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The Red Lion 14:39:54 12th Jan 2007
Two cask ales always available - Hooky Bitter and Timothy Taylor Landlord. Always in top condition, kept by a landlord who cares. I know this for a fact, as i am he - Dave. No food, just a wide selection of salty snacks. Open Tue - Sat 6 -11pm Sun 12- 3pm and 7 - 10.30pm (quiz night) Closed on Mondays. Our ales are served through a swan neck and sparkler (Mancunian landlord), although this will be removed upon request to give that Soapy-Southern look. No wonder Northerners drink by the gallon and our Southern cousins by the glass!? Banter always available!!
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The Plough 09:42:07 5th Oct 2006
Attending the presentation of the 'Perry & Cider' pub of the year certificate I was very pleased with the choice of beers available. The service was also very friendly & all I wish is that the pub was closer to home. I will be there again though as it is a pub that is very worthwhile visiting as often as possible.
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Falkland Arms 09:37:22 5th Oct 2006
Yesterday I had a great pint of Titanic beer which was one of the six beers that were available. The beer I chose was wonderful which I am sure would have been the case if I had tried one of the others on offer. I will be there again soon.
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The Bell 16:34:58 8th Aug 2006
A fine example of everything that is a traditional pub. No music, fruit machines pool tables or over the top food. It's a pub that serves food not a restaurant that serves drinks! The four beers last night, Hooky Bitter, Hooky Dark, Haymaker and Cotswold Lion were all spot on! Guest beers are usually available when Hooky can supply them!
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Falkland Arms 16:13:27 8th Aug 2006
Ordered a pint of Mole's Landlords Choice - it looked like dishwater! I asked for it to be changed for a pint of Summersault, which was drinkable but didn't look the part! The service was slow, the food dissapointing and the flies and wasps ****** annoying! Shan't go back!
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The Black Boy Inn 15:55:11 8th Aug 2006
Had a pint of Adnams at lunchtime today. Had to leave it because it had traces of yeast swirling around (dirty pipes)!
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The Duck On The Pond 14:53:32 18th May 2006
Yes I did experience something along those lines. I think that I did ask for the sparkler to be removed which was refused. Even so I then asked for a top-up which the chap the other side of the bar appeared to think was most strange. He seemed to believe that I had asked him to spoil my pint. I doubt if I will be calling there again very soon & I'm glad I hadn't bothered before.
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The Duck On The Pond 18:45:22 16th May 2006
This pub also has an issue with tight sparkers I understand, as in they refuse to remove them, anyone wish to comment?
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The Duck On The Pond 08:39:38 8th May 2006
I was recommended to call in this pub by one of our most esteemed branch members which I did last night (Sunday 07/05/06). However I discovered that the bar was being manned by a barman & a younger chap who might have been usually employed in the restaurant. I found that there were four easily visible hand pumps which offered Bass Ale, Bath Gem, Hooky Best & Wychwood Shires. Also there were several keg beers which I didn't spend much time considering. The gent behind the bar told me that the Shires ran out that lunchtime so I went for a pint of Bath Gem. This tasted well but although I had already search around for price listings I found nothing that related to the beer. There were restaurant menu choices with their prices as usual & other local events. I believe though that the Gem was over-priced at 2.70. At the time I had no idea what the other three draught beers would have cost (which might have assisted in my beer choice). I am of the feeling that with the (apparently) excellent restaurant attached to the pub this could possibly have assisted in reducing the actual price of the draught beers.
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The Exchange 17:34:15 15th Nov 2005
Pub now reopened, not much has changed considering the 4 day closure. Main difference is two very large flat screens, used for spot. Other things are cosmetic, new sofas, carpets etc.
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