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Ye Champion Of Wales, Appledore

Somewhat disappointed in a small town with average pubs at best this was as the rest of them. Forge Brewery's Litehouse is a decent ale, not here, almost undrinkable. Nice enough service but drink in another town is my best advice

18 Aug 2013 00:12

The White Horse, Foxton

Ales have moved up now including Woodfordes. Nice village pub

31 Jul 2012 16:51

The Railway Vue, Impington

A decent honest pub with a building real ale scene and regular guests, some smaller brewers too which is always welcome. Bar food is good price for these parts and the car park is handy. Right on the Guided Bus route, brilliant

4 Jul 2012 13:23

The Boot Inn, Histon

Good decent pub with changing ales. Today included Wherry and about to get Cliff Quay. Nice affordable pub food too. My fave pub in this part of town

4 Jul 2012 13:21

The Granary, Peterborough

Cant believe the good comments. This is a Beefeater and a bad one at that. Not sure about the food, or which of it actually hasn't seen a microwave. As for the beers, they have never been great and the very standard range including Hobgoblin and Pedigree. Best avoided

17 Jun 2012 08:26

Queens Head, Newbiggin by the Sea

Agree its the best pub in a town that has dire pubs. Decent ales but only 2 on at the weekends - Thwaits Wainrights and a guest which last week was excellent Consett Top Tap, Landlord told me can only do one guest a week. Has a fantastic range of beer badges of the many beers that have been on. Good pub, nice place, but not one I would drive miles and miles for just because of the low selection

8 Jun 2012 18:41

The Queen Victoria, Newbiggin by the Sea

Been shut for ages though the signage is still up

8 Jun 2012 18:38

The Cresswell Arms, Newbiggin by the Sea

May have been freindly years ago. Last week it was not. Does have ales at least - so so Black Sheep and Bombadier, thats Masham and Bedford so they are really doing their bit for Northumberlands excellent local breweries really.. Worst of all this pub was very rude on my visits - twice. Never again

8 Jun 2012 18:38

New Zealand Arms, Derby

Was here a couple of Thursday's ago and was well worth the walk in this excellent city for real ale pubs. This one is exactly what a back street pub should be, a gem

24 May 2012 21:20

The Fishermans Return, Winterton on Sea

Could be a great pub, its not. Great small village near the coast location. Geared up as the only place in town and somewhat of a tourist trap. Ok selection of ales though the own brew was not up to much and the selection of Adnams and Wherry were not great quality. Waited an hour for mediocre food too. Later the place is very much locals so expect the stares.

20 Feb 2012 19:04

The Green Man, Stamford

What a great find last night. 5 decent ales 3 of which were tiny microbreweries like Newbie Wyck and Abbeydale. Brilliant Landlord who knows his beers and keeps everyone entertained. Will be my first post of call next visit to Stamford

13 Feb 2012 20:22

The Bell, Sawtry

Pub very much open. Great ales including Adnams and guest range about to start. Nice garden too.

30 Jan 2012 10:35

The Woolcomber, Kettering

Decent edge of town community pub with a surprising ale offer including decent guests and recently Woodfordes Wherry on all the time - lovely! A good find in a weak town.

17 Jan 2012 20:22

The Black Horse, Norwich

New Landlords seem to have taken over this decent edge of town pub recently and the improvements show. Decent ales on included Wherry and Adnams with a guest always on my my recent visits. Food was good too and priced reasonably. Homely taverns feel to bar with excellent outside areas. One I will pop into next time and handily close to the Fat Cat.

6 Jan 2012 09:31

The King's Head, Tenbury Wells

Perfectly ok local pub with 2 ok ales which included Cumberland this weekend. Friendly Landlord, one for a stop rather than a whole evening with a gem of a oub nearby

2 Jan 2012 17:45

The Pembroke House, Tenbury Wells

Best pub in the village by some way. Proper tavern feel atmosphere despite an attached restaurant. Friendly locals, 2 great ales on including Hobsons which is permanent apparently. Very decent

2 Jan 2012 17:43

The Chequers, Feltwell

Now re opened apparently? Anyone know?

8 Dec 2011 23:58

The Exhibition, Godmanchester

Why the lowly score? This is a decent pub, always a good guest ale together with boring IPA and is open to midnight 7 days a week including sunday.

8 Dec 2011 13:42

The George, Huntingdon

Looks like under new ownership for last 3 months and all the better for it. Had an excellent pint of Wherry and also saw Broadside, both reasonably priced. They serve food that looked good too but remains a lovely pub just for a drink and very handy for the A14.

