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    Red face Oh dear, self promotion FAIL

    Dave just pointed this out to me: The Masons Arms, Billinge.

    Someone needs to think a bit more about how to subtly promote a location.

    In defence of the publican, this would appear to be the web site designer they have chosen to use rather than their efforts.

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    Bit silly of Tony Sankey, but no doubt it will increase the hits on the web site he designed for them, and thus "prove" how well it is attracting interest

    It does seem to be a nice pub from their own blurb though, and CAMRA pub to boot. Not one I shall ever visit as not in my location
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    Agree bit silly, but harmless enough as this does look like a good pub and not someone trying to big up a sh*t hole.

    I had to laugh that he scored it 10 stars on the first review, but only 9 on the second.
    I guess this was because he had to knock one off for, despite having a very impressive range of ales for May, the front page of the web site shows a glass of red wine.....
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    As you say, completely harmless (although I could take it as a chance to rant about ratings , actually that does make it funny that his second review is 9 star as that one carries the average), so we wont delete it. I do however approve of pointing and laughing.

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    I spotted one last week where a young lady had given a glowing review of a pub which was the only one she had reviewed. I then looked through all of the photos of the inside of the pub, which were submitted by her.

    I then realised that she had scored the pub 9/10... How I laughed!

    I think that it is great when an owner/manager posts a description of the pub they are affiliated with as it shows a bit of get-up-and-go and usually accurately lists facilties etc. I'll never understand why they feel the need to pass themselves off as a customer though, what's the point? they will be found out and look silly as it is difficult to post a review of somewhere you work without going over the top in detail and praise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post

    I then realised that she had scored the pub 9/10... How I laughed!
    I wonder what was wrong with the place to only warrant 9/10

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    And you can really taste the hops!

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    And to think i went to Bury St Edmunds a couple of years and missed that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Gazebo View Post
    urgh, UNNECESSARY CAPS LOCK is up there with Comic Sans when it comes to things that make me annoyed about the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    ... up there with Comic Sans when it comes to things that make me annoyed about the internet
    ??? I had to look that up...

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