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The Wave Maiden, Southsea

Have visited a least 5 times now and the beers on offer are superb. Price are reasonable and in-line with local competitors (of which there are many) Very helpful and friendly owners / staff and they serve pretty decent food too!

17 Mar 2018 14:47

The New Inn Hotel, Clovelly

Interior is a little dated, but the staff were friendly, beer well kept (Country Life "Ho! Hop! Hic!) and was a reasonable price. Shame about having to pay £7 to enter the village

5 Jan 2017 18:22

The Red Lion Hotel, Clovelly

Paid £7 to walk down to a pub with one bar closed and the other staffed by one person. The queue was 12 customers long. Didn't hang around for a pint

5 Jan 2017 18:18

The Winterton Arms, Chiddingfold

New owners in I understand. My folks phoned to book a table for Sunday lunch and got an answerphone. Left a message, but no reply. I visited last night to find the front door locked, but lights on? Peering through the window all 3 hand pump clips were turned round....what the hell is going on?????

27 Oct 2016 00:14

The Garden Gate, Aldershot

Now Cask Marque accredited and in the 2016 CAMRA Good Beer Guide

25 Sep 2016 17:11

The Cyder House Inn, Shackleford

Popped in the other night....what a transformation, and a lovely welcome when I arrived. Several ales on - all Badgers. Was served a decent pint (£3.90). Decided to stay for a bite and wasn't disappointed.

19 Sep 2016 23:18

The Crimea Inn, Aldershot

An ok pub, but not sure it deserves the accolade of "best pub in Aldershot" Only one ale on and that wasn't great. I also think the Cask Marque accreditation is no longer valid.

17 Sep 2016 13:31

HUIS, Southsea

Never got to try anything as the girl behind the bar was rude and very uninviting.

31 Jul 2016 23:32

The Swan, Ash Vale

It's a Chef and Brewer so one would expect standards to be pretty good. The beer choice was good too, with 5 ales including an offering from the local Hop Art Brewery (Hoppy Blonde) Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was tasty and not overly expensive. Great location alongside the Basingstoke Canal

30 May 2016 11:40

The Three Horseshoes, Cranleigh

Thanks slickslinger, I'm going to give it a try next time i'm in the area

30 May 2016 11:20

The Richard Onslow, Cranleigh

Definitely worth more than 3 / 10. Had a beer fest on over the bank holiday weekend and it was well attended. Service was a little slow, but ales were well kept. It does have a restaurant feel about it, but don't let this put you off.

30 May 2016 11:17

The Star, Witley

Themed food nights on Wednesday's (tapas) and Thursday's (Steak)
Visited on Thursday for 2 steaks and 2 drinks for £25.....very tasty. Normally 2 ales on, but only Doombar available for visit (sorry this Molson Coors owned beer that's brewed 267 miles from Rock in Cornwall doesn't excite me anymore !)
Still a great pub that is welcoming to all.

6 May 2016 01:17

The Three Horseshoes, Thursley

Visited on a Thursday at 6:30 pm. reasonably busy, but not very welcoming. Appears to be a bit of a "locals" pub and made us feel uncomfortable as we are not from the village. We asked if we needed to book a table as ALL were in the process of being laid. Advised no food until 7pm. Barman felt it necessary to take the piss out of my partners preference for lime and soda (she was driving that day!) so decided to take our food order elsewhere. Frensham Soul...however was excellent

6 May 2016 01:02

The Garden Gate, Aldershot

Forgot to add to previous comment, this is now a freehouse, and no longer tied to Greene King

10 Apr 2016 16:39

The Bear and Ragged Staff, Wrecclesham

Back open again and things are looking up. Beer selection is the same as the previous owner - 2 ales from the Caledonian brewery (Deuchars IPA and a re-named Edinburgh Castle). Food was due to be re-introduced, but likely to be "chips with everything"
The large(previously unused) restaurant has been re-fitted with a pool table and dart board, yet the rest of the pub retains a high end pub / foodie feel.

