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The Market Ale House, Leyland

Enjoyed visit recently, couple of decent ales on, well kept and friendly locals.

23 Apr 2018 16:05

The Bonny Moorhen, Stanhope

Popular centre pub. Had a meal in the bar area, décor nothing to shout about and had the usual sports on for the locals. Two real ales on, Golden Sheep and Bombadier. I had the Bombadier which was very well kept. Also had the Sunday lunch. This I would highly recommend, excellent quality food at a very reasonable price. The best Sunday lunch I've had for quite some time.

7 Nov 2016 11:31

The Travellers Rest, Grasmere

Very pleasant rural pub and restaurant. Real ales are the usual Jennings fayre, but very well kept. Sneck Lifter was excellent. Food is a little pricey but very good quality, would certainly visit again.

25 Aug 2016 09:52

The Argyll Arms, Oxford Circus

Beautiful 18th century pub with stunning interior. Beer was well kept. Staff not terribly attentive on my visit, maybe it was the heat.

27 Jul 2016 13:48

The Golden Lion, Barnard Castle

The best of the pubs visited in town, reputedly the oldest. Large selection of ales available, wish I could have stayed longer.

14 Mar 2016 14:59

The Royal Standard, Ely

Poorest of the pubs in Ely that we visited. Went in after visiting the Liberty Belle. The pub was completely empty. Limited selection of ale and then ten minutes in, told they would be closing in a further ten minutes. Maybe that was why it was empty in the first place (it was just after 9 p.m. when we entered).

6 Jul 2015 15:10

The Minster Tavern, Ely

Can't comment on the food although I had hoped for a more sedate atmosphere with it being within a stones throw of the cathedral. Noisy Sky Sports TV blaring out. I too had the Doom Bar which was just about passable.

6 Jul 2015 15:06

Liberty Belle, Ely

Just managed to nip in for a drink before it was closed for a private party. The ownership was changing hands I understand. Only tried one of the ales which was apparently a local brew called Grumpy Bastard. It was Ok. Like the decor, hope the new owner looks after the place as lovingly as the previous one.

6 Jul 2015 15:03

The Lamb Hotel, Ely

I actually found the staff here very helpful. I admit there is a very small selection of Real ales but breakfast was good and accomodation very reasonable.

6 Jul 2015 15:00

Moo Bar, Penrith

This place is a little gem. Lots of local real ales and bottled guest ales from around the world. Also a very knowledgeable guy, Zak behind the bar. Very basic decor with wooden floor and benches although there is a little comfortable lounge upstairs if you prefer. My wife and I were happy to just sample a few beers and have a chat, thoroughly reccommended.

14 Oct 2014 10:43

Gloucester Arms Hotel, Penrith

Another decent pub in town, decent selection of real ales and a comfortable feel t it. Watch out though for the bad tempered parrot!

14 Oct 2014 10:25

Board and Elbow, Penrith

I found this pub to be OK, I think I was drawn to it more by the strange name. Two hand pulls on when I visited, Old Speckled Hen and Hobgoblin. Cetainly been in worse pubs.

14 Oct 2014 10:21

Manor House Inn, Carterway Heads

This is an excellent pub on the A68. Fantastic views if you get a decent day and always a good selection of real ales. Food is a high standard and the staff are always friendly.

14 Nov 2013 14:23

The Plough Inn, Burnopfield

This has been refurbished in the last year or so and it has been done very well. Food is of a good standard and they keep a decent selection of real ales that the landlady let me sample. Have ablues festival here on August Bank Holiday well worth visiting.

14 Nov 2013 14:19

The Nook, Holmfirth

If you are visiting the Picturedrome then check out this pub. Great range of ales all well kept. I take the point of a previous reviewers concern for dogs roaming around. It doesn't bother me personally but I can see how some people may be offended

14 Nov 2013 14:14

Black Bull, Bishop Aukland

Very quaint village pub. Intended to eat but hadn't booked so couldn't get in. Had 4 local real ales including Wylam, Northumbrian Blonde and Red Ellen (after Ellen Wilkinson the MP for Jarrow during the Jarrow Crusade) from the Jarrow Brewery which was very good. Found the staff to be friendly and welcoming.

9 Aug 2012 10:32

The Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head

Found the food to be of a very good standard and the beer well kept. As previously stated the 'Undertaker' was very popular and I found it very much to my liking.

1 Aug 2012 11:28

The Shakespeare Tavern, Durham

One of the better pubs in Durham with crooked walls and a cupboard in the bar that looks like I fitted it. Had 4 ales on when I was in, nothing too inspiring, Fullers London Pride, Waggle Dance, Deuchars IPA and Jennings Cumberland. The Cumberland was fine but a bit on the pricey side. Used to be an occasional haunt of Niall Quinn when at Sunderland, maybe because it looks a bit like several Dublin drinking emporiums.

