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Old 16.05.2011, 11:22
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a pint for Paddy.

Mr Paddy , I just thought you would like to know I raised a pint of Doom Bar to your honour at the Custom House in Padstow the other day.

and at Tanners in Plymouth
and at the Rashleigh Arms Charlestown
and at the Salutation Arms in Looe
and at the Swan Inn in Looe
and at the Crown in Lanlivet ( x 2 )
and at the Cheesering in Minions
and at the Stag in St. Cleer.
(shame I only had a week there )

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Old 16.05.2011, 11:43
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Mr Paddy , I just thought you would like to know I raised a pint of Doom Bar to your honour at the Custom House in Padstow the other day.

and at Tanners in Plymouth
and at the Rashleigh Arms Charlestown
and at the Salutation Arms in Looe
and at the Swan Inn in Looe
and at the Crown in Lanlivet ( x 2 )
and at the Cheesering in Minions
and at the Stag in St. Cleer.
(shame I only had a week there )

Cheers you ol' bugger!

Did you ever sample the delights of HSD from the St. Austell brewery?
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Old 16.05.2011, 11:48
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Re: a pint for Paddy.

ya... I obviously prefer DoomBar but I've tried a few of the St.Austell beers... I find HSD a bit sharpish ( go on... take your best shot ) and if forced I prefer Tinners.


p.s.. actually went to St.Austell this time for a walk around the town, not the brewery... what a dump.
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Re: a pint for Paddy.

I was drinking Doom Bar in one of my local pubs in Hastings just the other day.

I also remember many happy holidays spent in the Doom Bar at the Atlantic Hotel in New Polzeath back in the 1980's. Is that still going?
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Old 16.05.2011, 12:05
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............ Doom Bar at the Atlantic Hotel in New Polzeath back in the 1980's. Is that still going?
sorry... we never actually go over that way.... mrs. and I have a place down by Liskeard so for us its up over the moor.. Bodmin, Wadebridge and into Padstow

lots of pubs closing tho ( I suppose I don't need to tell you that )

just since our last trip home last September the Plough in Duloe, The London in St Neot and the Halfway House on A38 just out of Doublebois all closed up.
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Old 16.05.2011, 12:12
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just since our last trip home last September the Plough in Duloe, The London in St Neot and the Halfway House on A38 just out of Doublebois all closed up.
Halfway House? Is that the big place near the border? If it is, we used to stop there on our way on holiday .

Re. St. Austell, yes the town is a shitehole indeed, fine if you like living amongst slagheaps, and then there is all the detritus of the China Clay industry .
Tinners I like, but find HSD has much more of an edge to it .

Damn, need to go to Cornwall again...
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Halfway House? Is that the big place near the border?
near the border... Devon / Cornwall ?... no.. this is past Liskeard on the A38 heading towards Bodmin ... not quite as far as Trago Mills if you know where that is.


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Damn, need to go to Cornwall again...
if you need a nice little holiday rental I know a place
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Old 16.05.2011, 12:21
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near the border... Devon / Cornwall ?... no.. this is past Liskeard on the A38 heading towards Bodmin ... not quite as far as Trago Mills if you know where that is.
OK, not the same place then. Do you ever venture further up the North Coast, to Tintagel, Boscastle etc?



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Yes, I'd heard about that, funnily ebough....
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Old 16.05.2011, 12:28
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OK, not the same place then. Do you ever venture further up the North Coast, to Tintagel, Boscastle etc?
Tintagel... just the once... sorry but too many Emmets ( and motor coaches ) for my liking... it must be nice out of season.

Boscastle ...we've been to a few times... once about a month after the floods a few years back.

Port Issac .. a friend has a few rental cottages there and lives in Port Gaverne so we visit up there

most of our time is "down south" tho
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Tintagel... just the once... sorry but too many Emmets ( and motor coaches ) for my liking... it must be nice out of season.

Boscastle ...we've been to a few times... once about a month after the floods a few years back.

Port Issac .. a friend has a few rental cottages there and lives in Port Gaverne so we visit up there

most of our time is "down south" tho
Fair enough, Tintagel village itself is not too pretty, but the scenery along the coastal path is pretty exceptional. In Winter, it was just quiet, windy and wet. As a kid, I used to head up to the cliffs during a good force 7/8 winter gale, just for the exhilaration.
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Old 16.05.2011, 12:36
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As a kid, I used to head up to the cliffs during a good force 7/8 winter gale, just for the exhilaration.

Tintagel village I thought was pretty enuf.. old post office, etc.. but again the one day we were there it was just overrun with motor coaches

"up to the cliffs" I used to do much the same on the cliffs on Maine (new england) in the winter... and I'd much rather be up on Bodmin moor in the middle of winter than walking up their in the summer with all the tourists. Just have to be more careful for the beast in the winter.
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near the border... Devon / Cornwall ?... no.. this is past Liskeard on the A38 heading towards Bodmin ... not quite as far as Trago Mills if you know where that is.
Trago Mills has got to be the most surreal experience on the planet (well Cornwall at least) . I stayed in a cottage near there a few years ago. I recall a nice American Diner further along the A38 towards Plymouth.

Must get back to Cornwall before too long. Haven't visited since a fleeting visit a few years back when my sister got married in St. Austell.
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Talking of Bodmin Moor, we regularly did ATC (Air Training Corps) orienteering exercises up to Brown Willy
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Trago Mills has got to be the most surreal experience on the planet (well Cornwall at least) . I stayed in a cottage near there a few years ago. I recall a nice American Diner further along the A38 towards Plymouth.
I could not agree more and cannot believe that they are still in business. My first, and last visit, was about 20 years ago, when I was amazed at the amount of tat on sale. I just could not figure out who this would appeal to - but they are obviously out there
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What? ...... the place, ..... the person, ..... or the "object"?
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What? ...... the place, ..... the person, ..... or the "object"?
The place - wild and rugged (just how I like my .... oh, getting far too predictable now ...)
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DP.... the American Diner was a former "little chef" ... I've not had the chance.. or the courage to go into is since it's changed...

diner


p.s.. this is just between Liskeard and Saltash
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DP.... the American Diner was a former "little chef" ... I've not had the chance.. or the courage to go into is since it's changed...

diner

p.s.. this is just between Liskeard and Saltash
That's the place. It certainly wasn't like a Little Chef. I recall being quite impressed with it.
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