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The Saxon Bear Ale House, Christchurch

I still enjoy visiting this pub but I am not keen on the way this micropub is going. It has now installed 'Key Keg', I assume at some great expense to the owners. Unfortunately this now means that the 'key keg' beers are as much as £6.80 a pint and there is no CAMRA discount on these beers. I know they serve 1/3 , 1/2 and 2/3 on a pint but it still makes it a very expensive beer. It also reduces the range of normal ales on the list. They need to be careful that they don't price themselves out of the market by assuming every beer drinker in the area can afford 'key keg' prices.

4 Jul 2017 14:54

The Winchester Gate, Salisbury

Another excellent beer festival held over the May bank holiday. Superb selection of beers from as far away as Scotland. I hear the landlord and landlady, Bill and Anne, are selling the pub. I hope the new landlord/lady keeps up the good work done so far. Bill and Anne have turned the Winchester Gate into a little beer haven in Salisbury and I hope that will continue.

3 Jun 2016 19:23

The Winchester Gate, Salisbury

The pub had a beer festival over the weekend of 21st,22nd,23rd August. I have to say it had one of the best beer selections I have seen in a long time. Most beer festivals have the same tired beers but Bill ,the landlord, always comes up with a great and varied selection. Also some interesting ciders including a 'whisky-cask' cider.Excellent. A well run festival with cheery and knowledgeable people serving. Recommended .

1 Sep 2015 09:57

The Village, Salisbury

Have been to this pub on many occasions over the years and unfortunately the last three times (this year 2012) the beers we have had were not good at all.I do hope it improves as I used to look forward to going there.

23 Oct 2012 12:50

The Winchester Gate, Salisbury

Although I don't live in Salisbury I have visited the Winchester Gate on numerous occasions.The left hand bar is used for live music,so when a band is due to play the sofa's and tables are moved out,so maybe holbornboy happened to turn up at that time.Bill and Anne,the landlord and landlady,have a couple of really good beerfestivals a year,usually on May and August bank holidays.I went to the latest one in May and it had a superb selection of beers from all over the country.On the temperature of the ales in the bar,it is just the temperature of the cellar.I'm sure no-one would want the beer to be warmed-up.The outside has had a paint job and looks much better.I hope Bill continues with his quest to bring some different beers to the local drinkers.

9 Jun 2011 11:11

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