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« on: August 09, 2018, 11:55:31 am »

For those who fancy a pint at Paddington before boarding a train you may like to know the Mad Bishop & Bear is temporarily closing for refurbishment.

It will be shut from 12th August to the 17th September.
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 12:52:32 pm »

For those who fancy a pint at Paddington before boarding a train you may like to know the Mad Bishop & Bear is temporarily closing for refurbishment.

It will be shut from 12th August to the 17th September.

Will pub replacement cafe facilities be provided? ....
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:37:10 pm »

Perhaps a trolley service on the concourse ?
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 04:26:56 pm »

For those who fancy a pint at Paddington before boarding a train you may like to know the Mad Bishop & Bear is temporarily closing for refurbishment.

It will be shut from 12th August to the 17th September.


A time for a temporary "pop-up" bar at the gateline(s).
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 04:33:17 pm »

The SSP outlet 'The Beer House' already fulfills that function. Always has the appearance of being a temporary pub.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 10:10:29 pm »

Some long-distance drinking sessions to or from the West of England or South Wales may be started from, or terminated at the Three Guineas at Reading Station....
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 10:42:37 pm »

... a much improved hostelry since Fullers took it over.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 12:35:19 pm »

Agree, Fullers pubs are IMHO often better run than those run by other companies. They almost always have air conditioning.
When working in London, the "Melton Mowbray" in Holborn was my local, and another favourite was the "Barrow boy and Banker" near London bridge, regrettably much in the news due to a terrorist attack very nearby.
Also liked the Euston flyer, in the Euston road.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 05:42:03 pm »

The Old Bank of England next to the Royal Courts of Justice by the Strand is worth a visit for the interior alone.





Does anyone know why all the clocks in the pub are stopped at 12 minutes past 12?
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 06:39:37 pm »

Allegedly the time the last banking transaction took place.

Now. About the Ale & Pie Tasting Board... Mmmm...
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 06:46:18 pm »

Yes I was rather interested in the Ale & Pies but sadly didnít have the time.
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