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    Scotland question would be Lossiermouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcfczuluarmy View Post
    Scotland question would be Lossiermouth.
    I would go for The Saltoun Inn, Fraserburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Re question 11, the JDW web site has a symbol for step free access. It's not a new outlet and it's not the one where the accessible toilet doubles up as the Ladies! The pub search doesn't work for me using Internet Explorer.
    I still don't know what you are looking at, as I cannot find a single comprehensive list anywhere on the website. The Find a Pub database seems to use the symbol for access to the pub, not necessarily the toilet, and it is not a reliable guide, for example several of the Irish ones do not show it, while the Cannon Street station one does!

    Anyway, as people are posting answers, here is my final list:

    1) There are 4 correct answers! Newport, Richmond, St Ives and Wellington
    2) Rochester Castle
    3) Fraserburgh
    4) Lowestoft
    5) Helston
    6) Cork
    7) Ramsgate
    8) Eltham
    9) Maldon/Saffron Walden
    10) Rochester Castle
    11) Wetherspoons, NEC Birmingham (probably not the one you are looking for, but true)
    12) 4
    13) Hare & Hounds, Kidderminster
    14) The Old Station
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    I still don't know what you are looking at, as I cannot find a single comprehensive list anywhere on the website. The Find a Pub database seems to use the symbol for access to the pub, not necessarily the toilet, and it is not a reliable guide, for example several of the Irish ones do not show it, while the Cannon Street station one does!

    Anyway, as people are posting answers, here is my final list:

    1) There are 4 correct answers! Newport, Richmond, St Ives and Wellington
    2) Rochester Castle
    3) Fraserburgh
    4) Lowestoft
    5) Helston
    6) Cork
    7) Ramsgate
    8) Eltham
    9) Maldon/Saffron Walden
    10) Rochester Castle
    11) Wetherspoons, NEC Birmingham (probably not the one you are looking for, but true)
    12) 4
    13) Hare & Hounds, Kidderminster
    14) The Old Station
    The Rochester Castle (JD Wetherspoon) - this should have spawned the question: Which branch is home to the most drunk and depressing customers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    The Rochester Castle (JD Wetherspoon) - this should have spawned the question: Which branch is home to the most drunk and depressing customers?
    Have you been to the Elephant & Castle and Peckham outlets? Mind you, I did go there one summer morning and there was a bloke completely off his face, without a shirt and being escorted out. The ones away from London don't seem as bad as they have less of a history as drinking houses. I know there are exceptions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    The Rochester Castle (JD Wetherspoon) - this should have spawned the question: Which branch is home to the most drunk and depressing customers?
    I always tip the Shitehelm as a favourite for that title. The lingering odour of last night's vomit rather spoils any breakfast-time enjoyment. Or it did when someone made me go there for breakfast c2003. It might have moved upmarket since.
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    ANSWERS

    1) I had in mind St Ives in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire although I believe Thr Cambs one was originally in the County Of Huntingdon. I completely overlooked Newport & Wellington so they are correct. Richmond?? I can only think of the Yorkshire one. Nobody suggested Kingston or Newcastle which are correct if tou ignore the river bit.

    2) N16, Rochester Castle.

    3) Fraserburgh (the Saltoun Inn) but Elgin runs it close.Inverness and Peterhead are clearly South of them.

    4) Lowestoft (the Joseph Conrad) but Great Yarmouth anf nearby Gorleston are close.

    5) Helston (the Coinage Hall) in Cornwall.

    6) Cork (the Linen Weaver) in Ireland by miles!

    7) Ramsgate, the Royal Victoria Pavilion

    8) SE9 Eltham, the Banker's Draft. The Central Bar in Carrickfergus is believed to be smaller but includes an upstairs room for food.

    9) Saffron Walden & Maldon

    10) N16, Rochester Castle

    11) E10, the Drum was the answer I was after. The Rochester Castle is older so if you assume it's an old one and check the disabled access on the JDW site you'll get it. It's not totally disabled unfriendly as you could get a wheelchair there via the rear patio but there's no downstairs WC and steps up to the bar.
    I would imagine the NEC has disabled toilets within the building.

