“I’ve been to Paradise, but I’ve never been to Chandlers Ford” sang Charlene in 1982.
But could you tell the difference ?
And what’s paradise if it’s not completing the Hampshire section of the GBG ?
My first Guide pub in what I’d always assume was a suburb of Eastleigh.
The shopping centre reminds me of Corby, before that town was gentrified in 2049.
But give it its due, that first Guide is right outside the train station.
Duncan has probably been to 3 pubs here, AND seen Chandlers Forza FC, so he can better advise you of the local tourist hotspots. Steel Tank is clearly the town’s hotspot, bar the attractions in the gian social club (top).
Renowned pub commentator Old Mudgie would call this “poky”, and all I can say in its defence is that it’s great to see pubs busy, even if that does mean standing room only.
I ask the barman/owner/craft geezer what goes fastest, and get the fff Moondance, which I’d have had anyway. He’s very cheery and welcoming, and deserves his awards.
Someone moves up and I get a seat, well done them. The Moondance is superb as well, though that Vibrant Forest grapefruit murk now seems to be the big seller.
Great little bar, with some reminders of the days when Milton Keynes had a good team.
I reckon they shifted 20 pints of cask while I was there, without ever seeming like a beer bore place. Mrs RM would have loved it.
She’d have thought less of the bag of mixed sweet and sour balls from the Chinese takeaway next door, which I ate with my fingers on the train back to Southampton.