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The Royal Inn, Horsebridge

Visited twice on two consecutive nights while staying near Tavistock.

Brilliant food and perfectly served beer both nights, along with friendly service.

Will definitely eat here again when next in the area.

1 Feb 2015 17:18

The Moon Under Water, Cheltenham

Typical spoons pub. You know you're going to get ok food at a good price. Surprisingly quiet on a rainy saturday lunchtime - no queue at the bar and food came really quickly. Burgers and mixed grill were all good. Didn't sample the beer (although there was a good range) as had consumed a fair quantity the night before - the coffee was good though! Toilets clean and the general pub area was in good condition with interesting decor

20 Jul 2014 20:27

The Kings Head, Bristol

Very narrow little pub, doesn't look much from outside (and the net curtains dont make it look as welcoming as it really is. Nice pint of Butcombe Gold sat outside on a sunny day.

20 Jul 2014 17:40

The Bay Horse, Bristol

Large chain-style pub near the Bear Pit - dropped in on the way to the harbourside after walking some distance without finding a pub.

Beer was acceptable, food looked cheap and weatherspoons-like but didnt eat there. Outside seatin area was packed (warm evening) and inside was boiling - managed to find a seat with a draft near to the side door. Above the door was a sign threatening that anyone found with drugs or weapons on the premises would be reported to the police - hardly welcoming (and suggests that there are drug and weapon problems there).

Toilets were, frankly, grim. Graffiti and mould on the walls, and evidently hadn't been cleaned in a while.

Ok on a sunny afternoon, but didnt look like a "safe" pub for a late evening drink.

20 Jul 2014 13:31

The Portwall Tavern, Bristol

Walked in on the way back to Temple Meads after a few beers in town. Initially slightly put off by the "local" atmosphere. The bar was surrounded by locals drinking fosters - although they didn't make us feel unwelcome. When we were eventually served the beer, Butcombe, was in good condition.

20 Jul 2014 13:28

The Ostrich, Bristol

Visited during the Bristol Harbour Festival - busy but managed to find a table outside in the huge dockside terrace.

Food was pleasant, and the beer (Brains SA, Rev James, and Smugglers Brew) was on top form. Although busy the service was quick and top quality.

20 Jul 2014 13:24

The Wotton Hatch, Wotton

Visited this place without any prior planning on Saturday ahead of a wedding nearby. Didn't look on BITE... if we had we would have gone elsewhere, but for once I'm glad I didn't read reviews first.

The food, the service... both excellent. Polite, friendly attentive staff, quick service, tasty food, reasonable price (for Surrey!). All added together to make this a pleasant lunch after an hour stuck on the M25!

Didn't get a chance to try the beers.

17 Jun 2014 16:33

The Ferry Boat Inn, Dittisham

In the years since my last review, i've visited twice. Last time I was a bit disappointed, this time I had a very nice pint, sat by the window and enjoyed the view across the harbour.
For some reason they've painted it pink though!
Not the cheapest pub around, but I guess you pay a premium for the view. Also quite small, and limited outdoor seating.

10 May 2014 21:46

The Crossways Inn, Highbridge

Travelling back from Devon to Bristol we pulled off the M5 at Bridgewater and decided to travel up the A38 instead to find a pub for lunch. The first decent looking pub we spotted (and the last!) was the Crossways, with its Camra Pub of the Year sign luring us in.

Sadly only had time for 1 beer, and had a very nice pint from the Box Steam Brewery - there seemed to be a really good range on, but sadly had to hit the road. Also enoyed a nice steak, with obviously home made onion rings. Very tasty, and friendly service.

Will definitely be back next time I pass this way.

10 May 2014 21:35

The Dolphin, Dartmouth

Lovely beer, nice food (and lots of it!)
Visited twice in 1 week, and enjoyed a pint of Tribute on both occaisions. Had the "Mr Fritto" basket on the first occaision, and the Mussels on the second.
Interesting (if that's the word) decor, and friendly service!

10 May 2014 21:31

The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay

Ignore the old reviews, this pub is back in its prime. Great beers, great food, visited twice in 1 week and left full (and slightly tipsy) on both occaisions. Only downside is the price - certainly not cheap, perhaps more like London prices, but they I guess you pay a premium for the location, overlooking Bow Creek.

Beers were Tribute (common in these parts) and TopSail (plus another that I really can't remember!)

