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I really, really, really want to go in there...
not long/short stay, it implies that your stay will be a short one :D
It's alright, just a bit tiny.
The one next to the Whittington Hospital in Archway on the other hand... I only went in for a piss and nearly got a pasting.
Where the emphasis is on the Charlie
A guy got yelled at by the staff for drinking so much that he passed out. He was ejected, but he burst back in 5 minutes later, clutched his stomach and collapsed on the floor. The bar staff eventually called an ambulance after a debate about whether he was serious. He was groaning and shouting for an ambulance. As the staff carried him outside, Don't Fear the Reaper came on the stereo.
And weirdly in my old hometown of Ashford there was a rough as hell part of town called Stanhope with a pub called The Nelson which looked like you'd be glassed on entry.
...little bit on the rough side but it's fine.
And I drink in there every Wednesday after I play football.
Never seen any trouble. Staff are friendly enough.
I really want to find the pub they used in that that was called 'The Rock'.
It looks brilliant.
...I mean rough as fuck.
-fuckin mickey edwards!
-oh fuck. 'e couldnt score in a fucking brothel.......YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAARRRR THERES ONLY ONE MICKEY EDWARDS!
that YOU, and YOU, are FUCKIN' OLD BILL!
In my experience.
someone should email this idea to graham norton
can honestly imagine him doing a little piece on his show where they laugh at different examples on his telly
only for about four months thank fuck
Looks horrendous, and is
Are they actually open?
Drove past just the other week and saw three very contented looking gents leaning on the wall watching the world go by. There's an exceptionally busy car boot sale that takes place opposite.
The second one: don't think so. But I don't think it looked much different when it was open.
How about this one?: http://is.gd/aC8gOP Open. But only bothers on match days, apparently.
And for balance, here's a 2-for-1: http://is.gd/9xm4ws The other one is just along the road.
A couple more along the same road (between me anf the city centre): http://is.gd/jpE4i0 & http://is.gd/9F09qv (pan to your reverse on the second one for the actual brewery!)
This one, not so much for the pub (which, splendidly, has coppers outside), but as an excuse to shoehorn in the now burnt down place next door: http://is.gd/JLbkCv
Surely the most post-ironic statement ever
from the Bristol Bar, its like "LOOK HOW RANGERS WE NEED TO BE IN THE EAST END" Bridgeton has some crackers too
The MacKinnons google street view actually has police outside talking with a 'patron'
and that place opposite, and the Tolbooth, which has the worst toilets I've ever seen. There's not actually enough room to shut the cubicle door, so they cut a hole in it the size and shape of the toilet so there's room to close it.
This is the local my Dad used to take us to and leave us outside, unattended. Ah, the early 90s. Halcyon days.
THOSE ARE AMAZING.
The things that must happen in those two places... just imagine.
I've bookmarked this thread for the next time I'm sad/bored. There's no way that pub/club combo ain't cheering me up...
...but I know the Red Cow. Just round the back of the QMC yeah? Me and some mates went for a drink there one afternoon for a laugh... we've made better decisions.
Yeah the red cow is rough. The giant fibre glass cow head is classy though.
The Coracle in Penlan
I've driven past here when there have been horses tied up outside, like some saloon
...I get the bus past it frequently and I've never, ever considered going in. Not even for a second.
Had a beer or two in there after I got my GCSE results.
at least it has a new sign and new doors now!
HUGE love for West Brewery <3
We used to have band practice/recording in Urban Studios round the corner from London Road and I was tense as all fuck walking through the place. I thought they'd be able to smell my Catholic upbringing on me.
(i am from glasgow) (i love glasgow)
It's now the pub with no name.
Uninviting pubs in Glasgow?
mebbes dig a couple more out later :-)
this one's down the docks in the red light district.
Trying desperately to think of somewhere that rivals a lot of these and can't. Top work!
with a mate who knows the game, so you agree to a 'no Brazil' rule to even things up a bit. Glasgow's East End being the Brazil of uninviting pub locales.
On our way out of town from where we were staying we drove through a pretty rough area. We passed a pub called The Jester or something depressingly ironic like that. It was under a leaky bridge in a kind of semi-industrial area - the windows were made of cheap wood and it was painted black and blue, think it had pebbledashed side walls. Looked like the grimmest place ever. Wish I could find a picture of it, as it would definitely be right up there!
