Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Old Green Tree - Bath

Also when I was in Bath I felt drawn to this place, tiny bar and lounge with a beatiful interior, loads of excellent draught ales and a loads of up their own arse posh English types.
While reading my book and swigging my beer I felt obliged to listen to their conversation, basically because they were so bloody loud.
"They don't like it up them, the Arabs"
Was heard to be said, no one laughed and I assumed he wasn't taking the mickey.
Bloody Dad's Army, I also heard them slight the Irish, Welsh and for some reason anyone from Luxemborg.
Possibly I timed it badly and these weren't locals, I really hope so because the pub seemed lovely.
I was concidering trying the food but had to leave before drinking one to many pints and trying to take those inbred morons out of their very select gene pool.

The Old Green Tree, 12 Green Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 2JZ

The Royal Oak - Bath

Was out and about in Bath the other day, obviously i stopped for a pint in a couple of different pubs, this place was off the center but not by too far, just past the cricket club.

Not the best looking pub in the world but the barman tried hard, nothing I asked for was available so had to resort to a bottle of Bulmers, sorry Magners in the UK, I know, but it was a hot day and I was dying for a drink.
I ended up having a good conversation with the barman, about his ex-wife, betrayal, love gone sour, escape abroad, chases through the European countryside and courts, and skittles.
I left light headed and slightly depressed but also well fed on complimentary peanuts.
He also warned me that a lot of the locals were slightly cliquey but a danger to noone but themselves.

Worth a look though because it seems a nice enough place.

The Royal Oak - Bath, Lower Bristol Rd, Bath, Avon, BA2 3BW

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Coach and Horses - Chepstow

The coach and horses has a website, but it isn't very pretty, unlike the pub, stopped for a pint and ended up watching the world go by on my fourth pint, will definately revisit this place for some food and right a review, good select of beers and obviously well looked after.

The Cross Inn - Caldicot

I haven't written a review on this place on my site as I have neither eaten or even drunk there.
I walked in, waited 10 minutes and failed to get served even thouh the barmaid was sitting in the bar.
There was no real beers available, was a bit of a dive, was suggested to me by the butcher as a real drinkers pub, I expect real beer, I think he meant hopeless drunks who don't give a toss.

The Cross Inn
1 Newport Road
NP26 4BG

Pepe Piccante - Porthcawl

I know it isn't a pub but I so enjoyed the meal here I decided to put it in anyway, we had two early evening two course meals, both excellent, whitebait and smoked mackerel with rosti. We had a carafe of wine each and sat in the sunshine, if it wasn't for the peripheral view it could have been anywhere in the world.
Finished it over with an Irish coffee and all for less than £30.

The Farmers Arms - Porthcawl

Again, sitting in sun enjoying my Bass. There really are some odd characters drinking in this place though, friendly but bloody odd. Will have to see some of the live music here one day.

The Ancient Briton - Porthcawl

Revisited The Ancient Briton over the weekend, I do enjoy sitting on the village green in Porthcawl drinking flat SA. The sun was shining, the horses were out, and a bloke kept falling off his seat he was so pissed.

The Rock and Fountain - Caldicot

After writing a review of The Rock and Fountain I managed to get back there for some food

I have seen plenty of other people eating there and I know the Ales are good so I grabbed some lunch durin the week, Faggots and Mash, I have to say it was pretty good but I could tell it wasn't freshly prepared, the barmaid told me she was the only one on and the only way she could have got the food to me that fast was using a microwave. Still worth it though.