17 Nov 2011 13:07

The Green Man, Takeley

No sign of food on my visit and while beer was cheap the one ale (GK IPA) was on the turn. Everyone seemed to be having a good time, as they seemed to have a few too many, a little creepy and left

19 Oct 2011 21:17

The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield

Decent enough pub close to the main part of town where all the theme bars / clubs are. This is a nice place away from all that and the selection is good, plenty of ales and different lagers (inlcuding Steigl, never seen that in the UK). Just not sure what its rated so highly.

30 Sep 2011 10:33

The Gardeners Rest, Sheffield

Worth the walk to find this freindly pub with some excellent ales. A little too bright / over lit for me but otherwise a worthy visit

30 Sep 2011 08:27

The Fat Cat, Sheffield

Decent pub round the corner from the Kelham Island Tavern so 2 good pubs in one place. Good basic pub grub in the evenings too and on my visit last night an excellent selection of Timothy Taylor beers including their Dark Mild.

30 Sep 2011 08:25

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield

Terrific pub that has kept plenty of original features and a fantastic range of ales and world lagers several of which have never seen in the country. Bottled range too is extraordinary and the whole pub's atmosphere is top notch perhaps helped that its right in the station. My only gripe after 2 visits is the slow service despite not being too busy both times.

30 Sep 2011 08:23

The Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield

Great pub, surprised such a National Award winner but very decent anyway and a haven for ales.

30 Sep 2011 08:17

Goat and Tricycle, Bournemouth

Worth seeking out and just a little walk from the main part of town. This is a real pub in a town where there seem to be few - compared to say Brighton. At least 8 ales, mostly guest changing and all excellent, shame shuts early (11) but a real find.

17 Sep 2011 20:50

The Porterhouse, Westbourne

Bit surprised to see such high ratings though it is a reasonable pub in an area where such is lacking. Like riothmusV post below I'm happy about some pubs being especially real boozers like this to be kid free and there was a better atmosphere here as a result - customers reading papers, playing chess, actually talking to each other - wow - not the most amazing choice of ales but what I had (Ringwood) was fine

17 Sep 2011 20:47

The Harp, Covent Garden

One of a growing number of heavenly Dark Star stockist pubs that match great beer with a great pub. Always busy, perhaps its only issue as there always seems to be lots of fellow ale lovers here and a few random tourists. Service surprisingly attentive

17 Sep 2011 20:42

Compleat Angler, Norwich

Should be one of the best in this city, that its not and far from it is a shame. Ex Spirit pub and probably ex everyone else, probably want to coin it in on match days and thats about it. Not the worst pub but plenty of dire examples for that

17 Sep 2011 20:36

The Jubilee, Norwich

A good example of a back street city pub that still is as a pub should be, freindly, tidy and ales worth the journey to find this one. Several Woodfordes including tasty Once Bittern which is not too common even in these parts, plenty of handled glasses for those ales too - result!

17 Sep 2011 20:33

The Coach and Horses, Norwich

Decent micro brewery / pub with decent beer and best of all you always get served nicely here with a smile and like they actually care (Fat Cat could note this based on my more recent visits). Dreadnought and Flintknappers ales stand out but none should disapoint , decent wifi if you need it and good pub grub too. Open to midnight midweek which is handy if you want to have a few rather than join the Prince of Wales road mayhem.

17 Sep 2011 20:30

The Flying Pig, Cambridge

Want a modern nice and tidy pub? Dont come here. Want a proper pub with excellent ever changing guest ales and a eclectic customer mix then the Pig is your type of pub. Close ish to the ale trail and where I start it, excellent pub and lovely Justine & Matt, thank you

17 Sep 2011 15:07

The Ribs of Beef, Norwich

Surprised at all the very positive reviews. When I went a couple of nights ago it was all quite average. Eight ales which is good to see though the only slightly interesting one beyond the usual Woodfordes etc was Wolf and that tasted past its time. Very little warmth considering it was so quiet. Will try again but not going to rush back

17 Sep 2011 14:37

The Brewery Tap, Sudbury

This is a total gem of a real ale haven. A blue print of how 'it should be done'. Even had Dark Star on my visit. Wish this was my local..

7 Sep 2011 19:43

The Kings Arms, Saffron Walden

Decent town centre pub which is more reliable and freindlier than some of the others. Good rotating ales including Wherry and fair priced bar food (at least lunch time during my visit). Courtyard beer garden at back which is hidden from the front and very welcome.

