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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: The Virtual Radio 2 Ok Pub Reply with quote

Welcome To The Radio 2 Ok Pub

Hang on there we have a Bar for those who like a Pint or two, or even a glass of wine or your favourite spirit. This bar will never run dry, and is open 24 hours a day. We do supply a lot of real ales. Let us know your tastes!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you do home delivery? If so, can I have a slice of cake with my coffee, please?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are buying I'll have a red wine please, if I'm buying I'll have tap water Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We always drank far more wine than coffee in the coffee bar you know!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit early for me, but if everyone else is having one " It's 5 o'clock somewhere"! (Don't suppose we'll get to hear that track again now that Sarah and Tel have gone Crying or Very sad )
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
We always drank far more wine than coffee in the coffee bar you know!

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And that can only be a good thing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that champagne is in order, put some on ice please.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's 5 o'clock somewhere"! Don't suppose we'll get to hear that track again now that Sarah and Tel have gone..

I hope so, it's one of my wife's favourites.. make us think of the 192 in Kissimmee, Florida heading for the Roadhouse Diner Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those who know me will tell you that I can smell a new Bar a mile off.

May I have a hot, sweet Colombian, please?
O.K. Maybe with a drop of cognac added.
Cheers Very Happy

Have to go out soon, but I'll be back when the champagne has cooled a little.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a raging hangover this morning so it's just a sparkling mineral water with ice and a slice for me please. And can someone turn that flamin' jukebox down!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Soulie... not while the Stray Cats are on.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear, sorry SS.
I'll stop singing!

Sparkling water coming up. Sure about no "hair of the dog?)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got half a bottle of red wine leftover from last night sat on the desk beside me, and I'm thinking 'shall I....?' but I just can't bring meself to. Just the thought of it makes me feel iller than I already feel Does that hair of the dog stuff work then or is it just a myth?

(don't worry I'm self employed, work from home - not that much work is getting done at the minute)

Its yonks since I had a hangover. I'd forgotten how crap they make you feel. Any remedies anyone? Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks as though I'd better start brewing some 'Old Wossname' & 'Old Brass Monkey'!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had two bits of cheese on toast, a glass of milk, a chocolate muffin and a paracetamol and I still feel like shite Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I've had one of those nights before. I usually have a nice fry-up the following morning and plenty to drink. That usually helps along with a couple of paracetamols. I'm usually feeling better by around dinner time.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw Soulsister, I sympathise. It's ages since I had a hangover, but to be serious, I don't think I could even try the "hair of the dog".
For me, lots of water is the answer. And you think: "Never again, don't you?"
I never drink too much when I'm on my own, but when you're having a good time it all goes down without noticing, I find.

By this evening you'll probably be feeling in the mood to tackle that half empty bottle. Shame to let it go to waste, isn't it? I'll help you out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you can probably guess folks what I want to drink
Yes a pint of Ruddles County sadly no longer brewed at its original home in Oakham Rutland but still a good pint brewed in Bury St Edmunds
As they say in Rutland

Multum Im Parvo which translates from Latin as Much in Little

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It was not of much practical use but very interesting
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited the Ruddles brewery with a Camra coach trip around 1980. It was quite a rare pint in Warwickshire in those days and had a legendary reputation for flavour.

It occasionally appears today as guest ale in free houses and in the odd Greene King pub that we have around these parts.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles Bitter is even harder to come by but I have recently discovered that the sell it in Wetherspoons pubs for only 1 65 a pint all over the country and it's a very well kept pint
I recommend you try some
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Ruddles Bitter is a regular at the Weatherspoons in Broad Street, Brum, The Figure of Eight.

I often meet for a curry there on a Thursday night but I've gone off their curries lately, half way though you begin to wonder what actually are you eating Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John I go to their place in Wrexham every Thursday and the curries are fantastic there
In fact they gave me a free one last week!
They have just opened literally about half a mile from here and I know the manager from Wrexham so I'm looking forward to a few good Autumn evenings!
Within walking distance even better!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles County - along with lots of other decent beers - is a regular beer at my local just down the road.

