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Ugly, old and crotchety, but pubs are hobby and real ale a passion. The stronger the ale, and darker, the better.

Username: Runningdog

Age: 87

Sex: male

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The Barley Mow, Broomhill

At present the Barley Mow is closed, although, I'm told, not for long.

15 Jan 2010 23:00

The White Heather, Ferndown

The Whie Heather is not my favourite pub by a long chalk, but it is nowhere near as bad as the reviews and the ratings make it sound.
The car park restrictions have gone, although I have to say I agree with all the angry comments that were made. The mangement has changed again and the pub once again shows sport and serves decent enough grub
As for beer, only one ale along with all the usual lagers, Guinness, wines and soft drinks.
The place is fairly clean, the beers expensive and it can still get rowdy. All in all a fairly typical town centre pub, better than many, worse than a lot.
My rating 4.

23 Sep 2009 21:33

The Crown, Winterborne Stickland

Winterborne Stickland is a pretty village, typically Dorset, and in it's heart, at it's heart maybe, is the Crown. A good-sized building, it has a useful car park, which, in Stickland, is a bonus..
In new hands, the interior is clean and simple with a large bar and a smaller eating area. A Ringwood, spell that Marstons, pub, it carries four ales, all from Ringwood (Best, Filly Drift, Fortyniner and Old Thumper), lagers, wine, cider and soft drinks.
Food plays a big part in this pubs philosophy and, by and large, what you get on your plate is well worth any reasonable wait. Good, just that little bit different, without putting style over substance. The service is excellent, particularily considering how short a time the team have been together. This is a true locals pub, but one that caters for, and welcomes, the passing and holiday trade.
My rating is 8. The Crown is a work in progress and, perhaps, I'm judging it on what I expect it to be. Having said that I don't expect it to let me down.

20 Sep 2009 18:44

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