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43 minutes ago, Xela said:

What was world famous about them? Was you in Melton Mowbray?! 

Ironbridge.

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I think I was duped by advertising puff. I had my picture taken in the doorway, excitedly clutching my purchases!

My better half pointed out later, those sort of places usually say ‘award winning’ or ‘prize winning’ and then have certificates or rosettes on a wall.

He could be world famous in pie circles for never having won anything, or services to the salt industry!

Anyway, don’t want to diss him too much, don’t know him, might have been a rogue batch...

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I was talking to an Englishwoman at The Cider House last night who asked me "Are you really an Aston Villa fan?" (I have a scarf on the wall behind the bar) I told her I was. She asked me why. I said because they are the quintessential English football club steeped in history and tradition. She said "All I think is THUGS." I corrected her and referred her to Small Heath.

 

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9 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

Ironbridge.

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I think I was duped by advertising puff. I had my picture taken in the doorway, excitedly clutching my purchases!

My better half pointed out later, those sort of places usually say ‘award winning’ or ‘prize winning’ and then have certificates or rosettes on a wall.

He could be world famous in pie circles for never having won anything, or services to the salt industry!

Anyway, don’t want to diss him too much, don’t know him, might have been a rogue batch...

My folks live 3 miles from Ironbridge and my Dad travels there to buy his pork scratchings. Not sure if its the same place though...

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World famous? I've never even heard of **** Ironbridge, never mind their attempts at pork pies. 

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2 minutes ago, Xela said:

My folks live 3 miles from Ironbridge and my Dad travels there to buy his pork scratchings. Not sure if its the same place though...

They had bags of scratching on the counter!

Must be. Now scratchings, with a beer, they can be as salty as you like, not an issue with that.

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How do you hand raise a pork pie? Do you put it to bed in a cot every night  for the first few weeks, Sit it by the fire and tell it life enhancing stories. Instil a good moral code?

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11 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

World famous? I've never even heard of **** Ironbridge, never mind their attempts at pork pies. 

Its got a bridge. Made of iron. The first major bridge made of iron in the world! 

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43 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

Ironbridge.

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I think I was duped by advertising puff. I had my picture taken in the doorway, excitedly clutching my purchases!

My better half pointed out later, those sort of places usually say ‘award winning’ or ‘prize winning’ and then have certificates or rosettes on a wall.

He could be world famous in pie circles for never having won anything, or services to the salt industry!

Anyway, don’t want to diss him too much, don’t know him, might have been a rogue batch...

I had a suspicion it was this place you were referring to.

I had a pork pie from there, it was ok, nothing to suggest it should be “world famous”. Unless by that they mean it’s a pork pie shop near a world famous site (well, famous apart from in the Davkaus household).

Curious why you traveled 30 miles to find a spot to eat it? Plenty of places around there.

17 minutes ago, Xela said:

Its got a bridge. Made of iron. The first major bridge made of iron in the world! 

Also home to the last remaining British teddy bear factory, “merrythought”.

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1 hour ago, Mic09 said:

I know, how did it even make it this big? It's not even a good song.

It's easy for drunk people to sing along to. 

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When I was a bit younger there was a rumour that there was a porn film shot in The Tontine in Ironbridge. Years of searching and still haven't found it. 

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1 hour ago, Davkaus said:

World famous? I've never even heard of **** Ironbridge, never mind their attempts at pork pies. 

You **** what? :o

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2 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

Ironbridge.

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I think I was duped by advertising puff. I had my picture taken in the doorway, excitedly clutching my purchases!

My better half pointed out later, those sort of places usually say ‘award winning’ or ‘prize winning’ and then have certificates or rosettes on a wall.

He could be world famous in pie circles for never having won anything, or services to the salt industry!

Anyway, don’t want to diss him too much, don’t know him, might have been a rogue batch...

Voted No.1 pie by Jamie Oliver magazine. Surprised it wasn’t added to the sign! 

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2 hours ago, Shropshire Lad said:

Curious why you traveled 30 miles to find a spot to eat it? Plenty of places around there.

 

Yeah, it wasn’t that I couldn’t find a pork pie friendly spot. It was more to do with buying my lunch at 10:30am having just finished a full on hotel breakfast, and having been out late the night before for a biriani (Mishu, in Madeley).

It’s all about pacing yourself.

 

 

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5 hours ago, maqroll said:

I was talking to an Englishwoman at The Cider House last night who asked me "Are you really an Aston Villa fan?" (I have a scarf on the wall behind the bar) I told her I was. She asked me why. I said because they are the quintessential English football club steeped in history and tradition. She said "All I think is THUGS." I corrected her and referred her to Small Heath.

 

The funny thing is I can really hear her voice from that quote. Her husband has probably anally gang raped someone on a rugby tour, but he's a thoroughly decent man.

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18 hours ago, HanoiVillan said:

Trying to imagine a scenario when I'm up at 7.30am playing loud music and pretty much drawing a blank to be honest. 

You were probably rollin'

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18 hours ago, Xela said:

Being inconsiderate may not make then bad people but is a massive character failing on their behalf. I'm a bit of a rocket polisher at the best of times but even I wouldn't dream of playing loud music early in the morning or late at night as I know my downstairs neighbours are a young couple with a kid. If I was doing DIY, even during the day, I'd go down and mention it to them or ask when they were going out so I could do it then and not disturb anyone. That is just basic manners. 

So Friday afternoon the bloke from the upstairs flat came down and started banging on the door. My wife had just got our young son to sleep and we were both exhausted, so we had decided to get some rest.

Now, he's a bit of a rocket polisher at the best of times but I had to answer the door  and he started going on about doing DIY?! He wanted to mention it us (and I'm guessing anyone else who would listen) and not to disturb us or some other rubbish. Honestly I wanted to chin him, but anyway I just smiled to get rid of him and went back to bed.

5 minutes later he's banging away at the walls and drilling for at least an hour. Neither of us could sleep and the baby was up and crying again almost immediately. What an absolute Representative that bloke is.

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4 hours ago, TheAuthority said:

So Friday afternoon the bloke from the upstairs flat came down and started banging on the door. My wife had just got our young son to sleep and we were both exhausted, so we had decided to get some rest.

Now, he's a bit of a rocket polisher at the best of times but I had to answer the door  and he started going on about doing DIY?! He wanted to mention it us (and I'm guessing anyone else who would listen) and not to disturb us or some other rubbish. Honestly I wanted to chin him, but anyway I just smiled to get rid of him and went back to bed.

5 minutes later he's banging away at the walls and drilling for at least an hour. Neither of us could sleep and the baby was up and crying again almost immediately. What an absolute Representative that bloke is.

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Going away for a couple of nights later... and the weather is shocking. I wasn't expecting sunshine but being dry would have been nice. 

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