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    After a fallow year, I am back with a new challenge for this year.

    It's "county in a (long) weekend". So I'm aiming to do all the pubs in Rutland between opening time on Thursday and late Sunday afternoon along with Jimmy, Deggy and his trusty steed, the Blue Flame.

    https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/counties/rutland/

    I'll be tweeting @SirQuinno under the hashtag #RutlandWeekendBeervision

    Wish me luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    After a fallow year, I am back with a new challenge for this year.

    It's "county in a (long) weekend". So I'm aiming to do all the pubs in Rutland between opening time on Thursday and late Sunday afternoon along with Jimmy, Deggy and his trusty steed, the Blue Flame.

    https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/counties/rutland/

    I'll be tweeting @SirQuinno under the hashtag #RutlandWeekendBeervision

    Wish me luck
    Sounds like a great challenge. Best of luck - looking forward to reading the reviews!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    After a fallow year, I am back with a new challenge for this year.

    It's "county in a (long) weekend". So I'm aiming to do all the pubs in Rutland between opening time on Thursday and late Sunday afternoon along with Jimmy, Deggy and his trusty steed, the Blue Flame.

    https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/counties/rutland/

    I'll be tweeting @SirQuinno under the hashtag #RutlandWeekendBeervision

    Wish me luck
    That's impressive,I wonder whether you will find some "new " pubs to add to the site ?

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    After a fallow year, I am back with a new challenge for this year.

    It's "county in a (long) weekend". So I'm aiming to do all the pubs in Rutland between opening time on Thursday and late Sunday afternoon along with Jimmy, Deggy and his trusty steed, the Blue Flame.

    https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/counties/rutland/

    I'll be tweeting @SirQuinno under the hashtag #RutlandWeekendBeervision

    Wish me luck
    It should be easily doable providing opening hours don't interfere too much.

    There will be former Ruddles pubs on your list so here is a list I cobbled up from a 1970s document :-

    Black Bull, Market Overton ; Free ; Former Everards
    Blue Dog, Sewstern ; Free?
    Bull Hotel, Market Deeping ; Everards
    Carington Arms, Ashby Folville ; Free?
    Cheney Arms, Gaddesby ; Everards
    Crown Hotel, Uppingham ; Everards
    Dolphin, Stamford ; Wells ; CLOSED
    Elephant & Castle, Pterborough ; CLOSED
    Exeter Arms, Uppingham ; Free ; Former Everards
    Fox & Goose, Illston-on-the-Hill ; Everards
    Fox & Hounds, Old Somerby ; Free? ;
    Golden Fleece, South Croxton ; Free?
    Golden Fleece, Stamford ; Everards ;
    Greenacres, St Neots ; CLOSED
    Green Man, Stamford ; Free ;
    Griffin Inn, Irnam Nr Grantham ; Free?
    Hurdler, Stamford ; Everards ;
    Jackson Stops, Stretton Nr Oakham ; Free? ;
    Kings Head, Morton Nr Bourne ; CLOSED / DEMOLISHED
    Knights Lodge, Corby ; Everards ;
    Millstone Inn, Barnack ; Everards
    Noel Arms, Langham Nr Oakham ; Punch ; Former Brewery Tap
    Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray ; Free ; Now Noels Arms
    Queens Head, Billesdon ; Everards
    Reindeer, Stamford ; Renamed to Daniel Lambert ; Free ;
    Royal Oak, Duddington ; Free ;
    Shuckburgh Arms, Southwick ; Free ;
    Shuckburgh Arms, Stoke Doyle Nr Oundle ; Free ;
    Sun Inn, Cottesmore Nr Oakham ; Everards
    Talbot, Gretton ; Free / GK ;
    Thorold Arms, Marston Nr Grantham ; Free ;
    Three Crowns, Somerby ; CLOSED in residential use ;
    White Lion, Whissendine Nr Oakham ; Everards
    Willoughby Arms, Little Bytham Nr Grantham ; Free
    windmill Inn, Redmile ; Free


    Don't take the Free tag literally, just about all chain pubs call themselves Free Houses nowadays. I created it a few years ago so it may be out of date.
    Good luck with it!!

