I had long wanted to visit The Hope in Carshalton based on its good beer reputation, so I jumped on a train, then a tram, then another train and handily ended up at Carshalton train station at mid-day, just in time for opening. Of course I didn’t spend an hour and a half traveling… Continue reading Sunday In Carshalton Part 1
I recently had reason to visit the small village of Heyshott, nestling in the South Downs, around three miles south of Midhurst, its not really a place you would likely pass through, other than visiting other nearby villages in what appears to be the middle of nowhere. Just a few cottages, a church, a farm… Continue reading South Downs Spring Magic
The Alfred Freehouse is a similar story to my last post on the Wonston Arms, a previously struggling pub made good and now a thriving hub of the community. Once in the grips of of a pub Co, Its now privately owned and all the better for that. Hidden away down a residential backstreet in… Continue reading On The Up In Upper Hale
It was a Tuesday evening, and taking up Tony’s kind offer to drive, a car load of us made the 23 mile or so trip south west to descend upon The Wonston Arms. We were five in number, and no we didn’t arrive in the Smart Car, It say’s its the best little pub in… Continue reading Way Out In Wonston
Sometimes you just happen upon a pub while passing by and think to yourself I better have a look in here. On this occasion the pub was The Mill, in the village of Shottermill, literally a few yards past the Welcome To West Sussex sign. An attractive looking pub from the roadside, I pulled into… Continue reading What Pub, Whats That?
We left the Southover and it was down hill all the way , (terrain-wise), we passed this place without going in. I later discovered its actually now called The Village, as evidenced by the blackboard in the window, apparently now a craft bar that has a couple cask beers on gravity, I now wish i’d… Continue reading Day Trip To Brighton Part Three
The pubs were coming thick and fast now, next up was the Bath Arms, deep in the busy Lanes area there is plenty of passing trade. Inside there is a mixture of decor styles including wood panel, exposed brick and flock wallpaper , a bit of a mix. There was a choice of six beers,… Continue reading Day Trip To Brighton Part Two