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I was in Wainwrights in the Langdales a couple of weeks ago, thats worth a visit for the shoulder of lamb and choice of ales, they do a beer paddle which holds three 1/3 pints meaning you can have a taste of everything they've got and still walk in a straight line!

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Leeds:- Used to like drinking in The Roscoe in Leeds as a young man before it was flattened;The Roscoe that is. Always liked The Grove too and the music sessions and The Adelphi in its glory days. The Garden Gate, the Victoria, Duke and Drake, The Wrens, The Whip, Whitelocks, The Fenton were other favourites. I have an occasional pint in Mr Foley's these days.

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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

The Templar - like the Palace is a former Melbourne house.

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I was in Wainwrights in the Langdales a couple of weeks ago, thats worth a visit for the shoulder of lamb and choice of ales, they do a beer paddle which holds three 1/3 pints meaning you can have a taste of everything they've got and still walk in a straight line!

Been a while since I was last in there, but the shoulder of lamb is a must. Lots of places to the beer paddle thing, though I've never seen the point myself; sampling all on offer and NOT being able to walk in a straight line is much more fun. :D

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Leeds:- Used to like drinking in The Roscoe in Leeds as a young man before it was flattened;The Roscoe that is. Always liked The Grove too and the music sessions and The Adelphi in its glory days. The Garden Gate, the Victoria, Duke and Drake, The Wrens, The Whip, Whitelocks, The Fenton were other favourites. I have an occasional pint in Mr Foley's these days.

Used to have a regular gig in the grove on blues nights: they used to sell some great examples of the products of deuchars amongst others

The roscoe lives in a nearby former working men's club: decent beer and lots of live bands including an Asian punk band call the sex patels and lots of local acts

There are some good modern pubs in Leeds

Arcadia in headingley and its sisters east of Arcadia in meanwood and the town street tavern in horsforth great beers including European lagers and a good ambience no machines canned music just people talking supping and eating

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I don't know how this one does these days, last time I was there was to watch St.Judes play Rochdale in the CC a few years ago, but The Cemetery in Rochdale just up the road from the ground used to be a cracker.

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when i'm across at the in laws i always make a bee-line for Nellies in Beverly

An absolute gem of a boozer.

Perhaps 10/15 years ago, I was asked to put two electric :O lights in Nellies.

The story was this...It had started to get a bit of a reputation as a drugs den but, every time the Police raided it, the punters turned the gas lights off. :D

So the Police threatened the landlord with closure unless he got some electric lights installed that could only be operated from behind the bar, the idea being that when the Police turned up, the lights were turned on. I had to try and install them in such a way that they looked like antique stuff they'd added to the decor so as not to arouse suspicion.

The first Police raid after this was, however, not much of a success. When they turned the lights on, nothing happened.

Seemed someone had already pinched the bulbs out of both fittings.

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The Templar - like the Palace is a former Melbourne house.

I Like the Templar because its now clientelle seem like those who used to go in the old pubs in th60s -70s.I can recognise old melbourne house's though I never drunk the legendery melbourne bitter although Ive sopke to people younger than me who tell me "you couldnt beat melbourne bitter"Aparently it didnt give a hangover

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Some good suggestions - I didn't expect this level of response when I posted the thread!

When I lived in Lancaster a decade ago I was spoilt for choice when it came to decent pubs, and then I moved to Hindley, between Wigan and Leigh, where the majority of pubs are 7-day a week Karaoke with ###### beer. The nearest you can get to a good pub crawl here is to start at the Eddington, up by the station where you can get a pint of Holts for less than two quid, then the excellent Hare and Hounds which serves Stringers from Ulverston and has a good following for televised RL, ending up at the Red Lion.

I'm hoping to get to an Oxford RLFC game this summer - plenty of decent pubs within 15 minutes walk of the game in the St Clements area of the city, including one of my favourites, the Cape of Good Hope, which is just a couple of minutes walk from the Iffley Rd. ground.

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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.

It was. Places like the Fford Green in Harehills were like the wild west

Don't like the telegraph review of Nellie' s. It genuinely was stepping back in time when I first went. Women were not banned, just confined to one room and it was frostily pointed out that they did not have a ladies toilet

Men had a wall to pee up out the back.

