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    And a couple of others, from the Greyhound:

    And a couple of others, from the Greyhound:
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    ... a bit of a shock to him if he did, assuming...

    ... a bit of a shock to him if he did, assuming he was heading for Hertford.
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    Yes, great to see you too - especially after what...

    Yes, great to see you too - especially after what you've been through.

    Others in attendance:

    Dave M and Cider Drinker - sporting a beard and purple nails respectively
    ROBCamra & Ms Camra -...
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    That's fantastic! Now if you could just...

    That's fantastic!

    Now if you could just combine that with the times of all the buses between and around Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme and - only if you have time - Etruria as well, that...
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    OK, the 25 bus from opposite Stoke station goes...

    OK, the 25 bus from opposite Stoke station goes every 20 mins (1107, 1127, etc) and takes about 23 minutes to get to Newcastle bus station (it goes to the hospital and around the estates).

    Or you...
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    Have you read the documents attached to my post...

    Have you read the documents attached to my post #73 here?

    This is just a snippet, but it contains the essential information which I think you are after:

    All town centre pubs should be open by...
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    I've checked my notes for Worcester in March 2014...

    I've checked my notes for Worcester in March 2014 and Leeds in November 2013 - no sign of you there! So your last must have been Reading, which was July 2013 - five years ago. Sightings have become...
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    More importantly, what train tickets have you...

    More importantly, what train tickets have you bought?
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    Well, that's a lot more hopeful than "No, I'm...

    Well, that's a lot more hopeful than "No, I'm still in Greece"!

    Hope you can make it.
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    Hope they're back from Chicken Pox Quarantine...

    Hope they're back from Chicken Pox Quarantine.
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    Sorry to hear that, Mick. Have you thought of...

    Sorry to hear that, Mick.

    Have you thought of moving to another part of the country?
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    Yes, I should have put "tongue in cheek" quote...

    Yes, I should have put "tongue in cheek" quote marks around those "averages"! (Thanks for "trusted", BTW.)



    At the end of the day, everyone can suit themselves at the end of the day...
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    That was what I thought at first, but my...

    That was what I thought at first, but my reconnaissance visit in April caused me to drop that part of the plan. Especially when the Etruria option was suggested to me. :)

    It seems to me a better...
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    Thanks for your useful input. The Holy...

    Thanks for your useful input.

    The Holy Inadequate was recommended to me by two people in two different Newcastle pubs when they heard that I was doing a reconnaissance for a pub crawl. It also...
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    May I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the...

    May I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the answer I gave earlier?



    I now feel like I've been neglecting my homework and have had to rush to catch up. In fact, as I can recall from when this...
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    What a shame! I hope you have a lovely time in...

    What a shame! I hope you have a lovely time in Norway, by way of a consolation prize.
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    It seems a shame about the Freebird, as it's one...

    It seems a shame about the Freebird, as it's one of the GBG 2018 entries. It's only a few minutes from the Bridge St and Hopwater at the northern edge of the town centre, so would be easily doable....
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    I only did it so you don't have to, Jim.

    I only did it so you don't have to, Jim.
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    I went for a recce in Newcastle this week. My aim...

    I went for a recce in Newcastle this week. My aim was to get a feel for the place and also to see if there was anything I might have missed from my trawl through PuG and WhatPub. The only surprise...
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    As per my previous post, I suggest this is best...

    As per my previous post, I suggest this is best done by starting there, on the way in from Stoke. Doing the town centre first means either catching a bus back or walking to these. And they all open...
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    The 25 bus to Newcastle goes from outside the...

    The 25 bus to Newcastle goes from outside the station, as you say. My suggestion, for those who want to do some of the pubs in the east (Greyhound, Hopinn, Victoria and Museum), would be to get the...
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    I've got Greyhound 12 noon - source:...

    I've got Greyhound 12 noon - source: https://www.titanicbrewery.co.uk/our-pubs/the-greyhound/; Hopinn 12 noon - source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/1hopinn/about; I agree with the times for Sneyd,...
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    I've had a trawl through PuG and WhatPub and come...

    I've had a trawl through PuG and WhatPub and come up with 22 possibles. (No doubt I have missed some, but can rely on one of you to point out my errors.)

    I thought it would be a good idea to pick...
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    I understand that there's a new young head brewer...

    I understand that there's a new young head brewer there now who is restoring XXXB to its former glory.
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    I have seen trains for Lincoln when at St...

    I have seen trains for Lincoln when at St Pancras, but on checking it turns out they are in the evenings (presumably for commuters?). There are some trains from St P, changing at Nottingham, but the...
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