Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2016, 19:24

Ye Cracke in Liverpool. Where John and Cynthia met on dates.

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Jeemo » 10 May 2016, 22:28

The Horseshoe in Glasgow, longest continuous bar in the world. A few jollies were held there. Fartpants, Jock, Rory (RIP), Default, Funky and me tried to name any punks with beards. We got stuck after Jet Black.

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Samoan » 11 May 2016, 15:12

The Bell in East Molesey, in Surrey just outside London is my sister's local. It's known locally as the The Crooked House, nice beers/good lagers on pump, got a big grassy garden out back and is extremely old -

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Johnny Fartpants » 13 May 2016, 19:40

The Crown Liquor Saloon on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. One of the most beautiful and unspoilt pubs in the UK, if not the world.

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 May 2016, 21:50

Johnny Fartpants wrote:The Crown Liquor Saloon on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. One of the most beautiful and unspoilt pubs in the UK, if not the world.

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That's beautiful. A shrine to beer.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 May 2016, 23:55

sloopjohnc wrote:
That's beautiful. A shrine to beer.


Nicely put. I've never been to Northern Ireland but those photos give me a greater urge to visit than any number of Giant's Causeway images.

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby The Fish » 14 May 2016, 21:13

Used to drink here on occasions, many years ago. The Fountain Ashurst. Famous as the setting for the Wings = Wonderful Christmastime video, although best to visit in winter if you want the log fire !

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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 May 2016, 21:48

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My local (literally the nearest pub to my house), The Boars Head at Standish, claims to be the second-longest continually running pub in the country, which is a vague claim of sorts. Supposedly its been a pub since the 15th century, although I'm sure I can recall it used to say established 16-something or other. Great pub, mind you, with good quality cheap-ish food.

The Brittania at Elterwater is a great pub in the lakes, serves properly expensive average food, but does let you nurse a pint to shelter from the rain:
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Samoan » 14 May 2016, 23:34

trans-chigley express wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
That's beautiful. A shrine to beer.


Nicely put. I've never been to Northern Ireland but those photos give me a greater urge to visit than any number of Giant's Causeway images.

The Crown truly is a wonder, like going into a chapel.
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Re: Favorite pubs ever (UK edition)

Postby Darkness_Fish » 15 May 2016, 21:26

sloopjohnc wrote: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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That's on the canal, rather than the river, isn't it? I know my Chester boozers quite well ;-)
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