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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby mufc1959 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:02 pm

It's on the site where John MacDonald, who helped found Canada, was born.

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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Burnaby49 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:38 pm

mufc1959 wrote:It's on the site where John MacDonald, who helped found Canada, was born.

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John A. MacDonald if you don't mind. Apparently not just the site but the actual building he was born in on January 11, 1815 although there is some dispute.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/where-was-sir-john-a-macdonald-born-canadian-government-joins-11th-hour-search-for-his-exact-birthplace

Canada managed to sever itself from Britain without a war although it took almost a hundred years longer than you Americans. Always in a rush. MacDonald was key in uniting the various Canadian colonies into one united country and was our first prime minister.
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby NYGman » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:08 am

John A. Macdonal (John Eh?) Father of Canada, Eh? Was born there, Eh? Of course this is a late answer due to me being distracted. I see it was already answered
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:51 pm

Burnaby49 wrote:It is a wreck waiting for demo falling apart in a passageway in Glasgow. Not just boarded up but barricaded because it is a safety hazard. It reeks an old derelict building smell for about fifty feet around it. Signs on the windows say its last use was as the Mitre bar. Must have been a shithole.

Yet I'd flagged it as a must-see goal before I left Canada and made the effort to find it. It has absolutely no personal connection to me whatever. No family connection or old drinking haunt.

So what is its significance?
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Burnaby49 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:58 pm

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Burnaby49 wrote:It is a wreck waiting for demo falling apart in a passageway in Glasgow. Not just boarded up but barricaded because it is a safety hazard. It reeks an old derelict building smell for about fifty feet around it. Signs on the windows say its last use was as the Mitre bar. Must have been a shithole.

Yet I'd flagged it as a must-see goal before I left Canada and made the effort to find it. It has absolutely no personal connection to me whatever. No family connection or old drinking haunt.

So what is its significance?
I was going to suggest the new HQ of WeReBank.


I don't think Peter can afford first-class office space in downtown Glasgow. Our first prime minister's birthplace must be a prime rental location. Needs a bit of a reno and good to go.
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Pox » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:03 pm

mufc1959 wrote:It's on the site where John MacDonald, who helped found Canada, was born.

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Well done you!

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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Gregg » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:01 pm

Future site of UK Hockey Hall of Fame
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:50 pm

mufc1959 wrote:(I'm a mine of useless information, which can be a bit annoying to my colleagues at work, but I'm great to have on your team in a quiz.)
That sums me up too. My kids hate it but then they don't know who Harry Webb is, where Panama hats come from or where deadmau5 got his name from.
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Burnaby49 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:17 am

Here you go gang, every pub we had at least one beer at during our trip. Keep in mind we did mostly half pints although I did do a ten pint day in London. The pubs with the label 'CAMRA' are considered to have historic interiors. At least that's what CAMRA says in this book;

https://www.amazon.ca/Britains-Best-Real-Heritage-Pubs/dp/1852493046/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469747298&sr=8-1&keywords=britain%27s+best+real+heritage+pubs

I have a copy and, before we started the trip, I mapped out as many as I could on our routes. In fact some of our routes, such as June 23 and July 03, were based on the pubs in the book.


Wednesday June 08 - London
Lord John Russell
Holburn Whippet
Enterprise
Old Red Lion
Square Pig in the Pen
Lady Ottoline


Thursday June 09 - London
Golden Lion
Red Lion - CAMRA
St. James Tavern - CAMRA
Lyric
Glassblowers
Star and Garter
Water Rats
Dolphin
Euston Flyer
Mabel's Tavern


Friday June 10 - London
Craft Beer Company
Two Brewers
Admiralty
Walkers of Whitehall
Feathers
Red Lion (Crown Passage)
Tom Cribb
Marquess of Anglesey
George IV (Gregg's pub)
London Pub


Saturday June 11 - London
Sugar Loaf
Old King's Head
Southwalk Tavern
Cross Keys (Wetherspoons)
Goodman's Field (Wetherspoons)
Princess of Prussia
Hoop & Grapes
Horse Shoe
Exmouth Arms
Old China Hand


