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Ale Taster, St Neots Town, St. Neots

Russell Street
St. Neots
PE19 1BA
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Thuck Phat left this review about Ale Taster

This place has something of a micro pub vibe being fairly minimalist with beers on stillage.
Four ales were on: Rocket Maverick, Rocket Komet, Dunscar Bitter and Shardlow 5 Bells.
We found these to be uninspiring and didn't opt for a second although pickled eggs and pork pies are also available.

On 12th April 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 659 recommendations about 658 pubs]


Bucking Fastard left this review about Ale Taster

The new name has also lead to a complete refurb for what was previously a small back street local.It's been stripped of original features and is open plan with pine flooring and pine seperate tables and chairs at the front making it look like a cafe.There is a bar billiards table to the left side.Beyond the mid pub bar,there is a rear section with it's own bar access with some more traditional tables and chairs leading to a beer garden.
The USP here is ale from stillage,with a cooling cabinet holding 6 casks,of which 4 were drawing on our Wednesday evening visit.However the options were either low ABV or a rather sweet and malty Shardlow Five Bells.My Rocket Brewery Comet was clear,yet dull and lifeless,it could have done with a tight sparkler and that's the problem with stillage dispence.You may be able to tick off a new brew here,but I shifted on after a pint.However the pub is well supported by the local community ,so serves a purpose.

On 16th September 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1908 recommendations about 1908 pubs]


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Alan Winfield left this review about The Hog & Partridge

The Hog and Partridge is set in the back streets and a short walk from the town centre.
Once inside there is a single L shaped room which runs to the rear right,the room is bare boarded and the seating is bench type and pew seats and small stools.
There was a good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Long Man Session IPA which was a very nice and well kept beer,the other beers noted were Adnams Mosaic,Cambridge Black,Adnams Ghostship and Grainstore Ten Fifty.
There are lots of boardgames available.
This is a decent pub with a good choice of real ales,just a shame it was empty on our Saturday afternoon visit and it also looked like it was up for sale,so its future now seems in doubt.

Pub visited 4/6/2016

On 2nd July 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
St Neots, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Sandy, 8.57 miles, 2 hr 45 min walk (show)
Huntingdon, 8.82 miles, 2 hr 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ale Taster, St. Neots
12th Apr 2019, 11:47
Review submitted by Thuck Phat
 
16th Sep 2018, 20:49
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 16 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 7 p.m. - last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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