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    ETA's awful pun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    ETA's awful pun

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    Puns are meant to be awful. That's how you know it's a pun.

    Have I missed something? "CAMRA yoghurt-knitters who like a selfie while clogging the bar with their hour-long half" - is that a thing? If this is a new way of annoying people, perhaps I should be doing it...
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    Will's review of this place really made me laugh - it obviously hasn't improved much since Stronger's equally hilarious review from 2009!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real Ale Ray View Post
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    Will's review of this place really made me laugh - it obviously hasn't improved much since Stronger's equally hilarious review from 2009!
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    Ivy House

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    Default The Hatters Arms, Marple

    Thanks to ROBCamra for his suggestion that I visit this one (when circumstances allow): The Hatters Arms

    It is indeed on my to-do list, being on Camra's inventory of historically important interiors.

    For what it's worth, Stockport County fans don't refer to their club by the nickname Hatters (even though it's an "official" nickname), preferring just County. At least, this is my experience from seeing games at Edgeley Park, and what I've been told when talking to fans in pubs in Stockport. Whereas Luton Town fans use "Come On You Hatters!" interchangeably with "Come On Luton".

    Little known fact: the hats made in Stockport were made of felt (from the Pennine woollen industry), while those made in Luton were straw (from agricultural by-products - straw plaiting was a cottage industry in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, though it seems to have started in a prisoner of war camp near Peterborough during the Napoleonic wars (see page 17 of this linked article)).
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    Default In the pub with Françoise Hardy on your mind

    Liked this one from Brainypool at Café René in Gloucester:

    Quirky. Calls itself ‘le pub’, has wine bottles covering the walls, French posters everywhere. It simply has to be tongue in cheek, since you then reach the bar to be greeted with a choice of gravity real ale, cider and perry. What a brilliant place, thankfully i timed my visit to Gloucester perfectly as this pub only reopened a few days ago. The interior is spacious enough and full of character, outdoor seating is available and food served but it doesn’t dominate the pub at all. Apparently it can be a brilliant raucous night out in normal times, and I can believe it. Some Françoise Hardy would have been nice but the 60s pop/soul music playing was just fine anyway. a must visit!

    On 8th August 2020 - rating: 9


    Thanks for reminding me about Mlle Hardy. Here's the young lady herself: L'amitie (there's no date on the video, but it looks like late 60s or perhaps early 70s, when she was in her mid-twenties; it's from an album released in 1965). Or how about this one, recorded when she was 60 years old: Tant de belles choses
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Liked this one from Brainypool at Café René in Gloucester:

    Quirky. Calls itself ‘le pub’, has wine bottles covering the walls, French posters everywhere. It simply has to be tongue in cheek, since you then reach the bar to be greeted with a choice of gravity real ale, cider and perry. What a brilliant place, thankfully i timed my visit to Gloucester perfectly as this pub only reopened a few days ago. The interior is spacious enough and full of character, outdoor seating is available and food served but it doesn’t dominate the pub at all. Apparently it can be a brilliant raucous night out in normal times, and I can believe it. Some Françoise Hardy would have been nice but the 60s pop/soul music playing was just fine anyway. a must visit!

    On 8th August 2020 - rating: 9


    Thanks for reminding me about Mlle Hardy. Here's the young lady herself: L'amitie (there's no date on the video, but it looks like late 60s or perhaps early 70s, when she was in her mid-twenties; it's from an album released in 1965). Or how about this one, recorded when she was 60 years old: Tant de belles choses
    Much more tuneful than this Hardy!

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    Bump to help out Komakino.

    Hopefully some more to add when the reviewing gets going again.
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