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The Albion, Winchester

The most consistently best beer in Winchester. Sure its mainly all from one brewery, but its all good. Now starting to do good guest beer (Lamplight Porter when I was last there). Went there recently with a bunch of folk from London SW Camra who thought it was fantastic. Sure, the decor is sparse, this is a place for appreciating great beer and chatting with friends or playing chess/backgammon. I happily take a half hour bus ride to drink a couple of pints there. If I still did the Eastleigh-London rail journey for work I'd make a habit of specially getting off the train on the way home for a pint.

15 Feb 2016 23:24

The Richmond Inn, Portswood

Myself and a couple of mates went into this pub at 2:15 ish on Xmas eve and ordered 1.5 pints of Batemans xxxb and 1 of golden hen. The xxxb was "on the cusp" and in a friendlier pub I would have returned it (the Golden Hen was good). What really annoyed me was that the tab came to 9.93. I queried the barmaid not just once but twice and her response was that one of the beers was 3.75 a pint and the other 3.60 (expensive for the area). Quite plainly this was not 9,93 for 2 and a half pints but her response was basically "computer says 9.93 - so go away. Not good enough!!! (either the xxxb or the staff attitude)

24 Dec 2013 15:48

The Newport Inn, Braishfield

I've been going to this pub for so long I can remember when they last redecorated (23 years ago I think!!!) The beer is gorgeous (HSB - yummy) and the menu is designed for simpletons like me (ham or cheese sandwiches/ploughmans at prices that will make you think you have stepped through a time warp is the complete menu). The staff are surly, the decor absolutely unique - tattiness raised into an art form - a PERFECT pub of a now defunct genre. If you are looking for sophistication then go elsewhere. When the landlord eventually leaves this mortal coil (I hope he lives to be a 100) then this place will probably cease to exist and the world will be a sadder place.

8 Nov 2005 21:34

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