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Posted: 9 March 2011 11:13 AM
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This month our focus is on beer. Where’s the best pint you’ve ever had, be it for quality of beer or location? Would a great pub nearby sway your choice of site?
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Posted: 9 March 2011 11:46 AM
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The Seven Tuns Inn at Chedworth (Cotswolds -- 7 miles or so outside Cheltenham) -- both for quality of beer [Courage best at that time (in1974!) now Youngs and probably even better!] and for location/ambience -- BUT -- I was in love at the time! Yes, I am still married to her and the memory lingers on! (Ah----! I hear you say!)
A really great pub like that probably would sway my choice of site, certainly if a good source, e.g. Andy Stothert, recommends/uses a site AND says that there is a good pub nearby, it goes into my list of 'must visits'.
Lord Thornber's Hebden Bridge CL has just gone in for the same reason, and, I must admit,because it is very handy for a visit to friends in Wooldale (near Holmfirth) -- so northern or southern beer which to chose?

Cheers to all,


Colin.
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Posted: 9 March 2011 11:03 PM
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We definately prefer good Pub nearby & preferably with good food to accompany it.
Given a choice of sites in an area, the one with a Pub will win out, but it's also a great way to meet the locals & find out whats on or those elusive hidden treasures.

I wonder how many would weekend at outdoor shows, if there was no Bar available to socialise.
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Posted: 10 March 2011 9:03 AM
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We like it when we find a site that is within walking distance of a pub where we can have a good meal.

The meal would be more important than the actual beer on sale us being wine drinkers

Living in the middle of nowhere sadly we have no pub so it is always nice to find somewhere where we can have a chat with people

Would be interested to know if anyone can recommend somewhere in Lincolnshire as we haven't had that much luck in this neck of the woods.

Sue
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Posted: 10 March 2011 10:31 AM
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pelmetman - 2011-03-10 9:03 AM

Would be interested to know if anyone can recommend somewhere in Lincolnshire as we haven't had that much luck in this neck of the woods.

Sue


Hi Sue,

We have some pubs listed here in Linclonshire that allow overnight stays in a motorhome if that's any help

I'd personally recommend the Hundleby Arms, we stayed there last August, their 'Whale & Chips' is excellent!
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Posted: 10 March 2011 12:11 PM
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Booze and driving do not mix in real life and neither should they be mixed in either open forum or in a magazine because it sends out the wrong message to the very large minority of idiots who are incapable of accepting the dangers and do mix both.

If you really can't live without your alcohol fix then best to walk to the pub and back because in reality there is no safe lower limit and any alcohol has the potential to impair driving ability.

Our national drink drive limit is woefully out of date and should be lowered immediately.

It is people who make for good entertainment and not alcohol. Just as much enjoyment can be gained from soft drinks in good company as from alcohol - unless you are hooked and won't accept it?

And no - I am not joking.
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Posted: 10 March 2011 12:34 PM
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Tracker - 2011-03-10 12:11 PM

large minority



Is that bigger than a small majority?
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Posted: 10 March 2011 1:48 PM
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I dunno Dave - but it's larger than a small minority and smaller than a large majority and probably somewhere in between!
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Posted: 10 March 2011 2:30 PM
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And in addition to the original answer - what would you name as Britain's best pub! You never know, the bosses here may let us visit them one day - for research purposes of course!
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Posted: 10 March 2011 7:43 PM
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And in addition to the original answer - what would you name as Britain's best pub! You never know, the bosses here may let us visit them one day - for research purposes of course!


Well The Marble Arch on Rochdale Rd in Manchester takes some beating.

Untouched interior, micro brewery producing 1st class ales, excellent food. Lovely atmosphere, a really good mix of clientele.

It's got the lot. Only 7-8 minutes walk from Manchester Victoria station. I would recommend this pub to anyone, even a non drinker.

