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[Jun. 13th, 2008|06:58 am]
Mark Rimmell
I may have a new project. I thinking about visiting and having a pint (or two) in every one of the 5 pint rated London pubs at fancyapint.com There's one little stipulation though the pub mustn't be listed as having television. In my book a pub with TV wouldn't get a 5 pint listing anyway. If any pub has a TV I leave and move on the the next.

I wonder if it would be pushing it to try and visit them all in one day?

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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2008-06-13 06:29 am (UTC)
Jetlag... I'll power nap this afternoon so I'm all bright and bushy tailed for curry tonight.

Yeah I suggested a "Untainted by Television" listing on fancy a pint a few years ago. They thought it would be a negative thing... I did wonder if the people behind FAP are sports fans they certainly didn't get the whole anti TV thing.

I keep thinking about doing a website listing pubs with a no TV policy. Would be nice to be sure when visiting a pub there's no chance of the whole evening being ruined by the press of a button.

Slightly less annoying is having to listen to the bar staff's choice of music.

I'm not anti TV in all pubs... But I am anti the lack of choice in my area, I can't think of a single pub in walking distance without a TV.

But wasn't it amazing when we managed to get them to turn off the rugby in a pub in Twickenham?
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[User Picture]From: ian_wyrdness
2008-06-13 07:23 am (UTC)
What we need is for a few of us to get together, raise some capital and buy our own pub. If we create our 'perfect pub' (no TV, lots of quality ales, a 'gentlemens club' atmosphere) then it's certain that other beer-lovers with will also find it perfect.

Whilst you were in the States, I was reading about a pub over there that has around 70 beers. It looked superb. Could do with something like that over here.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2008-06-13 09:04 am (UTC)
I rather like the idea of founding a new gentleman's club.

It's funny one of the things I can't cope with in the US is the choice. I become bewildered when confronted with 10 types of bread at a sandwich bar. However I think I could cope with 70 beers.

Would you be up for the "5 pints" pub crawl?

I was thinking about taking a day off work for it ;-) and starting with a stout breakfast then being on the doorstep at opening time of the first one. Photo of the participants outside each pub.

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[User Picture]From: ian_wyrdness
2008-06-13 04:03 pm (UTC)
If it's during a working day in the next few weeks, I *might* be able to participate. I've got 2 weeks paternity leave, plus a weeks holiday booked. From my point of view, it would be best to do it towards the end of that time.
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