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Good Pub Guide 2014

taffscrivs

War Hero
What are your favouite pubs? Please post them here, perhaps we could build our own good pub guide as an alternative to the usual CAMRA or Michelin efforts. Some that come to mind are, The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset, The Spinning Wheel, Paignton, Devon, The Boat Inn, Penallt, Monmouthshire.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Tesco, Asda, Morrison's there are other shops with alcoholic licenses, invite your mates to you house and you are sorted. good company, good ale, wine & sprits without waiting forever to get to the bar to be served, I have done my fare share of fighting my way to the bar.
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
I'm with Sumo on this one.....I tend to drink at home these days.....what with driving, the price of ale, the 'chain' pub, the ones with wall to wall flat screens.....and noise.
Having said all that, I live on the edge of the New Forest and there are pubs in my neck of the woods (pun) that are wonderful, and some yet to be discovered by Flagdeck.....ooh arrgh !

:eek:ccasion5:
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
All smartened up now, but back in the day, this pub was known as 'The Pinky'......local scrumpy house for HMS Mercury bods....many a life was nearly ended on the journey back ....past the cabbage patch and along murder mile....with your drunken oppo at the wheel of his clapped out mini.....(pre-breathalyser days)
............rather ironic that its in a village called Soberton.

The White Lion Soberton
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
A piece of useless information regarding my post #10
This pub dates back to the 17th century and during the English Civil War it changed allegencies several times, the Royalists sported red colours and Cromwell's lot, white (or vicci verci) and the pub was painted one or the other, depending on what week it was. This paint apparently seeped into the masonry and years later, everytime it rained, the place turned pink.....hence the name 'Pinky'
.............gen dit.....allegedly ! :drunken:
 

DAVIDJM

Midshipman
I was going to recommend the Navy Inn at Pembrooke Dock, the last pub before the Irish ferry and the Naval base. But looking on the web it looks like it is now turned into flats.

When i first went there (late 70s) nearly every other house was a pub and there was 4 streets, most have now gone.

I well remember when we arrived on the last train (9.30pm) 16 of us with all our kit wlking into the Navy Inn stacking our kit in the corner and on mass headed for the bar. trouble was, the place was packed with people waiting to go on the Irish Ferry.

No prpblem, engineers in front and it was like the Red Sea they just parted out of the way.
 

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Flanagan's Apple, Mathew Street, Liverpool. I've had some great piss ups there in the past.
The Hole in the Wall, Gib.
Fisherman's Arms, Barbican, Guzz.
Orient Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney.
Rose and Crown, Yealmpton.
Plume of Feathers, Princetown.
Edit to add: The Coeur De Lion in Bath and The Bluebell and Guy Fawke's Inn in York.
 
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Flagdeck

War Hero
Flanagan's Apple, Mathew Street, Liverpool. I've had some great piss ups there in the past.
The Hole in the Wall, Gib.
Fisherman's Arms, Barbican, Guzz.
Orient Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney.
Rose and Crown, Yealmpton.
Plume of Feathers, Princetown.
Edit to add: The Coeur De Lion in Bath and The Bluebell and Guy Fawke's Inn in York.

I'm sure I've been in there....bit of a haze....I remember the Grapes, in Mathew St. Was in there once (early 60's) when these scousers with funny haircuts pushed in front of me, 'Oi,' I said...'who the fcuk do you think you are?'.....'sorry mate', one of them said....'we're in a hurry, we're playing at the Cavern in ten minutes'.....I remember saying.... 'pissed scousers with bad timekeeping and dodgy haircuts........you'll never amount to much' :wink:
 
Ah; but you refined girls rarely drink fine ales.
 
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