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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Re prices: I discovered today that the two JDWs in E11 have had their guest ale price reduced from £2.15 to £2.09. The Wanstead George had Old Empire on, one of the few Marston beers I'm happy to find so that was a big result.
    Yes I was quite surprised in the Walnut Tree last Saturday, didn't entice me to stay for a second pint though. That said the next pint in the next pub just over the Road, Birds , cost me £4.60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Yes I was quite surprised in the Walnut Tree last Saturday, didn't entice me to stay for a second pint though. That said the next pint in the next pub just over the Road, Birds , cost me £4.60.
    I didn't rate the Birds at all but the North Star was OK. The trouble is that it doesn't open until 16:00 on the days I'm there. If you go to E11 again then the George is directly opposite Wanstead tube and the bus stop by it will take you back to the Green Man roundabout where Browning Street is a very short walk away in the direction of the bus. The Manor House just up the High Street from the George does some crafty cask but it's £4.50 a pint apart from Mon-Wed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I didn't rate the Birds at all but the North Star was OK. The trouble is that it doesn't open until 16:00 on the days I'm there. If you go to E11 again then the George is directly opposite Wanstead tube and the bus stop by it will take you back to the Green Man roundabout where Browning Street is a very short walk away in the direction of the bus. The Manor House just up the High Street from the George does some crafty cask but it's £4.50 a pint apart from Mon-Wed.
    I really enjoyed The North Star.

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    Wetherspoons are continuing the trend of closing more outlets than they open. With only three definite openings lined up so far this year (Dublin & Carlow in Eire and James Street in Liverpool), the rumour mill went into overdrive this week and there are now 16 that MAY or WILL close this year:-


    Burnley – The Burn Lea
    Bristol – St Georges Hall
    Caversham – The Baron Cadogan
    Cheltenham - Bank House
    Croydon – The Milan Bar
    Dewsbury – The Time Piece
    Hawick – The Bourtree
    Hinckley – The Baron of Hinckley
    Kidderminster – The Penny Black
    Lee Green (London) – The Edmund Halley
    Mansfield - Widow Frost
    Trafford Centre - Mardi Gras
    Rotherham – The Rhinoceros
    St Helens - Running Horses
    Stafford – The Butlers Bell
    West Kirby – The Dee Hotel
    Wick - Alexander Bain

    The Wick one is disappointing as I invested a lot of time and money going there. The Rotherham Rhinoceros would be in the upper reaches of my top ten roughest JDWs. Some of the bawdier old London outlets are quite genteel in comparison.

    Edit: Mansfield Widow Frost added.

    Three more have been added to the list in Leicester, Peebles & Bodmin. Updated list below :-

    Bodmin - Chapel an Gansblydhen
    Burnley – The Burn Lea
    Bristol – St Georges Hall
    Caversham – The Baron Cadogan
    Cheltenham - Bank House
    Croydon – The Milan Bar
    Dewsbury – The Time Piece
    Hawick – The Bourtree
    Hinckley – The Baron of Hinckley
    Kidderminster – The Penny Black
    Lee Green (London) – The Edmund Halley
    Leicester - Last Plantagenatet
    Mansfield - Widow Frost
    Peebles - Cross Keys
    Trafford Centre - Mardi Gras
    Rotherham – The Rhinoceros
    St Helens - Running Horses
    Stafford – The Butlers Bell
    West Kirby – The Dee Hotel
    Wick - Alexander Bain

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    The Morning Adveriser has published a list of 16 JDW outlets that have been put up for sale. This is the link


    https://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/...-on-the-market

    There 16 have been starred on my own list below.

    Bodmin - Chapel an Gansblydhen *
    Burnley – The Burn Lea *
    Bristol – St Georges Hall *
    Caversham – The Baron Cadogan
    Cheltenham - Bank House
    Coatbridge (Lanarkshire) - Vulcan *
    Croydon – The Milan Bar
    Dewsbury – The Time Piece *
    Hawick – The Bourtree *
    Hinckley – The Baron of Hinckley
    Kidderminster – The Penny Black
    Lee Green (London) – The Edmund Halley
    Leicester - Last Plantagenatet *
    Mansfield - Widow Frost
    Newport (S Wales) - Queens Hotel *
    Paignton - Isaac Merritt *
    Peebles - Cross Keys *
    Rickmansworth - Pennsylvanian *
    Trafford Centre - Mardi Gras
    Rotherham – The Rhinoceros *
    St Helens - Running Horses
    Stafford – The Butlers Bell *
    Warrington - Friar Penketh *
    West Kirby – The Dee Hotel *
    Wick - Alexander Bain *


    As for the others :-

    Caversham Baron Cadogan
    The last day of trading is on or before 24th March

    Cheltenham Bank House
    The owners have said that they want it to be used for something else but it soldiers on.

    Croydon Milan Bar
    This is from previous lists and as far as is known is still for sale.

    Hinckley Baron Of Hinckley & Kiddderminster Penny Black
    The leases expire at the end of September 2019 but they may close erlier.

    Lee Green Edmund Halley
    The site is due for redevelopment but may include a new outlet.

    Mansfield Widow Frost
    Said to be closing by the end of September

    Trafford Centre Mardi Gras
    There is a disputed rent increase

    St Helens Running Horses
    The rumour may or may not be correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    The more I read about him the more I like him.I also drink in Wetherspoons more recently than I ever have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    The more I read about him the more I like him.
    If only he didn't keep banging on about B*£#:~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    "we walk into The Sir Norman Wisdom in Deal to find the rear area full of dining tables. The staff are enthusiastic but Martin is uneasy — he still wants what is known in the trade as a “wet-led” hostelry, where the prime activity is drinking."

    Really? The branch nearest me usually resembles a works canteen, every normal height table taken up with diners. Quite a few times we've gone in one end and left from the other without stopping.

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