3 Apr 2016 17:29

The Queen Hotel, Aldershot

Bar service is still rather slow, but the beer choice has improved....well most of the time. Occasionally the ale selection is uninspiring, but it has a good number of craft ales in the fridge.

3 Apr 2016 17:16

The Garden Gate, Aldershot

A great traditional pub that currently serves 4 well kept ales. The Maggs Mild is a particular favourite of mine. It has a loyal band of locals , but is extremely welcoming to new visitors. There are regular quiz nights and music events, but don't expect food. Re an earlier 2013 comment....the toilets have been re-decorated to a very high standard.

3 Apr 2016 17:12

The Bear and Ragged Staff, Wrecclesham

Just when the pub looked like it was doing well, it now seems shut.

7 Feb 2016 18:40

The Charterhouse, Godalming

Indian food is no longer. Manager is new, as is the tapas menu.
New owners seem friendly enough and the Dark Star Hophead was tasty.
However on second visit the Hophead was past its best and the new owners seemed more interested looking at a laptop rather than attending to the customers. My partner and her daughter sampled the tapas which they reported was very greasy, and they'd had a lot better elsewhere. I want this pub to survive, but they will need to up their game to compete with the other Godalming pubs.

13 Sep 2015 16:22

The White Lion, Milford

Sadly closed down. If rumours are correct the "pubco" has sold it for redevelopment!

19 Jun 2015 01:11

The Wey Inn, Godalming

Half burned down ruin. Will one day become a Tesco.

19 Jun 2015 01:06

The Slug and Lettuce, Godalming

Closed down. Now "fat face"

19 Jun 2015 01:03

The King Alfred, Godalming

Gone for good. Now private housing

19 Jun 2015 01:02

The Crown, Badshot Lea

A Fullers pub. 2 ales available: London Pride and Seafarers with a fine selection of bottled beers too. Friendly welcome from the landlord and a couple of locals.

22 Oct 2013 23:10

The Cricketers Inn, Badshot Lea

A proper pub. Friendly landlady and landlord. 4 ales on offer, 3 of which I've never heard of before, plus Courage Best. Didn't try the food, but heard it's tasty and well priced.

22 Oct 2013 23:00

The Queens Head, Seddlescombe

Popped in on the way back from Hastings, and well worth travelling the short distance from the A21. Lovely welcome from the lady behind the bar who offered me a sample of one of 4 ales available: Boadicea (I think it was one of Rother Valleys) plus Harveys Best Bitter, Doom Bar and an American Pale Ale. Will definitely call in again

22 Oct 2013 22:55

Royal Staff, Aldershot

As of November 2012, under new management -Brian & Jane. London Pride was excellent quality and the bar staff were friendly. Had a band on when I visited (The Cobbles) who were superb.

28 Nov 2012 00:20

The Merry Harriers, Hambledon

Popped in early Sunday evening for a beer and found this to be a great pub. A friendly welcome from the barman and the landlord, and an excellent selection of ales and ciders, was even offered a taster of Gales' Seafarer before buying. Didn't try the food, but the menu looked varied and interesting. The beer garden to the rear is large and well laid out with a boules area and plenty of "no smoking" tables too. Was a tad surprised to find all the bar stools upended on the bar when we walked through the pub to leave at 8:15pm! Told that it shuts at 8pm on a Sunday so beware. Will definitely be visiting again, regardless of the previous 4 comments which are from the same party. Perhaps they should have read the the entry on Aug 2010 to understand that the pub has had serious complaints about noise before!

26 Jun 2011 23:21

The Thai Terrace, Guildford

This is a restaurant, not a pub. Why is it on "beer in the evening"?

6 Mar 2011 17:41

The Star, Witley

Haven't been in for a while, but further improvements have been made since I last visited.
Popped in for a beer and a bite last night, and they've installed a real fire, and the pub is now "Cask Marque". Menu has changed too.
Currently serving GK IPA, London Pride and Doom Bar.
Would recommend the pie and mash, and a pint of Doom Bar.....lovely

9 Dec 2010 23:11

The Jolly Farmer, Bramley

Visited here on a bitterly cold Saturday night. It was both warm (all four fire places were lit) and welcoming. The young bar staff were knowledgable about the superb selection of ales - 7 or 8 as I recall. The food was excellent and the serving staff were polite and attentive. Not sure why "Robamy" feels it is extremely expensive as the prices are common with the vast majority of decent pubs in Surrey. Definitely worth a visit.
I'm going back for sure.

