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bimsb6

4,943 posts

107 months

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Sunday 26th October 2008 quote quote all
Forthright MC said:
venturing out of my usual comfort zone for a good Beds pub,

The Anchor, Bedford

Greene King IPA, Abbot, seasonal beers, guest beers [H]

a Greene King tied hungry horse restaurant/pub that could well be serving some of the best quality pints of GK beer in the area, it is more often than not rather good, and they often have interesting guests from other breweries on too all dispensed from 6 shiny handpumps
its a fairly large, welcoming and friendly pub located just off the dual carrriageway behind Tesco's next door to the Toby carvery (name of the road escapes me) good quality food is prepared on site (extensive menu catering for all tastes) are served in the large dining/snug area at the front for the diners, whilst a capacious games room & stalled bar area is just up the back for the drinkers (with a big garden too)
a good place for beer & food folk alike IMO



Edited by Forthright MC on Saturday 11th October 00:09
you haven't updated your profile to pub landlord yet ?

Forthright MC

8,025 posts

169 months

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Monday 27th October 2008 quote quote all
screwloose said:
Forthright MC said:
venturing out of my usual comfort zone for a good Beds pub,

The Anchor, Bedford

Greene King IPA, Abbot, seasonal beers, guest beers [H]

a Greene King tied hungry horse restaurant/pub that could well be serving some of the best quality pints of GK beer in the area, it is more often than not rather good, and they often have interesting guests from other breweries on too all dispensed from 6 shiny handpumps
its a fairly large, welcoming and friendly pub located just off the dual carrriageway behind Tesco's next door to the Toby carvery (name of the road escapes me) good quality food is prepared on site (extensive menu catering for all tastes) are served in the large dining/snug area at the front for the diners, whilst a capacious games room & stalled bar area is just up the back for the drinkers (with a big garden too)
a good place for beer & food folk alike IMO



Edited by Forthright MC on Saturday 11th October 00:09
You're not honestly suggesting a Hungry Horse serves good food are you? They are even worse than the Brakes Bros stuff most pubs seems to 'heat up' these days. Probably even worse than the Little Chef!
TBH, i've only eaten there once...boxedin
food wasn't bad, usual pub fayre, but burgers are their speciality IIRC
the plug was mainly for the quality of the real ale (know a few folk here like their beer), as a good drop of GK is a rare commodity these days!


bimsb6 said:
Forthright MC said:
venturing out of my usual comfort zone for a good Beds pub,

The Anchor, Bedford

Greene King IPA, Abbot, seasonal beers, guest beers [H]

a Greene King tied hungry horse restaurant/pub that could well be serving some of the best quality pints of GK beer in the area, it is more often than not rather good, and they often have interesting guests from other breweries on too all dispensed from 6 shiny handpumps
its a fairly large, welcoming and friendly pub located just off the dual carrriageway behind Tesco's next door to the Toby carvery (name of the road escapes me) good quality food is prepared on site (extensive menu catering for all tastes) are served in the large dining/snug area at the front for the diners, whilst a capacious games room & stalled bar area is just up the back for the drinkers (with a big garden too)
a good place for beer & food folk alike IMO



Edited by Forthright MC on Saturday 11th October 00:09
you haven't updated your profile to pub landlord yet ?
hehe

pmanson

11,270 posts

139 months

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Monday 8th December 2008 quote quote all
We tried Fugu in Milton Keynes on Friday night.

Food and the service was superb. Always good to watch the chef cook the food in front of you.

Matt172

Original Poster:

11,607 posts

130 months

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Monday 8th December 2008 quote quote all
pmanson said:
We tried Fugu in Milton Keynes on Friday night.

Food and the service was superb. Always good to watch the chef cook the food in front of you.
we've got one similar in Northampton called Sakura, is great fun having your own chef biggrin

had ham

2,053 posts

69 months

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Saturday 10th January 2009 quote quote all
Great eating pubs/restaurants in my local area;

The Star in Great Dunmow - worthy of a Michelin star, if not two - very pricey and therefore special occasions only, but absolutely stupendous food. Looking at the place from the outside you would never guess it is what it's like inside, and that they serve the food they do. Amazing.

Fox and Hounds in Hunsdon. Gastro pub, excellent food not too pricey.

The Bull, Much Hadham - don't be put off by the exterior - inside it's a lovely quaint 14/15th century inn with low ceilings, etc. Lovely food - not too pricey at all, very, very friendly and probably the best looking barmaids in SE England smile

The Catherine Wheel, Albury - owned by the same fella who runs the Bull above, re-built following a fire a few years back, a little bit of contemporary style in the country - again good food at reasonable prices. Well worth the effort.

Bollywoods in Hertford. Wouldn't claim to be the best Indian food in the world (although it's not bad by anyone's standards) but notable for it's amazingly buzzy atmosphere. Ofen have 80s music on at the weekends, gets turned up as the night draws on, and everyone there always seems to be having a great time. Great place to go with friends.

Baan Thitaya in Hertford (there's one in Stortford also) - best Thai food I have had outside of Thailand - including many I've tried in London. Very authentic, made by Thai folk (rarer than you would imagine), and priced well. The Hertford place is the more buzzy. Try it and it won't dissapoint, promise!

