Category: pub garden

What do you look for in pubs?

What do you look for in pubsWe’re still working on the new version of BITE, and this comes from one of our Facebook comments (by BITE user John Penny) who suggested we update our pub facilities options with ‘skittle alleys’.  It’s a valid point, times are changing and BITE pub goers may be looking for different things from their pubs than they were, say – a year ago or two years ago.

If there’s something that you look for in a pub, and that includes those things out of the ordinary do let us know.  Maybe you look for dog friendly or child friendly pubs? Or they have to serve food and real ale, perhaps like BITE user Chris Hayes you look for pubs that don’t have TV in them? Or you only like to visit pubs that are part of CAMRA or have a great beer garden?

Each of your comments are important to us, not only will it help to change the facilities options on BITE, but it will be useful for us when we come to relaying the information back to you, it’s basically going to be clearer, easier to read and more precise,… but more on that little gem later.

As usual, let us know your thoughts on “what do you look for in a pub?” By adding to our comments section below or joining the chat on our Facebook page. Cheers!
P.s. Kudos to any BITE user who has travelled to, or knows of the fantastic pub in today’s post image (right).

BITE Best Pub Gardens

Pub gardenSo the rumours were wrong, we’re not going to get a two week heatwave just yet.  We Britain’s do love to talk about the weather, we spend most of our days under grey skies which leaves us with  a sense of poetic melancholy.  The moment the sun breaks through the clouds, students and hipsters don their flip flops, women wear lower neck lines,  men start experimenting with fire and meat and most importantly everyone looks for a reason to get down the pub and sit outside.

Summer 2011 is set to be a scorcher, June and the start of July could be sprinkled with stormy weather but the clouds will lift – giving way to a scorching August and early September.  Britain’s Pub gardens will be blooming, and we’d like to call on our BITE users – sat in your favourite pub gardens, to get taking some photos or comment on those pub gardens that you think go the extra mile to trim their bushes, light their barbecues or provide adequate space for dogs and children…

If you’ve got a picture, add it to the pub page on BITE, we’ll be watching all submissions like Alan Titchmarsh in a police helicopter.
(We’ll be posting the results on our blog later this summer with credit to each user of course.)

How to add pictures to BITE;
1. Login to your BITE account, or if you are not a member complete the  BITE registration form.
2. Once logged in, find the pub you think has a great pub garden by using BITE pub search.
3. Look for the pink on eachpub page that says “Upload a photo”
4. Browse to the photos location on your computer, (remember to click the terms & conditions checkbox) – then click the “upload now” button.

If you want to leave a comment about your favourite Pub Garden you can do so  in our comments section below, or on our Facebook page.