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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post

    They don't have any Welsh swear words although some English ones have been given Welsh spellings. "Twll dyn bob Sais" is the term of abuse against the English I've heard of most commonly.
    A few years back a friend of mine, who speaks a little Welsh, was in a pub in Dyfed and ordered a pint of mild. A grumpy local loudly uttered the Welsh for 'black hole' which is apparently their term for the rear orifice and is occasionally applied to the English. My friend turned, smiled, raised his glass and retorted with the Welsh for 'black beer'. The guy spluttered, turned bright red and stormed out, much to the amusement of the other regulars who described him as a miserable old bastard and served him right!
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Around 1986 when I was last in the Brondanw Arms, the staff were chatting in English until we asked for a pint when they reverted to speaking Welsh.
    The opposite happened to me. I used to live in Corwen which is a very Welsh town. When I first visited the Owain Glyndwr Hotel , there was a group of people all speaking Welsh. When I ordered my pint (in English of course), they turned their chairs towards me, said hello and spoke in English for the rest of the night.

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    British craft beer boom stalls as big drinks companies muscle in

    "Eight new breweries open in past year, down from 390 the year before"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    British craft beer boom stalls as big drinks companies muscle in

    "Eight new breweries open in past year, down from 390 the year before"
    Don't know where they got those figures.London had 22 new brewery openings in 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Don't know where they got those figures.London had 22 new brewery openings in 2018.
    Perhaps this figure relates to breweries opening under former railway arches in Hackney alone.

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    "A pubs boss has vowed to make a Sheffield suburb"
    https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/peopl...-out-1-9727226
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    What a total load of crap! It's a mass produced beer by a global abomination so by definition will remain one of the worst things you can buy in a pub or a supermarket. Do these marketing morons really believe all the rubbish they concoct? Surely nobody can be that deluded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Don't know where they got those figures.London had 22 new brewery openings in 2018.
    I'm way out of the loop. There's a "Beers from the Borough" festival in a pub on the Southern Edge of Waltham Forest and they've got two breweries I've never heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    What a total load of crap! It's a mass produced beer by a global abomination so by definition will remain one of the worst things you can buy in a pub or a supermarket. Do these marketing morons really believe all the rubbish they concoct? Surely nobody can be that deluded?
    But but but it'll be served in a stemmed glass from a posh new fount, surely the taste is completely irrelevant with such overwhelming wonders?

    Probably worth twice the price

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