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joe

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Oct 11, 2007, 5:57:24 PM10/11/07
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I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
years? Does anyone know who has bought it?

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 11, 2007, 6:27:29 PM10/11/07
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joe <joseph...@gmail.com> wrote in news:1192139844.991413.61990
@r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:

> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?

Yes and yes. It's been bought by the couple who run the Carlton Arms, (also well
known before that for running the tombola at the Cambridge Beer Festival) so
expectations are pretty high.

Paul Oldham

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Oct 11, 2007, 6:51:32 PM10/11/07
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Bought? Or leased? I know Chris and Debbie have retired but they've
owned the Blue for a long while (previously leasing it to Nick
Winnington who's now running the Waggon for Elgoods a few steps away
from here) so I was wondering if they may have decided to retain it as
an investment.

And on a related subject does anyone know if Jethro and his missus are
retaining the Carlton Arms too?

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Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 11, 2007, 7:39:00 PM10/11/07
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In article <61m2u4-...@bigjohn.hug>, pa...@the-hug.net (Paul Oldham)
wrote:

> On 11/10/07 23:27, Paul Treadaway wrote:
>
> > joe <joseph...@gmail.com> wrote in news:1192139844.991413.61990
> > @r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:
> >> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
> >> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
> >> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?
> >
> > Yes and yes. It's been bought by the couple who run the Carlton
> > Arms, (also well known before that for running the tombola at the
> > Cambridge Beer Festival) so expectations are pretty high.
>
> Bought? Or leased? I know Chris and Debbie have retired but they've
> owned the Blue for a long while (previously leasing it to Nick
> Winnington who's now running the Waggon for Elgoods a few steps
> away from here) so I was wondering if they may have decided to
> retain it as an investment.

AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
will be the rowing mementoes.

Chris was firm that we wasn't retiring, just concentrating on his rowing
coaching.

> And on a related subject does anyone know if Jethro and his missus
> are retaining the Carlton Arms too?

Yes. HTH, HAND, etc.

Oh, OK then, they will continue to run both pubs.

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Colin Rosenstiel

Mike W Miller

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Oct 11, 2007, 8:16:12 PM10/11/07
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On Oct 12, 12:39 am, rosenst...@cix.co.uk (Colin Rosenstiel) wrote:

> In article <61m2u4-74t....@bigjohn.hug>, p...@the-hug.net (Paul Oldham) wrote:
> > And on a related subject does anyone know if Jethro and his missus
> > are retaining the Carlton Arms too?
>
> Yes. HTH, HAND, etc.
>
> Oh, OK then, they will continue to run both pubs.

Last time I heard, they were going to open a new pub somewhere on the
railway station. Is that no longer going to happen? (Insert here my
standard rant about Cambridge no longer having a pub on or near the
railway station).

Mike

Fevric J Glandules

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Oct 11, 2007, 11:40:50 PM10/11/07
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On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:39:00 +0100, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:

> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
> will be the rowing mementoes.

AAMOI did the Blue get busier after the introduction of the smoking
ban, stay much the same, or lose custom?

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Paul Oldham

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Oct 12, 2007, 2:38:40 AM10/12/07
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On 12/10/07 04:40, Fevric J Glandules wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:39:00 +0100, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:
>
>> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
>> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
>> will be the rowing mementoes.
>
> AAMOI did the Blue get busier after the introduction of the smoking
> ban, stay much the same, or lose custom?

You'll remember that the left hand bar was smoking and the right
non-smoking in Nick's day. It lost some custom for the first couple of
weeks but my memory is that within no time it was even busier than
before (lots more students I seem to remember).

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Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 12, 2007, 3:09:00 AM10/12/07
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In article <61CPi.23391$HW.1...@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net>,

fev...@invalid.invalid (Fevric J Glandules) wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:39:00 +0100, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:
>
> > AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest.
> > The Blue is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think
> > the main loss will be the rowing mementoes.
>
> AAMOI did the Blue get busier after the introduction of the smoking
> ban, stay much the same, or lose custom?

One of them, yes. Can't say I noticed any difference, also in the \free
Press which I go to more.

