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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:17 pm

LincolnshireHammer wrote:Spot on!

Have you tried the rest of TT range?

Each of them bloody outstanding, especially the dark mild.

Yep. I was drinking the Dark mild in the Flag in Watford last Saturday..The bar stewards ran out after 3 pints.Gutted.Quality pint :)
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Postby EugeneSpeed on Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:31 pm

LincolnshireHammer wrote:What is Guinness in Dublin actually like?

Any different to the stuff you get in the UK? How is it dispensed? Obviously less air miles will make a bit of a difference to the taste.

Never got why some people go over there purely for the Guinness!! Would be more bothered about trying the hand pulled stouts they have over there.


It's the same. It's a keg beer so travels ok - also fined and pasteurised so it takes ages to go off. And it's not like it's gone far anyway. Some places in Ireland are further from Dublin than where you'd drink it in the U.K.

I was born in Dublin and we love to get sentimental about it, but I think if you're visiting Dublin and have been craving a pint of Guinness you'll want it to taste amazing, so it does. Only big difference is pubs here serve it a lot colder and I think it's better not so chilled.

Overrated beer, but great for a session as it's so bland and easy to down. First time I drank pints into double figures was Guinness.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:23 am

EugeneSpeed wrote:First time I drank pints into double figures was Guinness.


Me too. The next day wasn't pretty at all.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:40 pm

Hardly ever go to a pub these days but yesterday afternoon was lovely so we went for a stroll around Camus Mallaig , Jen and Dan walking me taking a few photos , popped into the Broadford Hotel Public Bar before going home - it was packed due to the rugby , nice to meet up with some old friends , orange & lemonade weren't bad .
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby EugeneSpeed on Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 am

Came in to retract my statement about Guinness. Had two pints on Sunday at The Garden Shed in Wimbledon and they were really nice.

Pub itself - formerly the Horse and Groom (or Gloom). Bit of a Chelsea hangout according to my Mrs. Not particularly nice - crap beer and people beaming up Scottie in the bogs. Been given a lick of paint, and beer range extended (3 cask pumps, new bottles, several lagers). Shows football and seems to be the go to pub in the area for people with kids. Very handy and it's basically my only choice if i have my son with me. Otherwise I go elsewhere.

5/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:58 am

woodgreenspur wrote:Yep. I was drinking the Dark mild in the Flag in Watford last Saturday..The bar stewards ran out after 3 pints.Gutted.Quality pint :)

You lucky bugger!

Can't find it anywhere in London.
EugeneSpeed wrote:Came in to retract my statement about Guinness. Had two pints on Sunday at The Garden Shed in Wimbledon and they were really nice.

A fan of the Alexandra?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby EugeneSpeed on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:20 am

LincolnshireHammer wrote:A fan of the Alexandra?


Yes! Go there quite a bit. Something for everyone, and they seem like very nice guys. That free Xmas lunch thing was lovely of them. Have you been in recently?

The Trafalgar and The Sultan in South Wimbledon/Colliers Wood are my main ones though.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:59 am

EugeneSpeed wrote:Yes! Go there quite a bit. Something for everyone, and they seem like very nice guys. That free Xmas lunch thing was lovely of them. Have you been in recently?

The Trafalgar and The Sultan in South Wimbledon/Colliers Wood are my main ones though.

Love the rooftop. Can't beat a summer's evening sipping on a pint of Special up there. Not been in since last summer. :(

Will try out those two!
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Postby sandbanks on Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:29 pm

The only pub in London that I know that once stocked the whole range of TT beers was The Bricklayers Arms in Putney. That's when it was winning the CAMRA awards for best pub in the SW London region and the best pub in Greater London. It was incredibly popular and a real destination pub for the 'tickers'.

