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Old 12-08-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default Which is the best pub in England ?

I have my nomination, but England members, if you have a view, share it with us. And what would make the perfect English pub ? For me it would have ONLY excellent beers served from the barrel tap, no dispense taps, it would not sell lager, wine, spirits, mixers or even soft drinks, friendly and knowledgeable bar staff, no hot food sold, no piped music, clean toilets, nobody under 25 allowed in, and you can keep the same pint glass all evening.........



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Old 12-15-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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Beerwise, I think it would have to be the Fat Cat in Norwich.



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Old 12-15-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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I've been to the Hob Goblin in Reading. Nice brews on tap and if your cell phone rings, they will bounce you out on your ear.

Turf Tavern in Cambridge is a nice place too.

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I've been to the Hob Goblin in Reading. Nice brews on tap and if your cell phone rings, they will bounce you out on your ear.

Turf Tavern in Cambridge is a nice place too.
The Turf's in Oxford isn't it?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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I am partial to the Green Dragon in Cambridge. I stayed at a friend of mine's parents house about 10 doors down from there and I loved it. They've got great food and it's right on the River Cam.

What I love about English pubs are the atmosphere. It's like going to somebody's house and hanging out in their living room. It's like a big social house party.

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Old 12-15-2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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The Turf's in Oxford isn't it?
Yeah, the Turf is in Oxford and it's a fantastic pub. There may also be a pub of that name in Cambridge, though if so I've not tried it.

Funny you mention the Fat Cat in Norwich, because I was going to suggest The Fat Cat Pub in Sheffield as the best pub I know.
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I like BOB's description, except I do like the hot pub food... at least a jacket potato. I ate at a pub for my birthday a few years ago somewhere in Shropshire... can't remember the village/name... somewhere near Much Wenlock or Craven Arms. But I had a steak there from locally raised beef that was to die for. So, I'd keep the hot food.

And they would have to have a good cider or two... for those who can't drink beer.

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I like BOB's description, except I do like the hot pub food... So, I'd keep the hot food.

mmmmm....steak and ale pie
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:02 AM   #9
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The one yer in, DOH!!!

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i agree that a pub should be able to serve hot food. the griffon pub here in bc has the best fish-n-chips tin the state with 30 beers on tap and 3 on the engines.



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