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Alas my shopping trip to Alston was blown out of the water as well so had to slum it in the LR.

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Are those rear facing spot lights? Do you do a lot of reversing in the dark & how do you put the hood up?

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Golf Juliet Tango said Just think:- when I was a student, ESB was regarded as a particularly strong beer (Extra Silly Beer in colloquial conversation), now it is "a mere pup"!

Trust me Stephen, ESB (Essential Senses Buggered) is still very much to be respected - the other two are just more so!

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I recall a barmaid raising her eyebrows at me once when I was a student, as I had ordered a second pint of Old Speckled Hen!

She remarked "It's five percent you know!". Five percent beer was serious stuff back then, but it seems to be regarded as entirely normal these days.

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First time a few of us went down to Devon way ,,went out ordered four pints of scrumpy  cider from a local pub ,,it was straight out of the barrel ,,he would only sell us half pints ,,cold still cider out of a barrel ,on a hot day ,,like  drinking apple juice ,,,till it kicked in ended up as pissed as a fart in an hour the lot of us ,,

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Smooth but deadly!*hehe*

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Horses for courses, 5% is ok if you are having a couple of beers but a bit hi for an all day session.

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Your right there Nigel 

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"he would only sell us half pints"

That is no excuse. The Crosse Keys, City of London, a few years ago:

opplock "Two pints of Old Tom please" 

Barman "we're only allowed to sell it in halves"

opplock "give me four halves of Old Tom then" 

Did have a mild headache the next morning after 2 rounds (4 halves each) of Old Tom and three pints of other beers. 

 

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Recall paying £1.10 a pint (when the student bar was circa 40p a pint) for a pint of Owd Rodger in 1981...  worth every penny - plenty of alcoholic bangs for your buck!