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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by I_Will_Freckle
Am I the only one that doesn't miss the British pub?
Nope, I couldn't care less if I ever stepped foot in another pub ever again.
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by I_Will_Freckle
Am I the only one that doesn't miss the British pub?

I have three within 10 minutes of me.....I'd rather go to the bikies pub across the road though, at least I can roll home from there
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
Doesn't it just ... Our beach is covered in it !!!
About time they covered them with pebbles and wooden boardwalks then.

Perhaps adding donkeys, bright lights, Candy stores, more fishnchip places.

My negative is I can't remember what I miss ... that really pisses me off.
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by I_Will_Freckle
Am I the only one that doesn't miss the British pub?
What is a British pub these days anyway? Don't know what it was like in other parts of the UK, but in the Cotswolds where we used to live, all the old locals pubs had been bought up by redevelopment companies, gutted, refitted with trendy chunky tables and turned into gastro-pubs where you get charged 15 quid for a bowl of chips. In the five years we lived there, every pub within five miles was bought and redeveloped in order to sell high-priced food. It was very difficult to find anywhere you could go and just have a quiet pint. So, yes - in a way I miss the British pub - but then I'd miss it if I was living in the UK too, because I don't think it exists any longer.
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Originally Posted by Hutch
What is a British pub these days anyway? Don't know what it was like in other parts of the UK, but in the Cotswolds where we used to live, all the old locals pubs had been bought up by redevelopment companies, gutted, refitted with trendy chunky tables and turned into gastro-pubs where you get charged 15 quid for a bowl of chips. In the five years we lived there, every pub within five miles was bought and redeveloped in order to sell high-priced food. It was very difficult to find anywhere you could go and just have a quiet pint. So, yes - in a way I miss the British pub - but then I'd miss it if I was living in the UK too, because I don't think it exists any longer.
Should have gone to the Thornbury area... still plenty of good pubs round there... bit late now though !!
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
Should have gone to the Thornbury area... still plenty of good pubs round there... bit late now though !!
Or rural Essex.

My daughters village had 7 pubs!! Some "gastro" pubs but at least 3 very old fashioned English pubs. One still has an original Watneys brewery advertising plaquard outside
Not forgetting the creeking floorboards, beer smelling carpets, flat cap wearing pensioner propping up the bar (i'm sure he was stuffed and never left the stool) and dartboard in the corner.
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by Wendy
I have three within 10 minutes of me.....I'd rather go to the bikies pub across the road though, at least I can roll home from there
Thats not the "zummerzet" is it??........mm
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Originally Posted by mr mover
Thats not the "zummerzet" is it??........mm

Yep

They had a really good band on last week, I was very impressed
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Originally Posted by Wendy
Yep

They had a really good band on last week, I was very impressed
What band was that..............mm
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Originally Posted by mr mover
What band was that..............mm

I have no idea! I heard them from the yard when I washed the car and thought they were good so went across
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Old Nov 23rd 2008, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by Fleaflyfloflum
Or rural Essex.

My daughters village had 7 pubs!! Some "gastro" pubs but at least 3 very old fashioned English pubs. One still has an original Watneys brewery advertising plaquard outside
Not forgetting the creeking floorboards, beer smelling carpets, flat cap wearing pensioner propping up the bar (i'm sure he was stuffed and never left the stool) and dartboard in the corner.
Some of the best pubs I went to were in rural Devon where you could ride into the backyard and tie your horse up after a morning's hard canter over the moors. (Apologies to the souls of the forum for which this reminds them of their trips to M&S). Full of roaring fires, old men with pipes, girls in jodphurs, er me too Bogs filled with dirty pictures. One - this was 1993 - had loads of anti-EU journalism plasted in many places.

Most pubs are crap though not just because they are gastro-pubs but because they are full of blokes who can't see their feet who hate their wives - as my teacher used to say.
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Old Nov 24th 2008, 12:40 am
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I love going to the pub best way to socialise in my opinion, get to meet new people, big pub culture where we are everyone goes..on the negative side prehaps they go too often.
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Old Nov 24th 2008, 6:12 am
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StuckInBlighty - Have you considered moving from Packenham ? Perhaps somewhere more Australian ?

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Old Nov 25th 2008, 11:45 pm
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My no 1 negative...the driving!

I'm back "home" in Vic (Geelong & Melb) for a bit....the driving is outrageous. Fashion is appalling.... the trendy, up-to-date stores have purchased some Tesco and Top Shop designs, which were quite nice in the northern 2007summer (ie 18 months ago)......

My other negative is that I'm worried that I might get sunburned LOL.
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Old Nov 25th 2008, 11:53 pm
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Fashion is appalling.... the trendy, up-to-date stores have purchased some Tesco and Top Shop designs, which were quite nice in the northern 2007summer (ie 18 months ago)......
WTF is that horrible dress all about - the one where the skirt band is up round their tits - basically looks like they're wearing a garishly coloured colostomy bag.
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