To Let. http://bit.ly/mIYrzM
Blue as fuck. http://bit.ly/l20qJO
My ACTUAL favourite bar in Aberdeen. SRS. http://bit.ly/lNWGao
It's one of the biggest things i miss about Aberdeen
Wasn't that bad actually. But then we did go in on a Thursday afternoon because we were giant pussies.
stubbornly out of place, and full of the scariest looking people...
i think i've posted before about the hobbgoblinish guy i saw leave the hunstman who then immediately racially attacked a woman and her child :( it is like it's been there since before rusholme was incorporated into manchester in the nineteenth century and all the people who go there are the descendants of a few hundred "indigenous" inhabitants and its their last refuge from the immigrants who have populated the area for most of the past 50 years.
but in my imagination, they are.
The Clarendon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/878829859/lightbox/
The Ark Royal: http://www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/2060695816/in/set-72157606382920567/lightbox/
So is now a friendly hipster pub. Still shitty inside though.
The Forresters: http://bit.ly/jpnqE6
(Note the Live Sort (sic))
Robin's Bar: http://bit.ly/iEIk1C
I've been on a pub crawl through Canton several times, nothing wrong with any pubs along there
They just don't look very inviting from the outside. That said, I did once see someone lying outside the Forresters in pool of blood (they were being attended to - I didn't just ignore them and walk past like a twat).
The New Penny Farthing: http://bit.ly/iIStWK
Opposite Lime Street?
It's behind the Empire
That one seems uninviting.
the brazen head: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bridgeton+rail+station&aq=&sll=55.849198,-4.222913&sspn=0.003716,0.011362&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bridgeton+Rail+Station&ll=55.849668,-4.228499&spn=0.000468,0.00142&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=55.849668,-4.228499&panoid=d-sXA1PQERZsJnw4E4y0ug&cbp=12,73.1,,0,1.02
star bar: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bridgeton+rail+station&aq=&sll=55.849198,-4.222913&sspn=0.003716,0.011362&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bridgeton+Rail+Station&ll=55.849668,-4.228499&spn=0.000468,0.00142&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=55.849668,-4.228499&panoid=d-sXA1PQERZsJnw4E4y0ug&cbp=12,73.1,,0,1.02
you want the link from the top right instead of the URL in the address bar. anyway, these are what you're after, i think:
the brazen head: http://is.gd/ZJitoY
star bar: http://is.gd/P3Ds68 (3 course lunch for £2.50, next to a gravestone seller, pan to the left for an alternative)
where the driver change on the bus services going south. :D
to avoid pasting MEGALINX
just along from the dancin', opposite each other, under the same bridge
just around the corner from the dancin':
is called TRON PAWN...
Is actually pretty decent inside, its location (surrounded by a car park on a busy road) does it no favours
I've been in there! It was quite a sad old place. I used to live on Lucas St.
and christopher road for a while. On the other hand, The Chemic - most inviting pub ever?
http://is.gd/Qt5mR2 (this one change colour if you click to zoom in on it!)
and after you've done a pub crawl of all of the above, and can't manage the journey home, this place is well positioned if you need a bed for the night: http://is.gd/rM0Je3
so, on balance, it's one of the better streets in the UK
I would hazard a guess that this Deli is not as perfect as it looks
but while we're on the subject, let's add the boozer four doors to the left of it.
On the basis that it's the least frightening looking pub in close proximity to Urban. I don't remember it being horrendous.
there are a few absolute dives near my house in manchester (rusholme/longsight). the sort of places where they lock the door behind you. cosmic horror.
any helsinki beauts?
watching the old man scurry across the road between this place and the bookies opposite is less than life-affirming
there is more than one (I think)
Doesn't look toooo bad but, honestly, it's terrifying.
Good fucking Lord. I can't find a picture of the side entrance, which looks like a portal to a poorly-constructed hell, but the reviews and front-on picture should be enough.
This one's not local.
Doesn't look too bad, but, fuck me, I'd genuinely rather go into 95% of the ones I've linked to before going back to that one.
