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The Salisbury Arms, Cambridge

Just had a refurb. The walls are dazzlingly white, the lighting more so. Gone is the bike hanging from the celiing, as are the old beer festival posters, replaced by prints of 'old Cambridge' and the like that can be got from any tourist tat shop in town. The genuine organic heritage of the place has been ditched in favour of fakery. And the beer selection, dominated by Wells Youngs restricted offerings, is as uninspiring as ever. Majorly disappointing.

31 Mar 2014 00:10

The Argyll Arms, Oxford Circus

Very impressive interior, the beer I had was in good condition, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Shame I only had time to stay for one pint.

11 Jul 2013 13:53

The Brown Lion, Birmingham

Disappointed to find that it's no longer Two Towers. Beers available not exciting enough to warrant opening the wallet, went elsewhere.

26 Jun 2013 17:28

The Osborne Arms, Cambridge

Now flattened.

4 Oct 2012 19:15

The Zebra, Cambridge

Been shut for a while, intended for conversion to flats.

9 Jul 2012 17:51

The Flying Pig, Cambridge

Hogshead: yes, very much so, despite renewed threats from evil developers. I'm guessing from the date of you rcomment that you tried it on a Saturday afternoon: it only opens in the evenings at weekends.

Now free of Punch, at least, and serving beers from local breweries.

9 Jul 2012 17:46

The Black Country Arms, Walsall

I returned to the town of my birth for the beer festival last weekend, and before that went on a bit of a wander to remind myself why I don't live here anymore. But I have an amazing knack of sniffing out an excellent pub, and it wasn't long before I happened across this place. I am SO glad I did! In fact I nearly decided to give the beer festival a miss and just stay in here instead.

19 Apr 2012 17:29

Carpenters Arms, Bethnal Green

I second the comment about the Adnams Oyster Stout -- top notch! Generally a pleasant ambience, with candles and a nice velvet curtain at the door, though some of the bar staff were a little surly. A long list of bottled beers, both foreign and British, but nothing very unusual. That said, I had a very pleasant few hours there, and if I find myself in the area again I'd happily go back.

29 Feb 2012 00:20

The Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak

Just the place to end a pub crawl on freezing February evening: the mulled cider, if a little heavy on the cinnamon, was a perfect way of thawing out. Painted on the side wall: ALE, CIDER, MEAT -- what more could you ask for in a pub?

20 Feb 2012 19:14

Euston Tap, Euston

Decent enough beer, but they really should keep that copper sheet behind the bar clean, it looks like an unsavoury urinal.

20 Feb 2012 19:10

The Tap and Spile, Lincoln

A rather shabby backstreet pub, but not without a quirky charm. Beer range was limited to Greene King and Everards, which is very hard to get excited about.

4 Oct 2011 18:19

The Wig and Mitre, Lincoln

Despite being more of a restaurant than a pub, I certainly didn't feel at all unwelcome just popping in for a (perfectly drinkable) pint. Cheerful service, relaxed atmosphere.

4 Oct 2011 18:15

The Magna Carta, Lincoln

Pretty 'identikit' chain pub. A good range of ales, but service was lax. I shouldn't really need to have to ask for a top-up if the top quarter of the glass is clearly froth, and I certainly don't expect a dirty look for asking. Food was OK.

4 Oct 2011 18:11

Strugglers Inn, Lincoln

Very friendly atmosphere, good range of beer, just the place to sit and rest my aching feet over a few pints after a day of nosing round castle and cathedral.

4 Oct 2011 18:05

Lawyers Wine and Oyster Bar, Cambridge

Now called The Oak, and a bistro. It's pub days are long gone.

20 May 2011 12:35

Rose and Crown, March

Having discovered this place almost by accident a couple of weeks ago, I made a special trip back all teh way from Cambridge (!) for the tail end of their Easter weekend beer festival. Very nice, friendly pub, beers well looked after, and several real ciders as well.

26 Apr 2011 19:12

The Master Mariner, Cambridge

As of early 2011, renamed The Med.

18 Apr 2011 17:07

The Flying Pig, Cambridge

Now has guest beers (although still from Punch) replacing London Pride and Admans Explorer. So two regulars (Black Sheep, Broadside), two guests.

20 Apr 2010 17:56

The Live and Let Live, Cambridge

An astonishingly long list of rums from all over the world has been added to the exisiting large selection of Belgian beers.

22 Mar 2010 16:21

The Duke of Argyle, Cambridge

Pub is gone, site has been redeveloped as housing.

18 Feb 2010 18:09

The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge

Just to set the record straight, Arctium_Iappa omits the tenure of Nick and Mandy Winnington, now at the Waggon and Horses, Milton, under whom the reputation for real ale was established, along with the no-smoking half of the pub, before the Lloyds took over the running of the place.

16 Feb 2010 16:40

The Live and Let Live, Cambridge

The replacement for Tiger is Tring's Jack O'Legs, something different from the run-of-the-mill standards that other, less imaginative pubs offer.

28 Jul 2009 10:47

The Rose and Crown, Teversham

Now an Indian restaurant

2 Apr 2009 18:22

The Royal Standard, Cambridge

Now an Indian restaurant.

2 Apr 2009 18:22

The Live and Let Live, Cambridge

I am a regular -- some would say a permanent fixture -- in this pub, and I can reassure you that no 'guy with scruffy hair' has left and, while the menu is pared down somewhat these days, the kitchen is usually open for basic fare.

11 Feb 2009 14:23

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