    I vaguely remember Rutland Weekend Television.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    After a fallow year, I am back with a new challenge for this year.

    It's "county in a (long) weekend". So I'm aiming to do all the pubs in Rutland between opening time on Thursday and late Sunday afternoon along with Jimmy, Deggy and his trusty steed, the Blue Flame.

    https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/counties/rutland/

    I'll be tweeting @SirQuinno under the hashtag #RutlandWeekendBeervision

    Wish me luck
    I have all the faith in you. Have you got a 'freedom of Rutland' bus ticket?
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    Doing halves? I could do that doing pints from Friday to Sunday no problem.

    Disclaimer I've looked at a number and no logistics of undertaking said task...

    Obviously good luck. Can I come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Dragon View Post
    I have all the faith in you. Have you got a 'freedom of Rutland' bus ticket?
    I'm assuming Jimmy & Deggy are the chauffeurs. Their surname isn't Parker is it?

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    A slap-paste of the research - it's the number of late-afternoon closers that are the logistical concern!

    Deggy is the chauffeur. Jimmy is a mate of mine (and currently Chair of Reading CAMRA). And we all love a challenge!

    # Pub Area Opening times Notes JM notes
    1 Old Buttercross, The (Panniers Way, LE15 7US) Barleythorpe 11 TO 11 Early opener New build Marston's pub
    2 Exeter Arms (Main Street, LE15 8EQ) Barrowden Thu: 12-3; 6-10:30; Fri-Sat: 12-3; 6-11; Sun: 12-6 AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-SAT Proper pub with gastro tendencies
    3 Blue Bell (Shepherds Walk, PE9 4JG) Belmesthorpe 12-2.30, 6-11 Tue-Thu; 12-2.30, 5-11 Fri; 12-11 Sat & Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI Village pub with draught Bass!
    4 Sun Inn, The (Main Street, LE15 9LB) Belton In Rutland 6-11 Mon-Fri; 12-2, 6-11 Sat; 12-2 Sun LATE OPENER THU-FRI, AFTERNOON CLOSER SAT-SUN Old coaching inn, proper boozer
    5 Blue Ball (6 Cedar Street, LE15 8QS) Braunston 12-2.30, 6-11 Tue-Fri; 12-2.30, 5-11 Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-10 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI Oldest pub in Rutland, Marstons
    6 Old Plough, The (High Street, LE15 8QU) Braunston 12-2.30, 6-11 Mon-Thu; 12-2.30, 5-11 Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI Proper pub
    7 Castle Inn, The (Station House Main Street, LE16 8RT) Caldecott 11 to 11 Looks like a restaurant though Need to buy food if you want a drink
    8 Plough Inn, The (16 Main Street, LE16 8RS) Caldecott 6-11 Mon-Fri; 11-3.30, 6-11 Sat & Sun BARELY OPEN!!! Top priority! Proper pub
    9 Olive Branch, The (Main Street, LE15 7SH) Clipsham 11-11 (WP claims Thu-Fri afternoon close but is 4 years OOD) Aimed at diners
    10 Sun Inn, The (25 Main Street, LE15 7DH) Cottesmore 11-3, 5-11 Mon-Fri; 11.30-Midnight Sat; 11.30-4 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI Everards pub
    11 Wheatsheaf (5 King Edward Way, LE15 8EZ) Edith Weston 12-2.30, 6-11 Mon-Fri; 11.30-11 Sat; 11.30-10.30 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI Everards pub
