Beershine (795) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 25, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Came in summer, and the beer garden was popping! Lots of tables in a gorgeous grassy grotto on the wee canal. The barkeep was knowledgable and had two of the four taps as local beers. All in top form. Food is served at lunch and dinner hours only and we had tasty sandwiches. Good stop in the Blenheim Castle town.
Fin (700) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | July 1, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
We visited the Black Prince Sunday 1st July 2012. On a cycle ride that took in Kidlington, Woodstock, Glympton, Westcote Barton, Caulcott, KIrtlington, Islip and back home to Merton. This pub is alongside the river and is situated about a 8-10 minute walk from the centre of town, heading North on the A44. Old stone pub on the outside but quite modern appearance inside with a long refurbished bar area but with a little too much emphasis on food for my liking. There were four beers on offer two monthly specials from Oxfordshire Ales of Marsh Gibbon, Bucks and also Vale brewery, Brill, Bucks alongside two Cornish beers. Beers were well kept but in themself were a tad bland. Pub is fine but strange smell (like burnt cheese) and the tiles on the floor of the gents toilet were totally cracked and lifting, a real hazard I would guess. Worth going to if in area not least because there is every chance that you may find something interesting on the beery front.