wheresthepath (70) , England | January 27, 2010| Updated January 27, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
This was already the best beer venue in Wycombe by a huge margin, and itís recently been expanded. There are now 8 casks (4 are usually local brewery Rebellion) and about 20 craft kegs (order from the big blackboard behind the bar) along with about 200 bottles in fridges ranged around the place (thereís a beer menu at the bar to choose your bottles from). Their website does list some bottled beers, but this is only the basics that they stock all the time so donít judge them on that. Itís modern in design, with the now-to-be-expected pine tables, comfy sofas, that sort of thing. Bar staff tend to have at least a reasonable knowledge of beer and are happy to make recommendations. You can have all cask and keg beers in pints, halves or thirds, or get a flight of three thirds. Really this is a London-grade beer venue now, and rather unexpected in Wycombe. Only a couple of criticisms - there are some big sports screens (fortunately muted apart from during big matches, but still rather jarring for me) and itís pricey for the area. However, itís always busy, which implies that generally theyíve got it right. Iíll certainly be back!