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The grilled chicken flatbread features roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and chipotle mayonnaise. Yard of Ale’s sophisticated small plates make it a good girls’ night out venue, too. Photos by DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Review: Yard of Ale GastroPub is a winner by a mile

CLEARWATER I reviewed this space favorably back in 2008 when it debuted as The Venue, then less favorably in 2011 when the nightclub concept's ambitious restaurants were dumbed down, then less favorably still in 2012 when it changed hands and became the V. In all of its incarnations, one of the chief problems was t …