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Micawber

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Isn't there a UK law against serving ale in a plastic cup? ;)

Or... maybe it's *not* something as good? :D

Well ordinarily I wouldn't have accepted such a base receptacle but the festival is at a community pub meaning that people in the village itself have shares in the place and are renovating and manning the place on a voluntary basis, with this in mind I am prepared to tolerate the 'glass'.The pub dates back to the 15th century but for one reason or another had suffered a decade of closure until deemed as a community asset by the powers that be who loaned residents the money to purchase the establishment. Six years later that loan has now been repaid and the place is indeed a thriving village asset and one that I feel sure Phil, aka Lord Flashheart and also local resident, will be familiar with.
 

Chandler

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... until deemed as a community asset by the powers that be who loaned residents the money to purchase the establishment.
This is why I love tradition and communities not afraid to embrace a pub (or tavern, or bierhall) culture.

The US is often far too uptight about such things -- or just too spread out for its own good. I'd love to have a local within (reasonable) walking distance.
 

Micawber

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This is why I love tradition and communities not afraid to embrace a pub (or tavern, or bierhall) culture.

The US is often far too uptight about such things -- or just too spread out for its own good. I'd love to have a local within (reasonable) walking distance.

Our village is fortunate in that it still has a traditional pub [16th Century] but unfortunately the other is currently closed having been caught up in floods the market square suffered over Christmas 2020. Like many small villages back in the day when beer was a staple ours had perhaps half a dozen pubs and inns but times and habits have changed and many have struggled to survive and subsequently closed. Those that remain have often had to diversify but should be cherished, once lost and closed they are often converted into trendy, expensive housing often for incomers.
 

Pa12

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Our village is fortunate in that it still has a traditional pub [16th Century] but unfortunately the other is currently closed having been caught up in floods the market square suffered over Christmas 2020. Like many small villages back in the day when beer was a staple ours had perhaps half a dozen pubs and inns but times and habits have changed and many have struggled to survive and subsequently closed. Those that remain have often had to diversify but should be cherished, once lost and closed they are often converted into trendy, expensive housing often for incomers.
The younger crowd would probably just play on their phones in the pub now anyways.
 

mulceber

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Out and about today. It’s still warm, but the Cossack is comfortable.
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Lord Flashheart

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Well ordinarily I wouldn't have accepted such a base receptacle but the festival is at a community pub meaning that people in the village itself have shares in the place and are renovating and manning the place on a voluntary basis, with this in mind I am prepared to tolerate the 'glass'.The pub dates back to the 15th century but for one reason or another had suffered a decade of closure until deemed as a community asset by the powers that be who loaned residents the money to purchase the establishment. Six years later that loan has now been repaid and the place is indeed a thriving village asset and one that I feel sure Phil, aka Lord Flashheart and also local resident, will be familiar with.
Normally that's a winter haunt for me Steve in breeks and check shirt but it's a cautionary tale of greedy pubco's with a happy outcome. Their selection of beers and ales is worth tolerating a plastic flagon for. I thought Base Receptacle were playing Glastonbury though ... maybe I'm wrong ...;)
 
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