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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Did you see the letter in WB from that muppet in Blackpool advising the journalist in question of five London pubs regularly selling Bass? One is the E17 Flower Pot which I've only been in once over 40 years ago. I'm pretty sure it no longer sells Bass and hasn't done so for years.
    According to an update in WhatPub (10/09/2019) it was selling Bass until "recently". Actually, that could have been an older update...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    According to an update in WhatPub (10/09/2019) it was selling Bass until "recently". Actually, that could have been an older update...
    The comment is out of date.
    It used to be a Wenlock brewery house which is the reason it was a Bass stronghold along with a landlord who cared about the beer. The whole point is that Bass isn't Bass any more after being downgraded by Bass Charrington and today being any old rubbish from Marston's. It would appear that some people just can't see how a once great beer no longer exists. I may be slightly younger than Roger Protz but if he's been drinking Bass for the last 30 plus years believing that it hadn't changed then he doesn't deserve any recognition or respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I may be slightly younger than Roger Protz but if he's been drinking Bass for the last 30 plus years believing that it hadn't changed then he doesn't deserve any recognition or respect.
    This would be the Roger Protz who thought you couldn't have such a thing as Black IPA or that Ind Coope Burton Ale was a typical example of the original Burton Ales (the dark, strong and sweetish ones) or that 19th C IPAs were very strong for the time?

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    Apparently 11th April is National Bass day according to this member of the cabal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Apparently 11th April is National Bass day according to this member of the cabal.
    No wonder I never come across it : only two outlets in Kent, neither of which I know, none in Sussex, and none in that part of North Yorkshire that I sometimes frequent. Don't often find meself in the Midlands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Apparently 11th April is National Bass day according to this member of the cabal.
    I'd not had the stuff since the '70s and haven't seen it sold in London since. Had a pint of it at one of the pubs in Portsmouth and then again in Shrewsbury and rather wish I hadn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I'd not had the stuff since the '70s and haven't seen it sold in London since. Had a pint of it at one of the pubs in Portsmouth and then again in Shrewsbury and rather wish I hadn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    You can get it here if you fancy another go.
    I don't know why I didn't visit when I photographed the place way back. No surprise that the Bass trademark is still displayed on the pub - a red warning triangle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    You can get it here if you fancy another go.
    Was in there last night and its the best seller from 10 cask beers and they have been selling it for at least 50 years continuously. Don't think much of it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Was in there last night and its the best seller from 10 cask beers and they have been selling it for at least 50 years continuously. Don't think much of it myself.
    Wow! A quality beer emporium and Bass is the best seller? Such is the power of the external advertising, I fell for the similar vintage branding at The Cross Foxes and then regretted my choice.

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