If any members have alternative suggestions of ‘local knowledge’ that may assist in directing us to particularly worthwhile venues throughout the season, please feel free to get in touch via email or Twitter (follow us: @SDSHx).
Please note we will endeavour to update this website with any last minute changes to our itinerary but cannot guarantee our attendance or factors outside our control (such as turning up to find the pub closed!)
HOME MATCHES - If you fancy joining the SDS for matches at The Shay, our hostelry of choice will now be the Shears Inn, Paris Gates, HX3 9EZ. This 'proper boozer' is a little out of the way, but is well worth the extra effort. We hope you can join us there!
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Of the many pubs chosen to host SDS members and Town fans, two or three stood out and one or two were mini-disasters. The stand out for me was the Door Hinge at Welling, though I know our illustrious leader Simon was not as keen. He probably preferred (and in truth the best of the year) the Kingston Arms in Cambridge which we started and finished the season at. That is rare. I would also put the Ivy Leaf at Dartford in my top three.
Though my team of drinkers had a good crawl of North London, Barnet (game aside) was a disaster as the area appears devoid of good pubs (if you know better, pray do tell), and likewise my choice for Southport was a let down.
What wasn’t a let down was my top pint of the season, how I remember out of all I had it must have been good – and also at every Town fans non pie venue. Forest Green Rovers have an excellent club under the main stand and here I had an eco-friendly beer from the nearby Stroud Brewery. My standout pint of 2013-14.
Here’s to a few more pints over what promises to be an exciting season 2014-2015. Some old haunts and new venues to be looked at this season, if you know of any better alternatives then please let Simon or Matt Wright know and we’ll see how we fare.
Two games have me lost as to where to drink (Eastleigh and Torquay) and one has lost its Good Beer Guide Status (Braintree), so if you can fill the gaps, please do.