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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    just discovered Crown & Anchor
    http://www.crownandanchorsowerby.co.uk/ last month a short walk from Thirsk town centre
    The people of Sowerby would be appalled to be lumped in with Thirsk, my dear old mum lives there. The Crown & Anchor is a fine pub though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thuck Phat View Post
    The changes here may help Wantage out of this group.
    The Shoulder of Mutton and the Royal Oak were the two decent pubs I alluded to.

    Ah! just seen Grailhunters post. On the subject of Abingdon I thought the Brewery Tap and The Harp were quite good and the White Horse not too bad otherwise I think everywhere else I tried had fairly awful Morlands "Original".

    No for me Brackley it has to be.
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    Fleet is only a small town but my nearest town and I have lived there at various times ,real ale pub heaven it aint. Only four pubs in Fleet centre,
    The Oatsheaf Ember Inns,seems to have a refurb every two years.
    The Prince ArthurA poor J.D.W.
    PropagandaA music bar/pub formerly a Hogshead.Hasn't even been reviewed on the dark side since 2006.
    Emporium A Greene King pub.

    I haven't been to any of these pubs bar the Prince Arthur for at least five years because quite honestly they're crap.Seeing that two of them have no reviews and I am a ten minute drive away,I should sacrifice pleasure and do the honourable thing even though I object to spending my time and money on places I know are rubbish,(in my view).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Oldham is pretty bad.

    There are two JDW's and The Ashton Arms is very good, but the rest is almost entirely complete dross.

    Thirsk is a nice town but has some of the most boring pubs for beer you could imagine.
    Talking of Oldham. You would have thought this chap could have found a better pump to stand behind, other than the one on the left, to promote his real ale choice.

    http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/ne...-drink-to-that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossste View Post
    Talking of Oldham. You would have thought this chap could have found a better pump to stand behind, other than the one on the left, to promote his real ale choice.

    http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/ne...-drink-to-that
    I musr admit I'd forgotten about Whittles http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/13007/ a proper Rock / Biker venue with live music on a regular basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    I musr admit I'd forgotten about Whittles http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/13007/ a proper Rock / Biker venue with live music on a regular basis.
    Oh! Cheers Rob. I hadn't realised that Whittles was that particular pub. We used to drink in it in my youth (early 70s) under its former name before going into Bailey's.

    I am now going to spend all day trying to remember its name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossste View Post
    Oh! Cheers Rob. I hadn't realised that Whittles was that particular pub. We used to drink in it in my youth (early 70s) under its former name before going into Bailey's.

    I am now going to spend all day trying to remember its name.
    Can't help you there.

    Our pub of choice before going to Bailey's (early 70's) was The Star Inn
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    I wouldn’t plan an ale trail along the Northern Line north of Hampstead. And the Jubilee Line north of St John’s Wood is hardly worth the effort.
    I agree with Aqualung’s earlier post that NW London beyond Camden borough is pretty dire.

    Urban sprawl and real ale don’t seem to go hand in hand north of the river and I imagine that this is the case through most of the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    NW London beyond Camden borough is pretty dire
    I think you can add most of NE London beyond the North London Line railway corridor too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossste View Post
    Oh! Cheers Rob. I hadn't realised that Whittles was that particular pub. We used to drink in it in my youth (early 70s) under its former name before going into Bailey's.

    I am now going to spend all day trying to remember its name.
    Is your head hurting now Crosste?

    In that case I can tell you that Whittles was formerly the Sergeant At Arms.
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