enough quality real ale pubs in the area as it is. I'll give it 9!!

31 Dec 2009 21:45

The White Hart Inn, Doncaster

Will quite possibly be a 10 when I've sampled the food.
The Idle Brewery is on the premises and, from memory, there are five of their own beers on at any one time. All ludicrously tasty.

22 Feb 2008 16:44

The Hickleton Village Hall and Social Club, Doncaster

First class ale, first class food, good company, nice log fire, six ever-changing guest ales. Check with them for opening times.

22 Feb 2008 16:42

The Chandos, Trafalgar Square

Went down there a couple of weeks back and was amazed to find a pint of hand-pulled Old Brewery, excellently kept, at only 1.72! The Antipodean gentleman behind the bar was very friendly ( well it was Australia Day! ) and the ambience was excellent.

Made a repeat trip for a pint of wheat beer which was very good. Not found it up here in Yorkshire before.

5 Feb 2008 16:03

The Bath Hotel, Sheffield

Agree with all previous reviews. A veritable haven from the lager-drinkers'/students' paradise a hundred yards away.

5 Feb 2008 15:59

The New Broom, Rotherham

Not bad for keg beer. Only 1.30 odd a pint to boot.
Quite welcoming for what is in essence an estate pub.

5 Feb 2008 15:55

The Cross Keys, Rotherham

Not been in for a while but lunchtime meals are excellent vfm. Also does a very good pint of Abbot Ale.

Music on Sunday afternoons.

5 Feb 2008 15:45

The Red Lion, Rotherham

Is currently being refurbished but not sure when it will be opening.

5 Feb 2008 15:41

Milburn House, Thrybergh

Pub has been closed for some time and doesn't look like re-opening anytime soon.

5 Feb 2008 15:39

The Ferry Inn, Cawood

Visited here having found a listing in the 500 Must-Visit Pubs book in the Jemmy Hirst at Rawcliffe.

Excellent Daleside Pumpkin Ale was quickly quaffed. food smelt delicious and was not overpriced. Will have to visit Cawood in daylight. Looks a delightful place.

Like the noticeboard with the history of the village in the pub. Nice touch I thought.

Will definitely be re-visiting with the girlfriend for a romantic meal and a pint.

22 Nov 2007 15:53

Jemmy Hirst at the Rose and Crown, Rawcliffe

Just to reiterate how good this pub is.

Not easy to find in the dark though!

Landlord, Deuchars, Fyne's Maverick and Adnam's Old Ale were on.

I chose the Old and the Maverick and they were both in tiptop condition as expected.

Some interesting bookshelves around a real fireplace, complete with model sailing ship on mantlepiece.

Maverick was the 1072nd beer they have had on in just over three years.

Next time I will go by train and relatively inexpensive bus ( so the landlady told me! )

22 Nov 2007 15:46

The Royal Oak, Whatcote

Very friendly. Good beer. The locals are very welcoming.

12 Oct 2007 15:03

The Cottage of Content, Barton

Went there with my girlfriend on the say-so of a friendly gentleman in the Royal Oak at Whatcote, which incidentally served me a very decent pint of Hook Norton's Inspired.

Food was excellent. We enjoyed a 20 oz Sea Bass ( my first taste of it! ) on the first night and Beef Wellington ( which was also very tasty for someone who's not keen on beef )on our second visit.

The Hook Norton Bitter was a bit insipid, though well kept but the Spitfire was first-class.

I would advise anyone in the area to pay a visit.It's a small place but it appears to be having a burgeoning reputation with the locals. It has a campsite behind it too, which, I have no doubt, will add to the congestion.

Oh, and they also do a bar menu where most of the items are under a tenner.

Finally, beware Dean! He's liable to talk you into a sweet you have no room for (delicious and competitively priced though they are at 3.40 a shot )

On a final note, a local family bade us goodnight and a " see you next week" ! If only!!!

12 Oct 2007 14:58

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