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    Bull-we tend to use this as a launch pad for the...

    Bull-we tend to use this as a launch pad for the tedious slog south.
    Cover Bridge-you know my views!
    Aysgarth Falls-I think I went there when it was the Palmer Flatt, though definitely pre...
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    Sticky: Kent: My third garden visit delivered...

    Kent:

    My third garden visit delivered Canterbury Ales Oatmeal Pale (4.5% abv), a smashing oily oaty pale. I'm all in favour of oats in the mash-Angels and Demons' Goldilocks is Dead being a case...
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    I was told by a very succesful and longstanding...

    I was told by a very succesful and longstanding landlord that there were only two subjects not to be discussed-religion and politics for fear of alienating your customer base.Mind you, religion was...
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    Sticky: Kent Made one outdoor visit this week,with...

    Kent

    Made one outdoor visit this week,with some trepidation, as I wasn't in the mood for faffing with apps and ordering blind, and had already passed several pubs before seeing the co-landlady of...
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    Well, I never knew that-there is a thriving hop...

    Well, I never knew that-there is a thriving hop growing scene in Poland .https://polishhops.com/portfolio/
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    Just The Chandos...

    Just The Chandos and Marquess Of Anglesey ,neither this century.
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    'twas ever thus...Dunno the best venue:Canterbury...

    'twas ever thus...Dunno the best venue:Canterbury for character,perhaps Sevenoaks,Tonbridge,Tunbridge Wells. Most towns are grotty or quite small. I'm not really the best source of info, as I rarely...
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    Devon:https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/apr/...

    Devon:https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/apr/12/10-of-the-best-south-devon-pubs-with-beer-gardens
    None for me.
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    I'll make an appearance at some time,but I don't...

    I'll make an appearance at some time,but I don't really drink during the week, and next weekend is filling-up with not directly beer related activities. Perhaps I'll fall back on the old semi retired...
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    Wasn't the old slogan 'Strong as a double...

    Wasn't the old slogan 'Strong as a double scotch'?, though as an innumerate non- barley wine and spirit drinker I'm probably not qualified to comment.
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    Tend to agree. I don't mind a pint outdoors on a sunny day-sunshine seems to increase the volatisation of the ingredients of the beer, but as I spend all day outside, it's good to relax indoors. I'll...
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    You say that, but some of the old timers in The...

    You say that, but some of the old timers in The Three Chimneys twenty five to thirty years back would leave a table crammed with Gold Label bottles at the end of the evening. Not that they drank 'em...
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    Just the Green Berry and the Smack. The latter...

    Just the Green Berry and the Smack. The latter not since the 70s,however.
  14. Thread: Micropubs

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    Stillage every time for me, especially for low...

    Stillage every time for me, especially for low turnover beers.
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    Very sad news indeed: I enjoyed his contributions...

    Very sad news indeed: I enjoyed his contributions to the forum, and his opinions on various obscure Essex pubs that I was planning on visiting.
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    I suppose this is...

    I suppose this is inevitable:https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/apr/01/10-of-the-best-uk-pub-gardens-reopening-soon-readers-tips
    One for me, Live & Let Live. Naturally, we sat indoors, though...
  17. Thread: Micropubs

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    Ten for me.

    Ten for me.
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    Sticky: Yes, I've had this a couple of times. One of...

    Yes, I've had this a couple of times. One of Cellar Head's Single hop pales is currently Bullion, though I don't think it says it on the label. This cultivar seems to be largely re introduced by...
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    Sticky: A bit out of my comfort zone, but I was intrigued...

    A bit out of my comfort zone, but I was intrigued by a collaborative Barley Wine with North Brewery when I was ordering more moderate fare from Good Things Brewing. At 10%abv, a 440ml can was too...
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    Sticky: Just recieved a box of hedging plants. Despatched...

    Just recieved a box of hedging plants. Despatched yeserday, delivered early in the time frame. Van looked a bit ropey, though.
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    Sign of the times. Sad...

    Sign of the times. Sad news:http://gaddsbeershop.blogspot.com/2021/03/its-all-about-hops.html
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    Pub Men, or a slow news day in Canterbury?...

    Pub Men, or a slow news day in Canterbury? anyway, a good retirement regime:https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/no-one-misses-the-pub-more-than-us-243496/...
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    The Bookmakers Arms...

    The Bookmakers Arms could well have been a Bookies converted to a micropub, but in fact was a kitchen shop in a previous life. It takes its name from the Turf Accountants who attend the Point...
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    None for me, and I'm afraid I can't warm to any...

    None for me, and I'm afraid I can't warm to any of 'em, with the potential exception of the Crumpled Horn.
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    Got mine for Tuesday,the same day as Mrs W,who is...

    Got mine for Tuesday,the same day as Mrs W,who is in a younger cohort.Apparently the Surgery struck me off because they rang three times without leaving a message, and got the hump when I (obviously)...
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