26 Jun 2012 15:16

The Shoulder of Mutton, Hebden Bridge

Decent pub with good selection of ales. All well kept. Had a young duo singing and playing guitar the day I was in, they were very good, but as it was the day after the blues festival had finished, I guess the locals had had their fill of music so they were largely ignored. Bar staff seemed friendly. All in all, worth a visit.

6 Jun 2012 14:12

The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge

Great pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere, several ales on show, I had Monkey Town mild which was superb.

6 Jun 2012 13:33

Beehive, Carlisle

Traditional John Barras pub. Decent selection of real ales and ok food. Quite loud, but friendly staff and warm inviting atmosphere.

12 Jul 2010 09:06

The Angel View Inn, Gateshead

Called in for a pint and a bite to eat, beer was ok, food was ok although nothing special and there was a long wait.

4 May 2010 08:40

Lion and Lamb, Newcastle

Thought we would call in after a long walk. The place was very full and so obviously popular. We were asked if we wanted food, when we replied that we didn't, we got a response of "Just as well we finished serving at three". Why ask us then? I ordered a pint of one of the hand pull ales and a dry white wine spritzer for my wife. The price; an incredible £7.30, the most I have ever paid for this combination of drinks anywhere, including London. Add to this the attitude of indifference for the barman/landlord, I think I can safely say I've made my last visit to the Lion and Lamb

26 Apr 2010 13:59

The Victoria Hotel, Durham

Probably my favourite pub in Durham, walking through the door you can almost feel you are stepping through some time portal into the Victorian age. I like ti visit best in the winter, when there is a roaring fire and usually a couple of strong dark winter warmer ales on offer.

29 Jul 2009 11:31

The Colpitts Hotel, Durham

Why is Sam Smiths beer so cheap? If its kept properly its as good as any and its kept very well here. very basic pub, but I like it all the more for that.

29 Jul 2009 11:23

The Lowther Arms, Cumwhinton

Haven't sampled the food, but beer very palatable.

29 Jul 2009 11:13

The Angel Inn, Salem

Had one of the best meals ever in this comfortable restaurant. If ever in the area would recommend you give it a try.

29 Jul 2009 11:07

The White Horse Inn, Llandeilo

My wife and I usually go to a quiz on a Thursday night, so when walking through the town and noticing that they did one here we thought we would check it out.
Have to say that its a great pub, very friendly locals and excellent beers.
Struggled a bit on the Welsh history round though.

29 Jul 2009 11:05

The Palace Bar, Temple Bar

Cracking pub, best to sit in the snug at the back.

7 Jan 2009 13:36

The Black Bull Hotel, Wark

This used to be better pub before it was refurbished a few years ago. Better with the coal fire on a cold winters evening. It became a bit bland, with no real ales.

26 Nov 2008 11:49

Battlesteads Hotel, Wark

Always found this a comfortable pub that did great food, owners friendly too

26 Nov 2008 11:47

Derwent Walk Inn, Ebchester

Excellent food if a little pricy, decent range of real ales.

4 Nov 2008 10:37

The Grey Horse, Consett

Best pub in town for real ale, some of the staff could do with personality transplants.

4 Nov 2008 10:35

Company Row, Consett

The beer is cheap and ok, the food is cheap and ok. The downside :- its like drinking in an aircraft hanger.

4 Nov 2008 10:33

Haworth Old Hall, Haworth

Great old pub, good food, good beer

4 Nov 2008 10:31

The Fleece Inn, Haworth

This is my favourite pub in Haworth, if for no other reason than the excellent Ram Tam ale.

4 Nov 2008 10:30

The Black Bull, Haworth

Was a bit grimy on my last visit, but the ale was ok, could definately do with a clean up though.

4 Nov 2008 10:28

The Kings Arms Hotel, Chipping Norton

Found it warm and friendly, and the ale was ok, although not as good as the other pubs we visited in town.

4 Nov 2008 10:24

The Chequers, Chipping Norton

Haven't tried the food so cannot comment, but this a terrific pub with great ales. Bit draughty if you sit near the window in the back room, but that's a very minor gripe. We would have moved if there had been any other seats. There was'nt which proved how popular it was.

4 Nov 2008 10:23

The Blue Boar Inn, Chipping Norton

Was very loud when we visited, private party I think, but the restaurant was much quieter and the food was superb. Ale pretty good too.

4 Nov 2008 10:19

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