10 May 2014 21:29

Hunters Lodge Inn, Cornworthy

Closed down and up for sale

10 May 2014 21:26

The Old Crown, Bath

oh dear. Its all gone a bit wrong. Pub currently up for let, virtually empty, NOTHING on tap, whatsoever. A few cans in the fridge and payment in cash. Looking pretty desparate.

On the plus side landlord was still friendly

15 Sep 2013 18:31

Heathy Farm, Crawley

Chain pub. Reasonable food (we had the steak), reasonable but unimaginative beer, typical chain pub surroundings (typical fake historic farmhouse!)

27 Aug 2013 21:19

The Beaufort Arms, Hawkesbury Upton

Really nice beer - good choices and good quality!

Good food although steak was a little overcooked.

Service was ok although not as good as the reviews here had led me to believe (definately seemed to be a policy of serving locals first!)

The outside of the pub is a little tired but the interior is homely and welcoming (if a bit overcrowded with tables). Currently has a Gromit in the garden (part of the Bristol Gromit Trail)

4 Aug 2013 21:49

The Hop Pole, Bath

A traditional Bath Ales pub in every respect. Wooden floors, wooden chairs, but still a comfortable atmosphere. Nice beer garden out the back (as long as the TA aren't being too noisy next door) with a variety of shaded areas for hot days.

usual range of Bath Ales, well kept, and the usual range of good quality food.

Can get very busy, particularly on hot days as its opposite the park.

31 Jul 2013 21:04

The Old Crown, Kelston

Nice friendly pub, good beer, great garden (huge, nicely landscaped and well maintained). Huge car park just across the road as well.

various "rooms" within the pub, although a bit cramped on a rainy evening. perfect for a summers day, just like The Swan up the road :)

23 Jul 2013 20:15

The Cross Keys, Wootton Bassett

Burnt down this week part way through renovations. Will be interesting to see if it reopens!

23 Jul 2013 20:11

The New Westhall Inn, Bath

Newly renamed the Victoria Bar... and its really quite nice inside. Definately looks more pleasant than it used to! And has a nice garden (perhaps spoilt byu being next to the city's rubbish tip!)

9 Jul 2013 18:34

The Royal Oak, Bath

Revisited after a couple of years. New owners seem to have given the place a lick of paint, but it still retains its "rural pub in the city" charm, still has the nice beer garden, and (most importantly) still has the great choice of well kept beers and ciders.

Unfortunately I no longer live within walking distance of this pub (spent many happy nights drinking here as a student) so can no longer work along the bar trying all the beers!However i'll have to find more excuses to drink here!

9 Jul 2013 18:32

The Maltings, York

Dropped in one evening with colleagues whilst on a training course at a nearby hotel (hotel bar didnt do real ale and I was getting withdrawal symptoms).

friendly welcome from the landlord, and a nice atmosphere inside. Not sure why the pub is painted black outside though, as (if id hadnt been for a recommendation) we wouldn;t have entered!

Nice range of beers and ciders on taps. Enjoyed a lovely pint of Black Sheep. And another. And a third. Sadly ran out of time and it was the last night in the hotel so didnt get to come back.

Will be back next time i'm in York.

5 Jul 2013 15:36

Porter, Bath

Currently being gutted and turned into a gastro pub. guessing the comedy nights have long gone. RIP the porter!

7 Jun 2013 21:36

The Salamander, Bath

Pleasant pub, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Slightly disappointed by the food on my last visit but perhaps that was a one off, as all other visits its been great. This time however, various items on the menu weren't available, and the food when it arrived was merely average. Shame as this used to be a great pub, and I hope that i just visited on an off day. I'll definately be back to find out!

7 Jun 2013 21:34

The Bell Inn, Frampton on Severn

NIce village pub. Have visited several times recently since a colleague moved to Frampton. Every pint i've had there has been good, and the food is nice too.

Locals are friendly and I'm sure I will continue to visit this pub even when my friend moves out of the village again next year.

27 May 2013 18:22

Brant Inn, Groby

Dire, dire pub. Warm beer, cold food, icy service. Possibly the worst i've ever been to.

27 May 2013 18:16

The Anchor Inn, Thornbury

With a pub that makes "being well run" look so effortless, I cannot understand how a pub can be badly run. Really nice homecooked food, really good beer (and a decent choice), and the landlord is very knowledgeable. Decent garden for sunny days too!

