Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder

Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder

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Find Suffolk pubs near you on Google maps.

All nearby pubs selling Real Ale are shown on the map; tap on a pub for its name, then on its name for more information and the opportunity to get directions to the pub.

New! You can now tag pubs that you've visited, rate them and add your own notes about them.

Pubs not selling Real Ale are normally not shown, but you can display them if you wish.

The app will check for updated pubs data no more than once a week, but will ask you before downloading. Optionally, you can disable automatic checks altogether or only allow them if your device is WiFi connected. You can manually check for updates at any time you wish.

** Known issues **
* Some devices running the Gingerbread version of Android don't show a menu button at the top of the app. Menu functions are still available from the device's hardware menu button. Those few devices lacking a hardware menu button will not be able to access some of the more advanced features of the app, but pubs data will be available.
* App stays blank during startup as it's generating its initial map.

If you're interested in pub history, you may also like our Lost Pubs of Suffolk app.

Explanation of permission requirements
* MAPS_RECEIVE: needed to access Google maps.
* CALL_PHONE: used so the app can provide a button to directly dial the pub's 'phone number.
* INTERNET: needed to get pub update files from the Camra server and to link to websites.
* ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: needed to check network connectivity before trying to update pub data files.
* WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE/READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: needed so the app can store photographs of the pubs locally rather than always needing a network connection (files are small and even if you collect a lot they won't take up much space).
* READ_GSERVICES: needed in order to get directions to a pub.
* ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION/ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: needed to locate you in order to centre the map and provide directions.

Recently changed in this version

Version 2.0.33
* Improved the way the app handles not being able to find an expected pub photo on the Suffolk Camra website. This is needed because Tony has bought a better camera and is uploading a lot of new photos to the website, so if a photo isn't found, you'll be offered the chance to check for a new pubs data file which may contain details of a newer photo.
Version 2.0.32
* Now correctly remembers whether or not it should auto-centre after being swapped out of memory by Android

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Comments and ratings for Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder
  • (80 stars)

    by David Everett on 15/08/2014

    Excellent work! I use it all the time.

  • (80 stars)

    by Clare Livermore on 22/07/2014

    Real ale pubs to visit In my ho me county. Great idea you can even leave yourself notes about the experience. Well done.

  • (80 stars)

    by Filip Geerts on 27/06/2014

    A BIG applaud for Tony !!

  • (80 stars)

    by Nigel Croft on 24/12/2013

    Just need to get to Suffolk.

  • (80 stars)

    by Mark Ward on 12/12/2013

    Lots of regular improvements

  • (80 stars)

    by Matt Porter on 20/11/2013

    Excellent App which does just what is says it should do. Written intelligently and thoughtfully. We featured this as App of the Week on BBC Radio Suffolk.

  • (80 stars)

    by Mark Salter on 16/11/2013

    Works exactly as it should. Great for finding pubs in places you&'ve heard of but not quite sure what is there.