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The William Cobbett, Farnham

4 Bridge Square
Farnham
GU9 7QR
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Komakino . left this review about The William Cobbett

Slightly out of town and a good double-header with the nearby Lamb, this was a former stamping ground of my other half and she was thrilled to find it had barely changed internally in the last 20 years. This is dark inside with the aforementioned flagstoned floor and assorted paraphernalia on walls and beams including 7-inch vinyl (which reminded me of Jericho's Gardeners Arms), skateboards and foreign bank notes. There are also old photos of the pub and Farnham including one of the pub as the Jolly Farmers as mentioned by Malden man below. Presumably multi-roomed once upon a time (there an additional bar counter around the corner from the main bar to the left); an upstairs pool room houses four(!) pool tables which sit on sticky red lino floor. Four ales on in the form of Sharp's Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute and Proper Job and local Hogs Back T.E.A. with the latter in average shape. There's a decent courtyard 'back garden', repurchased from part of the car park and a pub cat is a presence, tarting himself around by going from pub bench to pub bench for attention. The nu-punk / skate metal-esque soundtrack wasn't to my taste, but overall this has more plus points than negatives and I certainly hope this remains the same for the next 20 years too.

On 21st August 2021 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The William Cobbett

Named after the locally born radical journalist, politician and opponent of authority who I understand lived in the black and white timbered building now appended to the main pub. The house was also a pub at the time, then known as The Jolly Farmers, a pub sign of that name remains on an inside wall of today's pub. The main door leads into an entrance lobby with separate doors which once would have divided the pub however once inside all is opened out even if there is a feel of three distinct areas. The central, main bar area has a stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling, some covered in various bank notes, liberally decorated with pump clips and beer mats. The side area to the right has a load of old 45rpm discs displayed on a wall behind a Perspex screen, bullfighting posters and other Spanish artifacts plus a fair deal of Americana including posters on the ceiling. The pub is a music venue and I guess this end is where the action takes place. The far left area has a fireplace, banquette seating, exposed brick fireplace, the TV was showing a text page of the international cricket scorecard.
Returning behind the bar beyond this end is a small games room containing a bar football table and a pinball machine, although I didn't see any pool table.
There was a reasonable beer selection, Pride and Doom Bar plus better options of Alton fff Moonshine and Brakspears Oxford Gold. A decent pub and not far from the station if you approach the A31 crossing from the end of the lane.

On 14th June 2013 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The William Cobbett

A decent pub of reasonable size though divided up into various nooks and cranny's,rather dark inside leading to a decent atmosphere,various pump clips,agricultural artifact's and bits and pieces on the walls and ceiling plus a Tarantula in a glass tank. Beerwise several ales available ,London Pride seems to be a staple but changing guests with the likes of Darkstar,Triple fff and Hopback amongst others,a full compliment of lager and cider if ales not your thing.Conveniently situated just across the road from Farnham Maltings ,home of the Farnham Beerex in April although understandably busy at such times.A pub worth visiting if you find yourself in Farnham.

On 28th July 2012 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by picasso 09
Farnham, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Aldershot, 3.55 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Bentley (Hants), 4.26 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
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22nd Aug 2021, 09:30
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22nd Aug 2021, 01:06
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 August 2021 by Komakino .
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