It had not been cleaned for 200 years. Putting a bar in ruined it.

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I Like the Templar because its now clientelle seem like those who used to go in the old pubs in th60s -70s.I can recognise old melbourne house's though I never drunk the legendery melbourne bitter although Ive sopke to people younger than me who tell me "you couldnt beat melbourne bitter"Aparently it didnt give a hangover

Yes I never drank it, Tetleys took Melbourne over in the early sixties, presuambly they still have the recipe for the beer somewhere. The Fleece (MIddle 'oil) in Churwell was a former Melbourne house,it had a beautiful mosaic of the Melbourne Courtier logo. The pub is now a Tesco but the mosaic lives on incorporated into one of the walls.

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Been a while since I was last in there, but the shoulder of lamb is a must. Lots of places to the beer paddle thing, though I've never seen the point myself; sampling all on offer and NOT being able to walk in a straight line is much more fun. :D

What can I say, I'm a light weight, as much as I love the proper stuff I can't drink more than 3 or 4 pints of it without suffering! So its the only way us shandy drinkers can get a taste of everything without setting up camp for a week!

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What can I say, I'm a light weight, as much as I love the proper stuff I can't drink more than 3 or 4 pints of it without suffering! So its the only way us shandy drinkers can get a taste of everything without setting up camp for a week!

three or four pints is plenty mate

I've cut down my drinking radically over the last few years, more still in recent months.

When I do have a drink I enjoy it far more than I used to and I don't bother at all if I'm in a gaff where the beer is ####: this includes just about all rugby league grounds. I never have a drink 'because it's there' any more. If there's nothing I fancy I don't bother a all andhave a glass of pop.

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Yes I never drank it, Tetleys took Melbourne over in the early sixties, presuambly they still have the recipe for the beer somewhere. The Fleece (MIddle 'oil) in Churwell was a former Melbourne house,it had a beautiful mosaic of the Melbourne Courtier logo. The pub is now a Tesco but the mosaic lives on incorporated into one of the walls.

My first local in the mid60s was The old Oak Tree on Leeds and Bradford road Bramley,now long since gone,and it was a Ramsdens house .I just caught the backend of Ramsdens at that pub before ateeey took over,Ramsdens mild was a great pint

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My first local in the mid60s was The old Oak Tree on Leeds and Bradford road Bramley,now long since gone,and it was a Ramsdens house .I just caught the backend of Ramsdens at that pub before ateeey took over,Ramsdens mild was a great pint

I remember Ramsden's. Was it Stone Trough Beer that they advertised? There was a Ramsden pub near the judo club in Armley I have used to have a pint in afterwards. No idea what it was called now but agree the mild was excellent.

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I remember Ramsden's. Was it Stone Trough Beer that they advertised? There was a Ramsden pub near the judo club in Armley I have used to have a pint in afterwards. No idea what it was called now but agree the mild was excellent.

our students union sold Ramsdens in the brewey' final days. Unfortunatly like the rst of the slops on sale-hence most people supped Newcastle Brown it was on electric pumps.

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I remember Ramsden's. Was it Stone Trough Beer that they advertised? There was a Ramsden pub near the judo club in Armley I have used to have a pint in afterwards. No idea what it was called now but agree the mild was excellent.

The Upper George in Wibsey is obliged, by council decree, to retain its leaded light rear windows that are inlaid with the Ramsden's crest.

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In St Leonards-on-Sea is the worst collection of pubs you can imagine, The Nags Head on Gensing Rd is a darts pub (Unless you are Championship standard, don't expect to get into double figures in here), and the beer is OK, the rest of SLOS pubs are awful beer apart from The North Star which runs a loyalty card for it's (well kept) real ales - Buy 9 get 1 free - plus 5 types of draught lager, 4 ciders. Sister pub the General Havelock has the same beers, plus an amazing range of 1920's wall tile pictures, maybe even earlier than that.

The Old Town in Hastings has some decent boozers as I mentioned earlier, but the town centre is pretty lower average.

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whats that "loyalist" pub just off the front in scarboro called?

Loyal to what?He or she or them or it?

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