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    I did this thread last year,so i thought i would do it again to see if any members have done any really bad pubs like i have.

    Out of over 300 different pubs visited in 2013,this one The Highwoods won by a country mile.

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    I was hoping this thread would appear again!
    My nonination is a Spoons (obviously) and despite visiting some poor ones this summer many of which were in Central London, the award must go to one I visited on a snow swept Friday last January. It's the Lloyds No. 1 Glass Works near Angel Tube Station. In retrospect I don't know why I gave it a score as high as 3, it certainly didn't deserve it.

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    I might have been lucky this year or maybe just careful, I can think of only four real mingers, they are in no particular order:

    The Crown Corporation St, Birmingham
    Harvester Bingley, W. Yorks.
    The Mitre Inn Stourbridge, W. Mids.
    Crown Hotel Alton, Hants.

    I think the Harvester in Bingley takes the prize but only just.

    The weirdest pub of the year was certainly The Rainbow in Digbeth, probably the weirdest review I've ever written as well.

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    The Ravensbury must be on the leader board in the race to the bottom.

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    I think the Lord Nelson in Bristol was the worst one that I went in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The weirdest pub of the year was certainly The Rainbow in Digbeth, probably the weirdest review I've ever written as well.
    Surreal I would say, but a front runner for review of the year.
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    Some fierce competition for this prize:

    The Red Lion, Grenoside, near Sheffield
    BrewDog, Nottingham
    The Golden Lion, Sheffield
    Royal Oak, Chapeltown, near Sheffield
    Church Green, Lymm

    The winner/loser has got to be the Nottingham BrewDog, because it's the first time in over 40 years of pub-going that I have actually poured my beer into the urinal (without it having passed through my stomach, intestines, kidney, bladder and urethra, obviously). I think it was a combination of factors that got my goat that day: their smirking "we know best" attitude; the attempt to sell substandard product at inflated prices; and selling these disgusting beers in a room that reminded me of a science lab at school - a down-at-heel science lab at that. Well done, chaps. Some of the others on the short-list invoke a wry smile when I re-read my reviews; re-reading my review of BrewDog just gets my blood boiling again.
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    Mr Hatter's review of Nottingham BrewDog deserves to be in the Review Appreciation thread,it made me chuckle.

    Two horror shows stand out for me.On a wet Tuesday evening ,a seemingly hopeless search for a decent pint in Oswestry led the crew to The Wilfred Owen,one of the worst 'spoons experiences yet.Fortunately the last throw of the dice took us to The Fox,for one of the best evenings ever.

    However WPOTY goes to The Punch and Judy in Covent Garden,and in particular the Balcony Bar.No redeeming features at all.
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    Only a small handful of duffers this year - the worst has to be The Redchurch Bar - Shoreditch. I was delighted to escape to the neighbouring Brewdog bar which, having read SH's thoughts on that particular chain, should tell you all you need to know about this place.

    A close second place goes to this forgettable experience: Cuban - Canterbury

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The weirdest pub of the year was certainly The Rainbow in Digbeth, probably the weirdest review I've ever written as well.

    My visit to the Rainbow was disappointing as it was on route to watch Birmingham play in the Europa league a couple of years ago. In my years of watching football I've never seen the pubs near the ground so full that my review would've been, I needed to turn up a week in advance to get served.

    However yours would've amused me while waiting about 30 minutes to get served after departing the previous pub that took an age to get served.
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