NON Bournemouth Pubs

The late lamented Joe Goodwin was Chairman of Camra, I remember away matches in such delights as Chesterfield and Walsall where we had to walk miles to find a pub selling real ale!!
 
The late lamented Joe Goodwin was Chairman of Camra, I remember away matches in such delights as Chesterfield and Walsall where we had to walk miles to find a pub selling real ale!!
The late Peter Wicks was the same. Although, all too often we would end up running to the ground because we tried to cram in one pub too many. Amongst others, missed the KO at The City Ground and the Azteca Twerton Park due to the Wickster and his CAMRA guide.
 
Just started reading a book celebrating 50 years of the Campaign For Real Ale and the initial pages talk about the exodus from factory or pit to the pub at knocking off time and the routine of 4 or 5 pints of beer to "lay the dust". I dread to think where we would be in this country for choice of beer and breweries without CAMRA. Back in the early 70's it was Watneys Red Barrel, Double Diamond and Whitbread Tankard.......................................:eek:
Although I'm not someone that can drink "real ale", I can't remember anyone eulogising about their pint of DD or Trophy. : )It's been a campaign well fought for those that prefer quality over quantity : )

Me? My favourite tipple is prawn and strawberry flavoured Mild, sipped through a straw from the hubcap of a 1969 Morris Minor Traveller, nailed to a dialup telephone, I love my Surreal ale, I do : )
 
Just started reading a book celebrating 50 years of the Campaign For Real Ale and the initial pages talk about the exodus from factory or pit to the pub at knocking off time and the routine of 4 or 5 pints of beer to "lay the dust". I dread to think where we would be in this country for choice of beer and breweries without CAMRA. Back in the early 70's it was Watneys Red Barrel, Double Diamond and Whitbread Tankard.......................................:eek:
Beer drinkers were getting bored that's why Lager took off in the 70s.
Perfect for hot summers.
Watneys with Carlsberg. Whitbread brewed Heineken and the Belgian beer Stella Artois.
 
Poole Quay was the night out for many with a direct route in to the bus station - and you could still get a bus home afterwards!

On warm summers nights, alternating between the Jolly and the Nelson depending on who was playing - sometimes on the same night. The Dirty Duck, Hoy or the Poole Arms were mini-morgues for the over-30s.
The Portsmouth Hoy - friday night was "Granny grabs you" night - definitely best avoided
 
Beer drinkers were getting bored that's why Lager took off in the 70s.
Perfect for hot summers.
Watneys with Carlsberg. Whitbread brewed Heineken and the Belgian beer Stella Artois.

I was talking to my brother about this recently - he thinks beer got worse in World War 2 - they could not transport ales to the forces, so keg beers like Double Diamond, Red Barrel etc came into vogue.

My father developed a taste for beers like that when he did National Service.
 
Although I'm not someone that can drink "real ale", I can't remember anyone eulogising about their pint of DD or Trophy. : )It's been a campaign well fought for those that prefer quality over quantity : )
I recall drinking a version of Trophy at The Bakers Arms. Hand pulled, not frothy at all and a real cask ale.

It was brewed either at Strongs in Romsey or Brickwoods in Portsmouth before they both closed down. Anyone else remember this?
 
My Uncle Harry once told me that around the time of the Second World War there used to be 32 pubs between the railway station and the quay in Poole. There never were that many in my lifetime, but I know of these that are no more:

The Railway
The Ansty Arms
The Portmahon
The Foundry
The White Hart
The Royal Oak and Gas Tavern
Pure Drop
The Dirty Duck (Swan)
The Shipwrights


In the wider Borough of Poole, these have also gone.

The Darbys
The Skittlers
The Oakdale
The Tatnam
The Retreat
Seaview Hotel
The Beehive
The Dorset Knob

Some are missed, others won't be.

There is a great book, A good pint of Poole Ale, that lists all the pubs that were ever within the borough of Poole - has a map with it, marking where they were.
 
I recall drinking a version of Trophy at The Bakers Arms. Hand pulled, not frothy at all and a real cask ale.

It was brewed either at Strongs in Romsey or Brickwoods in Portsmouth before they both closed down. Anyone else remember this?
Definitely. Brewed at Strongs in Romsey, it was a decent ale. Stopped when Whitbread closed Romsey in the late 70's. Brickwoods brewed a version of Trophy for a while along with Brickwoods Best which you could get at the Cricketers for a pre match pint. Brickies Best was a cracking beer that they later renamed Pompey Royal. sadly Brickwoods was closed in the 80's.
 

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Definitely. Brewed at Strongs in Romsey, it was a decent ale. Stopped when Whitbread closed Romsey in the late 70's. Brickwoods brewed a version of Trophy for a while along with Brickwoods Best which you could get at the Cricketers for a pre match pint. Brickies Best was a cracking beer that they later renamed Pompey Royal. sadly Brickwoods was closed in the 80's.
That was what really hacked me off about Whitbreads. Yes, they bought Flowers and Flowers Original replaced Pompey Royal, both excellent ales but Strong Country (now a Waitrose in Romsey) and Brickwoods Best were good session ales.
Pushing kegs like Tankard over the premium ales, produced by the small breweries they had bought, was a good reason for the Beer Act but the reality is, CAMRA got very active and now we have a plethora of small breweries, who produce good ales in our area.

Adam at Brewshack in Sixpenny Handley, has just bought another small brewery (I was told today) and has brought in Lyle (ex- 6d Brewery) which could make for an interesting and excellent summer.
 
Definitely. Brewed at Strongs in Romsey, it was a decent ale. Stopped when Whitbread closed Romsey in the late 70's. Brickwoods brewed a version of Trophy for a while along with Brickwoods Best which you could get at the Cricketers for a pre match pint. Brickies Best was a cracking beer that they later renamed Pompey Royal. sadly Brickwoods was closed in the 80's.

Still goes on today.

Doombar was a reasonable pint that is now omnipresent rats piss.

As is Spitfire.
 

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Still goes on today.

Doombar was a reasonable pint that is now omnipresent rats piss.

As is Spitfire.
Doombar used to be a really good ale, until the brewery was bought by Molson. All bottled Doombar is now brewed in Burton but what is sad, is Doombar, as served in The Harris Arms in 2008 was a lovely pint, when in Cornwall, and is now very poor. Apparently it's the most popular ale in England. That's what decades of tasteless fizz, served up to and drunk by your average Briton, does to taste buds.