BOYL 2014 - Location and Date


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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:17 pm

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Hmm.. I *might* not be able to make this at this location. I can only make the Saturday, due to other commitments, and 'er indoors will want the car at the weekend (we're one of those weird couples who only own one car and not two) so I was intending to train it but the train to there then taxi looks like a right PITA. I'll have to have a good think about the logistics for this. :/
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:41 pm

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I'm also getting the train in. I was initially very disspirited by the location, I'll admit. But after none other than Anthony Ackland on the oldhammer facebook page told me that it's not THAT inaccessible, I've been looking into the buses etc. and I do I think that it's actually quite possible to get there by public transport.
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:45 pm

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Ok, so I looked into a few hotel possibilities.

Obviously there are lots in Nottingham, so if there is a consensus towards staying there, I can post some details and tell you the places to avoid :)

There seems to be a real lack of hotels in or around Newark with rooms free for the weekend, but there is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn.

The Travelodge is 7 miles away from Stoke Hall, on the opposite side of Newark. The upside is that it's dirt cheap (£62 for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) at the time of writing this. This downside is that it's a Travelodge, and therefore will be a shit hole. Plus it's around 2-3 miles outside Newark itself should we wish to go drinking there. So would involve an awful lot of taxis between the hotel, Stoke Hall and the pub.

The Premier Inn is about 6 miles from Stoke Hall. The upside is that Premier Inns are much nicer than Travelodges (although still pretty basic), and it's slightly closer to Newark (about 1.5 miles I'd say, going from their shitty map) so the pub might be within walking distance. The downside is that it's much more expensive (£129 for the 2 nights at the time of writing).

Both the prices quoted above are per room, so two people sharing could split that between them.

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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:35 pm

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I am down for whatever plus I'll be there for both days and driving so available to give lifts! Obviously having transport and staying in Nottingham does not bother me if that's what the masses decide. It would be great to be near to all of the bars though.. my other half she went to uni in Notts and loved it. Are Rock City and Rescue Rooms still around?!... Plus Chico promised Jaeger but couldn't make it to Salute :-)

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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:52 pm

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Leadpest wrote:I am down for whatever plus I'll be there for both days and driving so available to give lifts! Obviously having transport and staying in Nottingham does not bother me if that's what the masses decide. It would be great to be near to all of the bars though.. my other half she went to uni in Notts and loved it. Are Rock City and Rescue Rooms still around?!... Plus Chico promised Jaeger but couldn't make it to Salute :-)


Yep. Rock City and Rescue Rooms are both still going strong. Although I'm getting a bit long in the tooth for all that now :P
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:16 pm

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Leadpest wrote: Plus Chico promised Jaeger but couldn't make it to Salute :-)


Ohh ohhh a Jager-challenge eh? my record is one of the large bottles.. I did end the night falling over and puking mind you..

Well if people don't mind giving me lifts I don't mind if people decide to bed down in notts, now just to convince Oggy to pick me up from Watford.. Maybe i should offer sex favours ;)

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Post Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:06 pm

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Vyper wrote:I'd love to come up, but it's a fair journey by train (4ish hours) so I'd likely make my way to Newark on Friday night. IF there is an agreed upon hotel and people who can provide transport to the event itself and back that would be amazing! :D

Get yourself as far as Cam and you can have a lift. I will be driving up with Norse.

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Post Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:18 pm

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Skarsnik & Old Lead wrote:Ok, so I looked into a few hotel possibilities.

Obviously there are lots in Nottingham, so if there is a consensus towards staying there, I can post some details and tell you the places to avoid :)

There seems to be a real lack of hotels in or around Newark with rooms free for the weekend, but there is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn.

The Travelodge is 7 miles away from Stoke Hall, on the opposite side of Newark. The upside is that it's dirt cheap (£62 for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) at the time of writing this. This downside is that it's a Travelodge, and therefore will be a shit hole. Plus it's around 2-3 miles outside Newark itself should we wish to go drinking there. So would involve an awful lot of taxis between the hotel, Stoke Hall and the pub.

The Premier Inn is about 6 miles from Stoke Hall. The upside is that Premier Inns are much nicer than Travelodges (although still pretty basic), and it's slightly closer to Newark (about 1.5 miles I'd say, going from their shitty map) so the pub might be within walking distance. The downside is that it's much more expensive (£129 for the 2 nights at the time of writing).

Both the prices quoted above are per room, so two people sharing could split that between them.

Well for me the £62 shit hole is the obvious choice.
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Post Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:24 pm

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Harry wrote:
Vyper wrote:I'd love to come up, but it's a fair journey by train (4ish hours) so I'd likely make my way to Newark on Friday night. IF there is an agreed upon hotel and people who can provide transport to the event itself and back that would be amazing! :D

Get yourself as far as Cam and you can have a lift. I will be driving up with Norse.


Cam as in Cambridge? Unfortunately it takes almost as long to get there as it does to get to Newark! But thank you very much for the offer. :)
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Post Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:02 pm

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No ... Cam as in Dursley ... 20 mins up the road from you. :D
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