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Maureen S
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18/09/2017 5:32 pm  

We have an American friend coming soon, who wants to visit 'a pub with atmosphere'!

Any suggestions?  Polite please!! 🙂

 


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Viv S
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19/09/2017 10:03 am  

The Oakwood maybe or apparently for british yorkshire pud and gravy with their sandwich The Toby.....


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Gill B
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19/09/2017 12:43 pm  

For real ale and cider in a friendly pub, try the Old Lifeboat House.


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Maureen S
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19/09/2017 12:50 pm  

Thank you both..................where are they? I'm not a 'pub person'!


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Jackie C
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19/09/2017 4:22 pm  

What about the Robin Hood, Gt.Clacton, still a bit olde worlde, ivy growing up the outside, good food and nice atmosphere.

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Maureen S
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19/09/2017 5:19 pm  

Thanks Jackie!


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Viv S
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19/09/2017 5:57 pm  
Posted by: Maureen S

Thank you both..................where are they? I'm not a 'pub person'!

Oakwood is in Holland ...just further along from the fish and chip shop on the other side of the road.  Robin Hood is also very nice, worth booking there to ensure you get a table of you want to eat.


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Viv S
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19/09/2017 6:02 pm  
Posted by: Gill B

For real ale and cider in a friendly pub, try the Old Lifeboat House.

LOL, apparently few people manage to walk out of there in a straight line!!!  Some dont even remember being there......APPARENTLY!!


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Maureen S
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19/09/2017 6:06 pm  

Where is it Viv!.........................or don't you remember??


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Viv S
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19/09/2017 6:12 pm  
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Where is it Viv!.........................or don't you remember??

Well I do my best. I only know the directions from my house.....not much help to you........I dont go out much these days but the Oakwood is just across the road, have to have male friends to help ?Ronnie access the gents!!!  no disabled facilities eg loos etc......way behind the times but nice atmosphere........  You cant book  to eat, you put your name down for eating when you arrive and take your turn with those in front of you......archaic but they dont care that much, food is usually very good.  Closes at odd times too, never open in the afternoon!!!  Would recommend Faluso in Kings Avenue for a lovely Italian meal if ever you want one.....really authentic and nice.

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Gail C
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19/09/2017 7:54 pm  

Ah - but if you arrive - as our group do - before 12 you can have your choice of tables (oakwood).  Not often able to meet up with group now.  However, not that keen on their prices - but maybe that has something to do with my mean streak!!!


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Josie B
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19/09/2017 9:16 pm  

The easier answer to The Old Lifeboat House is the junction of Church Road & Carnarvon Road. Not much in the way of food though.

Definitely ignore the Toby though, the food is horrible unless you like cold vegetables.

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Maureen S
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19/09/2017 11:04 pm  

Thanks Josie, I dont think we would be after the food, just a quiet drink, and mop up the 'atmosphere'!!


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Steve Koops
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20/09/2017 8:04 am  

 My first choice would be The Red Lion in Kirkby Le Soken, next to the road that leads down to the council tip. They have a website where you can see the interior. 

Second would be The Robin Hood. 

The Old Lifeboat House is my favourite pub but I wouldn't recommend going there for a quiet pint! 


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Maureen S
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20/09/2017 9:36 am  

Thanks all!


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Viv S
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20/09/2017 10:34 am  

Perhaps you could suggest taking them on a proper British Pub Crawl......they can then decide which one has the most atmosphere themselves.....


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Steve Koops
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20/09/2017 11:19 am  

Excellent idea😂


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Maureen S
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20/09/2017 12:36 pm  

Come on Viv, this will probably be our once a year pub visit!!    Such excitment!!


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Steve Koops
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07/11/2017 8:31 am  

What pub did you decide on? 


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Maureen S
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07/11/2017 12:33 pm  

We were pushed for time, so we took her to Weeley Black boy, which was on our way back from the Railway Station! She was happy, so we were happy!


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