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Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:22 pm
by Giorgio
Esox Lucius wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:33 pm
Thanks for posting that, it is always useful information for the travelling fan(s) and the Moorbrook sounds like it could be after The Vine's crown as the best away pub :D One season I AM going to get to Deepdale, that and Fleetwood are the only grounds I haven't been to in Lancashire.
..Wrinkly is so happy about WBA getting relegated so he gets the chance to go to the Vine again...!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:49 pm
by dm
222gers wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:49 pm
It would be in order to reciprocate and provide info regarding Real Ale in the vicinity of our ground. Sadly, the area isn't blessed with many pubs that are worth the candle. The two 'Spoons pubs in Hammersmith have a good range of ales but aren't what I would call good pubs. The Andover is currently closed but will reopen in a few weeks. The Raven at the western end of Goldhawk Rd is a nice pub with four of five ales.

I've never been in the Weld but have heard it's pricey. Anyone have any suggestions ?
With so many pubs closed in the area over the last couple of decades, the choice is really very poor.

I quite like some of the beer Brewdog produces but they're expensive and some people have an issue with the whole business. I've had one or two nice IPAs in The Pocket Watch on the few occasions I've been in there. You do get a very decent pint of Guinness in the Shepherd and Flock.

That's about it.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:04 pm
by 222gers
dm wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:49 pm
222gers wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:49 pm
It would be in order to reciprocate and provide info regarding Real Ale in the vicinity of our ground. Sadly, the area isn't blessed with many pubs that are worth the candle. The two 'Spoons pubs in Hammersmith have a good range of ales but aren't what I would call good pubs. The Andover is currently closed but will reopen in a few weeks. The Raven at the western end of Goldhawk Rd is a nice pub with four of five ales.

I've never been in the Weld but have heard it's pricey. Anyone have any suggestions ?
With so many pubs closed in the area over the last couple of decades, the choice is really very poor.

I quite like some of the beer Brewdog produces but they're expensive and some people have an issue with the whole business. I've had one or two nice IPAs in The Pocket Watch on the few occasions I've been in there. You do get a very decent pint of Guinness in the Shepherd and Flock.

That's about it.
I forgot about the Tabard on Stamford Brook Road - a large selection of Real Ales but a tidy old walk to the ground,a good half hour or more. Slightly nearer is the Duchess of Cambridge at the eastern end of Stamford Brook Rd. However, I haven't been there for a long time as I had a bit of an issue over the condition of the ale. May be OK now though. I seem to remember them offering free pies to Rangers fans on Saturdays in the dim and distant past.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 pm
by Pnealefan
Thanks for the recommendations guys. We've tended to avoid the area around the ground in previous season as most places have been labelled home fans only bar some dump of a pub the @pnepolice guy says was home friendly.

Safe journey up.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:03 pm
by 222gers
Pnealefan wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Thanks for the recommendations guys. We've tended to avoid the area around the ground in previous season as most places have been labelled home fans only bar some dump of a pub the @pnepolice guy says was home friendly.

Safe journey up.
You're right to avoid the pubs near the ground. Two handy pubs for Real Ale which are a bus ride from the ground are the Kings Arms at Putney bridge which is the only Wadworth pub in London and a bit nearer, in Fulham Palace Rd, is the Suffolk Punch which is now a West Berks Brewery pub. When you play at Brentford try the Magpie & Crown which is scruffy but sells great ale at under four quid and the Express which has about ten ales. I'm thinking you may have been to these on previous trips. Happy drinking !

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:20 am
by wrinklyhoop
Settled on St Gregory's social club on the Blackpool Road. Parking for £3 and £1 entrance. No ales in sight, but a 'drinkable' pint of Boddingtons for around £3 and a pie and mushy peas for £2, so no overdraft needed. Plus only a couple of minutes walk from the away end.

Hope those cynical b*stards get promoted, so we don't have to endure their antics again.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am
by Don
For Preston fans travelling to us, the first stop has to be the Euston Tap. Then ... errr.

I have a CAMRA meeting tonight. I shall tell people about the recommendation of a Waddies pub. They will be baffled. A lot aren't overenamoured by the beer from our town's brewery.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm
by 222gers
Don wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am
For Preston fans travelling to us, the first stop has to be the Euston Tap. Then ... errr.