The Bull, C Wheel and F&H all good destinations after jaunts into the countryside.... smile

Edited by had ham on Saturday 10th January 07:00

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Zippee

10,130 posts

120 months

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Saturday 10th January 2009 quote quote all
had ham said:
The Bull, Much Hadham - don't be put off by the exterior - inside it's a lovely quaint 14/15th century inn with low ceilings, etc. Lovely food - not too pricey at all, very, very friendly and probably the best looking barmaids in SE England smile
PH meet anyone????

had ham

2,053 posts

69 months

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Sunday 11th January 2009 quote quote all
I really am not kidding.....just had a swifty in there today.

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screwloose

577 posts

91 months

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Wednesday 14th January 2009 quote quote all
Thanks had ham. Will give some of those a go as we're relatively new to the area.

had ham

2,053 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 14th January 2009 quote quote all
well, welcome to the area! Whare are you now and where did you come from?

jimbooo

231 posts

73 months

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Friday 23rd January 2009 quote quote all
hi again had ham. Which girls in the bull are you talking about i went out with one of them for a couple of years and another is my sisters best mate. I've seen one naked er and some and the other in pj's lmao

Edited by jimbooo on Friday 23 January 21:47

Forthright MC

8,025 posts

169 months

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Sunday 25th January 2009 quote quote all
haven't seen a mention for this place yet, but last night i visited the Engineers Arms in Henlow, fantastic pub, if your into your beer you'll think you've died and gone to heaven as soon as you enter and see the 10 handpumps spread out between both bars!

a mix of independant and real micro breweries beers are featured (often a dark beer is available too) and theres usually a selection of 6 real ciders and perries plus 1 or 2 draught and a few bottled belgian beers, a mecca for all who appreciate a proper pint!

they also do a range of homemade pies and pizza's along with other edibles and specials too

Edited by Forthright MC on Sunday 25th January 13:38

David 997t

339 posts

72 months

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Tuesday 27th January 2009 quote quote all
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.

had ham

2,053 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 28th January 2009 quote quote all
jimbooo said:
hi again had ham. Which girls in the bull are you talking about i went out with one of them for a couple of years and another is my sisters best mate. I've seen one naked er and some and the other in pj's lmao

Edited by jimbooo on Friday 23 January 21:47
You first! Names please - I consider one or tow to be friends so couldn't possibly divulge!

had ham

2,053 posts

69 months

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Wednesday 28th January 2009 quote quote all
Forthright MC said:
haven't seen a mention for this place yet, but last night i visited the Engineers Arms in Henlow, fantastic pub, if your into your beer you'll think you've died and gone to heaven as soon as you enter and see the 10 handpumps spread out between both bars!

a mix of independant and real micro breweries beers are featured (often a dark beer is available too) and theres usually a selection of 6 real ciders and perries plus 1 or 2 draught and a few bottled belgian beers, a mecca for all who appreciate a proper pint!

they also do a range of homemade pies and pizza's along with other edibles and specials too

Edited by Forthright MC on Sunday 25th January 13:38
Is Carl the Derby fan still the landlord there? Had a few wild nights in there in the day....

Edited by had ham on Wednesday 28th January 15:10

Zippee

10,130 posts

120 months

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Wednesday 28th January 2009 quote quote all
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.

Forthright MC

8,025 posts

169 months

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Friday 30th January 2009 quote quote all
had ham said:
Forthright MC said:
haven't seen a mention for this place yet, but last night i visited the Engineers Arms in Henlow, fantastic pub, if your into your beer you'll think you've died and gone to heaven as soon as you enter and see the 10 handpumps spread out between both bars!

a mix of independant and real micro breweries beers are featured (often a dark beer is available too) and theres usually a selection of 6 real ciders and perries plus 1 or 2 draught and a few bottled belgian beers, a mecca for all who appreciate a proper pint!

they also do a range of homemade pies and pizza's along with other edibles and specials too

Edited by Forthright MC on Sunday 25th January 13:38
Is Carl the Derby fan still the landlord there? Had a few wild nights in there in the day....

Edited by had ham on Wednesday 28th January 15:10
no, IIRC a bloke called Kev is running it now, but it still would be very easy to have a VERY wild night there though! drunk

tonyvid

8,849 posts

129 months

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Thursday 12th February 2009 quote quote all
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Is the Hare and Hounds where a few Beds PHers went for Sunday lunch back in the summer? It was very good.

HeavySoul

3,941 posts

105 months

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Thursday 12th February 2009 quote quote all
tonyvid said:
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Is the Hare and Hounds where a few Beds PHers went for Sunday lunch back in the summer? It was very good.
Could of been the Hare and Hounds in Ledburn for the PH meet as it's housed a good few PH meets in the past.

Incidentally I went to the Ledburn Hare the other night and it seems to have gone quite mightly downhill in recent times which is a shame as was a lovely little drinking/eating spot.

Coco H

4,226 posts

123 months

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Saturday 14th February 2009 quote quote all
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
The people that run that also have The Eltisley in well Eltisley - we often have classic car /bike meets there

gtr-gaz

3,934 posts

132 months

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Sunday 1st March 2009 quote quote all
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Have you been to the Black Horse since it's refurb?

We were there last night and I thought the food was not up to it's usual high standard.

Edited by gtr-gaz on Sunday 1st March 09:40

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