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Best Pubs

Discussion in 'Grounds Guide' started by LoyalVale, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. LoyalVale

    LoyalVale Registered User

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    Thread to put down the best and worst boozer's you've been to following your team.

    A handy website too; http://www.footballandrealaleguide.co.uk/

    Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem has always been a favourite of mine.
     
  2. Housham7

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    Hmmm. Places where you'll always get a good pint and welcoming:

    Hartlepool United's Social
    The Malt Shovel on Anlaby Road(Hull City)
    The Beehive(Carlisle)
    Swan and Railway(Wigan)
    the pub on the corner of Shoreham Street at Sheffield United(forget the name)
    The Merlin(Swindon)

    Used to drink in the Globe before Nottm Forest/Notts County games but unfortunately it shut the other year.

    Places that are bad for a drink:

    Chesterfield
    Mansfield(well the Early Doors anyway)
    Preston(i go to Wigan instead)
    Crewe
    Stoke
    Grimsby(i'll only drink in one pub there and that's the Yarborough Hotel)

    Outside of England, other good pubs are the Jack Daniels Bar in Motherwell, Dow's Bar by Glasgow Queen Street Station, Glentoran's club bar, Dundalk and Shelbourne's socials.
     
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    Haven't been there for a few years, but remember the Cherry Tree in Peterborough as a superb away fans' pub.
     
  4. LoyalVale

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    I am obviously going to be biased & ask why you've got Stoke as a bad place for a drink? Is it just because you've been to a Yates Bar when you've visit here or something. Stoke is FULL of quality historical boozers, serving real ales at good prices. Burslem itself boasts around 15 pubs.
     
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    Beehive in Carlisle is a great pub
     
  6. Faustus

    Faustus Make Faustus Bacchus Again!

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    The Birkbeck Tavern near Orient is probably the best pub I've come across on an away day I think, The Kings' Head in Huddersfield and Gardners Rest in Sheffield I would both rate too. Not a pub, but the beer tent at Yeovil was good, really liked the food and drinks were reasonably priced.
     
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    I drank in Orients supporters club this season. Proper proper quality. Beats a few pubs I've been too and is certainly best SC I've drank in. The Kings Head is a cracking pub, I'd forgotten about it! Watched my dad sink about 13 pints in there before we played them in the FA cup a few years back... I left to meet my mates, wound up in a police escort on busses... the next time I saw him he was walking down the home end waving his Vale scarf stewards all around him putting him in our end.. such a good day! great place for a drink is Huddesfield!
     
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    Can't remember the name of it but at Telford there's a cracking pub just off the train station at Wellington.
     
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    You did well to find the Gardners Rest given its location
     
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    Faustus Make Faustus Bacchus Again!

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    Usually for any matches in Sheffield I get a train up there from Bedford (or wherever I am the time) and go to the Sheffield Tap for an hour or two then get a taxi to either ground. That time a group of us went with a minibus instead, was a good find. We've done similar before with Rotherham cause none of the pubs near the ground looked any good so we ended up at a country pub near Chesterfield for most of the day. Was a good fun because I got the impression we weren't their usual clientèle by the disapproving looks and head shaking from other customers at a minibus full of football supporters taking over their quiet upmarket gastropub for the day. :laugh:
     
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    Quality site that cheers,

    Recent away trips pubs (i'll add to these as i go to games)

    Huddersfield - Magic Rock Brewing
    Brentford - Magpie & Crown

    Also if you want decent ones in Southampton these are the best (bit of a trek on some but worth it)

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    Brewhouse - London Road Brew House | Pubs in Southampton
    The Alex - The Alex Pub | The Only Pub in Southampton
     
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    Honestly thought I was going to get stabbed here. This was at least a decade ago. There was an utter dive when I saw County play Albion Rovers as well. Recently, the Bowbridge in Dundee had some seriously jakey clientele.
     
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    Was at Fulham yesterday and went to the normal selection of pubs that i usually do there so figured it'd be worth sharing them

    Bricklayers Arms, quality little CAMARA pub, slightly off the beaten track so doesn't get as rammed as others, though it is cash only
    Coat and Badge, bit more "chain pub" like but has a good beer garden out the front and usually a good laugh for away fans
    Jolly Gardners, bit further up the road from the Coat and Badge and normally quieter with a better selection of beer, though a good 20min walk from the ground.
     
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    SpursLegend Formarly known as Lockie

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    Off the top of my head the best pubs I've been in before away games are:

    The Arkles, Anfield Road - this is a Liverpool pub, so it's great to go in here before Everton away, when there are only away fans. It's decent for Liverpool away too but is a mixed pub and so I'm not so keen (plus it's twice as busy!)

    Eight Bells, Putney Bridge - great little away boozer near Craven Cottage. Need to get there early to get in though.

    The Briar Rose, Birmingham - nothing special, it's just a Spoons, but it's big, right near New Street, and every away fan ends up there so makes for a decent pre-game atmosphere.

    The Dolphin, Kings Cross - very Spurs specific this one, but this is the usual meet for Arsenal away. The pub itself is tiny, but everyone spills out onto the road outside usually with cans from the offy, and the atmosphere is always brilliant.
     
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    Usually avoid the Eight Bells as it gets rammed and takes ages to get served. It is a quality boozer though.

    Used to like the Pride of Spitalfields for West Ham (when they were at Upton Park), off brick lane, dirt cheap and close to the underground through to West Ham.

    For WHL i'm a fan of the Beehive, great pub that with a really good beer garden
     
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    SpursLegend Formarly known as Lockie

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    I do occasionally drink in the Pride of Spitalfields as I work right near there. Agreed on that one.

    Beehive is a great pub too, although it's not my regular for Spurs games.
     
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    There is a pub in Nottingham that sells mainly cider and the canal actually runs through the pub

    can't remember the name for the life of me but maybe someone knows?
     
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    Canal House?
     
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    That's the one!

    Nice pub

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    Gaensemarkt pub, Gaensemarkt Dortmund

    Gaffelhaus, Alter markt Koeln

    Ernst August Brauhaus Hannover

    Augustiner am Platzl, near Marienplatz Muenchen
     

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