Not Reading Then

Saturday 3rd March 2012
Sampled by
             PV, TM, PC, KOC, ROC, RN & MG

If the man had mentioned he had a free weekend we could have planned in a trip to Reading but there you are and we had to try the White Lion and vet the new owners of the Red Lion so expectations were set.
Due to some story about dog sitting in Farnborough the man slipped in a couple prior to hitting the White Lion.
FN had a better offer so did not turn up prior to football but Jim and Quintin made up for it.

Bar Location Code
Prince of Wales Farnborough GU14 8AL
Comment
PV thought a 2.30 kick off a bit late so, as he was dog sitting in Farnborough, he would start there. Discussions on the disappointing Tottenham result against Arsenal and hopes that the Man U performance would be better dominated. MV and Timmy turned up for a swift half.
Brewer Beer % Price Mark Comment
Milestone Black Pearl 4.3 £3.30 3.5 Lovely Frankish beer
Yeovil Ruby 4.5 £3.30 3.5 Quite good
Raw Grey Ghost IPA 5.9 £3.95 3.5 Right strength and flavour
Bar Location Code
Tilly Shilling Farnborough GU14 7PG
Comment
As it was still too early for the Aldershot start PV called into the Weatherspoon’s to see if there was anything interesting. Found he had just missed the Beartown Bear Ass but did find an early arrival for the forthcoming Beer & Cider Festival was on – Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon – but as this was a 7.2% cider he gave it a miss. However, his new friend was enjoying a pint of it. Made a second visit on the way back.
Brewer Beer % Price Mark Comment
Moorhouse's Premium Bitter 3.7 £2.60 3.5 Bit weak after the IPA
Brains's St David's Ale 4.1 £2.60 3.5 A bit Welsh/td>
Brewster's Decadence 4.4 £2.60 3.5 Not a wheat beer but cloudy
Slater's Haka 5.2 £2.60 3.0 New Zealand Pale Ale
Bar Location Code
White Lion Aldershot GU12 4EA
Comment
Quintin was happy – Liverpool had just lost to Arsenal. The gang was all there sitting around a scrubbed pine table. As PC said, just like being in Germany. Apart from the beer of course.
Brewer Beer % Price Mark Comment
Triple fff Pressed Rat 3.8 £3.00 3.0 Good mild
Triple fff Alton’s Pride 3.8 £3.00 2.0 Just average
Cottage MM Norman’s Conquest 5 .0 £3.40 2.0 Absolute rubbish
Bar Location Code
Red Lion Aldershot GU12 4EZ
Comment
New tenants but the pub remains the same. Retreated to quiet end away from the loud jukebox and sport TV. Clare behind the bar. Free chips.
Brewer Beer % Price Mark Comment
Sharp’s Doom Bar 4.1 £3.50 2.5 Alright by RN
Black Sheep Bitter 3.8 £3.50 3.5 Pretty good
Bar Location Code
Garden Gate Aldershot GU11 3BT
Comment
Becky behind the bar, Spicer in front. When the rest of Mengo arrived, all was right with the World. Well the World of the GG anyway.
Brewer Beer % Price Mark Comment
St Austell Proper Job 4.5 £3.30 3.5 So is the beer
Greene King IPA 3.7 £3.10 3.0 The staple pint