Been in here lots of time over the years, The Rose and Thistle to me is good value for food and service. However have to agree it is annoying to go in their sometimes and find that some pumps are not on.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Medium to large sized pub overlooking Frimley Green. U-shaped building, formerly L-shaped with a conservatory type extension to the left hand side as you enter.
GBG listed for the last few years.
8 hand pumps but on my half dozen visits here I can never remember more than 5 actually being occupied. The classic ’coming soon’ a la JDW signs seem ever present here!
On my most recent visit - 05/01/13 cask beers were available from Sharps x2, Bristol Beer Factory and Leeds.
A few foreign taps and bottles, whilst common and not too exciting, make for a bit more variety.
Service was decent, atmposphere OK - a bit on the empty side and quite a big pub to boot!
Had the Braised Ox cheek pie and mash for dinner which was pretty good. All the food my friends ordered was also well presented and tasty.
Dog friendly, dartboards in situ.
Certainly the best pub for good and varied beer in the area.