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EspeciallyBitter
GHW wrote:

i don’t actually have one, or a tulip glass, which is my favourite glass for a cask bitter. I used to love a pint of Castle Eden ale in a tulip pint in my student hall bar in Manchester. Quid a pop, too. In 1994.

I never recall seeing tulip glasses at the bar, you must have had a fancy one. In, um, Manchester. That doesn't sound right.

I do miss the days of a pint for quid. I vaguely remember one campus bar that had a cheap pint night, like 60p a pint or something, but it was Flowers Original and it was rarely in good condition. Kept me regular though.

Now that I think about it, it was weird the bars didn't have Shepherd Neame beers, given it was Canterbury. Maybe SN knew the beer would be treated terribly.
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Clibit
27p a pint in my university bar. 
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EspeciallyBitter
Clibit wrote:
27p a pint in my university bar. 
Not pre-decimal?
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GHW
Not pre-decimal?

😂😂😂
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GHW
Flowers original was a lovely pint when kept well. Wasn’t it styrian goldings? Very floral pint, one I drank when I started going to pubs.
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EspeciallyBitter
Yeah, I'd had a few in one or two pubs in the Guildford/Haslemere area* and remember it being quite nice. So was pleased to see it on at one of the campus bars. That's when I learnt the quality of cask ale depends very much on the skills of the cellarman/publican. I once had a dodgy pint of Pedigree at a bowling alley in Guildford once as a teenager and that went right through me. Put me off Pedigree for a long, long time.

(*When I could get someone to go up to the bar for me – I never could pass for 18 when I was underage.)
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Clibit
Not pre-decimal?


Oi. I was ten when decimal money landed. I remember getting my first coin in the local bakery. 👍
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hichaechoc
I can remember buying a pint of cider for 11d in Stratford upon Avon. Loved those school trips ;-)
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