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    Cheers, Robin. Yup, as would I. I'm fine though with one pint, as long as I'm eating along with it. I wouldn't have had it otherwise. The ale was 3.8ABV, so not too strong either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Cheers, Robin. Yup, as would I. I'm fine though with one pint, as long as I'm eating along with it. I wouldn't have had it otherwise. The ale was 3.8ABV, so not too strong either

    Marco.
    I have to admit I miss a wee glass of wine with lunch if I am driving, probably one of the reasons if we go Glasgow and are having lunch we will go by train.
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    Indeed... Unfortunately the sensible among us, who've always drank and handled alcohol responsibly, have been penalised by the behaviour of the idiots who've abused it!!

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  4. #4774
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    I have no problem with rules here, but a lot pubs and clubs have suffered due to people who maybe popped in for a pint on their way home no longer due so.
    Any drives out to country pubs or restaurants, I stick to water these days although before I was only having a glass of wine which was fine.
    Regards
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    Indeed, but for me the whole point of going to a (good) country pub is to drink some (local) real ale, and for me it's a non-event otherwise, no matter how good the food is... I'd rather stay at home if I have to drink water! Luckily I'm not a big drinker, so one pint, along with a meal is fine for me. Even when someone else is driving, I'll only have two.

    Wine-wise, as I've been 'conditioned' to drinking it since I was 4 years old [it's an Italian thing], again as long as I'm having a good meal, I can happily share a bottle of red with Del. However, if it's a country pub, wine doesn't interest me at all, as real ales are much more appealing. I have better wine sitting at home than is served in most pubs and restaurants!

    If we're having a 'posh' dinner in a nice hotel or restaurant, then yes I'll check out the wine list

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    Default OK, What's For Lunch or Tea Today?

    Good steak is all about the selection of the cut, and from there all you need to do is not overcook, and rest for 5 mins. Check out these 2x fillets and a ribeye. Yes, even a fillet should have some marbling.

    PS ribeye was for my 11yr old and she doesn’t like a peppered crust, so hers is just salted and oiled with good extra virgin olive oil.

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    Looks good, Neil. Don't forget to post pics of the finished product!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

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    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

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  8. #4778
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yomanze View Post
    Good steak is all about the selection of the cut, and from there all you need to do is not overcook, and rest for 5 mins. Check out these 2x fillets and a ribeye. Yes, even a fillet should have some marbling.

    PS ribeye was for my 11yr old and she doesn’t like a peppered crust, so hers is just salted and oiled with good extra virgin olive oil.

    .
    Ribeye is my favourite cut of steak, although we did some outstanding fillet the other week from one of the local butchers.
    Regards
    Robin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Indeed, but for me the whole point of going to a (good) country pub is to drink some (local) real ale, and for me it's a non-event otherwise, no matter how good the food is... I'd rather stay at home if I have to drink water! Luckily I'm not a big drinker, so one pint, along with a meal is fine for me. Even when someone else is driving, I only have two.

    Wine-wise, as I've been 'conditioned' to drinking it since I was 4 years old [it's an Italian thing], again as long as I'm having a good meal, I can happily share a bottle of red with Del. However, if it's a country pub, wine doesn't interest me at all, as real ales are much more appealing. I have better wine sitting at home than is served in most pubs and restaurants!

    If we're having a 'posh' dinner in a nice hotel or restaurant, then yes I'll check out the wine list

    Marco.
    That’s the difference between us happy drive for a good meal, never been a real ale drinker, always lager although these days I don’t that much lager. Like you Marco I have better wines at home, not keen on paying £30 for a £5 wine in an restaurant.
    Currently buying wine from Naked wines, which I have found quite good at a reasonable price.
    Regards
    Robin

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  10. #4780
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    Default OK, What's For Lunch or Tea Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - no by that stage I hadn't... You'd have asked for another bowl, wouldn't you?
    I'd have been ok with 2 other courses.

    Had a pub lunch yesterday here -



    Pork belly was superb (sorry, no pic)

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