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    I'll soon be booking advance tickets for September so I'm starting this one off. There is a plethora of other places from previous discussions but I'm going for Loughborough and Stourbridge, both towns that have increased their credentials over the last couple of years.
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    I think I'll be gone by 2919 !

    Well there's no argument it's the turn of the Midlands (depending on how defined ); the usual date is around the second/third Friday in November, which would be the 15th this year although last year it was October.

    The last poll for the Midlands was http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showt...mer-2018-Crawl when Loughborough tied for second place with Newark, Lichfield and Norwich tied for third, Stourbridge was joint last along with Stamford and Bridgnorth. I've been to all those except Norwich and wouldn't be unhappy with any of them.

    Other towns I suppose we might consider would be Northampton, Kettering(!), Grantham, Cambridge even Peterborough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I think I'll be gone by 2919 !

    Well there's no argument it's the turn of the Midlands (depending on how defined ); the usual date is around the second/third Friday in November, which would be the 15th this year although last year it was October.

    The last poll for the Midlands was http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showt...mer-2018-Crawl when Loughborough tied for second place with Newark, Lichfield and Norwich tied for third, Stourbridge was joint last along with Stamford and Bridgnorth. I've been to all those except Norwich and wouldn't be unhappy with any of them.

    Other towns I suppose we might consider would be Northampton, Kettering(!), Grantham, Cambridge even Peterborough?
    Here we go again!

    Shurley Cambridge is in the South. Much further South than last years "border" town Peterborough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I think I'll be gone by 2919 !
    Oh dear, I missed that? I wonder if someone could correct it as I don't think I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Here we go again!

    Shurley Cambridge is in the South. Much further South than last years "border" town Peterborough!
    Hasn't Cambridge been considered for the South? I would call it South as it's in Southern Cambs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Other towns I suppose we might consider would be Northampton, Kettering(!), Grantham, Cambridge even Peterborough?
    My overriding impression of Northampton was that ir was very expensive. Do Kettering and Grantham have enough of interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Oh dear, I missed that? I wonder if someone could correct it as I don't think I can.
    Finally managed to do it. I'm a bit rusty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    My overriding impression of Northampton was that ir was very expensive. Do Kettering and Grantham have enough of interest?
    I don't know anything about Kettering or Grantham,but Northampton is familiar territory and it's never felt anymore expensive that other south Midland towns.There are quite a few pubs worth a visit but if you want to complete all the GBG listed ones there's a fair bit of walking to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    Here we go again!

    Shurley Cambridge is in the South. Much further South than last years "border" town Peterborough!
    gosh that didn't take long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Northampton is familiar territory and it's never felt anymore expensive that other south Midland towns.There are quite a few pubs worth a visit but if you want to complete all the GBG listed ones there's a fair bit of walking to do.
    I had to go back to my reviews as it was over 4 years ago that I went there. I was charged £4.20 for Old Growler in the Wig & Pen and £4.25 for Nene Valley Big Bang in the Lamplighter. To me that's expensive today let alone 4 years ago. I'm pretty sure nearby Rugby and Leicester weren't like that.
    I remember the long distances involved. Norwich has the same problem but probably on an even bigger scale.

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