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    Default Cross Keys temperance inn near Sedbergh, Cumbria

    Not sure if the Cross Keys temperance inn should be on Pubs Galore. OK, yes, it's a public house, but on the other hand, you can't get an alcoholic beverage there for love nor money. Check it out at: www.cautleyspout.co.uk. Here's a brief history (from the same website):

    "Following a jolly evening at the Cross Keys a relative of a local family by the name of Buck was being helped home in the direction of Ravenstonedale by the then Landlord. It would seem that this relative fell down the river banking. In an attempt to assist him the Landlord fell into the river Rawthey and subsequently drowned. On the 27th October 1902 the Cross Keys was sold by auction at the Bull Hotel, Sedbergh, for £900.00 to Mrs Sarah Buck of Ravenstonedale. Mrs Buck re-sold it to Mrs Edith Adelaide Bunney who removed the liquor license, with the result that since 1902 the Cross Keys has been a Temperance Inn."

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    Debatably, you could argue that the site is about actual pubs first and what they serve, second. It is a grey area, but given the historical context of the place and the beautiful setting, I think it deserves to be be listed. It's not completely 'dry'. They have a BYO policy, with free corkage and glasses supplied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Debatably, you could argue that the site is about actual pubs first and what they serve, second. It is a grey area, but given the historical context of the place and the beautiful setting, I think it deserves to be be listed. It's not completely 'dry'. They have a BYO policy, with free corkage and glasses supplied.
    +1, site is about pubs really I think although the forum is full of Real Ale imbibers.

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    As you know we have gone over the question about what constitutes a pub, and what should qualify for inclusion on the site, ad nauseum. I've taken the view that in order to qualify for inclusion an establishment should sell alcoholic beverages, primarily because I wouldn't want to see the site full of cafes and sandwich bars. But I agree with A&H; this is a special case and should be included. I hope that when it is listed that Sheffield Hatter posts a recommendation about the history and, perhaps even more importantly, points out that it doesn't sell alcohol in order to warn any unwary travellers!

    I might even ask for The Turk's Head down at Wapping to be included. This is now a cafe, but housed in an old pub with all the original pub signage still in place.

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    The Temperence pubs were an integral part of the country's drinking history and I have no problem acknowledging their part on this site. I recall some time ago (may have been on the other channel) bringing up the subject of a Muslim pub somewhere around Manchester way which is to all intents and purposes a pub albeit sans alcohol. One could argue that such pubs are of interest to some sections of the community and therefore worthy of inclusion although I would hope the first person to review such a place underlines the appropriate shortcomings.

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    In my worst nightmares I wonder about the future of the pub in a dry England:would we go to the pub soley for the company and the wide choice of soft drinks or food?I'm not sure.I dothink that the Temperance pubs are an important part of the equation,and although I've never been in the Cross Keys, its a fine looking place, in a wonderful part of the Dales

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Not sure if the Cross Keys temperance inn should be on Pubs Galore. OK, yes, it's a public house, but on the other hand, you can't get an alcoholic beverage there for love nor money. Check it out at: www.cautleyspout.co.uk. Here's a brief history (from the same website):

    "Following a jolly evening at the Cross Keys a relative of a local family by the name of Buck was being helped home in the direction of Ravenstonedale by the then Landlord. It would seem that this relative fell down the river banking. In an attempt to assist him the Landlord fell into the river Rawthey and subsequently drowned. On the 27th October 1902 the Cross Keys was sold by auction at the Bull Hotel, Sedbergh, for £900.00 to Mrs Sarah Buck of Ravenstonedale. Mrs Buck re-sold it to Mrs Edith Adelaide Bunney who removed the liquor license, with the result that since 1902 the Cross Keys has been a Temperance Inn."

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    As the person who suggested that the pub should be added, I would of course say that it should be listed on the site!

    However, I will admit that there is a minor technical difference between this and the remaining 99.998% of listed pubs in that it doesn't actually sell any beer...

    However, even bearing that in mind, it is in all other respects a pub and (in my opinion) fully deserving its place on this site - which is, after all, Pubs Galore rather than Beer-serving Pubs Galore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Pubs Galore rather than Beer-serving Pubs Galore!
    Be careful of that defence, it can come back to haunt you, I know

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    However, even bearing that in mind, it is in all other respects a pub and (in my opinion) fully deserving its place on this site - which is, after all, Pubs Galore rather than Beer-serving Pubs Galore![/QUOTE]

    In my opinion a PUB is an establishment that serves beer and other alcoholic drinks and i would say that 99.998% of people using the Pubs Galore site and the Forum do this because of their love of Beer and Pubs.

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    If by beer you mean lager then you are probably right, but I would be happy to guess that 90%+ of the main site users are drinkers of the fizzy stuff, they are just less likely to review and even less likely to be on the forum.

    Why show closed pubs if we are only interested in if they serve beer though?

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