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  1. My very first TV appearance was with him. I say...

    My very first TV appearance was with him. I say 'with him' - I was dragooned into walking past as he did a piece to camera!

    Anyway back to the subject: for sheer entertainment value, Magnus Pyke.
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    Just to clarify, the proposal would see Marston's...

    Just to clarify, the proposal would see Marston's reduced to a pubco, but also owning 40% of the new brewing company, which would take over the 6 Marston's breweries and Carlsberg Northampton (and...
  3. Thread: Stay alert!!!

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    You can't go through Northern Ireland however!

    You can't go through Northern Ireland however!
  4. Thread: Stay alert!!!

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    Latest word is that quarantine won't apply to...

    Latest word is that quarantine won't apply to travel from France ("at least for now"), so a possible escape there. And heaven knows what rules might apply if to travel to/via Ireland.
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    Like some previous comments, the immediate...

    Like some previous comments, the immediate reaction to 'can' was to recall various nasty four-packs of processed bilge, however having been 'forced' to imbibe a few by current circumstances, I must...
  6. Thread: Lost Beers

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    Hear hear!

    Hear hear!
  7. Thread: Lost Beers

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    Go back a bit further and they only had 4 real...

    Go back a bit further and they only had 4 real ale pubs at one time! Personally I preferred Pride; Hock was great when available and looked-after; ESB was just too strong, or so it seemed at the time...
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    I agree entirely. (Not saying what with though).

    I agree entirely. (Not saying what with though).
  9. Thread: Lost Beers

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    It will no doubt seem bizarre to many but as...

    It will no doubt seem bizarre to many but as someone who grew up on it what I really miss is Courage Best, and I mean the pre-1980 version from the old Simonds Brewery in Reading, not its feeble...
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    A really useful piece of work. Agree keeping just...

    A really useful piece of work. Agree keeping just the green thumbs is a good idea too.

    One add-on suggestion: is it easy to have a pin marking the station location? It can be easy to lose your...
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    In connection with which, just noticed that Simon...

    In connection with which, just noticed that Simon Park also wrote the theme to Danger UXB, which has just been rerun.
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    Nothing resembling the Simon Park version (thank...

    Nothing resembling the Simon Park version (thank goodness) but some pretentious rewriting with the occasional recognisable note.
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    Many years ago (1983 apparently), her ladyship...

    Many years ago (1983 apparently), her ladyship persuaded me to take her to the cinema to see Breathless, as it starred Richard Gere. It transpired to be a totally miserable film of which I can...
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    Those of us of a certain vintage can go back to...

    Those of us of a certain vintage can go back to the really early days here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeYu9qhGDKE. Yes, even Teledu Cymru, Aqualung! I had long forgotten most, not least the...
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    I think we are missing the great Robin Hood...

    I think we are missing the great Robin Hood (riding through the glen etc). Which took the honour of being reworked by Monty Python as Dennis Moore.
    In similar vein, William Tell, much reworked by...
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    Real ale hit the bar for the first time in a...

    Real ale hit the bar for the first time in a while last night, as local brewer Big Smoke have just added three cask brews to their home delivery range. Distant Lands is a modern style golden ale...
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    Bill & Ben Pogle's Wood Tales of the Riverbank

    Bill & Ben
    Pogle's Wood
    Tales of the Riverbank
  18. I must say the turnout for this one is a bit...

    I must say the turnout for this one is a bit disappointing...
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    Last night I exhumed a rather out-of-date bottle...

    Last night I exhumed a rather out-of-date bottle of St Peters Plum Porter. The flavour was still good but the carbonation had all gone to buggery, so it wasn't great.
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    On a sort of relevant point, is there a way of...

    On a sort of relevant point, is there a way of referencing the date a picture was taken, rather than the date of submission? I undoubtedly have some old pictures of closed (or even open) pubs, but it...
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    Now that's how to restock your beer! ...

    Now that's how to restock your beer!

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/olive-veronesi-beer-appeal-seminole-pennysylvania-a4413931.html
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    As I recall it used to be a Charrington pub but...

    As I recall it used to be a Charrington pub but was taken over by Fullers. Apparently it used to sometimes feature in Minder - must watch out for it.
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    1 - Stones 2 - Coffee (am) Tea (pm) - does...

    1 - Stones
    2 - Coffee (am) Tea (pm) - does anybody else do this?
    3 - Bacon
    4 - Connery
    5 - McDonalds, since KFC ruined their fries
    6 - Star Trek
    7 - Schwarzenegger
    8 - Indian
    9 - Red Sauce...
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    Yesterday's special was a couple of tins of Eden...

    Yesterday's special was a couple of tins of Eden River Yuzu Juice, picked up at Morrison's remaindered pile for a £1 a go! An extremely bitter, citrus IPA with grapefruit and tangerine as well as the...
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    I dimly remember going up there, but don't...

    I dimly remember going up there, but don't remember it revolving. Though it was rumoured if you dropped a penny it would kill any poor passers-by beneath! Apparently the ex-restaurant bit can still...
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