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    Dirty Dicks in Bishopgate - named after a famous...

    Dirty Dicks in Bishopgate - named after a famous horder, a millionaire in a lifelong despair after his bride to be died on the way to the wedding - inspiration for Dickens creating Miss Haversham in...
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    Thanks, realized that - initially took the we to...

    Thanks, realized that - initially took the we to mean it was a group thing - hope it went well Gill
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    presuming this isn't now an organized meet up as...

    presuming this isn't now an organized meet up as no times or itinery announced - shame, would have enjoyed this.
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    I'm up for that - meet up times and location for...

    I'm up for that - meet up times and location for starting would be handy - covid free now - I have to be in Chorley on Friday actually From previous visits I reccomend Ale Station, Malt & Hops, and...
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    I know how you feel - hope the event was...

    I know how you feel - hope the event was succesful enough for a return visit
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    hope everyone has a great time on your visit to...

    hope everyone has a great time on your visit to my fair city today - sorry the dreaded curse of Covid prevents me joining the fun
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    Scrub me sadly as tested positive with covid - it...

    Scrub me sadly as tested positive with covid - it would be like dining with Typhoid Mary for everyone else if I go - really disheatyened as looked forward to this
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    AAaargh! Just tested positive for Covid, though I...

    AAaargh! Just tested positive for Covid, though I feel fine - won't be able to join the crawl now - on my own Preston doorstep too - have fun everyone, really sorry I couldn't be there - Arthur
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    hopefully i'll find some decent ones - cheers

    hopefully i'll find some decent ones - cheers
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    I'm away between the 12th and 19th April,...

    I'm away between the 12th and 19th April, exploring pubs in London over Easter (mostly round Camden) and attending a science fiction convention near Heathrow but I'l be back home in Preston ready for...
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    good choices - The Continental can be walked to...

    good choices - The Continental can be walked to through a lovely park by the river on a dry day though it will mean backtracking to get back to the main bars - I'd generally avoid chain bars like...
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    thier policy against offering free wifi is a...

    thier policy against offering free wifi is a deterant to many customers - it's often useful to me when away from home where a beer and quick email access is handy
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    Lovely pub with so much history - hope they can...

    Lovely pub with so much history - hope they can rescue it
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    Notes on directions - Many of the key Preston...

    Notes on directions - Many of the key Preston pubs are set out in a Letter T map shape on and around two major streets, Fishergate and Friargate (Church Street is a continuation of Fishergate). There...
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    I went to the opening night - seriously rammed,...

    I went to the opening night - seriously rammed, expensive unexceptional beer choices, sports TV screens, a quite good singing duo who got no introduction or applause or credit at all - piped music...
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    There are stagecoach buses out to much of central...

    There are stagecoach buses out to much of central lancashire, including Blackpool, Blackburn, and firther afield Skipton and Clitheroe as well as Bolton & Wigan - trains too
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    Princess Alice is great but a bit of a way from...

    Princess Alice is great but a bit of a way from the city centre
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    the old vic is fine - that is just a short walk...

    the old vic is fine - that is just a short walk from the train station and a decent little pub
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    appropriate that this form of architecture is...

    appropriate that this form of architecture is called Brutalism - very apt, I find it hideous. The station has a Marmite effect on the people of Preston. I don't like Marmite either.
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    The Continental is a short walk from the railway...

    The Continental is a short walk from the railway station if you go through the beautiful Avenham Park, following the river (Ribble) though it is the only pub in that area - from there you'll need to...
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    i'll go

    Seeing as I live in Preston I am happy to come along
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    Dog Friendly Pubs

    I quite like that many pubs are promoting themselves as dog friendly, to attract dog walkers / owners. Not everyone approves of it. Wetherspoons have a blanket ban on dogs in all their pubs. The...
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    I find myself wishing the Tap Rooms would admit...

    I find myself wishing the Tap Rooms would admit to being 'pubs', rather than trying to be something different, much as cafe bars do. With pub closures, it would be healthy to see tap-rooms and tap...
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    Cheers Sheffield, Moffat was lovely - we had a...

    Cheers Sheffield, Moffat was lovely - we had a few hours there before swinging round back to Dumfries on that trip. The places within reach for day trips will vary depending on the starting points -...
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    Coach Excursions

    I have been on a few, and booked on several more day trip coach excursions. These are a great cheap way to travel to towns you might not otherwise get to, with time to explore and pop in the pubs...
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