Sunday June 12 - London
Jack Horner
Newman Arms
Euston Tap
Bree Louise
Rocket
Scottish Store
Three Johns
Angelic
Wilmington


Monday June 13 - Worcester
Fleece - Bredforton - CAMRA
Maple Leaf - Worcester
Paul Pry - CAMRA
Maltster
Cardinal's Hat
Swan With Two Necks - (ukelele club)
Charles II
Royal Exchange


Tuesday June 14 - Chester
Crystal Fountain - Cannock - CAMRA
Red Lion - Rugeley - CAMRA
Bull and Spectacles - Blithbury
Telford's Warehouse - Chester
Bouverie
Coach House Inn
Temple Bar


Wednesday June 15 - Bolton
Arden Arms - Stockport - CAMRA
Swan With Two Necks - Stockport - CAMRA
Old Three Crowns - Bolton
Ye Olde Man and Scythe
Hen and Chickens
Albion
Millstone
Barristers


Thursday June 16 - Preston
Hindley Arms - Hindley
Raven - Wigan
Stag's Head - Goosnarch
Grapes Inn - Goosnarch
Sun Hotel - Preston
Old Dog and Partridge
Old Black Bull
Black Horse - CAMRA
Stanley Arms


Friday June 17 - Barrowford
Ram Inn - Burnley
Calan's - Hebden Bridge
Midgehole WMC (Blue Pig) - Midgehole
Old Bridge Inn - Barrowford
Banker's Draft
Lamb WMC


Saturday June 18 - Barrowford
Cross Gaits Inn - Blacko
Pendle Inn - Barley
Barley Mow - Barley
George and Dragon - Barrowford


Sunday June 19 - Durham
Tan Hill Inn - Reeth, Richmond
Millbank Inn - Barningham - CAMRA
Market Tavern - Durham
Dun Cow
Swan and Three Cygnets
Victoria Hotel
Fighting Cocks
Head of Steam
Colpitts Hotel


Monday June 20 - Edinburgh
Carter's Rest - Jedburgh
Carter's Tap - Edinburgh
Haymarket
The Beer Kitchen (Innis & Gunn)
H. P. Mathers - CAMRA
The Cambridge
The Oxford Bar - CAMRA
Black Cat - Edinburgh
Kenilworth - CAMRA


Tuesday June 21 - Edinburgh
Burns Tavern - Leslie
Feuars Arms - Kirkcaldy - CAMRA
Royal Mile Tavern
Guilford Arms
Cafe Royal - CAMRA
Station Bar (Now Safari Lounge) - CAMRA
Conan Doyle
Barony Bar - CAMRA
Auld Hundred
Amber Rose


Wednesday June 22 - Edinburgh
Levenhall Arms - Musselburgh
Prestongrange Gothenburgh - Prestonpans - CAMRA
Stagg's Bar (Volunteer Arms) - Musselburgh
Leslie's Bar - Edinburgh - CAMRA
Bennet's Bar - CAMRA
Doctors
Greyfriar's Bobby
Bow Bar
Bannerman's Bar
Advocate
Fiddler's Arms


Thursday June 23 - Glasgow
Railway Inn - East Calder - CAMRA
Village Tavern - Larkhall - CAMRA
Railway Tavern - Shettleston, Glasgow - CAMRA
Portland Arms - Shettleston, Glasgow - CAMRA
Laurieston - Glasgow - CAMRA
Crystal Palace (Wetherspoons)
Royal Scot
Merchant
Steps - CAMRA
Victoria (ex-Clutha)


Friday June 24 - Glasgow
Sharkey's Bar
Blackfriars
Auctioneers
Drum & Monkey
Raven
Molly Malones
Society Rooms (Wetherspoons)
Empire Bar


Saturday June 25 - Glasgow
Horseshoe Bar - CAMRA
Three Judges
Lismore (Lios Mor)
Aragon
Tennant's
Curler's Rest
Gallus
Hengler's Circus (Wetherspoons)
State


Sunday June 26 - Inverness
Auld Smitty Inn - Pitlochry
Castle Tavern - Inverness
Hootanannay
King's Highway (Wetherspoons)
Phoenix Alehouse
Gellions
Caledonian
Waterfront


