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Post by southbrishammer » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:40 pm

I went to the Lime Kiln round the back of the Council House in Bristol for a couple after work. Close to the centre but not full of office ****ers or Christmas parties, so good in that respect. Decent selection of ales, if that's your thing, and Grolsch on tap for me. Decor was very much on the shabby side of shabby chic, particularly since it had only re-opened in the summer, so could have had a lick of paint at any time.

7/10

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Post by The Collector » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:55 am

The White Hart, Southwark. There are two pubs with same name in this area, I was in the other one.

The landlady is giving it up in the New Year. Punch Taverns (or whichever faceless company owns it) are going to make it into a bistro by knocking through into the cafe next door.

Pint of Landlord for £4.

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Post by stuboy » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:24 am

Not that greasy spoon opposite Tescos?

Had a bacon sandwich from there one morning, I was rotten for the rest of the afternoon. :arry:

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Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:30 am

Lord Clyde on Essex Road last night for a group Christmas dinner.
Great pub as always , and grub was decent

8/10

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Post by The Collector » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:44 pm

stuboy wrote:Not that greasy spoon opposite Tescos?

Had a bacon sandwich from there one morning, I was rotten for the rest of the afternoon. :arry:
Yep. They'll have to use a Kango to get 50 years of rancid fat off the walls and ceiling when the builders move in.

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Post by likemydreams » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:55 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:Lord Clyde on Essex Road last night for a group Christmas dinner.
Great pub as always , and grub was decent

8/10
I was in there to 8-)

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Post by WHU Independent » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:29 pm

Forks and Corks - a wine bar/bistro/deli/pub in The archway. A great drinking establishment whatever it is, reasonably priced and a massive range of quality wines and beers, an incredible range of cheeses, comfy seats, wonderful service and decent tunes. 9/10.

The Oak and Pastor - a pub in the Archway. £4:10 a pint, a decent selection of ales and larger, top quality large scale TV with the Everton V Norwich game on, bubbly bar staff, a confessional box (!) church seats as chairs, well decorated, clean, not overly busy and mainly 90% women. 8/10

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Post by Rio » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:29 am

The Lord Stanley, Plaistow. 7/10. Rough, ready, but been my football pub for the best part of 20 years. Now Terry has seen sense, listened to me and got decent beer in its even better. Bonus point yesterday for me not splitting my head open in there this week.

Trinity Arms, Brixton. 6/10. Mixed bag of clientele but probably the best pub in the area. Loses marks for lack of space and small toilets. Decent array of Youngs beers.

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Post by the pink palermo » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:52 am

The Blakesley Arms, Manor park , it's had a lick of paint since I was last in there and sadly they have put a few football things on the walls which are not necessary . Prompt service , reasonable prices but most of all a perfect location .7/10

The Swan , Brentwood High street .Improved since my last visit as they seem to have sorted out the staff issues .Good selection, clean and tidy and no teenage girls .Lots of MILFage out for the night which helped the ambience 7/10

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Post by Pop Robson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:53 am

the pink palermo wrote: The Swan , Brentwood High street .Improved since my last visit as they seem to have sorted out the staff issues .Good selection, clean and tidy and no teenage girls .Lots of MILFage out for the night which helped the ambience 7/10
Good to hear on the staff issues, we'd given up going in other than for a one pint stop.

Have you been the The Sun recently more of the die hard regulars have been coming in the Vic !!!

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Post by the pink palermo » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:57 am

Pop I'm afraid the young man who runs the Rising Sun has much to learn about his trade .Within 2 years it will be empty , just as it was a decade ago .

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Post by Pop Robson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:21 am

the pink palermo wrote:Pop I'm afraid the young man who runs the Rising Sun has much to learn about his trade .Within 2 years it will be empty , just as it was a decade ago .
That seems to be the general consensus, still they put in new windows !!

We moved away while ago so only pop back to the Vic now and a lot of the Vic regulars have absconded to the spoons !

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Post by Hammersfaniow » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:54 pm

Went into Smithfield Hall in NYC to watch the game yesterday, great atmosphere with about 30 TV's showing Prem and foreign games. Great to see fans from loads of different clubs all chatting and getting on over a few beers at 10am. Good staff and a low cut top on the barmaid (who was really friendly) is always appreciated.

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Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:04 pm

Earl’s in Maidstone. Must admit, this is a bit of a regular for me. Beer is great, atmosphere is superb. The landlord is an absolute legend and the bands are usually of a very high standard. To summarise, this is probably the best pub I’ve been to in years. Easily the best pub in Maidstone for me.

10/10

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Post by Rocketron » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:53 pm

Rio wrote:The Lord Stanley, Plaistow. 7/10. Rough, ready, but been my football pub for the best part of 20 years. Now Terry has seen sense, listened to me and got decent beer in its even better. Bonus point yesterday for me not splitting my head open in there this week.

Trinity Arms, Brixton. 6/10. Mixed bag of clientele but probably the best pub in the area. Loses marks for lack of space and small toilets. Decent array of Youngs beers.
What decent beer have they introduced, Rio ?

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Post by GrowPike » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:11 pm

The Kings Head, Aylesbury 9/10
Lovely pub, friendly staff and good selection of beers (anchored by the Chiltern Brewery) but with ever changing guest ales

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Post by Rio » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:26 pm

Rocketron wrote: What decent beer have they introduced, Rio ?
At request they've had bottled ale for last season and a half. But not Trooper. Oh no. Defini Not Trooper. Hobgoblin appeared on draught yesterday

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Post by 3times » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:15 pm

Last night was;

The Havering Well (ex Rush Green Tav) - absolutely dead. £7.40 pint of Coors and a VAT. Bar staff ok but then my son works there so a bit bias!!, and it is my local.

Moons in Hornchurch. Not as busy as a friday, slow getting served but decent prices, £5.74 pint of Coors and a VAT.

Frankies in Hornchurch. Very busy but get served ok. Have to say the DJ was ok as I know him. Expensive - £8.80 pint of Peroni and a VAT.

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Post by Moxy » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:17 am

Claddagh ring Hendon last night, absolutely blinding full if gorgeous irish women with a great band and a good pint. 9/10

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Post by Georgee Paris » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:42 am

The Cock Inn...Herts (Sarrat)

9/10 Lovely couple of pints of Tanglefoot and Beef Roast...lovely old fashioned country pub and grub. Not olde worldy old fashioned more like something from the 70s old fashion.

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