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Lamb Inn, Devizes

Called in after the wadworths brewery tour - as the tour guide said it was the best in the area. It certainly had a nice atmosphere (enhanced by the fact the Henry's IPA was only 1.99 a pint). Also has an eclectic mix of music on the jukebox and an interesting Rifle range actually inside the pub. Will call again.

17 Jan 2011 12:19

The Crown, Devizes

We visited this pub as part of the Wadworth Brewery tour deal in Jan 2011. It has a clean, fresh, modern feel to it and has the full selection of Wadworths real ales in good condition. The food was also spot-on, well-presented and good value. (partcularly the hot Lucifer sausages). Worth a visit.

17 Jan 2011 12:15

The Lamb Inn, Malborough

A good traditional pub, well worth a visit. Hops hang around the bar and make for a pleasant rustic environment. There is also a courtyard for the summer months. The 6X is straight out of wooden casks and tasted very good the day I was there. Looks like they have some interesting food available, though I didn't try any myself.

12 Feb 2010 13:42

The Cross Guns, Avoncliff

First impresssions were good - a nice cosy bar with a good selection of Box ales available. However the condition & taste of the beers were disappointing (we tried 4 between us). The Ladies toilet facility is also woefully inadequate. If you are putting 100+ seats outside, you have an obligation to have more than one cubicle !

14 Sep 2009 14:38

The Coach and Horses, Chertsey

Nice pub at the end of a thames walk from Windsor. Friendly locals, good condition Fullers ales and relatively cheap too.

21 Sep 2008 17:29

The Swan Hotel, Staines

A lovely pub right on the river making a nice break on the thames walk. Everything is pristine inside and the fullers Discovery was cracking.

21 Sep 2008 17:25

Powder Monkey, Exmouth

Pretty good spoons venue. Ales were in good condition and cheaper than anywhere else around. Toilets very clean, with today's Telegraph on the wall to read. Some intresting art on the walls as well.

6 Jun 2008 19:59

The Steam Packet, Topsham

Agree with previous comments. This is a fine old-fashioned pub and the old guy who served us was welcoming and helpful. Well-priced beers in good order.

6 Jun 2008 19:55

The Passage House Inn, Topsham

Great location to watch the riverside action if the sun is out. Beers OK and staff friendly.

6 Jun 2008 19:52

The Lighter Inn, Topsham

OK pub in a great position. Prices are (not surprisingly) on the high side for the area. 8 of us ate their one night and the staff were good to accomodate us all in bang on food cutoff time. Meals were fine, though we were so hungry by then we'd have eaten pretty much anything.

6 Jun 2008 19:50

The Globe Hotel, Topsham

Large range of ales in good order. Nice hotel bar with character and friendly staff.

6 Jun 2008 19:46

Exeter Inn, Topsham

We did all the topsham pubs in a couple of days and this one was one of the best. Friendly landlord, reasonable prices, and the cleanest loos.

6 Jun 2008 19:44

Drakes Bar, Topsham

Friendly local pub with 2 real ales. Interesting mix of old and new decor. Reasonable prices.

6 Jun 2008 19:42

The Bridge, Topsham

A unique experience in this pub, and a good one. Bar staff very friendly and informative and 6 real ales in excellent condition. It is a bit pricey, but certainly well worth the visit.

6 Jun 2008 19:39

The Kingfisher Inn, Shillingford

We were first into the pub, early one Saturday lunchtime. Only one real ale on (Hooky bitter), but it was in excellent condition. More a food place than a drinker's pub, but right on the Thames path, so useful stop-off point for walkers.

11 May 2008 09:01

The Barley Mow, Clifton Hampden

An historic pub in a good location, but with the uniform Chef & Brewer treatment and matching high prices. The Adnams Broadside was well-presented though, and it is handily placed for Thames walkers.

11 May 2008 08:57

The Lion, Culham

This pub is closed (and looks to have been so for a while). Disappointingly, a newish sign on the river still advertises it's presence - and a pointless detour ensued !

11 May 2008 08:52

The Stocks Bar (Crown and Thistle Hotel), Abingdon

The bar through the back of the courtyard is friendly and comfortable. A good selection of well-kept Ales (Wychwood, Burtons and Batemans), and very reasonable prices.

11 May 2008 08:48

The Old Anchor Inn, Abingdon

Nice pub in a great loaction, but a shame you can't sit ouside the front to fully enjoy the river view. The Morland ale was bland on the day we visited, but overall it's worth a visit.

11 May 2008 08:43

Brewery Tap, Abingdon

Great Pub, with an impressive selection of 4 well kept real ales, and a good sociable atmosphere. If you are on the Thames walk it is well worth seeking this one out, even though it is a little way from the River.

11 May 2008 08:41

Grove, Swindon

Yes it is part of the harvester chain and the food is pretty good value during the '1/3 off' period (before 6.30 on weekdays). The disappointing thing on the beer front is that they don't serve any real ale now. The nearest thing being a keg version of 6X.

18 Apr 2008 13:13

The Ferryboat Inn, Whitchurch on Thames

I thought this was a nice pub. Quite small and a mixture of old and new decor. The beer (Tim Taylor's landlord) was good and the service friendly. Recommended stop on Thames Walk. Didn't have any food.

8 Apr 2008 16:51

The Greyhound, Whitchurch on Thames

Nice pub and a decent pint of Youngs special. Has some charactrful seating in the front windows and made a relaxing stop whilst on the Thames walk.

8 Apr 2008 16:48

The John Barleycorn, Goring

Visited on Saturday afternoon, a nice relaxing pub with Brakspear and Wychwood on draft. Enjoyed a couple of games of bar billiards and the roaring fire.

8 Apr 2008 16:44

The Pipers Arms, Swindon

It's currently shut (closed the doors in early march in a bit of rush). Will hopefully re-open soon. The music is missed.

19 Mar 2008 17:23

The Royal Oak, Bishopstone

Visited on a quiet Weds lunchtime and the food was pretty good. It's nice to see a daily changing menu with some unique dishes on it. There is an excellent cheese board which the chef brought out and explained where each one (5 in total) came from. Agree with previous comments that it would be better if this was a free house rather than Arkells, but having said that the 'Moonlight' wasn't half bad.

19 Mar 2008 17:00

The Bell, Swindon

Went there last month and was pleasantly surprised. It now has 3 real ales on draught and live music at the weekends. The new owner seemed a nice chap. Certainly an improvement from it's characterless Fusion days.

19 Mar 2008 16:54

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