    12) 4

    13) THe Hare & Hounds in Kidderminster. It was still a Batham's House in the mid 1990s. It's in a suburb called Broadwaters. How come so many knew this one??

    14) It's Welsh for "The Old Station".
    This was added at the last minute when I realised there were only 13 questions!

    Pangolin got the most right, 13 with a question mark over 11. I don't think anyone else attempted that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    ANSWERS

    1) I had in mind St Ives in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire although I believe Thr Cambs one was originally in the County Of Huntingdon. I completely overlooked Newport & Wellington so they are correct. Richmond?? I can only think of the Yorkshire one. Nobody suggested Kingston or Newcastle which are correct if tou ignore the river bit.

    2) N16, Rochester Castle.

    3) Fraserburgh (the Saltoun Inn) but Elgin runs it close.Inverness and Peterhead are clearly South of them.

    4) Lowestoft (the Joseph Conrad) but Great Yarmouth anf nearby Gorleston are close.

    5) Helston (the Coinage Hall) in Cornwall.

    6) Cork (the Linen Weaver) in Ireland by miles!

    7) Ramsgate, the Royal Victoria Pavilion

    8) SE9 Eltham, the Banker's Draft. The Central Bar in Carrickfergus is believed to be smaller but includes an upstairs room for food.

    9) Saffron Walden & Maldon

    10) N16, Rochester Castle

    11) E10, the Drum was the answer I was after. The Rochester Castle is older so if you assume it's an old one and check the disabled access on the JDW site you'll get it. It's not totally disabled unfriendly as you could get a wheelchair there via the rear patio but there's no downstairs WC and steps up to the bar.
    I would imagine the NEC has disabled toilets within the building.

    12) 4

    13) THe Hare & Hounds in Kidderminster. It was still a Batham's House in the mid 1990s. It's in a suburb called Broadwaters. How come so many knew this one??

    14) It's Welsh for "The Old Station".
    This was added at the last minute when I realised there were only 13 questions!

    Pangolin got the most right, 13 with a question mark over 11. I don't think anyone else attempted that one!
    Maybe I should have known 11 as I have been there twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Maybe I should have known 11 as I have been there twice.
    I no longer go there because of the steps. The Gent's staircase has one really steep one just before the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    ANSWERS

    1) I had in mind St Ives in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire although I believe Thr Cambs one was originally in the County Of Huntingdon. I completely overlooked Newport & Wellington so they are correct. Richmond?? I can only think of the Yorkshire one. Nobody suggested Kingston or Newcastle which are correct if tou ignore the river bit.

    2) N16, Rochester Castle.

    3) Fraserburgh (the Saltoun Inn) but Elgin runs it close.Inverness and Peterhead are clearly South of them.

    4) Lowestoft (the Joseph Conrad) but Great Yarmouth anf nearby Gorleston are close.

    5) Helston (the Coinage Hall) in Cornwall.

    6) Cork (the Linen Weaver) in Ireland by miles!

    7) Ramsgate, the Royal Victoria Pavilion

    8) SE9 Eltham, the Banker's Draft. The Central Bar in Carrickfergus is believed to be smaller but includes an upstairs room for food.

    9) Saffron Walden & Maldon

    10) N16, Rochester Castle

    11) E10, the Drum was the answer I was after. The Rochester Castle is older so if you assume it's an old one and check the disabled access on the JDW site you'll get it. It's not totally disabled unfriendly as you could get a wheelchair there via the rear patio but there's no downstairs WC and steps up to the bar.
    I would imagine the NEC has disabled toilets within the building.

    12) 4

    13) THe Hare & Hounds in Kidderminster. It was still a Batham's House in the mid 1990s. It's in a suburb called Broadwaters. How come so many knew this one??

    14) It's Welsh for "The Old Station".
    This was added at the last minute when I realised there were only 13 questions!

    Pangolin got the most right, 13 with a question mark over 11. I don't think anyone else attempted that one!
    Oh dear! Only 2 and a half! (without the web help) It's no wonder why I always have so many 'spoons vouchers left at the expiry of each sheet!

    Sorry - 3 1/2. I can't count either!
    Last edited by AlanH; 08-01-2020 at 13:28.

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