Monday June 27 - Aberdeen
Fiddichside Inn - Craigellachie - CAMRA
Butcher's Arms - Inverurie
Grill - Aberdeen - CAMRA
Bridge Bar
Stag
Prince of Wales
Slain's Castle
Ma Cameron's (England-Iceland game)
Market Arms
Wig


Tuesday June 28 - Dundee
Clep Bar - Dundee - CAMRA
Frew's Bar - CAMRA
Speedwell Bar - CAMRA
Bank Bar
Trades House Bar
Pillars
Cask & Cork
Ladywell Tavern
Phoenix


Wednesday June 29 - Newcastle
Free Trade Inn - Newcastle
Bacchus
Market Lane (The Monkey)
Duke of Wellington
Old George
Victoria Comet (Get Carter scene)
Forth Hotel
Town Wall
Crown Poseda - CAMRA


Thursday June 30 - Leeds
Birch Hall Inn - Beck Hole - CAMRA
Three Horse Shoes - Boroughbridge - CAMRA
Black Prince - Leeds
Pack Horse
Ship
Whitelocks - CAMRA
Griffin


Friday July 01, - Leeds
Blue Boar - York
Blue Bell - York - CAMRA
Adelphi - Leeds - CAMRA
Pour House
Midnight Bell
Cross Keys
Scarbrough Hotel
Calls Landing
Angel Inn
Beckett's Bank (Wetherspoons)


Saturday July 02, Sheffield
Banker's Draft (Wetherspoons) - Sheffield
Old Queen's Head
Sheffield Tap (in Railway Station) - CAMRA
Museum
Bath Hotel - CAMRA
Beehive
Red Deer
Dog and Partridge
Old House
Graduate


Sunday July 03, Nottingham
Bleeding Wolf - Scholar's Green - CAMRA
Hawk Inn - Haslington - CAMRA
White Lion - Barthomly - CAMRA
Vale Hotel - Arnold - CAMRA
Three Crowns - Nottingham
Dragon
Bank
Major Oak (ex Hog's Head)
Horn in Hand


Monday July 04, Nottingham
Test Match Hotel - Nottingham - CAMRA
Elwes Arms
Colonel Burnaby
Orange Tree
Rose of England
Pheasant - CAMRA
Ropewalk
Organ Grinder (Blue Monkey)
Hand and Heart (caves)
Sir John Borlase Warren


Tuesday July 05, Worcester
Three Horseshoes (Polly Burtons) - Whitwick - CAMRA
Postal Order (Wetherspoons) - Worcester
Cricketers
Horn and Trumpet
Imperial Tavern
Pheasant
Ye Olde Talbot


Wednesday July 06, Exmouth
Tucker's Grave Inn - Faulkland - CAMRA
Seymour Arms - Witham Friary - CAMRA
Bath House - Exmouth
Pilot
First and Last
Famous Old Barrel
Phoenix
Strand Inn
Powder Monkey - (Wetherspoons)


Thursday July 07, St. Agnes
Tom Cobley - Spreyton
Drew Arms - Drewsteignton - CAMRA
Seven Stars - Falmouth - CAMRA
Wodehouse Arms - Falmouth
Taphouse - St. Agnes
Railway Inn
St. Agnes Hotel
Driftwood Spars


Friday July 08, Southampton
Square & Compass - Worth Maltravers - CAMRA
Black Swan Inn - Swanage
Spitfire - Southampton
Red Lion - CAMRA
White Star
London Hotel
Standing Order - (Wetherspoons)


Saturday July 09, Hastings
Havelock - Hastings - CAMRA
Albion
Royal Standard
Dolphin
First In Last Out
Duke of Wellington
Jenny Lind
Hastings Arms
Ye Olde Pumphouse


Sunday July 10, Brighton
Woolpack Inn - Brookland
Red Lion - Snaregate - CAMRA
Eight Bells (Sunday roast) - Hawkhurst
Fortunes of War - Brighton
Tempest
Hop Poles
Ship Victory
Railway Bell
Battle of Trafalgar
Grand Central


