|Beer: ||Beerhalla!! No less than 9 ales on offer from a nationwide range of breweries. Highlights, the superb Hopback Summer Lightening and Oakham Green Devil and Citra. Something for everyone from "weedies" to a dangerously quaffable 6%er. Wonderful!|
|Not beer: ||L & S at a reasonable £1.40 a pint and, at £2.50 a jar, the cola was about as near as you are going to get to a reasonable price for the brown fizz. More smiles than frowns from the "softies" after some of the recent occurrences of highway robbery. Hot choc with cream & biccy - there's posh!|
|Food ||Balti bowls put to the more harmonious use of transporting piles of piping hot chippings rather than ruby murray. Proper sized chunky chips, tasty and with plenty of condiments, albeit the dreaded sachets which are near impossible to open came into play.|
|Hashmosphere ||Beams, a new carpet, a log burner, a newly gravel filled car park and one end of the pub on two levels all to ourselves, it was a convivial setting for a good chinwag and plenty of swill. Bouts of "we look down/up on/to them" could have set in but surprisingly didn't. A great night.|
In the relative backwater of Wooburn Common, with only Odds Farm and the adjacent static home park for company, lies in wait the superb emporium of great ale, real cider and cracking pub grub at non wallet busting prices - The Royal Standard. Recipient of several CAMRA awards for both hop and apple methods of getting legless, this is the real deal and continues to flourish without piped musac, tellies or other distractions from business in hand. When are we going again?