5 Dec 2010 12:33

The Shepherd and Flock, Farnham

Visited on Saturday night (haven't been here for a while) and it looks like it's had a makeover or it's under new management. Same great selection of ales (5 or 6 I think?) - Punch haven't got hold of this one yet fortunately. Had a very tasty drop of Hammerpot's Porter (�3.40) and stayed for a bite to eat too. A tad on the pricey side, but the beer and service made up for it.
Definitely going back, although hopefully driven next time!

17 Oct 2010 12:50

The Stag on the River, Eashing

Visited last night and had a tasty pint of Shere Drop (�3.30) with a rib eye steak (�16) that was the best I've ever had. Staff are polite and attentive. Restaurant decor so possibly not a great "drinking" pub, but definitely worth a visit.

16 Oct 2010 12:58

The Star, Witley

With reference to Steamer1 - lets not compare a restaurant that sells beer to a pub that sells food. However I do agree that the range of ales on sale at the Refectory are superb. The food is cheaper at the Star though.
The Star is getting more popular by the week.
The beers have changed now to Ringwood Best, Sharps Doombar and Hogs Back TEA.
Had the TEA last night - very nice.
Have eaten there on a number of occasions and have pretty much worked my way through the menu. All the dishes I've had have been tasty, although it could do with a refresh every now and then.

11 Sep 2010 13:27

The Star, Witley

I've been back several times and can't fault the place.
The beers, whilst the same selection as before are well kept, and they now have a very decent chef. Varied menu with interesting twists like sweet potato chips, plus the normal roasts on a Sunday.
Beer garden and childrens play area at the back too.

10 Aug 2010 22:45

The Refectory, Godalming

Agree with Beergog. 5 real ales on when I visited and the food was excellent. Staff really friendly too.

25 Jul 2010 11:52

The White Lion, Milford

Gave this place another go and I'm glad I did. Staff were a lot more friendly and the experience overall was very good. Food is excellent here and I would recommend it.
If you're local, register your email address and get a free bottle of wine (plus an extra 20% off if booked online) on your first visit.

27 Jun 2010 11:21

The Squirrel at Hurtmore, Hurtmore

Started to drink and eat here more regularly as the beers, food and service are excellent. I've always been made to feel welcome and the ever changing ales keep me going back.
Visited on Thursday night, which was Tapas night and had a great time again. Food and beer was great.

27 Jun 2010 11:13

The Star, Witley

It has reopened under completely new management.
Really friendly owners made me feel very welcome.
A good selection of ales - Ringwood Best, Sharps DoomBar and St Austell Tribute.
Definitely going back.

23 Jun 2010 13:38

The Red Lion, Milford

This will soon be a Tesco Express. Boycott them before they take over your old pub. I see Yates in Guildford is going the same way. Be very afraid

25 Apr 2010 12:10

The Two Brewers, Windsor

Visited here on St Georges Day to try out the new brew - Guardsman from the NEW Windsor and Eton brewery. This pub is what a pub should be, friendly staff and inviting atmosphere. Tried the Tapas (Fridays and Saturdays only) and would recommend it. Had a great night and will definitely be going back, however if you're looking for a pub with clinical white walls and polished floors then this pub isn't for you.

25 Apr 2010 12:05

Ye Olde George, East Meon

Visited here on Saturday night. Very friendly staff, good selection of Ales - sampled the Badgers Hopping Hare and the food was great. Very traditional country pub and should not be missed. Get there before Tesco do !

21 Feb 2010 19:10

The Kings Arms Royal Hotel, Godalming

Update since last visit - Ale back on with London Pride (�2.90) and Flowers available. Menu has changed for the better, but prices up as a result - most meals are arount the �13 mark and a Sunday roast is �7.95. Roast lamb was tasty and portions are large

21 Feb 2010 19:01

The Richmond Arms, Godalming

Took my folks here for a Sunday roast after walking out of the "real ale dry" KIngs Arms. Rather tired looking pub inside and out, but food and ale was good. Tried the Old Speckled Hen, but Bass and Greene King IPA also available. Oh and take cash with you as neither debit nor credit cards are accepted.

