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

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:40 pm

The Crown in Biggleswade
I was in there last night for a bike club meet-up. It's a Wetherspoons pub so standard Wetherspoons fayre, but not only that, I stayed in their hotel there. Wetherspoons hotels are 'effin superb. Seriously, for the price, they are FANTASTIC value. The rooms really are top notch. Really impressed. For the hotel I'd give 10/10 I was that impressed.

The Red Lion, Biggleswade
Really, really like this pub. Freindly bar staff, good beers, free juke-box and live band who weren't too shabby. Decent, friendly crowd. Really impressed. 10/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:22 pm

The Bluecoats - High Road,N17
A revamp of "pride of the Lane" a named after the now defunct local Girls school.
Not sure they will get the crowd they are aiming for,as its very foody.Nice place though,and the pint of Hopspur was perfect 7/10

The Two Brewers Scotland green, N17
A proper old school football pub,no real ale on draught,so had London Pride in a bottle.
Great atmosphere, but not the best beer wise 7/10

The Victoria Scotland Green ,N17
Friendly pub that has locals ,so hasn't suffered in the last 18 months due to no major influx of people several times a month,No real ale, but the John Smiths was ok.Great Juke box, and friendly bar staff 8/10
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Postby psychoscoredthelot on Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:47 pm

Carpenters Arms - old london Rd - Rayleigh or Wickford

I popped in here the other sunday when passing and i dont really like pub roasts as they are never as good as i get at home - but this one was up there, decent amount and really good food. Landlady was a lovely woman too - messed the bill up slightly so gave us a free drink and desert. The sticky toffee pudding was one of the best i have ever had !

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

Postby sandbanks on Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:37 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.


Well **** me old boots. Looks like someone has finally seen the light and this pub, once again, is now stocking the whole range of TT beers. It's a Fulham pub on match days but they're quite an inoffensive bunch so if you go to enjoy the beer I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:16 pm

This is probably the best news I'll have all Christmas. A London boozer with the full range of TT!

In there Saturday 100%
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:52 pm

sendô wrote:The Windmill in Mayfair.

Apparently it's well known for doing a good range of cracking pies. I wanted to find out, but unfortunately it was a work do and so we got the pre-chosen selection of "nibbles", which included small pies that had the pastry/filling ratio all wrong.

Still, it was a proper boozer, and was rammed on a Thursday with little space to move. They also did a cracking pint of Beavertown Neck Oil, which I had 5 of just to make sure they were consistent.

There's also a "roof terrace", which in all honesty isn't so much a terrace is it is just a flat roof with a few chairs, surrounded by tall buildings.


pie of the year awards for few years - very much recommend
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:18 pm

sandbanks wrote:
Well **** me old boots. Looks like someone has finally seen the light and this pub, once again, is now stocking the whole range of TT beers. It's a Fulham pub on match days but they're quite an inoffensive bunch so if you go to enjoy the beer I'm sure you'll be fine.

You reckon they will let in away supporters?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby sandbanks on Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:33 pm

I've drunk there for years with other West Ham. We don't wear colours though.

Edited to add that in line with other football pubs on match days it will be plastic glasses I'm afraid
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Postby Wembley1966 on Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 pm

vietnammer wrote:I'm asking what people's experience of 'away' pubs is.

Went in the Counting House at Leicester. Completely rammed when I turned up - 'one out one in' door policy operating but only had to wait a couple of minutes - and also the same to get served. Decent enough pub, can't remember what beers they had as I had Stella that day. Staff very friendly - bogs reasonable considering how busy it was. Girl came round with tray of cheeseburgers as people were all leaving that she was flogging for £3 which was decent enough. I'd go in there again.
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Postby EugeneSpeed on Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:14 pm

sandbanks wrote:Well **** me old boots. Looks like someone has finally seen the light and this pub, once again, is now stocking the whole range of TT beers. It's a Fulham pub on match days but they're quite an inoffensive bunch so if you go to enjoy the beer I'm sure you'll be fine.


Great news. All felt a bit shambolic there for a while. Remember being in there once and a punter telling the barmaid that the pub was listed on Google as being 'Permanently closed' and she didn't seem bothered.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:06 pm

mushy wrote:You reckon they will let in away supporters?

