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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    The Rhydspence Inn, a great-looking place, and once the subject of much controversy in this forum (when it looked like it would be lost for good, but thankfully very much still going). Also said to be the closest pub to the Welsh border (being the stream along the side of the garden, and something of an USP for the last few days) and claims to date from 1380 (which seems much more plausible than most such assertions).
    Footnote:- The closest pub to the Welsh Border must be Cross Keys Hotel in Llanymynech. When you walk out on to the pavement you are still in England, but when you step on the road two yards away you are in Wales! The Bradford arms down the road is similar but the pavement is a bit wider!
    These two pubs are now open, but The Dolphin across the road has to stay closed for now as it is in Wales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Footnote:- The closest pub to the Welsh Border must be Cross Keys Hotel in Llanymynech. When you walk out on to the pavement you are still in England, but when you step on the road two yards away you are in Wales! The Bradford arms down the road is similar but the pavement is a bit wider!
    These two pubs are now open, but The Dolphin across the road has to stay closed for now as it is in Wales.
    Madness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Footnote:- The closest pub to the Welsh Border must be Cross Keys Hotel in Llanymynech. When you walk out on to the pavement you are still in England, but when you step on the road two yards away you are in Wales! The Bradford arms down the road is similar but the pavement is a bit wider!
    These two pubs are now open, but The Dolphin across the road has to stay closed for now as it is in Wales.
    Now I think about it a bit more, that's probably right, and even if it isn't, the landlords of at least two of the Llanymynech pubs have got themselves some airtime on national TV news in recent days (and you have to feel sorry for the Dolphin...).

    There is also a pub somewhere where a border runs between its two bars, although that may be in Ireland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Now I think about it a bit more, that's probably right, and even if it isn't, the landlords of at least two of the Llanymynech pubs have got themselves some airtime on national TV news in recent days (and you have to feel sorry for the Dolphin...).

    There is also a pub somewhere where a border runs between its two bars, although that may be in Ireland?
    The pub you are referring to could be The Lion Hotel also in Llanymynech. It had to close one of its bars on Welsh "dry" Sundays. This may or may not have been totally necessary but was certainly good publicity. However, it closed around ten years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Madness.
    Or to put in another way, One Step Beyond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Or to put in another way, One Step Beyond.
    Either way, it's an Embarrassment.
    "Breakneck speed we drown ten pints of bitter"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Or to put in another way, One Step Beyond.
    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    Either way, it's an Embarrassment.
    So what we're saying is The Dolphin is not The House Of Fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    So what we're saying is The Dolphin is not The House Of Fun.
    It would seem not. Oh well...Tomorrow's Just Another Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    It would seem not. Oh well...Tomorrow's Just Another Day.
    Hopefully not a Grey Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Hopefully not a Grey Day.
    If that's the forecast and I'd like some guaranteed sun, I could always get the Night Boat to Cairo.

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