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  1. Thread: Norwich

    by Brainypool
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    Definitely. Not to mention filtering out those...

    Definitely. Not to mention filtering out those places that are not pubs- chain restaurants, cocktail/wine/tapas bars etc. - it's a real pain trying to find the gems in a big city centre because of...
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    To be honest I have a soft spot for biker or rock...

    To be honest I have a soft spot for biker or rock pubs too even if i don’t always feel that comfortable in them. They have character when many/most pubs don’t
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    More bad publicity...

    More bad publicity for Brewdog
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    not sure how good my knowledge of European...

    not sure how good my knowledge of European football is anymore, but I’ll have a go :)
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    Some of the braindead idiots that frequent pubs...

    Some of the braindead idiots that frequent pubs in Wigan are a far bigger threat to human life than nicotine.
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    2, down from 49 last year. Staying mostly with...

    2, down from 49 last year. Staying mostly with tried and tested favourite pubs at the moment. Should return to form when/if current restrictions are lifted.
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    Been to two - the Pumphouse tourist trap in...

    Been to two - the Pumphouse tourist trap in Liverpool and the much better Tyne Bar in Newcastle.
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    We got the last table at the Masons, Billinge...

    We got the last table at the Masons, Billinge yesterday. It was full for most of the night, perhaps a younger than usual crowd. Beer spot on as always but hope I won’t have to order it through an app...
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    Just the Chandos... plenty of times. Nice pub.

    Just the Chandos... plenty of times. Nice pub.
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    Looks like all of the pubs in the village will be...

    Looks like all of the pubs in the village will be reopening tomorrow. Glad to see it but really not sure how financially viable it will turn out for them. I’ll be at the Masons Arms at some point...
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    Very sad news. I didn’t always agree, but I would...

    Very sad news. I didn’t always agree, but I would always take the time to read anything he wrote here. A really informative reviewer too.
  12. If I have bought an alcoholic drink and consumed...

    If I have bought an alcoholic drink and consumed it on the premises, whether inside or outside, I think I’m entitled to class it as a tick. But I usually refrain from giving it a rating unless I have...
  13. Thread: Lockdown 3

    by Brainypool
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    Well I’m more than happy to voluntarily stay out...

    Well I’m more than happy to voluntarily stay out of any venue - permanently - that thinks it’s reasonable to exclude me from public life for being a ‘kiddie’
  14. Thread: Wokeness

    by Brainypool
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    Ah yes, erasing black history for a white...

    Ah yes, erasing black history for a white woman... all in the name of progress of course.
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    I lived in Lancaster for five years but the...

    I lived in Lancaster for five years but the Stonewell and Water Witch were never regular haunts. Never made it to the Snatchems Golden Ball which I rather regret now as I think it has closed down.
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    Favourite new ticks this year: The Ackhorne...

    Favourite new ticks this year:
    The Ackhorne - friendly, common sense approach to Covid, warm cosy atmosphere, great beer.
    Cafe Rene - I always love finding somewhere totally unique, especially when...
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    I couldn’t get out of the Lord Warden...

    I couldn’t get out of the Lord Warden fast enough back in March. Sad to think it was my last tick before Covid lockdowns.
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    Trips to Chester, London and Newcastle at the...

    Trips to Chester, London and Newcastle at the start of the year then staycationing in the summer meant I didn't too bad, it has been a miserable last quarter of the year though with either...
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    Two more takes me to 82. Almost certainly done...

    Two more takes me to 82. Almost certainly done for the year now.
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    Same situation for me here on the Greater...

    Same situation for me here on the Greater Manchester - Merseyside border.

    I really don’t understand the logic of not splitting Lancashire when Essex has been. Most of it should be tier 2 but has...
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    Halewood Name Change

    The Reverend Plummer has returned to its original name The Eagle & Child.
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    Sir John Fitzgerald pub group acquired in...

    Sir John Fitzgerald pub group acquired in multimillion-pound deal

    Enjoyed a number of their pubs when I visited Newcastle early this year.
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    Interesting to see some pubs in Liverpool that...

    Interesting to see some pubs in Liverpool that have never done food (to my knowledge) open today with very cheap meal deal offerings.
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    Any pub will be a must-visit after this year!

    Any pub will be a must-visit after this year!
  25. Thread: Lockdown 2

    by Brainypool
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    This has now been announced- the war on pubs...

    This has now been announced- the war on pubs shows no sign of slowing down. No doubt the north west will be in Tier 2, so wet pubs will have to remain shut despite the infection rate in Merseyside...
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