Landlady is friendly and welcoming, and the locals at the bar don't seem to object to strangers. Judging by the cricket team, fishing club, etc its popular with the locals as well, so hopefully will be around for a long time. Have been in several times, (quite happily drive from Bristol to Thornbury to eat here), and will be back again soon.

19 May 2013 21:11

The Galleon Inn, Fowey

Would really recommend. Great steak, plenty of chips and onion rings, and some really nice beers well kept. Will come back if i'm passing!

Slightly unusual layout (down an alleyway, huge conservatory, etc) but nice views make up for it!

19 May 2013 21:06

The Wayfarer, Brentry

Completely gone at last... the site is now just an empty canvas.

24 Mar 2013 20:04

The Queens Head, Burley

Ok its a chain pub, with a chain pub menu. Been there a few times when visiting the area, beer always well kept, nice garden and outdoor seating area, and food good for the price. Will keep coming back!

24 Mar 2013 20:03

The Sussex, Brighton

Nice pint of Doombar - ok pub

24 Mar 2013 20:01

The Crown and Anchor, Winchester

Visited the Crown and Anchor for lunch today. Really nice Sunday Roast - well cooked lamb, fresh veg and tasty roast potatoes - only slight criticism was the ready-made yorkshire puddings!

Would definately go back again. Staff were friendly, and the pub had a really great atmosphere.

Also had a well kept pint of IPA.

24 Mar 2013 20:00

The Standard of England, Brentry

Now Tesco Express on Greystoke Avenue....

4 Feb 2013 22:09

The Wayfarer, Brentry

Now in the process of becoming another Tesco Express.....

4 Feb 2013 22:09

Folly, Emersons Green

Sandwiched between the ring road, the M4, and sainsburys distribution warehouse, this pub doesnt have the best location. But the food and drink are far better than many of the other local offerings (e.g. the awful Willy Wicket).

4 Feb 2013 22:07

The Willy Wicket, Downend

i'm sure i've reviewed this before but it seems to have disappeared.

I used to quite like the place - not a great atmosphere but the food was good and the welcome was friendly. Unfortunately in recent times this seems to have gone downhill. Some friends were recently asked to leave as they were "sat for too long at their table after dinner" - hardly the friendliest way to treat customers. I went there last week and as soon as we said we weren't eating the staff seemed to lose interest. Beer was Butcombe - normally a good bet but this pint was mediocre!

Unfortunately some of my work colleagues like the place so i'm sure i'll be back there again, but not by choice!

4 Feb 2013 22:06

Graze Bar and Chophouse, Bristol

Nice beer (although less of a range than the usual bath ales offering) - very good steak - could have done with a slightly larger portion of chips though (perhaps i'm being greedy!)

4 Feb 2013 22:02

Anchor Hotel, Tintern

Very nice Sunday roast (with proper home-made yorkshire puddings) - and absolutely amazing puddings. Didnt sample the beer on this occaision (possibly a few too many drinks the night before!)

4 Feb 2013 21:55

The Crown and Trumpet Inn, Broadway

One of the best pubs i've been to in ages. Popped in for lunch whilst on a weekend trip around the cotswolds.

Landlord and bar staff were really friendly, beer tasted great, was well kept and the right temperature(!) and the local Duck Sausages were to die for. My girlfriend had Scampi and Chips which were much better than the typical pub offering.

Will definately be back, and would definately reccommend!

4 Feb 2013 21:47

The Mouse, Westbury on Trym

Having moved to Westbury on Trym 18 months ago, I made the huge mistake in drinking in one of the village centre pubs until a few weeks ago myself and a friend did a pub crawl around the village and set foot inside this gem of a local pub!

As it was around dinner time, we ordered food and sat outside in the garden with beautiful views of the Blaise Estate. The food was really good, and (at 2 main courses and 2 beers for only �20) incredibly good value - it really tastes like proper home cooking.

Since then I've been to the pub several times with my girlfriend and we even took her parents out for dinner there last night. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere nice inside and out (although the TV is a little bit dominant in the small bar!)

Elaine and the rest of the staff are very friendly and, although I am moving further away in a few weeks time, iw ill still be visiting regularly!

2 Aug 2012 21:22

The Prince Of Wales, Westbury on Trym

Only visited once, despite living less than a mile away. However, this has been due to lack of opportunity and not the service received.

A very nice pint of real ale, friendly staff, and a friendly conversation with some of the locals. A really welcoming pub

4 Apr 2012 18:41

The White Lion, Westbury on Trym

A variable pub. Nice when its quiet and you can enjoy your meal (cheap chain pub food - good to fill a hole but not exactly a treat) in peace.

