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 Selected Comments in Brentwood

C manson
 Best pub in the area
I love everything about this country pub, great food, good value, staff are always happy and friendly and the real ales always in good condition. Always busy but they still don't mind if you just want a drink - proper pub!
Saturday, July 20, 2013Rating: rosettes

Len Davey FBI
Kanaski bought me a lovely pint of double diamond
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

I went into Charlies bar yesterday with my friend and her small child. We recieved a very warm welcome and the staff were very accomodating with our requests for food for the child. The standard of the food was good. I will certainly be returning and would not hesitate to recommend it to others
Friday, August 12, 2011Rating: rosettes

Carrie Kelly
 Nice welcome home - not!
I was with my 38 year old sister, a local tennis coach. I am 48 yrs old and have an 11 year old son who looks 15. My 72 yr old mother was also with us. My son and I are visiting from NZ. Imagine my horror when we were rudely quizzed as to my son's age when we entered the restaurant and when I said 11 (I am honest) were told we were not welcome. It was a quiet Monday evening and this attitude made no sense whatsoever. Sincerely hope my stay gets better on the welcome front.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 best pub in brentwood
real pub with real people fantastic place
Monday, June 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

 best pub in brentwood
real pub with real people fantastic place
Monday, June 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

Friday, April 30, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 great live music out of the way clean and friendly
nice real ales people drinking beer seemed ok would go there again.
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

tony mud
 Nice pub great beer clean with nice garden
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

Thursday, January 21, 2010Rating: No rosettes

dave mace
 terrible beer
not a good place to visit
Monday, December 14, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 Christmas menu
As a group of reinds we have been to the Alma for the past 4 or 5 years for a Xmas get together and have had a good meal and execellent time. This year the food was not not to usual hgih standard, the starter to pate was very salty, the turkey roast was salty and the vegetable hot pot dry. The bread and butter pudding was cold and when requested to be reheated was not renwee but the two portions were literally re heated and returned - not to worry that we had both had a mouthful!!

The attitude of the the enior staff was the most upsetting part of theevening we were not requesting or suggesting arefund or no payment but expressing our disappointment. The person I spoke with had had no heard the expression the customer is always right. Prior reputation does not stand good in the current climate and a decent apology would have gone a long way. Less customer for next year I fear.
Friday, December 12, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 Fortune's always hiding
Can't think of anything better that meeting my best mate Richie in the Brewery Tap to drown my sorrows after a hard day getting beat by Dearmer on the golf course. C'mon The Irons!
Friday, December 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

A lovely Eastenders pub in the middle of Brentwood, with local people of all ages (no plastic yuppies!) a very welcoming SAFE pup to go to.
Friday, October 31, 2008Rating: rosettes

lizanne hill
 fantastic evening out
if your looking for a hiden gem of a place this is it.great food,fantastic staff and just a good night out!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008Rating: rosettes

Paul Webb
 A ticket to every sporting event worth seeing
You can't beat watching football, rugby, cricket, or golf in the Tap with a nice pint (or 5), good company, a great atmosphere, and a warm welcome from Ron, Marita, Ian and whoever else is behind the bar on the night. Lovely.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007Rating: rosettes

Jim Scott
 You ain't seen me...right?
Wednesday, February 7, 2007Rating: rosettes

Tim Maloney
 Bolt down a few
I enjoy my strictly regulated timeslot in this ever so friendly boozer. After a hard day down the alotment sifting soil, there is nothing better than cramming a number of pints into 1 hour. Chester won once, it said on the telly.
Friday, October 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Happy Birthday Salina
Hope you have a fab time tonight, hopefully I will be there tooooo!!!!

Re-living some nostalgia from an old haunt!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Great pub
This pub is the best in brentwood, excellent food from wayne and great music at weekends, polite and sexy bar staff ;) also jon guv is the man!!!
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

there are strippers here in the evening
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

chrissy&gary harrington
 always first class
we have enjoyed many meals here always first class and the staff are great,cant remember the last time we ate anywere else
Saturday, August 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Swan Pub - best music venue for Sunday Night
The Swan Brnetwood has musical duo's every Sunday Night playing some execellent music across a range of genre's.
The company is friendly and the landlady is welcoming and friendly, and running a no nonsense pub.
Excellent garden facility for enjoying the weather and the beer.
Worth a Visit.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Awesome pub with atmoshpere
I used to visit the swan when the old landlord (Duncan) was there and it was awesome. The new landlady(South African lady) is a bit miserable with a lack of customer care. The real ale is still good though not as much range.
Thursday, June 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Tim Dearmer
 My own front room
There is nothing I like more than a pint of IPA, the Current Bun in the trap and checking the Golf League table with my mates, it even has convenient parking for my Volvo.
Thursday, June 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Food Superb but lacked consistent customer service. on the first visit (bank holiday sunday), service was poor and staff quite unfriendly. on the second visit (Tuesday), staff were good and service prompt. Food was superb on both occasions, although noise levels were high due to low ceilings, which made conversation difficult.
Monday, May 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

 A real east end boozer
Great east pub with friendly staff with good live music on Thursdays and Sundays.
Thursday, May 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

 rude and unhelpful
Didn't think staff came as rude anymore.....really offending and this lady made it clear she did'nt have time/nor wanted to deal with me....even before I asked for anything.
Friday, April 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

