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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Quite a few pubs in Canterbury, and mostly within a sensible walking distance from the East or West stations, but you might need to like Shepherd Neame and you won't find a wide choice in most other places apart from the two 'spoons. Good place as a base for a weekend break for its heritage and visiting the North / East Kent coast micropubs, but perhaps not for a full-day crawl.
    That's blown that Idea then, as I half suspected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Is there anywhere just north of London worth thinking about?
    Chelmsford any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Chelmsford any good?
    I would have thought not as there are not enough good options but there certainly are some. Possibly Colchester might be a better option but it's a lot further and Colchester North is a long way from the town centre. I can't think of anywhere in Essex. The GBG entries are all spread amongst a wide range of towns and villages.

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    Tunbridge Wells has in the last 2 years become a great place for ticking and presumably pubs.Dont know how difficult it is to get to.
    ragged trousers
    pantiles tap
    fuggles beer café
    George
    opera hse
    sankeys
    guinea
    beer boutique
    Bedford
    duke of York
    sussex arms
    framptons
    are all recommended on Scoopgen

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    Camden would be a good crawl if we extended it into Highgate.Loads of good pubs but maybe they have been done by too many pubgalorees already.

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    What about Birmingham.Surely some decent pubs there or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Peterborough is certainly Midlands

    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I would call Peterborough the Midlands but it's arguably a borderline case given that it's in Cambridgeshire.
    #geography galore alert!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Yes and probably no not borderline.
    Sitting on the fence can be pretty painful!

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    Peterborough is easy for most people as it's ECML, but I'd really consider it Midlands as it's roughly the same latitude as Birmingham (52½º N)
    Peterborough is similar latitude to Birmingham, but there's an argument that the line between North and South (and therefore, by implication, where the Midlands lie) is not horizontal on the map. On the other hand, Peterborough is only a recent Cambridge acquisition - it used to be associated with Northamptonshire, which is clearly Midlands. Probably the answer is East, but as that has been determined to consist of Norwich and Moscow and other places that can't be reached, it can't, by definition, include Peterborough because that can be reached by the ECML.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Is there anywhere just north of London worth thinking about? (Preferably on the ECML )
    Just north of London on the ECML? The choice is between Stevenage and Peterborough.


    Tunbridge Wells, anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post

    Tunbridge Wells, anyone?
    Are there enough quality outlets? I don't really know but the JDW is one of the best. A big downside for everyone is a fairly rubbish and slow train service from Charing Cross

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Tunbridge Wells, anyone?
    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Are there enough quality outlets? I don't really know but the JDW is one of the best.
    Fewer pubs than Canterbury, but probably a better bet for a Kent crawl.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    A big downside for everyone is a fairly rubbish and slow train service from Charing Cross
    Four trains per hour and about 55 minutes (or about nine minutes less from London Bridge if coming from Kings Cross, St Pancras or Euston) - not that poor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Four trains per hour and about 55 minutes (or about nine minutes less from London Bridge if coming from Kings Cross, St Pancras or Euston) - not that poor?
    That's more frequent than I thought but it is slow as it really isn't that far. Having said that just about everything South of the river apart from HS1 is slow.

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