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    Default What took him so long! :-)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...int-local.html

    I can,t think why he chose the 1990 edition if he started his crawl in 2005, i bet quite a few of them had shut down.

    Fair play to the lad though.

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    Fantastic story, now if we can just get his 700 reviews.

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    17,000 pubs in 26 years, thats averaging close to two a day which is quite impressive...

    Must have an impressive back catalogue. Conrad should sign him up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossste View Post
    I can,t think why he chose the 1990 edition if he started his crawl in 2005, i bet quite a few of them had shut down.
    Yeah, this whole story is very confusing. I get the impression he started doing GBG pubs in 1984 with that years version of the guide.

    He didn't finish the 1984 guide until 2005 and then made a start on the 700 new pubs that appeared in the 1990 guide. Although back in 2005 he was saying he might start on the 1987 guide.

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    I spotted this in the paper yesterday. It's the sort of stupid thing I would do. Now, where's my current Yellow Pages.

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    Currently working on GBG 2002.. Done 120 pubs plus around 50 pubs either closed or changed pub's name.

    At last count since 1995 I have visited over 1,500 pubs around the UK. Sampled beer in every county except Cumbria.

    Done 57 Tamworth pubs in single day for charity using only public transport and walking.

    Now currently trying to visit every football league grounds (33 out of 92) and First Class Cricket grounds.. I done 15 so far..
    J.D Wetherspoon = Home of Hoppy: The Silk Kite, Tamworth.. http://www.tamworthblog.co.uk/2009/0...-blogs-review/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopwas View Post
    Done 57 Tamworth pubs in single day for charity using only public transport and walking.
    Can you define "done"! Even at half a pint a pub this would be way off the scale to all but Oliver Reed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    Can you define "done"! Even at half a pint a pub this would be way off the scale to all but Oliver Reed.
    It was done in shandy halves then in last 5 pubs replace with proper bitter halves.
    J.D Wetherspoon = Home of Hoppy: The Silk Kite, Tamworth.. http://www.tamworthblog.co.uk/2009/0...-blogs-review/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopwas View Post
    It was done in shandy halves then in last 5 pubs replace with proper bitter halves.
    Good grief whatever next? Lemonade tops!

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    I think after the first three I would have lost interest in the charity bit and decided to settle for a comfortable perch. But Well Done Hoppy for having the strength of character to do it. The shandy halves would have made me feel ill, too sweet for me.

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