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The Victoria Pub, Beeston

The Victoria Pub, 85 Dovecote Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1JG
I don't normally do pubs, for a great many sensory reasons, and a couple of moral ones, but this has been a regular haunt of my wife and me for many years. They do experiment with music, both piped and live, so you might want to ring before going, but it has been muzak free many more times than not.

Location

Dovecote Lane Beeston
NG9 1JG Nottingham
UK
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Crown, Willington, Beds - where staff listen to what customers want

Wonderful prompt, friendly service with friendly staff. Food and drink of excellent quality, and especially appreciated was the absence of piped music. The landlady has listened to her customers and taken notice when they said they didn't like it.

They have specific themed musical events and discos where people come because they have chosen listen to music, but it is not forced upon them at all times.

Location

17 Station Road
MK44 3QH Willington
UK
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Bright Star, Peter's Green - a lovely quiet village pub

We have known this pub for years, and it is now the best it has ever been. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and always a warm welcome from Nick, Kate and the staff. Lovely surroundings and walks nearby. Good beer and excellent food.

Also appreciated is the lack of loud background music. Sometimes there is a very, very faint sound as if someone has a radio on in the kitchen, but it is so soft it does not impinge and most of the time we don't hear it at all.

You can actually relax and have a conversation - the atmosphere is always positive. We are regulars.

Location

Kimpton Road Peter's Green
LU2 9QP Nr Luton
UK
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The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

This wonderful hotel had its beginnings as a 12th Century Abbot's Priory. Every area - lounge, bar, dining rooms - is muzac free, with the one exception of the large upstairs dining room. There's a beautiful garden to sit in and a kitchen garden producing vegetables for the original and appetizing menu. Surprisingly affordable food.

http://www.lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk/

Location

The Square Blanchland
DH8 9SP County Durham
UK
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Wetherspoons - Cross Keys Hotel, Peebles

Seventeenth century coaching inn now run by Wetherspoons. Fitted out to standard Wetherspoons design and with their standard menus and coffee.
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-cross-keys

Location

Northgate Peebles
EH45 8RS
UK
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The Royal Hotel, Comrie

An eighteenth century hotel in the middle of the small town of Comrie. Delightfully furnished with quiet lounge bar, dining room, library/sitting room. No muzac by design though they do have it in the public bar at the back. (No spillage though).

www.royalhotel.co.uk

Location

Melville Square Comrie
PH6 2DN Perthshire
UK
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The Waterhouse

This Wetherspoons Pub in the heart of Manchester is divided into a number of cosy rooms, some with armchairs, it is like entertaining friends in your own home! A truly relaxing experience.

Location

67-71 Princess Street
M2 4EG Manchester
GB
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The Lamb

Location

Lamb's Conduit St
WC1N 3LZ London
GB
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The Shakespeare's Head

Location

64-68 Kingsway
WC2B 6BG London
GB
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The Princess Louise

Location

208 High Holborn
WC1V 7BW London
GB
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