The Horse & Jockey
Up down pub ranking
|Beer: ||Plenty of ales including GK's Abbott, Tim Taylor's Landlord, Hobgoblin Gold et al. These were well kept and, although the £4 a pint for the Abbott was pushing it a bit, in all a very decent quaff.|
|Not beer: ||L & S a bit pricey at £1.75 for a pint and cola at £2.60 per Keyboard. Although we have experienced even dearer prices, from bar staff in striped tops and masks presumably, we have had a lot cheaper too. No choccy on offer - Boo,Hoo.|
|Food ||Decent on the quantity front although not a surfeit. Not the finest spuddy bits on the circuit but still a decent chops full. Sachets !! Whoever invented these near impossible to open things needs shooting. Busting to get a pile of ketchup and ain't risking using my teeth to open the damn things at my dentists prices.|
|Hashmosphere ||Plenty of seating in what is a good old style boozer. None of your fancy accoutrements associated with many nouveau so called "gastro" pubs. A good atmosphere, well enjoyed.|
The Horse & Jockey used to be part of the horsey duo with The Horse & Groom situated on the other side of the common and now, sadly, a vet's practise. Another one bit the dust! The H & J is just a good honest village hostelry, apparently noted for decent scoff at prices which don't cause apoplectic fits, and serving a decent range of ales and proper cider. A good example of what pubs used to be like and still should be.