Pete Hopping (Thailand)
 Miss The Place
Every time I have a beer I think about the Brewery Tap, Brentwood. Marita and Ron are wonderful hosts and they have a good bunch of regulars even if Richie can't spell!!
Miss you all........!
Friday, March 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Alice and Derek Wilson
 A short wait for a Saturday Evening
We arrived on a Saturday evening at 7.30pm, the bar was heaving with diners,we only waited 10 minutes for a table and had one of the best pub meals for a long time.The food was well presented and plentiful and such great value. They have a web site noe www.almaarms.com with menus and maps.
Thursday, March 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

The sh@d0w
 excellent since new owners
now murphys sports bar, good food nice landlords, good sport, sexy barmaid.
Saturday, February 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Great grub at the gardeners
A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere, with great live music. I recommend the Gardeners Arms for a fab night out and some delicious lunchtime food! The all day breakfast is the biz!
Thursday, February 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

 The Gardeners Arms Brentwood
The correct phone number for The Garderners Arms Brentwood is 01277 202430.
Thursday, February 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

as above
Tuesday, January 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 The Pub used in Only Fools and Horses
If you are a TV buff, you must visit this place. The actual pub used in the TV series Folls and Horses. David Jasan still pops in, usually on Friday Lunchtimes, but Nicholas Lynhurst won't come any more after an 'incident' with a barmaid.
Friday, December 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Bennett
 Worth visiting
Visited on a quiet Thursday evening just before Christmas. Enjoyed an excellent Steak & Stilton pe though I thought the chips had probably been reheated. Tried 2 out of the 3 cask ales on offer. Both in tip top condition. Overall an exccelent experience and well worth the journey
Tuesday, December 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

 does the pub still have the only fools + horses
club evevning only fools and horses
Wednesday, December 21, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Nice One Boyzee!
I really wouldn't know what to do every weekend, if I wasn't down the TAp with my Wesdt Ham friends, and my best mate Des
Thursday, December 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Carrie Fisher
The Bull is a great local pub. Everyone is friendly and i always have a good time. They also have an amazing chef.
Friday, October 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jill and Coliin Mackness
Sunday lunchtime. I ordered two meals and drinks at the bar and had hardly sat down when our number was called. Our meals were very enjoyable,, the staff friendly and we would definately go again.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Michael Leadsom
 A pub known for trouble
Now re-named as The Woodpecker. Under new management, Staff are ok but this pub used to be well known for trouble and some of the punters are still a bit unfriendly. The management have their work cut out trying to attract the right customers.
Monday, October 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

J OBrien
Very Good food and a good range of Real Ales. Staff are attentive without being pushy.
Saturday, September 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Basic manners cost nothing!
Visited on a Sunday lunchtime. Food was OK, young people behind the bar were really polite and tried their best, but were a little slow bringing the drinks. Unfortunately the manager thought was OK to berate and belittle his staff in front of customers. He also left me waiting around 5 or 6 minutes to pay my tab(45!!), but did not have the common decency to say 'please' or 'thank you' when serving me. Probably better off taking your hard earned cash somewhere where it will be more appreciated.
Monday, August 1, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 I love this pub
its a crap place but its my crap place
Monday, July 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

mrs karen fowler
Dear Sir or Madam. my name is mrs fowler i am the organiser of harlow ghost tracking group. every month i choose a location and a place what is haunted and have found out that your pub is haunted. can i have your kind permission for me and my group to visit you and to do some investigation this will take place on the 23rd april could you please e,mail me back on Andykazs2004@aol.com or ring me on 01279 321216 i look forward from hearing from you many thanks. from mrs fowler.
Sunday, April 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Roger Shead
 Great Food
The Black Horse is the place for really good pub grub at sensible prices. It has a good range of popular beers and wines. The mixed grill is a challenge for any hungry customer, but all meals are served by friendly and welcoming staff.
Sunday, February 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul Noland
I go here regularly for food and drinks and have never been disappointed by the outstanding service and good quality of food.
A young lad called Tom provides an extremely efficient and competent service as a young waitor in the restaurant part of the pub and he has become a good friend of ours.
Monday, February 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Barry Boyte
I visited this establishment for a drink last Friday to be told that I could only sit in the smoking section as I was not eating. As a non-smoker I objected to that as this is a pub and the culture and reception of establishments dealing with smoking is changing drastically countrywide. If the place had been busy, that would have been another matter. all they did was ignore my argument and point out that it was Friday. I shall be reporting this incident to their head office in due course.
Thursday, February 3, 2005Rating: No rosettes

John Babbage
 thought it was great!
i went to the swan in brentwood, whilst passing through. I found everyone to be very helpful and pleasant, and was certainly one of the best pubs throughout my journey. The young barmaid emily was very helpful and the food was great! compliments to the chef!
Thursday, January 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Fantastic start to the New Year
The Elvis singer was the best I've ever seen. Great night was had by all
Sunday, January 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Gary King was brilliant on New Years Eve!
Well worth a visit - great atmosphere!
Sunday, January 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Salena Holmes
 Excellent friendly environment would recomend a vi
Excellant Friendly environment would strongly recomend a visit if you enjoy a friendly environment
Sunday, December 26, 2004Rating: rosettes

 G bar or Gardiners
East end pub in the middle of essex. Great welcome by Big John- Pub has loads of personality and easy to get to know people.
Thursday, September 9, 2004Rating: rosettes

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