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    First grade cods-wallop.

    First grade cods-wallop.
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    This was a Government information piece, and not...

    This was a Government information piece, and not written by anyone working at the Guardian. Sorry if I didn't make this as clear as I thought I had.

    But you are quite correct, what the...
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    Well, you can, but it's against government...

    Well, you can, but it's against government advice: "you should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level area you are in".

    OK, it's a "should" rather than a "must", but in a...
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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/23/will-h...

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/23/will-happen-christmas-dont-know-sheffield-publicans-face-life/ [Note the frequent references in the article to "rules"!]
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    Cupboard is almost too full for me to get in...

    Cupboard is almost too full for me to get in there, and there are boxes scattered around the kitchen. I reckon I've got enough to see me through.
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    Thanks for the advice, John!

    Thanks for the advice, John!
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    Can't remember if I actually used the F-word, but...

    Can't remember if I actually used the F-word, but I was certainly very angry.
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    Can I borrow your machine gun please?

    Can I borrow your machine gun please?
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    Tier 3 regulations arrive in Sheffield

    Sheffield enters Tier 3 at 00:01 tomorrow morning, so I went out for a few beers this afternoon, before things got crazy. First stop was the Crow Inn, but they had a very sparse selection - still...
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    Thanks to all who have commented on the pub crawl...

    Thanks to all who have commented on the pub crawl for your kind words. (Even Tris with his marriage proposal!)
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York

    I'm glad that I decided to support York pubs (and the train operating companies) by spending Sunday afternoon on this pub crawl. Mostly it was fine - beer was good, the welcome and the application of...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - Golden Ball

    Last pub of the day, before my 15 minute walk to the station, was the Golden Ball, another York pub with fond memories for me. The bar counter was off limits, but the pump clips were helpfully...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - Swan

    We were just a couple of minutes behind schedule and had to cross the river again to the Swan. This is a lovely pub with a large drinking corridor, which I am sure has not had tables in it before....
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - Phoenix Inn

    Next on the list was the Phoenix Inn, one of my favourites when in York, just inside the city walls and thankfully away from the city centre's madness – no cake here. Our welcome here and in the...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - Red Lion

    We made our way to the next pub on the list, but were disappointed to find a piece of paper attached to the door of the Blue Bell on Fossgate, saying that the pub was not open because it was too...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - Market Cat

    Next was the Thornbridge pub, the Market Cat. Four or five young people were sharing the duties: doorman, front of house, waiting and pouring. The door person asked us if we lived together. A quick...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - Burns Hotel

    Formerly the Hansom Cab and now the Burns Hotel, this pub seems virtually unchanged since my last visit in 2012. The barman asked if we were from the same household; not really, we replied. Then...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - House of the Trembling Madness

    On entering House of the Trembling Madness we were addressed by two young men who were busy serving behind and in front of a counter that seemed to be entirely covered with cake. No, we told them, we...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York - The Maltings

    I arrived at the Maltings at 12:38 (my train was due to arrive at 12:32, not 12:38) to find a tape across the doorway and a note saying “Please wait here, we'll be with you soon” or words to that...
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    Covid-19 pub crawl in York

    So, that was the plan; here's what happened.
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    Not sure how they're entitled to do that, unless...

    Not sure how they're entitled to do that, unless papers have been issued?
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Can you send it again, as my inbox was full!

    Can you send it again, as my inbox was full!
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    OK, so you'll have time for one in the York Tap...

    OK, so you'll have time for one in the York Tap if you feel so inclined! I'll see you in the Maltings unless I hear from you to the contrary. (I've sent you a PM with my phone number.)
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    It would be great to see you! Though we would...

    It would be great to see you! Though we would have to communicate by shouting from opposite tables, I guess.

    Initial thoughts are:

    12:45 Maltings
    13:30 House of the Trembling Madness, Lendal...
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