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Black Country Bus Crawl - July 6th proposed itinerary

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DanielBrown
beers 4147 º places 290 º 11:25 Fri 5/31/2013

This schedule is excellent - so much quality. Itís a bit of shame to miss the Bull and Bladder (Bathams) and Ma Pardoes (Olde Swan) as they are both classic pubs, but there is only so much you can manage in a day.

Cotteridges Wines will undoubtedly put on a good show too.

 
DanielBrown
beers 4147 º places 290 º 11:34 Fri 5/31/2013

Oh and The Wellington is currently being refurbed..... Iím not sure when itís scheduled to be completed, but if in July, itís anything like the state itís in now, it wonít be worth a visit. But donít worry, the Craven Arms is also close to New St station and well worth a visit.

 
Theydon_Bois
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beers 12881 º places 853 º 11:48 Fri 5/31/2013

Bull and Pardoes were both on the radar Dan but like weíve both stated - you can only do so much on 8 or 9 hours.



Useful to know about the Wellington, Iím sure one of the Brum crew or yourself can check it out in 3 or 4 weeks time and see how itís doing.



Anywhere so long as itís a 5 to 10 minute walk to New St is fine.



Donít know the Craven Arms. Remember the Anchor from years gone by - hows that these days? Also heard of the Post Office Vaults (and have had a pint in what it used to be called í The Royal Mail ? í from memory, many years back). £25 a bottle Westvletern anyone ?!?

 
RichTheVillan
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beers 4685 º places 66 º 11:58 Fri 5/31/2013

The POV was the Royal Mail, and it gets really crowded donít think it fit our bus party in, people do pay 25 for a Westy 12 Iíve witnessed it.

 
tommann
beers 3012 º places 13 º 12:27 Fri 5/31/2013

I meant with the beacon, 20 blokes and a tiny serving hatch! The pub is worth it though.

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3082 º places 111 º 15:29 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by tommann
I meant with the beacon, 20 blokes and a tiny serving hatch! The pub is worth it though.


19 blokes and a tiny serving hatch. I will sneak into the back room and get my drink from that serving hatch and walk back round to the rest of you, mumbling the words Ruby Mild, Ruby Mild, I love you.

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3082 º places 111 º 15:33 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by RichTheVillan
The POV was the Royal Mail, and it gets really crowded donít think it fit our bus party in, people do pay 25 for a Westy 12 Iíve witnessed it.


What would you say is a fair price for a bottle of westy 12. I know how much it costs at source. But I know one day I am going to have to try it. But I have convinced myself it cant be as good as a Rochefort 8 or 10.

 
Theydon_Bois
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beers 12881 º places 853 º 16:19 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by SarkyNorthener
Originally posted by RichTheVillan
The POV was the Royal Mail, and it gets really crowded donít think it fit our bus party in, people do pay 25 for a Westy 12 Iíve witnessed it.


What would you say is a fair price for a bottle of westy 12. I know how much it costs at source. But I know one day I am going to have to try it. But I have convinced myself it cant be as good as a Rochefort 8 or 10.


its worth you buying me a beer on the 6th. remind me nearer the time to pack a bottle of it for you.

 
SarkyNorthener
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beers 3082 º places 111 º 16:27 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by Theydon_Bois
Originally posted by SarkyNorthener
Originally posted by RichTheVillan
The POV was the Royal Mail, and it gets really crowded donít think it fit our bus party in, people do pay 25 for a Westy 12 Iíve witnessed it.


What would you say is a fair price for a bottle of westy 12. I know how much it costs at source. But I know one day I am going to have to try it. But I have convinced myself it cant be as good as a Rochefort 8 or 10.


its worth you buying me a beer on the 6th. remind me nearer the time to pack a bottle of it for you.


Thanks Colin thats great, I will buy you a beer and a packet of Black Country Pork scratchings. I will try and find some decent local beer you havenít had yet to take back too.

 
BlackHaddock
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beers 4985 º places 434 º 21:15 Fri 5/31/2013

All sounds good to me: plus 1 for food please. The wife will not be joining us.

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