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The Royal Staff, Aldershot East, Aldershot

37A Mount Pleasant Road
Aldershot
GU12 4NW
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Fuller's

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E TA left this review about The Royal Staff

A Fuller’s pub in the back streets just off the main drag in a Victorian housing estate. The single J-shaped bar has a hard-wearing carpeted floor with a few laminated areas, gaming machines and two dartboards, a juke box and a large screen, presumably for watching sports, but blank on this visit. There is no WiFI. The barmaid and landlord were very friendly, the landlord welcoming, but for some reason there were very few locals in. No ales on draft, just Oliver’s Island and Pride in bottles, both kept much too cold in the fridge and both over-priced. It’s quite a pleasant place to be and I’d like to come back when they get some ale on draft.

On 5th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Royal Staff

This is an old style back street local situated up a hill to the north of the town. Inside there is a homely feeling L-shaped carpeted room with a central bar, Fuller's mirrors, olive green lower wall panelling, prints, clocks and a barometer on the walls. There are a pair of tiled cast iron fireplaces and also a pair of dartboards, one each end. The more usable one has a collection of trophies and shields on an adjacent shelf, indicating that the arrows are serious stuff in here, a game was in progress at the time. Mugs and an Aldershot Town scarf on the bar gantry, elsewhere a shelf had a row of old embossed glass beer bottles.
A friendly, buzzy sort of place on an early Saturday evening, the landlady was welcoming and chatty. Three pumps clipped with 2x Pride plus ESB. I asked for an ESB however the landlady then said that both beers were conditioning and only bottles were available. Having trudged up the hill I decided to go with it and had a bottle of ESB, I was offered a choice of fridge cold or off the shelf and also a pint glass or goblet. Whether the handpumps get any use I don't know as I found a Saturday early evening to be an odd time to not have your beer ready but there you go. I liked the feel of the pub a great deal and it certainly was welcoming to a stranger but the lack on this occasion of a draught beer left me feeling a bit let down.

On 11th October 2015 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for The Royal Staff, Aldershot
5th Feb 2016, 11:46
Review submitted by E TA
 
11th Oct 2015, 08:04
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Darts : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 November 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 18 November 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 18 November 2015 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 October 2015 by Malden man
  • WiFi : No last updated 23 November 2015 by E TA
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