Monday July 11, Brighton
Stag Inn - Ball's Cross - CAMRA
Royal Oak - Wingham - CAMRA
Earth and Stars - Brighton
Quadrant (ex Tom Bove)
King and Queen - CAMRA
Fountainhead
Basketmaker's Arms
Great Eastern
Brighton Tavern
Royal Pavilion Tavern
Druid's Head
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby grixit » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:52 am

I saw a story yesterday that said that the Smithsonian is looking for a "Beer Historian" Someone who would be paid to travel the US sampling local brews and interviewing the personnel. Unfortunately, i have been unable to confirm it so far.
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:41 pm

grixit wrote:I saw a story yesterday that said that the Smithsonian is looking for a "Beer Historian" Someone who would be paid to travel the US sampling local brews and interviewing the personnel. Unfortunately, i have been unable to confirm it so far.
Was it from April 1st last year?
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby morrand » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:47 pm

grixit wrote:I saw a story yesterday that said that the Smithsonian is looking for a "Beer Historian" Someone who would be paid to travel the US sampling local brews and interviewing the personnel. Unfortunately, i have been unable to confirm it so far.


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Postby grixit » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:38 pm

Today a humble beer historian, tomorrow a full professor and Boozologist in Residence at the Burnaby Center for the Study of Good Beer and Bad Legalizing.

And we knew him when.
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Burnaby49 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:03 pm

I'll do my best to remember all you little people, the casual and non-drinkers, when I attain the exaulted rank of grand boozologist. It will be difficult, I can barely remember anything now.
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Postby Gregg » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:15 am

Umm, sorry Burnaby, but I wouldn't be surprised if the position in question requires US Citizenship. It is a government job and we can hardly have the nations official beer drinker be a foreigner after all.

All this memory lane stuff got me thinking, and then I remembered Speakers Corner, Marble Arch. The brits here won't understand my perspective, being a dirty colonist and all, but I always found Speakers Corner one of the most endearing things about London. America desperately needs something like it.

My first time ever in England was the Queen's official birthday. America could kind of use, if not a Monarch at least someone we like so much we give them 2 birthday's and they absolutely no power. If only we could neuter a Kardashian but I digress. Anyhow, the first time I'm in England, I've been on a plane for like 14 hours and I'm wide awake anyhow. We stayed at a hotel that was just around the corner from Bond Street a block or so from Speaker's Corner. I checked in, changed clothes and set out to discover London. The first place I stumbled on was Speaker's Corner and I spent a bit listening to the loonies who were quite clearly insane but unlike some American idiots, still seemed as Douglas Adams would say, Mostly Harmless. Anyhow I got bored and went to the tube, figured it out and rode the 4 stops to where the directions said to get off for LSE. I wandered around and found out where I needed to be on Monday and still feeling fresh, I set out to find Westminster, which to me at the time was the center of the universe, just something I wanted to see.
Anyhow, I heard some artillery firing and figured there was a parade somewhere, and headed towards it, across what I now know was St James Park, soon to become one of my favorite places, but still new. I eventually stumbled, now a little punch drunk from sleep deprivation, on to Pall Mall at the Victoria Statue in front of Buckingham Palace, and just then, here comes Her Majesty The Queen, in a carriage and all, dressed up for Trooping the Color, which to the yanks here is like the Military Birthday Party. Back then she still rode a horse for part of it I think, I've never seen the ceremony itself, just this, when the Queen, as close to me as a few yards, and I felt like she showed up just to welcome me to the UK. This was pre 9/11 mind you, but I was amazed at the apparent looseness of security, I'm not ever likely to get anywhere near as close to a US President even if I tried, much less just staggering out and almost running into her half out of my mind on melatonin and dopamine.
So now I'm all teary eyed and I know just a few weeks ago I told everyone I was Boycotting Britain after Brexit, but I've been looking with increasing desperation for a good vacation and aw hell, I think I'm going to come to England next year.
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In all my journey's to your fair island, I have yet to find anyone who can cook. Make sure your Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets are prepared. That and Fish and Chips are the only foods in England I can remember not being boiled or pizza. I like pizza, I'm very fond of Fish and Chips, but I can live on KFC for as long as I'll be there, if need be.

