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“A busy locals pub for local people, obviously not used to seeing outsiders in here... A very pedestrian range of national blands on offer. The beer garden was like a tat man’s yard.“
niquillis 2050 days ago
72 /100 35 NORTH STREET
“A proper old fashioned pub, plenty of wood, nooks and crannies and a decent selection of ale. It did feel like a stranger was going to strike up a banjo when the strangers entered!“
niquillis 2050 days ago
“Quite an upmarket and trendy bar but which offers a good choice of well kept beers. Worth a visit.“
b727trijet 2506 days ago
“Friendly, welcoming local just a short walk from the town centre. Winner of CAMRA Town Pub of the Year for past five years back to back. I visted last night (Fri) and found the landlord and a number of regulars around the bar all of whom were very friendly. Inerior decor fairly plain, and the pub is quite brightly lit inside. Visitors to the Horse and Groom will find six handpumps dispensing ale from smaller breweries such as Mighty Oak. "Maldon Gold" and "Auld Fang Syne" were in very good condition. I had already eaten elsewhere beforehand, so did not sample the menu, but what a pleasant surprise when the landlord provided a seafood buffet on the bar! For a small contribution everyone was invited to tuck in - and it was good! And as I left one of the locals was kind enough to put me on the right road to the rail station as I didn’t have a map. Now although the pub seemed a little empty for a Friday night don’t be fooled - the Horse and Groom is often full in the daytime with plenty of passing trade. Although a walk out of town, my effort was much rewarded, and doubtless I will visit again.“
ladnewton 3038 days ago
82 /100 35 NORTH STREET
“In simple English, a gem! I stopped by on GBG recommendation on my way back into London from Southend on 23rd December 2008. This is everything a PROPER pub should be, six ales on handpump (of which Oscar Wilde Mild and Crouch Vale Brewers’ Gold were both exquisite). The landlord even took an interest in why I chose those two beers to which I replied they were the two best beers avaliable in my humble experience. Ceiling absolutely covered with beer clips from very interesting breweries It was full of pre-Christmas buzz, and it makes such a difference to be in a pub full of genuinely cheerful people. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and I was afforded a welcome seldom seen in London. Shame I had to catch the last train back otherwise I would have stayed for more. It is worth spending a whole evening in this pub, and for me it was a great discovery! Excellent, well-deserved 82 points. Revisited on 21 December 2012. Unchanged!“
ladnewton 4052 days ago
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