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Google maps can't find a pub

Too sloshed?
Tue May 03 2005, 13:28
GOOGLE'S NICE new map of the British Isles is ok if you like streets and roads. If you're looking for hills and dales, you'll have to look elsewhere, however.

And, if you're looking for a pub, well, you won't find one anywhere - except the street named Pub Lane in Kennet, Wiltshire.

And - most bizarrely - a search for "Dog and Duck pub" takes you to Cheshire Police in Winsford, for some reason.

A search for "kebab houses" brings up a load in and around Crewe, which seems to be Google's favourite part of the UK - or Yell's since it provides the listings.

Strangely, "kebab house" works in the singular, but "pub" we find only works in the plural. Type "pubs" in the search and you'll find loads - in Crewe.

Type "Luton" and you'll go there. Then type "pub", you'll go to Pub Lane, Kennet. Type "pubs" instead and you'll get a load.

Google maps is a Beta of course, so we're sure they're getting there. µ

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