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Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Quaco » 05 May 2016, 03:34

Looking for recommendations. Absolute most favorite places!
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 05 May 2016, 07:53

Tan Hill of course. Anybody's favourite after the effort to get there.

Jerusalem tavern, farringdon

Mahogany bar at Wiltons music hall, near tower hill

The old mitre, Holborn circus
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby The Dríver » 05 May 2016, 10:35

The Royal Standard of England in Forty Green, near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. My regular pub, in that we go there every fortnight for the quiz.

It purports to be the oldest free house in England. Was used for the interior pub scenes in Hot Fuzz and regularly crops up in Midsomer Murders, so I'm told.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby trans-chigley express » 05 May 2016, 14:17

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham was a favourite when I was a student and it was good to return there for our graduation 25th anniversary last year.
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and as mentioned Tan Hill Inn is a great one too, but probably because of the effort to get there.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby WG Kaspar » 05 May 2016, 19:02

The Southampton Arms in Kentish Town

Ye Old Fighting Cocks in St. Albans

The Chequers in Oxford (although any pub in Oxford would fit the bill)
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Quaco » 06 May 2016, 20:28

This is great. Keep them coming. I hope we get a good long list of them.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Quaco » 06 May 2016, 20:35

Do you usually hike to the Tan Hill Inn? Looks like it's a 7-mile hike from the nearest town. Or do you generally drive? (Looks like there's a road...) What's the most fun way to do it?
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 06 May 2016, 23:28

Quacoan wrote:Do you usually hike to the Tan Hill Inn? Looks like it's a 7-mile hike from the nearest town. Or do you generally drive? (Looks like there's a road...) What's the most fun way to do it?



You take it in on the Pennine Way. If you haven't walked there you don't deserve a pint.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby trans-chigley express » 06 May 2016, 23:58

Gruntbuggly wrote:
Quacoan wrote:Do you usually hike to the Tan Hill Inn? Looks like it's a 7-mile hike from the nearest town. Or do you generally drive? (Looks like there's a road...) What's the most fun way to do it?



You take it in on the Pennine Way. If you haven't walked there you don't deserve a pint.


Yes. I've only ever hiked there myself but you can drive there. Hiking is definitely the fun way to go if the weather is good. It can get very blustery and is pretty miserable in the rain.

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby trans-chigley express » 07 May 2016, 00:10

Another isolated pub that I use to enjoy going to is Jamaica Inn in Cornwall which Daphne du Maurier's famous book (and one of Hitchcock's early films) is based on. Sadly these days it's lost its isolated windswept character and is has become a tourist trap complete with souvenir shop and museum http://www.jamaicainn.co.uk/. Worth dropping in if you're passing by mind, especially if you're a fan of the book which I am.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Quaco » 07 May 2016, 00:18

I always liked this commercial!

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby trans-chigley express » 07 May 2016, 01:05

^^^^

I can't believe you ever saw that commercial :)

Surely they didn't show it in the States.

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Quaco » 07 May 2016, 02:06

:) Probably on YouTube actually, so "always" means a few years, I guess!
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 May 2016, 10:02

King William in Ipsden, South Oxfordshire :

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A beautiful listed building, stuck in rolling green fields and hills, with fab real ales too.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 07 May 2016, 15:15

Why do you want to know eh Quaco?
Hmmm?
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Polishgirl » 08 May 2016, 17:15

Inn at Whitewell, Lancashire - It's a bit lah-di-dah, but it's a great old building, with wonderful views from the back, and ticks several boxes for desirable pubbiness including roaring fires, flagstone floors and a mean bowl of soup.

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This is the view from the back:

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Also the New Inn in Pembridge, Herefordshire, which is actually very old indeed, with wonky floors and very idiosyncratic decor:

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Delicious food and drink, well-used by the locals, wonky floors, literally creaks with history.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Quaco » 09 May 2016, 20:38

Minnie the Minx wrote:Why do you want to know eh Quaco?
Hmmm?

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby the masked man » 09 May 2016, 21:09

Peterborough doesn't have many notable drinking holes, but Charters is something else altogether. It's a real ale pub on a barge situated on the River Nene:

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They do music nights at the weekend too. It is like nowhere you have ever drunk in before!

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 10 May 2016, 10:36

Three of my favourites in London are all run by Sam Smith's - the Princess Louise at Holborn, The Citie of Yorke at Chancery Lane tube, and the Lyceum on the Strand. they all traditional interiors usually with some private booths, and being Sam Smith's pubs the beer is as cheap as Sainsbury's basics range custard creams.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2016, 19:21

Went here with Django many times in Chester and hooked up with Kid P and Jumper K for awhile. It's right on the river.

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