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19 hours ago, Skids said:

Any recommendations in Lincoln? Looking for decent beer and pubs with interesting history. 

I know a guy from Lincoln I'll get in touch see if he can help. 


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Last time I was in Lincoln (admittedly over 20 years ago) a lot of the pubs were tied houses for the Mansfield brewery (and therefore outlets for Marksmen as in the defunct team). Ghastly beer. Given the history of that brewery, that might mean that there are a lot of pubs selling Marstons there now.

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Entries in the latest Good Beer Guide (out last week)  for Lincoln are:

Adam & Eve (25 Lindum Road)

BeerHeadZ (4 Eastgate)

Cardinal's Hat (268 High Street)

Golden Eagle (21 High Street)

Joiner's Arms (4 Victoria Street)

Jolly Brewer (27 Broadgate)

Ritz (143 High Street) - the token Spoons

Strugglers Inn (83 Westgate)

Victoria (6 Union Road)

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On 14/09/2019 at 16:34, Padge said:

The Swan and Railway in Wigan re-opened yesterday after a while being closed.

Once a thriving real ale pub its fortunes dived and it became scroats dive before it closed. A sympathetic refurb has been  revealing more of original mosaic tiled flooring. Haven't had a chance to visit yet but reports are good.

The restored back room has been named the Syd Abram lounge in on honour of the player who scored the first try at Wembley and I believe contains some of Syd's memorabilia.

For those visiting Wigan by train its the one opposite the North Western station.

Any other pubs worth a mention?

 

On 14/09/2019 at 16:51, Padge said:

Another expansion to the Wigan pub scene occurred last year. Some of you will know The John Bull Chop House in Coopers row, last year they cleared out the pool room upstairs and installed a complete new bar specialising in cask and craft beer and real cider. They have named it Hop House at the Chop House, it. has already won several awards. 

Sounds like a trip out to Wigan is in order. The only hitch is that there are no toilets on the pacer trains from Wigan to Southport and from Southport home! Can get a tad uncomfortable to say the least! 😬


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Just now, Griff9of13 said:

 

Sounds like a trip out to Wigan is in order. The only hitch is that there are no toilets on the pacer trains from Wigan to Southport and from Southport home! Can get a tad uncomfortable to say the least! 😬

Talking about pubs and trains there are now a number of very good micro pubs to be found very close to the railway stations between Waterloo and Southport. It's becoming quite popular to travel along the line stopping off to visit along the way. Here are a few worth visiting:

Waterloo - Stamps Two, Trap & Hatch, Four Ashes

Crosby - Stamps, The Corner Post, The Liverpool Pigeon

Formby - The Railway (real ale can be a bit hit and miss)

Freshfield - The Beer Station, The Freshfield

Hillside - The Pines, The Grasshopper

Southport - The Tap & Bottle


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The Three Pigeons in Halifax is an Ossett Brewery pub. They brew some excellent beers, Silver King, Treacle Stout, Excelsior, Yorkshire Brunette.  It's an art deco classic (I'm an art deco nut) and handy for the Shay.

Any coming to Dewsbury by train should call at the West Riding Refreshment Rooms, on the station.  They have a regularly changing menu of cask ales.  But they always have Taylors Landlord - my favourite.

The Cellar Bar near Batley station is similar in its selection of beers too.

Fernandes Tap and Bier Keller in Wakefield is worth a try, good selection of cask ales, plus Belgian bottled ales and Kriek on draught.  Just off Kirkgate.  If you're walking from the town centre to Belle Vue.


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48 minutes ago, Griff9of13 said:

 

Sounds like a trip out to Wigan is in order. The only hitch is that there are no toilets on the pacer trains from Wigan to Southport and from Southport home! Can get a tad uncomfortable to say the least! 😬

Some of the trains to Southport I have been on have had toilets. 

Speaking of Southport did you know that the Tap & Bottle in Cambridge Arcade is owned by Julian Burgess, brother of Victoria who has the  John Bull, who are the offspring of the famed Harold and Margaret long time landlords of the Bull. 

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21 hours ago, Jeff Stein said:

Last time I was in Lincoln (admittedly over 20 years ago) a lot of the pubs were tied houses for the Mansfield brewery (and therefore outlets for Marksmen as in the defunct team). Ghastly beer. Given the history of that brewery, that might mean that there are a lot of pubs selling Marstons there now.

Batemans, from Wainfleet have tied houses in Lincoln (they also have one in Hull)  Their beer is mostly cask


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18 hours ago, Skids said:

Thanks. I'll be there tomorrow.

Unfortunately Nick hasn't got back to me.


