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The Wagon & Horses is a community local tucked away down Simplemarsh Road and often overlooked. worth popping in, as guest ale varies, and recently has included Portobello Star and Wickwar Falling Star … hang on, is there a theme developing here?
The Crown in the High Street next to Strodes College often has several ales on. On a recent visit these included Dorking Pilcrow and Pacific Gold, Hogsback TEA, St.Austell Tribute, Greene King Abbott and ubiquitous Doom Bar. Don’t forget, all ales are £2.75 on Mondays.
The historic Barley Mow overlooking Englefield Green is now food led as part of the White’s Brasserie gastro pub chain. The good news is a proper bar has been retained, and there are several real ales, which recently included Dorking DB One, Hogs Back Tea, Tim Taylor Landlord, Sharp’s Atlantic, and ever present Doom Bar.
Great news is that having closed for several months, the Monkey’s Forehead on Egham Hill has been subject of a major refurbishment, reverted to the name it started with in 1855 the Packhorse and re-opened. NB Update 24th Jun’17 – opening early and serving breakfast and showing All Blacks v British & Irish Lions games.
The new management team at the Hare & Hounds in Vicarage Road are going to start having a non-Fuller’s guest ale on the bar from 12th May, be interesting to see what it is. They have also made some changes to food times and their event nights which have been updated on WhatPub.
And just down the road (5 stops on 235 bus) London Irish Rugby Club in Hazelwood Avenue are trialing Thames Side Heron Bitter. Having noticed this on Facebook, I popped in to try it on Saturday and it had just sold out, which was bad news for me, but good news for Thames Side brewer Andy Hayward. Hopefully his beers will become a regular fixture like the rugby.
Pub Clips updated: May 2017
To many members, this is all a bit of a mystery. However, our list of pubs in the Good Beer Guide is based on it, so all contributions valuable. How does it work? Just go to WhatPub (click on logo above) and if you want to score beers, login using your CAMRA membership number and password. Beer scoring is on right hand side, just follow the drop down menus. Any problems, give us a shout. Talking of local pubs …..
Membership gives access to special offers and discounts at local pubs and clubs. For instance, you can use your Wetherspoons Vouchers at the George in Staines, and the newly refurbished Kings Fairway in Ashford runs various promotions from time to time. Members can also access the United Services Club, Egham (our Club of the Year) and the Hare Hill Social Club, and the RAOB Club Addlestone on production of their CAMRA cards. In some a nominal fee is payable. Oh, and don’t forget to squeeze in a visit to our Pub of the Year! Our CAMRA members are our eyes and ears, so if you have any information on local Pubs, Clubs and beers on offer, please let Spike know.