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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Photo Gallery Updated

It's taken a while but we have now fully updated the gallery section. As well as pictures of every pub in Hereford, plus many from around the country, there are some nice scenic pictures we've taken whilst on our pub guide travels- added to this section are also some nice views of our home town of Hereford (some of which you can see here).

For a shortcut to the Gallery sections click on the following link: Main Gallery Page
If you have any pictures to add then just email them into us at the usual address: email@hmpubguide.com or simply join our Facebook group page and upload them there.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Whitecross pubs re-reviewed

Last August we re-reviewed 4 pubs in this area of town, click here to read the corresponding blog post. In that post we promised to re-review the other pubs in this area. Well I am pleased to announce that those reviews are now completed. To read the all-new reviews click on the pub names below:
This pub has been completely gutted and re-built inside, as it's so new it has had it's own blog post below "Britannia Reborn" it's definitely worth a look and scored an impressive 64% which leaves it just outside the top 10.
This pub can be described as very average which is exemplified by it's mark of 54% and its position in the mid-table at number 37. It's neither that good or that bad, but a good pint can be had here- which is all that really counts.
We expected the H&G to be bit of a scary local pub, but this was not entirely true, the place was quite welcoming added to by the fact that going in there is like going through a time warp to the late 1970's- that is until you buy a drink, then you get yanked back to the future with 2010 prices! It scored a rather disappointing 45% which could easily be improved with a bit of investment.

Friday, 16 July 2010

The Britannia Reborn

Last night we visited the all-new Britannia on Cotterell Street. What greeted us was not what we expected.
The interior has been completely gutted and rebuilt, and instead of the tired, old decor a modern, bright and vibrant pub has been created. This is a vast improvement on the old "Britannia Arms" days and we would recommend you all to try out what we can only describe as: " the most changed and improved pub in Hereford."
Preliminarily, we have scored The Britannia with 63%- this is a great improvement on it's old score of 48%, and puts it just outside the top 10. We will revisit and re-review the pub in a few months, to see how things are settling in. But in the meantime we would like to wish the landlord/landlady all the best in this new venture.If anyone else has visited the new Britannia then let us know what you think, and why not fill in an on-line assessment form by clicking here.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Drunken Aussie survives attempt to ride croc

A man who had too much to drink is recovering today after he attempted to ride a 16-foot saltwater crocodile at a zoo in Australia and was bitten in the leg.The 36-year-old man broke into the wildlife park after he was thrown out of a bar. He tried to sit on one of the crocodiles, named Fatso (pictured above), and give him a pat on the head. Police say Fatso didn't appreciate the gesture and bit him.
"Fatso has taken offense to this and has spun around and bit this man on the right leg," Sgt. Roger Haynes of Broome said in a press conference.
The zoo's owner, Malcolm Douglas, said the cool weather may have saved the man's life. "They're cold-blooded animals, so their reflexes slow down," Douglas stated: "If it had been a hot night, he would have been dead."
After sustaining a nasty flesh wound, the man headed back to the bar where he had been kicked out before his reptilian romp. Mark Phillips, the bar's manager, said that the man returned to the pub that night with pieces of bark sticking out of his leg. He's expected to fully recover.You can read more on this story by clicking here.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Your Very Own (Inflatable) Pub

With all the pubs up for sale or to let in Hereford there surely hasn't been a better time to get your hands on your very own pub.

But what happens if you want your own, easily transportable, assemble anywhere kind of pub? Here's your answer...The Kilderkin Inflatable Pub!

For a mere £5,275 this 6x6 metre, assembled in 6 minutes piece of high technology could be yours!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

4 more Hereford Pubs re-reviewed

Last week saw an interesting night out for us HM pub guiders, we visited four very different establishments. Just click on the pub names below to read the new reviews:
This is a great pub, very little has altered since our last visit, this obviously isn't a bad thing as the pub retains it's 3rd place ranking.
Another high ranking (6th) town pub; however, this place has seen some changes: the area towards the back of the pub has been opened up and is much brighter and airier; and, the beer garden has also had a facelift- but on the downside the old 'Easter Island' statues are gone and are sorely missed (by me)!
We're slipping down the rankings now, the 'Arms' only manages to come out in 33rd place, but that isn't as bad as it sounds. There are definitely some good aspects, such as: the separate bar, lounge and pool rooms; and an extensive grassed beer garden- which is great for a summer's evening drink.
We're definitely heading in to "local pubs for local people" here, but it's not as intimidating as I remember. It's lowly 51st placed ranking can be attributed to it being a small, slightly shoddy bar but a bit of TLC would do it a world of good.

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