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    The Grinch here, I'm not that bothered. I've...

    The Grinch here, I'm not that bothered. I've always compared it to Midland or other milds and found it lacking in body and just about everything else.
    When Young's were kings of London they did a...
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    You may well be right! I can't remember if they...

    You may well be right! I can't remember if they don't have it at all or if they have their own version.
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    JDW carry on Ireland (an EU country) expansion.

    Despite Mullet Man's opposition to the EU he seems quite happy opening new Eire outlets. Earlier in the year saw an outlet in Carlow which is somewhere South of Dublin. The original three Dublin...
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    All of these were tried in Cardiff & Newport

    Rhymney Dark 4.0%
    Cameron's Mooring 4.3%
    Tiny Rebel Mosaic Cask IPA 4.3%
    Brewdog Clockwork Tangerine (cans) 4.5%
    White Hag The Black...
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    JDW are doing their Xmas menu and beers. Both are...

    JDW are doing their Xmas menu and beers. Both are pretty grim with Pale Rider and Jaipur easily being the best offerings. Roll on January.
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    Snap! With the demise of Ridleys the Braintree...

    Snap!
    With the demise of Ridleys the Braintree area is by and large a waste of time but Gray's houses are usually worth a look. The Cock at Ongar is the closest one to London.
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    Sticky: The E17 Rose & Crown does it, but I've never...

    The E17 Rose & Crown does it, but I've never bothered with it. I really don't rate the brewery, although there are worse!
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    It's such a shame that Brakspear, Ridley and K&B...

    It's such a shame that Brakspear, Ridley and K&B are no longer independent breweries as the three of them had so many great unspoilt pubs in the middle of nowhere. I remember once encountering...
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    Well done!! I knew you were going to manage this...

    Well done!! I knew you were going to manage this and am fully expecting you to overtake me, possibly even by the end of the year but that depends on what you feel about going to pubs over the Xmas...
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    The old Ridley estate was fantastic. Like...

    The old Ridley estate was fantastic. Like Brakspear all their best pubs were slap bang in the middle of nowhere. Also like Brakspear closures started early. I never made it to the Pretty Lady at...
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    Sticky: It was Saddle Black but I noted the abv as 5.1%....

    It was Saddle Black but I noted the abv as 5.1%. It was probably in a Midlands JDW possibly during the October festival. I can't think why Purity would do any keg as apart from that one I've found...
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    Sticky: I was introduced to Ye Olde Mitre by a Geordie...

    I was introduced to Ye Olde Mitre by a Geordie bloke when I first started working in Holborn in 1975. The attraction then was that it was hard to find not the fact it was Ind Coope. My first...
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    I was delighted to see that PSM had posted a...

    I was delighted to see that PSM had posted a review for this pub. I was also disappointed to note that this was the only PUG review since my review over five years ago. PSM clearly loved the place...
  14. Thread: Micropub News

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    I'm aware of that thread but thought it was more...

    I'm aware of that thread but thought it was more about what constitutes a micropub, something that revolves around the personal opinion of how far from the original concept you can agree to it going....
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    Sticky: What did you make of the Saddle Tank? I'd put it...

    What did you make of the Saddle Tank? I'd put it on a par with Doom Bore. Marston's seem to have completely lost the plot. I also have severe doubts about Purity. Their UBU in the local Rose & Crown...
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    Sticky: A final visit to the local Rose and Crown beer...

    A final visit to the local Rose and Crown beer fest and a visit to the new JDW in Rainham Kent gave this :-

    Wild Beer Bibble 4.2%
    Westerham Family Stout 4.5%
    Summerskills Menacing...
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    I make you right and Hornchurch is in London not...

    I make you right and Hornchurch is in London not Essex. I had no idea where Albany Park was and had to look it up! SE London was largely a complete mystery to me before going round the JDWs and some...
  18. Thread: Micropub News

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    The E4 Highams Park one now have the keys to the...

    The E4 Highams Park one now have the keys to the property and are hoping to open before Xmas but that may be over ambitious. I pass the place several times a week on the bus so will add it when...
  19. Thread: Micropub News

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    Thanks for that! I've added the Bolthole as it is...

    Thanks for that! I've added the Bolthole as it is hoping to open this month.
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    Thanks for the info, I look forward to going to...

    Thanks for the info, I look forward to going to the Hornchurch one.
    I've already been to the Hangar which is at Blackfen unless it's a new one with the same name. It's on or just off the 51 bus...
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    Sticky: I'm going for a micropub the Bay Hop...

    I'm going for a micropub the Bay Hop in Colwyn Bay. It's the 2019 CAMRA POTY for North Wales, allegedly aided by some tactical voting by the local branch. If you don't take to any of the five...
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    I've seen it a couple of times on cask. It was on...

    I've seen it a couple of times on cask. It was on the Mouldy Corpse cask ale list and may well still be.
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    The two regular cask ales and stone age opening...

    The two regular cask ales and stone age opening times put me right off the place. At least there's an infrequent bus service.
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    Oh dear, I haven't been to any of them!

    Oh dear, I haven't been to any of them!
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    I'd agree with that and I'd say Watney's Stingo...

    I'd agree with that and I'd say Watney's Stingo was better. I also preferred Lees Moonraker to Owd Roger (and Old Tom).
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