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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:50 pm

Glad you are planning to get back here Pooh. It was Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby that you had first, a fabulous beer and one I would have liked to have myself if I wasn't being chauffeur, still I can get there often enough, you will have to wait a couple of years to try it again. :(
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:53 pm

Make sure you let us know so we can leave the country. :twisted:

or we could all meet up for a beer or three. :mrgreen:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:57 pm

One pint of that Dark Ruby was equivalent to at least 5 pints of that Becks, and the Becks was the only thing worth drinking in the hotel. Why did you think I bought you a whisky WWD? I wanted to get drunk but couldn't. :(

And if you have three Dark Ruby's, you're gone!
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:03 pm

Who is or was Sarah Hughes? :?
It wasn't that Conservative MP in the 80s mistress, was it?
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:26 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Who is or was Sarah Hughes? :?
It wasn't that Conservative MP in the 80s mistress, was it?


Well before her.

Sarah Hughes was the landlady of the Beacon Hotel near Dudley and in 1921 she bought the small brewery that supplied her pub. The brewery closed in about 1960 but her grandson reopened it in 1987 and still runs the place today, he started off brewing just Sarah Hughes Dark Mild as it was originally known but now has a reasonable range. It is possible to visit the brewery, it's about 25 miles from where the convention is held (now there is a challenge for someone to fit in) and I still hope they might bottle the beer again. They stopped about 8 or 9 years ago but it is probably safer not to have large quantities of the stuff at home :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:27 pm

Sara Hughes according to Wiki
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:29 pm

Jan, that's total bollux! :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:30 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Sara Hughes according to Wiki


Wrong woman. See above
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:37 pm

I was thinking of Cecil Parkinson's mistress, who was called Sarah Keyes (I think - but haven't bothered to check coz he was a slimeball!) :P
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:46 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Jan, that's total bollux! :lol:

She's still a Sarah Hughes! :wink: And yeah the personal secretary (Whitehall terminology for mistress) you're thinking of is Sarah Keays
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:06 pm

poohcarrot wrote: the pork pie was really nice too! :P


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