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The Sun Inn.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by AndyST17, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. AndyST17

    AndyST17 King Fox

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    I'm trying The Sun tonight, i'm only going for a couple of pints, so what real ale do you recommend me trying?
     
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  3. Admin

    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Rather than merge this thread with the old Titanic take over Tequila Red, I think it makes sense for The Sun to have a thread of their own, so I'll leave this one as is and we can all start afresh. :)

    Of course, if anyone is a latecomer to this thread, and wants to read about the development and re-opening of The Sun, they should read the old thread found here. :)
     
  4. db

    db #chaplife

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    anyone eaten in there yet? what time do they serve food? is it typical pub fare (and i don't mean that in a bad way, that's exactly my cup of tea/pint of ale/game of cricket/insert english idiom here)?

    i'm impressed with the work done on the exterior, looks very nice.. modern, but not too brash!
     
  5. Kingy

    Kingy Well-Known Forumite

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    I usually try the guests but you might find this useful

    http://www.titanicbrewery.co.uk/beers.html
     
  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Had some chips if that helps, they were nice. Was on our way to Karma at the time so didn't want much.
     
  7. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    If it's only gonna be a couple then maybe go for summat stronger such as the capt smith @ 5.2% food is served up until about 8 o'clock......
     
  8. AndyST17

    AndyST17 King Fox

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    Someone mentioned Iceberg to me, is that any good?
     
  9. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    yes,unless you have eight, then dont expect to be at work on time the next day
     
  10. juice-comedy

    juice-comedy Well-Known Forumite

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    I have eaten there twice. The food is good pub food (burger, fish and chips, pie and chips etc.), very cheap prices (when compared to anything other than a Weatherspoons). I think the most expensive meal is £7.

    I had a fish-finger sandwich, which is home-made battered cod in chunky bread, which was okay. Nothing overly special. I also shared a sharing-platter which had onion rings and chicken strips and things. Again, not bad.

    Today I had the Titanic Burger which was nice. The burger had a good beefy flavour and was far from bland (which is what I expect from most pub burgers). Chips are okay.

    Service was quick but there weren't a lot of people eating.
     
  11. AndyST17

    AndyST17 King Fox

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    How about
    Finish work on an empty stomach
    2 Pints of Captain Smith
    1 Pint of Anchor
    2 Pints of Steerage
    1 Pint Of Rule Britainnia
    A sample of white Star
    About 10 double JD's and a few pints of carling and god knows how many shots in Casa
    Somebodys number
    A Pizza from Tusba
    A stop by the Police because i have a "good stagger"
    Home at 0355
    And somehow gotta be up at 8......
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Aahh..

    youth, I remember that

    Or do I..

    The legal drug that is alcohol - discuss

    We are effectively poisoing our bodies each time we have a 'drink' so no excuses here

    I have quite effectively poisened my body for about 38 years now

    My recovery time is about 6 weeks...

    and why is it the number is always written on your hand?
     
  13. db

    db #chaplife

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    this all sounds good, thanks JC.. loving the idea of a fish finger samich!
     
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    cookie_monster Well-Known Forumite

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    mmm, i have to admit that these really are my favourite meal


    x
     
  15. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    :) Veggie choice limited, but it serves 'em write for being fussy beggars! Ed
     
  16. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    I got quite well 'poisoned' at Goodwood races yesterday.

    Back on topic, my particular fave at The Sun is Steerage, only 3.5% so a good 'session' beer.
     
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    I went in for the first time yesterday. Fair to say me and my mate were well impressed and stayed for a few. I really liked the batemans. I did try the cider, but i wasnt that impressed for £3.10 when everything else is so reasonably priced and very tasty. It is very easy to become poisoned in there....
     
  18. juice-comedy

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    On the ciders, Heritage is a very nice cloudly cask cider and it's not fizzy which is key for me. It goes down like apple juice and is 4.9% so you migh have to be careful.

    I have to say that £3.10 for a premium drink product is not expensive. Outside of Weatherspoons, that is what these things tend to cost. The Titanic beers will obviously be cheaper because they can give themselves a hefty discount, but if you're buying in a quality product then that's what you have to charge to make a profit.

    What has impressed me most about The Sun is that their none ale products aren't the cheap everyday rubbish you get everywhere else. They've gone for premium lagers and ciders rather than Carling and Strongbow. This is a risk, not just because of the price but also the brand-name. Working in pubs, the amount of times people have actually walked out of the building because I've told them we don't sell Carling or Strongbow is unbelievable.
     
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    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Their loss.
     
  20. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I just spent a week in Somerset walking out of bars because the best they sold was Bulmers :(
     
  21. Sofa

    Sofa I'm a Staffooooooordian

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    To my mind that dramatically over glamourises the situation by a huge magnitude.
     

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