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« Reply #195 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 12:59:08 »

Not sure but i would guess yes...they always have the Celtic matches on in there.
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« Reply #196 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 15:22:44 »

How about the Dolphin - a la Kingy
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« Reply #197 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 15:24:50 »

Anyone know if the Tap & Barrel still houses the Swindon Shamrock CSC (celtic supporters)? Their facebook page is locked and their website (literally) 10 years out of date.
They very much do, my cousin is one of the Celtic boys and always goes there, a good bunch of lads.
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« Reply #198 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 16:08:08 »

They very much do, my cousin is one of the Celtic boys and always goes there, a good bunch of lads.

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« Reply #199 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 17:27:23 »

The proper classic Bell period, was late 60's early 70's....when the bar was upstairs. Downstairs was a steak and chips eaterie, proper sophisticated as the only other place where you could eat out in Swindon, aside from probably the Khyber, was The Crown at Stratton.  Blunsdon House had a tiny dining room, but that was pretty much in the sticks.

The downside, for I think Berni Inns, was that the unwashed hedonistic masses, had to have access to the downstairs, for entry and exit and maybe even bogs....which wasn't a good mix.

Turning it around, didn't help either, and the restaurant side flopped....Claude tried to remedy the situation by knocking the place about, and ripping out the stairs, which was done by a bunch of drinkers furnished with tools and some beer after closing time for a few nights.

I lived elsewhere, through most of the 70's but returned to Swindon at the end, so naturally thought give the Bell a go and it still retained a bit of its buzz...just right for starting the night, then falling into Vadims. By the start of the 80's, it started to get chavved up, and you could almost guarantee a fight....proper shame, as it lost its more chilled punters, who'd made it what it was. It never recovered.

I worked in the butchers over the other side of the road from The Bell, Claude was a legend and I can tell you some amusing stories. Helen his ex is still in the area as is his son Marcel. Not sure if Claude still owns the place and just leases it out.
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« Reply #200 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 21:02:59 »

The proper classic Bell period, was late 60's early 70's....

being a mere youngster I can't comment on the bell in the late 60's, but I thought it was a cracking pub from 88 to 9? when they decided it wasnt trendy enough and did it up
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« Reply #201 on: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 21:20:41 »

The Fox and Hounds - Warminster....proper drinking pub with beer and cider.
The County.....well...it's  rough and ready and the piss taking is second to none, I plan to get totally shit faced after Tranmere when WAM play there.
Longs- hideous expensive...but they do Hoegarrden on draught....enough.
Sir Dan - Early doors pub and deals on real ale specials.
Seymour Arms - Witham Friary or maybe Tuckers Grave.....olde drinking pubs them.
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« Reply #202 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:15:59 »

1 Tom Cobley, Spreyton
2 Hop Inn, Old Town
3 Red Lion, Cricklade
4 Glue Pot, Swindon
5 Cerdic, Chard

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« Reply #203 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:18:57 »

Used to like the Red Lion Cricklade but in my opinion gone down hill since Tom left.

The cricklade club do better beers although not a pub.

My favourite at the moment is the manor farm. Shit food but do a very nice pint of Estrella!
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« Reply #204 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:21:42 »

1 Tom Cobley, Spreyton
2 Hop Inn, Old Town
3 Red Lion, Cricklade
4 Glue Pot, Swindon
5 Cerdic, Chard

Definitely.  Made my list on the first post of this thread.  (Nearly a decade ago now!)
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« Reply #205 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:26:34 »

Definitely.  Made my list on the first post of this thread.  (Nearly a decade ago now!)
If you are ever down this way try the Tom Cobley at Spreyton just outside of Exeter.

Fantastic selection of real ales, great food, great landlord, CAMRA pub of the year several times in the last 10 years.
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« Reply #206 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:30:43 »

I'll be sure to do that.  : )
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« Reply #207 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:57:27 »

1 Tom Cobley, Spreyton
2 Hop Inn, Old Town
3 Red Lion, Cricklade
4 Glue Pot, Swindon
5 Cerdic, Chard



Chard? No thanks
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« Reply #208 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 13:06:44 »

Chard? No thanks
Its my local.
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« Reply #209 on: Friday, September 13, 2019, 13:11:39 »

Not much use but :-

1) Goasstall Pub Hinterglemm Austria
2) Six Bells Chiddingly East Sussex
3) Turks Head St Agnes IOS
4) Seven Sisters St Martins IOS
5) Giants Rest Wilmington East Sussex
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