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    As rail engineering work has scuppered the planned trip to Cambridge and I missed Harrogate I am getting twitchy for a rail away day.

    So this morning I did some searching for cheap rail tickets to the Midlands and booked a day trip to Rugby for Wednesday 29th November, primarily because
    1) I missed the official PuG trip to Rugby a few years back and haven’t been for several years.
    2) I could get advanced singles each way at sensible times for under the current price of pint of ale in a Euston pub.( granted with old fogies rail card)
    3) The date fits for when the misses is in Bath doing the Christmas markets and I won’t be confined to the spare bedroom when I get home.

    More than happy if any PuG contributors want to tag along.
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    I'll be in court that day (jury, not defendant!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I'll be in court that day (jury, not defendant!)
    Enjoy...I did mine late May.

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    Good luck getting past the Seven Stars! (camra discount applies til ~17:00)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Good luck getting past the Seven Stars! (camra discount applies til ~17:00)
    Yes,which is why I will be leaving that one till the return to the station leg to give some others a fighting chance.
    Most noticeably The Merchants Inn and Raglan Arms, which seems to have been taken over by Black Country Ales since the official PuG visit some 10 years ago now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gann View Post
    Yes,which is why I will be leaving that one till the return to the station leg to give some others a fighting chance.
    Most noticeably The Merchants Inn and Raglan Arms, which seems to have been taken over by Black Country Ales since the official PuG visit some 10 years ago now...
    I've been to both the Merchants and the Stars in the past week or so (and fairly regularly anyway). Both are very good and should easily sustain a session given the variety and quality of beers although I think the Stars has shaded it over the past couple of years so I'd aim to leave plenty of time, and capacity, to enjoy it if possible.

    As you say, the Raglan is now a Black Country boozer but, as with many of them, does have a reasonable selection of guests (or did the last time I was in).

    The Rugby Tap is a micro which has changed hands from the original founder and I haven't been in since but it's close to the Raglan, on the way and was always worth a visit.

    Aside from that the Squirrel is something of an institution and although it won't have the most exciting ale selection they're always well kept and it's small size tends to guarantee a good atmosphere and The Victoria, just out of the town centre but not far from the Squirrel, tends to have a wide selection and is a quality Victorian boozer.

    I'd like to join you for some or all of it but the diary's still a bit uncertain.
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    I will be joining you Steve along with Big Steve, train tickets booked, arriving 10:45, departing 19:04.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Good luck getting past the Seven Stars! (camra discount applies til ~17:00)
    CAMRA discount no longer unfortunately. Tipsy Tuesdays now - 10 pints and get the 11th free. Doesn’t have to be all on the same Tuesday but the 29th is a Wednesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gann View Post
    As rail engineering work has scuppered the planned trip to Cambridge and I missed Harrogate I am getting twitchy for a rail away day.

    So this morning I did some searching for cheap rail tickets to the Midlands and booked a day trip to Rugby for Wednesday 29th November, primarily because
    1) I missed the official PuG trip to Rugby a few years back and haven’t been for several years.
    2) I could get advanced singles each way at sensible times for under the current price of pint of ale in a Euston pub.( granted with old fogies rail card)
    3) The date fits for when the misses is in Bath doing the Christmas markets and I won’t be confined to the spare bedroom when I get home.

    More than happy if any PuG contributors want to tag along.
    I will bear this in mind Steve,I can currently get return travel for under 40 quid which is good enough, it will mean at least one day off work for me and in reality probably two No promises at this point.
    Upon the collapse of the southern crawl I have now booked two nights in Sheffield on Fri 20 and Sat 21 returning home on the 4pm something train on Sunday, so some serious pubbing ahead, aided and abetted by Big Steve and looking forward to linking up with Will and Retired Martin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I will bear this in mind Steve,I can currently get return travel for under 40 quid which is good enough, it will mean at least one day off work for me and in reality probably two No promises at this point.
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    OK let us know nearer the time. With seven city centre venues in the recently published GBG24 I dont think we will be bored..
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