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    Well, right now I'm recovering at home after a...

    Well, right now I'm recovering at home after a couple of pints of Tapped Ale 3.5% at the Sheffield Tap followed by what I recall were six whole pints od Kelham Island Best Bitter 3.8% at the Fat Cat....
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    Wow! How to stretch one question for a whole five...

    Wow! How to stretch one question for a whole five minute. (Nice to get the name-check though.)
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    Don't tell me, tell Dave!

    Don't tell me, tell Dave!
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    The opposite, unfortunately. The map shows all...

    The opposite, unfortunately. The map shows all the closed pubs, and there are lots of them! (I haven't checked them all, but a lot have been added by Graham Mason, looking to up his pubs-photographed...
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    I've found this very small photo...

    I've found this very small photo of a match on the green from 1968, and would guess that it was flat. But it's very hard to tell unless the photo is taken deliberately to show the crown.
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    "...a huge beer garden (a former bowling green...

    "...a huge beer garden (a former bowling green) that is inevitably full of students at the first sight of summer sunshine."


    and this, showing the bowling club's records until 1970.
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    76 pints so far, on 22 pub-going days.

    76 pints so far, on 22 pub-going days.
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    Isn't the beer garden at the Original Oak just a...

    Isn't the beer garden at the Original Oak just a disused bowling green? It's been a long time, so I may have misremembered.
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    Fleece, Bretforton - but a very long time ago,...

    Fleece, Bretforton - but a very long time ago, with my grandparents, in the 1970s, before it was very badly damaged by fire.
    Original Oak, Leeds - occasionally before a Leeds Rhinos game, but before...
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    Thanks John. I'm already planning on doing the...

    Thanks John.

    I'm already planning on doing the Sheffield Tap, Fat Cat and Wellington on Monday, so maybe I'll leave those for a bit later in the week. Tuesday, perhaps. :)
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    I see him most mornings, when he stares back at...

    I see him most mornings, when he stares back at me from the bathroom mirror with a puzzled look on his face.
  12. Can't argue with those! Also on the same street...

    Can't argue with those! Also on the same street is Atelier, a craft beer cafe bar, which usually has a couple of hand pumps on the go. Watch out - it's a 10pm closer! (And the Curfew closes even...
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    It's about time you did a bit of exploration,...

    It's about time you did a bit of exploration, then. It's only a staycation for me and the other northerners, but it counts as a foreign holiday for you, without the quarantine.
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    Does that mean you've sat in the beer garden of...

    Does that mean you've sat in the beer garden of those three? Or just had a drink at the pub some time?

    If the former, I think there's only the Fountaine at Linton I can be almost certain to have...
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    Most of my pub visits so far have been to pubs...

    Most of my pub visits so far have been to pubs where I am familiar with the beers that are likely to be available. Partly this is because the pubs have anticipated low demand and stuck to a core...
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    Just one of many, many things that used to annoy...

    Just one of many, many things that used to annoy me about Wetherspoons. Since I stopped using them, not so much.
  17. Sticky: Another good week for drinking in pub gardens, or...

    Another good week for drinking in pub gardens, or car parks, or just a pavement with traffic roaring past: who cares? So long as it's real ale.

    Tuesday saw a mammoth session at the Fat Cat....
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    I did ask for a top up - I'm not saying which pub...

    I did ask for a top up - I'm not saying which pub - it was our fifth round of drinks, and maybe the lass thought we were past caring, but it was seriously short. Actually, it wasn't even my drink,...
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    A fitting tribute, especially as it involved such a noble sacrifice. Those bottles must have been quite a difficult carry with cold fingers!
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    Thanks for the link. It seemed to be for the most...

    Thanks for the link. It seemed to be for the most part a well-constructed survey, with plenty of open-ended questions and the chance to express opinions, not just loads of meaningless multiple choice...
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    Never heard of him.

    Never heard of him.
  22. Sticky: Everyone's got to do their bit!

    Everyone's got to do their bit!
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    Six pub visits last week. The Fat Cat on Tuesday for a session on the excellent Kelham Island Best Bitter 3.8%.

    Wednesday it was very cold but I sat on a high chair in the most sheltered part of...
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    I was surprised how good this Chef & Brewer pub...

    I was surprised how good this Chef & Brewer pub was when I was in Lancaster last year: Greaves Park. (Good photos on Pubs Galore, too. :))
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    Perhaps a new thread for this one? Between...

    Perhaps a new thread for this one?

    Between Blackburn and Accrington is The Victoria, as I'm sure Quinno is aware.

    My experiences of drinking in Accrington are somewhat overshadowed by the lack...
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