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Bird in Hand.

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

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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  2. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Until you arrived?
     
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  4. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Apologies to anyone that witnessed the stag do on Saturday :D
     
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    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    I've stopped going to the Shrewsbury Arms since the Bird in Hand opened. I suspect I'm not alone.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Correctamundo.
     
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    Darren Well-Known Forumite

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    Its a great pub i have been in there several times a lovely atmosphere and great staff, in fact our darts team have decided to move there.
     
  9. JTL85

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    Why abandon The Shrew?
     
  10. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    It was never the friendliest of welcome but the last time we went the reception was decidedly frosty and disinterested.

    BiH and Floodgate for the foreseeable for me.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Oh and the Vaults of course when we're hungry :D
     
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    Andreas Rex Banned for smiling

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    I've been going to the BiH more than my usual local, The Railway! It's more expensive (and I drink cider in the Bird cos I don't like their lagers and am an ale philistine), but I really like the place. The bar staff are also very nice and always up for a chat.

    I went there quite a lot in its previous incarnation, but now they've given it a makeover (in more ways than are immediately obvious), it's my go-to pub for a couple of afternoon beers. Being self-employed, my pub time is generally a couple of hours between 3 and 7. This fits the bill very nicely.
     
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    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    I used to be a regular at the Railway when my grandad was alive, Ian Rennie, and my nan was in better health.
     
  14. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    We still go the shrew, but nowhere near as much. The shrew is opposite my OHs work, the bird is opposite mine, so we use both. Tbh though the bih is my favourite now.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The Bird in Hand is advertising this on there Facebook page.

    "up an coming events , we are having "Word shrapnel Poetry Slam on the 19th of August starting at 8pm, Hosted by Adam Probert , this is being held in the function room. come along and enjoy some good recitals .
    On the 22nd of August at 8.30pm 2 the Magpies are preforming and hosting an open mic night , whether you play an instrument or can sing some vocals , or just want to come along and listen and enjoy the evening , everyone is welcome . this will be hosted in the lounge .
    please note we do have a dress code so no football shirts or caps please . Hope to see you soon"
     
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    We popped into Shrewsbury Arms after the Reginald D Hunter show at the Gatehouse in may... It was late on a Saturday night but I was amazed how"shouty" the place was....I don't do it much but don't have any intentions of returning...
     
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.

    Never been. Bit of a walk from Stafford.

    I do like the 'new' Bird though, and its fast becoming my pub of choice in the town centre. I just hope it extends it guest beer list a bit more.
     
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    Whilst walking past St Mary's church en route to the train this morning I noticed two men with a Staffy behind.

    I wasn't sure whether the Staffy was with them or not but I was sure it was Haribo from the Bird (which hadn't opened yet). So I waited til I got past them asked them if the dog was theirs and called his name. Sure enough he came running straight up to me and followed me back to the pub to be let in to the beer garden via the garage gate.
     
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    Hubby was told by a work colleague that it's serving black country food ,like grey peas (peys):and bacon. Is that correct ?
    He wants to go there for his birthday night out ( as well as The Sun & for some reason The Shrew , where he's never been)
     

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