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I'm having a think
It's too difficult
but here: http://www.ivebeenthere.co.uk/tips/7594
is an amzing place to drink and eat.
I also like the Rose Tavern in Norwich
for the uninitiated, its an average wetherspoons with terrible acoustics
of violent looking people.
but i LOVE the hobbit in portswood southampton. cos gollums are lsuh and they have an ace jukebox and its where i first saw marcus's band play. and it has the most awesome beer garden ever, great for a sneaky shmoke.
it was big lols.
we played about 3 improv joy division covers
did u like it?
the room the bands play in is TINY
your won BBQ there, fab
where is it again?
they hold the BBQ contest.
then I'll just be adding to my competition. It's a secret.
full of lovely people and a lovely environment. I shall be there on saturday, dressed as han solo, and ever so horrendously jrunk!
to Jesters after!
i've never been to jesters, ever. i think when the hobbit closes at 3, the plan is to just go home, if i haven't already done so - i don't have the staying power anymore to stay out and carry on drinking.
for their drink the bar dry. I had this weird orange alcoholic slush puppy thing. true story.
my friends are pestering me to come home this weekend so i might venture there if i do go....
it's fancy dress and you have to dress as something beginning with H. My costume is the aceness, an i have a water pistol instead of laser - i intend to be a drunken menace
i promise i won't* shoot you with my water pistol.
hmm ^that sounds a bit dodgy
* Although I will.
maybe i will then! its only gonna be your crew dressed up as things beginning with h tho innit?
you could convince Jamie Summers and neecho to come too if you wanted other people to talk to
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in Upper street. Many a good memory from there.
here are my favourites where I've lived:
Cirencester - The Nelson Inn: cheap, open to underage drinking, good jukebox, band room, shaped like a boat!
Birmingham - the Flapper and Firkin: lovely secret setting by the canal, fantastic band venue, cheap, you can sneak in your own alcohol and drink it outside under the bridge bit in the summer.
London - The Red Lion, Soho - cheap for London, no music, lots of space, cosy seats.
...no? Ok, the Hobgoblin on Cowley Road.
but i've only been there once or twice, so it can't really be my favourite in the world.
I wouldn't describe it as 'nice' so much though...
not a nice pub? Oxford people are spoilt :P
is that a different pub?
I've never been to that one. The other hobgoblin is nice though.
I've walked past it...looks a bit small inside...
downstairs bit. with a good jukebox. and really nice beer. You should go!
Ages 20-23 - The Dolphin
Ages 24-26 - The Hobgoblin
I think that was the last time I went in to a pub
an honourable mention to The Catherine Wheel, god bless pubs that serve underage kids
Pineapple Kentish Town
Cock and Dragon, St Albans
The outside wall of the urban bar, Whitechapel
never heard of it and I used to live there!
In this tiny village where a friend lives, and we always go there and drink whisk[e]y and look proper cool. It's very beautiful, and has the most wonderful canine resident.
but I'd say it would be The Stoke House - best view in the world.
Either that, or anything along the foreshore in Nice, France.
I like views with water.
The Bluff Inn in Hayle, Cornwall.
Awful pub, but the view is amazing
call The Stoke House a pub though...but it's very nice indeed.
in Kingston!! ;D
a pub is a place you go for booze to me, no more.
pub culture is one of my favourite things about this country.
if i ever end up with a "local" where everyone knows who i am and what i'm going to order, I WILL MOVE.
I got close once - they used to charge me last years prices because I complained when the price of a pint went above £1.80.
I love the fact I have a local and everyone knows who I am and I can go in and feel totally relaxed after a day at work, or whatever.
The Queens Head, Maldon, or The Jolly Sailor, Heybridge Basin.
The Old Coffee House
The Blue Posts
The Red Lion
if I had to pick one.
Maybe some Southampton DiSsers have been there?
and I'm not from Southampton
the Railway Inn in Winchester, but I haven't been back in a few yrs and apparently it's changed. I loved the Hobbit in Soton when that was my local. Where I am now nearly all pubs are to be avoided.
although it has changed a wee bit, some of the changes are bad but some are good (like table football!).
but it seems better than it really is because most of the pubs in Winch are shite.
I heard they got rid of the beanbags at the Railway, this disappoints me greatly (although I could never get up off those things when drunk)
but there's not much else is there.
I never went to the black boy much, it was at the wrong end of town, whereas the Railway was just round the corner.
was ok too. I loved Winchester, I miss it muchly. I used to treat myself to a sharing platter at the county arms on Romsey road when I was in halls. The Exchange was ok too, bit expensive though.
and looking at vaguely pretty barmaids, but apart from that it's nothing special
the Old Market Inn?
Miner's Arms, Church Gresley
The Royal Oak (I think), Stapenhill
The Cornhill Vaults (now defunct, boo :()
Horse & Groom
Any of the two pubs on the Lune, neither of which I can remember the name of.
