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    Pussy Galore No 1 Oggwyn Trench's Avatar
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    I know i am slightly biased but the Station is the best pub in Oakengates , the variety and quality of beers are superb , the Fighting Cocks suffers from being a managed house with a high turnover of managers , they got through 5 last year , they are on their 2nd since Hop and Stagger took over a few months ago soon to be on their 3rd . The Crown could be much better , but to many weeks just has to many boring beers on Goffs , Tring , etc .

    Another strange trait is locals from the Station will wander up the Fighting Cocks for a pint or two , and locals from the Fighting Cocks will wander down to the Station for a pint or two , very rare that any cross the road to the Crown.

    Local CAMRA bigwigs prefer the Crown and dislike the Station which comfirms my theory they have not got a clue .

    Local CAMRA pub of the year is the White Hart in Shifnal and Town pub of the Year the Cock Hotel in Wellington , the reviews on here suggest we have different ideas .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    I know i am slightly biased but the Station is the best pub in Oakengates , the variety and quality of beers are superb , the Fighting Cocks suffers from being a managed house with a high turnover of managers , they got through 5 last year , they are on their 2nd since Hop and Stagger took over a few months ago soon to be on their 3rd . The Crown could be much better , but to many weeks just has too many boring beers on Goffs , Tring , etc .
    Having visited Oakengates a few times recently at different times of the day, I agree the Station is the best for both atmosphere and beer. The Crown was very quiet on a Saturday lunch and full with a young crowd in the evening. The Station had a more regular trade both lunch and evening. On our Friday, the Crown had a much smaller beer range, the Fighting Cocks was surprisingly quiet but the station was full of life. Oh, and they have Bathams. Not Oggwyn's cup of tea but a long term favourite of mine. Worth travelling from Wales for. The pies are great too!
    They are all still good pubs and I would not mind any of them just down the road to add to the Bridge End at Ruabon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    I would not mind any of them just down the road to add to the Bridge End at Ruabon.

    That's one of the two pubs I thought should be on that Wales list I posted the other day. The other one was the Neuadd Arms in Llanwrtyd Wells.
    As an occasional visitor to Oakengates I would ALWAYS visit all three! I'd leave the Station until last in case I got "stuck".

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    Just announced today , Wellington Station is to have a major refurb which will include a Micro Brewery , hopefully they will have a Brewery Tap on the Station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    Just announced today , Wellington Station is to have a major refurb which will include a Micro Brewery , hopefully they will have a Brewery Tap on the Station.
    Good excuse for a return visit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    Just announced today , Wellington Station is to have a major refurb which will include a Micro Brewery , hopefully they will have a Brewery Tap on the Station.
    Don't suppose it'll be done by September when I'm there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Don't suppose it'll be done by September when I'm there?
    No chance , if it was the Town Centre they would spend/waste millions on it getting it done .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Good excuse for a return visit!
    Who needs an excuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Who needs an excuse?
    Me! I am full of excuses, so that means plenty of visits.

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