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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WestHamByTheSea on Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:42 pm

Drift - Poole Quay.

Apparently it's been here for 3 years, I've only become aware of it the past week. Little micro-pub with local craft beers, annexed to the Stable Bar next door.

Lovely local Dorset beers and ciders, although they literally change their ales each time the kegs empty; subsequently last Friday's stunning 'Ale Be Back' IPA wasn't on offer this week, although this week's replacement 'Gasbag' was very decent too.

Highly recommended to any sorry soul who ends up frequenting Poole by mistake this summer; be ready to nip off around 9pm when they get the singer-songwriter in playing live, mind.

8/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Collector on Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:44 am

Dreadful place called Doctor's in Edinburgh. Had tickets for a show at the Gilded Balloon and had arranged to meet here. The stench of urine wafting up from the toilets put me in the wrong frame of mind and serving me a pint of heavy in a jug didn't help. And the beer was dead as a dodo. One of the ladies with us braved the toilets and reported wet floors throughout. Someone then visited the gents and then saw the urinals flush and all overflowed cascading a mixture of piss and water onto the floor. Avoid. 1/10.

It got 1 point for showing the WHUFC game on a small TV in the corner (unfortunately, near the toilets) and I got to see both goals before we left.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby ooh look who it is on Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:59 am

Clubhouse at Tilbury FC. Not today but over the weekend. A generous 6.5 out of 10.

Actually it was alright , cricket was on and they had the Beatles and Tremeloes providing the soundtrack.

Bit of an eye opener though the surrounding parts and a quite a few 'characters' hanging around. Still not the worst place I've drunk in.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:04 pm

ooh look who it is wrote:Clubhouse at Tilbury FC. Not today but over the weekend. A generous 6.5 out of 10.

Actually it was alright , cricket was on and they had the Beatles and Tremeloes providing the soundtrack.

Bit of an eye opener though the surrounding parts and a quite a few 'characters' hanging around. Still not the worst place I've drunk in.


I seriously considered moving to Tilbury as the houses were suspiciously cheap compared to the immediate surrounding areas. With hindsight, I think I dodged a bullet buying a place there.
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Postby LincolnshireHammer on Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:16 pm

Has anyone tried Cahoots in Soho? The 1940s themed pub?

https://cahoots-london.com/

What's it like? I love this style and era so looking to try it out soon.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:34 pm

The Crobar, Soho

Rock pub just off Charing Cross Road. Always like this pub but it's just gone up a big notch now I discovered that they sell Schnierderweiss by the bottle. Great beer, great music, great atmosphere. 10/10
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Postby DasNutNock on Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:39 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:The Crobar, Soho

Rock pub just off Charing Cross Road. Always like this pub but it's just gone up a big notch now I discovered that they sell Schnierderweiss by the bottle. Great beer, great music, great atmosphere. 10/10


Shame about the karzi though, eh.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Rio on Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:43 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Shame about the karzi though, eh.


The karzi isn't too bad. It's the death trap stairs leading to it that's the problem
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Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 pm

Yeah the toilets ain't great, neither are the stairs but let's face it, it's a place to piss, not to drink. I had to go in the ladies as I was breaking me neck for s slash.
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Postby DasNutNock on Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:03 pm

Yeah, I started using the ladies there last time. Slightly less piss on the bog, floor, walls etc.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bunk on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:39 pm

The Hungerford Arms, Shadwell / Whitechapel - I initially swerved this place as it didn't look great and advertised it's pint prices outside, which is often a warning sign. I was pleasantly surprised though, that it wasn't actually all that bad. Games of pool were 50p, the barlady was friendly and 3 pints of IPA came to under £11. 6/10.

The Auld Shillelagh, Stoke Newington - I had pretty high expectations of the place as a mate had kept on rambling about the quality of the Guinness. Took about a couple of minutes for the pint to be served but I must say, it was probably the best pint of the black stuff i've had in London. Naturally one was not enough with a pint that good so a few more were drunk. Could also order pizza from the nearby place which was pretty delicious too. Had the footie on as well, though it was Arsenal. 8.5/10.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:32 pm

The Big Red, Holloway Road
Great bar / pub with some seriously hot barmaids. Went there on a school night. Big mistake :shock:
Superb juke box and great beer too. If you're into food, it's a seriously good place to eat. I know the head chef there and she's seriously good at what she does.

