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Have discovered the benefits of drinking wine bought in Calais supermarkets.
Exceptionally acceptable 'Vins de pays' available for about 1 a 75 cl bottle equivalent - so now I drink less in pubs - and less often!
I do appreciate pubs where you can have a conversation [either with friends or the locals, who know the score, which I, as a visitor, do n o t !] without having to shout!
Not sure if this site is about fine ales, or pubs. I rarely drink beer, even in private, preferring cider, although Scrumpy hasn't passed my lips for twenty-five years or more, since I had to crawl home, literally crawl - about 20 yards - with all the banshees of hell trying to tilt my horizon every which way, after about four pints of the stuff ...
Decidedly mature/old/antique/antediluvian, I suppose I'm of the "Flog-em, Hang-em, Disembowel-em, and then burn the body" tendency.
Would you guess that?

Username: railtracksurvivor

Age: 69

Sex: male

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The Peacock, Nantwich

Don't think I've been in the Peacock for thirty-five years; stopped off there on my way north to Liverpool a couple of times in the seventies, if memory serves me well. Sunday evenings, about seven. A bit of a break in the journey.
Lord alone knows what it's like now.
I note that previous posters did not seem to be hugely impressed, but it was OK - a six, perhaps - when i visited.

No rating now - a third of a century later!

17 Aug 2011 20:39

Ryans Bar, Purley

visited this - in tyhe Brass Monkey incarnation - some months ago - perhaps a year . . . .
It did need far more places for old fogeys like the present writer to rest their weary bones.
But a nice place; seems it's now closed.

As closed now - I will not rate.

17 Aug 2011 20:32

The Kings Head, Hythe

Visited at the weekend. I did not have any beer to drink - but the wine was good. AND - luscious food! What really impressed were the lunch offerings. Starters were very nice - mushroom, and 'black pudding and bacon'. Scrumptious. Two main courses for 10. Home-made pies, delightful liver and bacon - and all with fresh veg that tasted as if it had been picked that morning!
Service throughout was exemplary.
Very much appreciated - thanks!
Note that they cook to order, so there is a bit of a wait [20 minutes, perhaps] between ordering and eating - whilst the food cooks, plainly. But the wait is 'soooo' worth it!
I have already recommended this pub to friends/colleagues for the food.
As I didn't sample the Shephed Neame beers, none of us did, it would be unfair to rate above an eight; the food is worth a good nine - but food is not the only thing in a pub, as many reading this will know.
If in Hythe - I will return!

17 Aug 2011 20:07

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