31 Jan 2010 20:17

The Kings Arms Royal Hotel, Godalming

Oh dear....the management has changed again and the new lot have a hard act to follow. Visited for a Sunday roast and an ale with my folks - not one Real Ale on and meals up by a quid. The normal menu now caters for the "chips with everything" brigade and not inspiring one bit.

31 Jan 2010 20:05

The White Lion, Milford

Popped in for a snack on Saturday lunchtime. Was looking for an ale and a sandwich, but was told that the kitchen staff had been sent home - it was 1.30pm ! To be fair it was quiet and I was the only customer. Make your own conclusion.

28 Sep 2009 22:20

The Barley Mow, Tilford

I'm afraid I have to agree with harriharrison, having just paid �4.30 for 2 halves of cider and a packet of crisps.

23 Aug 2009 20:59

The Six Bells, Farnham

First visit on a Sunday eve, and first impressions were good. Not the smartest pub around, but this was made up by the friendly staff and locals, and some well served ale. Only stayed for a pint, but will make the effort to return. Reckon this could be a corking boozer on a Friday / Saturday. Food is supposed to be good too.

4 Aug 2009 22:50

The Albion, Farnham

Been renovated since last photo taken and seems to be very well done. Unfortunately I visited when there was not one real ale on - all four pumps were turned round. Told that Greene King hadn't delivered. Went straight to The Six Bells, a short walk away (also a Greene King pub) and they had plenty - Sun Dance went down very well ! The Albion is worth a second visit though. Hopefully next time I'll get to try the ales and possibly the food, which I'm told is excellent.

4 Aug 2009 22:41

The White Hart, Witley

Spent the entire evening there last night and loved it. A 16th century building with character serving tasty Whitstable Bay and Spitfire (didn't get to try the Master Brew) - other drinks are available! Landlord and staff were friendly and welcoming. No fruit machines or juke box - excellent. What a village pub should be.

1 Aug 2009 12:10

The Anchor Inn, Godalming

harveyb, I accept that a pub is not necessarily defined by its wall colour and that the people who drink there and the service you receive can go a long way to make a decent pub, but the point is when I visited, the staff outnumbered the customers and the stark decor made it feel characterless and soulless.
Take a look at the best pub in Godalming - The Star and you'll see how it should be done.
I want "The Anchor" to survive, but I don't think this is the way to go about it.

30 Jul 2009 18:42

The Anchor Inn, Godalming

I made a point of visiting on Friday night, hoping that this was the answer to The Anchor, unfortunately I'm not sure it is. I'm not happy with the name change for a start. Are they aware that Morris Dancers perform here (or perhaps used to) as this was a traditional pub that served decent ales. Inside it is painted white - everywhere. It has no atmosphere and with only two other customers it felt as comfortable as a railway station waiting room. There were some decent ales on handpump, but I didn't get to try them as the intimidating feel was just too much for me.
Please do something to liven it up a bit and I'll give it a second chance.

26 Jul 2009 22:44

The Squirrel at Hurtmore, Hurtmore

I visited here on Saturday evening to sample the refurb and an ale or two and overall it was job well done. The ale I tried was tasty and well looked after. The food prices in my opinion were a tad high and would explain for the certain types of car / 4 wheel drives in the car park. As the weather was good I sat in the beer garden, however once winter is upon us, The Squirrel will take on its intended use - as a restaurant. Don't get me wrong, I hope it survives, but what we have here is a restaurant that serves beer, rather than a pub that serves food. Inside it does not have a pub feel and all tables are layed out for diners. "mylesgilbert" proudly states how many diners he has served rather than how many beer barrels he's gone through and seeing that this website is dedcated to - pubs, bars and drinking, it's inclusion on it is in question. I'm glad the building is back in use and as there are decent ales on handpump I will be returning. Perhaps we could have some more seating inside for drinkers only?

