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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I think you are being a bit generous with your "OK" there, Gill! I thought it was lazy and generic, and a complete rip off. It's bad enough charging £5.50 a pint in Lancashire, but then to charge £3 for a half - well, words fail me. They don't do that in London*, so why do they think it's OK to do that in Lancashire. Is it too late to organise a boycott?


    [This should really be in the "How much?" thread.]

    * For example, the Parcel Yard at Kings Cross station - yes, it's expensive with London Pride at £5.80 and ESB at £5.90, but at least the halves are also half the price: £2.95 for the ESB last time I was there in March. The worst I've come across before is the Draughtsman on Doncaster station: the half is calculated by halving the price of a pint, rounding up to the next 10p, then adding 10p on top! So a pint at £4.10 would be £2.20 for a half. This is why I go to the Little Plough, five minutes walk from the station, if I'm changing trains in Donny: £2.80 a pint.
    I did most pubs in Mayfair last October, all of which are pretty much chains. Ignoring keg offerings, the average price of a half over six pubs was £2.62, the highest being £2.80, the lowest £2.30 in The Burlington Arms. Halves in the Southampton/Cock are £2.21 for a standard beer and any typical London alehouse charges well under a fiver for a standard pint, so £3.00 for a half of 3.5% beer is an absolute rip-off.

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    I did warn you all about Hopwoods
    Glad it was a good day - I think Preston is a superb place for beer these days, and the Black Horse is one of my favourite pubs in the country. Hopefully I can make it to one of these crawls soon.

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    Just got back - after nailing Preston I then went to see my parents the following day and ticked off all the GBG/Spoons/Sam's pubs from Fleetwood to Blackpool North

    Manchester's GBG pubs continue to be a source of perpetual disappointment, as I discovered either side of those two days.

    Preston was a really good day out and far exceeded my (admittedly low) expectations!

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    A thoroughly good day. I missed out the northern end to get the train home but I think I will have to go back to Preston somewhen!

    Here's a couple of pics from Winckley St. Did anyone get the outside group shot at the Orchard (or was it Guild Ale)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    A thoroughly good day. I missed out the northern end to get the train home but I think I will have to go back to Preston somewhen!

    Here's a couple of pics from Winckley St. Did anyone get the outside group shot at the Orchard (or was it Guild Ale)?

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    Bloody hell, we all look happy on that one don't we.

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    Finally got round to sorting the pics from a very boozy weekend...

    20220422_114649.jpg - Seeing a Lizard, Preston's go-to guy for knowing the pubs

    20220422_132437.jpg - Booze Brothers

    20220422_140103.jpg - Ray just realises how much he's paid at Hopwoods

    20220422_163802.jpg - Deep in notetaking...

    20220422_171629.jpg - Classic Strongers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    20220422_140103.jpg - Ray just realises how much he's paid at Hopwoods

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