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The Good Pub Guide 2012 Paperback – 6 Oct 2011
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"Invaluable" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Britain's most indispensable book." (Oz Clarke)
"A good pub is the backbone, heart and stomach of any walk worth doing - in winter with a plate of steak-and-kidney and a pint of Old Cruncher by the fire, in summer out in the garden with a sandwich and a nice hoppy Summer Special. I've used The Good Pub Guide since Noah was a lad to pinpoint a great pub with a decent pint as base camp for a walk, and it's never let me down." (Christopher Somerville The Times)
"Don't leave home without the nation's favourite read... The Good Pub Guide 2012...is celebrating its 30th birthday and is packed full of handy information for pub-goers." (Thirsty Work, Press Association)
The 30th anniversary edition of the bestselling guide to Britain's best pubsSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
This new guide is extremely inconvenient to use:
You look at a map and see an entry for a town - you then look up the guide to the maps to see what "region" it is deemed to be in, then find the part of the guide that covers that region, and look through the entries for that town. Each of the "editors' favourites" entries get a full description (good), but then you get further entries under an "also worth a visit" section. These have star ratings, but very brief entries, without telephone numbers, food details, opening hours etc., etc. I was confused - are these starred entries "worse" than the "editors' choices"? No, it seems these entries just haven't paid a fee, so get a 2nd rate entry! Worse still, these "also worth a visit" entries do not warrant being featured in the maps. So if you look at a town which is devoid of any entry - it just means that no pub has paid for an entry, but there might be several "also worth a visit" entries! I buy this book mostly to find pubs that do accommodation, but as most of the entries no longer give this information, it is hardly a proper unbiased and independent guide. If the editors had the decency to clearly explain their new system, I might have had some sympathy for them, instead I was extremely annoyed about the structure and contents of the book - until reading these reviews realised what had happened.
I was very tempted to send the book back to Amazon. I will certainly never buy this book in future years, an d suggest anyone thinking of buying a copy look carfeully at the reviews here to see whether it is of much use to you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as easy to use as earlier editions, county by county as opposed to the region.Published on 30 Nov. 2014 by BCD
The ideal Christmas present for the Daughter in Law every year. No complaints. In fact now so times buy one for own use. F.I. WhitePublished on 3 Jun. 2014 by F I White
Very pleased to receive a brand new copy, just last years editions.really can't be many changes from only one year ago.Published on 15 July 2013 by pat arrowsmith
I was impressed with the efficiency of Amazon and all the products met my expectations with the exception of the Michelin guide. Read morePublished on 11 Jun. 2013 by Richard S Stokes
I bought the last year's guide as it was much cheaper than new, I don't expect that mant have changed in a year! and I don't go to that many pubs either!! Read morePublished on 11 April 2013 by Mike.M
Without doubt the worst organised and most annoying guide book I've ever had the displeasure to use. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2013 by stleonards