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    Default Quinno's 2016 challenge

    After 2014's 365 New Pubs (which turned into a Lara and also managed to incorporate pub names A-Z) and 2015's 100% Berkshire Completion challenge comes 2016's challenge...

    The top 250 pub names on PuG (all unvisited pubs) or Pub Bingo, if you will. This means around 20 new ones a month, on average.

    Going to be tough...!

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    So what happens if, for example a Dun Cow or a Crows Nest closes?

    As they're close to the bottom of the list they would fall off the most popular and another name would appear.

    The same would apply if a new opening or a reopening added one to the list, something else would fall off.

    Just saying.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    So what happens if, for example a Dun Cow or a Crows Nest closes?

    As they're close to the bottom of the list they would fall off the most popular and another name would appear.

    The same would apply if a new opening or a reopening added one to the list, something else would fall off.

    Just saying.....
    It's the list as at Jan 1st 2016, obviously

    There are also a few that I've merged as some adjuncts disguise what are essentially the same thing (eg Duke of Wellington and, er, Wellington). Plus 'Tavern' and 'Bar' are included as terms but as both Inn and Hotel are stripped out so they should be stripped out too IMHO - so I've merged Railway and Railway Tavern (which really puts the merged entry high up the list - to number 8 in fact), plus three different displays of Victoria (now 18th in my list).

    I'm hoping Dave can tweak the SQL slightly based on this so I can see what others crop-up when applied...
    Last edited by Quinno; 14-12-2015 at 11:56.

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    Tweaked the list slightly as per the fairly sensible request regarding Tavern and Bar.

    This does sound like a fairly insane challenge, will be very impressed if you manage it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    Tweaked the list slightly as per the fairly sensible request regarding Tavern and Bar.

    This does sound like a fairly insane challenge, will be very impressed if you manage it!
    Looking really good - have just messaged a couple more tweaks and then I think we're pretty much ready to roll-out!

    Thanks so much for getting this sorted for me.

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    Well after the tweaks the Caledonian has popped into the list.

    As far as I can see the closest Caledonian to Reading is this one Caledonian Hotel just outside Wigan.

    Best of luck with that one Quinno, you may have been better not getting the list tweaked.

    To be honest Wigan is closer than I thought it would be.

    I've been in the Ullapool & Portree ones many years ago and was kind of hoping that they might be the closest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Well after the tweaks the Caledonian has popped into the list.

    As far as I can see the closest Caledonian to Reading is this one Caledonian Hotel just outside Wigan.

    Best of luck with that one Quinno, you may have been better not getting the list tweaked.

    To be honest Wigan is closer than I thought it would be.

    I've been in the Ullapool & Portree ones many years ago and was kind of hoping that they might be the closest.
    Ha ha well with a few Dun Cows in the mix I'm expecting at least one Northern jaunt if not two. If I get really desperate I'll downgrade the challenge to 'having drunk in them all at some point'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    As far as I can see the closest Caledonian to Reading is this one Caledonian Hotel just outside Wigan.
    Having had a drink in and stayed in Wigan for the first time ever this year I can highly recommend it. I've no idea how far that Ashton in Whatever place is but I suspect the Aqua Bar may be a place to be avoided!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I've no idea how far that Ashton in Whatever place is
    It's very closed to Haydock racecourse really, about 5 miles south of Wigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post

    The top 250 pub names on PuG (all unvisited pubs) or Pub Bingo, if you will. This means around 20 new ones a month, on average.

    Going to be tough...!
    Excuse me for being a bit dim but what list and how do you access it?
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