Martyn
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Posted: 10 March 2011 8:53 PM
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So many pubs, so little time.
The last pint I drank that realy grabbed my attention as being good was in Glastonbury, can't remember name of beer, it was dark and fairly strong and went down a treat, pub was called something like 'who would have believed it'.
A favorite pub when on holiday is the 'Bowgie Inn', this is more to do with location, a walk to headland to watch sunset, then walk back to the Bowgie for a pint whilst looking along north cornish coast as the light fades.
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Posted: 10 March 2011 11:40 PM
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Tracker - 2011-03-10 12:11 PM

Booze and driving do not mix in real life and neither should they be mixed in either open forum or in a magazine because it sends out the wrong message to the very large minority of idiots who are incapable of accepting the dangers and do mix both.

If you really can't live without your alcohol fix then best to walk to the pub and back because in reality there is no safe lower limit and any alcohol has the potential to impair driving ability.

Our national drink drive limit is woefully out of date and should be lowered immediately.

It is people who make for good entertainment and not alcohol. Just as much enjoyment can be gained from soft drinks in good company as from alcohol - unless you are hooked and won't accept it?

And no - I am not joking.


Tracker -
BUT the whole point is that Sites close to Pubs eliminates the NEED to drive & that is the crux of this thread.
I, like many others, don't NEED an Alcohol fix, but do enjoy an occasional drink, so I'll have one, but if intending to drive I won't drink.
Simples.
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Posted: 10 March 2011 11:50 PM
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pelmetman - 2011-03-10 9:03 AM

Would be interested to know if anyone can recommend somewhere in Lincolnshire as we haven't had that much luck in this neck of the woods.

Sue


Sue
A few for starters:-

Woodland Waters @ Ancaster.
Bar on site with choice of Pub or Restaurant meals available.

Short Ferry, Fiskerton - Bar meals.

Bainlands, Woodhall Spa - Bar/Restaurant on site
Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa - close to village Pubs & Bar Meals.

Orchard Park, Hubberts Bridge - Bar on site, Pub 3 to 4 minutes walk
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Posted: 11 March 2011 9:21 PM
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Bad news here today - Tom Woods Brewery is expected to go into Liquidation (excuse the pun) later this week.
They are a smaller independant brewery making traditional beers, who supply many local free houses & have also supplied Castle Rock for the Lincoln Season Finale Show, in the past.

So is the wholesale closure of Pubs last year, now affecting the brewerys' themselves.
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Posted: 11 March 2011 10:22 PM
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flicka - 2011-03-11 9:21 PM

Bad news here today - Tom Woods Brewery is expected to go into Liquidation (excuse the pun) later this week.
They are a smaller independant brewery making traditional beers, who supply many local free houses & have also supplied Castle Rock for the Lincoln Season Finale Show, in the past.

So is the wholesale closure of Pubs last year, now affecting the brewerys' themselves.


It wont be the last John

As this recession has a long way to go.
So whilst the unions threaten strikes, the golden goose's eggs will quietly disappear
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Posted: 12 March 2011 6:33 PM
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hi,
best pint i`ve had was "Ghost " brewed by york breweries, a lovely dark strong beer. I had that at one of the shows a few years ago.
Must say i have a zero tolerance to drinking and driving, but do like trying different ales when away.
cheers
casey.
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Posted: 13 March 2011 12:26 PM
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The Craw Inn a mile and a half off the A1, we stayed there on the way to Hull to catch the ferry! Camper in the car park we in room. Mine host and locals all great company.
As there is no proper, verifiable reaction test included in the driving test, I belive that our current blow in the tube test is discredited. This can also be proved by the way drug drivers are assessed, stand on one leg, and touch your hands above your head, walk a straight line. Whilst I strongly agree that alcohol does impair your ability, without a base line our current system is flawed. If a new car needs an MOT after 3 years, surely humans do as well, after passing a driving test, with the introduction of a reaction test that can be administered at the road side, perhaps a random light sequence that has to be repeated back within a short time to prove fitness to drive!
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Posted: 2 August 2011 11:30 AM
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If you stay on either of the Forest Holidays sites in the Forest of Dean, you've got to go to the Saracen's Head down below Symonds Yat, on the banks of the River Wye.