I had some Black Sheep last night, and a few weeks ago we saw the return of "Piddle In The Wind". Now that was good!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've never got a decent beer in France, so we've brought several bottles of Old Peculiar and Speckled Hen with us. They're depleting fast! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

French beer?

Mrs W and I recently drank/ate at Le 3 Brasseurs in BRUAY LA BUISSIERE near Bethune, they have a 'micro-brewery' on the premises, not sure if their range of beers meets the British definition of 'real ale' but the beers were excellent!

http://www.les3brasseurs.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't drink.. at all.. but if I did, I'd be in the corner with three fingers of Red Eye.. in a dirty glass.

Mrs Santa Fe is over in Germany for the week and I've had the worst few days in our business in 14 years!
Yesterday was one of those days I could have cried and walked into the sea like Reggie!
Long story but it involved a blocked drain run, about 35 feet long - inside the building at first floor serving two bedrooms and a shower room.
The normal methods wouldn't clear it so I took the end bog off and rodded.. that didn't work either. Just as I was thinking this is a major hassle, a member of staff rushed up the stairs to tell me the bedroom below was flooded with "water" Confused cascading through the suspended ceiling.
She was right, wrecked. ( the furious plunging had pushed out a basin waste connection and allowed some of the trapped water out )
So now I have the floor up in the shower room, a floor up in one bedroom, a wrecked bedroom to refit and... the pipe is still blocked.
I'll have another... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Yes, Ruddles Bitter is a regular at the Weatherspoons in Broad Street, Brum, The Figure of Eight.

I often meet for a curry there on a Thursday night but I've gone off their curries lately, half way though you begin to wonder what actually are you eating Shocked


John, I remember when Weatherspoons were charging 99p for Ruddlers sometime ago. Very nice pint.

Pint of London Pride or John Smiith Smooth - Cheers Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trouble with a lot of pubs (and branded retail chains like Wetherspoons) is that they tell you they sell "real ales" when in fact they're not due to the way they're distributed, stored and dispensed.

My local has proper cask-conditioned and physically drawn Spitfire at the moment. Now that's very nice - and a timely offer, too, given the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:

Pint of London Pride or John Smith Smooth - Cheers Very Happy


Bit of a difference there Mark, the latter is never real ale.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely agree John
In fact I'll drink to that!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if John Smiths still do their bitter as a cask conditioned ale. It seems many years since I last saw it on handpump in any pubs near me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elpuss I don't think they have done for quite a while
You can still get Sam Smiths on handpump in Chester city centre for less than 2 a pint and in my view this has always been far superior
I'm really encouraged how many microbreweries we now have around Chester North East Wales and Shropshire all producing excellent local brews and I really do try to support them whenever I can
Nobody in my view will ever create a beer to surpass the original Ruddles brewed in Oakham in the 60s and 70s and probably before my time
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We are poor little lambs that have lost our way.......can't remember what comes after that.....Oh yes I remember now..........Baa! Baa! Baa!......

Evenin' all!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And good morning to you alzima!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FLYBYNIGHT wrote:


May I have a hot, sweet Colombian, please?

How about this one,Fly....Wink .. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good morning!

He'll do very nicely, Becky.

Can you save him for me till later on, please? Going out to lunch, but there's always room for a hot, sweet Colombian.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally in order to avoid you being regarded as sexist I think we should have a picture of Shakira here as well
We red blooded males also need a taste of things Columbian now and again!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FLYBYNIGHT wrote:


He'll do very nicely, Becky.

Can you save him for me till later on, please? Going out to lunch, but there's always room for a hot, sweet Colombian.
Consider it done,Fly.. Wink
ruddlescat wrote:
Personally in order to avoid you being regarded as sexist I think we should have a picture of Shakira here as well
We red blooded males also need a taste of things Columbian now and again!

My excuse,ruddles, is that only Fly asked for a hot sweet Colombian....so I obliged......Very Happy ..with what I thought she would find acceptable.... Wink other pictures are available
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough Becky I'll let you off then!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, I was talking about coffee Wink
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