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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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    I'm visiting Chester in a few days, Durham in...

    I'm visiting Chester in a few days, Durham in about three weeks and a long weekend in Buxton in mid-November, so hoping to take in quite a few pubs and ales on those expeditions
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    My pub quiz slot went well - The O J Borg Show...

    My pub quiz slot went well - The O J Borg Show 12th August 2021 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ylnb 29 minutes 25 to 40 minutes 30 seconds, either side of Kate’s Bush’s Cloudbursting. This...
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    Radio pub quiz tonight / tomorrow

    My radio appearance asking the questions on the Midnight Mastermind slot on O J Borg's BBC Radio 2 show is on late tonight (early hours of Thursday) at 12.30 AM - Do listen in or catch it on the BBC...
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    There's also the RESERVED table with no RESERVED...

    There's also the RESERVED table with no RESERVED card on it. You are told to vacate the seat / table even though the people reserving it are not coming for several hours and it would be easy to just...
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    I have lots of pub and pub sign photos but I am...

    I have lots of pub and pub sign photos but I am not clear on how you add them to the pages on here, Arthur Chappell
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    Many pubs are requesting advance booking and / or...

    Many pubs are requesting advance booking and / or table seating deposits, up to £20. This deters casual drinkers popping in spontaneously and only wanting a few pints - less than £20 worth. Good for...
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    How can you ban someone from touching their own...

    How can you ban someone from touching their own face? I appreciate we should discourage it and have a wash if contact is made, but an itchy nose, something in your eye, even coughing into hand or...
  12. Illustrated talks on pub signs available

    I am a writer who has had some success in several genres and I give illustrated talks on pub signs, in any given town, or on themes ranging from history, royalty to animals and funny signs. My book,...
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    My Favourite Ten Pubs 10/. Bar Fringe -...

    My Favourite Ten Pubs
    10/. Bar Fringe - Manchester
    9/. Ma Egerton’s - Liverpool
    8/. The Black Horse – Preston
    7/. The Oddfellow’s Arms – Nantwich
    6/. Ye Old Boot In – Chester
    5/. Major Tom’s -...
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    Pubs outside the UK

    It would be great to see the listings expand to cover pubs outside the UK. I have a chance of visiting Dublin in Ireland later in the year so it's a shame there are no PG listings past the Northern...
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    Great suggestions, thanks everyone

    Great suggestions, thanks everyone
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    Good pub and beer writing

    What books would anyone reccomend relating to British pubs and beers, aside from the obvious Good Beer Guide from CAMRA?
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    Preston Lancashire

    Anyone close to Preston who would be interested in meet ups, let me know
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    Pub sign photos requests

    Hi, I have written a book on pub signs relating to science fiction, which is due out in April 2019. While I have photos from my own collection for many of the signs discussed, I need images for...
  19. the whole pub is now The Smokehouse - the...

    the whole pub is now The Smokehouse - the original sign depicting Deansgate in the heyday of tram-travel is now the words only Smokehouse address sign
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    point taken on the sachets v bottles / jars /...

    point taken on the sachets v bottles / jars / pots issue - I just find the sachets awkward to open and often end up wearing some of the content. I have seen diners dip chips and even sausages in...
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    Lol!

    Lol!
  22. Why does a change of ownership need a change of pub names?

    Whatever possessed them to recently change the name of the Deansgate pub, on Deansgate in Manchester, by Deansgate train / tram station to The Smokehouse And Liquor?

    New management - fine, but...
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    Nicholsons pubs do quite a few free and reduced...

    Nicholsons pubs do quite a few free and reduced cost beer promos - mostly through vouchers you can get on their web site - you usually get a print out voucher to pass to a friend who can getthe pint...
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    Pub annoyances #835 onwards People saving...

    Pub annoyances #835 onwards

    People saving seats for non-existant friends who never seem intent on turning up

    Your own friends arriving and deciding that you should move to another table over...
  25. people taking their own food into a pub

    Some friends I meet with in a pub got us told off last night for bringing their own food in. While it was just a few people sharing bags of crisps, no one cared, but it was turning into a runniing...
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