But it's an absolute hole filled with terrifying people. I saw two domestics in 15 minutes and a woman start a fight with one hand while rocking a pram with the other. In the middle of the afternoon.
nothing in London matches up to the horrors of the north, but
is in one of the ugliest buildings ever.
But its hardly the sort of place you'd pop in to for a pint if you didn't know it.
Doesn't actually look too bad from the pic, you'll have to imagine the St George Crosses and starey racist old men who are a permanent fixture on the bench.
The King Billy in Exeter: http://bit.ly/sgK76M
I have more good memories of this pub than any man reasonably should...
I remember once going there with a friend on a Tuesday when were both skinted to take advantage of their happy hour Tuesday. It was about £1.50 a pint and the pub was empty except for one old man, yet was blaring out obscenely loud trance music. It was 1pm
when it was still called Strikers. its a strange place. The Horse and Groom in Heavitree was full of lunatics
"all friendly people welcome"
Friday evenings, on the way home, are always slightly concerning.
Apparently it's quite nice, actually.
in so many of the pubs mentioned in this thread. I'm scum.
as it was the only pub nearby showing gaelic football and she said the staff were lovely. It just looks grim.
Think the reviews sum it up nicely:
They're going to be shattered.
All I can say is stay away from this strange place.. it's an absolute sh*t hole. Girls are illegal, but they'll suck you off in the toilets for about £4, plus a pound tip. The manager insists on watching though. Your call...
not particularly uninviting i just love it.
I think The Lampost http://is.gd/jpE4i0 has closed down now.
shut down last month after a bloke got shot dead in there.
this bloke got popped at the bar:
turns out it had already been closed down once for being a hive of organised crime activity. I always found it near-impossible to tell whether it was open or not whenever I went past, but I can't say I was ever tempted to nip in and see for myself.
can't say I've ever been in, The Crescent across the road is alright but it's been ages since I was last in there. The New Oxford on Bexley Square across from the magistrates court is decent as well, but I don't tend to go boozing down that end of Chapel Street often because it's generally a bit of a dive.
It's really nice.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that demolishing the Flat Iron is a crime against humanity.
it's been bulldozed to make way for the new and 'improved' Shopping City, apparently.
but definitely these two
Star & Garter
Looks terrible, but it is actually OK. It has a 24 hour license at one point.
used to date a barmaid in there so free drinks for me.
I would nominate The Rope Walk in bedminster.
Think it's called The Apple Tree, that looks petrifying.
spin the view around and it's like looking at a shit 1960s Dubai
St Pauls has some lovely ones
The Criterion: http://tinyurl.com/6uej2a7
This place: http://tinyurl.com/7qg8jeu
Is now called the Jamaica Inn I believe. Someone got killed in the Criterion a few years ago.
When facing the Criterion, there is a lorry full of what looks like Lamb carcasses. Behind that is the Prince Of Wales. That looks terrifying. I am not sure it comes across on the streetview, but I don't even like being stuck in traffic next to those pubs.
I've yet to brave any of them.
Is a bloody lovely pub, only round the corner. It looks kind of inviting
I think it's only the trilogy of pubs you mentioned that have the fear factor in this area
was The Old England
that's purely because it is known as a dealers hangout, and I went there to buy some stuff about a week after a raid. I left quickly.
I have friends who have fairly interesting stories about going to The Old England to buy things...
but none of them captured it well enough. And the Streetviews of the Bulldog and Fellowship in Filton don't do them justice.
The Bear and Rugged Staff in Southmead always looks mildly terrifying: http://bit.ly/wnHOte
I've actually been in there. I didn't die.
I also wouldn't go in the criterion. Two murders in the last few years
That carwash is a subway now.
makes me shudder every time.
Britain's roughest pubs, apparently...
I've always fancied doing that, but seeing I average one trip to Glasgow every 10 years and have yet to indulge.
though as some replied there said, I'd stay North of the river
Never had any bother in any of the establishments we've gone into. Only particularly bad one is the one in Ibrox, think it's called the Stadium bar, or similar. Obvious reasons.
Otherwise, keep to whichever pub is nearest the subway stop for each destination and you won't go too far wrong. Some absolute belting places too, The Laurieston at Bridge Street in particular is great.
in most of these above establishments. I wouldn't however step foot in here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/5695373643/
I walk past it often. There's usually a gang on pikeys loitering around the entrance and it actually smells form the outside. That said, anyone fancy a pint here some time?
