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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    CrossCountry are not booking very far ahead, especially for weekends, so hold tight and check their website as direct November trains will be added at some point.
    Agreed. Last month I was watching for Cross Country Nottingham-Kidderminster via Brum and the tickets didn't come online until 3 days before travel! That's really poor, and that contingent drove in the end, but I wouldn't be going Leeds-Brum via London, blimey..!! I think I'd even be looking at a coach rather than that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangolin View Post
    CrossCountry are not booking very far ahead, especially for weekends, so hold tight and check their website as direct November trains will be added at some point.
    Looks that way, 5 days or less on weekends and 12 days or less for weekdays, I’ll hang on as a trip on an Azuma isn’t worth the extra time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Agreed. Last month I was watching for Cross Country Nottingham-Kidderminster via Brum and the tickets didn't come online until 3 days before travel! That's really poor, and that contingent drove in the end, but I wouldn't be going Leeds-Brum via London, blimey..!! I think I'd even be looking at a coach rather than that...
    Don’t like coaches but very fond of rail travel and I fancy a trip on an Azuma, £30 to Brum isn’t that bad and includes a dire lunchtime in the Kings Cross / Euston area for a pie and pint. Who said being a pubman was easy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Supposedly very popular on a Saturday and universally liked by 28 reviewers, so why is it empty? My experience is that all pubs are more full (rules aside) and some with huge crowds outside. Perhaps all https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/43595/' customers were in the garden or on the pavement? Maybe the landlady was opening the doors to the day's trade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Supposedly very popular on a Saturday and universally liked by 28 reviewers, so why is it empty? My experience is that all pubs are more full (rules aside) and some with huge crowds outside. Perhaps all https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/43595/' customers were in the garden or on the pavement? Maybe the landlady was opening the doors to the day's trade...
    If you read further down the thread you'll see that it appears to have been quiet most of the day. And House of the Trembling Madness likewise. I feel I ought to do something about this, so I'm splashing out on a day return (£12.80) and will be doing a Covid-19 Pub Crawl in York tomorrow. Well, if it's quiet, I'll be just as well off there as sitting at home. Due to arrive at York 12:38, departure booked for 17:45. Now, which pubs should I support?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Strewth, never seen the Maltings that quiet, it's got easier since it was extended but that's just awful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Supposedly very popular on a Saturday and universally liked by 28 reviewers, so why is it empty? My experience is that all pubs are more full (rules aside) and some with huge crowds outside. Perhaps all https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/43595/' customers were in the garden or on the pavement? Maybe the landlady was opening the doors to the day's trade...
    There's a bit of a garden (quite a decent space after the extension) but it's not that Ludden so we don't crowd out onto the pavement in the North, I'm sure Shaun would love to be called the Landlady, he's a mean looking bugger, there is a Soup Dragon on the premises btw. *edit* The young lady in the video is one of the attractive bar staff.

    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    If you read further down the thread you'll see that it appears to have been quiet most of the day. And House of the Trembling Madness likewise. I feel I ought to do something about this, so I'm splashing out on a day return (£12.80) and will be doing a Covid-19 Pub Crawl in York tomorrow. Well, if it's quiet, I'll be just as well off there as sitting at home. Due to arrive at York 12:38, departure booked for 17:45. Now, which pubs should I support?
    I think I might join you in York, I'll PM or something. How about the Blue Bell as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I think I might join you in York, I'll PM or something. How about the Blue Bell as well?
    It would be great to see you! Though we would have to communicate by shouting from opposite tables, I guess.

    Initial thoughts are:

    12:45 Maltings
    13:30 House of the Trembling Madness, Lendal
    14:05 Market Cat
    14:40 Blue Bell
    15:30 Phoenix
    16:15 Swan
    16:45 Golden Ball

    Haven't checked if all these are open, and obviously I'd be open to sensible suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Supposedly very popular on a Saturday and universally liked by 28 reviewers, so why is it empty? My experience is that all pubs are more full (rules aside) and some with huge crowds outside. Perhaps all https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/43595/' customers were in the garden or on the pavement? Maybe the landlady was opening the doors to the day's trade...
    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    If you read further down the thread you'll see that it appears to have been quiet most of the day. And House of the Trembling Madness likewise. I feel I ought to do something about this, so I'm splashing out on a day return (£12.80) and will be doing a Covid-19 Pub Crawl in York tomorrow. Well, if it's quiet, I'll be just as well off there as sitting at home. Due to arrive at York 12:38, departure booked for 17:45. Now, which pubs should I support?
    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    It would be great to see you! Though we would have to communicate by shouting from opposite tables, I guess.

    Initial thoughts are:

    12:45 Maltings
    13:30 House of the Trembling Madness, Lendal
    14:05 Market Cat
    14:40 Blue Bell
    15:30 Phoenix
    16:15 Swan
    16:45 Golden Ball

    Haven't checked if all these are open, and obviously I'd be open to sensible suggestions.
    A good list no quibbles from me, York being on T2 things might be odd but being York you always have an alternative. My train is allegedly due in at 12:22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    A good list no quibbles from me, York being on T2 things might be odd but being York you always have an alternative. My train is allegedly due in at 12:22.
    OK, so you'll have time for one in the York Tap if you feel so inclined! I'll see you in the Maltings unless I hear from you to the contrary. (I've sent you a PM with my phone number.)
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