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Colin Rosenstiel

Hugh Barnes

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Oct 12, 2007, 3:37:19 AM10/12/07
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In article <1192148172....@y27g2000pre.googlegroups.com>,

The railway station deal fell through some while ago.

Hugh

Sarah Brown

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Oct 12, 2007, 4:31:15 AM10/12/07
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In article <memo.2007101...@a01-09-5548.rosenstiel.co.uk>,

On some nights it would have been hard for it to get busier!

I do remember talking to Chris and Debbie on the eve of the ban, and
they were worried that the first effect of the ban would,
paradoxically, be that they got a garden full of smokers.

Henry Lockwood

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Oct 12, 2007, 4:29:43 AM10/12/07
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On 12 Oct, 00:39, rosenst...@cix.co.uk (Colin Rosenstiel) wrote:
> In article <61m2u4-74t....@bigjohn.hug>, p...@the-hug.net (Paul Oldham)

> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On 11/10/07 23:27, Paul Treadaway wrote:
>
> > > joe <joseph.pa...@gmail.com> wrote in news:1192139844.991413.61990

> > > @r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:
> > >> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
> > >> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
> > >> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?
>
> > > Yes and yes. It's been bought by the couple who run the Carlton
> > > Arms, (also well known before that for running the tombola at the
> > > Cambridge Beer Festival) so expectations are pretty high.
>
> > Bought? Or leased? I know Chris and Debbie have retired but they've
> > owned the Blue for a long while (previously leasing it to Nick
> > Winnington who's now running the Waggon for Elgoods a few steps
> > away from here) so I was wondering if they may have decided to
> > retain it as an investment.
>
> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
> will be the rowing mementoes.
>
> Chris was firm that we wasn't retiring, just concentrating on his rowing
> coaching.
>
> > And on a related subject does anyone know if Jethro and his missus
> > are retaining the Carlton Arms too?
>
> Yes. HTH, HAND, etc.
>
> Oh, OK then, they will continue to run both pubs.

This is excellent; I don't want to lose the Carlton quality where I
live, and the Blue is quite close to work. Of course, so are the
Flying Pig and the LLL.

I love my geography.

Andrew May

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Oct 12, 2007, 4:47:26 AM10/12/07
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Fevric J Glandules wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:39:00 +0100, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:
>
>> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
>> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
>> will be the rowing mementoes.
>
> AAMOI did the Blue get busier after the introduction of the smoking
> ban, stay much the same, or lose custom?
>

In view of the smoking ban should this wiki page perhaps be updated/deleted?

http://www.cam.misc.org.uk/index.php/smoke-free%20or%20vegetarian%20eating%20or%20drinking%20place%3F

Andrew

Emily Rodgers

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Oct 12, 2007, 6:02:54 AM10/12/07
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> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
> will be the rowing mementoes.

Are they getting rid of the boat club momentoes? I am in the X-Press boat
club and as far as I know we are still going to be affiliated with the Blue.
I could be wrong though.


Kelvin Fagan

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Oct 12, 2007, 6:48:01 AM10/12/07
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AFAIK
Most the boat club momentoes were in the personal collection of Chris and he
has taken most (if not all) with him.
Some of momentoes were offered for sale. I think maybe Jethro has his own
collection of items to hang on the walls
with more of a 'beer' theme than boats!


Emily Rodgers

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Oct 12, 2007, 6:49:24 AM10/12/07
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"Kelvin Fagan" <kj...@phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
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Gosh, where will they put them all?! ;-)


Douglas de Lacey

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Oct 12, 2007, 6:53:05 AM10/12/07
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Surely a "momento" wouldn't last very long anyway?
Douglas de Lacey

Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 12, 2007, 7:15:00 AM10/12/07
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In article <fengpe$1uv$1...@cam-news1.cambridge.arm.com>, nos...@nospam.com
(Emily Rodgers) wrote:

Chris was definitely selling off some but not all of the items before he
left.

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Paul Oldham

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Oct 12, 2007, 7:21:59 AM10/12/07
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On 12/10/07 09:47, Andrew May wrote:

> In view of the smoking ban should this wiki page perhaps be updated/deleted?
>
> http://www.cam.misc.org.uk/index.php/smoke-free%20or%20vegetarian%20eating%20or%20drinking%20place%3F

Good point. You could have done it yourself of course ... but it's done now.

