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    I had it in a double with Foinavon to win the...

    I had it in a double with Foinavon to win the Grand National in 1967, but I've lost the betting slip.
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    I haven't adapted my spreadsheets to collect this...

    I haven't adapted my spreadsheets to collect this information, but on a rough count I've been to just short of 30 different pubs since 4 July, several of them more than once (I've been on holiday,...
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    A couple of my local pubs started off with asking...

    A couple of my local pubs started off with asking people to scan QR codes but met so much resistance that they just fell back on the obvious (but not secure) pad of paper. I liked one pub where there...
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    Yes, making me regret leaving the pub at 9:30...

    Yes, making me regret leaving the pub at 9:30 when they were still open.
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    This was certainly true of the early scare about...

    This was certainly true of the early scare about huge numbers of cases in, for example, Sheffield and in the Morecambe Bay area, but this has since been shown to be the result of a more rigorous...
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    I can agree or at least sympathise with a lot of...

    I can agree or at least sympathise with a lot of what you say. Of course we all want things to be like what they were before, and the prospect of 30% or more of pubs not opening again ever will...
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    Not sure I understand what you mean. Your comment...

    Not sure I understand what you mean. Your comment in another thread about a pub being "relaxed about the stupid guidance" suggests that you think this whole pandemic thing has been made up, or...
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    Sticky: Afternoon is the only time to visit that one. As...

    Afternoon is the only time to visit that one. As I pointed out in my review of 25th August 2011. (What a long time ago that was. When a pint was just £2.95. In London.)
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    Sticky: George Inn...

    George Inn

    A pub in one of my favourite parts of the world, Upper Wharfedale. Only visited once before, when we (me and my partner and our young children) had a dreadfully poor meal on her...
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    Went to the Gardeners Rest this afternoon, but I...

    Went to the Gardeners Rest this afternoon, but I forget to check their opening time, which is now 5pm at this time of week, so went to the Fat Cat instead. After a very nice pint of Kelham Island...
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    Went in the Shakespeares after meeting two mates...

    Went in the Shakespeares after meeting two mates at the Crow Inn today. The Covid precautions were fine, but the only cask beer on the blackboard that I was interested in was "off", and the keg...
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    I haven't been to many yet, notable omissions...

    I haven't been to many yet, notable omissions being the Kelham Island Tavern and Shakespeares. I hope to do the latter this afternoon or tomorrow. The Crow Inn was good when I was there a couple of...
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    Well, I've only just seen this thread, having...

    Well, I've only just seen this thread, having been away for just over a week with my bicycle and my tent. Sorry to have missed Gill and Ray, but only got back into Sheffield at about 3pm.

    As for...
  14. ...but there's a description of the route here: ...

    ...but there's a description of the route here:



    ...and another one here:



    Or here's an actual list:
    The Briar Rose
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    Last night at Sheffield Hatter's Inn

    Temporarily relocated to a campsite outside Skipton. Beers of the day were La Goudale 7% and Westmalle Triple 9.5%. Both from nearby Morrison's supermarket. The first one went down well with my meal,...
  16. I want to do the crawl, but it's going to need a...

    I want to do the crawl, but it's going to need a change in the current regime to make it both workable and pleasant. I think there's a fair chance things could be worse by November rather than better...
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    I'm glad you posted this, Alan. I was at the...

    I'm glad you posted this, Alan. I was at the Bradford Arms last summer and wrote a review. But somehow I forgot to post it. I had even ticked it off in my notebook when I wrote up my trip to...
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    A visit to the Cutlers Arms...

    A visit to the Cutlers Arms in Rotherham today for a few pints of Chantry beers with a couple of mates. Still just £2.50 a pint, and the tram/train is free now that I've got my bus pass. A good few...
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    Just two beers drunk in pubs this week, in fact only one pub but I went there twice and had the same beers both times.

    I described my vbisit in the How was it for you? thread, but to save you...
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    Today I made my first visit since lockdown to the...

    Today I made my first visit since lockdown to the Fat Cat. There's a one-way system of sorts (enter by front door, leave by garden gate) and there's a list of names and contact details to add to,...
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    He's obviously a man of experience and...

    He's obviously a man of experience and discernment: "when you serve people a drink they change" - who else knew?
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    You're not wrong. (Still not sure it would have...

    You're not wrong. (Still not sure it would have transported my consciousness back to the multi-coloured expanse in the distant heavens, but I can live with that.)
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    Avoiding the pub today because I was with my...

    Avoiding the pub today because I was with my daughter and her boyfriend - she reckons she is getting enough exposure to possible pathogens (she's a school teacher) without going to pubs too - so we...
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    Forgot to say thanks, ape arrody.

    Forgot to say thanks, ape arrody.
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    I was too when I went to bed, but somehow the...

    I was too when I went to bed, but somehow the answer to 10 popped into my head at 5.30 this morning when a blackbird woke me.

    And now I've got 9 as well.

    That was tough. I do cryptic crosswords...
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