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    Hi all,

    Does anyone remember a thread about "the dodgiest looking pub" or something similar ?? I did have a bit of a search but couldn't find it - perhaps someone else will remember who posted it ?

    If I remember correctly it was a less than flattering picture of the Island Inn in West Bromwich. I am glad to say it has had a major facelift and now looks a whole lot better. I have added a new photo. http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubpictures/39042/

    I can't speak for the inside as I have never been in - something I intend to put right soon !!

    Anyone on here ever used it ??

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    Still looks like one I'd be walking on by... (that's an edit of the original opinion of it still looks *&^% to me!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    ...it has had a major facelift and now looks a whole lot better.
    Hmmm. I the think the original was compared to a clutch replacement centre. However, the latest incarnation suggests some enterprising pensioner, in sheltered housing, has decided to open their own bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Still looks like one I'd be walking on by...
    Yep, me too, the words "Sports Bar" are my cue to avoid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    Yep, me too, the words "Sports Bar" are my cue to avoid
    actually the word "restaurant" is often enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    actually the word "restaurant" is often enough for me.
    Yes I would agree with oldboots I avoid any Place thats got words ( Bar & Restaurant ) after its name like I would a walkabout sports-bar.
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    You are a fussy lot !!!

    I am in no way defending the place as I haven't been in but I feel it is only fair to point out that the door on the left is the "sports bar" and the door on the right says "restaurant". For all I know they are completely seperate from each other.

    There is also a large sign advertising "real ales" - surely that would entice you in !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Still looks like one I'd be walking on by...
    How do you manage to do that ? Normally the only thing that keeps me out is the Closed sign. I do admit to leaving some pubs a bit earlier than planned and certainly faster than usual but its not very often these days. A sure sign that I am not so fussy these days and that I fit in to the " he may be strange but he looks harmless enough " bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    How do you manage to do that ?
    Easy. To paraphrase Quinno, there's only so much that my wallet or liver can accommodate, so why waste time on poor beers or crap pubs?

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    Or as it is written on my key fob " Life is to short to drink cheap wine". Point taken but I have had one or two pleasant surprises by visiting pubs that did not look promising. I visited a pub in Merthry that was shown on Britains Worst Pubs.It was far from it.
    If any of the regulars here warned that a pub was unsafe to visit or the beer undrinkable on a regular basis I would certainly take note.

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