1 Sep 2011 16:35

The Geldart, Cambridge

Wonderfully hidden away in seemingly forlorn backstreets of Cambridge close to real ale trail that includes the Cambs Blue and Kingston this is perhaps the most understated and best. Now up to 8 real ales , always changing, stunning whisky selection, & the most properly lit ale pub (eg nice and dark with candles only) and excellent Landlord and staff.

22 Aug 2011 22:55

The Coachmakers Arms, Hanley

This is an excellent pub, the sort that I'm sure Admiral wish they had many more of. Its proper pub history with the old style rooms, in such a dire town for pubs this one stands out by miles if you are a real ale lover. Keep up the great work and cant wait to return

22 Aug 2011 22:52

The Frampton Arms, Moreton

Nice enough pub in small hamlet opposite the station. Decent beer garden at the back. Dissapointing range of ales for these parts, Ringwood's fair enough beers but what about anything else from these parts? As posted earlier I like the nooks where you can drink quietly anywhere and the main (locals) bar is worth a good banter late at night

1 Aug 2011 18:08

The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough

Picture does not do this place justice, its an excellent pub for the city centre which only has mainly dire offerings. Great ambience and service with adventerous real ales. A slightly hidden central gem

1 Aug 2011 11:48

The Palmerston Arms, Peterborough

Do you like your real ale? Cancel everything and come to this pub which has not changed any of its decor / f&f for 30 years and serves around 8 ales all straight from the see through cellar behind the bar. There is one lager (Amstel I recall) which is tucked right up againt the wall, its all about the ale here and its the best temple for that. Combine a visit here to the very close by (but get directions) Coalheavers Arms

1 Aug 2011 11:46

The Coalheavers Arms, Peterborough

A very fine pub in a city that does not have many of them. Really hidden back street but an ale oasis when you arrive mainly anchored by decent Milton Ales. A proper pub

1 Aug 2011 11:43

Cromwells Cafe Bar, Huntingdon

Surprised how little the offer has moved on here seeing it is a managed pub (bar really). Why not a single real ale. No children allowed unless eating which is good/ bad depending on your point of view. Its a meeting point but a pointless one at that

1 Aug 2011 11:41

Sinclairs Oyster Bar, Manchester

A must visit when I visit Manchester albeit concerned to see in posting below no more cask beer? Always had Sam Smiths on cask on my visits which was well kept and stunningly cheap. This was on of the city's first non smoking pubs and the postive vibe continues

30 Jul 2011 00:51

The Sloop Inn, St Ives

This should be one of Cornwalls best pubs, amazing old building with enviable location and views. Let down by the service reflected in the comments below. My experience here is the later into the evening it gets the better the pub is and the nicer it becomes, sipping their reasonable ales towards closing time when the madding crowds have gone in the front bar looking towards the rugged sea is special.

30 Jul 2011 00:48

Safe Harbour Inn, Fowey

My favourite pub in town when on holiday here mainly as Landlords are friendly and actually seem to care about their customers. The walk up the hill makes it worth it and seems to be a later opening pub too. Decent food and ales. The Main St money /tourist grabbing attitudes could learn something

30 Jul 2011 00:45

The Fat Cat, Norwich

This is the temple of beer and the template design for every back street pub that says its struggling. My only slight moan is that its a little too bright at night but otherwise wow!

30 Jul 2011 00:42

Old Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon

Its fine enough place to drink but very very smart and hardly a pub. To its credit always has at least 1 local ale, but expensive on everything not least its over rated food.

30 Jul 2011 00:40

Territorial, Huntingdon

Hopeless pub in a decent location with zero ales. Staff normally friendly but needs sorting out

30 Jul 2011 00:34

The Ship, Marlow

Is this Marlow's best 'real' pub? Must be close, Rebellion beers make's it special and normally at least 3 or 4 on. Not sure what the tie is but a guest would be good. Does get a bit packed especially when the sports on TV but to its credit open very late weekends

30 Jul 2011 00:32

O'Donoghues, Marlow

I too remember the very decent Carpenters Arms which was indeed really speacial for Marlow. Nothing wrong with OD's now, Landlords really friendly and ales always fine, but what the heck has this place got to do with Ireland? Even O'Neils is more autentic Irish and thats saying something..

30 Jul 2011 00:30

The Hand and Flowers, Marlow

This used to be a decent humble pub ran by 'Ernie' for years until late 80's if I recall. Anyone remember his wife's name? Anyway, pubs move on which is fair enough but to this? Poshed up uber gastro that really cant be called a pub, everyone friendly but give me my 'old' pub back

30 Jul 2011 00:27

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