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    Ones that got away...

    I started a similar thread a few years ago regarding pubs you miss the most. In a similar vein, which pubs had you always been angling for, but never got chance to visit? I always feel these are like...
  2. Thread: Solihull

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    Most of Solihull's best pubs are on the...

    Most of Solihull's best pubs are on the outskirts. The villlage of Knowle has The Ale Rooms, a micro that won Solihull POTY last year, and also a nice traditional (although windowless) pub in the...
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    It's stolen from Viz. Except for the bit about...

    It's stolen from Viz. Except for the bit about drinking responsibly, that replaces a fake link to a 'www.getyourselfonthesauce.gov.uk' public service website.

    It's available as a T-shirt, and I've...
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    Sunderland

    Hey, a bit more on Sunderland. The Deptford area and the walk towards it is the place to be. Sadly, the characterful Saltgrass is currently closed due to a fire in December. But from the centre, a...
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    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/food-drin...

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/legendary-digbeth-pub-anchor-new-11876689

    Not sure I like the sound of this :(
  6. Thread: Pub regrets

    by Wiganer
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    Pub regrets

    Hi all,

    I often read these forums but seldom post, old BITErs may remember me as 'Carlurmston'.

    Now I'm sure we all have a few pub-based regrets. But I was thinking about the pubs I never...
  7. Thread: How much?

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    In the Eccles Cross, Eccles, all of the real ales...

    In the Eccles Cross, Eccles, all of the real ales are currently £1.59, down from £1.69 a few weeks ago. Pretty remarkable in this day and age.
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    http://www.atwillpubs.com/ This is the...

    http://www.atwillpubs.com/

    This is the company responsible, and a cursory glance at their website shows that it seems to be a growing (sorry) trend for them to rename their pubs this way. But...
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    'Random pub of the day' hits the jackpot again...

    'Random pub of the day' hits the jackpot again...
  10. Thread: County Durham

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    Hear, hear. One of my biggest bugbears. One of...

    Hear, hear. One of my biggest bugbears. One of the most irritating aspects is that the signs say 'County Durham- Land of the Prince Bishops' in locations outside of the Palatine that were NEVER under...
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    Well to update on Reykjavik, there's a few decent...

    Well to update on Reykjavik, there's a few decent bars, the stand out one for me being the Microbar just off the main square. A massive beer menu here. For atmosphere try ölstofa, which attracts more...
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    I'll be in Reykjavik in June, so I'll let you...

    I'll be in Reykjavik in June, so I'll let you know what I find. Pricey, apparently:eek: , although I expect in comparison to Norway it'll be like Sammy Smith'sville!
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    There was that book, 'The Rough Pub Guide'. It...

    There was that book, 'The Rough Pub Guide'. It wasn't really consistent though, it had some pubs that could be considered 'edgy' I suppose, but there was a liberal sprinkling of traditional boozers...
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    11 for me. As usual I fall down on the South,...

    11 for me. As usual I fall down on the South, professional Northerner that I am ;)
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    When's the Ayatollah-baiting brew coming out...

    When's the Ayatollah-baiting brew coming out chaps?

    Thought not.
  16. Thread: Hello to all

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    Apart from those mentioned above, Turkish Efes is...

    Apart from those mentioned above, Turkish Efes is ubiquitous here. Cold fizzy rubbish, I've quite had my fill of it, and the others are no different.
    Slightly better is Baltika from St. Petersburg....
  17. Thread: Hello to all

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    I'd also like to say hello, I hope to contribute...

    I'd also like to say hello, I hope to contribute soon, but I'm currently working in Azerbaijan, but I check this site every day. Looking forward to a huge session on my return next month! Meanwhile I...
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