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The Zebra, Cambridge

Pub just changed hands at the start of July 2007. Now serves Greene King IPA, seasonal ale, Speckled Hen and sometimes other beers. Has the usual set of lagers, spirits, etc, if that's what you want. The seasonal ale at the moment (mid-July 2007) is GK's Ale Fresco, which was very well-kept.
Food has changed to a set of Polish dishes, including a good vegetarian selection. The same menu is served lunchtimes and evenings. The Polish dish I had was a large portion, well-cooked meat loaf with freshly cooked potatoes, salad, and mixed vegetables. I would definitely recommend it!
I've been going to the Zebra on and off for a decade, it's gone back to being a good pub now.

7 Jul 2007 00:31

Cock & Camel, Oxford

Arrived Oxford 22:30 in need of a pint, by 22:35 BITE had told me this pub was near my hotel and had good beer but tends to be full of an 18-25 crowd on a Friday. My pint of Young's Special was good, well-kept and poured to a full measure. Some sofa seating was available and was comfortable. The rest of the customers were mostly boisterous 18-25s, but not threatening chavs, merely having a good time. 2 bouncers on the door were going to keep any problems away. The music was loud to match the customers, but not overly intrusive. Nothing wrong with the pub that -20dB wouldn't cure. I'd go back for a pint outside Friday/Saturday evening, or even then if I remembered to bring earplugs.

8 Sep 2006 23:25

Prince Of Wales, Covent Garden

A medium-sized pub with plenty of seating and tables, very centrally located and easy to find (just look for the Masonic Temple next door!). It was quite busy when I went there (Saturday evening), but we got seats without much trouble. Several real ales, including Adnams Explorer, Broadside, and about 4 others I forget. I stuck to the Explorer and Broadside, which were in good condition. Bar staff are competent, with quick service.
In theory the pub does food, in practice there was none being served when I was there as the kitchen had closed since the pub was expecting a party. So don't rely on their being food.
The entire pub was rather smoky, no more than the average pub, but that's damning with faint praise. Currently a perfectly good place for a drink, should get better next year.

30 Apr 2006 15:25

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