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The Falcon, Clapham Junction

A Nicholson pub. Fantastic place. Wshthe were more places like this. 8 ales on draft 10 keg beers/ lagers. Several draft ciders plus lots of good looking wines and spirits. Plus although I wasn't eating the food looks fab.

4 Jul 2014 14:09

The Market Porter, Borough

Lots of fantastic real ale. Only one other thing to say if you are near by call in you will not be disappointed.

4 Jul 2014 12:35

The Market Porter, Borough

Lots of fantastic real ale. Only one other thing to say if you are near by call in you will not be disappointed.

4 Jul 2014 12:35

The Harp, Covent Garden

This place improves every time I visit and every time I leave I feel like it can never get better. Full of 10 regular changing ale from places like Sambrook, Dark Star and judging by the clips on display every other brewery in the uk. A must for every visit. :-)

4 Jul 2014 10:56

The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham

This is a must visit pub at the end of any day out before catching my last train home. Never had a bad pint and always find something new. Highly recommend. :-)

5 May 2014 10:09

Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington

I love the location of this pub. It is right on the canel tow path. The last 3 years at the Beer festival the game has really been improved with 2 differant food suppliers on offer (both local) also to bars both stocked well. I have eaten here a number of times over the years and have never been disappointed.

5 May 2014 09:59

Green Man, Long Itchington

Another nice village pub and not small either. Nice outside seating front and rear. Very well kept beer and more than plays its part at the beer festival :-)

5 May 2014 09:53

Cuttle Inn, Long Itchington

Again a proper local. Great location by the canel. Great area to sit in the sun. Lots of space at Beer festival with 2 bars operating great live music in evenings.

5 May 2014 09:50

The Harvester, Long Itchington

Always my faviourite pub in Long Itch. Visit often and regularly eat here. At the beer festival it does what it says on the tin. Serves fantastic beer and every year has Napton waterbuffelo burgers and ice cream :-) Fantastic village local :-)

5 May 2014 09:46

The Duck On The Pond, Long Itchington

The Duck on the Pond is a very good family pub with bouncy castle and plenty of outside space at the Beer festival. Although they have really upped they game this year I felt they tried a little to hard and the organisation could have been better. I sure lesson will be learn for next year.

5 May 2014 09:42

Buck and Bell, Long Itchington

Just Returned from another great weekend at Long itch beer festival. Always worth a trip and yet another year where i'm no disappointed. The Buck and Bell was very well organised with great and enthusiatic staff. Over the 2 day I was there the was a great selection of beer which when I have visited on other normal days has been just as good. Can't wait till next year :-)

5 May 2014 09:36

Pivo Cafe Bar, York

OMG. Fantastic place. 5 ales including a mild as well as about 12 beers from around the world. My ale Buxton Moor Top is superb. Also a good whiskey selection and loads and I mean loads of bottled beer. Recommend to anyone on a trip to York.

8 Jul 2013 12:38

The Fat Cat Cafe Bar, Nottingham

Very nicely planned place. Fits in perfectly with the posh restaurants of Nottingham with all the values of a pub. Real ale wise Doom Bar and Harvest Pale. Bar wise all of what you would expect from a decent Bar/Pub. Food wise just tucking into a lovely gammon steak. The place is very well priced. Recommend.

21 Mar 2013 12:26

White Horse Inn, Clun

The thing I love about pubs of the beaten track is that they are always a surprise and 'The White Horse' is no exception. Not far from the castle the place is a busselling local with welcoming staff. On our visit I was lucky enough not to be driving. 3 Ales from the Clun Brewery (brewed out back) Tried the Clun Pale which dispite the good looking beer lacked something for me although others in pub were drinking the pale. I settled for a couple of Citadels which were super. Also on offer were; Clun, Caradoc. Butty Bach, Hobsons Best and Salopian Oracle.
Also a draft Cider and Perry.

Food again is special. I had a 12oz rump steak which was a lovely cut of meat. It is supplied by the local Butcher in the Town.

5 Jan 2013 21:04

The Black Dog, Southam

For a long time I have been a fan of this place. Run by an enthusiastic couple who want to run a proper pub. Went in on a quite Wednesday Evening. Adnams Bitter on and Betty Stoggs about to go on. Has all the usual but one other thing that stands out to me was the fact they still offer normal Guiness. This is a proper pub with proper values and everyone is made welcome and jess the pub dog is lovely.

25 Apr 2012 20:40

The Courtyard Sports Bar, Southam

Had a good evening in here a couple of weeks back. Now called Breeze Bar. It is not the place for a quite drink. Good place for a quite game of pool or darts. Really aimed at the younger market. The is no real ale but all other drinks are served.

4 Oct 2011 14:02

The Bowling Green Inn, Southam

I have to say I like this place. Beer is served very well. Who ever looks after the celler knows what they are doing. 3 Ales on on visit including St Austell Tribute, Courage Directors and Bombardier. Also has te usual lagers and ciders but does serve Amstel. Also has a wide list of spirits and wines. I have eaten here before but not on this visit but from my past eating experances I will very much recommened this place.

The pub has a really nice feel to it with a well kept and thought out interior. Th is a Dart board and judging by the number of trophies the pub has a very successful Darts team.

