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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The Year So Far...

It has been an interesting year for the HM Pub Guide. Although it might seem to the casual observer that the site has been neglected for a while, in fact the opposite is true. Behind the scenes we have been beavering away, working to bring you a more complete and user friendly internet site. We are currently ironing out the bugs and putting the finishing touches to the new guide. So keep checking back to be one of the first to see the new and improved HMPG.
Don't forget to keep sending your reviews in, whether they be of Hereford pubs or those from further afield. Hope you all have an enjoyable summer holiday, and we look forward to hearing from you...

Friday, 25 July 2008

The New Logo - with a twist

In celebration of the fact that the site will soon be getting a bit of a face-lift we've created this beautiful mosaic based on our new logo.

From a distance it looks just like the regular logo only perhaps a bit blockier. Take a closer look and you can see that it is in fact made up of hundreds of photos of the interior and exteriors of pubs taken on our travels around Hereford and beyond. Click the image above to enlarge it and view it in all its glory.

For a better look at the photos why not check out the Photo Gallery section of the site. And remember, we're always keen to receive your pub-related photos - Drop us an Email at the usual address.

Friday, 18 July 2008

An Easy Mistake to Make...?

Has anybody else fallen for this particular quirk in Widesmarsh Street, Hereford. Picture the scene...

You've been out on the town in Hereford and are on your way back to the Tescos bus stop in an effort to get that last bus home before its too late. Legging it up Widemarsh Street you opt to take the route down the delightful Mansion House Walk (that little alleyway by Blacks) which should take you almost directly to the bus stop.

But no, in your haste its all too easy to instead go down the side alleyway by the Imperial and end up by a load of bins and other such nicities. It might even take you a little while to realise your mistake leading to much confusion in your slightly merry brain. For a brief second it seems as if you have entered an alternative reality before you realise your mistake and sheepishly turn around hoping nobody has seen you for the idiot that you are.

I must have done this on at least three seperate occasions! Surely it can't just be me?!?!?

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Is it Christmas already???

Christmas time seems to have come a bit early in one Hereford pub!!!
The other weekend I was having a meal in the Wye Inn, there was a tape playing in the background- mostly inoffensive cover songs- then out of nowhere came "Frosty The Snowman". Now I like Christmas as much as the next person, however as it was the start of July it did seem a bit inappropriate (and it wasn't even the Dean Martin classic version).

On the plus side, I can recommend the Sweet and Sour Chicken- it's very nice. To be fair all the food looks pretty good and is reasonable priced. No doubt I'll be re-visiting the place soon.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Hereford Pub Watch – July 2008

The on-going pub closing/opening merry-go-round continues with the pub’s of Hereford city. Recent developments have seen the closure of the Litchfield Vaults but the re-opening of the Orange Tree.

This week the HM Pub Guiders enjoyed a quiet pint in the Orange Tree beer garden and we can confirm that the pub is much the same as it was pre-closure which is no bad thing. An impressively large Stella umbrella can be found in the back beer garden too.

Mystery surrounds the closure of the Litch though. Is it just an extended Summer break or a more permanent closure? If you’ve heard any gossip drop us a line.

Some good news is the imminent re-opening of The Newmarket. We eagerly await August’s unveiling and are intrigued to see what the new landlords have done with the place. The early signs are for a more food-orientated venue but we can only hope that they have also catered for the drinkers. We’ve enjoyed many a pint in the cosy ‘Old’ Newmarket down the years.

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