Ponsonby Arms

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by BBCJohn » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:33 pm

Elissa Gravells wrote:When we go to Chester we take turns driving, but if I had no car or we all wanted to drink we get a taxi or bus to Chirk or Ruabon and get the train from there, easy :wink:
Alternative method on public transport is to purchase an 2-zone Arriva North Wales rover ticket from Chester station. Current cost is £9 which covers train and buses. Take train to Chirk, have a beer in the The Hand Hotel then catch number 64A bus to Llangollen.
You can vary the return route by catching number 5 bus from Llangollen to Ruabon, a few beers in the Bridge End then train back to Chester. :drinking: :cheers:

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Iliketowalktothepub » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:46 am

electrophotic wrote:
Elissa Gravells wrote:
electrophotic wrote:You have a great selection of beers on - what a pity Arriva have stopped the X94 Chester to Barmouth via Llangollen! It now means a 3-bus journey for me and more time and expense so I rarely venture into Wales now.
Is this just a winter bus time table or a permanent fixture?
Permanent. 2 or 3 years ago the X94 Chester-Barmouth service was reduced to X94 Wrexham-Barmouth.
I wonder if that was to stop people using their bus passes for a long journey?

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by jamesb » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:51 am

Iliketowalktothepub wrote:
electrophotic wrote: Permanent. 2 or 3 years ago the X94 Chester-Barmouth service was reduced to X94 Wrexham-Barmouth.
I wonder if that was to stop people using their bus passes for a long journey?
I wonder if it was anything to do with the establisment of CW&C council. That service is heavily subsidised and I wonder if they withdrew funding.
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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:21 pm

I'm sure any true beer enthusiast would not let a bit of poor transportation stop them!

Here's what we have on now:

Barngates Chesters Strong and Ugly
West Berkshire Brewery Mr Chubbs Lunchtime bitter
Salopian Shropshire gold
Chiltern Brewery Winter Coat
Red squirrel London Porter
Salopian Black Heart
Ludlow Stairway
Salopian Vertigo
Enville Mild
Red Squirrel Conservation

Ciders Rosies Wicked wasp
Gwynt y ddraig dog dancer

Coming soon - Woodfords Brewery
Wolf Brewery
Potton Brewery
and more Coniston and Cumbrian legendary ales as they went so well ...... ooooohhh can't wait :)

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by electrophotic » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:43 pm

Elissa, what are the opening hours of the Ponsonby?

Are most of the listed ales available midweek, or, as is often the practice, do you let some pumps run dry Mon-Thu. I'm an 'off-peak' imbiber and experience has led me to stick with the pubs that I know will have a good selection at most times, even on a bleak mid-January Monday afternoon.

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:54 pm

At the moment we have all ten pumps on, and two ciders, it's a Winters tuesday, they're all on good form. If they weren't I wouldn't have them on, we haven't had to drop down mid week so far, unless I'm in the process of changing. We are open 10am Sunday 11am other days. Hope this helps plan a spectacular day of real ale tasting! A beer festival In The warm! :thumb:

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by jamesb » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:08 pm

One hopes some of those beers are still on as I'll be there in 20 minutes.
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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:04 pm

Always good to see you James. :drinking: Now on
Chesters strong and ugly
Snowdonia
Shropshire
Winters coat
Vertigo
Ludlow boiling well
Blackwater one in a taxi
Red squirrel conservation bitter
Enville mild
West Berkshire swift pale ale
Ciders wicked wasp & black dragon

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:34 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to everyone :cheers:

There is a mind-blowingly good selection of ales on at The Ponsonby Arms at the moment.

Cumbrian Legendary Ales - Grassmoor dark ale 4.3%
Red Squirrel - Hopfest 3.8%
Purple Moose - Snowdonia ale 3.6%
Woodforde's Nelsons Revenge 4.5%
Cumbrian Legendary Ales - Loweswater Gold 4.3%
Purple Moose - Dark Side of the Moose 4.6%
Potton - Lion 4.4%
Red Squirrel - London Porter 5%
Woodforde's Wherry 3.8%
Enville Nailmaker Mild 4%

Golly we spoil you! :wink:

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Ales -

Cumbrian legendary ales grassmore
Cumbrian legendary ales esthwaite
Purple moose snowdonia ale
Woodfordes nelsons revenge
Potton the village bike
Chiltern Beechwood bitter
Salopian oracle
Wolf straw dog wheat beer
West Berkshire mags mild
Red squirrel London porter


Ciders -

Dog dancer
Black dragon

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Tarquel » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:04 pm

Called in today and had a pint of 'Wolf Granny Wouldn't Like it' - bonkers name. Very nice ale. Reckon this boozer has more ales per square yard than any pub I've been to - think there were 11 (eleven) plus a cider on today. Impressive.

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Mr W » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:03 am

First visit for me last night, hugely impressed. Nice to meet Elissa and chat about all things beery :thumb:

Choice of Millstone True Grit, Dark Star Hophead, Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild, Dark side of the Moose, plus brews from Wolf and Salopian. Fantastic, I was like a kid in a sweetshop :party:
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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:22 pm

:drinking: Lovely to meet you both too.

We've just been on another beer run and have come back with some delightful choices to tingle your tastebuds, from Moorhouse, Leeds, Saltair, Kelham Island and Abbeydale.

On ATM:-

Snowdonia Ale
Mill Stone Tiger Rut
Sarah Hughes Ruby mild
Purple moose Dark side of the moose
Kelham Island Easy Rider
Abbeydale Deception
Leeds Midnight Bell
Oakham JHB
Salopian Shropshire Gold
Saltaire Raspberry blonde

Ciders

Gwynt Y Ddraig Dog Dancer
Llandegla Rosies DDD

Furthermore we are having our official opening party/ Staff party/ Saint Davids day party all rolled into one on Friday 1st March.
Start in The Ponsonby Finish in The Sun.
Buy your first two pints in the ponsonby get your third for free
Then
Get free entry to The Sun if you've bought your first two pints in the ponsonby

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by mike5490 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Road trip last week, looked forward to it, unfortunately vastly underwhelmed by the experience.

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Re: Ponsonby Arms

Post by Elissa Gravells » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:12 pm

I truly believed one of camras aims was to support places that served real ale well. particularly those like us who have liberated this S&N pub. we have bought 19 real ale & cider products to a prior beer desert over 15 years. considering the overwhelming support & positive feed back. We are shocked by your comments.
Who are you? When was your visit and what was wrong? If someone has any problem . Please let us know what it is so we can aspire to fix it, if the problem is indeed a valid one :suprised:

Flying through our current stock,

Currently we have

Doctor Mortons ships biscuit
Purple moose dark side of the moose
Saltaire porter
Leeds best
Abbey dale matins
Moorhouses Pendle Witches brew
Saltaire blonde
Yorkshire gold Leeds
Midnight bell Leeds
Snowdonia ale

Ciders

Rosie's Dodd
Wicked wasp

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