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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    Yes, and some time back Charles said he wanted to be titled King George VII if he ever accedes (it's one of his middle names).
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    [QUOTE=Komakino;86765][url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk
    bit careless really.
    Hounslow the borough I live in has lost 42% and I don't think anybody local is that bothered. Mostly pubs that no-one cares about. The Magpie and Crown has had a compulsory purchase order served on it as they want to demolish and rebuild the High St. That one will be missed if it goes.

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    [QUOTE=london calling;86789]
    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
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    bit careless really.
    Hounslow the borough I live in has lost 42% and I don't think anybody local is that bothered. Mostly pubs that no-one cares about. The [B]Magpie and Crown[/B] has had a compulsory purchase order served on it as they want to demolish and rebuild the High St. That one will be missed if it goes.
    That would be a tragedy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Komakino View Post
    Waltham Forest's losses have hardly bothered me. The Walthamstow ones are largely on the East side of town apart from some pubco owned suburban barns. Chingford Hatch is a sad case as the one remaining pub even failed as an Enterprise managed house (no surprise for me). The percentage lost in Chingford must be higher than the 44% quoted and I would guarantee is higher in Leyton.

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    Default Goodbye to potty-mouthed pints: swearing has been banned in Samuel Smith’s pubs


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    This place http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/19963/ will be empty then.
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    Given the dirtiness of most pub patrons, and how cash gets exchanged, I dread to think how many bugs get transferred by the bar staff putting a straw in your drink...! Never had a beer from a straw though.

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    When I was a student a regular event was a pub crawl with straws. I think the theory was that drinking beer through a straw got you pissed faster, though when you're 19 it doesn't take very long at the best of times. It being the late seventies the beer in most London pubs was highly carbonated keg, which outgassed in your mouth when sucked up through a straw: an odd sensation to say the least.

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