Nice outdoor space and parking. All in all a place if you are every around worth trying.

29 Jun 2011 17:25

The Almanack, Kenilworth

Its Friday at 14.55 and this place is packed. Every table taken and kitchen in fun swing. Every type of customer in, which leads to a superb atmosphere and most importantly my pint of purity gold is excellent and going down really well.

18 Mar 2011 14:59

Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury

If you are in Shrewsbury you have to visit. Great no super beer. Salopian, Three Tuns and Wye Valley all on at time of visit. Lovely.

16 Mar 2011 13:12

The Armoury, Shrewsbury

I have to say this place is a tad expensive but that is the only negative. This place is packet with eaters and drinkers. The is a large wine list not to mention over 100 single malts and ales from Shires, Three Tuns, Woods, Hobsons and Salopian breweries served superbly it is a must on any trip to Shrewsbury.

16 Mar 2011 13:08

The William IV, Truro

Refurbished since my last visit. Busy place. A st austell brewery place serving tribute and proper job ipa. Warm and friendly place. I canlt comment on the food but a good attention to detail on all other stuff i can't think its too bad. Most importantly it serves berry rattler on draught. Heaven.

20 Nov 2010 16:31

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

The old bakery never changes. The best pub in kenilworth by a mile. Wye valley bitter, wye valley HPA, st austell tribute and jennings sneck lifter tonight. Place full at 17.30 with a mix of locals and good real ale fans. Well worth its 11 years in the GBG.

8 Oct 2010 18:18

Queen and Castle, Kenilworth

what a differance 2 1/2 years makes. Niped in whilst waiting for next door to open. Served by bar staff who smiled, then let me try a beer and finally served me a very nice pint of bishops tipple. Will make a point of a longer visit next time.

8 Oct 2010 16:51

Kings Head, Bridgnorth

I do like this place. Always an early port of call for me. The place is busy with most of the front tables occupide. I'm enjoying a nice pint of six bells 'bobby dazzler'. Also on are sadlers stumbling badger, hobsons best and town crier. Sadly gk ipa was also on the bar! Still the pint i had was perfect. I would alway recommend this place.

15 Apr 2010 12:11

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

Another great evening in the old bakery. Drinking abbeydale moonshine which is going down very well. Also have wye valley bitter and hpa as well as st austell tribute. Just 20 minutes after opening the place is packed with the beer flowing very well. A pub worthy of my first review on my phone whilst sat in the very pub. As always recommended. Now in its tenth consecutive year in the good beer guide.

25 Mar 2010 18:00

The Queens Head, Stow on the Wold

As always a super pub had a top notch pint of donnington BB followed by an equally good pint of SBA. This is a Donnington Brewery pub and I would recommended it highly.

4 Jul 2009 20:41

The Plough, Stretton-on-Fosse

Krislee says it all and I can only echo these comments although I had plenty of veg. The staff were very friendly and although it was our first visit we were made to feel like regulars. Beers were ansells mild, purity gold, hooky bitter and haymaker. Food was superb. Would recommend and will be back.

4 Jul 2009 20:38

The Thistle Park Tavern, Plymouth

Always enjoy Brewery taps. The South Hams Beers were very good I enjoyed the Plymouth Pride the most.
As for the pub well it had a great atmosphere with each room being a complete contrast on the next but all still needing a bit of TLC. Well worth a visit.

27 Mar 2009 08:38

The Boringdon Arms, Turnchapel

Excellant place. Had a lovely pint of Doom Bar and a one of the biggest and best portions of Fish in Beer Batter and chips I have ever had. Nice old pub with nice garden (with some little extras). 6 ales, 5 local and a very friendly cat. Well worth a visit.

26 Mar 2009 10:22

Tiltyard, Kenilworth

Really nice place. Banks pub. Beers Pedigree, Banks Bitter and 'Marstons' Sweet Chariot. Its a large pub with pool, darts and 2 big comfortable rooms as well as a nice looking menu. I will eat on my next visit.

11 Mar 2009 14:58

Bear and Ragged Staff, Kenilworth

Ok town centre pub. Could and should be better but staff are friendly enough and the are plenty of customers which makes for a good atmosphere. Beers G.K IPA and Hen. Beer Ok.

8 Mar 2009 19:17

Crown, Stockton

OK pub. Well though out and cared for interior and exterior. Serves food which looked and smelt very good. Ales were Ansells 'Mild' and 'Bitter' as well as Adnamms 'Broadside'. The Mild was very good. Also had the guinness which sadly was not quite right. All in All though a nice place.

8 Mar 2009 17:39

The Greyhound Inn, Warwick

Sadly currently closed, boarded up with a sign lease for sale on the outside :-(

17 Feb 2009 05:59

The Merebrook, Bromborough

A lovely trip down memory lane. Used to drink in here often far to many years ago. Not a real ale pub but all the say its a real busy local which is important to the local community.

28 Jan 2009 22:53

Rose Villa Tavern, Birmingham

It was a cold wet day in the Jewellery Quarter and after spending to much money we went in for lunch. The pub is a beautiful old Victorian pub with superb stained glass and lots of lovely old tiling. Although the place is in need of some TLC it is a very busy local pub and all this adds to the charm.
Ales wise not great just Bombardier but the menu was lots of really good looking pub grub which was very well priced. I had a 16oz steak at 6.95 which was really good value I would of happily paid 3 - 4 more for the portion.

