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

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:50 am

In my experience, its best not to visit Leeds at all.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:01 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:In my experience, its best not to visit Leeds at all.

Leeds Castle in Dover is nice....
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Its not in Dover..
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby LincolnshireHammer on Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:47 pm

Hemel Iron wrote:You do realise you can still visit the pub even if there isn't any football on.

Not that desperate to visit Leeds!
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:14 pm

woodgreenspur wrote:Leeds Castle in Dover is nice....
EDIT
Its not in Dover..


It's actually just down the road from me. Can be there in about 10mins.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bunk on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:37 am

BalaamBoy wrote:I'd probably give it a point or two more. It's a decent 'local' in a tourist area, and as long as you time it right, it's really quite good. Can get rammed outside, which is a little off-putting.

To be fair it probably does, must have been feeling stingy when i gave that rating. Last night...

The Victoria, Paddington - Have wanted to go here for a long time and it didn't disappoint. Another Fullers pub about 5 minutes walk down from the station (and where there's a number of **** pubs), was very busy but staff were friendly. A few good pints of ESB were drunk and whilst couldn't get seat inside, happily sat outside. Good relaxed atmosphere, tasty pints. Hopefully next time will get a seat inside as it's rather nice. Seem to have spent half my life going to and from Paddington, taken this long to find a good pub nearby. 8/10.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby the polecat on Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:08 pm

The Bohemia, Finchley. 8/10. I was in here Wednesday night. This is a large modern pub which brews its own beer (London Brewing Company). They serve some very nice ales.

Elephant Inn, Finchley. 6/10. Average Fullers pub. Nothing wrong with it, but not spectacular either.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Rio on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:24 pm

The Red Lion, Stevenage

In desperate need of a a calming down juice, I plumped for this among a decent smattering of pubs on Stevenage high street. My choice being swayed by recalling an associates band had played here a few weeks back. A scattering of rock pictures above the bar was by far the highlight. A reasonably priced pint of Purity UBU being the only thing that earned merit.

Despite it being quiet, the clientele was to say dubious. This bearing in mind next door is a wetherspoons style cheap ale house. 2 of the 3 J's were in evidence and one of the other customers was penalty brazen about his recent release from Her Majesty's Pleasure. In true tabloid style I made my excuses and left, being even contemplating a second pint. Making a note not to return in a hurry.

3/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Hemel Iron on Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:54 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:In my experience, its best not to visit Leeds at all.


Leeds is a great drinking city.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:45 am

The Keystone- Johnstone ,near Glasgow.
No real ale, and quite a basic pub, but friendly bar staff and locals..And a cracking chippy opposite :)
Also the rack on the barmaid last Saturday and the amount cleavage on display really bumps the score up a couple of points 8/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:46 pm

Hemel Iron wrote:Leeds is a great drinking city.


Maybe not on a matchday. Last time West Ham were up there they weren't letting any away fans into the pubs. We ended up drinking in a hotel which only had big bottles of Leffe for sale. We walked out of there legless.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:45 am

Jolly Sisters
Bride Street,
London N7
Cracking old school pub.No real ale,but the keg stuff was ok(youngers).
Really friendly locals,and proper old school locals at that.
They had a darts match on and brought some of the food over to us after it ended.Which was a nice touch
Would definitely go back.
8.5/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 pm

The Lamb, Lamb's Conduit Street. I was walking past it yesterday and as I had a few hours to kill, I snuck in for a pint. I hadn't been in for a few years and it had barely changed: Bare floor boards, old wooden panelling, rickety bar stools - had a real old school boozer style about it. I know that this is some kind of holy shrine for the CAMRA types, as it does a massive range of ales. I'm not really an ale man but I decided to go for the Tower Special IPA and it was lovely - very close to an old fashioned light ale.

