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Best there is!
on 13 October 2010
The Good Beer Guide is, in my opinion, the best there is for finding good ales in a variety of pubs. I would not say it is infallible but then again it is just a guide and is compiled by humans writing about real ale that is served by other humans and human error is always possible as is a change of ownership of a pub or even a change of cellarman.
That said previous editions of the guide have taken me to some great pubs from Aberdeen to Penzance and I regard it as an essential when planning my holidays. Not only great pubs for beer but great pubs for food and accommodation. And the book is also well worth reading. Lots of interesting articles about beer, a guide to the breweries producing real ale and notes about many of the beers they produce.
Yes there will always be criticism that a particular pub is not included but the book includes details of how to nominate a pub for the next edition. Yes some people will moan about a pub being included or will claim the guide is biased against a particular brewery or that some areas with excellent pubs do not get a mention but various local factors may account for that.......areas with no CAMRA branch nearby may not be covered as well as those with a thriving branch.......but for all that the book is by far the best guide to real ale pubs that money can buy.