Absolutely horrible when its full of stella-swilling chavs from the nearby estates.

For me, its real saving grace is being less than 5 minutes walk from home!

4 Apr 2012 18:38

Bathampton Mill, Bathampton

Very nice pub. Recently refurbished (as it is every few years when it floods!). Lovely garden area, and very community minded management, even allowing local scouts to use their beer garden to build campfires!

Definately more pleasant than the dire, disgusting and downright awful George up the road!!

4 Apr 2012 18:36

George Inn, Bathampton

Despite having said I would never return here, some friends arranged to meet here and I couldn't really say no.

Sadly I wish I had. Once again, dire beer. After 1 pint of lukewarm sour beer, we quickly headed off to The Mill

Avoid this pub like the plague. There are many better pubs within 10 minutes drive from here who deserve custom far more than this dreadful chain experience. Dire Dire Dire. This time they score 0.

4 Apr 2012 18:34

The Three Tuns, Hotwells

Don't be put off by the slightly "seedy" location of this pub in Hotwells. Once inside the interior is more country local than city pub! The staff behind the bar are friendly and knowledgeable about the beer. And what a range of tasty real ales! There really is a beer for everyone here, whether you like dark stout, or pale IPA. With a selection of local and national beers, many from independant brewers, you won't be disappointed!

4 Apr 2012 18:30

Graze Bar and Chophouse, Bristol

A very pleasant Bath Ales pub, but quite different from the brewery's usual offering. Far more restaurant like, perhaps in keeping with its trendy harbourside location. But having drunk in there many a time (and never yet eaten) i've never been made to feel unwelcome for just wanting a pint or two of their delicious beer. Only downside is it can be quite noisy when its busy!

4 Apr 2012 18:28

Devonshire Arms, Bath

I regularly drink here with friends on a Monday night and have always been served a decent pint. On the one occaision it tasted off, the barman replaced it without question. The staff, and "Moses the Dog" are all very friendly and welcoming. The overall atmosphere is of a well run, friendly local, and the food is great too!

4 Apr 2012 18:25

The Blue Bell, Callow End

A really friendly village local. We went on a tuesday night - Steak Night! For �5.99 we got a beautifully cooked 8oz rump steak and chips. All in all we had 2 steaks, garlic bread, 2 puddings, 2 pints of really tasty real ale, and 2 vodka and lemonades and still only paid �30. Worth knowing that they give a 10% discount if you stay at the nearby Henwick House B&B.

4 Apr 2012 18:20

The Apple, Bristol

Been here a couple of times and never been disappointed. Good range of ciders well kept on tap. Plenty of space on the upper deck and on the dockside if the weather's nice (can imagine it getting a bit packed inside if raining!)

29 Aug 2010 23:01

The Barley, Bath

Visited this pub after a not very successful pub walk, and found a very pleasant venue. Friendly locals (albeit rather inebriated by 9pm!), friendly service, and a very well kept pint of Wadsworth's 6X. Will definately be coming back :)

29 Aug 2010 22:56

The Rose and Crown, Limpley Stoke

Turned up at this pub on a long walk from Peasedown to Bath, planning to pop in for a quick pint, only to find that despite signs outside saying it was open all day on a Saturday the pub was closed. We were even told that it was closed by a member of staff. Such as shame as the pub has a nice beer garden and when I ahve been before it has been ok.

29 Aug 2010 22:46

George Inn, Bathampton

A few years ago I was out walking with friends and we got to this pub, asked for chips, and were told that we couldnt have chips without a meal. The staff were not amazingly friendly about it, and I remember thinking "i'm not going there again".

Well, this weekend I was once again out walking, this time with my girlfriend and another friend. Having called in at a couple of other pubs en-route along the canal to Bath we stopped at the George for a pint or two. The first pint, speckled hen, was drinkable, but the second, a pint of Adnams Broadside, was sour and watery.

My friend had bought the round and took them back to the bar, only to be told by the barmaid and a colleague that the samples they'd had of the beer were fine. They refused to try the pints that they had poured and did not offer to refund/replace.

I have never before been to a pub where, when one takes back a bad pint, the staff attempt to argue. I felt that the service offered at The George was absolutely appauling and will not only be staying away but will be advising everyone to stay well away from this awful pub. They do almost all their business from tourists, who go for dinner (and probably only once at that) - they do not care about people who are just popping in for a quick pint or about customer service.