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3 hours ago, Griff9of13 said:

Talking about pubs and trains there are now a number of very good micro pubs to be found very close to the railway stations between Waterloo and Southport. It's becoming quite popular to travel along the line stopping off to visit along the way. Here are a few worth visiting:

Waterloo - Stamps Two, Trap & Hatch, Four Ashes

Crosby - Stamps, The Corner Post, The Liverpool Pigeon

Formby - The Railway (real ale can be a bit hit and miss)

Freshfield - The Beer Station, The Freshfield

Hillside - The Pines, The Grasshopper

Southport - The Tap & Bottle

Always worth jumping off the Wigan Southport train at Burscough Bridge to call in The Hop Vine, excellent for food if you can get a table. A short walk down the canal takes you to The Ship ( blood tub ) another one good for food.

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The bar at Huddersfield Station is good - Head of Steam? 

Great little micropub at Carnforth station - if there's 10 in its quite full

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Its Wigan Beer Week and The Hop House at the John Bull have just revealed their collaboration beer a cherry and vanilla milk stout named Bitter Sweet Symphony, I am not around to try it. If anyone does try it let us know what its like.

As part of Beer Week Hophurst Brewery having open sessions today at the brewery with a bus from Wigan town centre to the brewery at HIndley.

Details here

Bus timetable.

A Beer Bus will connect Wigan town centre to Hophurst Brewery in Hindley, which is hosting an Open Day. The bus will drop-off and pick-up (in both directions) at Formby’s in Hindley.

See below for timetable :-
Depart Wigan : 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 15:45, 16:45, 17:45
Depart Hophurst Brewery : 12:15, 13:15, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15, 18:15

Note : the pick-up/drop-off in Wigan is at the bus stop opposite the Royal Mail Sorting Office on Hallgate (next to the bus station)
 


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Popped into Wigan Central after Friday's game, Weird Beard takeover on for Beer Week, sampled a few different styles, all bang on!


Even though our utter, unquestioned dominance in the sport has ended, all Wiganers believe that we are really just indulgently letting the other teams win for a while in order to make it more interesting.

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On 16/09/2019 at 12:22, MattSantos said:

Back in the UK in a few week. Cant wait to go to a normal pub. Any recommendations in York would be welcome

I am just over and frankly you do not have to worry. Great pubs everywhere. 

Meltons is recommended for a meal. 


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On 19/09/2019 at 19:50, shaun mc said:

The bar at Huddersfield Station is good - Head of Steam? 

Great little micropub at Carnforth station - if there's 10 in its quite full

Yes, it's The Head of Steam. There's also The King's Head at the other end of the station buildings. The Sportsman is worth a visit. It's just a few minutes walk from the station.

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1 hour ago, longboard said:

Yes, it's The Head of Steam. There's also The King's Head at the other end of the station buildings. The Sportsman is worth a visit. It's just a few minutes walk from the station.

Is the sportsman's the one around the corner from the station after you go under the railway bridge, if that's the one you mean its a cracker.


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On 17/09/2019 at 21:53, Padge said:

Fantastic

Speaking of pub names Billinge had one called labour in vain (before my time) which was were the scout hut was opposite the labour club. The pub sign being an women having a little black boy in a bath. 

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2 hours ago, Padge said:

Is the sportsman's the one around the corner from the station after you go under the railway bridge, if that's the one you mean its a cracker.

That's the one.

As well as beers etc, they also do pies of various flavours.

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On 14/09/2019 at 22:02, JohnM said:

That looks really nice now compared to the last time I was in there before this refurb, probably about 5 years ago, when it looked a complete dive. Great to see an old pub on the up again.

 

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5 hours ago, bobbruce said:

Speaking of pub names Billinge had one called labour in vain (before my time) which was were the scout hut was opposite the labour club. The pub sign being an women having a little black boy in a bath. 

Similar LIV in York , another one was The Quiet Woman ''where cross grained men could spend a few hours in peace''

pub sign was a headless woman , head neatly tucked under her arm.

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On 19/09/2019 at 14:18, Trojan said:

Batemans, from Wainfleet have tied houses in Lincoln (they also have one in Hull)  Their beer is mostly cask

Bay Horse on Wincolmlee, closed down some time ago sadly. Although if you did turn up you would have the consolation that the excellent Whalebone is only a few minutes' walk away and you can also take in the Banksy on Scott Street bridge as well as some other fine street art.

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On 16/09/2019 at 16:37, Padge said:

If you start at the York Tap on the station you will start on a winner. 

It's good but I like the Sheffield version a lot more.

On more than one occasion we have caught the train to Sheffield and not ventured away from Midland Station before catching the last train back to Hull.


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Just visited the Swan & Railway after its refurb (mentioned earlier), absolutely stunning.

The Syd Abram lounge has some great stuff in there. Includes Syd Abrams original shirt and shorts worn when he scored the first ever try at Wembley.

If you are into rugby league history get your backside in there.

 


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

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This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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