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    Does this count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Excuse me for being a bit dim but what list and how do you access it?
    'Popular pub names' under 'stats and features' at top of main PuG page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
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    Nope! Far too close to Reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    'Popular pub names' under 'stats and features' at top of main PuG page.
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    That sounds a mental idea. Similar to the possible challenge my mate and I have discussed of having a pint in every pub on the length of the A38 from Cornwall to Derbyshire. No idea how many pubs it involves but it would be bonkers.

    I have however already done Bridgewater to Gloucester....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfczuluarmy View Post
    That sounds a mental idea.
    My thoughts entirely but it wouldn't be a challenge otherwise. Last month when I told an old friend that I had been to over 300 Spoons his response was "Is that anything to be proud of?".
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    I think the list still needs a bit of tweaking doesn't it? I know we're trying to drop common suffixes like Inn, Tavern or whatever, but in some cases it seems like a key part of the name has been dropped.

    No. 9 is "New" (maybe these are all New Inn's?)
    No. 40 is "Royal". Ok, I know there are some just called that, but 122?
    No. 47 is "Commercial"
    No. 50 is "Village" and so on.

    It's a shame there isn't a link that then takes you to a list of the pubs in question.

    Great idea though!

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    I meant mental from the point of view of the logistics involved. Much the same as trying to do 292 miles of A road pubs ended in Nottinghamshire not Derbyshire. Suppose given the name angle it could be easier than it sounds if planned meticulously.

    All challenges should involve pints not 1/2's though in my opinion. 1/2's make them twice as easy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackthorn View Post
    I think the list still needs a bit of tweaking doesn't it? I know we're trying to drop common suffixes like Inn, Tavern or whatever, but in some cases it seems like a key part of the name has been dropped.

    No. 9 is "New" (maybe these are all New Inn's?)
    No. 40 is "Royal". Ok, I know there are some just called that, but 122?
    No. 47 is "Commercial"
    No. 50 is "Village" and so on.

    It's a shame there isn't a link that then takes you to a list of the pubs in question.
    I will make the links to the lists at some point soon, it is kind of needed!

    As to further tweaking, I'm going to produce a list that will be the final Quinno hit list of 250 names but as far as I'm concerned it is his rules and he can decide how it is going to work - I've made my input as to some of the rules I'd use.

    For reference almost all called "New" are indeed "New Inn", but there is a reasonable amount of variety with Royal, Royal Inn, Royal Bar and Royal Hotel and even one Royal Tavern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfczuluarmy View Post
    All challenges should involve pints not 1/2's though in my opinion. 1/2's make them twice as easy...
    My challenge, my rules!

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    I'd say yes as the reference is obviously the same. But given its location I suspect I won't utilize it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    My thoughts entirely but it wouldn't be a challenge otherwise. Last month when I told an old friend that I had been to over 300 Spoons his response was "Is that anything to be proud of?".
    Ha ha, but I reckon it's good to say you're a trained expert in something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M View Post
    I will make the links to the lists at some point soon, it is kind of needed!

    As to further tweaking, I'm going to produce a list that will be the final Quinno hit list of 250 names but as far as I'm concerned it is his rules and he can decide how it is going to work - I've made my input as to some of the rules I'd use.
    Links to the lists would be awesome! Thanks Dave.

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