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Fine old-fashioned pub in the heart of St James's

The Chequers Tavern is a rarity in contemporary London: a fine old-fashioned pub with reasonable prices, excellent beers, a wonderfully unmodernised interior agreeably battered over the centuries and cheap, simple food ('pub grub' describes it). All this in the heart of St James's recalls a vanishing London not devoted just to the pleasures and purses of the super-rich.
Note: a large TV screen and national flags suggest that football is at times broadcast.

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16 Duke Street
SW1Y 6DB London
GB
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The Cramond Inn

A great pub in Cramond, on the edge of Edinburgh. Good bar meals are also served.
The pub has several different rooms to choose from, and a large wood-burning stove.
It is a Samuel Smith pub, so serves the wide range of their beers.

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Cramond Glebe Road Cramond Village
EH4 6NU Edinburgh
GB
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Inn at Whitewell

This is a pub and restaurant with rooms.
I haven't stayed overnight.
The food and ale is worth going out of your way for, as is the scenery (The Hodder Valley) surrounding the pub.

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Whitewell
BB7 3AT nr Clitheroe , LAN
Lancashire GB
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Bridge Inn

A delightful pub at the end of a lane. Good ale (Wye Valley's Butty Bach is the regular one) and local ciders. And the food is excellent. Wood burning stoves.
The pub is beside The Escley Brook. There are tables in the garden, overlooking the brook.
There is also a campsite, if you don't want to have to make your way home after the Butty Bach!

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Michaelchurch Escley
HR2 0JW HEF
Herefordshire GB
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Hart & Magpies Coleshill

Opens at 10am for breakfasts, except Sundays. Real ale, real cider and good meals. http://www.magpiespub.com/. Latest check 4 October 2016.

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Magpie Lane
HP7 0LU Coleshill , BKM
Buckinghamshire GB
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Anglers Retreat Marsworth

Like a country pub should be. Aviary in the garden, real ale, interesting food plus bed & breakfast.

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Startops End near Marsworth
HP23 4LJ Tring , HRT
Hertfordshire GB
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Dering Arms

Charming old hunting lodge. Excellent food and Goachers ale.

Location

Station Road The Grove
TN27 0RR Pluckley , KEN
Kent GB
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The Riverside Inn, Cound, Shrewsbury, SY5 6AF. 01952 410900

I had lunch here last year. An excellent meal with good beer, good value for money, prompt service even though it was busy, and lovely views of the Severn! Booking advised as it is deservedly popular.

The building dates from 1750 and has been a pub since 1878. There is lots of atmosphere.

There is NO piped music, I understand this is the owner's policy.

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SY5 6AF
GB
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Swan

The Swan is a character village inn (claimed to be the oldest in Buckinghamshire) specialising in fine cuisine, fine wines and real ales. It has a restaurant, lounge bar and "Snug". There is also a patio and a large lawned garden. Latest check 15 December 2017.

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Ley Hill Common
HP5 1UT Chesham , BKM
Buckinghamshire GB
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Warwick Castle

Historic pub with real ale, real cider and interesting food.

Location

6 Warwick Place
W9 2PX
GB
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