No personal knowledge, but in Google gives
Goat & Tricycle, 27 West Hill Rd
Moon In The Square, 4-8 Exeter Rd (a Spoons)
Manfred's Pub, Bath Road, City Centre (a hotel bar with some cask
plus GBG '07 has The Goat&Tricycle & a Ringwood pub - The Porterhouse,
113 Poole Rd, Westbourne, BH4 8BY.
(appropos nothing, my Hobbit name is apparently "Berilac Hamwich of
Buckleberry Fern" but I tend not to use it so much -
Just to the West of Blackburn, at Heapy, is my local real ale pub. It is
at the junction of Copthurst Lane, Burchin Lane and is alongside the
Leeds liverpool canal. It is called the Top Lock.
It is a Scot-Co pub owned, but rented by the landlord, who tries to put
at least 8 real ales on the bar, plus a real cider or two. He also has a
good selection of continental lagers and bottled beer available
The building is run down slightly, due mainly to Scot-Co wanting him
out. But the ales are ever changing, with at least 7 bitters, a porter
or a stout and a couple of real ciders, along with some continental
beers from the pumps.
Well worth a visit.
I am off down close to you next weekend, I have to fo to Portsmouth to
look after our 2 g daughters for the week. The only real ale I know of
down there is at the caravan park just down the road from where I am
staying. It has one solitary hand pump :-(
Can any one tell me where I can find real ale around Southsea or Eastney?
Dave - fear not - you're in for a treat as Spouthsea is one of my
You don't mention which caravan park you refer to but I'm guessing it's
the one at the Eastney end of Southsea in which case I would
wholeheartedly recommend the Sir Loin of Beef
as your starting
point for excellent ale... this is at the Eastney end of the Albert
Road - absolutely fantastic pub and my old local...always a choice of 3
or 4 real ales... in the same area the RMA is worth a visit (though
not as good IMHO), and the Eastney Cellars (opposite the RMA) serves a
If you're in the main part of Southsea I also recommend a pub I visited
the first time a couple of weeks ago called the Hole in the Wall
which lived up to it's recommendation easily...
In article ,
Once I eventually tracked it down (having a sensible map or at least the
address would have helped, I guess!) I was most impressed by the Goat &
Tricycle. Plenty of interesting stuff on there, in good condition, in a
Thanks to all who responded.
Yes that is the one. One real ale. can't bring to mind the brewer, but
the current ales is HSB. Last time I tried to get a pint before coming
home, the barman started to pull my pint and then the pump got notchey,
just as they do when they run out of bloody real ale :-(
As an aside.
I live in Chorley, a small town close to Preston Lancs.
It boasts, among other things, Houghton Tower, the location of the table
and the site where King James was reputed to have knighted the loin of
beef. And Astley Hall, where the chair that he supposed to have sat on
when he did this act. The hall is reputedly to hold the boots of Oliver
I have to inform you that all the above is a myth.
See amongst other links
Sorry, you will have to cut and paste this link.
Or type sirloin into google and see what you get back.
I think I know which road this is, not by name, but by recognition. I'll
find it though. What is parking like around there?
Well, that is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sorted if you can let me
know what road the RMA is on.
That will take care of Thursday :-)
Knowing the location (roughly) of that pub, I would expect quite a walk
from where I can park to get there, or does it have its own car park?
All these watering holes will be visited at about noon, as I have 2
grand children to look after morning and late afternoon.
Thanks for all your information and I will try all you have recommended.
....I'm probably not in the majority but I've never been that bothered
about HSB, or Gales beers in general*, to be honest... I must be the
only member of CAMRA (other than my dirnking buddies) who were quite
cheerful at the thought of havig some Fullers available!
* with the notable exception of Festive Mild, and a decent pint of
Wednesday sorted if you can let me
...here you go....
...these are all city centre pubs so knowing Southsea as you do you'll
not be surprised to find they don't have car parks... but at lunchtime
you should be able to find some on street parking near to all of
them.... I'm tempted to spend the week you are!!
...enjoy and have a pint for me in the Beef.. Steve
It was from the Horndean (sp) brewery.
or Gales beers in general*, to be honest... I must be the
I have yet to come across that brew. I look to the future, as I have
heard so much about it.
Tell me more about this Winter brew. I feel that I have had this while
OK that is Thursday sorted :-)))
Friday I can do a re-visit :-)
Yes, I understand that and I did expect it :-(
I'm tempted to spend the week you are!!
Blue jeans, black leather jacket, HiTec Silver shadow trainers.
60 years old. I expect to be in a pub from 12 noon to about 1-30 If we
meat up, great. If we don't. many thanks :-)
Under those orders, I will have to. :-)