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    Have a beer to skip queues

    Yes you heard it right - it's official advice. If you want to skip the inevitable queues during the 2012 Olympics in London then you'd better stick around and have a beer in the pub before struggling home! And who are we to disagree - the only thing that we'd add is "Why wait for the Olympics? Afterall, practice makes perfect!"

    Cheers!

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    Published on 11/10/2011


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    02 & Bulmers partnership

    We've joined forces with mobile giant O2 to remind people how great it would be to nip to the pub and have a cold refreshing glass of Bulmers Original.

    By using O2's location and temperature based technology we've been sending people txt messages during the recent spell of hot weather pointing them at their nearest pub so they can get their hands on a nice cold pint of Bulmers.

    Here's to a long Indian Summer!

    Published on 03/10/2011


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    Rugby World Cup 2011

    The Rugby World Cup has kicked off in New Zealand. What better place to support your national team than down the Great British pub.

    If you can't make it to the Southern Hemisphere in person, then watching it in the pub has to be the next best option. Early morning games and a bacon buttie in the pub - fantatsic! That's why we've made it really easy for you to find a pub that's got the right channels and the rugby on.

    It's as easy as click, click, click!

    Published on 11/09/2011


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    Rugby World Cup 2011

    Euro 2012 Qualifiers

    The home nations are back in action. What better place to support your national team than down the Great British pub.

    Forget sitting at home on your own, that's just rubbish. We all know that you just can't beat watching the footie in the pub. Pint in hand, buzzing with atmosphere - you know it makes sense. That's why we've made it really easy for you to find a pub that's got the right channels and the football on.

    It's as easy as click, click, click!

    Published on 02/09/2011


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    Euro 2012 Qualifiers

    British Pub Week 2011

    British Pub Week, which celebrates the very best of British hospitality, is back for another year and we're delighted to be supporting the initiative once again.

    The event, from 28th October to 6th November, aims to get people back into pubs by promoting their positive impact on society through a packed series of events.

    Hundreds of pubs were involved last year and engaged with their community and MPs — even PM David Cameron took part by enjoying a pint in his local pub.

    For more details on how to get involved just visit www.britishpubweek.co.uk

    Published on 26/08/2011


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    British Pub Week 2011

    Introducing QuickScore

    We've teamed up with the guys from Foster's and Deuchars IPA to bring you QuickScore, the quickest and easiest way for you to score your pint. QuickScore runs alongside our full web scoring service, but makes it just that little bit quicker and easier for you to tell us what you think of your pub and your drink.

    And remember, every time you score you're helping pubs. That's because we've got the right people listening to what you say and actually doing something about it. So get scoring!

    Published on 23/08/2011


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    Introducing QuickScore

    Prince Charles loves pubs

    Prince Charles continued his support for the Great British Pub this weekend by dropping in on the White Horse in Stourpaine for a quick drink and a chat with the locals.

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with the landlord of the White Horse, Chris Sergant.

    Sargent said: “It was wonderful to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. I was astounded that they were visiting my pub.

    “To run a successful village pub I believe you need to involve community and support their needs. Providing the shop and Post Office in the White Horse seemed like the right thing to do and I am delighted that the village is supporting it.”

    Here, here!

    Published on 06/06/2011


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    Prince Charles loves pubs

    Blogtastic!

    Check out our new Blog, a place where we're going to unashamedly talk about the things we want to talk about, just because we want to - simple as that!

    If you ever feel the urge to tell us what you think just add a comment to any of our posts or email us at blog@useyourlocal.com.

    Published on 19/04/2011


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    Blogtastic!

    Virtual pint anyone?

    A pub in Oxfordshire has become the first in the UK to start selling virtual pints. The practice of selling literally empty pint glasses comes from America, where bar goers under the legal age to buy alcohol are often sold empty bottles of beer for just one dollar.

    The idea has many advantages, not least after HMRC today confirmed that the product would attract no duty or VAT.

    Asked if the virtual pint was catching on, Frank Pool, landlord of the Loof Arms in Didcot said, “Incredibly yes, they’re selling like crazy. People seem to love the idea, and at less than half the price of a full pint it’s great value too.

    It’s going so well that we’re looking very seriously at moving into virtual crisps.”

    Published on 01/04/2011


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    Virtual pint anyone?

    We love real fires!

    We're not fooled by all the sunshine recently and the temperature eventually rising above 3 degrees. We all know it won't last! That's why we've added a new box to our pub search pages, helping you to find great pubs with real fires.

    You just can't beat a great pint in a great pub next to a real open fire. So when the clouds come back and the temperatures fall again you can always use us to find a pub that will keep you warm.

    Published on 25/03/2011


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    We love real fires!