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    Default It's been a long time

    Okay so we are now well in to another lockdown. Some have enjoyed a bit more freedom with the tier system but we are all now in the same boat.

    If you could spend a few hours in one pub (no restrictions - table booking / service etc) which pub would it be ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    If you could spend a few hours in one pub (no restrictions - table booking / service etc) which pub would it be ?
    The one everybody else is in.

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    The Station, the pick of the marvellous Golden Triangle in Oakengates... sadly marked as closed, I hope the landlord is recovering ok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    If you could spend a few hours in one pub (no restrictions - table booking / service etc) which pub would it be ?
    Tough!

    Locally, I'd really like to have a few beers in the Blake Hotel.

    But on the other hand, what I've missed with the Covid regulations is going from pub to pub, no hassle of giving name and details, no using an app; so I'd like to go to the Crow Inn, Shakespeares, Kelham Island Tavern, Fat Cat and Gardeners Rest.

    Or if restrictions on public transport were to be lifted, a quick train journey to Derby to see how many of the 16 handpumps in the Brunswick Inn I can manage in one session. If still standing, the Sheffield Tap when I get back would be a nice option.

    Or going further afield, a train on the Settle-Carlisle line could get me to the Talbot Arms. Or a nice long journey with no face mask to the Lake District for a go at the eight hand pumps on the bar at the Manor Arms.

    Or if crowds are going to be allowed at football matches, how about a few pre-match pints in the Bricklayers Arms? It can get a bit crowded there on match days, but in your fantasy universe, presumably we don't have to worry about keeping two metres apart any more.


    Thanks for the suggestion, Delboy. It's been fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Would love to be in the above.

    Otherwise, my favourite new pub of 2020 (and now one of my favourite London pubs): The Lord Tredegar.

    But if I were in my favourite local, within a 30-minute walk of where I live, I'd probably be in The Prince Alfred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I'd probably be in The Prince Alfred.
    I'd be happy to join you there, as long as it's your shout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    I'd be happy to join you there, as long as it's your shout!
    Yes. It's the third most expensive pub I've visited which is why I never have more than one pint but as a regular, going about twice a week, I got an unofficial loyalty discount of about 30p per pint. I suppose you pay for the Nationally Important interior...

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    Some great suggestions, even though the "one" pub brief has been largely ignored

    If I could go out right now and have a few pints without regulations, eating, social distancing etc it would be The Vine or Old Swan Inn . I live within walking distance of both and it is a tough call to separate them. I think The Bull & Bladder just edges it as I am from Quarry Bank. I drive past it every day.

    If i was having a few pre match pints it would be The Wellington


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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Or if crowds are going to be allowed at football matches, how about a few pre-match pints in the Bricklayers Arms? It can get a bit crowded there on match days, but in your fantasy universe, presumably we don't have to worry about keeping two metres apart any more.

    Along much the same lines,for me it has to be The George.Not the most historic or beautiful pub and Croydon is hardly the centre of the pub universe but I've really missed the quality pints both pre and post match,the banter and the sociability.Last visit 13th March 2020
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    I see sh couldn't summon up the Will power to stick to the brief, and made mention of ten pubs, but I did enjoy re-reading our previous nominations for top-10 pubs.
    Of the upper-echelons (according to most choices) I had 7 missing, of which I have since managed to tick only one. As the top10s were generally agreed to be a moveable feast, I wonder whether that is a subject ready for review, or too soon after losing most of a pub year..? Or, perhaps, what are your top 5 'new' targets, once we are allowed back into the field..?

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