Date: 24 July 2013 - Yes it was dark

Sampled by:

RO, PV, KO, TM and FN

What noise is taht in the woods?

Pub Location OS Map Ref

White Hart

Wood Street Villiage



You knew the traveler’s were at the pub in force by the Porches, BMW’s and Merc’s filling the car park. The garden was full but we managed to find a bench. The service was slow but at least the barmaid filled the glasses to the top this year. PV was going to try the Doom Bar until informed it was £3.90 a pint.

Brewer beer % Price Mark Comment
Fuller's London Pride 4.1 3.70 3 KOC was happy with his favourite
St Austell Tribute 4.2 3.70 3 Refreshing
Sharp's Doombar 4.0 3.90 Not tried


Pub Location OS Map Ref

Royal Oak

Wood STreet Villiage



As befits the demise of a once great boozer, there were few punters in. In the past the place was full with the Wednesday Quiz night. Obviously this no longer forms part of the plans of the new owner – he is more interested in putting a planning application for an extension for six bedrooms. Beer choice and quality was also down.

Brewer beer % Price Mark Comment
Banks Mild 3.5 3.40 2.5 Wishy washy
Wadworth Henry IPA 3.8 3.40 2.5 Impersonating an India Pale Ale
Sharp's Doombar 4.0 3.40 2.5 The new regular beer
Courage Directors 4.8 3.50 2 Poor – woody tasting


Pub Location OS Map reff

Garden Gate


gu11 3BT


Arriving shortly after 11.00 pm and the place was still busy.

Brewer beer % Price Mark Comment
Greene King IPA 3.6 3.50 3.5 As good as usual
Springhead Willy's Wheat Beer 5.0 3.70 2.5 Not greatly liked
HArdy & Hansons LBW Golden Ale 3.7 3.70 Not tried