I didn't mind the £4.20 a pint price tag as I was in central London and the beer was very decent indeed. The clientèle was a decent mix of locals, NHS workers, a few office bods and several day trippers, such as me. It's a very friendly pub, the bar man let me taste the Tower before I bought it and I stuck up a conversation with a few NHS workers. I'd go back in a heart beat. 8/10

The Enterprise, Red Lion Street.. It used to be my works local many many years ago. It's really changed and been turned into more of an office bods/city type boozer. I had a pint of UBU special, which was very decent but overpriced at nearly £5.00 for the pint. The all female staff were not very friendly, and only had a rudimentary grasp of English, and I got the vibe that this where office bods come to get trashed after work. Decent bogs though! 6/10

Ye Old City of York High Holburn. Another pub that I haven't been in for years and used to be a works local. Like the Lamb, it hasn't changed, still with the long bar, the flagstone paving and Barrels used as places to park your pints. I was a bit disappointed with the beer selection TBH, with not that many beers on draft. I went with the Sam Smith IPA and it was a very nice pint, being he right side of £4.50 a pint. The atmosphere was loud and the clientèle consisted of locals, a few day trippers and a few office types.

Looking around the place looked a bit dirty and tired and it needs a bit of a refresh, in the same vein as the original design. Crap phone signal too! It's a very nice pub and the only thing that spoilt it was the Dave Courtney look a like - complete with the OTT Courtney suit (mustard velvet waistcoat with lapels anyone? Thought not!) and jewellery, standing up and holding court with his office mates in a loud manner. 7/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:26 pm

You've been getting around a bit lately havent you mr Independent?
Used to be the likes of Bum Daddies from what I remember.
You've gone soft.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:56 pm

Lol Mushy :)

Actually I had a hospital appointment in Anne's Sq and it finished early, so at 4:30 I was up the west end and I had to meet some mates in Old Street for 7:30. As I used to work in Holborn and the surrounding area many years ago, I though F it, I'll visit a few old haunts. Glad I did tbh.

But no worries Mushy, I'll be back to my old haunts, Bum Daddies and The Whittington Stone and probably the BG Working Man's club this weekend!
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:37 am

The Enterprise is a funny old pub. A real mixed bag of punters.
Personally I prefer The Dolphin on the other side of the street.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby BalaamBoy on Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:47 am

WHU Independent wrote:The Lamb, Lamb's Conduit Street. I was walking past it yesterday and as I had a few hours to kill, I snuck in for a pint. I hadn't been in for a few years and it had barely changed: Bare floor boards, old wooden panelling, rickety bar stools - had a real old school boozer style about it. I know that this is some kind of holy shrine for the CAMRA types, as it does a massive range of ales. I'm not really an ale man but I decided to go for the Tower Special IPA and it was lovely - very close to an old fashioned light ale.

I didn't mind the £4.20 a pint price tag as I was in central London and the beer was very decent indeed. The clientèle was a decent mix of locals, NHS workers, a few office bods and several day trippers, such as me. It's a very friendly pub, the bar man let me taste the Tower before I bought it and I stuck up a conversation with a few NHS workers. I'd go back in a heart beat. 8/10


Used to be one of my old haunts as well, although at the time the Sun was better for CAMRA beers and picking up nurses from GOSH. Last time I was back it had sadly been turned into a generic 'Irish' bar.

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

Postby EugeneSpeed on Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:34 pm

RichieRiv wrote:The Enterprise is a funny old pub. A real mixed bag of punters.
Personally I prefer The Dolphin on the other side of the street.


Was perusing some grot a while ago and saw a scene that was filmed in there!

Looks like they had Doom Bar on.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:30 pm

EugeneSpeed wrote:Was perusing some grot a while ago and saw a scene that was filmed in there!

Looks like they had Doom Bar on.


Did the bird in the scene have red hair?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Collector on Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:13 pm

Despite the advice of GCRO I went to the Wetherspoons in Leeds station. The beer was fine but it was just a spoons and full of the usual crowd of the unwashed but mixed with travellers bolting down WKD and hogging the bar.

Also made a return to the Oxford Bar in Edinburgh this week. Love this place but it was a bit rammed this time. A couple of pints of excellent Ossian were better than the Jarl.

Moved on from there to the Cambridge Bar, just down the road. A dark blue/light blue evening! This is more of a burger restaurant and a pint of Pentland IPA accompanied a very nice venison burger. Nice enough place but you have to book to get a table to eat. Prefer the Ox.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bunk on Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:11 am

Ye Olde White Harte, Hull - A proper pub and a very enjoyable visit. The days alcohol consumption took it's toll on my memory, I want to say the first pint was Theakston Brewery's Old Peculier, the second one from a Hull brewer, i think. Both were very nice, close to £6 for each round, a welcome site in a pub that isn't your standard 'spoons or Sam Smiths. 8/10.
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