    12 White Horse Inn (2 Main Street, LE15 8PS) Empingham 10-11; 12-8 Sun Early opener Traditional village pub
    13 Fox & Hounds Inn, The (The Green, LE15 8AP) Exton 11 TO 11 Early opener Large old coaching inn, might be a bit foodie
    14 Old Pheasant Inn, The (15 Main Road, LE15 9BP) Glaston 11.30-11 Mon-Thu; 11.30-11.30 Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun Note late Friday opening Village pub with food and beer
    15 Crown Inn, The (Main Street, PE9 4AP) Great Casterton 11-11 Mon-Fri; 11-Midnight Sat; 12-11 Sun Check times Pub pub
    16 Greetham Valley (Wood Lane, LE15 7SN) Greetham 7 to 11 Hotel & Golf club Think you might need to be a member
    17 Plough, The (23 Main Street, LE15 7NJ) Greetham Thu-Fri 12-close; Sat 9.30am–Close; Sun 12–10 Early Saturday opener! Old fashioned boozer
    18 Wheatsheaf (1 Stretton Road, LE15 7NP) Greetham Tue-Thu 12-3.00, 6–Close; Fri-Sun 12- AFTERNOON CLOSER THU Country pub
    19 Finch's Arms (Oakham Road, LE15 8TL) Hambleton Fri-Sat 11-midnight (11 Thu); Sun 11- Early opening and late closing! Possibly foodie
    20 Northwick Arms, The (High Street, PE9 3TA) Ketton 5-11 Thu-Sat; 12-8.30 Sun NO AFTERNOON OPENING 5PM THU-SAT Traditional village local
    21 Railway Inn, The (Church Road, PE9 3RD) Ketton 5-11 Mon-Fri; 12-11.30 Sat; 12-11 Sun NO AFTERNOON OPENING 5PM THU-FRI Traditional village local
    22 Noel Arms (Bridge Street, LE15 7HU) Langham 12 to 11 Former Ruddles brewery tap, now Greedy King
    23 Wheatsheaf Inn, The (2 Burley Road, LE15 7HY) Langham 12-close POTY runner-up 2017 What Quinno said
    24 Marquess Of Exeter Hotel (Main Street, LE15 9LT) Lyddington 12 to 11 Foodie place with boring beer
    25 Old White Hart, The (51 Main Street, LE15 9LR) Lyddington Mon-Sat 12-2, 6.30-9; 12-2.30 Sun BARELY OPEN!!! Top priority! Traditional country pub
    26 Horse And Jockey (2 St Marys Road, LE15 8SU) Manton 11-11 Mon-Fri; 10-11 Sat; 10-10 Sun Village pub
    27 Black Bull Inn (2 Teigh Road, LE15 7PW) Market Overton 12-3, 6-11 Tue-Sat; 12-6 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-SAT Traditional village pub
    28 Country Lounge (Glaston Road, LE15 9DL) Morcott 10 to 10 Early opener! Former Little Chef!
    29 Fox, The (1 Pinfold Lane, LE15 8LE) North Luffenham 12-2.30, 5.30-11 Thu-Fri; 12-11 Sat; 11.30- Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI. CAMRA POTY 2016 and 2017 What Quinno said
    30 Admiral Hornblower, The (64 High Street, LE15 6AS) Oakham 11-11 (midnight Fri-Sat) Note late opening Probably quite foodie
    31 Captain Noel Newton (JD Wetherspoon), (55 High Street, LE15 6AJ) Oakham Spoons times! Early opener Spoons-a-roony
    32 Crown Tavern Oakham 9am-Midnight Tue-Sat; 10-11 Sun 'Bistro and bar'
    33 Grainstore Brewery Tap (Station Approach, LE15 6RA) Oakham 11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri; 9am-Midnight Sat; 9am-11 Sun Early opener and later closer! Should be decent beer!
    34 Lord Nelson, The (11 Market Place, LE15 6DT) Oakham 11-11 (12 Fri-Sat) Early opener and later closer! Traditional refurbed pub
    35 Mill Street (6 Mill Street, LE15 6EA) Oakham 11-11 (12 Fri-Sat) Early opener and later closer! Foodie
    36 Railway, The (Station Road, LE15 6QU) Oakham 12 to 12 Traditional pub
