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    Off to Hull for a long weekend from Saturday....

    Off to Hull for a long weekend from Saturday. Probably sticking around the marina and old town to begin, then Beverley Sunday. Make Monday up as I go along...

    Wouldn't mind a trip to Hop & Vine to...
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    They sound like fun places to visit :cool:

    They sound like fun places to visit :cool:
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    Quite a few from my Midlands trip. Lichfield -...

    Quite a few from my Midlands trip.

    Lichfield - Brewhouse, Angel Inn, Acorn JDW
    Sutton Coldfield - Bottle of Sack JDW
    Boldmere - Boldmere Tap, Bishop Vesey JDW
    Erdington - Red Lion
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    Sticky: Joules Pale Ale Much needed at the Boldmere...

    Joules Pale Ale

    Much needed at the Boldmere Tap on a wander from Sutton Coldfield to Erdington.
  5. Thread: Lichfield

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    Sutton Coldfield a few stops away would allow me...

    Sutton Coldfield a few stops away would allow me to tick off three Wetherspoons, although what they'd think of a scummy northerner like me...:whistle:
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    Thanks. Bitter Suite, Wethers, a Joules place and...

    Thanks. Bitter Suite, Wethers, a Joules place and Brewhouse look the main itinerary. Got three sessions planned so a train hop elsewhere may be in order
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    Sticky: Preston - The Moorbrook Still the same great...

    Preston - The Moorbrook

    Still the same great choice of ale and quirky garden. Runners up being the same city's Winckley Square Ale House, The Old Vic, and Twelve Tellers Wetherspoons.

    Haven't...
  8. Thread: Lichfield

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    Lichfield

    Apart from Tamworth, this is part of the country I don't know well at all. Down for four nights from Saturday to see old uni friends (not Quinno unfortunately!)

    Any recommendations?
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    Sticky: North/Thornbridge - North Bridge (can). While sat...

    North/Thornbridge - North Bridge (can). While sat out by the Tees.
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    That ends the longest stretch of no pubs on the...

    That ends the longest stretch of no pubs on the Otley Run!
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    Pen and paper is still working well, and you can...

    Pen and paper is still working well, and you can even forget your last digit ;)
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    Saltburn on Wednesday, back to Preston on Friday...

    Saltburn on Wednesday, back to Preston on Friday for a week. Preston on the Saturday, Staveley or Wigan on the Sunday depending how long I fancy putting up with dirty stares on the train :D
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    Durham - Magus, on the sunny County Durham side...

    Durham - Magus, on the sunny County Durham side of Stockton. Lucifer's Micropub. Picked my table, no pissing about with worse-than-useless masks, served in minutes and a tab opened. Must be assuming...
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    No real annoyances from a crawl around Urmston...

    No real annoyances from a crawl around Urmston and Irlam over the weekend, apart from slow service in the Tim Bobbin Wetherspoons. But we did agree at the outset that the plandemic was not to be...
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    Sticky: Twisted Wheel - Technicolour Beat Several of...

    Twisted Wheel - Technicolour Beat

    Several of this had in the Prairie Schooner in Urmston. Some more beers later in the Grocers in Cadishead but the name escapes me!
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    I liked the Orb, the Quaker House and the...

    I liked the Orb, the Quaker House and the Pennyweight when I visited a couple of years back.
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    I'm not sure if the situation in tourist hotspots...

    I'm not sure if the situation in tourist hotspots has been picked up here yet but I foresee big problems with labour shortages this summer in hospitality:

    -EUers will have left due to Brexit and...
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    Sticky: A weekend in Leeds provided the Cuthbert...

    A weekend in Leeds provided the Cuthbert Broderick Wetherspoons, Revolution de Cuba, and Chaophraya - real ale followed by cocktails followed by wine! So only one contender really
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    I'd like to be able to recommend a few in...

    I'd like to be able to recommend a few in Lancashire from my time in Preston but there's only Blackburn's Drummers Arms I can think of.

    If you fancy a random excursion from Blackburn the single...
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    Popping out Friday as on a half day. My usual...

    Popping out Friday as on a half day. My usual favourite in Stockton has put a huge covering over all seats - so a pleasant day at 11C in strong sunshine would instead be chilly.

    So it'll probably...
  21. Thread: Lockdown 3

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    When healthy under 50s risk their health, and...

    When healthy under 50s risk their health, and their unborn babies' health by doing so, no.
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    My local growing up in Walkden was called The...

    My local growing up in Walkden was called The Cock. A pile of rubble now, but give it five years and that name might be deemed inappropriate :rolleyes:
  23. Thread: Lockdown 3

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    The point was more that the contract is out until...

    The point was more that the contract is out until April 2023 :)

    As pub goers our main problem now will be that lockdowns have become normalised. A bout of seasonal flu will see lurid campaigns...
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    Good question. We had an oven ready pandemic plan...

    Good question. We had an oven ready pandemic plan that stated lockdowns don't work.

    https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/005534-2021?origin=SearchResults&p=1


    “The Executive Office...
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    There'll be a vaccine-proof variant as...

    There'll be a vaccine-proof variant as evolutionary pressure will force it to mutate in the vaccinated. Plus lockdown is their goal.
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