January 2012 Pubs

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Pubs and places where I have drank Real Ale or craft beer in January 2012.

* indicates a ‘tick’ pub, ** indicates a tick ‘GBG’ pub. (GBG, means the ‘Campaign for real ale’, 2012 ‘Good Beer Guide’) no * means a previously visited pub.

Jan 2nd – ** Happy Man, Englefield Green, Surrey.

Jan 7th – ** The Bat and Ball, Boundstone, Nr Farnham, Surrey.

Jan 9th – The Royal Oak, Tilehurst, Berkshire.

Jan 14th – The Allied Arms, Reading, Berkshire.

Jan 14th – Zero Degrees, Reading, Berkshire.

Jan 21st – ** Waggon and Horses, Oldbury, West Midlands.

Jan 24th – ** Chapter Art Centre Bar/Cafe – Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.

Jan 24th – * The Lord Napier – Wetherspoons, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.

Jan 28th – The Queens Arms, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Jan 28th – ** Wine Bar, Gillingham, Dorset.

Jan 28th – * The Phoenix, Gillingham, Dorset.

Jan 28th – * The Red Lion Hotel, Gillingham, Dorset.

Jan 28th – (W’Spoons) The Monks Retreat, Reading, Berkshire.

Pub of the Month > There wasn’t really one outstanding candidate this month although after some thought I’ve decided to give it to the Waggon and Horses, Oldbury, West Midlands. An old town centre pub with some interesting pub heritage features, and some tasty beers from the Salopian Brewery 🙂

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