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||Latest News for 2000
|24 December 2000
||The Fat Badgers after some serious discussion
have decided which inn we are to award 'Inn of the Year' to.
A very close run competition as the final two are both superb establishments. We will be
announcing the winner, early in the new year.
|13 December 2000
The International Association of Web Masters and Designers selected the
Fat Badgers guide to receive the "2000 - 2001 Golden Web Award"
|5 December 2000
The Fat Badgers receive a 'Highly Recommended' rating from Lycos Search Engine.
|27 November 2000
We receive an email to tell us that we were listed at position Number 1 !
on the top site website.
Which was nice.......
Click the logo to see if the Fat Badgers are still No. 1
|20 November 2000
||Latest wonderful find is the Three Acres Inn near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. Located on
top of the moors next to the Emley Moor TV transmitter, as you enter the lounge the lovely
homely interior is then surpassed by the view of the 'Oyster Bar' sign above an ice filled
counter incorporated into the main bar and you just know that the food is going to be
|18 November 2000
||The Fat Badgers sponsor the Rugby League World
Cup (Specifically - the Drinks for 4 at half time at the England v. New Zealand semi
final) and Fat Badgers Kilo, Andy and Ade pay a second visit to the Cock & Bottle in Bradford. Fat Badger Roy travels over from
Lancashire to help sniff out a few other good inns.
|13 November 2000
||Latest inn worth a special mention is the Old Ale House in Truro. As the name suggests, the Old Ale
House serves some superb cask ales but the food is worth paying a visit as well. Located
in the city of Truro, there's plenty to do in the surrounding area and in the evenings,
the Old Ale House often has live music.
|6 November 2000
||The Fat Badgers team up with Badgers Heritage. A company
offering quality line architectural drawings.
Along with creating pictures of Britsh
Inns, Badgers Heritage also produce artwork of village scenes, private houses and
churches. Visit their web site directly if you're interested in getting some quality art
to brighten up your walls.
|31 October 2000
||Information added on Long Distance Paths,
National parks, Film & Television and Facts 'n' Figures.
|15 October 2000
||Latest excellent find added is the spectacular
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. A hotel with a real quality feel with a
view to die for. A special venue for a special break.
|12 October 2000
inns added include the amazing Dinorben Arms in Bodfari in
Denbighshire (Clwyd) and the Ty Gwyn Hotel in Conwy
(Gwynedd). The Dinorben is not only a multi level inn, it has a multi level patio and a
multi level car park. Nooks & Crannies abound with an amazing outdoor 'snug'. The Ty
Gwyn oozes quality and the food is of exceptional standard.
|30 September 2000
||Latest excellent find is the Smugglers Restaurant at Newlyn in Cornwall. A warmer
welcome you won't find anywhere. Fairly recently taken over by Allan & Mary Williams
who moved down from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, they have retained and enhanced the
reputation that the Smugglers already had - popular with locals and tourists, indeed it
was Martin Jones at the Capstan Gallery at Sennen Cove who recommended the Smugglers and
we weren't disappointed. Two Fat badgers plus one other all went for the specials from the
Seafood landed in Newlyn harbour that morning - you can't help but choose the fish, the
Smugglers provide you with a menu which informs you all about the fish itself, not just
how it's served.
|23 September 2000
||Latest inn worth a special mention is the Cock & Bottle in Bradford - West Yorkshire. Having been
advised by our local Fat Badger that the place was very rough last time he visited, we
were amazed to find a very warm welcome, good ales and the most amazing of pub interiors.
(Look out for the wonderful clock built into the door architrave in the Bar) After being
told that the pub was the only one owned by the Church, we were informed of the very good
work that they do with the homeless and were warmly shaken by the hand when we left - does
this sound like a pub to you ? Well it didn't really to us, but it was far better than the
often heard grunt from many pubs and from those that don't even notice that you've been
|22 September 2000
||Our latest find is the excellent Red Lion in Hognaston - Derbyshire. Extremely well kept
ales and top quality food with surroundings that show that real quality feel, such as
lovely candle holders on each table. The Owner, Pip has an interest in old radio's and
would like more room to be able to display some - but then running a quality operation
like the Red Lion is very time consuming.
|16 September 2000
||Fat Badgers site officially goes live with the
new look site..