9/10
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Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:31 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:, I think I dodged a bullet buying a place there.


Literally at times.
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Postby LincolnshireHammer on Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:04 pm

Draft House, Old St

Very decent and buzzing almost every week night, haven't tried it at the weekend. Full of craft keg beers and a few cask ales to match. Expensive, but worth it for the selection they have. Had a few strong ones in here, was well on my way...

North, by North West, Islington

Went in here a couple of weeks ago for their pub quiz. Didn't do very well on the quiz, but enjoyed a few lagers from the Islington brewery. Spacious pub, but I just wish they'd get a few more cask ales on. Very friendly place with a huge following of locals.

Bunch of Grapes, London Bridge

Had a pint of Neck Oil in here. Fantastic brew, citrus flavours. Pub was full when I entered, right below the Shard so plenty of nearby office workers in here as you would expect. Young's pub, so they had their usual Special and Bitter on the pumps. I'm afraid their beers have gone massively downhill over the years though - its a real shame they moved the brewery out of London.

The Globe, London Bridge

Quite a fancy place really. Did not expect to find it, but stumbled into it on the way back from the station. Not a lot to say about the place and not as good as other places around Borough Market, but good enough.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Goldie on Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:24 pm

The Butchers Hook deep in enemy territory on Fulham Broadway, on Friday last week .
Had the brunch Buritto washed down with a couple of San Miguel. Great food , the place was quiet understandably due to what was going on down the road . Good option if you are over that side of town
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Postby Marky on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:28 am

Goldie wrote:The Butchers Hook deep in enemy territory on Fulham Broadway, on Friday last week .
Had the brunch Buritto washed down with a couple of San Miguel. Great food , the place was quiet understandably due to what was going on down the road . Good option if you are over that side of town
Solid 7/10

Sunday Lunch or even Friday nights here are decent
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:16 pm

The Wheatsheaf, Maidstone.
This is the nearest pub to the set of Shameless where I live. Yesterday afternoon was the first time I've been in there and it's a real strange one. No baseball caps or vests allowed, mobile phones have to be used outside, a sign up saying "POSITIVELY NO SWEARING ALLOWED" and an extremely obliging barman who takes your order and brings your beer over to your table. Really good pint of Guinness in there. Watched the game there sat right in front of the telly. I'm not sure whether to give it 0 out of 10 for it's crap golf club type rules or 10 out of 10 for the service and beer.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby btajim - mcfc on Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:50 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:The Wheatsheaf, Maidstone.
This is the nearest pub to the set of Shameless where I live. Yesterday afternoon was the first time I've been in there and it's a real strange one. No baseball caps or vests allowed, mobile phones have to be used outside, a sign up saying "POSITIVELY NO SWEARING ALLOWED" and an extremely obliging barman who takes your order and brings your beer over to your table. Really good pint of Guinness in there. Watched the game there sat right in front of the telly. I'm not sure whether to give it 0 out of 10 for it's crap golf club type rules or 10 out of 10 for the service and beer.


When you've drank in Clayton, Gorton or Wythenshawe then come back to me about Shameless! I get baseball caps and vests but phones seems excessive.

I'm staying in E6 on a week Tuesday and a week Saturday as I'm flying to Tbilisi from Gatwick. **** knows where I'm drinking when I'm there. The White Horse went a while ago and I hear The Hammers has temporarily gone again. The Denmark was always very hit and miss so I guess it's the Conservative Club. I recall my last few months as a local only too well. There was literally **** all to do.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 am

The Golden Lion Dean St. Soho

Lovely little pub. Possibly the best pint of IPA I've ever had.

BT Sport and SKY


8/10
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Postby sendô on Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 am

The Duke Of Wellington near Sloane Square. Proper old fashioned boozer, complete with crappy benches outside. Lovely pint of Spitfire Lager.

In fact that part of London seems different to most other places in that there's an abundance of small, local pubs that aren't noisy bars or gastro-pub, restauranty type places, and that seem to do just fine. People seem happy to go for a few jars and then go home without the need for loud music, tray after tray of jager bombs or a poncy burger on a breadboard first.
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