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Essential for the travelling beer drinker,
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This review is from: Good Beer Guide 2011 (Paperback)
Those who enjoy a 'good' pint no doubt know where to find one near home. Where this guide comes in to its own is when you are travelling. Perhaps you are going to a big city to meet someone / see a show / be a tourist - the guide tells you where to find a reliably good pint. It gives a short (around 80 word) review, lists the beers normally served and the opening times and has codes for various features and facilities, such as whether it serves food and is wheelchair friendly. Then again, if you are having a UK holiday the same information can give you ideas for where to eat or start your ramble from. It will also give you details of the local breweries and their beers.
Do remember - it is the Good BEER Guide, not the Good PUB Guide, so the key requirement to gain entry is to satisfy the local branch of CAMRA that a visitor can rely on getting good beer. It might be a back-street boozer serving only one beer with no parking or a country mansion pub with a choice of 8 beers and an adventure playground. But the beer should be good.