Up down pub ranking
|Beer: ||I've referenced the last Chip Advisor review (13/9/16) for comparative purposes THIS TIME * 3 ales, one of which was the amusingly-named Pheasant Plucker (£4.10...try ordering a round of that with a straight face! * To be fair, Rebellion IPA at £3.75 was keenly-priced, even if some hash drinkers are not so keen... LAST TIME "Three ales on offer, Sharp's Atlantic which was very moreish even at £4 a pint and saved the day as the other two were Rebellion's "I can't believe it's bitter" IPA and an unusual, but equally weedy beer called something like Hampton's Old Nob Rotter."|
|Not beer: ||THIS TIME * Think L&S has gone up to £3.10 a pint...inflation and all that malarky! LAST TIME "L & S at £3 a pint and, even worse, Sarah copped for £8.40 for two large cokes. A query of this staggering price was met by an unfriendly stare from the barman and gasps of disbelief from the rest of us! Highway robbery is still with us!"|
|Food ||THIS TIME * Yup, delicate little bowls of chips, very pleasant, especially given the Frog's gastro connotations * Gerry paid £30 although, by his own admission, he didn't barter all that well. In fact, he plain forgot! LAST TIME "Small bowls of decent chiperoonies of which two happened to land on our table in the dark corner of the garden. Not sure how well they were spread over the rest of the troops though."|
|Hashmosphere ||THIS TIME * We effectively took over the pub, with Roger's pistol shrimp monologue clearing the last of the die-hard regulars from the bar. * Parking remains an Olympic event at The Frog, but it's worth the hassle. LAST TIME "A nice and totally empty snug followed by a relocation to the garden in order to celebrate Mike the Chomper & Judy's wedding anniversary. Mike brought a large tub of Haribo's but proceeded to eat most of them himself."|
A beautiful pub in God's own hashing country (think Vicar of Dibley opening credits swooping in across the hills). Well, on the plus side, the Frog remains almost exactly unchanged from our last visit almost 3 years ago, back in Sep-16...on the minus side, the prices have risen slightly, making this a pub where you definitely don't want to have to buy a round of soft drinks! So, if in doubt, stick to the beer, and if you can still say 'Pheasant Plucker' after a couple, you should be OK to drive back via the twisty, narrow lanes back to the real world.