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Post by Tomb » Sun Oct 07, 2007 16:42

Not in order but my favourite pubs in London for Real Ale are:

The Pride Of Spitalfields Fullers & Crouch Vale

The Pembury Tavern Milton Brewery plus a range of guests, Belgian, Dutch and Ger,man Beers. Lethal scrumpy too.,

The Jerusalem Tavern St peters Brewery.

The Wenlock Arms Freehouse. North Londons pub of the year, decade, century etc

Royal Oak Only Harveys Pub in London

The Harp Freehouse off Trafalgar Square.

The Ship Fullers Pub in Soho



Any recommendations?
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Post by Miss Anna » Sun Oct 07, 2007 17:09

If you find yourself in Birmingham..

The utterly fantastic Bull in Birmingham.

The Inn on the Green in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

Canalside in Birmingham.


If you find yourself in Northampton..

The Malt Shovel in Northampton.

The Racehorse in Northampton.


I like a good pub.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Oct 07, 2007 17:22

Miss Anna wrote:
If you find yourself in Northampton..

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Commit suicide.

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Post by Miss Anna » Sun Oct 07, 2007 17:31

Thanks. Thanks for that. And thanks for the self-restraint shown in only slagging off Northampton and not both Northampton and Birmingham as usual.

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Oct 07, 2007 17:38

I quite like Birmingham now!

Ish.

Well, more than I used to.

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Post by humblebee » Sun Oct 07, 2007 17:41

Tom, you should visit Sheffield sometime!

In the city centre there's the Bath Hotel, the Red Deer, the Devonshire Cat and the Three Tuns. Then if you walk out to Kelham Island (where the brewery of that name is based), there are places like the Waterfront, the Kelham Island Tavern (current Yorkshire pub of the year) and the Fat Cat, which has won national awards for beer and for its amazingly cheap and ace food.

If you carry on out that way there's a brilliant real ale pub crawl through Shalesmoor and along the River Don towards Hillsborough. There's the Wellington, then the Gardener's Rest (or there will be when it reopens, cos this was the pub worst hit by the flooding in the summer), the Hillsborough Hotel and the New Barrack Tavern... all beautiful pubs serving fantastic beer.

Just the other side of the park from here there's the White Lion, which is one of the finest pub buildings I've ever been in, with loads of little snugs and compartments and stained glass and tiles. And three real ales. And the Sheaf View, another wonderfully designed building overlooking the river that gave Sheffield its name, where they do about eight imaginatively chosen real ales and a load of posh European lagers. People go there from all over the city.

And these are just in the areas I know! At any time you can stumble across fantastic pubs in the middle of nowhere, like the Cocked Hat in Attercliffe. We've got such a great beer culture here that you can be guaranteed a nice drop even at pubs that don't particularly make a big thing of having real ale. So places like the Red Lion in the city centre and the Broadfield, just the other side of the railway from here, will have two or three proper beers on tap. Even pubs that don't carry any other real ale, like the Washington and the Grapes, will often have a local brew on like Abbeydale's Moonshine.

I wouldn't say I moved here just for the pubs... but they helped a lot.

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Post by humblebee » Sun Oct 07, 2007 17:45

Miss Anna wrote:If you find yourself in Birmingham..

The utterly fantastic Bull in Birmingham.

The Inn on the Green in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

Canalside in Birmingham.
For a minute I thought you meant the Bull on the main road in Newtown. That place looks fucking terrifying.

Mind you, so does the Anchor in Digbeth, and that's the best pub in Birmingham.

There's a lesson there for all of us.

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Post by Tomb » Sun Oct 07, 2007 19:44

humblebee wrote:Tom, you should visit Sheffield sometime!
I am hoping that either the Orient get promoted (which is highly unlikely after Saturday's results) or one of the two Sheffield clubs gets relegated so I can do an away trip and sample some Sheffield pubs and beer. Has been on my list for a while.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Oct 08, 2007 07:44

I turned everyone onto the gentle pleasures of The Lincolnshire Poacher on Mansfield Road in Nottingham on Saturday.

It's one of them there real ale places. It REEKS of waistcoats and barley.

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Post by nanski » Mon Oct 08, 2007 08:32

humblebee wrote:Tom, you should visit Sheffield sometime!

In the city centre there's the Bath Hotel, the Red Deer, the Devonshire Cat and the Three Tuns. Then if you walk out to Kelham Island (where the brewery of that name is based), there are places like the Waterfront, the Kelham Island Tavern (current Yorkshire pub of the year) and the Fat Cat, which has won national awards for beer and for its amazingly cheap and ace food.

