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Old 02-02-2009, 04:36 AM   #11
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The Gun and Spit Roast. It's a bit our of the way, I know... Horsmonden, in Kent.

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:36 PM   #12
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was extremely lucky to be able to study at Oxford for semester and basically lived at the Fox and Hounds...

All of the college pubs were amazing too since they were all something insane like 600 years old.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:48 PM   #13
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I'm going to cry now. It was so nice in the UK to stroll down to the corner pub for a meal and a few pints. Nothing like that here. I need to go back.

Oh, and no pubs here, even the ones trying to be authentic, serve the beer any warmer than freezing cold. And no cask ales to be found.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:07 AM   #14
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It needs at least 6 hand pumps, leather and a fire, on a canal opposite a farmers field.
Have a beer on me.

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:20 AM   #15
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I'd say The Bird in Hand in Mildenhall, but since it's the only one I've had the pleasure of spending any time at I don't have much of a frame of reference. At least the atmosphere is nice and they have real darts. I'm a sucker for a pub with real darts (none of those plastic tipped electric scoring dealies). Another big plus is that it's easy stumbling distance to a kebap (kabob) joint that takes US Dollars and billeting at RAF Mildenhall.

I went to a bar in Cambridge, but it wasn't what I'd call a true pub. Too modern and sterile feeling. I don't want to drink in a piece of modern art.

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Old 02-13-2009, 02:34 AM   #16
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Derby Tup in Chesterfield Derbyshire gets my vote, in fact it was voted best real ale pub in the UK for quite a few years back in the early 90's when I lived in the UK.

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Old 02-13-2009, 11:27 AM   #17
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Derby Tup in Chesterfield Derbyshire gets my vote, in fact it was voted best real ale pub in the UK for quite a few years back in the early 90's when I lived in the UK.
Hmm... that's no distance from here. I might have to give that a try.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:25 PM   #18
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Tap & Spile Guisborough north east usuallu has around 10 different real ales on Perfect!!

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Old 11-25-2009, 01:23 PM   #19
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Bob's definition sounds almost perfect to me. Throw in the cell phone ban and that's about as perfect as it gets!

I like hot food. i sometimes even like it in a pub......However, when the food gets too good it tends to bring in the wrong crowd, so yeah. Ploughman's lunches only! (Bread and cheese, Branston Pickle with a couple of pickled onions)

The best pub in England? In my experience, it was always the one that had ME in it!

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #20
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I had worked for an English company in Oxfordshire and would go over from time to time. The Turf brings back fond memories. I also remember the Black Prince in Woodstock. I had an Old Peculiar on cask and it was bad but I was afraid to tell them because I was a Yank, so I had my British comrades tell them. There was also the Chequers in Chipping Norton, where they let me pull a pint of cask ale.

I could have moved there but worried about the difference in salary and decided to stay in the US. I still question that decision.

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