Date: 29 June 2011 Falling for the same old trick


Sampled by:

ROC, FN, KOC, TM, PV & RN

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Swan Ash Vale GU12 5ET
Comment
The outside diners are well catered for here with plenty of cover from the British weather - awnings, massive umbrellas and even a large three sided shed. The real ale drinkers were catered for with five beers to choose from - just a pity two were from GK. The talk was about ageing and ailments.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Surrey Hills Shere Drop 4.2 3.05 3.5 Was it as cold as before?
Greene King St Edmunds 4.2 3.05 3.0 'ish
Greene King IPA 3.6 2.80 - Not tried
Wadworth 6X 4.3 3.05 - Not tried
Courage Directors 4.8 3.05 - Not tried

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Napier's Ash Vale GU12 5HS
Comment
The landlord had changed since our last visit. Bruce, who also has The Railway at Frimley and Barley Mow at Oakley had taken over some eight months ago and was keen to promote real ale in his pubs where demand warrants it. The barmaid wasn't Kylie, but Nicky did model the cut off jeans rather well.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Hammerpot Shooting Star 3.8 3.15 3.5 Tasty for low gravity beer
Fullerís London Pride 4.1 3.15 3.5 Enjoyed by the LP man
Wells Bombardier 4.1 3.15 - Not tried

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Greyhound Ash GU12 6LA
Comment
Although it was quiz night the pub was not as busy as on previous visits. The Black Sheep smelt sour and was handed back. Should have never been served but then what do twenty something serving girls know about real ale?
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Marston Pedigree 4.5 2.60 3.0 Not what it used to be
Black Sheep Best Bitter 3.8 2.60 0 Returned
Fuller's London Pride 4.1 2.70 2.0 Not what it should be

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White Lion Aldershot GU12 4EA
Comment
The Cottage Sunbeam Tiger was on promotion and PV fell for the old trick again. It was totally undrinkable but PV couldn't be bothered to give it back. Overall the beers were very disappointing and the standard would surely improve if Tim cut back on the number on offer.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Triple fff Alton's Pride 3.8 2.90 2.5 ROC is unhappy
Triple fff Pressed Rat 3.8 2.90 1.5 Oh dear
Triple fff Moondance 4.2 3.10 - Not tried
Triple fff Hallelujah 4.0 3.10 3.0 Best one on
Cottage Sunbeam Tiger 4.3 3.20 0 Undrinkable

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Garden Gate Aldershot GU11 3BT
Comment
Quiet night at the GG but even so our normal table was booked and we had to camp out on the 'other side'. Colm turned up with his mates after an evening bowling. FN's story this week was about his lawn coming from the West End Centre after it had been used in a Westfest - admission included free grass!
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Greene King IPA 3.6 3.10 3.0 Not Saturday standard
Westgate Sun Dance 4.1 3.30 3.0 Not an unusual beer