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The Phoenix, Chard

15 Fore Street
Chard
TA20 1PH
Phone: 0146066444
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E TA left this review about The Phoenix

A former Georgian coaching inn, originally called The George, the interior is a single long bar, with a pool table and an air of putrification that hits you as soon as you walk in. The bar is beyond scruffy, it feels grimy and unwelcoming. The locals are similar – grimey and inwelcoming, and they too have their own aroma, mainly tobacco and sweat. There is no real ale and no cider, though they did have Hobgoblin and Doombar in bottles. They do apparently have B&B rooms, but I certainly wouldn’t want to stay here. Rather than rising from the ashes, it seems to have sunk into the mire.

On 21st November 2018 - rating: 4
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Aqualung . left this review about The Phoenix

After visiting the Cerdic I had to search for the bus stop back to Axminster so I found myself sitting opposite this place with an hour or so wait for the bus. There was a banner outside claiming it was an "Official Pub Of The Carling Premier League" which I read as "Avoid! It'll be a complete disaster". Ignoring the sign I ventured in. It's a long room with a darts area on the immediate right followed by the bar then a wider rear area with two pool tables. There are tiles around the bar and a carpet where the pattern was straight out of the 1950s. There was a TV just before the bar showing a tennis match but with no sound.
The woman behind the bar seemed friendly enough and I asked if they did any cask ales. She said they didn't and then reeled off a list of lagers and cream flow crap that made my stomach churn. Thinking about how I was in cider country I asked if they did any real ciders and was given a list of mainstream keg ciders one of which was Olde English which I didn't even realise was still in production. I went for that (£3.20) and it was more like a pint of carbonated apple squash.
I can understand a West Country pub that sells a local cider not having any real ale but for one to have just national keg brands of everything goes beyond the pale. I did think that it was indeed a complete disaster.

On 22nd May 2017 - rating: 1
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Axminster, 7.97 miles, 2 hr 33 min walk (show)
Crewkerne, 9.8 miles, 3 hr 9 min walk (show)
Honiton, 12.74 miles, 4 hr 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Phoenix, Chard
31st Aug 2019, 20:46
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31st Aug 2019, 20:46
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 20 May 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 05 September 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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