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Baker Street Pub and Grill


~ 8101 E Belleview Ave, Denver, Colorado 80237 ~ (303) 577-2790 ~
~ places.singleplatform.com ~

This restaurant has not been reviewed. I have done a few deliveries for the establishment and it seems popular, busy, and smells delicious. Located in a shopping plaza near Denver Tech Center, this Pub is a British-themed chain offering pub grub and draft brews, live music, and has a beautiful patio.

Rated: ___ of 5 stars. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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Hadley’s Fish and Chips (Whitby, England)

Hadley's Fish n' Chips
Hadley's Fish n' Chips, Whitby, England

Hadley’s Fish and Chips
* 11 Bridge Street Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4BG, United Kingdom
01947 604 153 *

In the heart of the Yorkshire coast, in the little historic fishing village of Whitby, I couldn’t think of a better place where I’d crave fish n’ chips than this location. There were many places to choose from for such a scrumptuous meal … and i settled for Hadley’s Fish and Chips. I’m glad I did, as I was quite pleased. Fast service, quick turnaround, friendly staff, clean restaurant, and a delicious meal. Even came with a cup of tea and a slice of toast? Nonetheless, I was happy. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Pie Face

Pie Face *
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia * www.pieface.com.au *

A great little hole-in-the-wall chain counter/restaurant with fast service dishing out pies for Australians since 2003. First founded in Sydney, “Pie face” greets its hungry customers with a happy face on the pie crust face filled like a pot pie with yummy delicious veggies and/or meats. It was founded by Betty Fong and Wayne Homschek. Originally fashion designers, they first served pies to their audience to get everyone in the mood for their fashion show, and got such great applause for their pies, decided to open a business. The pies are custom made for their customers, and all hand made and baked. Delicious! I’ve enjoyed these fabulous little fast tasty pies in Melbourne, Brisbane, and obviously is also available in Sydney. Rating : 4.5 stars out of 5. Review by Leaf McGowan.

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Bacon Peps

Bacon Peps
http://www.ciao.de/Truller_Bacon_Pep__1953922

I ran into this strange chip while in Ireland running around Connemara at a gas station / convenience store. “Bacon Pep” is portrayed as a German snack with its “Weizen-Kartoffel-Snack mit Paprika-und Schinken-Geschmack” on the bag, but is indeed from Britain. Its a wound down version of the American southern culture Pork Rinds even though this snack might at well try to steal off coming from Canada instead of Germany for its baconology. Its a highly processed and industrialized chip made of wheat and potato. It even has a facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=97794621504. I give it two stars out of 5. But then again, I’m not a fan of pork rinds.

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William IV Pub (Truro, Cornwall, England)

William IV Pub
Kenwyn Street, Truro, Cornwall, England * TR1 3DJ * Telephone: 01872273334 *
During mid-week, William IV Pub is one of the few pubs/restaurants opening and serving food after 6 pm in downtown Truro. Located in the busy city center of Truro, the pub boasts a vibrant atmosphere and a fantastic selection of beer and wines. During my visit on 6/15/10 – it was a bit low key, quiet, and excellent speedy service. Since I don’t drink beer, I can’t comment on the selections as I stuck with my usual vodka and tonic. This tuesday was “Curry night” and had some pretty tasty chicken curry presented. I was pleased. The bar runs from 10 am every morning and closes at 11 pm for Sundays through Wednesdays, and closes at 12 am on Thursdays, and 1 am for fridays and saturdays. Food is served noon until 10 pm every day. The pub has its own onsite car park so parking is usually not a problem. William IV is part the the St. Austell Brewery Company. The pub is pretty elaborate, having Sky TV, pool tables, fruit machines, quiz machines, food served, real ale, outside seating in a patio, etc. Overall though, the pub is not any more distinct or different than dime a dozen pubs. Rating 3 stars out of 5.