If you happen to find someone who can cook, send him to London with a cooler full of really good steaks. And potatoes...to bake, not boil. The right way to do it is on the same fire you grill a good steak over, if you can resist the urge to boil the steak.

It's not necessary to bring out Her Majesty to greet me this time, but if Helena Bonham Carter is in town, that will do nicely. Her or Elizabeth Hurley.

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Postby Gregg » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:26 am

I checked, The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1964 Cask Strength, it runs about £2000 a bottle. That should be okay on my end, someone check and make sure Helena can live with it. (She is after all the great granddaughter of someone who verbally pimp slapped Winston Churchill in Commons and got away with it)
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Postby Burnaby49 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:47 am

First time I flew to England from Vancouver it took well over a day in total. It was 1961 and we had to fly across the United States to New York in various twins, one of which had to make an emergency landing because of an engine fire. At New Youk we caught a BOAC Britannia turbo-prop which took about twelve hours to London, not counting the fuel stop at Gander.

Airline safety was so lax in those days that a kid could tell the engine was a problem before takeoff. At least I could and I was twelve. It was a twin turboprop and I sat over the wing where I could see both engines. It was a night departure and one exhaust was a straight blue flame while the other was orange gusts. I didn't know which was right but I knew they should match up. So ours, the orange gusts, finally caught fire and we ended up in Spokane.

I can match your story about the Queen. One day in 1971 I was driving down a Vancouver street when police made all traffic pull over. I had no idea what was going on so I waited. In a few minutes the Queen, Pierre Trudeau, the Prime Minster of Canada, and W.A.C. Bennett, the Premier of British Columbia drove by in an open car. She waved at me. I wsn't even aware that she was in town.

Anyhow if you want any recommendations about British pubs let me know. If you want whisky and you are going to Glasgow try the Pot Still.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g186534-d1083436-Reviews-The_Pot_Still-Glasgow_Scotland.html
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Postby Gregg » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:00 am

I probably won't go north of Windsor, can you take a tour that includes St George's Hall? I'll want to spend at least a day in The British Museum and if its cloudy and grey that's how I prefer to wander around Westminster, somehow finding a cloudy misty rainy day has never been a problem for me in any stay over a few days. I want to go to the Dover chalk cliffs, which I have seen from the air but never from below airline altitudes. Umm, what else have I missed? The HMS Victory and I've seen the Tower of London before, but a guy who lives in a Well Armed Bunker Complex can never get enough of a Medieval Torture Research Center.
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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby Burnaby49 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:19 am

Gregg wrote:I probably won't go north of Windsor, can you take a tour that includes St George's Hall? I'll want to spend at least a day in The British Museum and if its cloudy and grey that's how I prefer to wander around Westminster, somehow finding a cloudy misty rainy day has never been a problem for me in any stay over a few days. I want to go to the Dover chalk cliffs, which I have seen from the air but never from below airline altitudes. Umm, what else have I missed? The HMS Victory and I've seen the Tower of London before, but a guy who lives in a Well Armed Bunker Complex can never get enough of a Medieval Torture Research Center.


I've been on the Victory at least a half dozen times. Portsmouth is an easy train ride from London. King's Cross if I recall correctly. In 2006 we walked along the top of the cliffs of Dover, extremely nice walk along public footpath. It starts right in Dover. Never been to Windsor. I was in the British Museum this trip but didn't stay long, way too crowded. I was last in the Tower as a teenager. Here are a couple of shots of our Dover walk. That is the Dover Ferry Port in the background of one.

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"Yes Burnaby49, I do in fact believe all process servers are peace officers. I've good reason to believe so." Robert Menard in his May 28, 2015 video "Process Servers".

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Re: Who wants a pint with Burnaby49?

Postby ArthurWankspittle » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:28 am

Gregg wrote: If only we could neuter a Kardashian but I digress.
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Gregg wrote:I want to go to the Dover chalk cliffs
A lot of that coast is white cliffs, Dover area being good sized and well known. The other side of the channel is the same but not as well known to the English speaking world, c.f. Dieppe.
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