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Andrew May

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:08:40 AM10/12/07
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Paul Oldham wrote:
> On 12/10/07 09:47, Andrew May wrote:
>
>> In view of the smoking ban should this wiki page perhaps be
>> updated/deleted?
>>
>> http://www.cam.misc.org.uk/index.php/smoke-free%20or%20vegetarian%20eating%20or%20drinking%20place%3F
>>
>
> Good point. You could have done it yourself of course ... but it's done
> now.
>
I did think about deleting the entire page but that seemed rather
draconian edit for a first-timer. Besides others may argue that in fact
the page is correct as it is in that it is still a list of smoke-free
pubs and restaurants - just a rather incomplete list :-)

Andrew

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:29:33 AM10/12/07
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Paul Oldham <pa...@the-hug.net> wrote in news:61m2u4-...@bigjohn.hug:

> On 11/10/07 23:27, Paul Treadaway wrote:
>> joe <joseph...@gmail.com> wrote in news:1192139844.991413.61990
>> @r29g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:
>>> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
>>> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
>>> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?
>>
>> Yes and yes. It's been bought by the couple who run the Carlton Arms,
>> (also well known before that for running the tombola at the Cambridge
>> Beer Festival) so expectations are pretty high.
>
> Bought? Or leased? I know Chris and Debbie have retired but they've
> owned the Blue for a long while (previously leasing it to Nick
> Winnington who's now running the Waggon for Elgoods a few steps away
> from here) so I was wondering if they may have decided to retain it as
> an investment.

I heard that they'd bought the freehold, but that's hearsay. Certainly the freehold
was on the market (it's been in the property pages of the Morning Advertiser for
at least a year), so I think Chris and Debbie were looking to cash in their chips
and get out of the game, but again that's speculation on my part.



> And on a related subject does anyone know if Jethro and his missus are
> retaining the Carlton Arms too?

My information is that they intend to run both, [insert another caveat of your choice
here].

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:31:30 AM10/12/07
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Mike W Miller <mikewill...@gmail.com> wrote in
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That deal fell through.

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:33:38 AM10/12/07
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Fevric J Glandules <fev...@invalid.invalid> wrote in news:61CPi.23391$HW.19712@newsfe3-
gui.ntli.net:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:39:00 +0100, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:
>> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
>> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
>> will be the rowing mementoes.
>
> AAMOI did the Blue get busier after the introduction of the smoking
> ban, stay much the same, or lose custom?

As I understand it, pubs that were non-smoking before the ban were the only ones
to experience an increase in trade when the ban came in. Can't speak for the Blue
specifically though. Pubs that were not non-smoking have universally lost trade I
think, with those without gardens worst affected.

Paul Oldham

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:43:45 AM10/12/07
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Does anyone know for sure when it re-opens? The gang normally go there
on Friday night.

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Paul Oldham

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:43:07 AM10/12/07
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On 12/10/07 14:08, Andrew May wrote:

> [...] Besides others may argue that in fact

> the page is correct as it is in that it is still a list of smoke-free
> pubs and restaurants - just a rather incomplete list :-)

[FX: applause]

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Paul Treadaway

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Paul Oldham <pa...@the-hug.net> wrote in news:caa4u4-...@bigjohn.hug:

> On 11/10/07 22:57, joe wrote:
>> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
>> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
>> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?
>
> Does anyone know for sure when it re-opens? The gang normally go there
> on Friday night.

I think it's safe to say that no-one knows for sure. The latest information I
have (received today from Ian Kitching):

"I spoke to Jethro at the Blue yesterday:

builders/supplies permitting, they hope to open
on Wed, Thurs at latest"

Tim Ward

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"Paul Treadaway" <paul.tr...@dial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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>
> > And on a related subject does anyone know if Jethro and his missus are
> > retaining the Carlton Arms too?
>
> My information is that they intend to run both, [insert another caveat of
your choice
> here].

That's what they told me. (Unless plans have changed again, of course - they
have several times already!)

