Date: 13 July 2011 Arguments


Sampled by:

FN, ROC, KOC, TM and PV

PubLocationOS Map Ref
Thatched Cottage Farnborough GU14 8NU
Comment
On arrival our guest drinker for the evening, Stuart from footie, was already there. RN also made a guest appearance but was on coke as he was also on his put put. The barmaid, proudly wearing her John Barras Pub Co. polo shirt, was mildly interested in our visit until told we were called Mengo Drinking. The talk was about the part your anus played in the discovery of Neptune. The best beer was Youngs.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Courage Best 4.0 2.55 3.0 In support of PV senior
Youngs Special 4.5 3.37 3.5 Really quite special
Morland Old Speckled Hen 4.5 3.35 2.5 Rather scenty
Adnams Broadside 4.7 3.30 3.0 Not as good as Youngs

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Old Courthouse Farnborough GU14 0EU
Comment
What has happened here? Only one beer and despite assurance the Bass was freshly on it did not clear. The beer was declined and we left. As we did TM overheard the parting comment – ‘must be some of them real ale drinkers, ****ing ****ers’. Turns out the landlord, who used to keep a few decent beers, left last year. O well another one off the list.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Marston's Draught Bass 4.4 - 0.0 Refused

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Trademans Arms Farnborough GU14 0EX
Comment
Refurbished with sofas and arm chairs but still retains the atmosphere of a humble local. In addition to the guest beer on hand-pump you could also try the Bombardier dispensed from a wondrous piece bar furniture. The female football on the telly elicited a very non PC sigh from TM.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Caledonian Nectar 4.3 3.05 3.0 Sweet and cloying

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Swan Farnborough GU14 6TL
Comment
It was Woodies Open Mike Night and the pub was crowded with those seeking their five minutes of local fame. We really didn’t take much notice as the argument between PV and KOC was much more talented. Risked disappointment by saving the Naked Ladies until last but were rewarded with the best beer of the night.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Fuller's London Pride 4.1 3.40 3.0 Fine example
Twickenham Naked Ladies 4.4 3.40 4.0 Lovely hoppy Farnham taste