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Favourite pubs

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and live music

good choice

It's a good pub and I don't mind a bit of live music, but it does tend to be a little overpowering in the main bar

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The Crown on Bradley Lane at Standish used to be pretty good when I was a plastic Wiganer. There was also a pub opposite the Beeches in Standish - Dog and Gun? Dog and Partridge? that wasn't bad.

Forgot The Crown, good call.

The Dog and Partridge has closed down and is now a gun shop called The Dog and Cartridge.

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In Wigan I like the The Old Pear Tree and also Harry's Bar is always worth a visit.

The Old Pear Tree has suffered through continually changing hands and isn't a patch on what it used to be.

Harry's Bar aghast.gifleggit.gif

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The Old Pear Tree has suffered through continually changing hands and isn't a patch on what it used to be.

Harry's Bar aghast.gifleggit.gif

It's probably 3 or 4 years since I was at The Old Pear Tree so if its gone downhill then that's a shame cos it used to be a very decent pub.

As for Harry's Bar - I didn't say it was any good, just that it was worth a visit for the entertainment and curiosity factor, you know what I mean.

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Cliched I know, but my favourite at present is my local, the Hare & Hounds (or Lane Ends as it's known locally) in Old Town, just outside Hebden Bridge. Full range of Tim Taylor's beers which are all excellently kept, you're always welcomed at the bar by the locals and the staff, and the landlord and landlady are great. The food is not bad either.

An excellent pub!! We have played there on several occasions (The Mouldy Joes) next time we do say hello to the bassist, that'll be me :-)

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The Lane Ends is a good pub. Its drawback for me is the preponderance of Timothy Taylor's beers, although I know they are popular in the West Riding.

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The Lane Ends is a good pub. Its drawback for me is the preponderance of Timothy Taylor's beers, although I know they are popular in the West Riding.

Well I suppose it's a matter of taste. For me hand-pulled Taylor's "Landlord Bitter" is the supreme example of a northern bitter beer.

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An excellent pub!! We have played there on several occasions (The Mouldy Joes) next time we do say hello to the bassist, that'll be me :-)

Yes, will do. I've heard you enough times in there. If I'd have realised a little earlier, I could have when you played a few weeks ago!

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The Lane Ends is a good pub. Its drawback for me is the preponderance of Timothy Taylor's beers, although I know they are popular in the West Riding.

I was never that much of a fan until I tried something other than Landlord, which I'm still not that fussed for. I have grown quite attached to my usual pint of Golden Best, though I wouldn't say it's my favourite beer.

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I've never liked Landlord it's too sweet.

Bradford city centre now has several really good proper-beer pubs.

On the other hand, in my long-term stomping ground, Wibsey pubs used to sell terrific proper beer. Now there's only the Dog & Gun and Upper George where I can rely on getting a good pint.

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I was never that much of a fan until I tried something other than Landlord, which I'm still not that fussed for. I have grown quite attached to my usual pint of Golden Best, though I wouldn't say it's my favourite beer.

A few years ago they did an aniversary version of Landlord that was stronger than normal - I remember having a pint in the Farrands in Bingley - it was ok. Ram Tam is also a great drink. I'm also fond of Ossett Excelsior and Leeds Best. I never drink Tetleys these days on principal so I've no idea what it taste like. Sam Smiths is a bit of an aquired taste - but I quite like it and it is cheap. The New Inn at Gildersome serves an excellent pint in a classic art deco reproduction pub.

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The Cross Keys, Siddal, Halifax newly (re) opened as a real ale pub, lots of interesting and varied beers. Live music on sunday afternoons and always an interesting and varied topic of conversation to be had.

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I've never liked Landlord it's too sweet.

Bradford city centre now has several really good proper-beer pubs.

On the other hand, in my long-term stomping ground, Wibsey pubs used to sell terrific proper beer. Now there's only the Dog & Gun and Upper George where I can rely on getting a good pint.

Miserable pub is the Upper George.

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A few years ago they did an aniversary version of Landlord that was stronger than normal - I remember having a pint in the Farrands in Bingley - it was ok. Ram Tam is also a great drink. I'm also fond of Ossett Excelsior and Leeds Best. I never drink Tetleys these days on principal so I've no idea what it taste like. Sam Smiths is a bit of an aquired taste - but I quite like it and it is cheap. The New Inn at Gildersome serves an excellent pint in a classic art deco reproduction pub.

