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

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:37 am

woodgreenspur wrote:Landlords is a great refreshing pint though.

Spot on!

Have you tried the rest of TT range?

Each of them bloody outstanding, especially the dark mild.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:39 am

bunk wrote:The Cobblestone, Dublin - Excellent pints of Guinness

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.
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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 09, 2017 9:15 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 is really nice - very smooth and just tastes great. That being said, I have had pints as equally as nice over here in Irish pubs too. It's all to do with pouring and storing. I was in a pub the other day in Maidstone (Style & Wynch if anyone is interested) and the Guinness was exceptionally nice, better than the stuff most pubs serve.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:05 pm

All the black stuff served in the UK is brewed in Dublin and has done since they knocked down the Brewery in Park Royal. The Arbitrage on Throgmorton Street was unique in the city because it only sold Dublin Guinness (the kegs had a black ring round them). Alas a claim they can no longer make.

Guinness in Ireland is like drinking milk, it's that good and that drinkable, so much so I managed 22 pints in a session once. **** was like tarmac the next day mind. I've had a good pint of Guinness in this country but never as good as in Ireland. That said I've never drunk in County Kil-burn.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Romford on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:17 pm

The amount of useless facts i know about Guinness...

I know it is all supposed to taste the same but there is no doubt that it tastes better in Ireland and they always think the local stuff is stronger too.

The much forgotten Guinness is the one brewed in Lagos....some Irish even swear of the quality of this being the best.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Romford on Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:20 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.


If you ever want to catch a game at Landsdowne Road stay in The Doubletree Hotel which is walking distance away. Upgrade to an executive room and you can use the lounge where you can pour your own wonderful Guinness free 24 hours a day, they even give lessons :thup:
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:25 am

Romford wrote:The much forgotten Guinness is the one brewed in Lagos....some Irish even swear of the quality of this being the best.


It's much stronger than normal Guinness and is commonly known as Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. I didn't like it at all, its much more bitter tasting and at 7.5% gives you a raging hangover the next morning - one to avoid IMO.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:28 am

When I was in Dublin last I decided I'd have a Beamish and a Murphy's slince they're not that available here and mainly because I used to prefer them to Guinness - funny how your tastes change as I found them too watery.
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Postby Tenbury on Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:02 am

Guinness should be enjoyed in a straight sided glass,not a curved one.It pours better and tastes better.I think Guinness tastes better in Ireland because they turnover more,hence the pipes are cleaned more often.

I stay at a hotel in Galway,that has the best pint in the entire universe,fabulous with a full Irish breakfast.

If you're ever in this little town,The Vaults (famous working -mans drinking house)run by my mate Dermot Aherne,serves Guinness of top quality.[Paddy's Day, next week,annual piss up £2 a pint]
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Moxy on Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:16 am

RichieRiv wrote:All the black stuff served in the UK is brewed in Dublin and has done since they knocked down the Brewery in Park Royal. The Arbitrage on Throgmorton Street was unique in the city because it only sold Dublin Guinness (the kegs had a black ring round them). Alas a claim they can no longer make.

Guinness in Ireland is like drinking milk, it's that good and that drinkable, so much so I managed 22 pints in a session once. **** was like tarmac the next day mind. I've had a good pint of Guinness in this country but never as good as in Ireland. That said I've never drunk in County Kil-burn.


Being a Guinness drinker who has just moved from Kilburn I can say that the best pint round there is found in the Prince of Wales by Kilburn Park tube and the Maxenod club off of Quex road, both excellent pints the Mazenod actually won second best pint in the country a couple of years back in the Irish Posts "stout and about" competition.
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Postby Estuary on Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:29 am

Guinness is better in Ireland according to my own extensive research, I would say the key reason is that bar staff there serve a three apprenticeship and take the job seriously.
The guy who owns the bar I drink in most, Smiths in Cootehill Co Cavan says its all about the craft of storage and pouring it correctly and also the turnover of pints is greater there. The bar has been in the same building since since the 1700's, and the Smith family have owned it for a large part of that time.
For the record the best Guinness I have ever had is served in the bar of the Shelbourne Hotel, Stephens Green Dublin.
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Postby Estuary on Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:43 am

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Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:51 am

Estuary wrote:For the record the best Guinness I have ever had is served in the bar of the Shelbourne Hotel, Stephens Green Dublin.


Just round the corner from where my mum and dad were born and bred.
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Postby York Ham(mer) on Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:59 pm

Some Great Pubs of London. Nice pictures.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bunk on Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:18 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 is very nice. I'd say the quality is on average is a fair bit better than what you would get in the UK, not that you can't get a very good pint here. I'm sure others will probably know a bit more of why that's the case, but I imagine the sheer volume they get through each day would mean less volume is left sitting in the keg and that they know how to pour the pint better too. Is it my imagination or do they pour more into the glass during the first pour?

The distanced travelled makes sense for freshness, though oddly enough my favourite ever Guinness was drunk pretty much as far away as you could get from Dublin in New Zealand. Probably more the moment in time as opposed to the actual taste. I've not drunk Guinness Foreign Extra Stout just yet, but it's awfully popular on the streets of South London.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:34 pm

Nice one fellas, and thanks for the suggestions.

Not a huge Guinness drinker if I'm honest. Always tends to be too cold whenever I've had it!

Cask stout is strong though, don't think I've had many bad pints of that over the years.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:13 pm

Guinness defintely tastes better in Ireland. The Murphy's is top notch too. Oh and the Beamish :D
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:00 pm

I think its a bit of a myth about the Guinness tasting better in Ireland. You are guaranteed a good pint,i'll give you that.
The Guinness in the Lucas Arms in Kings x in the mid 90s was the best i have ever tasted.And very fitting as Stout is a London Drink. Gerry was an excellent cellarman
I actually got told by a few people in Dublin in 1990 that a lot of the Guinness drunk there was actually from Park Royal in NW London as the stuff brewed in Dublin is wanted all over the world.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:09 pm

York Ham(mer) wrote:Some Great Pubs of London. Nice pictures.


Whats that sitting on the bar in the French House?

Great pub by the way.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:12 pm

The Beehive , Empson Street E14.

I think I've found my new local. A 10-15 walk away from my gaff, this pub that has been redesigned and opened as a proper boozer, with a music venue attached. The pub was shiny new clean, the bogs were spotless and amazingly designed. The bar staff were really friendly and attentive, the range of beers were decent with traditional beers plus some IPAs and specialist lagers. The prices are very decent too - £3.75 for a pint of well poured, and excellent tasting Guinness and I paid about £11 for two Guinness and a Stella.

To top it off there is free live music in the Music room. I saw two bands there and the sound quality was superb. Maybe this is because the music room was smaller than my living room and held about 30 people before it was maxed out!

All-in-all an excellent boozer, with a decent atmosphere, which I certainly revisit very soon. 10/10
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