GARSWOOD

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Blue Bell
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John Smith's, Younger's Scotch / 1664, Foster's On a previous visit I described this place as plain, but it has been given a very nice refurbishment. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
Rectory Road / Elm Avenue
Garswood and Simms Road Labour Club
Not visited.
Garswood Road / Smock Lane
Garswood Conservative Club
Not visited.
Station Road / Victoria Road
Garswood United Football Club Tetley / Carlsberg
Not visited.
Garswood Road / Billinge Road
Railway
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Hand pumpguests, John Smith's, Tetley / Stella A rather nice pub, bigger inside than the outside suggests, with an L-shaped bar, a lounge with comfy armchairs, and a side room, all nicely decorated. And there's a pleasant beer garden, formerly the bowling green, at the back. LSTV. The small range of real ales has been of consistently fine quality for some years now. For some reason, listed in the Greater Manchester section of the Good Beer Guide.   QuizDay2
Last visited November 2014.
Victoria Road / Strange Road
Simms Road Inn
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Hand pumpguests, Hand pumpLandlord, John Smith's / 1664, Foster's A large one bar pub, partly knocked through with some low walls remaining and nicely decorated in traditional style. On my visits I have enjoyed pints of Phoenix Arizona, and Timothy Taylor's Landlord. The food, served in a restaurant area, is recommended.
In 2009 I received a report that real ale was of poor quality or no longer available, but in 2010 I'm told a new tenant has improved things again, and the one available real ale was up to standard on my most recent visit, until it ran out.
Last visited 2014.
Billinge Road / Winstanley Road
Stag Hotel
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Hand pumpguest / Carling, Carlsberg In 2004 I noted a plain bar and a nicely decorated lounge with a side room, all looking a little tatty in places.
In 2005 I found the place had been totally re-modelled into one L shaped room, very nicely decorated. Sadly the handpumps on the small bar counter were not in use.
In 2006 one hand pump provided a disgusting pint of vinegar, claiming to be Pedigree.
In 2007 the hand pumps had increased to three but we still got off beer. The interior remained pleasant and well cared for.
Closed in May 2008, but I'm told it had re-opened by December.
Returning in 2014 I found the pleasant interior has been well looked after and, at last, so are the ales. There were three handpumps in service and all three provided quality real ales. The food, basic pub meals, is good and good value. Visiting once again in 2015, I found the pub has grown into an excellent community asset: With friendly regulars and staff, quality ales and good food, what more could you ask for?
In 2017 I received a report of a new landlord and poor beer quality.
Last visited December 2015.
Garswood Road / Station Road