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    Thanks for that, I'd missed out on that story....

    Thanks for that, I'd missed out on that story. Many of the closures are and have been down to excessive rents. The Mardi Gras in the Trafford Shopping Centre had a rent dispute but it seems to have...
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    I would prefer to keep the North in the summer...

    I would prefer to keep the North in the summer simply because during hot weather it's usually cooler in the North, although not guaranteed!
    As BF points out the anniversary is in the Autumn.
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    The Kenton in E9 rang a bell and I would have...

    The Kenton in E9 rang a bell and I would have gone to it as a Charrington pub the Kenton Arms with their IPA. I couldn't tell you when or what it was like.
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    I knew I would forget about one of the closures...

    I knew I would forget about one of the closures (William Stanley). The other four you mention were hardly recent closures with the Grid being the most recent (2011). Spare a thought for Tottenham...
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    Sticky: A stay in Shrewsbury produced this Ludlow...

    A stay in Shrewsbury produced this


    Ludlow Best 3.7%
    Salopian Oracle 4.0%
    Salopian Treasure Trove 4.0%
    Monty's MPA 4.0%
    Ludlow Blonde 4.0%
    St Annes Tumbledown...
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    I was amused to learn that a new turn of phrase...

    I was amused to learn that a new turn of phrase has been invented and that's an Aqualung mile. Roughly speaking, a five minute walk is an Aqualung mile although hills or even worse steps could vary...
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    I checked the PUG crawl history today and...

    I checked the PUG crawl history today and apparently next year is the 10th anniversary of the PUG crawls so assuming the South, North and Midland pattern is maintained it should by rights be Brum...
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    It was nice to meet up with the earlier arrivals...

    It was nice to meet up with the earlier arrivals in the Salopian bar and Alan H in the nearby JDW. This had a very poor choice of festival ales. I made it to the Three Fishes by 15:00 but not...
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    BF breaks the 2000 barrier

    I've just noticed that Captain Fastard has entered the 2000 review brigade so very well done. I suspect that a retreat from stretches of water may be necessary to substantially increase the total. I...
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    He is right with many of the things he says....

    He is right with many of the things he says. Certainly in the 1980s when they were just a small chain of London pubs you did find them run by beer enthusiasts.

    For me the biggest problem on the...
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    I'm heading up tomorrow with a visit to Newtown....

    I'm heading up tomorrow with a visit to Newtown. My plans for Friday are to get a really early start at the Spoons and get to the Salopian for 11:00. If that plan fails it will be the Salopian for...
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    If there's only a couple then the odds are that...

    If there's only a couple then the odds are that they will be recently added pubs. Go to the county page and scroll to the bottom where the most recent additions will be shown. As for less complete...
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    Having seen the weather forecast for the week...

    Having seen the weather forecast for the week it's a good call (apart from the Sam Smith aspect).
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    Sticky: A short stay on the North Wales Coast saw this :-...

    A short stay on the North Wales Coast saw this :-



    Robinson's Dizzy Blonde 3.8%
    Hook Norton Steaming On 3.8%
    Liberation Colney Hatch 4.0%
    Shepherd Neame Sheps Light 4.0%
    Purple...
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    I've a suspicion that some sort of gentrification...

    I've a suspicion that some sort of gentrification and pub improvement is going on through all the areas around Stratford.
    Barking & Romford remain beyond reprieve.
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    JDW buy long closed Birmingham pub.

    Wetherspoon have bought the Navigation Inn and if planning goes through will open next Summer. Previous attempts to turn it into a supermarket or demolish it have failed.
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    October Wetherspoon News.

    They've released an October issue and with (almost) no mention of the "B" word or VAT rates. It's to commemorate their 40th anniversary. I've got a small quiz l8ined up for this site to celebrate the...
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    That's probably the best idea! Apart from the...

    That's probably the best idea!
    Apart from the rail station I've only been there twice, once over 45 years ago and more recently to visit the two Spoons. It's now a rare example of a town with a...
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    It's not in Leytonstone! It is this...

    It's not in Leytonstone! It is this one which I would call as Wanstead Flats rather than Forest Gate.I very rarely visit this and other parts of East London. I don't know the place at all but it...
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    That just about sums it up and I think you've...

    That just about sums it up and I think you've made a similar point to me. I've found the January London beer fest a lot better than the national ones, probably because it allows brewers the chance to...
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    That's another one on the 51 bus route! There's...

    That's another one on the 51 bus route!
    There's one opening near me called the Stag & Lantern when they get around to converting the shop. E4 is a disaster area for pubs so it will be very welcome.
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    I don't know what the beer prices are like but...

    I don't know what the beer prices are like but the admission fee alone is a total rip off. There's also plenty of crap imbedded in that list. Why brews from London, Surrey and other Counties when the...
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    Sticky: A quiet week :- ELB Pale 4.0%...

    A quiet week :-


    ELB Pale 4.0%
    Southwark Routemaster Red 4.2%
    Vale Of Glamorgan South Island 4.2%
    Sambrooks APA 4.55
    ELB Nightwatchman 4.5%
    ELB Cowcatcher 4.8%...
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    I seem to recall that Whitbread for a while...

    I seem to recall that Whitbread for a while retained the identity of Wethered, Strongs, Brickwoods and Fremlins (I know Wittenden will be keen to confirm this).
    I vaguely remember seeing a...
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    I remember that well. Charrington's had their...

    I remember that well. Charrington's had their black boxes and Courage the Golden Cockerel. Didn't Ind Coope have a hand and Watney's a red barrel before they were forced into removing all...
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