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    Default Pub Of The Month - September 2016

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Might be a touch early but not likely to be bettered!

    Ship & Castle, Aberystwyth. Two great pints on in Marble Bitter and Oakham Citra (others weren't sampled). A landlord who recognised us from our time there as students 2001-4 and free pool in the afternoon.

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    An easy choice this month, my review says it all.

    The Beer Emporium and Cider House

    Tell us, now, how and when
    We may find the bravest men?
    A sure test, an easy test:
    Those that drink beer are the best

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    The Wenlock Arms

    Much visited and written about and it didn't disappoint. Easy winner.

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    The Island Queen. A revisit after a good number of years found the pub in good form.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Traditionalists look away now, and I wouldn't normally think about mentioning a chain pub in the same breath as a potential 'pub of the month', but I came across two Ember Inns which I thought were unexpectedly good examples of their type: the Beech Tree at Kirk Ella (West Hull) and the Wheatsheaf in Grimsby. Good '7's both.

    Anyway, my actual nomination would be the curiously named Chemic Tavern (Woodhouse, Leeds). I only went there because I had a voucher for a free pint from the recent Punch Taverns promotion and happened to be in city and was looking for somewhere new to try. I know this pubco is an easy target as a pantomime villain, but I would probably never have discovered this place without that offer, and presumably others will have similarly discovered new pubs elsewhere.

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    The Camel toe to toe with other ale houses in the area,a minor classic in Bethnal Green.
    "Good people drink good beer" Hunter S Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Deliberately risque, or Freudian slip? I'm still not entirely sure, but it raised a smile.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Anyway, my actual nomination would be the curiously named Chemic Tavern (Woodhouse, Leeds).
    In the 19th century, the Woodhouse area was well known for its association with the chemical industry. Both the pub and the street it is on are named after the old Johnston Chemical works whose chief product was sulphuric acid for the tanneries and dye works in the nearby Meanwood Valley. The pub was actually my local for about a year around 1983-4, but I've never been back since. Must make an effort to go.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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