Yes, let in away supporters. Their Twitter post a while back mentions the Southampton guests they had when they played at the Cottage recently.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby sandbanks on Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:03 pm

Those going to the Brickies tomorrow - take cash.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Puff Daddy on Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:50 pm

The local Wetherspoon's in Leatherhead. As for marks out of ten, well, do you accept fractions ?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:41 pm

sandbanks wrote:Those going to the Brickies tomorrow - take cash.

Blimey, thats anyone under the age of 28 counted out then.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:35 am

Pubs I've been in for the last 4 weeks or so:

The Last Resort, Southend: Probably the biggest pub I've ever been in. It's got a massive selection of ales and beers, my tipple of choice being Black Dragon Cider. I had a few pints of that and it was lovely. Crisp, cloudy with a hint of bitterness and not sickly sweet. The prices are amazing. I could get a day return to this place from London and save the rail fare on beer! Ruddles special Bitter - £1:89 a pint! Doombar £1.99 a pint! BD Cider £3.00 a pint. The clients are a mixed bunch of locals, day trippers, workers and holiday makers plus some footie fans. They has WHU on in the bar for the Fulham game which was a bonus. Not the best pub in the world but I like it a lot. Oh and I'm gonna get the app for table service in Weatherspoons as the bar was rammed at times.

Chinnerys, Southend. Managed to squeeze a gig in while I was down there. (Theatre of Hate) I was very happy to see that the Guinness was £3:80 a pop in the club. A nice, small but atmospheric venue with decent booze and top bands - what's not to like.

Latymers Pub Hammersmith Popped in for a celebration of a friends life. Lovely bar staff, great Guinness, great layouts, tiny but clean bogs. I'd go back. My mates say the Thai food they do there (which they specialise in) was "Fantastic."


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Tommy Flowers Pub, Poplar. reasonably priced drinks (£3.50 a Carlsburg), top staff, fantastic music and a comfortable place to sit, chat and wind down. Great staff and a wonderful local type vibe. OK bogs, but the ale drinkers will have to make do with one Keg beer as the rest of the bitters/IPA are bottled: Brewdog, Doombar, Trooper, Punk IPA, Pigs Ear etc. I love this place.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:11 am

Indy, whats that Craft Ale place like on The Commercial Road,by Limehouse station?
Used to be another pub there.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:The local Wetherspoon's in Leatherhead. As for marks out of ten, well, do you accept fractions ?

When they are good they are..Ok.But when a spoons is bad,they really are the dregs.I have two in Wood green, one i wouldn't use even if the beer was free,the other one isn't a bad pub.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby only1post on Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:11 pm

sandbanks wrote:Those going to the Brickies tomorrow - take cash.


BBC website the other day had a pub (not sure where), that was not accepting cash as it had a couple of break ins. Said they didn't think it would affect takings as about 80% was on cards.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:08 pm

mushy wrote:Indy, what's that Craft Ale place like on The Commercial Road,by Limehouse station?
Used to be another pub there.


I used to drink in the place when it was The Railway Tavern and it was a gay/straight friendly pub where all were welcome. I've not been in since the refit but some of my mates have. They say it is decent enough, on the expensive side, with a decent range of brews. Given it's proximity to The White Swan, The Old Ship and Sailors massage parlour, it's still gay/straight friendly but you've now given me the reason to go in and have a look in The Craft Beer pub (not Sailors! )

I drink regularly in the Old Ship btw and it's a fantastic pub. It's a gay pub that is straight friendly and I know the owner John as he used to have Booty's Wine Bar in Limehouse Causeway, before it was closed down. Great beer and wine, a decent selection of ales, very reasonable prices and if you like an old fashioned drag act (as me and my mates do) it's a place well worth a visit.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby sendô on Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:28 pm

WHU Independent wrote:
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. £5 for a decent pint of Guinness in a hotel bar was reasonable for me. Bar staff were a bit haphazard, as they were very busy, but the two pints I had there were nice. Exceptional bogs. Very modern and comfortable and a great place for a chat.

Oh yeah, it's all coming out now.
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