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Bird in Hand.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Stevieb, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Stevieb

    Stevieb Well-Known Forumite

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    Have noticed that the bird in hand opened at 2 on wednesday but was closed by 9pm.
     
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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Yeah, saw it open at lunchtime. Thought they'd got a new landlord in, but they'd be mad to close by 9?
     
  4. Toble

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    So... It isn't going to be a doctor's surgery just yet then? Fusking rumours.
     
  5. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Insanity would be opening at all
     
  6. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Bring back Ron! Or his soup strainer at least......
     
  7. flossietoo

    flossietoo Well-Known Forumite

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    I second the motion to bring back Ron.
    And Audrey, who used to preside magnificently over the bar of the Eagle in full evening dress.
    And Eddie who ran the Waggon & Horses so brilliantly (although I still haven't forgotten his 'vastly amusing joke' of hiding some chicken pieces at the bottom of the miserable broccoli bake which constituted the vegetarian option on the Christmas menu)

    Stafford pubs were blessed with so many characters back in the day...although one of the characters at the Bear & Pheasant used to scare me a bit, to be honest.
     
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  8. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Yes Audrey was very 'spangly' ......
     
  9. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    Oh please do tell. I used to go in a lot when John (Mr Bean) kept it.
     
  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Article on the front of today's E&S, saying that it's open again..
     
  11. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Oh

    Who are the new suckers?


    Sorry, I mean who now has the tennancy in a busy successful wet and dry popular town centre pub?
     
  12. Withnail

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    They look so happy in the photo - it's enough to break your heart.

    I do hope all naysayers are wrong...
     
  13. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    At least Chambers is currently closed - a bit less competition?
     
  14. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Give it til Easter?
     
  15. Withnail

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    Free pool tables between 7 - 9 on a Wednesday - good idea, but Tuesday might be better? What is the current Stafford Student chronology? Wednesdays used to be Reynolds Bar about a million years ago did it not?

    Students might be the best market to go for - if only they had any money for such frivolous activities - still, in for a penny, in for a (n average debt of 53,000) pound(s).
     
  16. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The toilets are flooded again at the UB ( Tipping Street )

    Why is it called Tipping Street?

    And how much do you leave?
     
  17. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Two schools of thought;

    1) Back in Ye Olde Rotten Borough days, 'twas where the burgesses received their 'tip' for voting correctly

    2) Being the site of the pottery industry, 'twas blessed with sites in which to 'tip' waste along with the wasters

    Smart money is on the former - was also the site of the horse market, horse-trading is hardly new.
     
  18. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The things you miss out on for not being 147 years old eh..
     
  19. teddyt

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    It is still 'student night' on Tuesdays, or thats what my 'students' - kids say!
     
  20. 1JKz

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    John Marwood? pipe down a little eh.

    Back to thread, very best of luck to the new publicans.
     
  21. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Nope

    And yes

    But it will take more than luck eh?
     

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