Aldershot – The Victoria

Once a Hogshead pub, The Victoria is now operated by Greene King and it appears to have been refurbished and renovated recently. Rather awkwardly an elderly lady decided to rush to the door to open it for me, which was perhaps not necessary, but it was a nice thought for another customer to have.

This is a pretty disappointing real ale selection, I’m aware it’s a Greene King pub, but a little innovation is surely in order. The Abbot did though taste fine, although it seemed quite lively watching the staff member pour it.

The bar, all looking modern and fresh. The pub was clean throughout and it was a comfortable and modern environment, and the staff member was really welcoming. I guessed that she was the landlady, but she had the personality of someone running a pub that you’d want to return to.

The food menu was the generic Greene King offering, but the prices were realistic and I can imagine that it’s a safe pub environment that would appeal to many customers. I’d happily return to the pub given the decor and friendly service, although I’d ideally like a wider selection of real ales.