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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Never been in there, always gone to The Gate instead. Love an open fire. Will pop in.
    The Gate does great food , The Arkley is worth a visit they refurbished it last November too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post


    Pub at the top of my road. Food is good but over priced . Really friendly staff too. Was a hotel years ago, when they used to carry out hangings at the top of my road .
    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Never been in there, always gone to The Gate instead. Love an open fire. Will pop in.
    Oh, we must be neighbours. Love The Gate and know The Arkley well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peck View Post
    Flat-roofed pub you say... as usual Viz shows us the way:

    Quality!

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    I am lucky that our nearest pub is the Highbury Vaults (which any redsident in Bristol will know), and if you can venture 20m further you get to Beer'd (Craft beer and pizza - sounds hipster but is actually fantastic) or one of the Brewhouse chain, which makes great beer.
    If only I had more time to be in any or all of them...........
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    The three I visit in town are . . .

    The Dun Cow, for Castle Eden Ale




    The Half Moon, for Draught Bass





    The Victoria, for Raven Stout





    Of course all of them for a good chinwag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Oh, we must be neighbours. Love The Gate and know The Arkley well.
    I know The White Horse in Shenley too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doc View Post
    Although this is my spiritual "Local" in Cambs.
    The Ferryboat Inn, Holywell. Claimant to oldest pub in England



    I have tended bar, cleaned, worked in the kitchen, run the cellar (aged 15), helped put out a thatch fire and drunk here over the last 40 years. My parents still live in the village.

    If I bought a pub it would be this one.
    Used to drink in here a good 20 years go, cracking food also.

    Great thread.

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    This is our old local in Andover...





    I do miss it sometimes, even though we have loads more choice now we’re more suburban.


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    Just popped to my old local in Wendover, The Red Lion, love a pint of Fullers London Pride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Never been in there, always gone to The Gate instead. Love an open fire. Will pop in.
    Two pubs from back in the day as a former Cockfosters and Brookmans Park resident if you have not tried the Arkley give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Two pubs from back in the day as a former Cockfosters and Brookmans Park resident if you have not tried the Arkley give it a go
    I lived in Cockfosters too, Mart did you ever try the cock and dragon ? Loved the Thai food there and the beer garden. Now it’s called The cock inn and owned by the same group as the arkley and the orange tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    I lived in Cockfosters too, Mart did you ever try the cock and dragon ? Loved the Thai food there and the beer garden. Now it’s called The cock inn and owned by the same group as the arkley and the orange tree.
    Sure did last time was about five years ago was ok but like the other two a “ little up itself” they were all lunchtime pubs whereas the Gate we occasionally went to in the evening haven’t been a pub drinks only person for many a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    I lived in Cockfosters too, Mart did you ever try the cock and dragon ? Loved the Thai food there and the beer garden. Now it’s called The cock inn and owned by the same group as the arkley and the orange tree.
    ... and the White Horse.

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    Not stricly my closest but I will generally have a beer here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    I was going with my nearest being my local.
    But it really is a bad place for a beer.
    White Bear is pretty good but more restaurant than pub these days. My beloved Swan is now a Cafe Rouge :(
    There was a bar called Sweeny's - now another restaurant.

    On the High street there are two bars. The Crock of gold (known locally as the Crock of Shite), and the Hop and Vine which has mismatched cushions and people with trendy beards.

    The only shining light is the Woodman but it's up the other end of town.

    Funny thing is though, go two miles down the road to Ickenham and you can't bloody move for pubs!
    Whichever pub you go in the most is what id class as your local.

    I lived in Ruislip for 5 years, and only went in one pub there, the one at the end of the high street just down from CS Bedford.

    I always tended to go to Ickenham, Coach and Horses great on a nice day, but queues way to long at the tiny bar, and then there was good old spooneys.

    White Bear was my closest, but to many work colleagues in there, all talking shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Tuckers Grave, Faulkland, Somerset

    Bar area and seating area.

    "Giz a gurt big pint of thee best Zummerzet Zider yung'un"



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    Blimey, that brings back a few memories. That's where the Stranglers used to drink I was told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    That’s a co-incidence! They’re doing a great job on that house as it was in a poor state. If you fancy a pint next time you’re there let me know
    Sounds good to me!
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    The Harrow at Steep. Not strictly local to me (I live 20 miles away) but it's the best pub in the country and I go there as often as possible.

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    The Compasses at Littley Green. A lovely Country pub in rural Essex. Owned by a descendant of Ridley’s Brewery At Hartford End which sadly sold out to Green King but Ridley’s lives on as Bishop Nick. Still serving their incredible ‘Huffers’ too (massive rolls to folk not from these parts).






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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Here's mine in Soho... No exterior to speak of as it's in the basement. It's been there for more than 70 years.

    No signs outside, no lights. The entrance is through a nondescript black door then you go downstairs to the bar.

    Jesus, I think I may have been here. Was a few years back, was out to watch the rugby with a couple of friends. Australia vs Ireland (both said friends being Irish). Much later, things got a little... hazy. I have some vague memory of drinking something out of a small metal teapot?

