Diary Wednesday 25th November 2015 Evening

Photo taken by me – Beer
Preston, England
November 26, 2015 2:20am CST
Having covered the daytime job fair and welfare meeting on a previous post, I’ll deal with the more relaxed pleasant late afternoon and evening activity now. I had a few hours to kill after my welfare hearing so I used both the local and central libraries for their computer usage and some general reading too. I then went to a real ale group’s award presentation for North Manchester’s ‘most improved pub’, an annual presentation for bars that have increased their real ale promotion and choices for drinkers in the last twelve months. The award went deservedly to The Smithfield Inn, in the Northern Quarter, who served up pork pies and pickled eggs to everyone afterwards too. A very enjoyable event after such a demanding day. Arthur Chappell
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@Asylum (48063)
• Manchester, England
26 Nov 15
I have not been in a pub for years, but I assume that you are referring to the one on Swan Street.
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• Preston, England
26 Nov 15
Yes that's the one @Asylum
@Asylum (48063)
• Manchester, England
26 Nov 15
@arthurchappell I have never been inside, but it seems like an old well established watering hole from days gone by.
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• Preston, England
26 Nov 15
@Asylum it is a very traditional pub, and even still has a fixed bar-skittles set - possibly one of the last ones in the city
@JudyEv (177815)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 15
I'm sure these awards are coveted by bars seeking to increase their clientele. I could attend one of these if there were pork pies on offer.
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• Preston, England
26 Nov 15
the pies were a lovely surprise - we were not told they would be given out before we attended
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@JudyEv (177815)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 15
@arthurchappell Maybe they thought demand would outstrip supply if you were forewarned.
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• Preston, England
26 Nov 15
@JudyEv yes I think we would have arrived on a fleet of buses
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@Jessicalynnt (47852)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Nov 15
you always find the coolest events to go too, sounds fun!
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• Preston, England
27 Nov 15
I am quite lucky with the choices, friends and opportunities available to me
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
@arthurchappell I would agree, it seems like you really are
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@slund2041 (3339)
• United States
26 Nov 15
Sounds like you have been busy today. I love your picture! I love how you can even see the bubbles on the side of the glass.
• Preston, England
26 Nov 15
it is just a random pint glass - drunk by me but not one of last night's fine ales