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Gives you a chance to do the rest of the pubs on the Macclesfield. I reckon you missed more then you have done

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Just now, Tonka said:

Gives you a chance to do the rest of the pubs on the Macclesfield. I reckon you missed more then you have done

Point me to the best ones!  I deliberately try to avoid repeating pubs I've already commented on in the previous 3 years Pub Cruises, (unless they are unmissable) so the chances are I've already visited most of the ones you have in mind.  I'm not going back down Bosley, but Bollington and Macclesfield still have some to offer......

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Well you missed the Wharf at Gurnet. Recently refurbished and the pub at Sutton ?. Also missed the GBG pub in Whaley Bridge but you were probably put off by the for sale sign outside

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Good list, I think I've been in most of them and my favourite is the Coopers Tavern, Burton on Trent. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Tonka said:

Well you missed the Wharf at Gurnet. Recently refurbished and the pub at Sutton ?. Also missed the GBG pub in Whaley Bridge but you were probably put off by the for sale sign outside

I've already commented on the Wharf (Macclesfield, rather than Gurnet?) and the pub(s) at Sutton previously.  There is only one 2018 GBG pub in Whaley Bridge - the Shepherd's Arms, and I didn't miss it!  But wasn't impressed.  Which one did you mean? I'll be in Whaley Bridge tomorrow.

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oops didn't see  the Shepherd's arms in your list. Apparently the beer is cheaper in the British Legion if you walk past the Navigation at Bugsworth. And yes you can get in there as a non member. No food though

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52 minutes ago, Tonka said:

oops didn't see  the Shepherd's arms in your list. Apparently the beer is cheaper in the British Legion if you walk past the Navigation at Bugsworth. And yes you can get in there as a non member. No food though

Cheaper and very friendly. Each time I've been to the basin there's always been something on at the club. Fundraisers and such like, with bands playing. Theres a sense of community which is always good to see. 

 

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1 hour ago, Tonka said:

oops didn't see  the Shepherd's arms in your list. Apparently the beer is cheaper in the British Legion if you walk past the Navigation at Bugsworth. And yes you can get in there as a non member. No food though

Where exactly is Legion club?  Can't find any reference to it.  Not bothered about food, as I said in the intro.

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1 hour ago, Tonka said:

Well you missed the Wharf at Gurnet. Recently refurbished and the pub at Sutton ?. Also missed the GBG pub in Whaley Bridge but you were probably put off by the for sale sign outside

many of the best pubs are not in the GBG and that's been the case for years. I have had 3 of the pubs I have run in the GBG but its rather down to how your face fits with the local CAMRA bods than how good your beer is. A good friend of mine with a pub a couple of miles from me who did excellent beer never got in GBG due to that fact. Just sayin like. Anyway keep em coming mac your guide is probably more realistic and at least you don't count food in your guide which is absolutely as it should be.

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36 minutes ago, Mac of Cygnet said:

Where exactly is Legion club?  Can't find any reference to it.  Not bothered about food, as I said in the intro.

Walk out the Navigation and turn right up the hill. It's not far up and on the right. A very short walk. 

 

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Not really a 4th part to the trilogy of my 2017 pub explorations, but a short addendum while I'm making myself at home on the upper Macc/ Peak Forest for the winter. It's unlikely I'll be visiting any new pubs this year, so here are the final few assessments.

 

TAP HOUSE, Whaley Bridge (Nov 2) 2+2+5=9 Tiny bare micropub, tap for Whaley Bridge Brewery. Good lighting is the only plus. You'd think a brewery tap would keep its beer better.

CROWN, Hawk Green (Nov 3) 3+2+5=10 Large dining roadhouse pretentious enough not to sell crisps or keep good beer.

MINER'S ARMS, Four Lane Ends (Nov 4) 2+3+6=11 Characterless dining pub with comfortable (but rather cold - stove not lit) well-lit lounge with armchairs.

(2014 - 4+2+7=13 Beer poor. Family oriented)

CHURCH HOUSE, Bollington (Nov 5) 2+4+8=14 Slightly church-themed civilised pub with a quiet back room.

WHARF, Macclesfield (Nov 16) 5+4+7=16 Comfortable, relaxing open-plan pub with bar skittles and books. GBG

(2015 - 5+4+9=18 A proper local dedicated to beer. GBG)

KING'S HEAD, Gurnett (Nov 17) 2+2+6=10 Not my sort of place . Would be pleasant enough without the live music, I suppose (and better beer).

SUTTON HALL, Gurnett (Nov 18 & 29) 5+4+8=17 Impressive old house stuffed with interesting pictures. Lord Lucan's family home. Seems posh, but good friendly service.

(2014 - 5+4+9=18 A mansion with a fantastic interior and friendly staff.)

(2015 - 5+3+8=16 Worth a visit for the magnificent interior. Expensive-ish.)

RAILWAY VIEW, Gurnett (Nov 19) 3+4+7=14 Rather spartan out-of-the-way pub, stone flags but warm stove on a cold night.

So after icebreaking my way back to my winter home, I find that the beer at the WINDMILL, Whiteley Green (Sept 23) has improved quite a bit. I must make sure of that.........

Cheers!

Mac

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14 hours ago, Mac of Cygnet said:

Not really a 4th part to the trilogy of my 2017 pub explorations, but a short addendum while I'm making myself at home on the upper Macc/ Peak Forest for the winter. It's unlikely I'll be visiting any new pubs this year, so here are the final few assessments.

 

TAP HOUSE, Whaley Bridge (Nov 2) 2+2+5=9 Tiny bare micropub, tap for Whaley Bridge Brewery. Good lighting is the only plus. You'd think a brewery tap would keep its beer better.

CROWN, Hawk Green (Nov 3) 3+2+5=10 Large dining roadhouse pretentious enough not to sell crisps or keep good beer.

MINER'S ARMS, Four Lane Ends (Nov 4) 2+3+6=11 Characterless dining pub with comfortable (but rather cold - stove not lit) well-lit lounge with armchairs.

(2014 - 4+2+7=13 Beer poor. Family oriented)

CHURCH HOUSE, Bollington (Nov 5) 2+4+8=14 Slightly church-themed civilised pub with a quiet back room.

WHARF, Macclesfield (Nov 16) 5+4+7=16 Comfortable, relaxing open-plan pub with bar skittles and books. GBG

(2015 - 5+4+9=18 A proper local dedicated to beer. GBG)

KING'S HEAD, Gurnett (Nov 17) 2+2+6=10 Not my sort of place . Would be pleasant enough without the live music, I suppose (and better beer).

SUTTON HALL, Gurnett (Nov 18 & 29) 5+4+8=17 Impressive old house stuffed with interesting pictures. Lord Lucan's family home. Seems posh, but good friendly service.

(2014 - 5+4+9=18 A mansion with a fantastic interior and friendly staff.)

(2015 - 5+3+8=16 Worth a visit for the magnificent interior. Expensive-ish.)

RAILWAY VIEW, Gurnett (Nov 19) 3+4+7=14 Rather spartan out-of-the-way pub, stone flags but warm stove on a cold night.

So after icebreaking my way back to my winter home, I find that the beer at the WINDMILL, Whiteley Green (Sept 23) has improved quite a bit. I must make sure of that.........

Cheers!

Mac

Did you find the Legion?

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3 hours ago, Goliath said:

Did you find the Legion?

Sorry, didn't go back to Bugsworth.  I expect I'll be back up there in the Spring!

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