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I have simple tastes.

All I need is beer that's in good condition, served reasonably quickly by someone fairly pleasant, in a pub where I can sit, where it's not too noisy to hold a conversation, and where it's not horribly smoky.

Now that shouldn't be too difficult to achieve, should it?

Unfortunately, it is - there are far too many pubs where the beer tastes off, the staff can't be bothered to serve you, you can't find a seat, it's too noisy because of music or people bellowing, and everyone around you is smoking themselves (and you) to death.

So I use beerintheevening to try and find the perfect pub.

Username: EldridgePope

Age: 69

Sex: male

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The Three Swallows, Holt

This is a very nice pub for locals and visitors.

It's clean and simple. It's not been tarted up for a 'dining experience' and it is still used by people who live and work in the village. I didn't try the food but the menu was varied and low price.

It's half a mile from the birdwatching/rambling centre of the village, so you have to go out of your way to visit it.

So. Go out of your way.

8 Nov 2015 23:48

The Royal Oak, Teddington

This is not a pub any more.

It's a chain restaurant called Côte Teddington.

23 Jun 2015 13:31

The White Swan, Twickenham

I've been a couple of times in the last month, and it really is the perfect summertime pub.

On a sunny day, there is no better place to get slowly plastered right on the riverside.

The beer is fine - I don't know why people say there could be more variety. It always has London Pride, then there are three or four other decent real ales to choose from.

The food's OK. Not perfect, but not bad.

The pub is modern inside but hasn't been modernised in an obtrusive way.

Given its location on a very quiet road, right by the river, overlooking a wooded island, I can't think of anything to improve the place.

9 Jun 2015 17:53

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