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    I've been tipped that Yarm was a good pub town since working with a Teessider in 2008. Having lived in Stockton a year I took a visit. Within two hours and three pubs I was back where I started on Black Sheep pale.
    Better are the towns between Preston and Manchester. Leyland, Chorley, Bamber Bridge all small towns with multiple offerings each. Nondescript towns punching above their weight..
    Any other comparables?

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    Farnworth near Bolton. I'd planned to visit 8 pubs in a circle from the train station. I found that 7 of them are absolute crap.

    The best of them by a country mile was Bridgewater Hotel a Sam Smiths pub and I don't like Sams beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Farnworth near Bolton. I'd planned to visit 8 pubs in a circle from the train station. I found that 7 of them are absolute crap.

    The best of them by a country mile was Bridgewater Hotel a Sam Smiths pub and I don't like Sams beer.
    I grew up in Walkden, Worsley village was as exotic as it got.

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    With no exceptions the pubs in Newquay ranged from barely tolerable to truly terrible. That’s if you can call any of them pubs.

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    Basingstoke, disappoints and no surprises..
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    Apparently London is pretty shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post
    I've been tipped that Yarm was a good pub town since working with a Teessider in 2008. Having lived in Stockton a year I took a visit. Within two hours and three pubs I was back where I started on Black Sheep pale.
    Better are the towns between Preston and Manchester. Leyland, Chorley, Bamber Bridge all small towns with multiple offerings each. Nondescript towns punching above their weight..
    Any other comparables?
    Bedford springs to mind,a town with a lot of pubs but it's often a struggle to find a good pint.I had three seperate evening attempts last year and cast my net quite wide.There were a number of "walk in and then immediately walk out " on spotting the ale options but through perseverance I eventually found something worth drinking.The Good Beer Guide was no help at all.
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