--
Tim Ward
Brett Ward Limited - www.brettward.co.uk


Paul Oldham

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Oct 12, 2007, 10:05:19 AM10/12/07
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On 12/10/07 14:54, Paul Treadaway wrote:

> Paul Oldham <pa...@the-hug.net> wrote in news:caa4u4-...@bigjohn.hug:
>

>> Does anyone know for sure when it re-opens? The gang normally go there
>> on Friday night.
>
> I think it's safe to say that no-one knows for sure. The latest information I
> have (received today from Ian Kitching):
>
> "I spoke to Jethro at the Blue yesterday:
>
> builders/supplies permitting, they hope to open
> on Wed, Thurs at latest"

Ta.

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Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 12, 2007, 11:49:00 AM10/12/07
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In article <Xns99C7938A2F16Cpa...@62.253.170.163>,
paul.tr...@dial.pipex.com (Paul Treadaway) wrote:

> heard that they'd bought the freehold, but that's hearsay.
> Certainly the freehold was on the market (it's been in the property
> pages of the Morning Advertiser for at least a year), so I think
> Chris and Debbie were looking to cash in their chips and get out of
> the game, but again that's speculation on my part.

Your understanding is mine too and consistent with what Chris told me.

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Colin Rosenstiel

Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 12, 2007, 11:49:00 AM10/12/07
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In article <Xns99C797BD7AB5Cpa...@62.253.170.163>,
paul.tr...@dial.pipex.com (Paul Treadaway) wrote:

Assuming you mean next week they won't be open this weekend then?

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naanynatyrl

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Oct 12, 2007, 12:08:04 PM10/12/07
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On the other hand it is very nearly a complete list of exclusively
vegetarian eating places in Cambridge. :-)

Anna

Jon Fairbairn

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Oct 12, 2007, 12:38:12 PM10/12/07
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Possibly not, but the items under discussion are momentoes,
toes of momen, momen being a slightly unusual English
transliteration of the plural of the Swedish Mumin.

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Fevric J Glandules

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Oct 12, 2007, 2:42:44 PM10/12/07
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On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:31:15 +0000, Sarah Brown wrote:

> I do remember talking to Chris and Debbie on the eve of the ban, and
> they were worried that the first effect of the ban would,
> paradoxically, be that they got a garden full of smokers.

That would make sense; but then you used to find smokers in the
garden anyway.

--
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Paul Treadaway

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rosen...@cix.co.uk (Colin Rosenstiel) wrote in news:memo.20071012164949.2460D@a01-09-
5548.rosenstiel.co.uk:

That's how I read it.

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 12, 2007, 3:39:46 PM10/12/07
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Fevric J Glandules <fev...@invalid.invalid> wrote in news:EePPi.23826$HW...@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:31:15 +0000, Sarah Brown wrote:
>
>> I do remember talking to Chris and Debbie on the eve of the ban, and
>> they were worried that the first effect of the ban would,
>> paradoxically, be that they got a garden full of smokers.
>
> That would make sense; but then you used to find smokers in the
> garden anyway.

Of course, but most smokers would have chosen a smoking pub in preference, and
would presumably have some particular reason for being in a non-smoking pub, such
as meeting a particular group of people who'd agreed on that venue. Now there's no
reason to prefer other pubs on those grounds, and indeed the Blue has one of the
larger beer gardens of pubs in the city, so it should prove extra-popular with smokers.

Tim Ward

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"Paul Treadaway" <paul.tr...@dial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> Fevric J Glandules <fev...@invalid.invalid> wrote in
> news:EePPi.23826$HW...@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net:
>> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:31:15 +0000, Sarah Brown wrote:
>>
>>> I do remember talking to Chris and Debbie on the eve of the ban, and
>>> they were worried that the first effect of the ban would,
>>> paradoxically, be that they got a garden full of smokers.
>>
>> That would make sense; but then you used to find smokers in the
>> garden anyway.
>
> ...the Blue has one of the

> larger beer gardens of pubs in the city, so it should prove extra-popular
> with smokers.

It is of course open to any landlord to decide not to permit smoking in
their garden should they so desire.