26 Jul 2009 22:14

The Rising Sun, Clanfield

Well, I visited here early on Saturday evening, not having read any of the previous reviews and did not receive anything like the same service etc. I've double checked and it is the same pub. The man who served me was pleasant enough. The pub had a nice feel about it and there were at least 6 real ales on. The Brakspear Oxford Gold was well looked after, albeit pricey at �3.20. Tried the food too and the portions were huge and not that expensive. There were no "loud mouthed gormless yokels" inside so maybe I was lucky. I don't live nearby, but I would visit again if I was in the area.

12 Jul 2009 11:43

The Withies Inn, Compton

Like most have said, lovely garden and traditional pub feel inside. Sadly we didn't get to try the ale (or food) as we were put off by the pretentious waiters wearing waistcoats (ffs) and the price of the food. If you want to pay �14 for a salad, then this is the place for you. We won't bother returning.

2 Jul 2009 00:07

The Cricketers, Farncombe

Good atmosphere and great Fullers ales, and it's only a short walk from the railway station. This place deserves a far higher rating than 4.9

20 Jun 2009 10:53

The Anchor Inn, Godalming

Still closed, although I did see some lights on inside the other night.
This used to be such a great pub in the 90s. Come on Punch sort it out.

20 Jun 2009 10:35

The Stag on the River, Eashing

Have to agree with brett.wimpory, things have changed for the better. Visited at 7pm tonight and got a very friendly welcome. Barman offered me a sample of Hogs Back HOP before buying. (�3 a pint) Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Perhaps not a drinkers pub inside, but it does have a good beer garden.
I will be going back.

13 Jun 2009 00:16

The Red Lion, Godalming

Come on Red Lion, sort it out.
I don't like the dog in the pub, but it wouldn't stop me visiting. The atmosphere and the attitude of the landlord would!

7 Jun 2009 12:13

The Jolly Farmer, Blacknest

If you're thinking about visiting, please don't use the June and August 2008 reviews as a reference. Something must have changed because the food I tried at the weekend was superb. A truely pleasurable experience. Yes, perhaps it may be a little pricey, but it's well worth it. Decent ales on tap - HSB, London Pride, Chiswick plus one other. My HSB was faultless. Staff are friendly too.

7 Jun 2009 12:05

The Stoke, Guildford

Visited last Friday lunchtime and had a tasty guest ale that I can't seem to remember the name of, plus an excellent burger. The food here is great pub fare, well priced and home cooked. Staff were friendly too. I will be going back again.
Picked up a flyer advertising comedy nights here. Got some big names booked - Lee Mack being one. Got to be worth a visit.

4 Jun 2009 23:03

Old Swan Inn, Llantwit Major

Visited on Bank Holiday weekend and yes it was busy. Best pub in Llantwit I'd say. Great old building and friendly staff. Had a nice pint of Cottage Spring too.

26 May 2009 11:52

The Black Horse Inn, Byworth

If you can find this pub, don't be put off by the outside appearance - the building side is a little tatty. Inside it's a different story, it's a great traditional pub. No pretences here, no Pubco standard decor, just great beers and excellent food, a little pricey perhaps, but well worth the money. The staff (and locals) were friendIy too. I will be making the 40 miles round trip again to sample the other ales.

15 May 2009 23:18

The Bat and Ball, Boundstone

Tried to sample the beers and food here, but car park was full and it was chucking it down, so the walk down from Shorthheath Rd was out of the question. Will give it another go when the sun is shining.

15 May 2009 23:04

The Princess Royal, Runfold

Just visited tonight and have to say overall very disappointing. HSB was well looked after and my girlfriends red wine was good, however we ordered food and the Satay starter was the pre-formed skewers of reclaimed Chicken one can buy from Sainsburys for 35 pence each, served with a dip that may have been served by someone paid peanuts, but had little else in common with the ingredient. Whilst my Duck dish was tasty and relatively cheap at �9.50, my partners Lemon & Black Pepper Chicken tasted of just grilled chicken. The greatest shock however was the bill - �6.10 for a large glass of wine and �3.10 for my pint. We're not talking about a fancy restaurant here, it's just a pub and one with an odd feel at that!! Wouldn't go back on principle. Plenty of decent pubs in the area to choose from.