24 Jan 2009 18:56

The Mary Arden, Wilmcote

If you are not a local. Want a good meal and have money to burn than this is the place for you. I will say that altough I didn't eat the was nothing on the menu that said eat me. The Beer's were Ruddles County and G.K. I.P.A. IT is a tourist trap and well all I will say is if you have come from the station or Mary Ardens house is turn right a carry on to the Masons Arms.

23 Jan 2009 18:58

The Masons Arms, Wilmcote

Lovely Pub. Whilst people from all over the world visit Stratford it is nice to know that only a couple of miles away is a little area where normalpeople carry on there lives. The menu look excellance pub grub with out the increaced price for the tourist. And the beer was excellant. Hobson's twisted spire and Otter Bitter. Will be back.

23 Jan 2009 18:54

Albion Tavern, Kenilworth

Felt that after this made B.I.T.E. random pub of the day should have a visit. Had been put off by the locals and reviews on this site. Not as bad as I thought it would be although I only had the Guiness. It felt like a pub where the guiness would be good. The atmosphere was a lot more relaxed than I was expecting. The were 5 or 6 people just doing the own thing. I'm glad the pub was better than I felt as it was me who placed it on the site.

20 Jan 2009 17:18

The Gauntlet, Kenilworth

I was up this end of Kenilworth so felt I should go in for a pint. The only ale on was G.K. I.P.A. so I had a pint of it. It wasn't bad at 2.10 and as with last visit was well served. Good local pub full of 8 friendly but not in your face locals. Has been cleaned up inside. All in all this is one of those important community pubs which is as important to the locals as the post office and corner shop.

20 Jan 2009 17:11

Loch Fyne Restaurant, Kenilworth

Had my first drink in here yesterday. Had a not bad pint of Old Speckled Hen which I believe to be better than the Clarendon House used to serve.
The were a few people in there just drinking. The refurb is to a good standard.
The menu looks good and is not all about fish. Will eat there at some point that is for sure.

18 Dec 2008 09:37

The Earl of Clarendon, Kenilworth

Not a bad pub. Every town should have a pub like this. I visited a 15.20 on a wednesday afternoon the front room of the bar had 12 over 50's drinking beer and watching the racing. The middle room had a couple of lads watching sky sports news and then 4 lad playing pool at the back. The beer was all from the marstons stable. Burton bridge bitter, Pedigree and the chrismas one 'Ugly sisters'. I had pedigree which I couldn't fault it was poured well, had a perfect head and kept its life right to the end.
An honest local.

18 Dec 2008 09:29

The Kings Head, Cubbington

What I lovely place. Not been in for years till tonight. Had close to the best pint of Beer I had drank for a long time. It was served well kept its life and with every gulp left a perfect line round the glass. The beer in questions was Hobsons Best. Also on offer was Hobsons Mild which is a personal faviourite of mine. Also on offer were Flowers IPA, Speckled Hen and Abbotts. The was lots of Wye Valley stuff hanging around which makes me think the they must also be regular.
The bar was full of locals who made us feel very welcome and the pub dog is a retired greyhound called 'Dancer'

7 Dec 2008 18:55

Crown, Liverpool

A place I have walked past often but never felt like going in. That was till yesterday when with railway friend who uses the place to wait for trains due to its close proximity to Lime Street station. As I entered the first thing that struck me is like a large number of central liverpool pubs the inside is well more like entering a 5 star hotel lobby. The ceilings are OTT ornate. The wood paneling and match furniture are superb and well looked after then you wake up and realise you are I humble pub!
Ale were TT Landlord, Tetley's and Beartown Bear Ass which was what I drank and the beer was all round a relly good pint.

5 Dec 2008 13:43

The Grapes Inn, Falmouth

Good food, Excellant local beers, Stoggs and Cornish Knocker from Skinners as well as Sharps Doom Bar. All excellantly served. Recommanded.

18 Nov 2008 20:35

The Almanack, Kenilworth

Excellant a fantastic New Pub. Located at the bottom of a new housing development in central Kenilworth is a very nice, retro pub/restaurant. Part of the Peach Pub company.
Excellant looking menu, Including a differant roast everyday.
The walls display lots of Album covers anything from Blonde to Johnny Cash or Elton John to the Clash.
The Beers are trendy Lager and draft beers from local Brewery Purity, Gold and UBU.
Proper coffees and excellant wine list.
Only negative is Beer is a little pricey.
All the same a welcome addition to Kenilworth.

18 Nov 2008 20:22

Loch Fyne Restaurant, Kenilworth

Not been in yet but has Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen on draft.

18 Nov 2008 20:08

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

Went in last week to find a mild and a porter. Hobsons and Wye valley respective. Top place.

18 Nov 2008 20:05

The William IV, Truro

I will be honest this will never be my first choice pub in truro, but if you have kids with you and need a place to eat this place is very good. Beers, Tribute, Proper Job and St Austell I.P.A. are all 3 excellant beers. Pint of all 3 were had. Menu excellant. St austell may have around 180 tide houses but the great thing is that they are all differant and encouraged to be so.

