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The General Havelock

Wycombe Marsh


Up down pub ranking

It's been a while but at last a pub with a forest, well copse anyway, of hand pumps. Top of the shop was that amber nectar ESB, this ably supported by excellent Pride, Seafarers, the rather strange xmas Snow Globe, all from Fullers. Also Dark Star Revelation and Tribute. What a line up!! Not cheap but superb ale.
Not beer:
With L & S at £1.50 a pint and the brown fizz at £2.50, not bad - we've had far worse prices for the softs, but nothing to be doing cartwheels for either.
Better late than never and the golden sustenance was possibly the latest offering ever on a Hash at post 10pm this after the departure of Mr. Chips. Perhaps this was the plan to let the rest of us get some. Big bowls of well salted medium sizers which, given the non stop precipitation on the run, went down particularly well.
Now there's a thing. A packed boozer on a Tuesday night, this partly due to a darts match and more likely mainly due to the surfeit of superb ales on offer. The crush did somewhat hinder the conviviality of proceedings but did not deter the GM from his usual oratory. Need to have a whip round to fund a bigger car park.


Character - tick, always 6 real ales on tap - tick, good service - tick, excellent local reputation for good food at sensible price - tick. The General Havelock, which was originally three farmyard cottages and has been family owned for over 25 years, is a proper pub which delivers in spades. Stuck on a back road into Wycombe complete with it's notorious pinch points & speed humps, it deserves a bigger audience but perhaps it is best left as a cracking local hidden from the masses traversing the A.40.  


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