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Thread: Birmingham CAMRA Guide to 106 Real Ale Pubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ven View Post
    include on PG or not ?
    I think "not" unless someone has a burning desire to visit them, photograph them and post a worthwhile review of them. Putting them on the site for the sake of it when 99.9% of drinkers using the site will ignore them anyway seems a bit pointless.

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    I agree with Roger that an establishment is best off site until someone visits and knows it is a pub. I don't know if Birmingham CAMRA has actually been to these and checked them out.

    Last year I decided to do the PG pubs listed for Newquay, selected those with no review or photo and had rather a fruitless day walking all over trying to find some of them and feel that it is something I wouldn't be keen on doing again as it was a lot of effort for little reward.

    PS. Some of the Newquay pubs had gone, been renamed, become lap dancing clubs or couldn't be found, but all were listed on here.
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    Restaurant & bar combos are my pet hate, as regards listing on PuG. With many of them, although it is technically possible to squeeze into the small holding area for just a drink, the reality is that there is often huge expectation for punters to eat after a quick aperitif. For my money they are against the ethos of the site. I can think of several that I would delete at the drop of a hat.
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    I have just asked for a restaurant/bar to go on PG in Fowy (Globe), mainly as i did go in and found that it wasnt really a bar - but as it wasnt on PG i tried it - the others thet were on PG of the same ilk i ignored. It is a difficult one really and i think there is no clear answer, but i would rather they go on only if someone has been in to review
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    The Birmingham Guide also mentions the opening of Birmingham's latest free house ale pub opening on 16th December - The Post Office Vaults in the former Royal Mail/Bash Bar on New Street - 8 real ales

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    Thanks for reminding me. Going into town on the 16th for a little crawl round before going to York on 17th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyO'Revey View Post
    The Birmingham Guide also mentions the opening of Birmingham's latest free house ale pub opening on 16th December - The Post Office Vaults in the former Royal Mail/Bash Bar on New Street - 8 real ales

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    If you're on Twitter and already follow the Wellington you'll find that @POVaults is now following you.

    The premises are already on PG because it's the old Bash Bar


    Their website is http://www.postofficevaults.co.uk/
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    I remember drinking in there years ago when it was the Royal Mail. Probably the mid 90's. When did it shut ?

    Not a very big pub as I remember.


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    The Post Office Vaults has tweeted that its permanent ales will be Salopian Oracle and Hobson's MILD
    Waes hael!

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    Continuing with the Birmingham thread, the latest Out Inn Brum reports that Brewdog are set to open a bar in Birmingham and are asking for drinkers to forward ideas for suitable premises. The prize for successful suggestions is £1,000, plus £500 in beer and a lifetime discount at the bar.
    Waes hael!

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