On the side of a motorway ffs. http://is.gd/jKHmpg
ordered a brandy and coke and the coke came from a warm and flat two litre bottle of (i think) aldi coca-cola. great stuff.
What did you expect?
but because so many people were coming in with alcohol related illnesses they just gave up and made it into a pub.
Middlesbrough's finest Caribbean themed nightclub
hope this works..
but that's Middlesbrough main train station hiding in the background of the shot. Fucking christ :'D
they've built a lot of cheap office space to be used by student business ventures. But the bongo live on.
Every time I walk past this beauty right by West Croydon station I tell myself I'll bump this thread and put a photo in it. I always forget. Good bump!
I present to you ... The Gipsy Tavern
(This photo doesn't do it complete justice but I'm too stupid to work out how to link to google street view)
I had 1st year halls round the corner from this one. When served out pints we were (kindly) told we should drink quickly then leave by the guy behind the bar. Never went back. http://goo.gl/maps/JMQ93
I stayed a few doors down from this one. It was actually ok when I went in a couple of times but the locals scared one of my mates off when he decided to wait in there for me. He wouldn't come near the street after that. http://goo.gl/maps/1yIKN
I've been in a couple of the Glasgow ones (near the Barras) which were just about passable and the Auld St Clements in Aberdeen (I really needed to piss but it was properly scary) but I don't remember the St Andrews one being too bad (it was my mate's local)
that i pass each day on the bus to work
I've been in there, it was just a run down old locals pub with bad beer and horse racing blaring on the TV.
alhough this place is nearby
how it got a grade 2 listing i don't know. the place is breathtakingly ugly
Always think it looks monstrously grim.
I suppose back when it was designed and built it was a state-of-the-art vision of the future. Like the Central Library/Paradise Forum and the old Bull Ring in Birmingham.
Bars on the windows, shutters on the doors, frequented by some rather unsavoury characters.
http://goo.gl/maps/MgO0f - used to live on the next street to this. tried to go for a pint once. members only.
http://goo.gl/maps/KoE2Z - reckon this might have shut down though
PS. excellent thread bump
I give you Bethnal Green's "The Shakespear"
I'm not having a bad word said against it. Or any of the pubs down Bethnal Green Road for that matter.
The Salmon and Ball feels like home. In fact, it IS home :(
The Misty Moon is open surprisingly late when it wants to be.
The Old George is fantastic.
You'd have to be mad to go in the Marquis of Cornwallis but I love the fact it's there and still full of crazy punters.
but when I first moved here it was the roughest pub on the stretch. Almost got thumped just for having the audacity to go in.
Around the same time as The Camel
What happened there? I knew the Camel was closed (not sure why mind) but The Sun? I thought it was doing a booming trade.
Both closed within days of each other and seemingly with little notice. One day the Sun's Facebook was advertising the new ales on tap. 2 days later they announced they were closing down the following Saturday. Don't know if its because of rents or whatever. My 2 fave locals gone!
The Camel closed because of a lease negotiation issue:
The Sun is currently for sale, but I am unsure as to why:
I saw you mention the Old George above, that's turned gastro now too. Le sigh.
I... have no faith. No faith in anything anymore.
I'd describe it as "not shit".
Lived 1 minute away never went in.
Any pub that needs a no guns sign on the front door isn't that inviting
Never seen that place before.
council estate pub, gone now i imagine
this place is truly amazing
They have special brew in bottles behind the bar like it's a real drink.
When I was there my friend got given a glass with dried lipstick marks on it. He took it back and they replaced it with a totally confused expression and no apparent understanding of what was the problem. I later noticed they'd given the same glass, uncleaned, to a lady on another table.
An old man was trying to start fights with anyone. A friend of mine later went in the loo and saw him standing at the urinal, asleep with his head against the wall
I want to go there again.
next time I'm visiting London and have time to kill before getting the train home.
it is absolutely fine in there. Good few ales if I remember. Atmosphere ok/no threat of violence in the air
rebuild the hole in the wall
I have no idea how you even get to it. It's right near a bus stop I always use and I'm massively intrigued.