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Chianti it good as well as the food. Good atmosphere.
(Toilets are up the stairs, round the corner. If male, try to
avoid entering the women's toilets - use the Gents -> Squeezy upstairs corridor
can make concentrating on the door signs difficult)
From: Yellow Pages UK (search on public houses)
Map in Yellow Pages website is misleading as the pointer is on Fairfield road when the Don Pino
restaurant is on London Road near the main Stockton Heath Junction.
67, London Rd Stockton Heath,
Warrington Cheshire WA4 6SG.
Tel: 01925 860847
Good for "Living like a King" sessions. Request menu and order while drinking
in the bar. Excellent food. For example:
22nd September 1999:
Seafood pancake starter being a very good but not too filling starter. (pate is another
good starter but can be a main meal for me)
The sea-bass with a black bean sauce (while having the disadvantage of not being
mutated, iltempered or having a "Friken" LASER on its head) is excellent. The black-bean
source is placed on the side of the plate and is optimised to work with the sea-bass.
(another one to go for is the rack of lamb. Haddock in prawn sauce are highly recommended
as well. Chicken with Banana has been complimented by others in equal amount)
Venison (marinated/cooked in Gin) considered to be very good and flavoursome by someone
claiming to be in the know.
Chips are first class: possibly being of the tasty greasy pan fried variety and thus not
destroyed by deep frying.
Salad is very good, not being 90% lettuce but a well oiled mixture.
Rasberry merangue with subtle ice-cream. (Yum!)
Great, friendly atomosphere
Restaurant is not open Monday night.
Restaurant (at least on Tuesday) opens at 7pm (just drink in the bar until time) and will
generally accept guests to the restaurant until 9pm.
The Australian Shiraz is a good wine to choose (A drinking - not
a fighting wine). The 16 pound French wine(forgot the name - I am meant to be a tee-totaller)
is a good complement to the Shiraz. (As I keep telling the "Scott Droid" -
"life is too short to be spending money on cheap booze!" Stick clear of that Chateau Chunder!)
30 minutes walk from the lab. Very nice day or evening walk (watch out for traffic on Daresbury
Lane as no foot paths for most of the way). Go into the Daresbury village on the Chester Road,
then down Daresbury Lane (past the Daresbury All Saints Church) past meadows and fields to Hatton Arms.
Has very good quality "pork scratchings" at the bar.
Poem partially inspired by Hatton Arms Sessions
"When I was first offered this job,
I felt reassured when told I would "live like a king"
Now that I'm here,
I don't know which region, I don't know what century,
But I'm living that life!"
Walk over the M56 to the Daresbury Village. Down hill stagger back to the hostel after closing time.
Beware, once intoxicated, on-coming traffic can be closer than appears.
If I am following close behind as you enter the pub say "Lockers wants his usual".
(They will know what you are on about - pint of: orange cordial in lemonade with
ice and lots of lemon" (good vitamin C suppliment)).
Does not have "pork scratchings" but does have scrabble board (z is missing) (and other games)
for playing what has become on occassion, high tension games of
non-competitive scrabble (a game not
for the sober or sensible). The rules of
can be quite mystical but overall, words must either be
English words of the type normally acceptable for scrabble games, or words
decided to be "poetic" by the standards of the night (which can be quite
variable - the standards that is). Disagreement over "poetic" words are decided by
a vote whether to be accepted or not. Best done with decent size group and good flowing of
For lunch or dinner - of very high quality. Everything is good and reasonably priced
10 minutes drive from the Daresbury Laboratory. The back road way is to go down Daresbury Lane to Hatton, then turn
right to follow the local roads to the motorway roundabout. Access to the Stretton Fox is off the
Good pub cosey atmosphere. Nice outside area when weather allows.
Battered cod and chips is considered the best people have encountered. Has a nice selection of
sauces and mustards.
When ordering, go to the order bar, they will give you a numbered spoon to display on your able. The
others in the group must know the number of this spoon.
(Toilets are to the right of the bar at the end of the building)
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