THE SUB-£2.50 PINT LIVES, AND IT’S NOT SAM SMITHS.

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I draw you in with the Sam Smiths glass and lacings, only to let you down, perhaps.

Next up, Marton-in-the-Forest and Martin-in-the-Pub.

Stillington

Well, Stillington, strictly.

Your typical north-of-York village, with everyone either away doing a pointless office job or stocking their larder for the coming apocalypse (postponed).

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Excellent Village store serving chunky sandwiches and posh crisps, mind.

And suitably chunky church where I paused to look at WhatPub and briefly panic.

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Proper church

Open 12 till 2, it said. What if they stopped serving at 1.40? You know what these Yorkies are like.

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Proud to be GBG. Good to see.
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Love old GBG stickers

It was packed 20 minutes before closing, full of genteel diners and robust drinkers.

But I still panicked a bit as the bar sat unattended and the clock reached 1.45.

But no-one was drinking up. Not at these prices.

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Too cheap!
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Rainbow array of Pipers

A stunning contrast with the gastro down the road. Here the public was full of retired blokes glued to Cheltenham.

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Blokes

I’ve got Thistlecrack “

Sorry to hear that John

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Aren’t Sam’s glasses great?

A rare drop of malty Rudgate as house beer, £2.34 for us CAMRA. Which I never admit to being.

Good rather than stunning, like OBB I guess.

But lacings to move to York for.

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Lacings special

Just a hardworking busy pub full of bants and boozing.

Not that hard, is it?

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18 thoughts on “THE SUB-£2.50 PINT LIVES, AND IT’S NOT SAM SMITHS.

  1. Fabulous pub which I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few times over the years. Reasonably priced good beer can be had, often in the last place you’d expect it. I was in Portsmouth last week and popped into the Hole in the Wall where two cracking pints cost what I thought was a very reasonable £3.60 for the area. A stark contrast to the waterfront Fullers eateries that BRAPA would love that extract almost a fiver for a pint of Pride that was drinking less than well.

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      1. You can say that again! It’s been years since I was last in Pompey. Thankfully some things never change and The Ship Anson was its usual boisterous self. Stayed at the George which is a cracking proper locals pub.

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  2. This is my first time seeing Sam Smiths’ Double Four Lager. A bit closed minded of me, but when I see the word “lager” I always wonder if I’m paying big money for something that won’t taste all that much better than Stella Artois. Am I wrong?

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    1. Never had it, Mark. Suspect it would satisfy the taste buds of the average Stella drinker.

      I remember 20 years ago I took a Cambridge mate, Stella drinker, to a match at Sheffield Wednesday and we stopped at the Sam Smiths pub a mile north (Grenoside). He was staggered by the quality of whatever Sam’s lager he had at half the price of a Cambridge pub.

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