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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    That was one idea. I suggested another. Nothing is set in stone!

    The point is, if doing the Bull/Gunmakers after Bartons, how do we get to the next pub and which is it to be. It seemed to me there might be better options if doing the Bull/Gunmakers first, then getting back to the city from the Bartons Arms. This is why I wanted to hear from Gill and Ray for their ideas on buses. They'll be more aware of bus routes than the rest of us, and their knowledge may help us decide where to go next. I've looked on Google Maps and it has you getting off the bus two stops early in one direction, and one stop too late in the other! Local knowledge is better.
    Lets wait for their input.
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    The Bartons is a stunning pub with great beer. I have been many times over the years en route to the Villa. The ground is walkable from there (anybody remember The Shareholders Arms) which was over the road?
    To be honest, if you have been before you are wasting a chunk of quality time to visit again. There are so many good pubs closer to the city centre. If you haven't been it is worth visiting but you could say the same about Black Eagle for instance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    The Bartons is a stunning pub with great beer. I have been many times over the years en route to the Villa. The ground is walkable from there (anybody remember The Shareholders Arms) which was over the road?
    To be honest, if you have been before you are wasting a chunk of quality time to visit again. There are so many good pubs closer to the city centre. If you haven't been it is worth visiting but you could say the same about Black Eagle for instance.
    Totally agree with you there Del, the Black Eagle is a fantastic pub, I've been quite a few times since my first visit and it's always a great experience. Well worth a detour for anyone who hasn't been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
    Totally agree with you there Del, the Black Eagle is a fantastic pub, I've been quite a few times since my first visit and it's always a great experience. Well worth a detour for anyone who hasn't been.
    Looks a bit of a way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Looks a bit of a way out.
    I'm not suggesting you visit, merely pointing out that there plenty great pubs outside the city centre. There are far more closer to the city centre!

    Although to be fair the Black Eagle is only 3 stops on the tram from Snow Hill and takes about 10 minutes! Downside being t is a bit isolated where it is, much like the Bartons!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    I'm not suggesting you visit, merely pointing out that there plenty great pubs outside the city centre. There are far more closer to the city centre!

    Although to be fair the Black Eagle is only 3 stops on the tram from Snow Hill and takes about 10 minutes! Downside being t is a bit isolated where it is, much like the Bartons!
    Decisions desisions, always a problem in a good pub town/city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Decisions desisions, always a problem in a good pub town/city.
    That's the problem. Not a bad problem though, either way you win!

    My opinion for what it's worth - If I am visiting a city that isn't familiar to me I will try to tick off as many as I can in the time I have. I will make the effort to travel out for a real gem of a pub. The Barton's certainly qualifies and it isn't that far out of town. If all else fails it would cost about £6/ £7 for 5 in a black cab.

    I used to jump on the number 7 bus right by the Hen & Chickens and The Wolf.


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    This has been fun plotting,so here is my view which of course is adaptable to add or subtract or amend. A bit messy with replacing tram lines down Corporation St to New St at the moment and stops keep changing round Bull St, so I propose I am going to do a dummy run to check opening times - have been iffy with some opening late afternoon - and bus stops - and well I could do with an entertaining day out.

    Wellington opens 10am so good meeting place.
    Bartons Arms a 51 bus there, then
    Bull
    Gunmakers
    These are close together and can be done any order. I would do Hockley next as not far to Metro from Gunmakers and get off Jewellery Quarter
    Jewellers Arms
    Rock n Roll
    Back to Colmore Row
    Old Joint Stock
    Colmore
    Post Office Vaults
    Craven Arms

    then down to

    Lamp Tavern
    Anchor
    White Swan
    Spotted Dog

    I would add the Woodman here

    Reckon I will enjoy a wander on Friday 1st just in the name of research of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post
    Wellington
    Bartons Arms
    Bull
    Gunmakers
    Jewellers Arms
    Rock n Roll
    Old Joint Stock
    Colmore
    Post Office Vaults
    Craven Arms
    Lamp Tavern
    Anchor
    White Swan
    Spotted Dog
    Woodman
    Crikey, Gill. That's 15 pubs. Not sure I have the stamina these days!

    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post
    I am going to do a dummy run to check opening times - have been iffy with some opening late afternoon - and bus stops - and well I could do with an entertaining day out.

    Reckon I will enjoy a wander on Friday 1st just in the name of research of course.

    Gill
    Thanks Gill, that'd be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post

    Wellington opens 10am so good meeting place.
    Bartons Arms a 51 bus there, then
    Bull
    Gunmakers
    These are close together and can be done any order. I would do Hockley next as not far to Metro from Gunmakers and get off Jewellery Quarter
    Jewellers Arms
    Rock n Roll
    Back to Colmore Row
    Old Joint Stock
    Colmore
    Post Office Vaults
    Craven Arms

    then down to

    Lamp Tavern
    Anchor
    White Swan
    Spotted Dog

    I would add the Woodman here

    Reckon I will enjoy a wander on Friday 1st just in the name of research of course.

    Gill
    Thanks Gill that looks like a good route and there's nothing better than a real challenge ! Your research will be invaluable.
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