At the Carlton, before the ban, smoking was permitted and banned in various
parts of the pub following consultation with the punters. One can imagine a
landlord who might ban smoking in the garden if that's what most of the
punters wanted, or permit it if that's what most of the punters wanted.

--
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Fevric J Glandules

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Oct 12, 2007, 4:36:19 PM10/12/07
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On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 19:39:46 +0000, Paul Treadaway wrote:

> Of course, but most smokers would have chosen a smoking pub in preference, and
> would presumably have some particular reason for being in a non-smoking pub, such
> as meeting a particular group of people who'd agreed on that venue. Now there's no
> reason to prefer other pubs on those grounds, and indeed the Blue has one of the
> larger beer gardens of pubs in the city, so it should prove extra-popular with smokers.

What I meant was - on a warm day the garden at the Blue always was popular
with smokers anyway.

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 12, 2007, 5:08:13 PM10/12/07
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"Tim Ward" <t...@brettward.co.uk> wrote in
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> "Paul Treadaway" <paul.tr...@dial.pipex.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns99C7D219FE045pa...@62.253.170.163...
>> Fevric J Glandules <fev...@invalid.invalid> wrote in
>> news:EePPi.23826$HW...@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net:
>>> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 08:31:15 +0000, Sarah Brown wrote:
>>>
>>>> I do remember talking to Chris and Debbie on the eve of the ban,
>>>> and they were worried that the first effect of the ban would,
>>>> paradoxically, be that they got a garden full of smokers.
>>>
>>> That would make sense; but then you used to find smokers in the
>>> garden anyway.
>>
>> ...the Blue has one of the
>> larger beer gardens of pubs in the city, so it should prove
>> extra-popular with smokers.
>
> It is of course open to any landlord to decide not to permit smoking
> in their garden should they so desire.
>
> At the Carlton, before the ban, smoking was permitted and banned in
> various parts of the pub following consultation with the punters. One
> can imagine a landlord who might ban smoking in the garden if that's
> what most of the punters wanted, or permit it if that's what most of
> the punters wanted.

One can imagine it, but what would a landlord gain from that? The number
of pubgoing people who can't tolerate smoking going on in the open air
must be vanishingly small if the number who couldn't tolerate it inside wasn't
enough to balance the reduced numbers of smokers patronising pubs. I would
guess the Free Press still doesn't allow smoking in its tiny garden, but that's
as it was before the ban.

Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 12, 2007, 9:13:00 PM10/12/07
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In article <Xns99C7E1E3D260Fpa...@80.5.182.99>,
paul.tr...@dial.pipex.com (Paul Treadaway) wrote:

The Free Press has banned smoking in its back garden since before the
general smoking ban. Smoke from the garden was always blowing into the
pub.

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Colin Rosenstiel

Paul Oldham

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Oct 13, 2007, 4:07:21 AM10/13/07
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On 13/10/07 02:13, Colin Rosenstiel wrote:

> The Free Press has banned smoking in its back garden since before the
> general smoking ban. Smoke from the garden was always blowing into the
> pub.

We were in the Waggon and Horses in Milton last night and that was
happening which was rather annoying.

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Steve Nemo

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Oct 13, 2007, 5:30:23 AM10/13/07
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joe wrote:
> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?
>
I was told on Thursday that the people from The Carlton Arms have bought
it as a Free House! The New Landlord of The Zebra told me! It would
appear that Debbie has retired and Chris does a bit on the boats! And
that's all I know. Regards Steve.

Jonathan Anderson

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Oct 13, 2007, 1:00:01 PM10/13/07
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Colin Rosenstiel wrote:
> AIUI Terri and Jethro have bought Chris and Debbie's interest. The Blue
> is being refurbished and should re-open shortly. I think the main loss
> will be the rowing mementoes.

What a real shame - there are some gems in there, it is very weird to
walk into a pub and see a blade from your club, some 20 years before you
were born, hung up on the wall.

Jon
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Colin Rosenstiel

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Oct 13, 2007, 5:28:00 PM10/13/07
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In article <47108FAA...@ntlworld.com>, steve...@ntlworld.com
(Steve Nemo) wrote:

That's consistent with what Chris told me.

