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Age: 67

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Crown and Cushion, York

Saved from the 'Punch Tavern' group by Provenance Inns in May 2013, this delightful 18th Century Inn has been tastefully restored. Their strapline is 'Provenance is the focus of their business ~ Buildings, location, communities, suppliers, not to mention quality food'. I'm not know for liking 'PubCos' but I have to say I was well impressed when I visited the Crown & Cushion. As a CAMRA member I was delighted with the pub standard real ale - Black Sheep Best, plus 2 guest ales. The food that I saw looked excellent although a tad expensive for my tastes, but I was however delighted by the 7/7/7/7 Deal.... 7 Dishes, 7 Days, £7, before 7pm! What can I say! The Pan fried Cumberland ring & buttered mash were very tasty and excellent value! And washed down with 3 very well kept pints of Black Sheep best. Excellent service and very pleased to write this supporting review! Cheers guys. [I've been compiling my own pub reviews for some time, and I always carry my notebook to record pub visits and I ask a lot of questions about the history. It annoys me when staff know nothing of the history, but in this case.....} It's a long time since I wrote a review for this website, but that's another story!!

23 Jun 2014 20:46

The Three Crowns, Chippenham

Dates from 1784 when it belonged to Kingsfords Brewery in Lacock. Later an Ushers house, a one time Enterprise Inn, and now Freehouse owned by Steve & run by son Tom. Still a basic public bar boozer, a less frequented Lounge, and great friendly atmosphere. This is without doubt still The Best Pub in Chippenham! 6 hand pulls in main bar offer 5 changing well kept beers. 3 hand pulls in lounge not used yet. Ciders from polypins. Regular Beer Festivals with 9 on! CAMRA Beer Score 4. CAMRA member discount 30p/pint! No parking or beer garden, the walls are its footprint. Thanks guys for saving this little gem of a pub! We enjoyed 2 good nights here and will be back. Next Beer Festival Aug Bank Hol weekend.
Reviewed 10/06/10 by SADCATS on Tour! SCORE- 9.

13 Jun 2010 16:36

The Carpenters Arms, Chippenham

Following my visit on 3/Jan/09 it took me 6 months of repeated e-mails to get the pub listed on BiTe and following today's visit, I wished I hadn't bothered. When we arrived I expected to have a conversation on the above, but the opening gambit was 'Are you eating with us?'. I attempted to conduct a conversation with the landlord several times, and each time he rudely walked off while I was speaking. He clearly would not talk to me. I had to ask how long he had been there to check if this was the same guy! Beer range had changed and the hand pumps moved to altered back bar, all of which seemed to improve the place, but I wouldn't recommend bothering to go there!

5 Jun 2010 16:51

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