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    Aha - knocked off the Wheatsheaf in between...

    Aha - knocked off the Wheatsheaf in between lockdowns at the back end of last year - not a bad pub and one of my few visits in December. Have also done the Festival when it was a Truman pub, the...
  2. Thread: Lockdown 3

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    This seems to be a reasonable plan going forward:...

    This seems to be a reasonable plan going forward: 2593
  3. Thread: Lockdown 3

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    Happy to report that Mrs Pangolin and I were...

    Happy to report that Mrs Pangolin and I were jabbed last week with no effects other than a brief sore arm. Apparently our place was doing AstroZeneca in the morning and Pfizer (which we had) later in...
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    And here's the original story on the Rooney Anand...

    And here's the original story on the Rooney Anand side of it: https://news.sky.com/story/ex-greene-king-chief-anand-raises-200m-to-invest-in-ailing-pubs-sector-12192484

    Probably a no-brainer, as...
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    Well done indeed.

    Well done indeed.
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    Fair comment, although occasionally clogging the...

    Fair comment, although occasionally clogging the player is entirely justified! It is a less interesting place without the irascible old b******.
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    Like others, no targets - beyond the hope of...

    Like others, no targets - beyond the hope of actually getting to a pub, of course. And when they do finally emerge from lockdown, it is bound to be a total lottery as to what is actually open for a...
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    ...and one more, before Tier 4 set in. Which...

    ...and one more, before Tier 4 set in.

    Which brings my year's total up to 161, very unlikely to change now. Also managed to get in 32% of my specific targets. So I suppose it's now sit back and...
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    A pity - SJF were a pretty reliable owner of...

    A pity - SJF were a pretty reliable owner of historic pubs and I doubt the new people will resist the temptation to modernise.
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    Old Golden Hen is on at Morrisons for £1 a...

    Old Golden Hen is on at Morrisons for £1 a bottle. Hardly the greatest of beers, but at that price...
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    Hooray! I've visited a new pub (and it's still...

    Hooray! I've visited a new pub (and it's still 2020)...
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    Tim cashing in while he has the chance: ...

    Tim cashing in while he has the chance:

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9011447/Wetherspoons-boss-Tim-Martin-sells-5m-worth-shares.html
  13. Thread: Lockdown 2

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    There is a petition here...

    There is a petition here fromn Greg Mulholland & co appealing for government support for pubs. Signed, although I won't be holding my breath waiting for a positive response.
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    Shep's may well be the oldest extant brewing...

    Shep's may well be the oldest extant brewing company, dating back to 1698, but the oldest brewery site with continuous brewing is the Ram Brewery in Wandsworth (1550-ish), beating Faversham (1573) by...
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    I did almost exactly the same, but I can't say...

    I did almost exactly the same, but I can't say the Pistonhead did very much for me - no wonder it is in 6's.
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    I'll claim 14. I'm usually ok on anything that...

    I'll claim 14. I'm usually ok on anything that has been a good drinking pub for a long time - especially in London.
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    That's funny - NOT using a bicycle (or much else...

    That's funny - NOT using a bicycle (or much else by way of exercise) has expanded my 'radius' considerably over the last year...
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    Pleased to discover that Big Smoke now have their...

    Pleased to discover that Big Smoke now have their Underworld Milk Stout (5%) available in 4 pint containers from cask, rather than cans, still at £2.50 a pint and very nice too.

    They have also...
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    Some doubt about the George & Vulture...

    Some doubt about the George & Vulture, which by 1990 had become a "former public house, now a restaurant" despite retaining its historic name. Has it actually reverted to being a pub, or is our...
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    Doesn't time fly!!

    I just came across a review of mine which I would have said came from a visit about 2 or 3 years ago, but was actually dated 2014 !! Looking at some others it gets even worse, with reviews of 10...
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    Another stupid name

    The Red Lion at Thames Ditton has been renamed Ditto. Further comment would be superfluous.
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    I believe that pubs are open on the Channel...

    I believe that pubs are open on the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, however travel to is barred (except for 'essential reasons') and there is a 14 day quarantine, so I doubt we'll see any...
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    October was not great for new reviews with just...

    October was not great for new reviews with just 6, largely due to concentrating on near locals so only a few gaps filled in. November will be worse with just the one added today, prior to lockdown.
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    Revolution have declared a CVA: 6 of their bars...

    Revolution have declared a CVA: 6 of their bars are to close and they will be seeking a "significant" rent reduction on 7 more. The other 37 are apparently trading satisfactorily (or were until...
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    Hogs Back Taproom - not a pub?

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but the Hogs Back brewery at Tongham has opened a taproom, however I am not submitting it as a new pub as you have to book in advance and pay a charge of...
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