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    Here's a bit of trivia for you JDW fans and experts, I was in Ipswich last week and there are two 'spoons across the road from each other plus a third one two or three hundred yards away. So that got me thinking I wonder if these are the closest and are there any others plus of course why would they want two pubs almost next to each other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Here's a bit of trivia for you JDW fans and experts, I was in Ipswich last week and there are two 'spoons across the road from each other plus a third one two or three hundred yards away. So that got me thinking I wonder if these are the closest and are there any others plus of course why would they want two pubs almost next to each other?
    The Standing Order & The Thomas Leaper in Derby are next door to each other, they share a wall!

    You don't get much closer than that.

    The Babbington Arms is about 300 yards away.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    The Standing Order & The Thomas Leaper in Derby are next door to each other, they share a wall!
    That's what I thought!

    Birmingham's Solomon Culter and Wetherspoon's can be viewed each other. Both are under one min walking each other on same street. Also Figure of Eight is further 1 min walk down the street.
    Lichfield's Gate House and The Acorn are few mins of walking apart.

    My very own Silk Kite and the Bole Bridge are about 3 to 4 mins walk from each other.
    J.D Wetherspoon = Home of Hoppy: The Silk Kite, Tamworth.. http://www.tamworthblog.co.uk/2009/0...-blogs-review/

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    The Shrewsbury Hotel and Montgomerys Tower are not that far apart
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    The good folk of Leeds seem to like the Wetherspoons concept. There are four very close to each other, in the city centre. Taking Beckett's Bank as a centrepoint, the 'spoons in the train station and The Cuthbert Broderick are both 0.2 miles away and The Stick or Twist 0.3 miles. 'Hoppy' heaven?
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    The 2 in Chester almost back on to each other
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    Similarly the two in Romford - the Moon and Stars (Wetherspoon) and World's Inn (Lloyds No 1) are just two doors apart...

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    The Moon Under Water on Deansgate on Manchester is virtually 3 Wetherspoons pubs in one. It was (not sure if it still is) the biggest pub in the country.

    The 2 in Dartford are just a couple of minutes walk apart. The Willow Walk in Victoria is also just a couple of hundred yards from the one on the station.

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    Doncaster has 3 within 0.1 miles & carlisle 2 within 0 miles
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    Portsmouth has the Isambard Kingdom Brunel very close to the White Swan, both are JDW, but are chalk & cheese luckily

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