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Hats off to this old fella, I think this is how I want to end my days.
its the only good pub near me for a 7 mile radius
I like the guy in this story. He "packed in his 60-a-day Woodbine habit in 1970" when he was in his 60s. This fella is indestructable.
I guess she just thought 'fuck it'.
just PREFARBLE to other places in the vacinity.
kik essay, full of northern pub clichés describing his local in depth.
Do you think when he goes down the pub, he just migrates from table to table, trying to talk to people about DiS?
you must be mistaken.
and it's boarded up.
Was that a warning before you enter the pub?
Did someone actually get paid for writing that?
I'm saying that, but right now I'm in the middle of making a flow chart demonstrating the correct method of washing one's hands with both rubbing alcohol and soap'n'water.
Shouldn't have put "REALLY GOOD AT DRAWING HANDS" on my CV...
no? i'm out
Shall we do that 'post a picture of your local from Google Streetview' thing again? I enjoyed that last time.
this is mine: http://tinyurl.com/the-rom
well, it's closer, but i've only been twice. i hang out at the woody a lot, which i suspect you'll think is just as bad, but it's a really nice place, and the beer garden is the best. i probably spend as much time in the pen&wig on average though.
the pen and wig, cracking pub that, it was my local for 5 years when I lived round the corner from it.
more so than the staff in the woody
two real pubs with low ceiling and ale. the great eastern and the nelson.
one chrome nightmare. no idea what it's called.
two transitional. the george and the office.
one gig pub. the prince albert.
It combines two of my favourite things: Shiny metal and negative experiences.
this has tempted me.
but why's he drinking Carling? Hasn't the pub got any real beer?
maybe he's one of these people that have defective taste buds.
(that said, I like Carling, so yah boo sucks to you, indie mumblers)
ie, it's full of ugly people and children are left unattended on the pavement outside.
What's the name of the pub?
on agar grove
but I go to the the Crowbar a fair bit
The Harcourt Arms & The Radcliffe Arms.
One is very good, the other is, er, not.
the bookbinders like? i wanna go there some day
In a dramatic change from every other Green King pub in Oxford, it has more than just IPA/Old Speckled Hen on tap - normally a decent range of guest ales.
Budvar as well. Its nice and cosy and there's a good back room. Boardgames as well.
The one thing that riles people is all the wacky stuff on the walls, trainset on the roof and "old" nicknacks. I'm told these aren't actually old and were just shipped in when it got done-up a few years back.
i'll check it out this weekend.
i like the royal oak a bit. usually alright ales with a decent vibe. easy from town too.
It's opposite my house, everybody knows my name, what I drink and who I support. We get lock-ins, good times and preferential treatment. I fucking love it.
It's The Hemingford Arms, here:
you care very little.
It's a great pub.
You would turn around and stare for that to be fair.
It only really falls down in comparison to the magpie and pigeon, and perhaps the blackbird, otherwise, it's a fairly medium-sized bird, I'd say.
Mind you, I wouldn't call it a Throstle either.
Always think of trying that when I cycle passed on my way home
all within five minutes walk of my flat:
A decision is made based on the occasion.
It does Harveys and is an old man pub serving amazing food, making it pretty much perfect. No Sky Sports News, but somehow it doesn't really miss it.
I suppose my other 'local' is the Coffee House, but that's in Soho.
We're there on Sunday by the way, to watch Newcastle get relegated. Stat.
Count me very much in.
Do I watch the team I love play an ultimately inconsequential match or the team I hate plummet from the top flight?
but if they did and that sent Newcastle down, I maybe could live with that.
Imagine if Newcastle are beating Villa comfortably and their game finishes a minute before Sunderland-Chelsea and Hull-Man Utd, it looks like they've gone up and then Sunderland and Hull both score last minute winners. IMAGINE IT!
Shadenfreude and cider: it's what Sundays were made for.
I'm inviting myself. I am going to love it when Toon go down and Alan Shearer has to come back to MOTD next season to Alan Hansen's smug face; love it.
How's the accent coming along?
that'll be somewhere near the top.
but only because of the wonderful scenario that just came to me as I was typing a response above.
Thanks to a vitriolic older brother, even I hate Newcastle.
brilliant name and all of 3 mins away.
The Ram and Shackle when I'm in the north
The Fox and Firkin south
Full of cunts
The beer's quite good and the jukebox plays nu-metal hits from 2001.
of my two locals, one has football on the telly and customers that fight each other, and there are usually bermondsey dogs tied up outside it demanding money with menaces.
the other was a pleasant but overpriced gastropub and it closed about two weeks ago.
there is nowhere else local for me to booze but my mates don't live anywhere near me anyway, so it matters little.
Oh how I love the rockabilly goodness!
It's like being in the bar out of Buffy.
lovely but expensive, i spend more time in angel wetherspoons, which is also very close
Best ale in town.
my newest one is my favourite:
Excellent real ale and reasonable prices. Only downside is that it's sometimes hard to get a seat.