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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #30 on: 03.12. 2019 04:22 »
Tanglefoot for me - Badgers brewery in the West Country.  *beer*

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #31 on: 03.12. 2019 04:52 »
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #32 on: 03.12. 2019 05:31 »
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!

But this is what happens when you drink lager  *eek* (Arkwright arms, Duckmanton, on hawaiin shirt day 2019)
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1956 A10 Golden Flash EA7-168x, CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

1949 B31 rigid “400cc hot rod” (favourite bike)

1949 C11 rigid, but why!!! (cos it was cheap)

1937 B21, missing parts so mission impossible?

1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why, maybe cos it always starts

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #33 on: 03.12. 2019 06:01 »
When we weren't on the Guinness back in the day, I'd taken a great liking to 'Old Speckled Hen' - a south England bitter. Absolutely delicious drop.
(But I'm an Aussie lager lover too). Now, I learned a while back that this beer was the favourite of some of the lads at the MG factory over in Abingdon, who, at 'special' lunchtimes would all pile into an old battered MG to 'op darn the pub. The beer they drank became known after the old MG. It was so battered and bogged with body repairs, it was known as 'The Old Speckled 'un'. So while we were thinking of old speckled hens, in fact, we should have been thinking old speckled bodywork!

(Yes I'm sure some ol' codger thought this apocryphal tale up to have a giggle at the (then) kids who would rock up on brand new Super Rockets etc.

I wish I could remember the pub name... it was at Locks Bottom (I kid you not!) near Bromley Kent.

Ahhh, Oohh I'm thirsty!









The Old Speckled Hen is a bit hard to find Down Under Jools. I believed the MG car story too, but have just seen the date on the tap 1711  *eek* which is a bit before MG's!
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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #34 on: 03.12. 2019 06:21 »
Oooh that nauseating 50 Lashes sign makes me want to puke and I haven't even had a beer all day!! (Chateau cardboard maybe but...)

Breweries like Carlton running on market research pretending to be trendy eh. Pretentious toss.... Oooh I nearly said a naughty word.

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #35 on: 03.12. 2019 10:13 »
Ha, only cheap because they don't have to refrigerate it. *lol*
$5.50 au for a schooner (15 oz) at the pub near the bike club.
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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #36 on: 03.12. 2019 10:50 »
Jools, you are right about the name, but by all accounts the brew first appeared in 1979 to cash in on the 50th anniversary of MG car production in Abingdon, which was also home to the Morland brewery. The speckled car was a customer order in the 1920's or the paint flecked and oversprayed factory runabout, depending on which urban myth appeals.

 Morland became part of Greene King, the Abingdon brewery was closed, and now Speckled Hen is brewed at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. So thanks to the recent Chinese takeover, who knows what's coming.

Black Horse, Whyte Lion, British Queen, ring any bells for Locks Bottom?

 Another local bottom in Bromley is Pratts Bottom, or Pratt's according to local Graffitti.  Just don't get GB onto somewhat similar rude village names in Worcestershire.

 Wetherspoons...Comedian Rich Hall does a song that says it all, but to be fair their offering is great value, as the average price is creeping closer to the £4 mark in this part of Suffolk.

Any news of the fridge....Has the space time (can't spell the next word) been restored?

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #37 on: 03.12. 2019 11:00 »
Ha, only cheap because they don't have to refrigerate it. *lol*
$5.50 au for a schooner (15 oz) at the pub near the bike club.
 *beer*

It’s the law in uk that beer has to be served in pint (20 oz) or half pint glasses, so $5.50 au is a lot more cost than wetherspoons.

Lager is cheaper for pubs to supply, as it does not go off in the barrel.
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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #38 on: 03.12. 2019 12:08 »
KiwiGF you've been to DUCKY! wow what an experience it's only about 4 miles from my abode *beer*

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #39 on: 03.12. 2019 12:38 »
Aha Swarfy, it was the Queen! The British Queen, right over the road from my mum's flat. The bell rung! (And sometimes the Bells ran too).
But here's the thing... I feel sure I was drinking Old Speckled in the late 60's, before I emigrated to Oz. But if what you say is right I must have encountered it on one of my rare trips back.

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« Reply #40 on: 03.12. 2019 14:21 »
Had a few pints in our local weatherspoons on Saturday , Ruddles , cooking bitter but it was spot on and at £1.69 a pint ,happy days ! Funniest named place/with pub  was in Kent, a  place called gotterspluck or futtsbuttock  on the Sandwich rd , we were there the year the Brooks fireworks factory went up , bloody great fire !
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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #41 on: 03.12. 2019 18:49 »
Had a few pints in our local weatherspoons on Saturday , Ruddles , cooking bitter but it was spot on and at £1.69 a pint ,happy days ! Funniest named place/with pub  was in Kent, a  place called gotterspluck or futtsbuttock  on the Sandwich rd , we were there the year the Brooks fireworks factory went up , bloody great fire !

The traditional pubs are pricing themselves out of the market, if it carries on only wetherspoons pubs will be left!
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1956 A10 Golden Flash EA7-168x, CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

1949 B31 rigid “400cc hot rod” (favourite bike)

1949 C11 rigid, but why!!! (cos it was cheap)

1937 B21, missing parts so mission impossible?

1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why, maybe cos it always starts

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #42 on: 03.12. 2019 18:52 »
G'day Swarfy.
Yes the beer is cold in the shed again. Made a small bench for the replacement bar fridge to sit on and the motor is now under it.
In Victoria and I'm not sure about Qeensland beer is served in middies (10 oz). The glass is that small I get cramp trying to hold one.
On a different track (Aussie Disaster). About 20 miles south Highway #1 has been cut by fire for a few days. Lots of little towns can't get out. I know a few people out there with lots of old bikes. Hope their safe.
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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #43 on: 03.12. 2019 19:10 »
KiwiGF you've been to DUCKY! wow what an experience it's only about 4 miles from my abode *beer*

I stayed just one night in my mates place in brimington, rode up from Dorset on my borrowed R6, my mate said there was a little gathering at a pub not far away we could go to for lunch, to commemorate a bloke who had passed and was a local at the pub and had a tendency to wear loud shirts, so I bought a shirt in chesterfield on the way there, as we had to change buses in chesterfield to get to Duckmanton .

As it happens it was a huge event, hundreds maybe over a thousand people attending, all in loud shirts (even Daves dog). An epic day, finishing with a takeaway curry at midnight.

I was a bit fuzzy the next day, on the ride over to my nephew’s in Macclesfield, must have been the couple of lagers.



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1956 A10 Golden Flash EA7-168x, CA10 913x, left BSA together for Liverpool, 5th Dec 1955.

1949 B31 rigid “400cc hot rod” (favourite bike)

1949 C11 rigid, but why!!! (cos it was cheap)

1937 B21, missing parts so mission impossible?

1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife).

GL1800 Goldwing not sure why, maybe cos it always starts

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Re: Aussie disaster
« Reply #44 on: 03.12. 2019 22:49 »
 
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.....Any news of the fridge....Has the space time (can't spell the next word) been restored?.....

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....In Victoria and I'm not sure about Qeensland beer is served in middies (10 oz). The glass is that small I get cramp trying to hold one....

 No kiddies/ middies up here or in Vicco- they called pots or sometimes half- pints, which in theory I can have two of (In an hour  *beer* *beer*) and still be legal to ride/ drive which suits me but I can't have any more than one schooner 15oz (1oz less than a US Pint = 1Lb).....(I think a schooner in crow county SA is different.... *conf2*



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