18 Nov 2008 20:01

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

Went in tonight had a lovely pint of Wye Valley Bitter. Was told by the landlord that it was now perminate replacing Hooky Bitter. How times change.

30 Sep 2008 18:46

The Cottage Inn, Kenilworth

In the name of quility control I popped in today. The Ansells mild was to die for. Was told today that this is now semi perminant. Excellant

30 Sep 2008 18:39

The Oystercatcher, Tighnabruaich

The warnth that you feel when you you walk through the door was fantastic. Lovely scottish welcome. The Fyne ale I had was excellant. The food was very good and had a fine selection of whiskys.

30 Sep 2008 12:11

The George Hotel, Inveraray

Fine place with excellant Fyne ales.

27 Sep 2008 22:18

Kilfinan Hotel, Tighnabruaich

Nice place. Great atmosphere. Proper scottish welcolm. Well servered ale with nice whisky selection.

27 Sep 2008 09:35

The Barrels, Hereford

This place is a gem. Not OTT in anyway just a really good pub. Had a nice pint of Butty Bach and a sandwich. This is the best pub by far in Hereford.

22 Sep 2008 05:25

Gosling Bridge Inn, Carlisle

A suprise as I am not a great fan of gasto pubs but this place is good. Good food, Real ale and right by a holiday inn. junction 44 m6, take the road for carlisle. Keep going its not the big one on right but further down on the left. Great service. Recommended

21 Sep 2008 19:05

The Grapes Bar, Rothesay

Visit while I was on Bute. No Ale :-( but nice selection of whisky, good pool table and proper scottish welcome.

21 Sep 2008 18:47

The Boathouse, Parkgate

OK place, Ales were Wychwood Witchcraft, TT Landlord, Black Sheep, Old Speckled Hen and Tetley Cask.

28 Aug 2008 01:12

The Seven Stars, Thornton Hough

I love this place. Always have. You know the food will always be top notch. If I can say one negative thing and that is beer. Is serves GK IPA, London Pride and Black Sheep. Down the road you have the brilliant Brimstage Brewery. This place would be a perfect location to sell there beer!

28 Aug 2008 00:55

Bromborough Hotel, Bromborough

No real ale but had a fanstastic time with old friends. This place is a real community centre.

28 Aug 2008 00:50

The Royal Oak, Bromborough

Typical Green King pub although it still calls its self a Hardy and Hanson place.

28 Aug 2008 00:48

Harvester (Derby Pool), Wallasey

Beer not great. One of the best harvesters I have yet eaten in. Great View.

28 Aug 2008 00:46

The Magazine Hotel, Wallasey

Excellant unspoit pub with character. Real gem. Beers on offer, Deuchers IPA, Bass, Everards Tiger, M+B Mild and TT Landlord. Worth the walk down the Prom from New Brighton.

28 Aug 2008 00:44

Red Caps, New Brighton

On my first visit I had a lovely light bite and soft drink due to driving. Went back a few weeks later to find the shutters down and a for sale sign. Shame as I liked this place.

28 Aug 2008 00:37

The Lord Leycester Hotel, Warwick

Quiet bar. Does a very nice pint of Slaughterhouse beer.

13 Aug 2008 23:57

Bell And Talbot, Bridgnorth

A beautiful pint of bathams. Although this was all that was on offer the landlord said that he did try to source his guests from a 35 mile radius.

5 Aug 2008 10:09

The King and Castle, Kidderminster

This pub is only about 20 years old yet could be 120 years old. Beers wise Saltaire 'Blonde', Bathams, Royal Piddle 'Wyre Piddle', Ossett 'Real ale Revolution and Archers 'Fanny's your aunt'. I couldn't fault eather the 'Blonde' or 'Fanny's'. Recommend to anyone.

5 Aug 2008 09:35

The Railwaymans Arms, Bridgnorth

Super super super place, Hard to imagine what we would of lost if they had not opened the severn valley railway. Top display of railway artifacts. Brill beers selection; Derventio 'Venus', York 'Decade', Titanic 'Mild', Hobsons 'Town Crier', Stonehenge 'K.P.A. and Batham's. Great to be able to get a plastic glass to take away on the train.

5 Aug 2008 09:27

The White Lion, Bridgnorth

Always a very nice pub. Changed hads about 12 months ago. Busy place. Beers wise; Banks 'Bitter and Original' as well as Wye Valley 'Butty Bach', St Austell 'Tribute' and Ironbridge '1779'. I drank the Ironbridge which was a new beer for me but I highly recommended it to all. Along with the pub which is easy to reach from the SVR station, just go over the footbridge and turn left and its up the hill on the left hand side before you reach the town centre.

5 Aug 2008 09:19

The Black Horse, Bridgnorth

Lovely old pub which dates back to 1700's had a lovely pint of enville ale.

5 Aug 2008 09:13

The Golden Lion Inn, Bridgnorth

A lovely place. Not damaged by any refit. Has a super atmosphere and lots of character. On a monday lunchtime I was able to order a fresh roast lamb dinner, Beers G.K. IPA, Hobsons 'Town Crier', Beer works 'Steel Hammer' and Three Castles 'Stoned'. Had the stoned which was very nice.

