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Maybe that one on Kings Cross Platform 1?
my vote goes to the Wetherspoons at liverpool st station.
My main problem with that place is it's full of wankers
would do: lit up like a public toilet, echoing people noise, and never more than a few minutes to the next yob fight. one candidate would be Moon on the Square (or called something similar) in Bournemouth.
I haven't been in there for about 3 years.
for a penny under a fiver!
Imagine never having to leave!
night there once after passing out below a table.
He was woken up by a cleaner and claims to have breakfasted on a pint and some salty nuts.
Vic bars used to do really funny metal nights, but yes, the clientele's a little, er, unrefined?
It was turned down. Fuck knows how that would have panned out.
in Birmingham New St station as well.
Pretty much any pub on a station platform anywhere
Pretty much any pub called 'The Station' or 'The Railway'. There are exceptions, but by and large: the pub nearest the station will be somewhere you really, really don't want to be.
I HATE THAT PUB! TERRRIBLE!
The Pig And Whistle in Walthamstow. I've seen it shut at 9.30 on a thursday night. Shan't be long now...
I walk through Walthamstow there seems to be another pub that has closed down. Have people stopped drinking there in the last couple of years or something?
I characterise it as a kind of manifestation of that disease that makes bees desert their hives and fly off in random directions to die. But with alcoholics.
It's weird because there's a lot of recently refurbished pubs in that area now. It's just no-one wants to drink in them.
I had a friend who was a barmaid at the Nag's Head/Castle and they seemed like really nice pubs but often emptyish. On the other hand the Huge spoons in Leytonstone is at least half full all day. :/
are fucking ludicrous... In Melbourne pubs shut at 1am, bars at 3am, and clubs 9am. I'm still not used to the laws here after 8 years.
haven't applied for the last 2 years.... Most pubs in town now stay open past 11 on weekends.
are countable on one hand.
I was on the piss with Shadow in Guildford. What a night.
Go see a Doctor.
God's waiting room. Some characters drink in there, it's just a shame they're all on the verge of death.
this is also a Wetherspoons.
my housemate used to work there. The old men used to queue up, waiting for it to open.
with Tinker from Lovejoy?
One of them had links to the BNP. Can't remember which.
Bromsgrove. Another Wetherspoons. Sensing a trend?
just read a story in the local paper about some bastard pubco taking over the swan in leek, and "taking it from the 70's and into the 21st century" .... stop! leave it in the seventies you cunts! the pub is the finest part of english culture and heritage and seeing good old boozers ripped apart breaks my heart ....
just because of how smug a lot of the regulars are.
council estate pubs are the best. If it's your estate and you're top boy then maybe but otherwise no
old pubs that are boarded up or on the verge of being are such a saddening sight. especially around east london.
the britannia just off burdett road towards bow way has my vote. it has an old to let sign on it and faded foot high grafiti letters on the sign of the building that spell out 'go home now' in obvious reference to the asian community surrounding it. although i doubt the owners of the pub had much to do with it.
its clientele is a mixture of old cockney men, clad in medals and scuffed mis-matching suits, nose and cheeks both red due to years of drinking and the odd skinhead or bloke clad in tracksuit that immediately surround it. that place is definitley on borrowed time.
despite this however, the few times me and friends went in, the bar staff were pretty damn friendly, made free sandwiches and stuff for us and they always wished us good day and said thanks for coming. which can't be said about some of the more 'trendier' drinking holes down shoreditch way. its such a shame people dont frequent pubs in the same way as they used to.
ive never been inside, but there was a machine machine dumped in the beer garden for about 2 years.
it was in fact
got "machine machine" stuck in my head to the tune of "Denis Denis" by Blondie
is an epic shithole and possibly the darkest pub in Manchester. Feels like walking into the abyss.
but it is dark as fuck, especially in winter.
Depends how define 'depressing', I suppose - I'd rather go in Wethers than that sports bar in Piccadilly station. Asked them to put the cricket on in there once and they wouldn't, because MTV was on. Then there's the Yates's on Portland Street, which is all plastic and shite. Ordered a burger in there one time and it came to me on a fucking baguette.
The Circus Tavern is the pub to be seen in in Manchester, if you ask me.
It is now an area of flattened land, awaiting the construction of 'exclusive apartments'.
That's pretty depressing.
The Dolphin - recently the site of yet another murder. Utter shithole
The Pines and every other pub past that point and through Winton continuing into Springbourne
Every pub in Boscombe
Bar:ME and the Yates Wine Lodge on Old Christchurch Road
near where I grew up, they didn't pay their electricity bill but still openend for service with the use of candlelight. My brother was glassed there. It is not pretty.
that had dog shit on the table in the beer 'garden'.
Quickest 'quick pint' ever.
there i thought you meant the full moon (bottom of gloucester rd) and i was going to say hell no.
The Rochester Castle in Stoke Newington is full of coughing, dying men. Same can be said for the spoons in lewisham. can't remember what it's called but it is quite, quite bad.
I've been for the nice cheapo breakfasts and there are always sad old men there on their 3rd pint already. it's pretty horrible :(
What were you doing in there?
It's a Parachute Regiment pub or at least it was until they moved to Colchester.
you mean platform 8?
you mean i'm a massive pedant?
The squaddie one I made the mistake of wandering into in Colchester.
in Battersea. I'm not joking.