I like Ram Tam as an odd pint now and again, but couldn't drink many of them, whereas I can (and do!) drink Golden all night.

I'm quite a fan of Copper Dragon's beers, and also like most of the Masham sourced ales, from either of the brewerys. I always like to try different beers when I get a chance, so it's good that there are a few pubs in Hebden that have regular changes of guest ales from all across the country.

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Miserable pub is the Upper George.

You presumably haven't been in on a Sunday evening straight after a game at Odsal. Misery is in short supply.

:)

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You presumably haven't been in on a Sunday evening straight after a game at Odsal. Misery is in short supply.

:)

Nah, the wrong way for me these days, don't live in Wibsey anymore.

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There's a real ale day on tomorrow in the Coral stand at Odsal.

Beers on draft - Saltaire Blonde, Saltaire cascadian black, Saltaire pride. Beers in bottles include; Timothy taylors Landlord, Kelham Island pale rider, Copper dragon brewers choice, copper dragon golden pippin, Goose eye Wonkey donkey, Felinofel Double dragon, Croptons Honey Gold, Roosters Londinium, Roosters Fort Smith, Saltaire Raspberry Blonde, Saltaire Hazelnut porter, dark star espresso stout, moorhouses pendle with RCH Pitchfork, havieston schiehallion, Black sheep monty python, Black sheep Riggwelter, Oakham Inferno, Ossett Excelsior

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I like Ram Tam as an odd pint now and again, but couldn't drink many of them, whereas I can (and do!) drink Golden all night.

I'm quite a fan of Copper Dragon's beers, and also like most of the Masham sourced ales, from either of the brewerys. I always like to try different beers when I get a chance, so it's good that there are a few pubs in Hebden that have regular changes of guest ales from all across the country.

Ram Tam and Golden Best in good condition are quality brews. Modern trend to not call a mild a mild has been in force with Taylors for years. Best most people supping them would not realise they are milds.

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In Wigan we have had The Silver Tally (formerly The Foresters) , The Raven and Bird I'Th Hand (T'Hen 'ole) re-open in the last 12 months or so. Common to all locally sourced real ale and a simple but effective menu.

The Ring-O-Bells a bit further out near Burscough has re-opened as has The Stocks Tavern at Parbold. The RoB was a dreadful pub before it closed, never been in since it re-opened though someone elsewhere on this thread has given it a glowing report.

We once got lost in Wigan,early days of the DW,and my mate was driving and kept stopping at pubs to ask directions Some of the pubs were great looking traditiolnal pubs and I had half in a fewI cant remember there names.

Leeds well there are still pubs with goodbeer and I also wont drink tetley's on principle.In town I like the Templar because its kept its identity and hardly changed its interior at all,My favourite local is the Westend house in Kirkstall great beers,although I am told the nearby old Bridge inn has been taken over by Kirkstall brewery so I am looking forward to calling in there

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One big difference between Leeds and Bradford is that so many Leeds pubs are enormous. It must have been quite an experience in the 50's and 60's to be in such big packed atmospheres.

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Ram Tam and Golden Best in good condition are quality brews. Modern trend to not call a mild a mild has been in force with Taylors for years. Best most people supping them would not realise they are milds.

Gold Best is certainly a pale mild. It's quite like a weaker IPA. Ram Tam is a darker version of either Best or Landlord... I can't remember which off the top of my head, but the only difference is Ram Tam has molasses added.

Taylor's Dark Mild is what they brew as, well, a dark mild. :D

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And there I was muddling my Ram Tam and Dark Mild - need to get out more often. ;)

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I have a few favourite pubs, not all to do do with RL though

I learnt my drinking in the White Horse in Irlam

But never really had a favourite Manchester pub, " The Widows" on the corner of Cemetry Rd was my usual Friday night haunt until I moved out of Salford

In Uxbridge The 3 Tuns was the place to drink for real ale, and had quite a few in there

Although the Turks Head & The Heath Tavern were local to me and friendly enough in Hillingdon

In Hastings, Real ale round the corner in the North Star, and 4 types of Lager for those who like it, Old Town I like the Old Pumphouse, or The Dolphin (Both Shepherd Neame), TC I like Modo, as they will put Rugby League on the TV when asked, as will The Cutter in Old Town, live music at The Carlisle most weekends, and a few other pubs around the TC

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And there I was muddling my Ram Tam and Dark Mild - need to get out more often. ;)

Maybe less! ;)

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