5 Aug 2008 09:11

Kings Head, Bridgnorth

This place is excellant. To quote the 'GBG' it a 'Sympathetically renovated grade II listed 16th century coaching Inn'. The job they have done is special. The is another bar out the back whick was close at time of visit but this is advertised as 7 hand pumps and as the brewery tap for the 'Bridgnorth Brewery' which is also located here. Beers on offer at time of visit were; Hobson's 'Best and Town crier',
Exmoor 'Gold', Olde Swan 'Entire' and Bridgnorth 'Apley Ale'. Tried the Apley Ale which went down very nicely.

5 Aug 2008 09:03

The Lord Clifden, Birmingham

Second visit for me now and I still say what a really nice pub this is. I ventured in to the main bar today where the must of been 20 or so locals from many walks of life. Found the computer and at time of visit someone was using to view this very site. The beer was Purity 'Gold', Wye Valley 'HPA' and Batham's 'Best Bitter' I really couldn't fault the batham's. I had been drinking it in the Black country earlier and the pint was just as good. Had a nice menu and very nice garden with a table tennis table. Worth a visit any time you are in the area.

5 Aug 2008 08:44

The Church Inn, Hockley

Lovely, completly lovely. The Interior is old, yes a bit of T.L.C. is required but please don't spoil it as its beautiful dark wood bar, paneling and furnishings. The beer is excellant too, Everards 'sunchaser and tiger', Holdens 'Bitter' and a new one for me, Robinsons 'Dark Hatter Mild'. A must for anyone visiting the area.

5 Aug 2008 08:35

The Mug House Inn, Bewdley

This is a great pub. Forgot till yesterday that I once went to a beer festival here. The pub has some lovely old pictures of Bewdley including many of the area in flood. Beer wise good selection, Wye Valley 'HPA', TT 'Landlord', and Woods 'Shropshire Lad'. The Woods beer was so clear, smooth and creamy I had to have 2 pints!

5 Aug 2008 08:28

Wyandotte Inn, Kenilworth

Just popped in for a quick pint. The wyandotte has just gone through a change of licencie. It was a good place before. The only real changes are the addition of a pool table (time to make a fool of myself)and the were 2 guest, Jennings cumberland and cooker hoop. The place was packet out which was excellant. Good luck to the new people.

1 Aug 2008 16:01

The Debonair, Leamington Spa

This place is currently closed for a refurb.

28 Jul 2008 14:40

The Fusilier, Leamington Spa

Walked passed today. Had a sign up to say re-opening on 25th july at 6pm.

23 Jul 2008 14:09

The Vine Inn, Warwick

On the evening of my visit this place was quite. The was no real ale on offer but 2 pumps were tantalising located on the bar.

21 Jul 2008 16:38

Clarendon House Hotel, Kenilworth

Walk passed here today. It was closed for a refurb. This note was on the door,

'Sorry, as of today we are closed for 16 weeks for a total refurbishment. We will re-open as a loach fyne restaurant in november'.

Although this was never the best pub in the world it had an important roll in kenilworth and will be missed. I hope that these places are pub restaurants!

I will keep everyone informed.

18 Jul 2008 21:19

The Red Lion, Northend

This pub is currently closed and boarded up with 'To Lease' sign outside. A real shame for this once busy local.

18 Jul 2008 09:17

Racehorse, Warwick

A good place to take the family. More an eating pub than a drinking but very much family friendly. The tiger's good though.

17 Jul 2008 17:10

The Antelope, Warwick

Nice place. Local pub but made to feel welcome. Served banks bitter and Slaughterhouse 'saddleback'.
Beer served well and although the place is a little tired it is clean and cared for.

17 Jul 2008 17:06

The Old Fourpenny Shop Hotel, Warwick

It must be 12 months since I last visited the 'Old Four Penny Shop' Not far from the race course. It always has 5 or 6 ales on offer. On this visit we had Lady Godiva and Best from the warwickshire Brewery, Wetheroak 'Libity', R.C.H. 'Pitchfolk' and Theakston 'XB'. Serves food and has a good wine list.
One of Warwick's best places. 8/10

17 Jul 2008 17:03

The Foresters Arms, Warwick

This is a local pub for local people! They offer Brew XI and Greene King IPA. Although as I wasn't a local I seemed to be invisable! So I went next door to the Old Forepenny Shop!

17 Jul 2008 16:56

Woodland Tavern, Leamington Spa

I hadn't been in this place for a while. It was the same as ever. Yes its in need of a bit of a refurb. But for a local has character and charm. Only one beer on offer Saddleback bitter 3.8% from slaughterhouse brewery. Nice to have a local pub who serves local beer. The beer was served well and still had plenty of life even when I finished it. 7/10

8 Jul 2008 11:54

The Gauntlet, Kenilworth

This place plays an important roll in this area of kenilworth. Its in the middle of an estate. The are nearly all the shops you will ever need close at hand. Pubs are meeting places. The Gauntlet is I would say 1950's. It is in need of a refurb but at the same point the place still feels loved and when I walked in not one person stopped to look at me. I was served quickly and the bar maid was happy with a smile on her face. The beers Ruddles Best and Youngs Bitter although not inspirational were good and well served. All in all I can't give a low mark for this place as everything was good if not great. 7/10

1 Jul 2008 16:41

The Clarendon Arms, Kenilworth

Well, Not a bad place really. If you are near the castle this is the place to go for a drink. The pub looks small but goes back a long way. Beers on offer were not imaginative Hooky bitter, Black Sheep and Landlord but the Hooky bitter I drank was good. The menu look very good but then this place is owned by the same people who own Harrington which is one of the best if not the best restaurant in Kenilworth.

