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    Time to resurrect this. I observed some poor...

    Time to resurrect this. I observed some poor soul trying to negotiate one of these while hampered with a plaster cast and crutches. He could only perch the wrong way round with his back to his...
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    I'd love to see a Wetherspoons work like that. ...

    I'd love to see a Wetherspoons work like that. Usually, the bar staff have to crane their necks round to the front to see which clip is which. Despite having used the same signal box for five hours...
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    Has anyone plucked up the courage to send a pint...

    Has anyone plucked up the courage to send a pint back yet? I got a short pint of admittedly spot-on Landlord here this afternoon - but the poor kid was run off her feet, I didn't have the heart to...
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    Was he enjoying "just keg rubbish" ©Custodian 42...

    Was he enjoying "just keg rubbish" ©Custodian 42 or have things moved on?
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    The most popular pub name in Coventry and...

    The most popular pub name in Coventry and Warwickshire

    No surprises there but nice to see a reference to Pubs Galore in the piece.
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    Hopefully there'll be beer Risk of pubs...

    Hopefully there'll be beer

    Risk of pubs running dry as drinkers wrap up for outdoor pint
  7. Thread: How much?

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    £5.70 for Purity Session IPA here...

    £5.70 for Purity Session IPA here this afternoon. The alternative was Doom Bar at £4.15, some of us have standards, but why writing "craft" on the badge gets another thirty bob on the ticket price...
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    What annoys is that those who reserve a table on...

    What annoys is that those who reserve a table on their heated terrace get full table service and glass glasses, the passing trade queue at a hatch to sit on picnic benches with plastic beakers. ...
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    Of the six of so pubs we've sat outside lately...

    Of the six of so pubs we've sat outside lately everywhere was more than £4 a pint. Fair enough if they've staffed up appropriately to provide efficient table service, I'm not so sympathetic if...
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    Bar Catalan, Warwick

    Now Ronnie's Bar

    Bar Catalan

    https://www.ronniesbars.co.uk/
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    Wetherspoon’s to reopen dozens more pubs as...

    Wetherspoon’s to reopen dozens more pubs as lockdown eases

    "Chain to reopen 44 sites in England, 60 in Scotland and 32 in Wales on 26 April, and three in Northern Ireland on 30 April"
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    Good old twitterstorm...

    Good old twitterstorm going on. Thankfully for all concerned it will be forgotten by most in a day or two, though I fear the landlord will be deified among the more curmudgeonly of the blogosphere.
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    It's down to the amateurish nature of much of the...

    It's down to the amateurish nature of much of the Trade. I've grumbled about this before. Today we sat ourselves down and the waitress came over. "What bitters have you got?" Blank look. "I'll...
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    Well the sun shone on the righteous and we...

    Well the sun shone on the righteous and we enjoyed a very pleasant hour here

    You do wonder why they (and they are by far not the only offender) try to get you to use their phone app when, at...
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    The forecast here for Monday is 8C max, mostly...

    The forecast here for Monday is 8C max, mostly cloudy, a little rain, -1C min. As patio heaters will (literally) cut no ice if there's the slightest breeze I suspect we'll be staying in. Despite...
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    Oh dear. He should know exactly what the...

    Oh dear. He should know exactly what the smokers' shelter rules are: you have to have at least 50% open sides.

    Wiltshire pub's new chalet 'breaks Covid rules'


    The Marlborough
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    You could sit inside in November.

    You could sit inside in November.
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    Nights are seldom warm and dry in April. If you...

    Nights are seldom warm and dry in April. If you really must sit in a pub garden at 10pm you're asking someone, a badly paid someone, to cheerfully serve you without catching their death. I think...
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    Prehistoric food rant.

    Hotel Rudyard
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    As reported here...

    As reported here

    Seems people sadly drop their guard too soon. Must admit I'm now well over three weeks in but I did feel more confident about things, like not dodging around people in the shops...
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    Different sort of club I know but social clubs...

    Different sort of club I know but social clubs tend to have an old boy on the door who is fed beer all night to check cards and make guests sign the book. Mind you I wouldn't like to be on the...
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    It's looking very much like pubs will be able to...

    It's looking very much like pubs will be able to refuse anti-vaxxers.

    It'll be interesting to see how Mr Martin approaches things.
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    Rising from the rubble: London pub rebuilt brick...

    Rising from the rubble: London pub rebuilt brick by brick after illegal bulldozing


    About the Carlton Tavern, Maida Vale, the one the council made them rebuild.
  24. Thread: Lockdown 3

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    What happens is the vaccines modify your DNA,...

    What happens is the vaccines modify your DNA, including that of your sperm/eggs, and your offspring will grow up to be Bill Gates, or a chimp. At least I think that's how it goes; I'm sure S will...
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    You are begging the question (as in a circular...

    You are begging the question (as in a circular argument). Imagine a disease that is always fatal. You could:

    A) Not vaccinate. Everyone will die.

    B) Vaccinate. Two outcomes:
    B.1) The virus...
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