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« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2011, 10:43:44 AM »

Yes, already got the T shirt from a visit on Saturday night. Phoenix Arizona, marstons, Bollington and Marble Brewery beers all available. Why cant you comment on the price, Dave ? Was someone else paying? As my wife is like the Quen as far as cash is concerned i can confirm that the more exotic real ales are priced in line with The Midland ( ie all over £3 ) apart from teh Marstons which is £2.90 i understand. A couple of acquaintances had eaten and all said the food was very good. All the owners were in and working hard to ensure everyone was being looked after.
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« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2011, 09:24:12 AM »

Why cant you comment on the price, Dave ? Was someone else paying?

Sadly no, but it was a mixed round of beer and wine and I didn't bother to work out what each drink cost.  But my well-developed instinct for these matters, honed over years of beers, suggests that the Oddies pint is indeed above the £3 mark.

In other less fortunate parts of the country (for example London and the south-east), people would fall about laughing at the notion that £3 is too much for a pint!    But I still find it mildly distressing to have to pay that much in these more civilised parts.    Sad
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« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2011, 07:07:55 AM »

Cripes, the new Oddies may or may not turn out to be 'a great place to eat', but one thing is certain: if it's called an Ale House and Dining Room the beer will be over 3 quid a pint :-(

It's also in the wealthiest part of the area, I'd have thought with you politic, you'd have considered it a tax on the rich.
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« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2011, 10:30:11 AM »

I love it :-) Only you, Duke, could turn the price of a pint into a political debate!
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« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2011, 03:01:49 PM »

Cripes, the new Oddies may or may not turn out to be 'a great place to eat', but one thing is certain: if it's called an Ale House and Dining Room the beer will be over 3 quid a pint :-(

It's also in the wealthiest part of the area, I'd have thought with you politic, you'd have considered it a tax on the rich.
               They still wont pay 3 pound a pint no matter how rich you say they are in that area .
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« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2011, 12:34:16 PM »

We tried the new Oddies last week and the set up is much improved. It no longer looks like Elton Johns boudoir. The menu is a little unadventurous but we expect that will improve over time as the kitchen gets up to speed. A couple of very positive aspects to report:
1. No 'pressure' on you to eat. If you just want a drink then you are made welcome.
2. We would have liked to see more fish choice (in fact any fish choice) on the menu but again we are sure that will come later
3. The Hare and Hounds chips are better at this stage and the H&H menu is more diverse.
4. There is a discretionary 10% service charge added which also includes any drinks taken as part of the meal (including beer). That is a bit naughty.
Overall it is very good and we wish them the best of luck and yes, we will be going back.
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« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2011, 01:27:22 PM »

Thanks noni - that's encouraging, and I'll take Mrs Dave there for a meal pretty soon.

There is a discretionary 10% service charge added which also includes any drinks taken as part of the meal (including beer). That is a bit naughty.
Agreed - but then what do you expect from an 'Ale House and Dining Room'......   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2011, 03:19:15 PM »

The Oddies have been in touch and provided some new information for the web site pub guide:

http://www.marple-uk.com/pubguide/oddies.htm

I've asked them to let me know about the most important bit (the beer! )
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« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2011, 04:35:06 PM »

Interesting that they are closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays and Tuesdays.  Maybe this reinforces the concern that they do not plan to run it like a proper pub? Still, it's early days, and let's hope they can make it work this time.   Tongue
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« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2011, 09:20:27 PM »

Interesting that they are closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays and Tuesdays.  Maybe this reinforces the concern that they do not plan to run it like a proper pub? Still, it's early days, and let's hope they can make it work this time.   Tongue
Before they opened i did say wont last six months read post earlier [september 21st ]
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« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2012, 01:41:55 AM »

Interesting that they are closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays and Tuesdays.  Maybe this reinforces the concern that they do not plan to run it like a proper pub? Still, it's early days, and let's hope they can make it work this time.   Tongue
Before they opened i did say wont last six months read post earlier [september 21st ]

I'm surprised that you want to draw attention to such a negative post, although alarmingly you seem quite proud. Let's hope they prove you wrong.
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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2012, 08:27:44 PM »

Interesting that they are closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays and Tuesdays.  Maybe this reinforces the concern that they do not plan to run it like a proper pub? Still, it's early days, and let's hope they can make it work this time.   Tongue
Before they opened i did say wont last six months read post earlier [september 21st ]

I'm surprised that you want to draw attention to such a negative post, although alarmingly you seem quite proud. Let's hope they prove you wrong.



im not really icant tell you the reason why i dont think it will be work . maybe when it closes .
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« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2012, 10:48:22 PM »

Interesting that they are closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays and Tuesdays.  Maybe this reinforces the concern that they do not plan to run it like a proper pub? Still, it's early days, and let's hope they can make it work this time.   Tongue
Before they opened i did say wont last six months read post earlier [september 21st ]

I'm surprised that you want to draw attention to such a negative post, although alarmingly you seem quite proud. Let's hope they prove you wrong.



im not really icant tell you the reason why i dont think it will be work . maybe when it closes .

Lordy, that's a encouraging line. I think what did for Phil beforehand was the rent shot up after a year and he only really started to get going in the last 6 months of his tenure so never got to a stage to prove it as a going concern. I understood the current owner's bought the place so i'd not think that was an issue.

I know some were put of by his [Phil's] eccentricity but for myself and the Duchess of fame, that was part of the charm and of course, when he was on his game, he was an excellent chef.

I went in over Christmas for a quick bite. I had a steak which was excellent and good value, the Duchess had a cheese and onion pie which was acceptable but rather overpriced for a simple dish.

The pint I had was very nice + reasonable.

I can understand it not being open on a Monday + Tuesday, they have to have a break at some point and because most visitors have to drive, they are not going to sell a lot of Beer on those days and let's be honest, Mellor-dwellers are the sort to spend every day propping up the bar.
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« Reply #73 on: June 30, 2012, 12:08:31 PM »

It's taken a while, but we have at last got round to eating at the Oddies, for the first time since the arrival of the new management.  It was excellent.  The menu is not too long, but a sensible mix of interesting dishes (Scallops, braised ox cheek) alongside a few more predictable ones for the less adventurous (steak, fish and chips etc).  And the really good news is that it's not unduly pricy.  Starters at £6 or £7, most mains around £12 - this is pretty reasonable for this quality of cooking round here.  It was deservedly busy the night we were there, upstairs and down.    The only problem with the Oddies, we find, is that the bar can get very noisy when it's busy - a combination of a few locals on their seventh pint and a low ceiling which traps the boom of their voices!   But overall the new Oddies is warmly recommended.    Tongue
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« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2012, 10:09:31 PM »

Yep I had a great meal in there last night  cheap but not at all nasty !  I will be going again. Good stuff
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