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17 February 2013

Rather English - Drink at the Old Spot, Dursley

Your author had a fine lunch yesterday at the Old Spot in Dursley, Gloucestershire. Though Dursley isn't a place known for its pubs, the Old Spot is a great place, and has won various awards including national pub of the year back in 2007 from the people of the Campaign for Real Ale. The pub is known in the area for its late landlord, Ric Sainty, who took it over in 1992 and is largely responsible for its success.

When your author dropped by yesterday the pub was bustling with Saturday lunchtime customers and the sun was streaming through the windows. Though many tables were already taken there was room at a snug table beneath a huge painting of the former landlord and a doorstop sandwich and a pint of Old Ric - named after the great man and brewed by his friend Chas Wright at the nearby Uley Brewery - filled a hole at the end of a good walk, and thankfully a friendly local was on hand to transport hitch-hikers back to the beginning of their stroll.

For more, see http://www.oldspotinn.co.uk/

^Picture © Ruth Sharville used under a Creative Commons license^

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