30 Jun 2008 16:18

The Undergraduate, Leamington Spa

This place could be much nicer than it is. Looks good from the outside. Right by the railway station, lots of place but needs good beer and a rethink.

23 Jun 2008 20:56

The Royal Oak, Kenilworth

Had a visit tonight in the name of Quility control. I had a pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord which was super stuff. The nicest pint of Landlord which I have had in a while.

23 Jun 2008 20:52

The Malt Shovel Inn, Ruardean

What a place. This is one of the best village pubs I have every been in. The Beer was superb, Butcombe Bitter and Nethercote IPA. Both were clear when served and with plenty of life. The menu is excellant and atmosphere in bar and restaurant. The is magnificent table in the restaurant that is a over 400 years old and seats about 20 people. The is a lovely garden and all around the inside and out are all types of enamel signs from the london Underground as well as early coach trips advertising. The place is full of tresures. A must for anyone to visit who is in the Forest of Dean. The is also a Hotel with this place. It is a total free house and also has a pool table and Dart Board.

15 Jun 2008 21:33

Bowling Green, Leamington Spa

Went in here a couple of weeks ago to see if it was still open! Yes it is. If it carries on I don't think it will close. The locals are all rallying round. A couple are doing the garden and It looks excellent. The toilets have had a lot of walk do to them. The whole inside is being repainted. The beer was very nice. They had Deuchers IPA, Green King IPA and Hopback Summer lightning. The Summerlightning was very drinkable. I have improved my rating from 3/10 to 7/10.

15 Jun 2008 15:40

The Jet, Leamington Spa

An OK local. Used to be called 'The Brunswick'. The Beer wasn't bad (Hook Norton Bitter)and I have never been able to say anything differant. I used to live next door so was for a while my local. Modern pub but don't let this put you off.

13 Jun 2008 19:55

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

Have just returned home from the O.B. where I have been drinking St Austell 'Tinners' and 'Tribute' both super beers, not sure which I prefer. This place never stops surprising me. Keep it up.

12 Jun 2008 21:10

Wyandotte Inn, Kenilworth

Just had a quick pint here today. Had a very nice pint of Hopback 'Spring Zing'. Worth its GBG inclusion.

12 Jun 2008 16:57

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

This is in my opinion Kenilworths best all round pub. On the day of visit they were serving, Hook Norton 'Hooky Bitter', Holdens 'Mild' although this changed to Church End 'R Reg', St Austell 'Tribute' and Purity 'UBU'. They have coming in the next few weeks beers from Wye Valley (3), Scattor Rock (2), Cottage, Church End, Wentworth to name but 5. The joy of a free house meaning that if they can source a beer they will get it and the Landlords not failed yet! 8 wonderful single malt whiskeys and the best wine selection of any place in Kenilworth. Every monday night is fish a chip night and the is also talk of a pie night once a month. If at the end of the day you don't want to go home then they even have a hotel.

12 Jun 2008 12:43

The Famous Virgins and Castle, Kenilworth

This is a GBG regular, an Everards pub. It was serving Everards Tiger, Beacon, Sunchaser, Original and Chocolate Ale (mild) as well as London Pride. This place has history as it started life as 2 pubs . The menu was english and japanese. 12 single malts are offered and the is a lovely garden to the rear.

12 Jun 2008 12:27

The Cross, Kenilworth

This place is more a posh/stylish gastropub. The bber is good. Hook Norton Bitter and Timothy Taylor Landlord on draft on my visit. ( not a pumpclip type of place).

12 Jun 2008 12:14

The Royal Oak, Kenilworth

Very much a local pub. On my visit they were serving, Ansells 'Mild' and 'Bitter', Bombardier and Pedigree.
Sports memorabilia of golf and West Bromwich Albion. The is dates and pool. Large Garden and right buy the bus stop 12 and U2. Has in the past been in the good beer guide.

12 Jun 2008 12:08

Engine, Kenilworth

The Engine is a nice place, Old fashioned local. It has a central bar with plenty of seating all the way round. Watch your head when walking through the door as the door frame is quite low. Beers were not the most exciting on my visit, Wickwar 'Long John Silver', Hook Norton 'Old Hooky', Spitfire and Brew XI. The was also a Chalk Board that stated that Summer Lightning and Batemans XXXB to be on soon.

12 Jun 2008 11:55

The Cottage Inn, Kenilworth

The Cottage is an interesting place, Yes the inside looks dated but very clean and looked after, On my visit it had Wickwar 'Long John Silver', Skinners 'Cornish Knocker', Ansells 'Mild' and GK 'IPA' on draft. The were 6 differant single malts also. A good looking menu. I have eaten here and the food is good value. It also sells proper 'Pork Scratchings'.

