Real Ale in Bournemouth?

Hi folks,
I'll shortly be taking a short trip to Bournemouth. The GBG suggests just one pub - are there any more worth trying, or is it a keg and alcopop desert?
Cheers,
M
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Martin
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 beer?)
plus GBG '07 has The Goat&Tricycle & a Ringwood pub - The Porterhouse, 113 Poole Rd, Westbourne, BH4 8BY. cheers MikeMcG (appropos nothing, my Hobbit name is apparently "Berilac Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern" but I tend not to use it so much -
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MikeMcG
There aren't many pubs in Bournemouth; it's mostly hotels, and they aren't very keen on the maintenance required by Real Ale (IMO).
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Mike Jones
I've been to the Weatherspoons and it's a good one. Have a look upstairs if you go.
Just down the road (or railway) Weymouth is much better for real ale pubs.
Matt
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Matt
I second the Goat. It's a good pub, if a little on the expensive side -
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There's also the Porterhouse at Westbourne 1m up the road from the goat
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F9
Maybe, but hardly on Bournemouth's doorstep. A bit like saying there aren't many decent real ale pubs in Blackpool, so why not pop "just down the road" to Blackburn.
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Brian
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BrianW
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You did. There appears to be an echo of the F9 line. Technicians are working on the defective braincells :-)
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Steve Pampling
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Steven Pampling
Point taken. But on the other hand there's a regular ferry between Bournemouth and Weymouth. So I think it's worth knowing that there are more interesting pubs just a ferry ride away.
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Matt
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.
Dave
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Dave
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[snip recommendation of pub in Blackburn]
Probably, but I think it may be a bit of a hoof from Bournemouth to Blackburn. Public transport just isn't what it used to be :-)
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Steve Pampling
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Steven Pampling
IKWYM :-(
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
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Dave
after our 2 g daughters for the week. The only real
I am staying. It has one solitary hand pump :-(
If you take it as initials it works OK the way you typed it. 8^)
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Dave Croft
Warrington
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Dave Croft
Dave - fear not - you're in for a treat as Spouthsea is one of my stomping grounds...
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
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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 nice pint..
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
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which lived up to it's recommendation easily...
Steve
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Steve H.
In article , snipped-for-privacy@mandab.co.uk says...
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 friendly environment.
Thanks to all who responded.
M
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Martin
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 Cromwell.
I have to inform you that all the above is a myth.
See amongst other links
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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.
Dave
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Dave

....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 Winterbrew
recognition. I'll
Wednesday sorted if you can let me
...here you go....
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...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
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Steve H.
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 down there
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. :-)
Dave
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Dave

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