That one next to the castle
The small one with the secret garden at the back
(my memory is terrible, goddamit)
Old Coffee House
so far The Hatchet
across the road from Manchester's fifth ave - the drinks aren't that cheap and its usually full of scene kids on their way to Satan's, but it's been my house of choice since i was 16.
Man and Sycthe in Bolton for having Thatcher's on tap.
They have pilsner urquell on tap. It's at the bottom of my road. It's next to the Thames. My flatmates and I won the pub quiz 9 weeks in a row. We used to get booed in there and everything. So that's it for the moment because I can't pick from the rest of the myriad of other pubs.
Perhaps the Dove, Broadway market street. Reminds me of sundays in the summer, when life was more idyllic. Halcyon days!
The Sun, Huntingdon is the pub I've had the highest number of fun nights out in.
The George, Dalston is my favourite in London.
The Coffee House, Soho is my favourite for sport watching.
The Kingston Arms, Cambridge is great for ale and food (although the standard of food seems to have dropped).
Salisburys just a bit random
didnt think anyone any further than Southampton would have been there.
The White Horse, Old Cross Tavern and The Barge in Hertford
King William, Old Duke, Cat and Wheel and The Ship in Bristol
I remember very much liking the Hobgoblin in Bath as well.
The Elephants Head in Camden on Saturday nights.
I'm also fond of the White Horse near Islington, because it is full of people who are drunk and fighting and selling you dodgy DVDs and stuff they've nicked.
The Blackbird in Earls Court before Chelsea matches. The Hollywood afterwards.
according to my Mam (that's 'Nan' to you, Theo) it hasn't changed since the 1940's. If you aren't completely shit faced after 3 pints you are sarkyfox.
The Hairy Lemon - awesome jukebox
Doyles - skanky, brilliant.
Queens Head, Brook Green - like having a country pub, but in central
The Dove - by the river in hammersmith, has the smallest bar in britain. so nice.
In central.... after being introduced to the coffee house, it's high up there.
The Angel behind centre point i like too. i don't know why. it's cheap, has a dartboard and isn't as faceless as some other sam smiths pubs.
The George on gt portland st (i think. or is it the cock? i forget) - a really nice sam smiths pub with LOADS of seats upstairs. and a hilarious emo barman :)
bottom of Carnaby Street. It's just a nice little place. I like the atmosphere as well.
purely because of the memories.
my local and absorber of much of my money, the only bad thing i can say is its not as cheap as a wetherspoons. and its full of bitter old men. and attractive women come in very rarely (and always with boyfriends).
apart from that, awesome pub. great music from the indie/oldies canon, and though you will hear freebird every night the variety is pretty good. plus you've got a dartboard, a quiz machine, MANY acoustic guitars with which to play (and some bongos), and loads of crap adorning the walls (including a massive selection of comedy hats to prance around in when pissed up). overall, worthy of being my local
Marilyns, Bloomingburg, NY
and my local, the Somerton Inn, which is being knocked down in June and having apartments built on it. The cunts.
It's a shithole but I always went in with my dad when he was alive and I know everyone in it.
Many pissed nights in there... Do I know you?
The Crown in Belfast
Firebug in Leicester
the basement in edinburgh
the elephants head in camden
fighting cocks in kingston
There's some I like.
although we did chat about Melbourne on here once before.
I walked into the George for the first time in 6 years in December and it smelt and looked exactly the same as I remembered.
It's the epitome of a proper pub.
When I worked in Melbourne the post-work Friday beer in there was the perfect start to the weekend.
Always saw it as a 'venue' rather than a pub.
Although mega plus points for the beer garden, if it's still there.
and Espy was the only one I went to, always heard heaps about it from mates
yeah definitely a 'venue pub'
near byker bridge in newcastle
Real ale and Trans Am. Yes.
in belsize park. it wins at life.
Amazing food, huge beer garden surrounded by trees with NO noise from the nearby road, massive selection of European beers, great wine list, the best fry up I have ever had, half decent music, live gigs in the bar now and then, summer all-dayers, and on certain days of the year the wind blows through the trees in the beer garden and THOUSANDS of white petals float down like snow.
I practically lived there in summer of 2004, DJ'ed our "End Of The World Disco" once a week, it was at the end of my road and my bedsit was like an oven so their garden became my garden.
Nice little tucked away space round the back so you can ignore their massive screen if there's football on or whatever. There's usually someone I know in there as well. Plus it has Twisted upstairs roughly every other Saturday. And bands now and then as well. Opens 'till 2am as well.
Gets too busy on the weekend though, but that's the same as most places.
Honorable mentions: The Rummer Tavern. Comfyis, nice looking place. Food is okay, and there's a seat by the window. If you sit there long enough then you're guaranteed to spot someone you know walking by.
The Goat Major -well comfy little place. They have a gas fire on in winter. One of my fondest memory was sitting in a really comfy chair one winter's night. Supping at my Guinness, watching the snow fall outside.
City Arms on Thursday for Thursday Night Twisted.
-all of these are in Cardiff by the way.
i especially like the goat major, although it was better before they did it up!
dunno about favourite in the world though, it's just a nice local.