About 7 years ago they became one of those pubs that it is in permanent 'beer festival' mode and the customer base has dwindled, other than when Fulham play at home. It was never the best run pub but survived because of the TT range. Now it's only a matter of time IMO until it closes/gets taken over.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby EugeneSpeed on Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:57 pm

sandbanks wrote:The only pub in London that I know that once stocked the whole range of TT beers was The Bricklayers Arms in Putney. That's when it was winning the CAMRA awards for best pub in the SW London region and the best pub in Greater London. It was incredibly popular and a real destination pub for the 'tickers'.

About 7 years ago they became one of those pubs that it is in permanent 'beer festival' mode and the customer base has dwindled, other than when Fulham play at home. It was never the best run pub but survived because of the TT range. Now it's only a matter of time IMO until it closes/gets taken over.


Excellent pub. But yeah, always seems empty. Was listed as Permanently Closed on Google for years which can't have helped them!
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby EugeneSpeed on Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:00 pm

LincolnshireHammer wrote:Love the rooftop. Can't beat a summer's evening sipping on a pint of Special up there. Not been in since last summer. :(

Will try out those two!


The rooftops been tarted up a bit now... Dunno what you'd make of it. I'm not a huge fan if I'm honest.

The Trafalgar is excellent. A proper tucked away gem.

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Postby hammer españa on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:39 pm

Having a pint of Guinness in the Queens Head Farnham. Unfortunately plenty of arty leftie rich students trying to look poor and working class
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Postby Big George on Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:32 pm

sandbanks wrote:The only pub in London that I know that once stocked the whole range of TT beers was The Bricklayers Arms in Putney. That's when it was winning the CAMRA awards for best pub in the SW London region and the best pub in Greater London. It was incredibly popular and a real destination pub for the 'tickers'.

About 7 years ago they became one of those pubs that it is in permanent 'beer festival' mode and the customer base has dwindled, other than when Fulham play at home. It was never the best run pub but survived because of the TT range. Now it's only a matter of time IMO until it closes/gets taken over.


It was a cracking pub, sad to hear its in decline
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bunk on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:58 pm

The Red Lion, Piccadilly / Green Park - Fairly quick 2 pints in this pretty decent, small pub. Pint of London Pride was okay, but the ESB went down very well. Was fairly late so it was nice and quiet, managed to get a table easily, can imagine it's heaving earlier in the day. Nothing spectacular, a reliable option when in the area. 6.5/10.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:54 pm

bunk wrote: but the ESB went down very well.


Always a great pint, but gives me bad heartburn for some reason which really pisses me off as I love the stuff.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby BalaamBoy on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:01 pm

bunk wrote:The Red Lion, Piccadilly / Green Park - Fairly quick 2 pints in this pretty decent, small pub. Pint of London Pride was okay, but the ESB went down very well. Was fairly late so it was nice and quiet, managed to get a table easily, can imagine it's heaving earlier in the day. Nothing spectacular, a reliable option when in the area. 6.5/10.



I'd probably give it a point or two more. It's a decent 'local' in a tourist area, and as long as you time it right, it's really quite good. Can get rammed outside, which is a little off-putting.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:27 am

sandbanks wrote:The only pub in London that I know that once stocked the whole range of TT beers was The Bricklayers Arms in Putney.

Shame this is not the case anymore. Would have love to have made a visit.

Desperate for Leeds to make a return to the PL this season. There's a TT pub called the Town Hall Tavern in the centre of town which stocks all of their range. A must visit!
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby York Ham(mer) on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:22 am

Landlord is the quintessential Yorkshire beer. Golden Best, Ram Tam and Boltmaker are good stuff too.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Hemel Iron on Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:25 am

LincolnshireHammer wrote:
Desperate for Leeds to make a return to the PL this season. There's a TT pub called the Town Hall Tavern in the centre of town which stocks all of their range. A must visit!


You do realise you can still visit the pub even if there isn't any football on.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:53 am

Hemel Iron wrote:You do realise you can still visit the pub even if there isn't any football on.


In my experience, it's best to visit Leeds when there isn't any football on.
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