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Wykeham Arms, Winchester, United Kingdom

My brother and I called in at this pub after walking to Winchester from Alresford on a Friday in August 2009. We were very struck by the relaxed nature of the place, and the fact that there was NO MUSIC OF ANY SORT (Hallelujah!). Also of interest was that there were at least 3 dogs quietly snoozing on the floor (very rare site in any pubs I have visited in the last few years) and that the mix of people was refreshingly varied as regards age and (apparent) backgrounds. Thoroughly recommend: we noted it down immediately as 'must come back again' and 'must tell friends'.

Location

75 Kingsgate Street
SO23 9PE Winchester , HAM
Hampshire GB
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Moon on the Square

Wetherspoons pub with Real Ale, real cider and food. Latest check 24 January 2017.

Location

The Centre, High Street
TW13 4AU Feltham
GB
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Railway

Wetherspoons pub with Real Ale, real cider and food. Latest check 11 January 2017.

Location

202 Upper Richmond Road
SW15 6TD Putney
GB
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White Lion

Country pub with Real Ale and food.

Location

Jenkins Lane
HP23 6NW St. Leonards , HRT
Hertfordshire GB
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George

Wetherspoons pub with Real Ale and food. Latest check 23 June 2016.

Location

155 - 159 High Street.
E11 2RL Wanstead
GB
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All Saints Centre, Westlegate, Norwich

Location

Westlegate
NR1 3LG Norwich , NFK
Norfolk GB
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Moon and Stars

Wetherspoon pub with real ale, real cider and food. Latest check 23 February 2017.

Location

99 - 103 South Street
RM1 1NX Romford
GB
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Waterstones Bookshop, Princes St, Edinburgh

A rare quiet spot in the West End of Princes St to browse and have a coffee.
There is no music here any more, neither anywhere in the bookshop nor in the cafe on the second floor, due to the efforts of the Edinburgh Pipedown group.

Location

128 Princes Street
EH2 4AD Edinburgh
GB
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Glass and Thompson, Edinburgh

Elegant coffee shop and deli with wonderful cakes and pastries.
Some pricey lunchtime dishes but good soup.
Although musac-free it's not always quiet as the coffee grinder is appallingly loud.

Location

2 Dundas Street
EH3 6SU Edinburgh
GB
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The Olive Grove

Small and friendly. Home baking to go with morning coffee or afternoon teas. Home made soups, toasties and bacon rolls for lunch. 5 minutes uphill walk from city centre. No music!

Location

6 Southside Road
IV2 3AU Inverness
GB
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