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TimB

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Oct 14, 2007, 10:29:47 AM10/14/07
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On Oct 12, 10:08 pm, Paul Treadaway <paul.treada...@dial.pipex.com>
wrote:

> One can imagine it, but what would a landlord gain from that? The number
> of pubgoing people who can't tolerate smoking going on in the open air
> must be vanishingly small if the number who couldn't tolerate it inside wasn't
> enough to balance the reduced numbers of smokers patronising pubs. I would
> guess the Free Press still doesn't allow smoking in its tiny garden, but that's
> as it was before the ban.

Having been abroad for three months and returned to a country of non-
smoking pubs, what has really struck me is that the pub gardens are
definitely less pleasant than they were, for that reason. Noy a huge
issue, but noticeable.

Paul Treadaway

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Oct 14, 2007, 8:07:31 PM10/14/07
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TimB <timbu...@onetel.net> wrote in
news:1192372187.3...@i38g2000prf.googlegroups.com:

Many pubs now smell of BO and farts inside these days. I guess it's all a
question of what you can tolerate. The state of beer gardens presumably
won't be an issue for non-smokers for half the year (the half starting about
now). In any event, pubs probably can't really afford to lose the remaining
smokers, so it may be a question of whether you want there to be pubs at
all.

Kake L Pugh

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Oct 15, 2007, 2:37:10 AM10/15/07
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joe <joseph...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I went to the Cambridge Blue tonight only to discover it closed &
> being refurbished. Have Chris and Debbie sold up after all these
> years? Does anyone know who has bought it?

This is a bit late, sorry, since Colin and others have already explained
what's going on - but for those who're interested, there's an interview
with Chris and Debbie on 209 Radio's website at
http://www.209radio.co.uk/shows/profile.php?show=flavour

(not sure how long that particular show will stay on the website).

Kake

Paul Oldham

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Oct 15, 2007, 3:50:10 AM10/15/07
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With this URL http://www.209radio.co.uk/mp3archive/flavour061007.mp3 for
a long time I suspect, however it's *horrible* to listen to as there's
some foul artefacts on the recording. :-(

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The Barrels

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Oct 16, 2007, 3:40:12 PM10/16/07
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You are all right. We have bought the freehold from Chris and Debbie
some of the rowing memorabilia is still at The Blue and the rest Chris
and Debbie have taken with them or returned to the owner, some of it
was indeed sold to people that had happy memories and connections with
a particular item. All the money from the sale of items went to
charity in memory of Chris' brother Andrew.
We will be open for business tomorrow, Wed 17th Oct and we hope you
like what you find. There will be a greater selection of ales, beers
of the World and wine to choose from.
Food will be available from Friday as the kitchen is not yet fully up
and running.
We still have the lease at The Carlton Arms so the selection of ales
etc will still be available there too.

Terri and Jethro

Sarah Brown

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Oct 16, 2007, 8:28:02 PM10/16/07
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In article <1192563612.6...@i38g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
The Barrels <terri-...@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>We will be open for business tomorrow, Wed 17th Oct and we hope you
>like what you find. There will be a greater selection of ales, beers
>of the World and wine to choose from.

Sounds fab! We'll be sure to stick our heads in soon. Thanks for the update.

Kelvin Fagan

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Oct 17, 2007, 4:37:05 AM10/17/07
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"The Barrels" <terri-...@ntlworld.com> wrote in message

> You are all right. We have bought the freehold from Chris and Debbie
> some of the rowing memorabilia is still at The Blue and the rest Chris
> and Debbie have taken with them or returned to the owner, some of it
> was indeed sold to people that had happy memories and connections with
> a particular item. All the money from the sale of items went to
> charity in memory of Chris' brother Andrew.
> We will be open for business tomorrow, Wed 17th Oct and we hope you
> like what you find. There will be a greater selection of ales, beers
> of the World and wine to choose from.
> Food will be available from Friday as the kitchen is not yet fully up
> and running.
> We still have the lease at The Carlton Arms so the selection of ales
> etc will still be available there too.
> Terri and Jethro


There is now a website (still in its infancy) please use it to keep up to
speed on developments
at The Cambridge Blue http://www.the-cambridgeblue.co.uk/

thanks


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