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    I was told by a bloke in the Stourbridge Royal...

    I was told by a bloke in the Stourbridge Royal Exchange this week that there's a rumour going around that Batham's will sell up as they have no new blood willing to continue the business. I'm in the...
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    Three for me, The Prosect, The Olde Trip & The...

    Three for me, The Prosect, The Olde Trip & The Royal Standard of England.
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    I'll take your word on that as my knowledge od...

    I'll take your word on that as my knowledge od Brum is virtually non existent.
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    It looks like it's going to be in the Great...

    It looks like it's going to be in the Great Western Arcade which is on the East side of that green space behind the Wellington that is between New Street and Snow Hill stations.
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    I make it 25 for me, some in the last 10 years...

    I make it 25 for me, some in the last 10 years but most in the distant past. Some have changed their names since my visit. Since when was Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Smithfield? There seems to be...
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    Sticky: Nothing offensive here though the Cotleigh Osprey...

    Nothing offensive here though the Cotleigh Osprey was close but little outstanding.



    ELB Orchid Mild 3.6%
    Peerless Curve Ball Blond 3.7%
    Southwark Routemaster Red 4.2%
    Wily Fox...
  7. Thread: How much?

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    I meant to include that word but edited it in...

    I meant to include that word but edited it in afterwards. Is it only me that can see the notice about the edit? I did include the reason to make it more obvious.

    I've not been to a single London...
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    It does look familiar but I've not been to the...

    It does look familiar but I've not been to the French House or the Grapes and haven't been to any of them in recent years.
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    An average beer at a ridiculous price buy...

    An average beer at a ridiculous price buy unsurprising with it being a Young's house. The demise of Young's is one of several reasons why most London pubs are complete rubbish but an important one.
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    How uncanny that you seem to have the ability to...

    How uncanny that you seem to have the ability to read my mind!
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    This isn't true if you exclude JDW. With an...

    This isn't true if you exclude JDW. With an advance fare of £5.60 EW to Wolverhampton I can easily save the train fare over favoured London suburb pubs and if it's West or Inner London I'm in pocket....
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    In my experience they sell crap beer from the...

    In my experience they sell crap beer from the Marston stable At least if the beer choice in a JDW is crap which it often is there are affordable other options.

    As for atmosphere, the one in...
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    The SE London micropubs are much more reasonably...

    The SE London micropubs are much more reasonably priced than the West London ones especially if they do CAMRA discount. I went to a former CAMRA POTY in St Helens this week and was only paying...
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    Thanks. I've thought for a while that it would...

    Thanks.
    I've thought for a while that it would be useful if the pub type was amendable via the dwarves as well as the table of types so that small brewers tied houses can be requested. Do you think...
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    The word is that the Peebles and Hawick outlets...

    The word is that the Peebles and Hawick outlets are also no longer for sale. This Hartlepool outlet has been sold to Tees Inns so is no longer a JDW. The Captain Alexander in Liverpool James Street...
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    It also used to be the rule when the vouchers...

    It also used to be the rule when the vouchers started. I'm guessing they must have reintroduced it for the added pubs. It will take very vigilant staff to enforce this pointless rule. I wonder if the...
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    Hartlepool Spoons gone

    This is no longer a Spoons so needs the brackets removing.
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    Sticky: Agreed, it might be my BOTW again unless I find...

    Agreed, it might be my BOTW again unless I find something on Saturday!
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    It was 135 when I did it and I remember one...

    It was 135 when I did it and I remember one called the Halfway House, For me the rot began with Young's when they removed the public bar from the Windmill on Clapham Common. It's all been downhill...
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    One thing that hasn't been mentioned is "double...

    One thing that hasn't been mentioned is "double discounting" If a discount is already applied for a festival or St David's day then the use of a voucher is invalid. I think most JDW staff couldn't...
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    With my knees being knackered I'm finding it...

    With my knees being knackered I'm finding it difficult doing what most people would regard as a "crawl". I think PUG and What Pub compliment each other. I use PUG for general navigation and What Pub...
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    I'm really pleased to hear that as for anyone...

    I'm really pleased to hear that as for anyone with an eye on going around them all it is challenging! I very much doubt if I'll ever return there.
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    You ventured further into their estate than I...

    You ventured further into their estate than I ever did!
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    I remember Owd Roger and the Hampshire Marston...

    I remember Owd Roger and the Hampshire Marston estate. I don't remember seeing Owd Roger in Hampshire but I doubt if I went there in Winter. I do remember it from the Rotal Standard of England at...
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    Sticky: Just two visits to the E11 JDWs this week :- ...

    Just two visits to the E11 JDWs this week :-


    ELB Orchid Mild 3.6%
    Naylor's Velvet 4.0%
    Enefield EB 4.0%
    Signal Absolutely Fuggled 4.0%
    Oakham Citra 4.2%
    ELB...
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