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    10 Favourite Local Pubs:

    The Belvedere
    The Caledonia
    The Dispensary
    Fly In The Loaf
    The Grapes (Knight St)
    Peter Kavanaghs
    Roscoe Head
    Sanctuary (Lime St)
    Ship And Mitre
    The Vernon

    All Liverpool City Centre.
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    Masons Arms, Billinge
    Turks Head, St Helens
    Talbot, St Helens
    Cricketers Arms, St Helens
    Swan & Railway, Wigan
    Wigan Central, Wigan
    Eagle & Child, Billinge
    Delph Tavern, Orrell
    Junction, Rainford
    Railway, Garswood

    I miss all of them!

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    I've been to eight of Al's and half of Brainy's.

    My ten:

    Blake Hotel
    Ecclesall Ale Club
    Devonshire Cat
    Shakespeares Ale House
    Crow Inn
    Kelham Island Tavern
    Fat Cat
    Gardeners Rest
    Wellington
    Sheffield Tap

    ...all but two are within a 20 minute walk from my house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I've been to eight of Al's and half of Brainy's.

    My ten:

    ...all but two are within a 20 minute walk from my house.
    Lucky you!

    I have some lovely pubs within about a 25-minute walk from my flat but I also have some dreadful GK central London muck too. My best/nearest are essentially all lovely places to drink but generally have a poor ale choice and/or charge prices which would scare off Mark Zuckerberg:


    The Cock & Bottle
    Elephant & Castle
    The Elgin
    The Hero of Maida
    The Ladbroke Arms
    The Prince Alfred
    Uxbridge Arms
    The Warrington Hotel
    Warwick Castle
    Windsor Castle

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    Ah to live in a city,now since I've moved a village three miles further south west, I no longer have any favourite pubs in sensible walking distance, pubs yes, but I'd rather not bother.The only upside is now I have a train station two minutes walk from my doorstep as opposed to previously 25 minutes at brisk pace. The two pubs I consider my locals are,
    The Waggon & Horses 3.5 miles away
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    The Alfred Free House 8 miles away.
    Both are small trad pubs and are going to struggle to open under any distancing rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Ah to live in a city,now since I've moved a village three miles further south west, I no longer have any favourite pubs in sensible walking distance, pubs yes, but I'd rather not bother.The only upside is now I have a train station two minutes walk from my doorstep as opposed to previously 25 minutes at brisk pace. The two pubs I consider my locals are,
    The Waggon & Horses 3.5 miles away
    And
    The Alfred Free House 8 miles away.
    Both are small trad pubs and are going to struggle to open under any distancing rules.
    Living in London I have at about1000 pubs within an eight mile radius.Not what I would class as local though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Lucky you!

    I have some lovely pubs within about a 25-minute walk from my flat but I also have some dreadful GK central London muck too. My best/nearest are essentially all lovely places to drink but generally have a poor ale choice and/or charge prices which would scare off Mark Zuckerberg:


    The Cock & Bottle
    Elephant & Castle
    The Elgin
    The Hero of Maida
    The Ladbroke Arms
    The Prince Alfred
    Uxbridge Arms
    The Warrington Hotel
    Warwick Castle
    Windsor Castle
    Given that they have poor ale choices and high prices can they be favourites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Given that they have poor ale choices and high prices can they be favourites?
    Well...they are very nice places to drink but they are my locals (25 mins). The best ale pubs (and what I'd call proper pubs) are spookily on an almost straight line through my flat, being the Wenlock or the Express, which are hardly local.

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    Unfortunately my favourite local pub was scheduled to close for renovation and new management in June so that's gone for good unless the changes aren't too bad. I will see if and when it reopens.

    My nearest decent pubs otherwise are in York or Harrogate, not exactly walking distance for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainypool View Post
    Masons Arms, Billinge
    Turks Head, St Helens
    Talbot, St Helens
    Cricketers Arms, St Helens
    Swan & Railway, Wigan
    Wigan Central, Wigan
    Eagle & Child, Billinge
    Delph Tavern, Orrell
    Junction, Rainford
    Railway, Garswood

    I miss all of them!
    Distance between St Helens and Wigan 9.6 miles. Stretching the local a bit far?

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