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The Hare, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0JA

The Hare, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (01892 862419; www.hare-tunbridgewells.co.uk) is excellent.

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TN3 0JA
GB
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Stalybridge Station Buffet

This welcoming, privately run pub on Stalybridge Station has featured in the Good Beer Guide for many years. There are several rooms, each with its own character, including a recently-restored Victorian conservatory. Eight hand-pumps provide an ever-changing selection of draught beers. Snacks and light meals are available.

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Rassbottom Street
SK15 1RF Stalybridge , CHS
Cheshire GB
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Golden Bee

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food.

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41 - 42 Sheep Street
CV37 6EE Stratford-Upon-Avon , WAR
Warwickshire GB
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The Three Horseshoes

Excellent tucked-away country pub in lovely rural village. AA 4-stars. B&B. Excellent homemade, locally sourced food. Draft local ales and ciders. Good wine list, including 8 wines by the glass. Garden.

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village of Batcombe
BA4 6HE Nr Shepton Mallet , SOM
Somerset GB
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Wykeham Arms, Winchester, United Kingdom

My brother and I called in at this pub after walking to Winchester from Alresford on a Friday in August 2009. We were very struck by the relaxed nature of the place, and the fact that there was NO MUSIC OF ANY SORT (Hallelujah!). Also of interest was that there were at least 3 dogs quietly snoozing on the floor (very rare site in any pubs I have visited in the last few years) and that the mix of people was refreshingly varied as regards age and (apparent) backgrounds. Thoroughly recommend: we noted it down immediately as 'must come back again' and 'must tell friends'.

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75 Kingsgate Street
SO23 9PE Winchester , HAM
Hampshire GB
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Moon on the Square

Wetherspoons pub with Real Ale, real cider and food. Latest check 24 January 2017.

Location

The Centre, High Street
TW13 4AU Feltham
GB
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Railway

Wetherspoons pub with Real Ale, real cider and food. Latest check 11 January 2017.

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202 Upper Richmond Road
SW15 6TD Putney
GB
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White Lion

Country pub with Real Ale and food.

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Jenkins Lane
HP23 6NW St. Leonards , HRT
Hertfordshire GB
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George

Wetherspoons pub with Real Ale and food. Latest check 23 June 2016.

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155 - 159 High Street.
E11 2RL Wanstead
GB
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All Saints Centre, Westlegate, Norwich

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Westlegate
NR1 3LG Norwich , NFK
Norfolk GB
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