Date: 30 June 2010 Another new pub for Mengo™


Sampled by:

PV, ROC, FN, KOC and TM with a brief appearance from RN


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Thatched Cottage Farnborough GU14 8NU
Comment
Even though there was no football to occupy the large screen TV, the full car park attested to this pubs popularity. Almost as exciting as last weeks map choice was the discussion on the variety of routes used to get to Cove. RN called in for a soft drink on his way home from work.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Hogs Back TEA 4.2 £3.05 3.0 Flowery and spicy; was it TEA
Batemans England 4.0 £3.12 3.5 Better than the football team

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Old Courthouse Farnborough GU14 0EU
Comment
FN’s choice of ESB was undrinkable but readily changed by the barman for a different beer. The willingness may have been because the barman recognized FN as an old neighbour and school friend. It was just a shame FN could not remember his name. The barmaid had all the attributes, including a nice line in behind the bar dance moves.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Marston’s Draught Bass 4.4 £3.20 2.5 Disappointingly average
Young’s Bitter 3.7 £3.05 3.5 -
Fuller’s ESB 5.5 £3.30 0.0 Undrinkable

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Tradesman’s Arms Farnborough GU14 0EX
Comment
In previous years our runners had reported back there was no real ale. This year we nearly did not even bother enquiring. This would have been a mistake as the new landlady, Misha, has brought back some real. No only that, it was an unusual Caledonian beer Surf Sup. On the KOC pub meter it was ranked quite busy, no doubt helped by the ladies darts match which was taking place.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Caledonian Surf Sup 4.0 £2.95 3.0 Mellow aftertaste per TM

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Alexandra Farnborough GU14 7PH
Comment
A couple of Scots and a drunk discussing the exit of England, man with hole in the seat of his pants, ladies tennis talk and the best beer tonight – Doom Bar. But no parrot.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Sharp’s Doom Bar 4.0 £3.00 4.0 Lovely
Wells Bombardier 4.3 £3.00 3.5 Good one

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Swan Farnborough GU14 6TL
Comment
Mick from B&T would have been disappointed at the quality of the Dragon Slayer. The Welton’s displayed that famous Horsham taste and was exchanged. PV was served in a glass with no mark. KOC advanced his opinion he had picked all the best beers of the evening, apart from the very best one that is. And the view from some seats was exceptionally enjoyable.
Brewerbeer%PriceMarkComment
Welton’s Sussex Pride 4.0 £3.30 0.0 Thick as s**t
Banks and Taylor Dragon Slayer 4.5 £3.30 2.0 Mick would be unhappy
Fuller’s London Pride 4.1 £3.30 3.5 Enjoy the view with a beer