The only reason for giving a "1" rather than "0" is its canalside location. If you're ever in teh area walk the 200m up the road to the mill instead!

29 Aug 2010 22:43

The Coeur de Lion, Bath

Pleasant little pub tucked away down a little alleyway. friendly staff, pleasant environment, and very intimate.

20 May 2009 23:49

Royal Oak, Widcombe

Nice pub with lots of live sports. For big rugby matches they have additional screens in their skittle alley building at the back. Food is typical honest pub grub - great value and well worth a visit if you're that side of town. Beer is well kept and very drinkable, and the beer garden is pleasant on warm summers evenings if you can ignore the regular trains passing by!!

20 May 2009 23:48

The Bear, Bath

This pub has just been referbished. The new interior is very pleasant, although more sofas would be good! The beer is well kept, and the food is good, but rather pricey. There are worse pubs around but there are also better locally.

20 May 2009 23:46

The Foresters Arms, Combe Down

Since my last review i've eaten in this pub twice. The food isnt cheap but its definately very good (with a caribbean feel to the menu). Louise (the landlady) and her staff are very friendly, the sofas are extremely comfortable, and the drinks are reasonably priced and well kept and the pub cat is extremely friendly!!

20 May 2009 23:44

The Saracens Head, Bath

Has just changed to "over 21s only". Used to use this pub constantly for student socials but obviously thats not possible any more as many of our members are 18-20. Food and drink both good.

16 Apr 2008 11:09

Porter, Bath

Nice vegetarian food (i'm not a vegetarian but have frequently visited with a veggie friend). Comedy nights downstairs are legendary and they also own Moles Club next door. Very friendly staff, nice beer and great food.

16 Apr 2008 11:08

Revolution, Bath

Expensive, very noisy (loud music but no dance floor - really dont understand why?!). Often smells of vomit and has broken glass around. After reporting a smashed pint glass to the bar staff they cleared it up 20 mins later but still left loads of glass which my friend and i picked up ourselves to stop the barefoot drunks stepping in it. Very poor.

16 Apr 2008 11:06

The Assembly Inn, Bath

A nice pub. Never eaten there but often begin nights out in town. Popular with students (the uni's water polo team go there a lot) and the landlord is always friendly, as well as making sure that people dont have too much. On the last visit he swapped my drunk friend's remaining half pint for a pint of water and refunded the price of the cider!!

16 Apr 2008 11:05

The Fox and Badger, Wellow

Nice pub with friendly welcome. Food was ok, although the gravy tasted like it was 99% salt and the veg wasnt brilliant. Nice beer and nice village setting.

16 Apr 2008 11:02

The Hop Pole Inn, Limpley Stoke

Polite, friendly welcome(despite muddy boots). Good beer and a really nice garden. Didnt eat on this occaision but remember a nice meal there a year or so ago. Definately nicer than the "other" pub higher up the hill!

16 Apr 2008 11:00

The Hadley Arms, Combe Down

The only pub in combe down i've not actually dared to go into yet. It comes across as very unwelcoming, and having met the landlord who comes across as a very unfriendly character i'm not sure i ever will pay a visit!!

16 Apr 2008 10:57

The Cross Guns, Avoncliff

Visited a few weeks ago and the landlord was away. Someone from the Inn at Freshford (apparently owned by the same people?) was running it and had no idea where stuff was but muddled through and we got reasonable food and drink served in what can only be described as a stunning setting. However i can think of much nicer pubs within 5 miles.

16 Apr 2008 10:53

The Boat House, Bath

I'd have to say that the pub seems to have improved since the previous reviews were written. A very nice place to sit out by the river on a sunday evening. Brains beer not brilliant but they often have a guest beer as well. Food is nice and the carvery has a good reputation. Shame that parts of the building seem to be collapsing around them - the outside balcony upstairs would make a lovely place to sit and drink if it wasnt barriered off for being unsafe!

16 Apr 2008 10:50

The Shah Of Persia, Poole

Typical Eldridge Pope chain pub, but with good beer (Ringwood). As the last pub on a pub tour of poole (it was close to our B&B) i dont remember the details but it seemed nice enough :)

16 Apr 2008 10:48

Spotted Cow, Poole

Typical spoons pub in a nice location for sitting outside on summers evenings.

