Chip Advisor

The Hampden Arms

Great Hampden

Chip advice dated: 12 March 2019 - Hash #no 1499

Up down pub ranking

Only two of the three pumps actually favoured with beer with one being redundant. Chiltern's stock ale, Beechwood Bitter a flavoursome & well kept drop seemingly well enjoyed. The other offering being Rebellion IPA which has been foisted on many pubs in our area on the premise that it is a decent ale when, in fact, it is wishy washy weedy stuff not worth considering as a decent post Hash pint.
Not beer:
L & S at £1.80 a pint which ain't cheap. Lemonade & cola came in at £2.50 which seems about the average just about acceptable overcharging level. Hot choc at a very reasonable £1.50 but this not quality checked by Aud.
There are fair chips, good chips, very good chips & chips which are so good that they take the mind away from the mud & standing water of the Hash. These were truly excellent - big, crisp on the outside & soft yumminess in the middle. Served with big bowls of ketchup & mayo, bliss!!
The usual warm welcome at the pub which is like visiting an old aunt and sitting in her front or "best" room. Snug, in fact a bit tight, The Hampden exudes great charm and is a pleasant spot for a post Hash rumination regarding whether mud actually does make your skin softer & other matters of vital import.


Passing the The Gate at Bryant's Bottom, the last outpost of civilisation or at least beer & chip possibilities, the bad lands of empty woods and windswept fields are entered. Just when it seems that all hope is gone and a dry do is in prospect, what's those lights?, The Hampden Arms emerges into view like a ghostly beer liner to cheer the soul. Foot down, park in the field sized car park and On Inn.


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