I have a CAMRA meeting tonight. I shall tell people about the recommendation of a Waddies pub. They will be baffled. A lot aren't overenamoured by the beer from our town's brewery.
Not the very best I grant you Don, but I have successfully slaked my thirst with Waddies Horizon quite a few times this boiling hot summer. Nice word slake........

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:58 am
by BiscuitRanger
222gers wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Don wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am
For Preston fans travelling to us, the first stop has to be the Euston Tap. Then ... errr.

I have a CAMRA meeting tonight. I shall tell people about the recommendation of a Waddies pub. They will be baffled. A lot aren't overenamoured by the beer from our town's brewery.
Not the very best I grant you Don, but I have successfully slaked my thirst with Waddies Horizon quite a few times this boiling hot summer. Nice word slake........
I'm going out on the slake tonight. I shall probably Hyperslake. Thanks 222, you've reminded me of an excellent word that I shall use at maximum inappropriateness.

Slake you very much.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:30 am
by Don
222gers wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Don wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am
For Preston fans travelling to us, the first stop has to be the Euston Tap. Then ... errr.

I have a CAMRA meeting tonight. I shall tell people about the recommendation of a Waddies pub. They will be baffled. A lot aren't overenamoured by the beer from our town's brewery.
Not the very best I grant you Don, but I have successfully slaked my thirst with Waddies Horizon quite a few times this boiling hot summer. Nice word slake........
Horizon is alright. Just don't go near the 'Game of Stones'.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 am
by 222gers
Don wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:30 am
222gers wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Don wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am
For Preston fans travelling to us, the first stop has to be the Euston Tap. Then ... errr.

I have a CAMRA meeting tonight. I shall tell people about the recommendation of a Waddies pub. They will be baffled. A lot aren't overenamoured by the beer from our town's brewery.
Not the very best I grant you Don, but I have successfully slaked my thirst with Waddies Horizon quite a few times this boiling hot summer. Nice word slake........
Horizon is alright. Just don't go near the 'Game of Stones'.
I really like Horizon. Others I have enjoyed were the Rugby beer Dirty Rucker and George & Dragon. The others are unremarkable. 6X is, well, 6X.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:29 pm
by Don
222gers wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 am
I really like Horizon. Others I have enjoyed were the Rugby beer Dirty Rucker and George & Dragon. The others are unremarkable. 6X is, well, 6X.

6X is not what it was. As Waddies say themselves "6X originally had an ABV of 6% but this was reduced to 4.3% and later to 4.1% in draught, due to the rationing of raw ingredients during WWII." The war explains the original cut in ABV but the other (from 4.3) was in the last decade and was an attempt to reposition the beer in the free trade market. A couple of years ago, they did brew a small batch using the original recipe. Bloody lovely.

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:37 pm
by Esox Lucius
What's your opinion on the bottled "Old Crafty Hen" you can buy from Tesco's Don?

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:16 pm
by Don
I can't remember trying it. The Hens have become a bit rubbish under Greene King. This one might be interesting.

Any other Untappd users on here?

Re: Preston ale recommendations

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:16 pm
by 222gers
Don wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:29 pm
222gers wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 am
I really like Horizon. Others I have enjoyed were the Rugby beer Dirty Rucker and George & Dragon. The others are unremarkable. 6X is, well, 6X.

6X is not what it was. As Waddies say themselves "6X originally had an ABV of 6% but this was reduced to 4.3% and later to 4.1% in draught, due to the rationing of raw ingredients during WWII." The war explains the original cut in ABV but the other (from 4.3) was in the last decade and was an attempt to reposition the beer in the free trade market. A couple of years ago, they did brew a small batch using the original recipe. Bloody lovely.
It's sad and annoying when a great beer disappears or is bastardised. My local brewery was Youngs - terrific beer. Then old John Young died and his family sold the brewery to property developers. Youngs beer production was switched to Charles Wells and it was rubbish despite the company saying itwas exactly the same. Now it's been moved on again to Marstons I think. I'm told it's still just a shadow of its glorious past.