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    Age is just a number? Quite a big number!

    Age is just a number? Quite a big number!
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    ... and here are some roundel oasthouses

    Talking of which, here are two examples of slightly older oasts with a pair or round (roundel) kilns, the first one a fine symmetrical example but the second having windows inserted into the conical...
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    Me too, except for places 'offering' table...

    Me too, except for places 'offering' table service where I resolutely remain at the counter (and pocket my own gratuity) or in the more up-themselves gastro-pubs when I can't be bothered with the...
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    Things must be getting serious - we spent almost...

    Things must be getting serious - we spent almost the whole day in the garage, sorting / tidying / clearing out, a task so tedious that we can only have considered doing it as distraction therapy!
  5. Thread: pubs galore bar

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    Re-live the old days in the comfort of your own...

    Re-live the old days in the comfort of your own home, with all you need still available here: Biddenden ciders!
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    In the mid-19th century, when many Kent oasts...

    In the mid-19th century, when many Kent oasts were built, there was a theory (largely later debunked) that round kilns were better because you got even drying all around rather than having cooler...
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    Out for the daily exercise on another fine evening

    Here are a couple of larger oasts - one with an evolutionary arrangement of three square kilns but the second nearby has a pleasingly symmetrical layout with one on each corner.
    1960 1961
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    A couple of square-kiln oasthouses

    Oasts come in all shapes and sizes, but mostly as single or multiple square or roundel kilns (but sometimes a mixed layout around a central drying floor that has been added to over time). These two...
  9. Thread: Pub Scores

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    #GraphsGalore

    As a comparison, there was a similar thread five years ago here: Average pub ratings.

    Now being stuck on exactly 6000 for the time being, my ratings graph (with an average score of 6.40) looks...
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    Tonight it was a half of scrumpy that the vendor...

    Tonight it was a half of scrumpy that the vendor may have called The Pledge, if I heard them correctly; and to the untutored palate it might resemble a cloudy, if pleasingly piquant, apple juice...
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    Temporary Harvey's crisis...

    Looks like you made that purchase just in time - this was the Harvey's e-mail newsletter today:


    1948 Hello

    As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic we have taken the...
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    Fully socially distanced in the countryside

    Most hop gardens round here are now arable fields, pasture or modern-style orchards like these...
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    … and the oasthouses are generally now just houses like this attractive conversion...
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    Eddie Gershon Reputation Management...

    Eddie Gershon Reputation Management are going to be busy...
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    Mine's a half of Old Temperance again today, with...

    Mine's a half of Old Temperance again today, with quite an intense citrus taste and a very realistic orange colour!
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    Another spring evening walk in hop country

    Not a hop garden today (or not nowadays, at least), but quite a famous oast in the background.
    1937
    This is where the first modern-day UK organic hops were dried (and still in use until relatively...
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    Nice and cheery!

    Nice and cheery!
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    Well, that plan is now down the tubes too...

    Well, that plan is now down the tubes too...
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    Freshly strung, and ready to go...

    1932 1933 1934
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    The club seems to be doing very well in its new...

    The club seems to be doing very well in its new incarnation, and both pubs in the village have also started doing a food and drinks takeaway service.
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    BBC News today: Coronavirus: Defiant pubs face...

    BBC News today: Coronavirus: Defiant pubs face emergency laws in Scotland.

    Wales is already in the same position as England: Rheoliadau Diogelu Iechyd (Coronafeirws, Cau Busnes) (Cymru) 2020.
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    That's gone. Thanks!

    That's gone. Thanks!
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    It hadn't read that far, but in that case it does...

    It hadn't read that far, but in that case it does have effect from "2.00 p.m. on 21st March 2020" (so long as it gets retrospective approval from both Houses of Parliament within 28 days). However,...
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    It also says at the top (although this may...

    It also says at the top (although this may perhaps mean retrospective approval):

    "Regulations made by the Secretary of State, laid before Parliament under section 45R of the Public Health (Control...
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    I can't see how these can be enforced at the...

    I can't see how these can be enforced at the moment since they haven't been approved by Parliament yet, but see here: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020.
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    Our village club has now switched to offering...

    Our village club has now switched to offering take-outs, including seven cask ales at the moment... and I know that, nearer London, the Orpington Liberal Club is now operating a similar scheme.
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