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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Some of you will recall that, once upon a time, there was a chat room on this board (which sadly led to its hiatus) in which I set up a room called the Pub, which I like to think was a great success. It was predicated on the conceit that we were all mates standing around in a bar discussing the game and generally 'chewing the fat'.
The concept was based on my 20+ years experience as a Landlord running Pubs in England, a profession from which I retired vowing to "never again pull another pint".
Life is a fickle mistress and, thus it is, that I find myself about to return to the trade. On Monday (6/8), courtesy of a well-known Brewery's request of assistance, I find myself taking over a village Pub once more.
Thus (and the reason for my posting) should any of my friends from this esteemed board - and that is pretty much everybody save Serling and BH (who are probably ,anyway, one and the same) - find themselves flying into Heathrow this year, my country pub is only some 20 minutes distant and affords not only excellent ales and food - not to mention erudite and convivial hospitality - but also overnight accommodation at extremely competitive rates, which will be further reduced for said friends.
I crave your indulgence for this preposterous piece of self-promotion.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pub
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I will keep that in mind if I come across the pond again, Bertie. My sister lives in Liverpool and I have been over to visit her twice. Another trip may be forthcoming next year. If I fly into Heathrow, I will stop by for a pint.

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If I would make it over that way...I'll bring my guitar and harmonica and play a few songs in exchange for a pints...

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 Post subject: Re: The Pub
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Bertie wrote:
Some of you will recall that, once upon a time, there was a chat room on this board (which sadly led to its hiatus) in which I set up a room called the Pub, which I like to think was a great success. It was predicated on the conceit that we were all mates standing around in a bar discussing the game and generally 'chewing the fat'.
The concept was based on my 20+ years experience as a Landlord running Pubs in England, a profession from which I retired vowing to "never again pull another pint".
Life is a fickle mistress and, thus it is, that I find myself about to return to the trade. On Monday (6/8), courtesy of a well-known Brewery's request of assistance, I find myself taking over a village Pub once more.
Thus (and the reason for my posting) should any of my friends from this esteemed board - and that is pretty much everybody save Serling and BH (who are probably ,anyway, one and the same) - find themselves flying into Heathrow this year, my country pub is only some 20 minutes distant and affords not only excellent ales and food - not to mention erudite and convivial hospitality - but also overnight accommodation at extremely competitive rates, which will be further reduced for said friends.
I crave your indulgence for this preposterous piece of self-promotion.

Bertie, there is nothing I'd love more, but I fear that I'm currently one winning lottery ticket away from my long dreamed of London vacation. Good luck to you.

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Best of luck Bertie with your new establishment! I wish you all the success in the world.

I hope to travel more when I retire. Your Pub will be on my "must see" list of places to visit.

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Actually Bertie, if you could, PM me. Mrs. AZBF and myself are celebrating year 25 of wedded bliss and are planning prospective trips in accordance. Need some numbers. Thanks. AZBF


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Bertie - what section of (Greater) London? I used to get there quite often for work. It's one my favorite cities.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pub
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BostonBuc wrote:
Bertie - what section of (Greater) London? I used to get there quite often for work. It's one my favorite cities.


It is actually outside of Greater London, in the countryside of Buckinghamshire (I think it's known as the Royal County!). So, north-west of Heathrow.
The Pub is on a Village Green.

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That would be a dream trip for my wife and I. I'd love to take you up on that someday soon! Congrats on the pub!

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Bertie - Such a classy and kind fellow. I may have to figure out a way to take you up on that offer. A long weekend in the English country side, an easy sell for the missus!

Az - Happy Silver Anniversary!!!


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