16 Apr 2008 10:46

The Lord Nelson, Poole

Very expensive beer and the food didnt look great either. However a nice location to sit outside on the quayside and it catches the sun for longer in the evenings than some of the pubs further along.

16 Apr 2008 10:44

The Portsmouth Hoy, Poole

A lovely pub with great food and nice beer - had a nice pint of "thrice hopped" hopping hare in the proper glass :)

The service was great, and the food was probably the best pub food on Poole Quay. In three nights in Poole we drank there one night after dinner, then ate there the remaining two nights. The staff were happy to put things on a tab for us (a rare sight in a pub these days) without even keeping a card behind the till, and arranged a taxi for us at the end of each evening. Would really recommend for anyone living in or visiting poole :)

16 Apr 2008 10:42

Jolly Sailor, Poole

Ok pub but obviously designed for "grockles". Touristy atmosphere and decor, very long walk to toilets as others have said, and the food and beer were nothing special. Plus it took over an hour to cook and serve steak and chips!

16 Apr 2008 10:40

The Horseshoe Inn, Combe Down

Friendly local pub, usually quiet but when its busy it gets packed. Liz and Paul are always welcoming, especially on quiet nights.

Typical pub food (burgers, chips, etc) but all good :) Occaisional quiz nights and BBQs

21 Oct 2007 23:55

The Sun Inn, Wells

Nice food, ok beer, decent location

13 Sep 2007 20:15

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Woodhouse Eaves

Expensive, but good food, and well kept beers.

13 Sep 2007 20:07

The Walkabout, Reading

nice food (Kangaroo burgers a speciality!) and friendly service. Outside seating great for a summers day.

13 Sep 2007 20:05

George & Dragon, Potterne

Nice pub serving local Devizes beer. Visited this pub twice while camping locally - first night had a meal (very good food), second night spent the evening in the pub and left at kicking out time after a few too many pints!

Definately well worth calling in if you're passing through - despite the steep steps at the entrance which can prove a challenge to navigate after an evening of drinking!

13 Sep 2007 20:01

The Ferry Boat Inn, Dittisham

Nice pub on the harbourside in Dittersham. Great view, and well worth the walk down the hill and back up again! Had a really nice meal, and a good pint of Adnams Broadside while watching the boats.

After a couple of drinks go to the ice cream shop across the road!!

13 Sep 2007 19:59

The Gun, Keyhaven

Visited this pub in late June. Beer was excellent, and although we didnt eat, the other diners all seemed to be enjoying their meals.

A great place to dry off on a rainy day after a walk out to Hurst Castle and back!

13 Sep 2007 19:53

Rose and Crown, Brockenhurst

Great location and nice beer garden. unfortunately teh range of beer wasnt amazing. We didnt try the food having been advised to eat at the nearby Foresters instead by a local.

13 Sep 2007 19:49

The Foresters Arms, Brockenhurst

Grea tbeer (Ringwood fortyniner always excellent). Good food, and a pool table to boot! Sadly it suffers the common problem of new forest overpricing, but its certainly the best pub locally.

13 Sep 2007 19:46

Royal Oak, Cossington

A friendly village local, this pub serves excellent beer. Despite being owned by the omnipresent (in leicestershire) Everards brewery, it manages to squeeze in some guest ales, which change on a regular basis and are always well kept. The bar staff are friendly, and have a good memory for faces and drinks!

Probably my favourite watering hole in Leicestershire

13 Sep 2007 19:43

Griffin Inn, Swithland

Nice country pub with good food, and a great location.

13 Sep 2007 19:41

Bradgate, Newtown Linford

Sadly this pub is a wasted opportunity. It makes the most of the tourists coming to bradgate park, but likely they will only ever visit once. It has recently been modernised to a rather tasteless style, and the food and beer are both mediocre. Overpriced (presumably because of location).

The only thing going for it is it has a large car park, which is usually empty as the pub's main attraction is to walkers at Bradgate Park.

13 Sep 2007 19:41

The Moon And Bell, Loughborough

Typical JD Wetherspoon pub. Cheap prices, decent booze and ok food.

Only complaint is the slow service, and the constant requests for ID.

13 Sep 2007 19:39

Stamford Arms, Groby

A popular village local. Owned by the omnipresent (in leicestershire) Everards Brewery, which sadly limits the quality of the beers.

Regular quiz nights, making use of the audio-visual system in the pub.

13 Sep 2007 19:37

Porter, Bath

Nice pub. Famous for its vegetarian food. Good beer on tap. Been a few times now (had food each time). Also ideal for going on to moles Club next door.

