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The Alma, Farnham

21 Alma Lane
Heath End
Postal town: Farnham
GU9 0LJ
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E TA left this review about The Alma

A very pleasant local pub, Victorian in origin but substantially rebuilt in the 1920s. There is a paved garden at the back with tables and benches, which is used for family barbecues. Two distinct bar areas, a public bar on the left with a dartboard, and a saloon bar on the right with an open fireplace and comfortable seating. The sound system was delivering local radio, the staff were very welcoming and the locals friendly. Three ales on – I had a pint of 6X which was in very god condition. Sadly there was no food on but I'd be happy to come back and try it when there is.

On 12th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Alma

Two room locals joint in a pretty little building, formerly owned by Greene King if the exterior signage is anything to go by (it’s now labelled as a freehouse). Two narrow bars inside with access to both at either end of the bar in the left hand room. Décor-wise, it’s third length varnish wood panelling and red painted upper. Dart board and horse racing on the telly which seemed popular with the locals. Decent patio garden with kids play area. Old-school meat raffle advertised. Four pumps with a pretty poor (for a supposed freehouse) selection of GK IPA, Pride, TT Landlord (fair) and Waddies 6X. These were almost inaccessible as the bar was screened by locals sat in high chairs who wouldn’t shift or acknowledge your presence attempting to squeeze between them and taking beers over the top – a sure-fire way to put off the casual punter. A visit where I very much felt like I was intruding and I doubt I’d see the need to return.

On 24th August 2016 - rating: 5
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Moby Duck left this review about The Alma

A pub of two halves,the right hand side of the pub seems to be for dining purposes,tables and chairs in a carpeted ,homely lounge sort of room,there is no bar here. you can walk through to the other room, this is the drinking side of things with a bare wooden floor ,white painted walls with lower dark wood paneling ,most of the punters present were all sat around the half moon shaped bar against the middle dividing wall, although the decked beer garden was getting some regular attention from the smokers.On the bar itself were four pumps all in use. Before my visit knowing the pub was Greene King owned I feared the worse,as it turned out it wasn't as bad as I assumed it might be,beers on were G.K. IPA,London Pride, T.T Landlord and Adnams Ghost Ship, not to exciting but given my earlier assumptions, not too bad,the Ghost Ship was OK. Obviously a locals pub and reasonably attended by a post work pre dinner crowd there was a half decent atmosphere although I found the room itself a little stark and cold feeling. It was OK here for a pint but I wouldn't particularly rush back here.

On 29th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Moby Duck
Aldershot, 1.94 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Farnham, 2.17 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Ash, 4.45 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Alma, Heath End
12th Oct 2016, 08:15
Review submitted by E TA
 
24th Aug 2016, 19:37
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2015 by Moby Duck
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 August 2016 by Quinno _
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