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Postby Batty » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:42 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:If you ever happen to get to any of the Wincanton events they have a pub there that sells nothing but cider.

Otherwise most every pub in the UK sells some type of cider on draught or by bottle, it is very common but more so futher down in the south.

Sommerset and Devon being the cider producing area's most pubs there will only sell you half a pint at a time if your not local as it is rather strong.Image they also have cider farms where you can buy 5 litre 1gallon containers of scrumpy to take away.

I was told that the best Real Ale Fest is held at Marks Tey. I believe you can order the cider on-line from Westons. Having it delivered would save you having to meander home from the pub afterwards!
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:50 pm

I was at the Altrincham real ale fest yesterday, which had plenty of types of beer but not plenty of space in which to drink it - bit of a squash. Some of the beer ran out pretty quickly too, esp considering it's on again today. But it's their first try, so next year might be more roomy :)
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:57 pm

i had a hendy lagerfest last night jeez i feel rough :lol: :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:00 pm

cols wrote:Wisconsin US
Portugal
Lanzarote --Yuck
Paris x2
England
Wales
:oops: my list looks pretty pathetic compared to everyone's but hey :D


where did you go in wales then cols :?:
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Postby cols » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:34 pm

We were staying in North Wales in Sealand, It's pretty north and we didn't venture too far south except to some garden centre but at that point we were playing try to pronounce the road signs

I didn't get to travel as much as I wanted as mum and my little woman were more interested in shopping but did manage to get to the Works for a copy of The Last Hero and got to go to an Indian Buffet which was pure heaven - I got up five times and made a total pig of myself :D
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Postby Trish » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:36 pm

cols wrote:Wisconsin US


I just have to know -why Wisconsin?
yes, ues. The Dells, cheese soup, the Packers.
But we were stuck in black sand (iron ore) in Nicolet Nat'l Forest once, bad place. Then I had the poor judgment to move to a wide spot in the road near Madison for a job.

States:
Never been to New Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska or Louisiana.
Through the Rockies, the Tetons, the Black Hills, the Blue Ridge, etc.
Every state but the 4 mentioned above. Michigan's Upper Peninsula is wonderful.

Canadian Provinces:
All of them (Nova Scotia repeatedly, it is the prettiest place --besides Ireland-- I have ever seen) with the exceptions of the Northern Territories and Nunavit.

Ireland twice, my mother grew up in Co Wicklow.
England. Hey, we were close.


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Postby Belphegor » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:10 am

Cols, my list is even shorter than yours!

Wales
Scotland (both on school trips)
London (twice, on the way to Wales and Scotland :D)
Italy (Rome and Pompeii, Herculanum and we did climb a little bit on the Vesuvio - hurray for school trips!)
Oxford (6 years ago with my boyfriend - lovely trip, I love this city)
And various parts of France (South-West, South East, Brittany, Paris...)

That's it :)
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Postby bikkit » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:26 am

Ok... drumroll

Tenerife x 10
lanzarote once
Russia x3
Belgium x 4
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Postby MattK » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:16 am

Belphegor wrote:Cols, my list is even shorter than yours!

Wales
Scotland (both on school trips)
London (twice, on the way to Wales and Scotland :D)
Italy (Rome and Pompeii, Herculanum and we did climb a little bit on the Vesuvio - hurray for school trips!)
Oxford (6 years ago with my boyfriend - lovely trip, I love this city)
And various parts of France (South-West, South East, Brittany, Paris...)

That's it :)


Wow, you went to Italy on school trips? All we ever did was go to the Philly zoo.
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Postby cols » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:32 am

Trish wrote:
cols wrote:Wisconsin US


I just have to know -why Wisconsin?
yes, ues. The Dells, cheese soup, the Packers.
But we were stuck in black sand (iron ore) in Nicolet Nat'l Forest once, bad place. Then I had the poor judgment to move to a wide spot in the road near Madison for a job.


The other half lived in Madison for 6 Years working for a trucking company , we all went over for a trip to see what all the hype was about , I thought it was lovely but my dream is to visit Colorado some day as I just think it looks like the most beautiful place. I'm getting a free trip to Vegas in Jan (my sister loves me) and as I don't fancy casinos and the shows are very pricey I 'm thinking roadtrip

Ireland twice:
Did you like it ? The reason I ask is a lot of friends have come over from the states and been real disappointed
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Postby cols » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:34 am

Belphegor wrote:Cols, my list is even shorter than yours!

Wales
Scotland (both on school trips)
London (twice, on the way to Wales and Scotland :D)
Italy (Rome and Pompeii, Herculanum and we did climb a little bit on the Vesuvio - hurray for school trips!)
Oxford (6 years ago with my boyfriend - lovely trip, I love this city)
And various parts of France (South-West, South East, Brittany, Paris...)

That's it :)


Those are some pretty cool school trips :D
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:43 am

cols wrote:Ireland twice:
Did you like it ? The reason I ask is a lot of friends have come over from the states and been real disappointed


Really? But what's not to like? :?
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Postby Belphegor » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:46 am

Those are some pretty cool school trips :D


Oh yeah! Italy was a trip our Latin teachers organised, and I adored it - but we had one day to make the most and see the most we could of Rome, and boy, did my feet bleed :wink: The trips to Wales and Scotland (I so wish I could go back... it was beautiful) were language-oriented, so we'd be housed by a family. I unfortunately don't remember Wales as I do Scotland (Wales was 13 years ago and Scotland "only" 10 :D ) In Scotland the first night we had so much trouble understanding what the 5-year-old kid was saying that he asked us whether we were just dumb. I got better :wink:

Oh, and the thousands bloody pigeons at Trafalgar Square. I hate the nasty buggers :evil:

I'm just lucky that France is close enough to Britain and Italy :)[/b]
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Postby poohbcarrot » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:48 pm

I went on a school trips to Bowes museum, Fountains Abbey and Glaxo chemical factory. Wow! :roll:
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Postby Catch-up » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:51 pm

Wow. Our big school trips were a farm and the state capitol bldg. :? I've been cheated! :lol:
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