Date: 26 May 2010 Not the week to go Up North


Sampled by:

TM, KOC, FN, PV & RN

ROC was in Glasgow with the Ginger Indian Tribe whilst the rest remained down South with the Apacheís. It was not the week to go north of the border as it turned out to be one of those lucky evening rides when the beers were rather good.


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Shepherd & Flock Farnham GU9 9JE
Comment
It was not that warm so the delights of roundabout motorbike watching were shunned in favour of ogling the fitter customers indoors. The barman was a little short on top and ups were needed on several occasions. But this could be excused as the beers were in tiptop form, especially the Apache Rose Peacock. Even the Dorking Black Mild went down well despite being as weak as piss.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Dorking Black Mild 3.2 £3.20 4. Nice but weak as piss
Palmers Copper Ale 3.7 £3.20 4.0 Flavoursome session beer
Whitstable Faversham Creek 3.8 £3.20 4.0 -
Triple fff Apache Rose 4.2 £3.20 4 As good as it ever was?

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Crown Badshot Lea GU9 9JT
Comment
Bat encountered on the way to the pub, which turned out to be empty apart from the landlord. Lucky he decided to do the crossword else he might have closed up. However weak his custom this evening, the beers he turned out were very strong contenders and rated highly. Particularly liked, by those inclined, was the Hock. Apparently custom is much better at weekends; the Sunday lunch has had to be split into two sittings to cater for the demand.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Fullerís Hock 3.5 £3.00 4.0 Excellent mild
Fullerís Chiswick 3.5 £3.00 3.0 Suffered in comparison to LP
Fullerís London Pride 4.1 £3.30 4.0 The place locally to drink LP

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Cricketers Badshot Lea GU9 9LU
Comment
This was were all the locals were drinking this evening. Particularly the men. Well, only the men really as the one woman was the new landlady Ė Shredder Nickís favourite having now departed. Perhaps the beer price had a bearing on the popularity. It certainly could not have been beer choice. However, although the beers were national brands they were at least quite drinkable. After the pleasant quietude of the Crown, this pub served up a boisterous rendition of Jake the Peg. Why, we shall never know.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Courage Best 4.0 £2.75 - Not tried
Hogs Back TEA 4.2 £2.95 3.0 Quite acceptable
Wychwood Hobgoblin 4.5 £2.95 3.0 As was this