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Recently (Oct’16) the George in Chertsey Road was awarded Cask Marque status. Anyone know what beers they’re serving? Queen’s Arms in Church Road had Sharp’s Atlantic, and the CAMRA friendly RAOB further down had Adnam’s Ghost Ship and Bristol Beer factory Nova, in addition to the regular London Pride. The canalside Pelican has recently been redecorated, and London Pride, St. Austell Tribute and ubiquitious Doom Bar on bar. The Hare Hill Social Club off Ledger Drive has two regularly changing beers, recently featuring London Pride and Wadworth’s 6X. The Cricketers at Rowtown recently had Greene King London Glory.
The Ash Tree now only seems to offer London Pride and nothing else from Fuller’s seasonal portfolio. The regular beer at the King’s Head is Marston’s Pedigree, and has also recently featured Marston’s Burton and Wychwood Hobgoblin, all served on tight sparklers. The King’s Fairway now has nine handpumps in use. Doom Bar, London Pride and Brakspear’s Bitter tend to be regulars, with up to six others which recently included Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter, Brains Rev. James, St. Austell Tribute, Hobgoblin, Timothy Taylor Boltmaker, and Belhaven Smokestack Stout. With an ever changing menu of beers, and discount offers for CAMRA members, definitely worth a visit when you’re in area.
The King’s Head in Guildford Street, recently had Caledonian Flying Scotsman, and regular Courage Best on. In the Prince Regent across the road Gales Beachcomber now supplanted Redwood as the seasonal guest alongside London Pride. In the GBG Thyme at the Tavern has a rapid turnover of interesting beers which recently included Hoppy Blonde, Thames Side White Swan, Tillingbourne The Source, Dorking Red India Ale, Hop Art Golden Goose, as well as regular Caledonian Flying Scotsman as well as regular Courage Best. At the Coach and Horses, London Pride, Seafarers and ESB on as usual. In the Olde Swan St. Austell Tribute the current rotating guest alongside Doom Bar. Truman’s Lazarus in the Crown (which does not allow CAMRA magazines to be displayed) and glad to say the prices seem to have moderated a little. Alongside the Young’s Bitter and Special Hog’s Back TEA and Weston’s Old Rosie cider also on plus keg Meantime beers and interesting looking bottles from the likes of Goose Island. The Olde Swan nearby has Doombar as regular, and recent guest ale was The Golden Grove near scenic St.Anne’s Hill has an extensive menu, and usually 4 or 5 national beers e.g. London Pride, Spitfire, Doom Bar, with Black Sheep as a recent guest.
At our Club of the Year the United Services Club (GBG 2016 and COTY 2015) the regulars are Surrey Hills Ranmore and Sixpenny Best. Constantly changing range of guest ales (usually two or three on) too numerous to mention. The Red Lion is much improved, with usually six ales on, which recently included Windsor & Eton Zinzan’s World Cup Drop, Harveys Sussex Best, Adnams Ghost Ship. Other three were London Pride, Doombar and Spitfire The White Lion at the other end of town has Doom Bar and a seasonal. The Foresters Arms is very much a locals’ pub with usually 2 real ales on the bar.
The Bailiwick by Windsor Great Park has recently been refurbished again too become more pub like. As well as it’s own brand Original Bitter, it recently featured Windsor & Eton Canberra, Hop Art Red Cap, Truman’s Blindside of the Garter. Extensive menu and tea and coffee always available. The Armstrong Gun usually has Courage Best and Doom Bar. The Holly Tree usually has one real ale. Our Pub of the Year Runner 2016 the Happy Man (GBG 2016 and POTY 2015) regularly has Summer Lightning on, plus three varying and seasonal guests. The Beehive (GBG 2016) recently had London Pride, HSB and Gales Seafarers.
The Black Prince recently featured four ales. Doom Bar, Greene King IPA, London Pride and St. Austell Tribute. Nothing exotic but well served and competitively priced with the CAMRA discount. At the White Hart Gales Seafarers, Courage Best, and Greene King Abbot. The interesting sounding Marston Pedigree New World was still waiting to come on. Pricey but decent quality in lovely location by a side stream of the Wey Navigation. TD
Beer wise not the cheapest pub in the area, but the Castle features a good range featuring Otter Bitter, Tim Taylor’s Landlord, Harvey’s Sussex as well as ubiquitous Doom Bar, and an interesting food offering.
The GBG listed community local Barley Mow in Watersplash Road has two regular beers, Hopback Summer Lightning & Hogs back Tea, and usually three guests which recently featured Tickenham Red Head, Windsor & Eton Mandarin and Hammerpot Oyster Stout.
When we held our Committee meeting at the GBG listed Wheatsheaf & Pigeon (also affectionately known as the Wee & Pee) this community local had Otter Ale and Otter Amber on the bar, as well as Fuller’s london Pride and and the omnipresent Sharp’s Doombar. The Hobgoblin closed for a while and we feared the worst, but following a refurbishment, it has opened as the London Stone. Recently featured beers included Hop Art Hoppy Blonde, Hogsback Farnham White & Windsor & Eton Canberra. Also several craft (keg) beers and continental lagers, as well as a vast range of bottled beers. The nearby George (Wetherspoons) had 2 pumps featuring Doom Bar (really?) but other beers including Hydes Bruge, Adnams Explorer and Kings Horsham Best were available thank goodness. The Bells features an extensive menu, but still has a pubby feel. Normally features Young’s Bitter & Young’s Special, and recently Winter Warmer and St. Austell Tribute. The cosy Old Red Lion (near Station) usually has Courage Best and London Pride, and a recent guest was Morlands (aka Greene King) Abbott Ale. The Two Rivers (Church Street) has recently (mid-March 2016) reopened after a lengthy closure, and recently be selling our local Thames Side ales. (Sep’16)
The refurbished Anchor in Stanwell Moor is now light and airy, and usually has Greene King IPA and Abbot. In Stanwell proper, the Wheatsheaf usually has Courage Best and Bombardier. Following a major refurbishment, the former Happy Landing now the Sir John Gibson usually has Marston’s Pedigree. New management trying to build up trade and worth a visit; more reports needed
Running Horse – Food led pub with pool tables offering Green King IPA. Hare and Hounds (GBG 2016) Spotlessly maintained and welcoming hosts, recently featured Fullers London Pride, ESB & Oliver’s Island golden ale. White Horse – Community local offering Black Sheep Bitter, Old Speckeld Hen, London Pride & Doom Bar. Phoenix has changed management and beer range is under review, with Twickenham Ales such as Naked Ladies making a welcome return. Magpie (GBG 2016) Offering an ever more interesting
range of ales (particularly from London Micros) including Portobello Carnival Ale, Trumans Lazarus, Jurassic Citrus Maximus, Vale Black Swan and the house Magpie Best. Three Fishes – London Pride or Doom Bar usually on, and recently Adnams Broadside. Admiral Hawke – Courage Best, Directors, Ringwood Best, Timothy Taylor Landlord. Grizzly Bear – no real ale but recenty Bombardier. Goat – Bombardier, Cottage Junga & Greene King IPA. Grey Horse – London Pride, Doom Bar. Jubilee – No real ale. Flower Pot – Brakspears Bitter, Oxford Gold.
Recently Rose and Olive Branch had Greene King IPA, GK Abbot Ale and St. Austell Tribute. Food led but still cosy pub that welcomes walkers. The Wheatsheaf by Virgina Water Lake recently had Oldershaw American Pale Ale, Cameron Galactico, Taylor Walker 1730 and Windsor & Eton Guardsman.
Page updated: Bob/ 18Mar2016.
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