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    Crown Stadhampton

    The Crown

    Please delete second link
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    We ought to have a rook you hollow alert thread. ...

    We ought to have a rook you hollow alert thread. I spotted tins of Guinness at an astonishing £4 a pop in M&S this morning. Someone must buy them.
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    Beer Gardens ...

    Beer Gardens

    https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jul/11/10-best-uk-pub-beer-gardens-readers-travel-tips

    Just one for me
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    My take on it is that a gastropub has that...

    My take on it is that a gastropub has that uniquely British system of ordering food at the counter then waiting for it to be delivered to your table*. Agreed that happens in most pubs but the gastro-...
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    £142.97 if smaller than 400 sq m. If it's a...

    £142.97 if smaller than 400 sq m. If it's a small place with just the telly or radio on it's less.
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    Reminds me of the Kings Head in Syresham...

    Reminds me of the Kings Head in Syresham . We got locked out in the garden at 4 PM when supposedly it is doesn't open till then. Good job the facilities had been inspected on arrival rather than...
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    Or horse racing.

    Or horse racing.
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    Just had a look at one near me...

    Just had a look at one near me. Its licence lets it open 10 -11 (12 weekends) and stipulated "normal hours" are 10-11.30. It's open far less than that.
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    Surely you mean regular drinkers won't go to...

    Surely you mean regular drinkers won't go to "proper" pubs. If (like me) you seldom drink more than five or six pints a week in pubs you are not going to get too excited if you spend a tenner more...
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    As I think I said last time we had this...

    As I think I said last time we had this discussion, it can vary by day.

    Q visited this pub a day or two before me and loved it. I walked away from a restaurant unrefreshed.
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    When I used Victoria every day it happened a lot. Tended to mean a suspect package. A signal to get a move on before they closed off the tube station or cancelled all the trains for a while, both...
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    Depends how foramlised it is. You can't sell...

    Depends how foramlised it is. You can't sell something for more than the ticket price, but there's no issue striking an informal bargain for less. If someone said "five pounds for cash" that would...
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    Discount for cash?

    Discount for cash?
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    Not right now, but a few hours ago I was enjoying...

    Not right now, but a few hours ago I was enjoying a drink of Paulaner which was a nice drink in a beer garden in a services on a German autobahn. I did wonder what sort of cataclysm would unfold if...
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    Youngest director is fifty. Judging by the age...

    Youngest director is fifty. Judging by the age of the company secretary they'll be around a while yet.

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00373928/officers
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    Some wierdness with M$'s plagiarism system, it's...

    Some wierdness with M$'s plagiarism system, it's fine on the original Mirror story. Though the second pic seems to have automagically appeared.
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    The Virgin and Castle and the Old Bakery,...

    The Virgin and Castle and the Old Bakery, opposite each other at the far end of the High St from the castle are the two to go for, the former for the beer, the latter for a fascinating building even...
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    You can be sure it was all agreed by a load of...

    You can be sure it was all agreed by a load of marketing wallahs in a conference room complete with powerpoint and flipcharts. You can also be sure that the chances of any of them having a clue how...
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    The JDW vouchers used to say something like that,...

    The JDW vouchers used to say something like that, and that you could only use one per round. I never remember anyone ever taking any notice of what were ever so silly rules. If they did, they'd...
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    The only difference between the blocks of JDW...

    The only difference between the blocks of JDW vouchers is the date written on them - the chances of the person serving you spotting an out of date one are tiny.
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    I wouldn't be surprised. That was said about...

    I wouldn't be surprised. That was said about Brakspear's Special v Old too.

    In both cases the OGs were the same, which fits. Wouldn't work nowadays as we quote ABV.
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    I've always thought the anti-voucher brigade are...

    I've always thought the anti-voucher brigade are the ultras who think that anyone who joins for the vouchers and everyone who never attends branch meetings aren't true believers and shouldn't be...
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    Camra vouchers

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    " Please note from 1 July 2019 £20 Wetherspoons Vouchers will be replaced with £30 CAMRA Real Ale Cider, and Perry Vouchers."

    Anyone know what they'll be? The...
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    Have you tried actually speaking to someone at...

    Have you tried actually speaking to someone at the Crown? E-mails are easy to ignore, real human beings aren't.

    It's good to talk.
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    A quick look on their website suggests they're...

    A quick look on their website suggests they're almost all branded family dining outlets, carveries and whathaveyou.
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