England > Oxfordshire > Wantage
cgarvieuk (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | December 27, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
visit with Fin, Jan et al ... Just a cracking small town pub ... big range of cask ales... incredibly friendly staff.. this could happily be my local if i lived neat by
Brugmansia (343) Jylland, Denmark | December 27, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on 22/10-2011.
Last stop on our lovely pubcrawl, was this great villagepub. Extremely friendly staff. The beers are served from handpumps behind the bar. Very good condition on he beers. Had some nice bar snacks o go with the beers.
For sure a place to visit if in the area..
downender (271) Bristol, England | December 17, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited July 2011. Multi-roomed pub with a courtyard to sit in out the back. Great selection of ales and two ciders, both of which were local. We received a very warm welcome from the landlord and barmaid, and the locals were friendly too. Prices were reasonable as well. A great pub.
imdownthepub (372) Banbury, England | December 11, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
We have always visited this pub on our, too infrequent, visits to Wantage. Just off the town centre but only 5 minutes walk really from the central market area. On entering there is a small snug to the left and the main pub area to the right. The drinkers tend to congregate around the bar in the corridor area. Lots of beers are available, some from the Landlords own range and generally a good selection with a mild and dark being available. Good, relaxing and friendly, we will continue to always call in.
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 24, 2011| Updated April 29, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This pub is a new venture for Peter Fowler, formerly known to many as the brewer of Pitstop brewery a small brewery in Grove just outside Wantage, Oxon. Peter has now channeled his considerable energy and infectious enthusiasm into this new pub. Loz and I have been visiting over the last few months and the transformation of this pub into a wonderful real ale mecca for this area of Oxfordshire has been a joy to behold. By the time of my next visit (next Thursday 28th April) Peter will have installed further handpumps allowing him to serve eight beers and two real ciders by handpump. The food (cooked by Peter) is also very good and almost entirely vegetarian as I recall. Please take the time to visit this pub, you will be made to feel extremely welcome and won’t want to leave. Check out the website for regular beer festivals also. This is fast becoming a big favourite of mine and I can see future ratings increasing this current score. Visited again on 28.04.11 Now up to ten handpumps with eight dedicated to real ales and two for cider. Last night had Dark Star American Pale Ale, Dark Star Mai Bock and Dark Star Espresso Stout, alongside Durham White Magic, all in superb nick. Peter also accepts Wetherspoons vouchers and also does a card that when you’ve had 6-8 pints you get one for free. Well done Peter this place just gets better and better.
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