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    That would be one of the Britannia Hotels...

    That would be one of the Britannia Hotels currently getting lots of stick for sacking and evicting all their staff without notice immediately following lockdown. It is suggested that they make (made)...
  2. Thread: Pub Snacks

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    No, you definitely need something to soak it up!...

    No, you definitely need something to soak it up! Too much consumed over the years to remember anything too specific, but a couple of thoughts from the days when a free snack was often provided on a...
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    'Where do you go to, my lovely' by Peter...

    'Where do you go to, my lovely' by Peter Sarstedt, which is vaguely interesting.

    Have not bought a single since early childhood. (Taping from the radio thereafter!)
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    Snap!

    Snap!
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    Brilliant stuff. I will just take one exception -...

    Brilliant stuff. I will just take one exception - I am sure I have been on worse Pub Crawls!
  6. Not one of my best pictures - I think the sun was...

    Not one of my best pictures - I think the sun was awkward - but I didn't suppress it. My (better) accompanying pic of the Grotneys sign presumably took a 'Don't show on main page' so perhaps both...
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    As time goes by, there will be an increasing...

    As time goes by, there will be an increasing number of survivors with immunity, desperate to get out and spend their money somewhere. The expected antibody test will help in this regard and I am sure...
  8. Thread: Pub Scores

    by Pangolin
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    I have to admit that I often do the latter if I...

    I have to admit that I often do the latter if I spot an earlier review of mine. I think it is interesting to note changes (or lack of) and I am far too idle to write all the detail out again. I...
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    Rooting through the back of the 'cellar', I came...

    Rooting through the back of the 'cellar', I came across this. A 2010 bottle of Waitrose Duchy Original Old Ruby Ale, made with heritage barley, which I have no recollection whatever of purchasing....
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    Very, very glad to be retired (apart from a...

    Very, very glad to be retired (apart from a little freelance writing) but thinking of all those who are not so lucky. Fascinating array of jobs we all have though.
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    North Wales changes

    At Rhyl:

    Viva Lounge is now Bow Bar, but is also closed, with the windows painted out.
    Redz looks as though it was renamed The Venue, but is also closed and appears to have been so for some time....
  12. Thread: Crewe changes

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    Their Facebook...

    Their Facebook entry says they have ceased trading. There was someone inside, but I didn't try the door when passing yesterday.
  13. That's a hell of a piece of timing in the current...

    That's a hell of a piece of timing in the current situ. Hope all goes well.
  14. Thread: Crewe changes

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    Crewe changes

    Cheers is now the Crafty Beggar.

    Bar 7 is now Langtry's, a late night weekend music spot. Delete old weblink and there is a note of an outstanding closure request which can be removed if someone...
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    Serious stuff! Well done and keep it up.

    Serious stuff! Well done and keep it up.
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    Indeed - their pricing seems to be becoming...

    Indeed - their pricing seems to be becoming increasingly random where a common price is not used, with things that you would expect to be higher not being and vice versa. And the price for a half is...
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    Don't like the sound of that cough - how's your...

    Don't like the sound of that cough - how's your temperature...?
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    There are lots of micro and small breweries that...

    There are lots of micro and small breweries that have set up local deliveries, some for food also - check out your locals. Meanwhile Hog's Back have created a 'Drive through' at the brewery so you...
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    This ties in to the trend in pubs of this type to...

    This ties in to the trend in pubs of this type to offer different volumes of beer (variously thirds, halves, two-thirds and pints) possibily according to strength or 'desirability' but mainly price....
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    I have been suffering this for some time - not...

    I have been suffering this for some time - not working on any browser I've tried on Windows 10, nor on Android phone. The interactive map still works fine though.
    Also - what has happened to the...
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    I know where you are coming from but frankly...

    I know where you are coming from but frankly anything that persuades the corporate bean counters that there is still a viable market for cask ale must have some good sides, and might just help keep a...
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    It was a fairly indifferent regional Bass beer as...

    It was a fairly indifferent regional Bass beer as I remember it, if slightly stronger than the average, although I see it won Silver in the Bitter category of Champion Beer of Britain in 1991...
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    Mabel's...

    Mabel's yesterday had a canister of 70% alcohol hand sanitiser on the bar with an invitation for customers to help themselves. Whether this was to wash their hands or to add some bite to the beer was...
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    Lidl plans to open pub in supermarket...

    Lidl plans to open pub in supermarket. Makes a welcome change from people converting pubs into supermarkets I suppose.
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    Well done - keep it up!

    Well done - keep it up!
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