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Polgwedhen Farm B & B (Chacewater/Truro/Greenbottom)

Polgwedhen Farm Bed & Breakfast
Greenbottom/Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, England * TR4 8QL * 01872 561566 * 07798 737196 * office@chateaux-du-monde.com *

Polgwedhen is a remote ‘elegant manor’ homestyle Bed and Breakfast existing as a hidden secret in the Greenbottom area of Truro and Chacewater. Down a 1/2 mile long private lane off the highway from Greenbottom, west of Truro, is a 10 acre farm with serene gardens, lake, and pastures … a writer’s haven of peace, quiet, and inspiration. Vanda and Paul are friendly and attentive hosts who were former hoteliers that ran a Country House Hotel for 20+ years. They have one double bedroom and one twin bedroom available for guests with an adjacent guest bathroom. The rooms have a TV, radio, and tea/coffee making facilities. Both bedrooms have great views of the garden and the lake. From occasional teas to a fabulous full English and Continental Breakfast in the mornings that are served in the Sun Lounge overlooking the gardens and lake. The Breakfasts are hearty and will not let you leave hungry. 10 acres of gardens and pasture, Lakeside gardens, and plenty of parking. The Bed and Breakfast is a short drive from the beaches, Truro, and local Cornwall attractions. For those attending field school at Saveok, it is a mere walk across a field with a passage cut through the stone wall to get on site.
My 4 nights of lodging with Polygwedhen were relaxing, restful, inspirational, and definitely well worth it. I’ll definitely be back many times in the future. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

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The King’s Head (Chacewater, UK)

The Kings Head Hotel
* 0843-208-6749 * http://www.thekingshead-chacewater.co.uk * Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, England, TR4 8PY *

Chacewater has only three pubs – and the King’s Head Pub and Motel is not only one of its most famous establishments, but one of its more popular lodging stays. It is a Traditional English Pub with accomodation upstairs. The King’s Head is located in the small village of Chacewater located outside of Truro, Cornwall, England. The pub has origins to the 17th century but stands strong with modern renovation and service. The pub consists of a modern yet traditional public house that was built originally in the 17th century and operating as a pub since 1826. Located 4 miles from Redruth and 6 miles from Truro. The bar serves traditional pub food including jacket potatoes, sandwiches, steaks, and fare. There are also vegetarian options. THe rooms are doubles that come with a TV, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, and a choice of en-suite or shared facilities. Rooms range from £20-25 a person and comes with breakfast. My dining and lodging experience at the Kings’ Head was comfortable and pleasant. Rooms were clean, food was good, service was pleasant. I had the Prawn Cocktail and the Sunday Lunch which came with fresh succulent meats served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, a selection of seasonal vegetables and condiments. Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 for the food, 4 stars out of 5 for the lodging.

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Yorkie Bar

Yorkie Bar

An interesting find while browsing through the candy section of the local ‘convenience’ store … i discovered the ‘Yorkie Bar’. This one was branded ‘Not for girls’. So I had to investigate. The Yorkie Bar is put out by Nestlé and is available throughout at least England (I’ve never seen it in Ireland or the United States). This particular chocolate bar was originally branded by Rowntree’s of York which lends the name. This bar was originally developed for inclusion in British military ration packs brandishing the alternative slogan “It’s not for civvies!”. Eric Nicoli in 1976 used cheap cocoa from Rowantree’s favorable futures market to launch Yorkie, producing the bar in York and Norwich. Just as Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Bar was aimed at men, so too did Nestle have to produce a chunkier alternative. This is where the slogan “It’s Not For Girls” came from – which of course caused controversy even today as being sexist and distasteful. To address this, they made a special edition wrapped in pink that was for girls that hit the shelves in 2006. There are variants available from ‘raisin and biscuit’ or ‘honeycomb’ flavors as well as an ice cream produced. The original bar was composed of six chunks of chocolate with each chunk featuring one letter from the Yorkie name – but this has since been reduced to five with ‘Yorkie’ written in full on each piece.

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