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nathan

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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2013, 11:04:03 PM »
Fred
I was at the Red Lion only last week
Still a good pub. Always a nice little ride out
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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2013, 10:00:54 AM »
Nathan,
Is the bus terminus still to the right of the photo    O0
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nathan

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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2013, 06:31:50 PM »
Fred
I didn't see a bus stop, but I wasn't looking one.
dave.
Used the Stag a few times as starting point for walking , but for the life me I can't remember what it wa like.
 

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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2013, 07:34:38 PM »
The Midland Red buses stopped running years ago, I don't know of a bus service to Earlswood, to be honest I don't think there is one. The piece of land that you mention Fred is now a car park for the Red Lion
 
The wife and I used to pop our to the Red lion regularly when it was privately owned and you could get a great no frills meal that was decently sized portions and a reasonable price.
 
After a few months of not calling in there we went one week and found it had been purchased by the Vintage Inns chain, we took a look at the menu and prices had a drink and left. I've just looked at an online menu and I see that they have modified their menu and prices, perhaps other people got the same idea as we did.
 
After saying all that I remember it as an old spit and sawdust pub where all you could get to eat was a ploughman's lunch
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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2013, 05:47:26 PM »
the fish at wixford
If you came this far out give it try, had a very good reputation up 2 two years ago. I liked this one.

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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2013, 06:39:29 PM »
Phil,
Thanks for the info on the Red Lion, the midland red bus was how we go there when we were allot younger to go fishing or go for a walk.
 
There is a pub at the other side of the lakes and I used to go with my dad for the day when he was refurbishing.
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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2013, 06:50:28 PM »
The pub on the other side of the lakes is the Reservoir, as far as I am aware it is still open. It was always more modern than the Red Lion and I can remember using it in the 60's whereas the Red Lion was still a spit and sawdust pub then.
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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2013, 07:08:05 PM »
So  many beautiful spots.  If it is the same Peacock, I used to ride my bike to there with friends, and we used to sit outside and have lemonades.  We used to feel pretty grown up doing that. ;D

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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2013, 07:31:11 PM »
earlswood bulls head

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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2013, 10:24:22 PM »
Nathen,
Where in Earlswood is the Bulls head.
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Re: Walking , Cycling , a day out for Brummies
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2013, 10:43:35 AM »
Limekiln Lane and Thwaites ales to boot! :)
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