12 Jun 2008 11:46

Wyandotte Inn, Kenilworth

The Wyandotte Inn is a very good and friendly local. It was serving Buttonwood Bitter, Jennings Cockerhoop and Youngs special on draft. I had the cockerhoop on this visit which was superb, had a nice head and was crystal clear. The barman told me that he had Lancaster bomber on next. Looking around this place the are a number of sports memorabilia pictures of not only England football and cricket but also Coventry city. The is a lovely model of the pub above the main entrance. I nice touch was a local even bought a bowl of crisps from the bar to offer me some. The were a couple playing darts and the cricket was on the TV.

12 Jun 2008 11:29

The Lord Clifden, Birmingham

Not a bad place. Yes it has a high rating which well in my opinion this is a 7/10 pub. The beer is good, I had Butty Bach which was as good as I had ever had. The menu looked good although at the time I was in the was no one eating. This place is one where both the customers and Staff care. I felt welcome and wanted. A place worth its five minutes of fame.

7 Jun 2008 19:23

The Saxon Mill, Warwick

Great location, Nice walks around the area, good food and beers ok, Price is somewhat high but worth it for afternoon stroll. Recommened you make up your own mind.

27 May 2008 09:47

Old Mint, Southam

A wet bank holiday in Southam was greatly improved by a visit to this place. Purity Gold and UBU, say no more.

26 May 2008 21:13

The Case is Altered, Five Ways

Had a lovely afternoon walk across the fields from Kenilworth. This is a really nice place with top class beers. It would be unfar to pick one as all off them are worth 9/10.

12 May 2008 08:57

The Alexandra Arms, Rugby

An Excellent watering Hole. I had this place recommended to me and boy do I owe them a drink.
This place is fantastic. I had a couple of pints of the beer brewered in the micro brewery on site 'Petite Blonde' 3.9avb. (with the exception of local beer festivals) available in the pub only. Also had an half of Triple FFF 'Pressed Rat and Waithog'mild.
The landlord told me he likes to serve plenty of milds and stoughts. The food was excellent and even at 12 lunchtime was steady with locals.

30 Apr 2008 17:40

The Red Lion, Swanage

Stayed here last year. Fantastic. Some interesting beers were on offer from Cottage, Archers and ringwood stable. My good lady likes a proper cider and she was in her element. A couple of very nice whiskeys at the end of the night from a small but very interesting collect. The accomadation top notch. I recommend the full english breakfast in the morning. This is a pub worth being in the top 40!

28 Apr 2008 08:49

The Old Ale House, Truro

I think Chav_man must have taken a wrong turning as he can't have found this pub. Truro is a beer mecca and this is one of the best.
IGNOR Chav_man as he is probably floating in a paddling pool!!!!!!!

21 Apr 2008 22:45

The Cask and Bottle, Leamington Spa

The are a lot of real good pubs in Leamington Spa. They have to be good because the always another option.

'Cask and Bottle' has a lovely warm atmosphere got talking to the locals and stayed far to long. It is nice for an outsider to be made so welcome! My Beer was beautifully served. The chap behind the bar know what he was doing and how to serve proper beer.

I rated this place as 7. In terms of the rest it is a really nice all round pub.

20 Apr 2008 15:04

Three Horseshoes, Princethorpe

Overpriced. Never even tried the beer as a morgage was required to for the menu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Apr 2008 17:56

The Old Ale House, Truro

If you want to eat or drink this has to go down as one of the best pubs in the country. The steak is top notch and if you want a good beer try the Skinner's speciel it is superb!

9 Apr 2008 21:06

The Windmill, Stratford Upon Avon

A top pub. Best in Stratford

9 Apr 2008 21:03

The Lazy Cow, Stratford Upon Avon

Was a great place till it stopped brewing beer! Know no better than a wetherspoons! Just twice the price!!!!

9 Apr 2008 21:02

The New Bulls Head, Stratford Upon Avon

Beer and food were ok but I have one thing to say; "Bring back 'The Sportsman' this pub was class and 10 times better!

9 Apr 2008 20:59

The Oak, Warwick

Pub has lot long changed hand. Had a beautiful pint of Tynemill 'blonde' Excellant

11 Mar 2008 11:46

The Stag's Head, Offchurch

Just had a fantastic Sunday dinner. It was a meal worthy of a posh restaurant. Had to very nice well kept and well served pints of Jennings 'Cumberland Ale'. The pub is a lovely cozy local. Well worth a visit.

9 Mar 2008 16:07

The Vine Inn, Sheffield

Excellent pub. Visited last year. Enjoyed. Nice to see it on the site.

8 Mar 2008 18:19

The Royal Oak, Winchcombe

Excellant Pub. Food and Drink excellant. Made to feel so welcome. Had what felt like person service. Lovely way to end a day in the cotswolds. Well worth its entry in the Good Beer Guide. The Goffs gester is worth special mention. Had a pint from all four pumps and all were to notch.

7 Mar 2008 18:53

The Pheasant, Toddington

Serves a lovely pint of stanway 'stanney' Bitter. Food was awful. Sunday roast was well 90% submerged in Gravy!

