Pint pot price poser

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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby thirdcrank » 28 May 2019, 5:43pm

pete75 wrote:
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pete75 wrote:Newcastle Brown - don't you mean Zoeterwoude Brown? It's now brewed at Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands :roll:

I didn't know that but it doesn't surprise me. Another favourite from my student days was Younger's No 3 but that was dropped years ago AIUI. Successive governments have faffed about with legislation trying to reduce the power of the breweries etc but the big money just reorganises.


No 3 - I sorely miss that - one of the best dark beers in my opinion. Whitelocks in Leeds served a good pint of it.


Perhaps another reminder of your student days - a pic of the Leeds University Students' Union Bar in the 1960s, which IIRC was reputed to be the longest in the country (if not the Universe, or perhaps Leeds.)
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby pete75 » 28 May 2019, 6:18pm

thirdcrank wrote:
pete75 wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:I didn't know that but it doesn't surprise me. Another favourite from my student days was Younger's No 3 but that was dropped years ago AIUI. Successive governments have faffed about with legislation trying to reduce the power of the breweries etc but the big money just reorganises.


No 3 - I sorely miss that - one of the best dark beers in my opinion. Whitelocks in Leeds served a good pint of it.


Perhaps another reminder of your student days - a pic of the Leeds University Students' Union Bar in the 1960s, which IIRC was reputed to be the longest in the country (if not the Universe, or perhaps Leeds.)
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL


Thanks for that.
A bit before my time but recognisable. A lot more hand pumps in my day and the Watneys red barrel had gone. I alos heard tell it was the longest bar in the country.

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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby PH » 28 May 2019, 6:26pm

pete75 wrote:Newcastle Brown - don't you mean Zoeterwoude Brown? It's now brewed at Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands :roll:

Or now even White Plains Brown as they've also started brewing it in the US this year, though the news story said it had be "reimagined" for the American market :roll: I doubt the folks of Newcastle realised it had ever been imagined in the first place.

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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 28 May 2019, 7:32pm

I brew my own, Scruttocks Olde Shagnasty bitter, .50 Caliber Irish stout, and Olde Speckled Skinhead pilsner. Costs 30-35p a pint, and it's much better than anything a pub will sell me.
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 8:20am

I had an Old Speckled Hen glass until yesterday evening.
I'd filled the washing-up bowl with hot water and a squirt of washing-up liquid and lowered my glass into it. Nothing else in the bowl.

It shattered the instant it was immersed. :cry:
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby ferrit worrier » 29 May 2019, 8:53am

Here you are Mick if you want a replacement

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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby Mick F » 29 May 2019, 8:59am

We were given mine from the Crossed Rifles in Bridgwater. Looks like we need a trip up there! :D
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby philvantwo » 29 May 2019, 11:51am

Mick F won't pay for one!
I've got a few of the older Abbot ale ones from wetherspoons!
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby ferrit worrier » 29 May 2019, 7:09pm

I've got my own favourite "Pot"

"Trooper" from the Robinsons Brewery in Stockport.
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on the reverse is an inscription
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The Charge of the Light Brigade, which inspired the Iron Maiden song "The Trooper", took place at the battle of Balaclava 1854 During the Crimean war when 600 British cavalry courageously charged the massed Russian artillery. This brilliant but foolhardy assault resulted in a massive loss of life and came about due to a misunderstanding of an order given by the commanding officer, Lord Raglan.

just a few miles from home is a cemetery in Hale. on the side of the Chapel is a plaque commemorating a Private Palin.
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby thirdcrank » 29 May 2019, 7:23pm

ferrit worrier wrote:I've got my own favourite "Pot" ...



Assuming that's a pint-to-the-rim type of glass, and assuming that's how it was served, that illustrates my point near the start of the thread about how much you get in a pint. The shape of the glass exaggerates the amount of froth.

Purely on the weights and measures rather than anyone's taste in beer, I'll mention that Theakston's (Masham) have or had pint glasses with a stem, rather like a wine glass. I see from their online shop that it looks as though they have gone over to the same shape as in fw's pic.

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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby peetee » 29 May 2019, 11:29pm

About 6 years ago I had the misfortune to have to order a round of soft drinks from a perfectly ordinary pub. 5 regular orange juice and lemonade (obligatory 60% ice content) were a whisker under £20.
I haven't set foot in a pub since.
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby Sweep » 30 May 2019, 6:59am

peetee wrote:About 6 years ago I had the misfortune to have to order a round of soft drinks from a perfectly ordinary pub. 5 regular orange juice and lemonade (obligatory 60% ice content) were a whisker under £20.
I haven't set foot in a pub since.

Get yourself to a spoons, and ask for less or even no ice.
Apologies if covered upthread, but whatever happpened to oversize g!asses with a line?
They existed for a while, seemed to be an excellent idea for both parties, would save me asking for top ups.
Have stopped going to the rather well known supposed temple of real ale, the New Inn Clitheroe.
God fed up with the spectacular sloshing pouring technique of the bar staff. If you ask for a top up and question the a amount of froth decoration you are likely to be told that the customers like it that way. Would rather pedal or bus it to a spoons. Far superior beer pouring and staff attitude.

Edit on pricing: very nice strong porter at spoons skipton the other day. £1.99
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby philvantwo » 30 May 2019, 1:31pm

Went to Weymouth at Easter, took the bikes and stopped in Abbotsbury on a ride, 2 pints of cider was £9.10 in the Ilchester arms. Went to Wetherspoons The Swan in Weymouth on the evening, 2 pints of strongbow £4.98!!
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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby Sweep » 30 May 2019, 6:59pm

philvantwo wrote:Went to Weymouth at Easter, took the bikes and stopped in Abbotsbury on a ride, 2 pints of cider was £9.10 in the Ilchester arms. Went to Wetherspoons The Swan in Weymouth on the evening, 2 pints of strongbow £4.98!!


Strongbow is pretty terrible stuff though isn't it?

Am sure spoons would have sold you a better beer experience and quite possibly for less. The "branded" stuff tends to cost more than the often numerous guest ales. Always puzzled me why the brand tarts go for the stuff they do, but suppose they are subsidising me, so all is well.

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Re: Pint pot price poser

Postby philvantwo » 30 May 2019, 9:46pm

They had Thatchers as well but I prefer Strongbow, it's not that bad.
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