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I drink in the lion most nights beautiful pint and cheap ;

Hello Tony, so do I!Are we acquainted?

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Watch out folks I think Merc has let his alter ego out of the box and is now trying to conduct a conversation with himself.........

No Malcolm, you know very well there is only one MercuryG. Many would say that is a blessing, some (lovely people) wish there were more of us, but no, there is only one me. As for the topic, may I take this opportunity to remind you that the Red Lion's latest beer festival begins today so, ditch your John Smith's and imbibe in a variety of guest real ales. You may even wish to grow the requisite beard, and wear a chunky jumper - as real ale drinkers are wont to do!

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Well when you lot are bending your elbows at the Red Lion go and find an old cogger who can tell you why the bar of the said pub was called the Bunker? I asked this elsewhere but no one answered me.

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Me and my bro were just on about Leek Club day at the Bedlington Terrier. It was always a grand do - ruddy good prizes and a boozy day-night for the leek club men. We remembered going out on broth night and having a cold beer and a hot bowl of broth in practically every pub - starting at the Terrier - Monkey - Red Lion,etc, with the subsequent results at the end of the night. (Cold beer and Hot broth do wonders for your bowel movements.)

Then I got thinking about the here and now in Bedlington. Are there ANY pubs in Bedlington that have a leek show or broth night? I can't think of any!

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Me and my bro were just on about Leek Club day at the Bedlington Terrier. It was always a grand do - ruddy good prizes and a boozy day-night for the leek club men. We remembered going out on broth night and having a cold beer and a hot bowl of broth in practically every pub - starting at the Terrier - Monkey - Red Lion,etc, with the subsequent results at the end of the night. (Cold beer and Hot broth do wonders for your bowel movements.)

Then I got thinking about the here and now in Bedlington. Are there ANY pubs in Bedlington that have a leek show or broth night? I can't think of any!

Clayton ,,,,,,,, bring a coat and hard hat though

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Clayton ,,,,,,,, bring a coat and hard hat though

I'll pass up on that one Keefy, but what about the Black Bull? Do they have a leek club?

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I'll pass up on that one Keefy, but what about the Black Bull? Do they have a leek club?

Until recently they did. Now it is difficult to find out when the place is open.

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Clayton ,,,,,,,, bring a coat and hard hat though

Is Harry and Pat involved in the Clayton leek club Keefy ?

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Is Harry and Pat involved in the Clayton leek club Keefy ?

Harry (the rabbit) and Pat were in the Percy Brian. Sold it last year and it is now an Italian restaurant . Don't know if they are involved with the Clayton leek show though.

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Wally's at the gate (the travellers) had the best broth in the county. All those poachers around there made sure it had the best of ingredients .

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Any good pub grub in Bedlington these Days? ( I see Three weeks holiday hasn't done anything for the underlining/capital letter problem)!

That depends what you are looking for, Canny Lass. Few do food these days, bar the Lion. I guess the closest you get to a 'traditional' pub is the Northumberland Arms - cosy, great beer but very expensive; the Black Bull doesn't know whether it's coming or going; the Market Tavern is bland, the Sun Inn equally so, the Grapes, well, seems to have been left to run down, and the Blue Bell equally so. The Monkey I've never been in for years, the Station I can't comment on, and all the custom goes to the Red Lion (Wetherspoons); so, if you fancy a pint, I'll be in the Lion or at the Travellers.

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so, if you fancy a pint, I'll be in the Lion or at the Travellers.

Well Merc,

the last time you offered me a pint for my Birthday you had buggered off before I got there, so if Canny turns up who's going to pay for her drink?

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Well Merc,

the last time you offered me a pint for my Birthday you had buggered off before I got there, so if Canny turns up who's going to pay for her drink?

Do they take Swedish Crowns, Foxy?

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Well Merc,

the last time you offered me a pint for my Birthday you had buggered off before I got there, so if Canny turns up who's going to pay for her drink?

Foxy, I'll make up for it sometime!

Canny Lass, the Travellers is my local, at Choppington. Actually, I'm closer to the Swan, but it's somewhat more expensive!

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If anyone's popping into Wetherspoons today and you manage to draw the attention of the Bar Staff, would you please tell them that I'm still standing at the other end of the Bar waiting to be served. Thanking you in anticipation.  :devil:  

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If anyone's popping into Wetherspoons today and you manage to draw the attention of the Bar Staff, would you please tell them that I'm still standing at the other end of the Bar waiting to be served. Thanking you in anticipation.  :devil:  

 

I'll just pop around the corner and tell them......

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That was ten minutes back, have they served you yet?

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Can anyone remember the Barrington Arms (Monkey) when it had ouside toilets. You'd have to run through the rain to stand under a corrugated roof and Literally splash your boots. It was a rough house in those days as well, if I remember.

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