7 Mar 2008 18:47

The Railway Arms, Alton

A lovely way to finish a trip on the watercress line with a couple (or four)very nice pints before Ale. Fantastic.

7 Mar 2008 18:33

The Somerville Arms, Leamington Spa

A GEM. Fantastic pub. Good Beer. Excellant local. Wish I lived closer as would love as my local.

6 Mar 2008 18:09

Sweeney's, Leamington Spa

Not worth a review!!!!!!!!!!

6 Mar 2008 18:07

Robbins Well, Leamington Spa

Last time I went in there was about 5 years ago the average then was 16! Things have improved the menu looked good but had eaten. The beer was ok but not for a card carring CAMRA member.

6 Mar 2008 18:04

The Gristmill Inn, Sydenham

A lovely Pub. Great for the family. Excellent local community pub. This is not a pub for your CAMRA carrying person though!

6 Mar 2008 17:56

The Jug and Jester, Leamington Spa

Nice pub. Clean. Had a nice meal and 2 very nice pints of 'Banks Bitter'. Service was very good. I felt as though they wanted me to be there.

6 Mar 2008 16:55

The Benjamin Satchwell, Leamington Spa

The worst wetherspoons pub I have ever been in. Had a pint of one of the regular beers it came our cloudy. I asked to change the barman asked for a supervisor who told me the was nothing wrong with the beer! I ended up with guiness which was OK! My food came. The veg was brown and the meal was cold. Got my money back but was made to feel a trouble maker! Ended up in the 'Jug and Jester'. Which is a little futher down the road by the parish church. A nice refurbished pub with good beer and nice food which was nice and hot.

6 Mar 2008 16:51

The Lion, Kenilworth

Went to have a drink here today. No beers on offer. Made to feel stupid for asking by a bar person who was more interested in themselfs than me!

6 Mar 2008 16:39

Clarendon House Hotel, Kenilworth

Looks OK from the outside. Shame it is a Greene King pub. The range is poor. The only good thing was the Hardys and Hanson 'Olde Trip'. (shame its not brewed in Nottingham these days!. Don't rate it. If you want foods you have the 'Vs' across the road, for somewhere to stay you have the 'Old Bakery' and if you want a proper beer the 'Vs' is good, The 'Royal Oak' is very good but the 'Old Bakery' is fantastic for Ales and Whiskey.

6 Mar 2008 16:35

Kelsey's Bar, Leamington Spa

I have one thing to say about this place. Why does it even get mentioned on this web site.

27 Feb 2008 16:34

The Famous Virgins and Castle, Kenilworth

This is a lovely pub. The is a very good selection of beer. As Everards are still a family run business this shows positively in there beer. The was a lovely sounding ti menu which I will try the food when I am hungry. It looked good though. Great place to drink in the afternoon before the 'Old Bakery' opens.

21 Feb 2008 21:00

Queen and Castle, Kenilworth

When adding my last review I made an error. I was trying to hold back on what to say. I forgot the h in shame and said same! This has to be the worst pub I have every been in. The beer was flat, I tasted of essence of viniger. In 12 years of ale drinking it was the worst pint of beer I have ever drunk. If this was the last pub on earth I would drink Tea.

21 Feb 2008 20:37

The Babington Arms, Derby

Best wetherspoons pub I have every been in.

21 Feb 2008 18:48

Queen and Castle, Kenilworth

Lovely location. Same about the pub and Beer!

21 Feb 2008 18:41

The City Inn (Tavern An Dre), Truro

I pub I have visited regularly. Feel its been rated a bit unfairly. Always has a great range of beer from devon and cornwall. Try it the food is very good.

21 Feb 2008 17:37

The Bell Inn, Nottingham

Nice place. Needs a refurb but full of atmosphere. The olde trip was nice. shame about the green king stuff. To my surprise i found a beer festival out the back. Some lovely beers from Nottingham Brewery and Rugby brewery.

21 Feb 2008 17:32

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

This pub is a real gem. Had another visit and it only continues to amaze me. Holdens mild. Fantastic. Was told that this beer is often to be found on the pumps. It's even served in proper holdens brewery glasses. Will keep you posted. An excellant pub and worth including in a pub cruel. Also had beer from cottage brewery,'Golden Arrow' and whilst I was there Vale brewerys 'Edgar's Golden ale' appeared. Every thing about these beers was as close to perfection that any of us had every found. As this pub is a complete free house then the beer range seems to be vast. I will be back.

21 Feb 2008 17:22

The Royal Oak, Kenilworth

The Royal oak is a nice back street local. Beer choice is a bit tame but the beer which it servers is in excellent condition. The Ansells mild was excellent. Was told this is a perminent beer. Well worth a visit on a pub crawl of old Kenilworth.

21 Feb 2008 17:10

The Old Bakery, Kenilworth

What a place. This pub has class. They serve one of the finest pints you will find in not only Kenilworth but Warwickshire. The St Austell tribute is to die for. If you are in Kenilworth on a monday evening the fish and chip night is recommended.Delivered to the pub from Alfie Grimshaws fish and chip shop. Worth a visit in its own right.

17 Feb 2008 22:35

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