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    On a previous forum, far far away, a rather good thread asked what would be your first (& most regular) beers across the 5 handpumps in your pub.
    I think the selection had to include a Dark/Stout/Mild, a regular best bitter, something over 5%, a golden or IPA, an.other.
    My brown beer was Everards Tiger, a very good session beer, I think.
    I don't see Harveys mentioned in this thread yet; great character but some find it an acquired taste? I like it.

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    I notice, because you are the trainman, your post had three "carriages". At first I thought I must have been drinking too much Brown Beer and got multiple vision!

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    Had a decent brown bitter last night,Essex Boys from Crouch Vale .Glad others have jogged my failing memory,Harvey's Sussex Best is great and I have got an Everards Tiger pump clip attached to me tiller,shouldn't have forgotten that brew

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    A few straight bitter choices - under 4%

    Holden's Bitter
    Hobson's Bitter
    Hook Norton - Hooky Bitter

    Just about to go for a tour of Lichfield - a few re-reviews no doubt
    MILD:

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    Essex Boys and Sussex Best both excellent; in the same style, Brakspears Bitter is still pretty good. Unfortunately their Oxford Gold is more widespread and I rarely see the bitter in these parts, likewise Hooky, which used to be on at the Museum in Sheffield. In a slightly different style, Hartleys XB, although now brewed by Robinsons, of course, is an OK if unspectacular brown bitter, and Jennings Bitter likewise.
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    Joseph Holts bitter must be one of the best bitters in the country
    Robinsons bitter another very nice brown bitter
    Everards Tiger bitter another very tasty beer
    Batemans XB I really enjoy this drink
    Donnington BB Tried this in all their tied house last year and really enjoyed this drink
    Harveys bitter This is a realy nice bitter,shame we dont see that much of it up here

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    I'm certainly with Al on the Holts Bitter, a real old favourite of mine in my formative drinking years in the Manchester area although it was always difficult to get mates into a Holts pub back then as they were never trendy, just basic beer houses. Memories of this pub, Legh Arms, but Everards, yes, Harveys, yes, but although it is a premium beer, not a standard bitter, you'll go a long way before you find a better pint than Fullers ESB.
    Batham's Bitter is sensational but it is a little lighter.
    Last edited by Maldenman; 26-02-2012 at 15:54.

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    Holts's, Hobson's, Holden's, Hooky and (and in particular) Harvey's - is there a theme emerging?

    However, with no 'H's but a lot of 'w's, we musn't forget the excellent Cwrw Glaslyn from Bragdy Mŵs Piws...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post
    I'm certainly with Al on the Holts Bitter, a real old favourite of mine in my formative drinking years in the Manchester area although it was always difficult to get mates into a Holts pub back then as they were never trendy, just basic beer houses. Memories of this pub, Legh Arms, .
    I have long and fond memories of the Legh Arms. My Holts local for 25 years, big and basic but what great beer. My wife is a connoisseur of the very brown Holts mild.

    My works local for 44 years The Grove Inn serves one of the best pints of Brown Holts Bitter around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    I have long and fond memories of the Legh Arms. My Holts local for 25 years, big and basic but what great beer.
    I grew up in Sale Moor, used to drink in the Legh Arms, Temple, Sale Hotel, and The Bridge on Dane Rd. The Holts in The Legh was always spot on, multi room pub back then with a revolving main front door. I have a few tales to tell of that place.

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