    37 Royal Duke, The (8 West Road, LE15 6LU) Oakham 12 to 11 NCA!! No real ale according to WhatPub
    38 Wheatsheaf, The (Northgate, LE15 6QS) Oakham 11.30-2.30, 5.30-11 Mon-Thu; 11.30-11.30 Fri-Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU Everards boozer
    39 Whipper-In Hotel (Market Place, LE15 6DT) Oakham 11-11 (12 Fri-Sat) Early opener and later closer! Former coaching inn
    40 Green Dragon, The (The Square, PE9 4HJ) Ryhall 12-2.30, 5-11 Tue-Fri; 12-11 Sat & Sun (website says 12 from Fri) CLOSES AFTERNOONS THU-(FRI?). Rutland POTY. Black pud pizza! Real ale + pizza oven
    41 Wicked Witch, The (Bridge Street, PE9 4HH) Ryhall 12-2.30, 6-11 Tue-Sat; 12-4 Sun CLOSES AFTERNOONS THU-SAT Marstons pub
    42 George & Dragon, The (Main Street, LE15 9HU) Seaton Thu 5-11; Fri-Sun 12-close AFTERNOON CLOSER THU Draught bass!
    43 Boot & Shoe, The (The Street, LE15 8NX) South Luffenham 12-2.30, 6.30-9 Wed-Sat; 12-2.30 Sun BARELY OPEN!!! Top priority! No idea what they will sell
    44 Coach House, The (Stamford Road, LE15 8NT) South Luffenham Thu-Sat 12-2.30, 5-11; Sun 12-9 (WP says all day) CLOSES AFTERNOONS THU-SAT Includes CAMRA discount
    45 Jackson Stops Inn (Manor Road, LE15 7RA) Stretton Tue-Sat 12-3, 6.30-9.30; 12-3.30 Sun BARELY OPEN!!! Top priority! More of a restaurant than a pub
    46 Crown Hotel (High Street East, LE15 9PY) Uppingham 10-11 Mon-Thu; 10-Midnight Fri & Sat; 10-11 Sun Early opener Everards pub
    47 Don Paddy's (7-8 Market Place, LE15 9QH) Uppingham 8 to 11 Early opener Café bar with real ale
    48 Exeter Arms, The (Leicester Road, LE15 9SB) Uppingham 11 to 11 Check times Old school boozer
    49 Falcon Hotel (High Street East, LE15 9PY) Uppingham 12 to 11 Greedy King
    50 Royal Oak (Queen Street, LE15 9QR) Uppingham 11-12.30am Mon-Thu; 11-1.30am Fri & Sat; 12-12.30am Sun Early opener and late closer Who knows!
    51 Vaults, The (4 Market Place, LE15 9QH) Uppingham 11 TO 11 Check times Marsons but possibly guest beers
    52 White Lion Inn (38 Main Street, LE15 7ET) Whissendine 12-3, 5-11 Tue-Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-FRI Everards boozer
    53 Noel Arms, The (Main Road, LE15 8BW) Whitwell 12-2, 6-9 BARELY OPEN!!! Top priority! Possibly foodie
    54 Kings Arms Inn (Top Street, LE15 8SE) Wing 12-3, 6.30-11; 12-4 Sun AFTERNOON CLOSER THU-SAT Foodie pub with Greedy King & Marstons beer

    Check still closed
    White Horse Inn (Little Acre Stamford Road, LE15 9DU) Morcott
    Three Horseshoes, The (66 Main Street, LE15 7ET) Whissendine
    Merry Monk, The (12 Church Street, LE15 6AA) Oakham Town
    Three Crowns, The (42 Northgate, LE15 6QS) Oakham Town
    White Lion Hotel (30 Melton Road, LE15 6AY) Oakham Town
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    ^^^ That's research LOL. I'd just ring them all and then make my list. Free minutes and all that.

    How do these fit into Rutland?


    Belmesthorpe (1 pub), Caldecott (2 pubs), Great Casterton (1 pub), Ketton (2 pubs), Ryhall (2 pubs), Tinwell (0 pubs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I'm assuming Jimmy & Deggy are the chauffeurs. Their surname isn't Parker is it?
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