Sharp’s Doom Bar

Sharp's Doom Bar

Sharp’s Doom Bar

The choice of guest ales at The Queen Hotel have over the last few weeks been going down week by week, that it got to the point there was no choice, often would be served London Pride.

Today, porter and stout. In itself unusual as porter and stout long vanished from most pubs.

Sharp’s Doom Bar is from Cornwall, named after a treacherous sand bank. I was put off for life beers from Cornwall, having found them to have a very nasty metallic bitter taste. It was as though arsenic had leached into the water from the tin mines (probably had). Thus it was with some reluctance, and little choice, I ordered Sharp’s Doom Bar. I was pleasantly surprised, and it was a lovely colour.

To eat, gammon and chips, at least that is what it would have been had I not varied my order. Chips are McCain and disgusting. It is possible to order mashed potatoes. I did not want the egg. Was it possible to have peas, maybe a mushroom? Apparently it was. A much more balanced meal, meat, potatoes and vegetables. I even got half a tomato.

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4 Responses to “Sharp’s Doom Bar”

  1. Iain Says:

    Good that they were willing and able to give you a variation on the standard menu. If they were reducing the guest ales recently that was probably to make room for the guest ciders for their recent cider festival. I think that has just finished, so more guest ales should start returning soon.

  2. keithpp Says:

    They are reducing the guest ales because no demand. Cider Festival finished weeks ago, and nothing to do with Cider Festival.

    They were being left with guest ales and pouring them away.

    This is Aldershot, people with no taste, drink Fosters and whatever else they are brainwashed into drinking.

  3. Iain Says:

    The Cider Festival finished just under a fortnight ago, but I had a look this morning and they still have about 4 guest ciders left over, plus about 4 or 5 guest ales on tap. Better go and try them out before they disappear!

  4. keithpp Says:

    The cider appeared after the Cider Festival to replace the missing guest ales.

    The guest ales have re-appeared because their absence has been raised.

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