Stunning location, decent beer and pub grub. Best to approach it after a long walk around Lord's Wood on the far side of the river. As the rope ferry takes you across the river to the pub's front door, you can TASTE that first pint (I try me best not to dribble halfway across ).

Be warned though, it is one HELL of a climb up to Symonds Yat
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Posted: 2 August 2011 10:34 PM
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Near Ingleton in Yorkshire try:-
http://www.oldhillinn.co.uk/
- its a CL and pub with great food.
Near the M6 in Lancashire there is another CL/ pub doing great food:-
http://www.yehornsinn.co.uk/

Edited by aultymer 2011-08-02 10:36 PM
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Posted: 26 August 2011 7:28 PM
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Hi;
Loads of pubs in The Wolds, not sure about proximity to a decent site. That said, we stayed at a CL just outside Louth some time ago. Bit of a walk, but plenty of pubs etc in Louth.
I was going to ask about your chocolate testing; then realised it was a dog! (TIC)!
AlanB in Lincolnshire
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Posted: 26 August 2011 9:31 PM
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Spent last weekend with our grown-up kids on a CS in Suffolk, behind a pub with its own mini-brewery!
White Horse at Edwardstone. Excellent beer and very good and varied menu. The camping side is more than "just" a CS, as they have a couple of chalets, and B&B too. Highly recommended.
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Posted: 28 August 2011 9:16 AM
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OAL Moderator - 2011-03-09 11:13 AM

This month our focus is on beer. Where’s the best pint you’ve ever had, be it for quality of beer or location? Would a great pub nearby sway your choice of site?


For me personally, a pub nearby a site is a total irrelevance as i do not indulge in alcoholic beverages of any kind.

Overnight site facilities, costs, access to public transport, nearby to intended route, easy site access, local interesting places to visit are all important in varying degrees but a Pub is way down the priority list.

tonyg3nwl
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Posted: 2 September 2011 7:45 PM
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Forget all this nonsense about pub sites and beer. Like us head for the wine festivals in Banyuls-sur-Mer (dept 66) and Gruissan (dept11). Festival at Banyuls is 6 to 8 Oct with dancing and fireworks on Sat and wine tasting (3€ for a glass to use) followed by beach BBQ on Sunday. A great event even if you do not drink. Festival at Gruissan is 2 weeks later with wine blessing in church Sunday pm followed by wine sampling (fountain in square runs wine not water!) and entertainment. Stay on municipal site at Banyuls and aire de 4 vents at Guissan. Hope to see some of you there!
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Posted: 3 September 2011 11:35 AM
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tonyg3nwl - 2011-08-28 9:16 AM

OAL Moderator - 2011-03-09 11:13 AM

This month our focus is on beer. Where’s the best pint you’ve ever had, be it for quality of beer or location? Would a great pub nearby sway your choice of site?


For me personally, a pub nearby a site is a total irrelevance as i do not indulge in alcoholic beverages of any kind.

Overnight site facilities, costs, access to public transport, nearby to intended route, easy site access, local interesting places to visit are all important in varying degrees but a Pub is way down the priority list.

tonyg3nwl



This post should be at the top of every forum.
It is such a good example.
The OP wants to hear about pub sites - this is explicit in the thread title.
SO:-

Why does someone who has no interest in pubs feel they must post on the thread?
The post contributes nothing except to inform of the posters, self confessed, affliction.

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Posted: 28 September 2011 10:44 PM
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Best one so far for me is The California Inn at California Cross, near Modbury in South Devon. There is a CCC site across the road and a couple of other sites near by.
Real Ale on tap, Doombar from Rock in Cornwall is the best pint too. Must try the bread and butter pudding mmmmmmmmmmm, roll on the weekend.
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Posted: 19 November 2011 2:13 PM
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For me you wont find one better than " THE COCK IN CIDER "....no matter where you are, lol.
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