If you carry on out that way there's a brilliant real ale pub crawl through Shalesmoor and along the River Don towards Hillsborough. There's the Wellington, then the Gardener's Rest (or there will be when it reopens, cos this was the pub worst hit by the flooding in the summer), the Hillsborough Hotel and the New Barrack Tavern... all beautiful pubs serving fantastic beer.

Just the other side of the park from here there's the White Lion, which is one of the finest pub buildings I've ever been in, with loads of little snugs and compartments and stained glass and tiles. And three real ales. And the Sheaf View, another wonderfully designed building overlooking the river that gave Sheffield its name, where they do about eight imaginatively chosen real ales and a load of posh European lagers. People go there from all over the city.

And these are just in the areas I know! At any time you can stumble across fantastic pubs in the middle of nowhere, like the Cocked Hat in Attercliffe. We've got such a great beer culture here that you can be guaranteed a nice drop even at pubs that don't particularly make a big thing of having real ale. So places like the Red Lion in the city centre and the Broadfield, just the other side of the railway from here, will have two or three proper beers on tap. Even pubs that don't carry any other real ale, like the Washington and the Grapes, will often have a local brew on like Abbeydale's Moonshine.

I wouldn't say I moved here just for the pubs... but they helped a lot.
awww pete, you're making me miss sheffield. and i don't even drink beer! though i love a good pub, the sort that people who care about beer go to, because they're always interesting places inhabited by interesting people. to that list i would add the cobden view in crookes. i think i need to meet you for a drink at the white lion next time i'm in town. i'll bet it's lovely at Xmas time :)
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Post by humblebee » Sun Oct 21, 2007 20:39

I had a really nice walk today which took in three Peak District villages: Great Longstone, Little Longstone and Ashford-in-the-Water. All the pubs looked like they'd be nice.

The one I went in was the Packhorse in Little Longstone. It was smashing. Not a wide or imaginative choice of ales but they were really well kept. Menu looked good. Nice views, lots of light. Quite friendly. Yeah. Good pub.

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Post by Jono Volpone » Sun Oct 21, 2007 21:50

If you ever go to Ashover in Derbyshire, you must visit this place: -

http://www.oldpoets.co.uk/index.html

It's one of my favourite pubs around, with great food and a wide choice of real ales (at least 8 on at all times), some of which are brewed on-site. They also host beer festivals and regularly have live bands on. Hmm, I can sense a bit of a trip out there coming on...

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Post by PCP » Sun Oct 21, 2007 22:00

I think my favourite pint these days in Sheffield is Blasphemey at the Dog and Partridge
I am missing the Brown Bear so cheap and soo good when is it reopening ?

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Post by nanski » Mon Oct 22, 2007 04:55

I would like to recommend an izakaya. If you are ever in Okinawa, you must go to this place called sen (i don't know why it's called sen, the kanji evidently says river). it's on the road that runs parallel to bay street, next to the Lawsons where i turn on my way to work. It has very good seafood and sake (Nihon shu). It is difficult to get good Nihon shu in Okinawa because they're all terribly insulted when you don't drink awamori.
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Post by nanski » Mon Oct 22, 2007 04:56

whoa weird double post... i got the strangest error message in the history of the internet, too. *very confused*
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Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:05

I went in the Byron in Nether Edge last night. Never bothered with it much before but it was really nice - cosy, friendly, and a couple of fine beers in Directors and Moonshine. If the Broadfield (my local) persists in being rubbish then I might start going to the Byron more often I reckon.

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Post by Tomb » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:26

humblebee wrote:Iand a couple of fine beers in Directors
Wells-Young now brews this. Did it taste any different?

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Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:34

Tomb wrote:
humblebee wrote:Iand a couple of fine beers in Directors
Wells-Young now brews this. Did it taste any different?
I stuck on the Moonshine last night so I couldn't tell you. But I'll have a taste next time.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Dec 07, 2007 13:13

The Pestle & Mortar sounds lovely.

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Re: Recommend A Pub

Post by humblebee » Fri Sep 12, 2008 09:22

Today's Independent has published a list of "Britain's 25 best pubs":
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/th ... 26911.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Cornubia and Whitelocks, yeah, good pubs. Shame the Cornubia was closed when I dropped by last weekend though. The Lower Red Lion is nice as well. I think the Old Trip to Jerusalem is a bit overrated though.

The Old Joint Stock is shit. It's just a bog-standard city centre after-work pub, full of suits and transients, with no sense of community or atmosphere, just shouting, and totally fake character. To be fair, though, it is one of the best pubs in Birmingham.

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