|Beer: ||No less than 9 ales, 4 on the hand pump and 5 from the barrel. Led by the superb Summer Lightening, Dark Side of the Moose & Oakham Citra a wonderous collection of well kept beer. This is a venue which has several CAMRA awards & has their members purring through their beards.|
|Not beer: ||Whilst the L & Soda was a reasonable £1.40 a pint, and the hot choc £2.40 for a substantial sized mug, the cola & lemonade was a bit pricey at £3.10 a large scoop. So, usual overprice for the fizz but a happy Aud who downed her choccy in Guiness World Record time.|
|Food ||Pretty small bowls but filled with pretty large and very tasty chips. Indeed, on our table, like a forest log was the probably largest chip ever seen on the Hash. After good manners left the giant till last, finally Barney grasped the nettle and chomped it. Shame about the sachets of condiments tho.|
|Hashmosphere ||Welcoming, with good service, timber floors, beams and, in inclement weather a roaring log burner, the Standard is a superb venue for putting the Hash world to rights whilst taking sustenance in both liquid & solid forms.|
If you ever had a dream of finding a characterful pub situated in pleasant countryside and not stuck in a yob filled, graffiti and used chewing gum strewn town, where great pub grub at reasonable prices is to be enjoyed, this washed down by an eclectic range of cracking beautifully kept ales & apple loopy juice, then look no further than the superb pleasure palace - The Royal Standard. No wonder that the aforementioned CAMRA members, replete in beer stained baggy jumpers and surrounded by a somewhat noxious fug, go misty eyed when it is mentioned.