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    Default Pub Of The Month - May 2016

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    The Globe and Rainbow Many might deride this as yet another gastropub,which it is,but it is also the sole pub in a remote village on the Kent Sussex borders, and seem s to have a strong local custom. We enjoyed a decent lunchtime one May Saturday-Hophead and Harveys, decent grub.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Enjoyed the Stratford Alehouse and The Firefly.

    POTM King Charles II in Worcester. Comfortable, atmospheric and good beer.

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    The Plough

    Every time I visit Worcester I pop in here and I am never disappointed.Always an interesting ale selection,traditional interior and very pubby ,the evening of my visit coincided with live music,which sometimes gives me cause for concern.The locals assured us that this solo artist was good and that was an understatement,his blues session was fantastic.There are lots of great pubs in Worcester and this one is up with the best.
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    Nothing new that was outstanding and I could give the prize to several regular favorites, but a return to a basic but still good boozer despite a change of management was a worthy visit despite Tris C's predictable misgivings, no special beer, not hip in any way but a good honest boozer, The Prince Arthur POTM.
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    The King & Queen, Longcot, Oxon.
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    An easy one for me the Nags Head in Reading. It might not be the most comfortable pub to drink in but the beer choice and fairly reasonable prices easily make up for that. On a day spent chasing round mostly average Spoons this was a real breath of fresh air.
    I can't believe I'm the only one that has scored it a 10.

    POTM Nags Head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I can't believe I'm the only one that has scored it a 10.

    POTM Nags Head
    It probably is a ten but I am wary of doing that now as there is no room left for improvement, rated 9/10 by me in 2012, however was there last Saturday and as it turns out back again tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    It probably is a ten but I am wary of doing that now as there is no room left for improvement, rated 9/10 by me in 2012, however was there last Saturday and as it turns out back again tomorrow.
    Maybe it's because it's not got several rooms like you get in the Midlands & North and the furnishings are basic but the beer easily makes up for that. In early CAMRA days Reading was a disastrous town, even the two Brakspear pubs were rubbish. The first improvement was the Fuller's Butler in the late 70s when Fuller's was affordable and one of the better brews around. The Fox and Hounds in Caversham was being refurbished when I went there but I didn't bother to mark it as closed as it sounded like it would open again very soon.

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