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48 /100 9 THE BOROUGH
“Dropped in whilst my wife was shopping. I've been to this place on a Friday evening previously and it's been rammed. But only a couple of OAPs today but I can see that a number of tables have reserved signs. Really poor choice of beer - just two casks (Pride and Hophead) plus around 7 macro kegs (ciders, lagers, Guinness and the Meantime SIPA that was at least a tick). Despite being right on Farnham's main thoroughfare it had a slightly unloved appearance. Farnham is a lovely little town with some great cafés and restaurants but pretty much all the pubs put little effort in like this place.“
BeardedAvenger 237 days ago
“Visited on a Saturday afternoon, not very busy, food was available on our visit. Very spacious bar area“
joe19612 959 days ago
“Visited on Good Friday lunch time. Food was reasonably priced and good quality, none of the pumps had clips on. Thought service was a bit slow in parts.“
joe19612 1392 days ago
“Small and unpretentious. An L-shaped bar at the front and a narrow dining room to the rear. Has possibly seems better days. But then again it hasn’t been blandly refurbished. I would have possibly got a better impression if it had been livelier. As it was, it was me and two OAPs. They were chatting away to the barman. 6 hand pumps but only 5 beers on (London Pride, ESB, Oliver’s Island, Seafarer’ s and the Joules guest which I had). Nice old pub, would return to give it a second chance.“
BeardedAvenger 1788 days ago
“Visited 01/03/17. I’d been interested in checking this place out, especially as they apparently had beers from Frensham Brewery regularly. As it was it’s a smallish bistro set up. There is a decent sized bar area with bar stools. I think it was 7 taps, only two with clips (Boston Lager and Pacifica Pale Ale). Had to ask what the others were and it was all macro. Perhaps the bottle list is more interesting, did not see inside the fridge. Left quickly to find beer elsewhere, more of a food or girls night out venue. Only 2 or 3 tables in use in a Wednesday lunchtime. The barmaid was pleasant enough.“
BeardedAvenger 1788 days ago
“Great selection for the local area. Fantastic selection of continental, real and craft beers. Could do with more taps, but staff are knowledgeable and make a good selection of cocktails to help tempt your less beer discerning guests.“
nickfrier 1975 days ago
“This is a decent little pub very close to The Lamb and also not too far from the The Waverley Arms, all three being relatively close to the station. Quite surprised that with four pubs in the GBG 2012 that this isn’t one of them, it’s a freehouse from what I could tell with a reasonably decent selection of beers. When we were there they had Surrey Hills Shere Drop, Fullers London Pride, Dark Star Original & Hopback Summer Lightning, they may have had another handpump available I cannot remember. The Surrey Hills Shere Drop was very tasty. This seemed the most likely pub that would appeal to someone on the lookout for the occasional interesting beer as the pumpclips across the beams suggested to show a good variety of beers coming through this place. Staff was pleasant and service pretty good. I quite liked this place.“
Fin 3605 days ago
60 /100 43 ABBEY STREET
“Visited here Saturday 10th March 2012. Large one roomed pub that is a Shepherd Neam house. Though I am not totally struck on Shepherd Neame beers I must confess the Kent Best was in stunning condition and one of my best beers of the day, as well as ~3 beers on handpump one of which was a guest beer there was also Spitfire on gravity dispense. The large screens showing Rugby were not really my thing and whilst it wasn’t exactly the sort of pub I would frequent, the service was good and the staff friendly.“
Fin 3605 days ago
64 /100 9 THE BOROUGH
“Popped in here for a half on Saturday 10th March 2012. Comfy town centre pub that seemed popular with people eating. This place also looked like it might get busy in the evening with music advertised on loads of posters where we were sat. Beer choice appeared to be 3-4 handpumps with two Fullers plus a Castle Rock beer and one other choice as I recall. Beer was fine, service good, pleasant place.“
Fin 3605 days ago
“We visited here Saturday 10th March 2012. It was a lovely sunny late winter/early spring day and we would have happily sat outside if there had of been another bench available, as it was we sat inside. There were six Fullers beers on handpump we both had ESB, it was decent but maybe my taste has changed over the years as I certainly didn’t enjoy it as much as I used to, however like I said it was very decent, good condition etc. Service was fine, atmosphere pleasant, all in all a good pub.“
Fin 3605 days ago
“The Blossom is as close to it gets if you’re after a country pub in the middle of town: no juke box, no games machines, roaring log fire in fall and winter, books (and not just for show !). On a chill winter night, there’s no better place to be.“
Grayham 3910 days ago
“The Hop Blossom is the most perfect example of a town pub that I’ve ever experienced. The pub is reached via a pedestrian close from the mainstreet of the lovely old Georgian market town of Farnham. It’s at the intersection of two alleys that form the "patio" in good weather. A crown of hop vines grow over the entrance. Since it’s a Fuller’s tied pub, the taps include Fuller’s ESB, London Pride, and Chiswick, as well as George Gale. The publican, Jim MacDonald-Good is regularly recongnized as a master cellarman, based on the condition of his casks. I can’t think of a better place to enjoy the conviviality and casualness that exemplifies this "pub as an Englishman’s living room" tradition.“
Strebs 3911 days ago
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