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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 16, 2018 7:15 pm

Junco Partner wrote:Beaconsfield Terrace, Green Lanes, N4.

Jesus. Depressing or what.

1/10...the toilet was okay-ish.


Should have gone to the Old Ale Emporium just a few doors down. Much better pub that sells great ale, or at least it used to last time I was there.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Moxy on Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:08 pm

Vincent’s old town in Benidorm, cracking fry up, 4 beers for a tenner plus Joanne is a legend. 8.5/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Wembley1966 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:37 am

^^^ I hope that she's better than Vicky (or it's her daughter now).
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Collector on Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:13 am

The Beer House, Leeds station. Used to be called the White Rose but has undergone a makeover.

I work in Leeds once a month and do not normally drink here, but it was pissing down.

There were three ales on draft and numerous bottle of craft types and fancy ciders in bottle/cans on the cold shelf. However, I noted that nobody was drinking bitter and went for safety in Guinness rather than argue with some kid that the beer was foul because it was four in the afternoon and it was the first pint you had pulled today.

Guinness was extra cold and extra expensive at £5. This may not be expensive for London but this was Leeds!!!

Am I allowed to give a zero?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:10 pm

The Beer House, Charring Cross station.

What the Collector said above plus the London one is atmosphere-less, soul-less, suffered from the same lack of beer - I had an Amstel, it tasted suspiciously bitter I felt - and a totally useless barman. 0/10

The Mayflower, Rotherhive - a quality pub, lovely staff, great bar and outside seating area, decent range of ales and beers and lively atmosphere. Clean yet very tiny bogs - uncomfortably so tbh. I had a pint of UBU golden which was excellent as was the Amstel. 8/10

The Adam and Eve, Rotherhive. Phenomenal bar staff. A very drunk Estonian, a proper man mountain, latched on to my mate and I as we both have long hair. He wanted to talk about proper heavy metal - Deep Purple in particular. Being massive fans we were willing to oblige, but when he went and had a piss, a member of the bar staff come over to check if we were ok - which was funny as my mate is a big lump as well - and said if we were being bugged by him they would sling him out. We said he was ok and when he came back we talked to him some more until he couldn't talk any ore and he went home - on is pedal bike!

All in all a proper boozer. Very clean, quality bogs, wide range of ales and wines - they had a lovely red and a top range of whiskey. A double JD and mixer and a large quaityl read wine at appox £12 was decent I felt. 8/10
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:48 pm

Streeties in Canning Town

It's been a hell of a long time since I visited this place (at least 15 years). Nothing seems to have changed, it's still a complete dump that sells lousy beer.
What did slightly surprise me was the amount of young student types in here. Is there a college/Uni nearby, or is it to do with all the blocks of flats that are springing up nearby?
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby woodgreenspur on Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:15 pm

The Hope- Southend on Sea
Ok pint of John Smiths.
Rough and ready pub,but friendly enough.
Good pre gig watering hole
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby The Collector on Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:05 am

mushy wrote:Streeties in Canning Town


Where dat?

Is this the “new” name for the Ordnance?

Just about every pub in Canning Town had gone the last time I went through and I ended up walking to the Abbey for a pint.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby mushy on Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:29 am

No it's not The Ordanace Arms.

You know the Hallsville? AKA The White House?
It's in a road behind there.
The Hallsville has become some sort of restaurant, but Streeties survives as a pub somehow.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bunk on Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:51 pm

WHU Independent wrote:The Mayflower, Rotherhive - a quality pub, lovely staff, great bar and outside seating area, decent range of ales and beers and lively atmosphere. Clean yet very tiny bogs - uncomfortably so tbh. I had a pint of UBU golden which was excellent as was the Amstel. 8/10

Excellent pub that, just a pity it's painfully busy most weekends. In the winter it's not quite so bad luckily.

The Collector wrote:Just about every pub in Canning Town had gone the last time I went through and I ended up walking to the Abbey for a pint.

The Princess Alexandra is open I think, pretty sure it was last time i walked past. Not that it's particularly good. The Abbey still going, though numbers certainly have dropped and i didn't recognise many faces from the Upton Park days. Be a shame if that goes, that and the Black Lion are pretty much the only reason i go back every now and again before West Ham.

Nell Gwynne Tavern, the Strand - Hidden away and perfect to hide in away from work, colleagues, annoying tourists etc. A proper boozer, friendly atmosphere amongst the darkened interior, light barely making its way in. Guinness was good and at under £15 for 3 pints, decent value for the area. Will no doubt be visiting this in the future, espeically in the bleak winter days. 8.5/10.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:48 pm

bunk wrote:Nell Gwynne Tavern, the Strand - Hidden away and perfect to hide in away from work, colleagues, annoying tourists etc. A proper boozer, friendly atmosphere amongst the darkened interior, light barely making its way in. Guinness was good and at under £15 for 3 pints, decent value for the area. Will no doubt be visiting this in the future, espeically in the bleak winter days. 8.5/10.


Love this pub. Had some great nights there. They had an excellent juke box last time I was there playing some banging punk, indie and goth stuff.
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Re: what pub have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:01 pm

The Galvanisers Union, Poplar E14 - It's been taken over again and the prices have crept back to where they were originally. £5.20 for a pint of Roadie on draft - do one. We stuck to wine and I must confess I was seriously impressed with the quality of their Abali (Spanish) - rich, but not overly so, smooth, highly drinkable with a lovely after taste - for just about the price of three pints of Roadie.

The staff were decent, the bogs OK but small-ish, the food looked great but the comedy was so very bad I walked out - a stream of poor comedians topped by some woman from overseas doing observational "comedy" with very poor English, a very low voice and who constantly laughed at her own material. Dreadful.

The Tommy Flowers Poplar E14 It's a top pub and it's just like sitting in your living room with your mates and great bar staff on hand at all times. Only two draft beers (Carlesberg and Guinness) which taste good because they have a very small pip run to the tap and the pipes are cleaned weekly. Also at £3.50/£3.90 a pint respectively, it's great value for money. Ale drinkers have a large bottled selection to choose from Young s special IPA, Doombar Ghost Ship, Trooper (sorry GCRO :) ) , some German braun and Weisse beers, and a wide range of indie IPA's which change regularly. Top music too. Given the fact that it's a short bus ride or walk to the Olympic Park and the stadium (15mins tops) I'm surprised more hammers don't get down there Sat pre and post game.
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