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The Victory, Staplefield
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The Victory, Staplefield

Vic Newnham serves a pint straight from the barrel at The Victory, Staplefield. There appears to be six barrels on the stillage; no doubt some of these are on stand-by awaiting their turn to be tapped. His wife, Lesley, passed away many years ago, but it was not until 8th December 2010 that Vic died after a short illness in hospital aged 82.
Picture added on 24 June 2012 at 11:14
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Pubs - Staplefield
Yes, there were six casks on the stillage, which were lowered by turning the wheel under the front of the barrel.
At that time Dad was still manager of Quicks toy shop in Horsham while Mum ran the pub in the daytime.
The beer was poured from the tap until the introduction of Watneys Red Barrel, as made famous by Monty Python's "Bleeding Watneys Red Barrel" sketch.
Added by Ian Newnham on 19 March 2014
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