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    Show us your local boozer!

    Walking distance from my house Jack’s Fountain , no walls or doors but it does have a flat roof.



    Side view is less attractive.



    They do have these mini kegs of Heineken served in frozen plastic glasses which is not as completely awful as it sounds .



    2 beers somewhere over a half but no where near a pint just cost $16 inc a small tip .
    Last edited by MarkO; 7th July 2019 at 23:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    The Harrow at Steep. Not strictly local to me (I live 20 miles away) but it's the best pub in the country and I go there as often as possible.
    The car looks *amazing*. What is it?

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    That's an Austin Healey 3000 or some sort I think.

    1960s class

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    You’d be crazy to buy an authentic one now; high prices for everything even remotely Healey related.

    Mate of mine has a Sebring replica with a Ford V6 (iirc) that is simply incredible for a fraction of the price.


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    The White Hart, my local in Cadnam


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    Quote Originally Posted by pembers View Post
    Whichever pub you go in the most is what id class as your local.

    I lived in Ruislip for 5 years, and only went in one pub there, the one at the end of the high street just down from CS Bedford.

    I always tended to go to Ickenham, Coach and Horses great on a nice day, but queues way to long at the tiny bar, and then there was good old spooneys.

    White Bear was my closest, but to many work colleagues in there, all talking shop!
    You have inspired me! I'm going take a walk up to the White Bear later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    You have inspired me! I'm going take a walk up to the White Bear later.
    Haha glad to have helped.

    Have one for me Dave 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by pembers View Post
    Haha glad to have helped.

    Have one for me Dave 
    Great night. Over charged for a round and when I mentioned it once I'd realised, the manageress insisted on printing off all the till reciepts for a forensic examination before any refund was given 😂

    Other than that though, jolly nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Here's mine in Soho... No exterior to speak of as it's in the basement. It's been there for more than 70 years.

    No signs outside, no lights. The entrance is through a nondescript black door then you go downstairs to the bar.

    Looks a rare old place, whats it called?
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    2000-2002 - The Anchor or The Row Barge, Henley-on-Thames.
    2002- 2003 - The Swan, Grendon Underwood.
    2004-Present - When in the North its Hooton Pagnell Hostel,

    and in the South it's either the White Swan or The Turks Head.

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    St Johns near Archway


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    Just reopened after a few years left unloved

    Great atmosphere, good food, young crowd plus great food

    https://instagram.com/theupinarms?igshid=1ciefjo8g627z

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    This is mine, Kirstile Inn near Crummoke. Great old fashioned pub with excellent beers and food:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Great night. Over charged for a round and when I mentioned it once I'd realised, the manageress insisted on printing off all the till reciepts for a forensic examination before any refund was given 

    Other than that though, jolly nice!
    Thats a bit of a pisser!

    Glad you enjoyed thou.

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    Did any Edinburgh folk ever go in the Holyrood Tavern back in the day? I used to love that place during my student days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    This is mine, Kirstile Inn near Crummoke. Great old fashioned pub with excellent beers and food:

    Perfection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    St Johns near Archway

    Superb photo, is it one of yours?

    I lived a couple of doors away in my uni days, absolutely loved the place

    Haven’t been for years - is the gents still configured so that if you’re not careful you could slip on the wet floor and slide right into the urinal?? Never actually happened to me but always felt it was only a matter of time/pints!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pembers View Post
    Thats a bit of a pisser!

    Glad you enjoyed thou.
    If ever you're back in the area, let me know and I'll buy you a pint 🍻

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDG View Post
    Perfection!

    Thanks mate, it really is👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    If ever you're back in the area, let me know and I'll buy you a pint 
    Ill drop you a PM when I'm over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    That a staple on my Thames river cycle path pub crawl. Lovely beer garden

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    One of last traditional pubs left in Basingstoke , turn left out of the Train Station 100yrds, the pub has no foundations and sits on clay
    Note the lovely 80s office block plonked right next to it !!, apart from the 2 Spoons in the town centre , the only pub doing real ale these days and a bottle of Light Ale

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurDALEY View Post


    One of last traditional pubs left in Basingstoke , turn left out of the Train Station 100yrds, the pub has no foundations and sits on clay
    Note the lovely 80s office block plonked right next to it !!, apart from the 2 Spoons in the town centre , the only pub doing real ale these days and a bottle of Light Ale

    I had a nice pie in there not so long ago. And you're right about the ale, a good pint.
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    Show us your local boozer!

    The Dreel Tavern in Anstruther.

    18th century coaching inn, with a great selection of local gins and real ales. Exceptionally good food, and a cracking (or actually, crackling) real fire in the winter. A jolly cosy place to be, and a 10 minute walk along the harbour, from home!





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    A real pub.


    duck and drake by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    That a staple on my Thames river cycle path pub crawl. Lovely beer garden
    Lovely jubbly. Haven't been on a bike pub crawl for a few years but really did enjoy them.
    Quite a few of us had at one time or other gone in t'cut (canal) but i was sober when i did it.

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