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The Wheelwright Inn, Colyford

As of 8 Dec 2014 under new management.

12 Dec 2014 09:12

The Famous George, Seaton

Now refurbished and renamed The Malthouse. Under new management.

12 Dec 2014 09:10

Dolphin Hotel, Beer

Called in Wednesday and was served several delicious cool but not too cold perfectly kept Trelawney from St Austell by a chatty friendly bar maid.
Went back Thursday drooling for more to find the Trelawney had been replaced by Dartmouth, also from St Austell. The beer was warm and sour and it was obvious the pipes had not been pulled through before the pub opened that morning. The (different) bar maid changed the beer without an apology but the second pint was no better. How they can be 'Cask Marked' is beyond me.

1 Sep 2013 12:22

The Anchor Inn, Beer

Seems odd to come to Devon and get cider all the way from Suffolk but that's Greene King for you. Friendly bar staff serve well-kept reasonably-priced Otter and even tastier Golden Hen which you can carry out to the beer garden which has spectacular views overlooking the beach below. If you can find a table amongst all the grannies, grockles and grandchildren having their lunch then a good few hours can be enjoyed.

1 Sep 2013 12:13

The Bridge, Topsham

Outstanding pint of Branoc served by the landlady who cheerfully asked us to return the mugs and leave them on the steps as she keeps c1914 licencing hours and was shutting up at 2pm. This is a pub that makes no concessions to the 21st century yet has lost none of the charm of yesteryear without being 'Disneyfied'. Food is not it's strong point, but it's a pub for God's sake!

14 Aug 2010 09:40

Cockhaven Manor, Bishopsteignton

Young, enthusiastic couple of lads behind the bar were knowlegeable about the excellent Otter and locally brewed Red Rock beers served from hand pumps. The willing and eager waiting crew served the most dreadfully overcooked whole sole and dried out dressed crab prepared by the most miserable chef in Devon. I wondered if the landlady was abrupt with everyone or just first time visitors like me but was too afraid to ask. The atmosphere and decor of the pub/restaurant would suit inmates of an old peoples home out for the day.

14 Aug 2010 09:28

The Waggon and Horses, Hartley Wintney

This is everything an English village pub should be. First, top quality well-kept real ales with regular guest beers on tap. Secondly, freshly made pub grub not poncey gastro boil-in-the-bag soup in a basket. Thirdly, warm welcoming atmosphere, bare boards in the public, log fire (real) in the snug. Fourth, professional bar staff who know their trade and serve a proper pint with style and chat not some halfwit Eastern European who is being bedded by the manager. Fifth, a pretty little back garden for those who are addicted to the weed. Sixth on the High Street yet just around the corner from the oldest cricket ground in the world (and free parking if you can squeeze in)

1 Apr 2008 17:59

The White Hart, Eversley

Things have got worse since the review of 15 Aug 2006. The reaction of the regulars when a 'stranger' enters is like a scene from a horror movie. They gulp their drinks, turn their backs and mutter. This encourages the bar staff to disappear. I would have loved to have found out if the food was as bad as the over-chilled Courage but the kitchen was closed. Rugger-bugger's paradise (as long as you are a Marauder) Rudest landlady in Britain.

1 Apr 2008 17:38

The Sports Bar, Fleet

If you like watching footie eating pizza in an aircraft hanger and hate real ale then this is the place for you.

1 Apr 2008 16:37

Emporium, Fleet

Greene King top brass hadn't sorted it by Christmas 2007, still a hell-hole with filthy beer. I think the bouncers are there to stop people leaving.

1 Apr 2008 16:33

The Prince Arthur, Fleet

Whoever has taken over from Chris & Stacy hasn't made any improvement in terms of cleanliness. If your idea of a great pub is the one with the cheapest beer then the Arthur is for you.

1 Apr 2008 16:29

The Oatsheaf, Fleet

Visited twice (why?) over Christmas. Both times the real ales were off (or they were taken off after I complained) The Gents was still flooded and when I reported it to the bar staff (as requested by the notice in the loos) the Brain of Britain behind the bar asked if I was referring to the Ladies or the Gents. The smoking ban means you can now enjoy the stench of lager soaked carpet as you enter the place. The armchairs and sofas give the impression that this is a place to relax and spend an evening with friends. Only if you are Billy No Mates.

1 Apr 2008 16:21

The Crown and Cushion, Blackwater

The beers are well kept and always in good condition, the Kent's Best being my favourite session beer. The wine list is good value and wide-ranging with quality wines by the glass. The food is freshly prepared cleverly presented and served in man-size portions with a constantly changing menu that mixes pub stalwarts like fish & chips with Thai fusion and Spanish tapas. The staff are efficient and the pub is usually full at lunchtimes with IT types from the local industrial estates but it is still a proper country pub.

1 Apr 2008 16:11

The Bat and Ball, Cuddesdon

Spent a comfortable night here (29 Feb)Upgraded without asking to larger, recently renovated double room (The Boycott) having booked their cheapest. Splendid evening at the bar drinking LBW and enjoying the top quality bar snacks. The locals are friendly and the bar staff are even friendlier. Best full English breakfast for years. Couldn't get a table for lunch as they were fully booked which says something about their food.

1 Apr 2008 16:00

The Nags Head, High Wycombe

Now changed its name to 'Office' Whether this is because they are no longer proud to be a gay pub, I don't know.

16 Mar 2006 20:33

De Havilland Arms, Elvetham Heath

Pathetic attempt by the developers to inject some 'village' atmosphere into the housing estate they called Elvetham Heath. The only resemblance to a country pub is it's like drinking in a barn. For those who think a Harvester is a pub.

30 Nov 2004 14:53

The Old Queens Head, Penn

Beers OK, wines are well-chosen, food is expensive, more of a restaurant than a pub, not even a gastropub. Service is willing and capable but the food quality lacks consistency. Not the sort of place you would pop in for a quick drink. Well, I wouldn't.

30 Nov 2004 14:34

Horse and Jockey, Tylers Green

Friendly pub with lots of regulars. Well kept Adnams and several other real ales. Food seems popular here but mine was bloody awful.How can you bugger up a cheese sandwich? By using cheap bread and stale grated cheese.

30 Nov 2004 14:12

The Hobgoblin, High Wycombe

Scruffy, down at heel pub in the High St which is equally scruffy so fits in well. Full of freaks and other interesting characters, good choice of real ales (Bass for example)and a far better night out than at the Weatherspoons nearby.

30 Nov 2004 14:07

Belle Vue, High Wycombe

Always a good choice of well kept real ales, friendly knowledgable landlord, intersting selection on the juke box (if you like that sort of thing), tucked away behind, and not too far from, the railway station.

30 Nov 2004 14:02

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