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« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2006, 09:01:20 pm »
Had a meal in the Cock of the North the other night and food and service were very good :)
 

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« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2006, 05:20:05 pm »
Pubs and their food and drinks, like everything else, can be a matter of taste.† I think it best to simply list the pubs in the immediate area and suggest that people are left to try them out for themselves.

The local pubs are the Builders Arms at Heath Road in Little Heath, the Woodman and Maypole on Warrengate Road, Cock O' The North, and Woodman down Woodside Lane (?).† †

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #62 on: August 04, 2006, 09:24:02 am »
I think it's interesting to hear what sort of food is served there. But I agree unvarnished opinions don't get us very far.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2006, 12:47:30 pm »
Sorry but I missed off the two Welham Green pubs - the Sibthorpe and Hope and Anchor.

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« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2006, 06:12:29 pm »
I tried the warm chicken and bacon salad and  the waffle with toffee sauce and icecream at the Cock o the North.   It was lovely.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2006, 07:44:02 pm »
Could people please steer clear of commenting on local services, including pubs and restaurants. I know it sounds limiting, but there is a danger that people could slag off or praise local business for commercial reasons, and we don't want to go down that road.

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2006, 08:42:06 pm »
My apologies David. I wont do it again.

PS.   I have no commercial interest in any of the local pubs or restaurants.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2006, 04:53:45 pm »
One of them, I believe, is The Vine in Ware

If this is true, (which it might not be as there seems to be much speculation about the BP hotel at the moment!) you can see what The Vine in Ware is like by looking on www.brightleisure.co.uk. It looks rather nice.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2006, 04:57:45 pm »
The new owners of the BPH also own The Vine in Ware.  I know that for a fact.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2006, 05:55:03 pm »
Thanks Evil,

If that is true, that could be good news for real ale fans.

I just rang the Vine in Ware and found out that they currently have the following on handpump.

Hop Back Summer Lightening - (click here for beer details)
Greene King Abbot Ale - (click here for beer details)
Deuchars IPA - (click here for beer details)

I also discovered that the Vines is non-smoking, which would make a nice change.

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« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2006, 09:31:28 am »
Apparantely the new look BPH won't be much like The Vine in Ware except that it will be non-smoking.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2006, 09:44:02 am »
'Good news for real ale fans' would imply that the beers would be served in good condition. †Without wishing to comment on previous performance, that's a pretty big assumption to make.

I hope they are, but I'm not holding my breath.

Non-smoking would be good, I agree.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2006, 09:49:56 am »
I don't think Mr Brewer meant it that way.  Examples of real ale are 'Old Speckled Hen', 'Abbot', 'Hook Norton' etc.  I think he just meant ale fans would have a larger selection to choose from than they did at the Brookmans.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2006, 09:51:47 am »

Non-smoking would be good, I agree.


Roll on the time when all pubs are no smoking. It's getting colder sitting outside my favourite local these days to avoid the smoke inside.


I don't think Mr Brewer meant it that way.  Examples of real ale are 'Old Speckled Hen', 'Abbot', 'Hook Norton' etc.  I think he just meant ale fans would have a larger selection to choose from than they did at the Brookmans.


Hi Evil,

I agree, choice is a good start, but ADM is right, how the beer is kept is all important. Let's hope they get the combination right.

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« Reply #74 on: August 14, 2006, 10:00:57 am »
And so starts the sandal wearing, beard sprouting, real ale, real men, pretentious conversationÖ
 

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« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2006, 04:42:07 pm »
Well John, that is a sweeping generalisation if ever I heard one!
 

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« Reply #76 on: August 14, 2006, 05:28:42 pm »
Strictly speaking, it isnít. Itís a remark limited to the conversation I expect to follow. I didnít say that real ale drinkers are pretentious sandal wearers with beards a flock of black birds could (and probably do) nest in. Although having said that, the description does seem to cover a surprising large percentage of real ale drinkers (regardless of gender).
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #77 on: August 14, 2006, 05:59:21 pm »

Although having said that, the description does seem to cover a surprising large percentage of real ale drinkers (regardless of gender).


And then there will always be the odd one to screw the theory and mess up the percentages, mind you, he could have sandals on.

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« Reply #78 on: August 14, 2006, 06:32:51 pm »
No beard, but only due to an ingrowing chin and I think I should get double points for pretentious.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #79 on: August 14, 2006, 06:42:18 pm »
He's not let the beer settle either, either that or it's a bad pint.
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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #80 on: August 15, 2006, 11:22:42 am »
I am wearing sandals, but certainly do not have a beard.

HRH is not actually drinking the beer.  The rim of the glass is above his top lip.  Perhaps he is smelling the hops, and waiting for it to settle.    He was probably so busy that he never got a chance to drink it before he moved on to his next engagement.

With the BPH closed, where do I go for a drink when I come home in September?

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« Reply #81 on: August 15, 2006, 08:52:09 pm »
The Off Licence and the Green spring to mind!! :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #82 on: August 16, 2006, 10:05:24 am »
I've got a picnic bench out the back of my flat Mary, and some of the decorations from the 'old' BPH, so it would look quite similar through squinted / drunk eyes.

Anyway Mary, it's not just the venue it's the company.  And we need to find a place where the freedom to light up has not been extinguished...

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« Reply #83 on: August 17, 2006, 01:09:54 pm »
Abbot - did that 40 years ago.  Think the damp from the grass might play havoc with the arthritis now. ;D

Aidan - thanks I will come round and sit at your picnic bench in September. ;)  "freedom" doesn't exist any more.  I am going to invest in some thermal underwear and a large umbrella. 8)

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« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2006, 01:26:32 pm »

 "freedom" doesn't exist any more.

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Ah, Mary, but the freedom not to have to inhale second hand smoke must be a good thing.

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« Reply #85 on: August 17, 2006, 03:48:05 pm »
D - of course I agree it is a good thing :D  but it will restrict my freedom ;) Places you can and places you cannot would be better for all.

As a lifetime customer of the BPH, and witness to quite a few refurbs/changes, I will be interested to see how it turns out.

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« Reply #86 on: August 17, 2006, 04:10:02 pm »
I agree with you Mary, there should be a place where those who want to smoke, drink and natter can, and where those who want to drink and natter in a smoke-free environment can.

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« Reply #87 on: August 17, 2006, 04:18:37 pm »
But it's not as simple as that is it ?

The current restrictions on smoking are as much to do with people who work in places like pubs and restaurants as the actual clientele

 

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« Reply #88 on: August 17, 2006, 04:41:36 pm »
Maybe there should be roads where people aren't allowed to drink and drive and roads where people who want to drink and drive are allowed to.
 

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Re: Brookmans formerly known as The Brookmans Park Hotel
« Reply #89 on: August 18, 2006, 01:22:41 am »
For Info : As of June 07, anywhere that serves food has to be no smoking as I believe.
 

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