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    I set off from Tamworth to Lichfield on No.825 bus. Had quick black coffee in Gatehouse before caught No.60 bus to Burntwood.
    I got off and pub already in front of me..

    The Star

    I have been to numberous Ember Inn including my own local The Fox, Hopwas but The Star is really bizarre in terms of layout. Easily most cramped Ember Inn I have been. Had swift half of Coach horse's best bitter which is okay if not the best.

    I walked down on Lichfield Road and The White Swan is in my sights. I went up its door and tried to open the door. What I didnt realise is that the pub is open from 4.30 on weekdays. Not a problem as I got plenty of pubs on my list.

    5 mins later, The Centurion... closed!

    Never mind.. just down the road, To my delight The Trident is on my radar.. From delight to huge disappointment in matter of seconds. "For Sale" is on its wall and closed.

    Cottage of Content is quite long way to walk so I catch bus and dropped off. CLOSED

    Few mins later The Junction Inn CLOSED CLOSED Just around the corner..

    At LAST The Crown is open!!! I was so angry about closed pubs that I ordered pint of Guinness (I dont normally order on pub crawls) with double Southern Comfort. As I calmed down, one thing I loved with this pub is proper dart board and barman even practising his skills! Massive TV on the corner and looked out of place!

    Couple of mins up on the hill.. The Swan

    Guess what.. yes you guessed it right.. CLOSED

    I gave up and caught bus back to Lichfield. Had pint in Horse and Jockey and Duke of York.

    I dont intend to return to Burntwood and never will!!
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    Last I heard I had a sister who lived in Burntwood, but not being a close knit family for all I know she could have married an African prince and now be living in the Gambia.It sounds better than Burntwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Last I heard I had a sister who lived in Burntwood, but not being a close knit family for all I know she could have married an African prince and now be living in the Gambia.It sounds better than Burntwood.
    he seems alright
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    I'm sorry Hoppy, I read your report and just laughed. Hondo didn't then help matters with his reply to Ark

    Burntwood, embracing the end to the lunchtime drink !

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopwas View Post
    The White Swan
    The Centurion
    The Trident
    Cottage of Content
    The Junction Inn
    The Swan
    Hey, hoppy. Having read your post on the 'Hot Time at the Cardinal's Hat' thread, if any of these burn down over the coming weeks we'll know where to look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    he seems alright
    Yeah, but 'e's a yank so 'e don't count..........
    Pubs are a hobby, real ale is a passion. Oh, and like me dogs, fear no evil..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    I'm sorry Hoppy, I read your report and just laughed. Hondo didn't then help matters with his reply to Ark

    Burntwood, embracing the end to the lunchtime drink !
    I know.. At least I have calmed down! I think it is the best next time I visit Burntwood is on weekend.

    Never mind! I must admit I did a good chuckle what Hondo said..
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    Never done Burntwood , driven through it many times , just never fancied the look of the place , only pubs i can recall going to over that way are the Malt Shovel at Chorley and the Old Windmill which are OK

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    The Malt Shovel is quality, Oggy

    Did you not go to the Uxbridge, Hoppy?
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