12 Sep 2007 00:14

The Litten Tree, Bath

Rather like an expensive version of weatherspoons. Great range of food and drink, but very expensive. Chain pub atmostphere too. Average

12 Sep 2007 00:13

The Rising Sun, Bath

A typical city "locals" pub. Friendly staff, skittle alley, etc and a very central location.

12 Sep 2007 00:11

Devonshire Arms, Bath

Visited this pub one evening for a game of pool. Was driving so didnt get to sample the beer, but seems a friendly pub and good service.

12 Sep 2007 00:08

The Bell, Buckland Dinham

A great pub, good food, friendly service. When we arrived the main restaurant was fully booked but they were polite and friendly, finding a table for us in the bar area. The food was good, arrived quickly, and the service remained friendly throughout the meal. Very enjoyable.

2 Aug 2007 20:53

The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay

Expensive gastro-pub. Didnt stay as it was overpriced.

25 Jul 2007 16:32

The Packhorse Inn, Southstoke

Tried eating here twice, both times its been too full to get a table. Plenty of space in the outside garden but it wasnt really warm enough to sit out. I imagine the fullness of this (admittedly rather small) pub means its good though! Will keep trying.

25 Jul 2007 16:29

The Foresters Arms, Combe Down

A friendly pub with comfy sofas, serving good beer. Now renamed the Forester and Flower by new owners it has been recently refurbished, and despite being something of a "GASTRO PUB" the owners welcome people looking for somewhere for a quiet drink as well. The stuffed animals and busts around the walls are a bit strange though!!

25 Jul 2007 16:28

The Pig and Fiddle, Bath

A lively pub with an amazing range of burgers (wild boar, kangaroo, ostrich). Good beer, and a nice outside terrace (although unfortunately right next to a fairly busy road). A good all round pub to be recommended to anyone. And one of the few that do food on a sunday evening (but only til 6)

28 May 2007 13:40

The Saracens Head, Bath

A good all round pub. Food is good but not overpriced, good range of drinks. Ideal for students and tourists alike.

Only downside is it does get taken over by sports fans when there are matches on.

28 May 2007 13:38

The Raven, Bath

An excellent pub. Great food (specialises in pies - you have to go twice to try both the chips and mash!)

Good beer well served, adn regular turn around of guest ales. Upstairs is non smoking. Have always found the staff friendly and polite, and the service is quick. An excellent pub - have been there a number of times and its been great each time.

18 Apr 2007 21:27

The King of Wessex, Bath

A very large pub, and very busy. Non smoking though which is a redeeming feature. Good range of alcohol and extremely cheap. Great place to go before the cinema.

18 Apr 2007 21:23

The Huntsman Inn, Bath

One of the largest pubs in Bath. Not exactly cheap, and the upstairs bar has a rubbish selection of beers. Downstairs and cellar are ok though. Also has a dance floor.

�5 entry fee after about 11pm, so although they have a late license you have to pay to get in.

18 Apr 2007 21:14

The Crystal Palace Tavern, Bath

Expensive tourist trap. Definately dont recommend as the beer is very overpriced. The only redeeming feature is its pub quiz.

18 Apr 2007 21:12

The Rose and Crown, Limpley Stoke

I have been to the Rose and Crown twice and have a mixed opinion about it. The food itself is excellent, well cooked and very large portions, and the beer is served well - regular beers include Abbey Ales Bellringer.

On the other hand the service leaves something to be desired. The service is very slow and staff are not always amazingly polite.

18 Apr 2007 21:09

The Hope and Anchor, Midford

I beleive this pub is often described as a gastro-pub, but I'm not a fan of this pretentious term so won't use it! Instead, I'll describe the Hope and Anchor as a friendly pub in a charming country setting, serving excellent home cooked food and great beer.

I've been to this pub both for meals and for drinks a number of times, and each time have had an excellent meal and, when not driving, a great pint of Bath Gem beer.

The only downside to this pub is trying to get out of the car park on a blind bend!!

18 Apr 2007 21:07

The King William IV, Bath

Built to serve Miners during combe down's stone mining past, this pub now prides itself on its good service and real ales.

The ales are well kept and well served, and the landlord is very knowlegeable about his beers.

As a pub it is a typical local. There is a slot machine but it isnt excessively loud, and welcomes both locals and strangers alike.

18 Apr 2007 18:45

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