15 May 2009 22:53

The Hollist Arms, Lodsworth

1pm on a Saturday and two of my meal choices were already unavailable. Finally settled for Smoked Salmon on Ciatbatta which was very tasty. (stayed clear of dishes with gravy, just in case) Timothy Taylor Landlord was good.

10 May 2009 17:12

The Unicorn Inn, Heyshott

Visited at the weekend. Only two ales on, my pint tasted odd, but was changed with no bother. Food was tasty if a little pricey, but typical for area. All staff were really friendly. If the sun shines this summer try the beer garden for great views of the downs. Overall I would say the emphasis is on food and wine here, and a visit to their website confirms this with no mention of ales.

10 May 2009 17:03

The Stag Inn, Petworth

If you need an update since February? It's still a great pub. I went at the weekend and ales and the food were well priced and tasty. Landlord's all been said before.

10 May 2009 16:28

The White Lion, Milford

The food is great, but have to agree it's more restaurant than pub now. It's run by the same people that used to be at the Red Lion (Milford) NOW CLOSED and that was the same.

18 Apr 2009 01:13

The Kings Arms Royal Hotel, Godalming

Visited a few weeks ago and I liked the feel of the place. Staff were friendly, beers were cheap, less than �3 a pint and well looked after (T/T Landlord) the food was good too. Took my folks there for Sunday lunch over Easter and the Manager had changed along with the Chef.
The staff, beers and food, however were equally as good.
I would say give it a try.

18 Apr 2009 00:52

The Sun, Godalming

Visited here on saturday night with some friends and witnessed some strange goings on with the locals. One girl was sorting herself "down below" flashing her knickers in the process. We got a similar reception to anonymous - 28 Aug 2007 with regards to the stares and walked out without trying the ale.

13 Apr 2008 21:05

The Star, Godalming

This pub has a great atmosphere and a superb range range of ales and ciders, but I'd have to question the beer prices. �2.95 for a pint of IPA whilst Peroni is �3.60.

13 Apr 2008 20:49

The Red Lion, Godalming

Tried it, liked it, going back.

30 Mar 2008 11:44

The Deepwell Inn, Northchapel

Popped in on Saturday night for a pint. The overall feel of the place is good. Very friendly landlord, 2 open fires and a nice pint of Abbott (Bass on tap too). I didn't try the food, but the menu looked good and the prices didn't seem too high, personally. This is a cosy freehouse, so get there before Punch etc do

30 Mar 2008 11:29

The Star, Witley

Currently closed & undergoing a refurb and from what I see so far, it looks very good. Sign on front says "Bars and family dining" Should be opening soon.

26 Jul 2007 20:38

The Star, Witley

Popped in the other night, beers are now IPA, Spitfire and Timothy Taylor Landlord - very tasty! One note however, don't be put off by the public bar at the front (if that's not your thing) the restaurant/saloon bar is round the back.

27 Dec 2006 11:58

The Red Lion, Godalming

Does this mean the end of the beer festivals?

28 Oct 2006 09:51

The Star, Witley

Good selection of Real Ales - Green King IPA, Wells Bombadier and a guest ale which last night was Spitfire. Great food at reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere with staff to match. Try it.

7 May 2006 12:11

The Red Lion, Milford

I visited this so called pub last night looking for a decent pint of real ale and maybe a meal, but what I found was a cold atmosphere, a rude Manager, a poor selection of ales - 4 hand pumps and only 2 serving Courage Best and Directors and no where to sit and enjoy a pint unless I was eating. As I moved away from the bar the Manager said "you can't sit over there all the tables have been layed" He also said he was very busy yet there was only one other couple in the place - it was 6:15pm. I have eaten here in the past and the food was very good, but following this experience I shall not be returning. A short way up the Petworth Road is The Star (Witley) with good food, great beer and very friendy staff.

7 May 2006 11:55

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