"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by Shoulders?-Stomach!, August 17, 2021, 10:18:59 PM
Quote from: Tony Tony Tony on August 18, 2021, 08:46:24 AMOn the subject of pubs that still exist, whenever I get to Nottingham always love a visit to Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. If you are in at a quiet time and climb to the top 'room' hey you are drinking in a real cave and can pretend you are in the Flintstones or summat.
Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 18, 2021, 09:17:32 AMShame about the chain ownership and tourists but even then I didn't find it spoils Ye Olde Trip too much, and it's lovely on weekdays. As you say, with the caves, there's nothing else like it.I like Ye Olde Mitre too, though it is rarely open when I'm in London (nearly always weekends). Quite cosy and generally superior without having a load of tacky 'A GHOST WAS SEEN HERE' shite either.Definitely two of the superior Ye Oldes.
Quote from: phes on August 18, 2021, 09:39:30 AMA bar you can sit/stand at and meet people. One that has been built to accommodate and promote that. That's pretty much number one for me. In contradiction to this my favourite pub in the country does not really have an appealing bar at which to sit. But it does everything else. The Brudenell. Has retained its soul while developing two gig venues, a giant garden, keeping their huge pool and snooker room, shows football without being a shithole, ok to great beer at good prices, heavy community involvement, wide variation of cast of customers. Has locals, has a more transient group keeping it fresh, has consistency and great heart and motovation in management.
Quote from: Neville Chamberlain on August 18, 2021, 10:47:23 AMI've always been a fan of hotel bars, too, for some reason - watching people come and go, check in and out, dragging their suitcases behind them, consulting maps with confused faces. It has a calming effect - until it dawns on me that I've just paid €10 for a beer, the stupid berk I am
Quote from: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on August 18, 2021, 10:46:19 AMWhat's that pub called in Nottingham that's really small, but bands also play there? There's graffiti all over the walls in and around the bogs, usually by the bands themselves, John Robin's written something on the walls there, blummin typical, gets everywhere, so he does. Has quite a bike's bar ambience about it. Been mentioned in these kind of threads before.
Quote from: Blinder Data on August 18, 2021, 10:32:23 AMThere's lots of bars in the Merchant City
Quote from: Neville Chamberlain on August 18, 2021, 10:47:23 AMThere was also a lovely theatre bar (nominally members-only) in central London that I used to go for pre-gig drinks, but I've completely forgotten where it was and what it was called...
Quote from: king_tubby on August 18, 2021, 11:34:54 AMThe Betsey Trotwood cancelled my friends' wedding reception with less than a week's notice so they can fuck right off.
Quote from: RetroRobot on August 18, 2021, 08:29:58 AMLove The Rutland Arms in Sheffield and Wharf Chambers in Leeds. Proper lefty hangout spots with good food and drink, as well as great events.
Quote from: Neville Chamberlain on August 18, 2021, 10:34:44 AMThe Lincolnshire Poacher in Nottingham is still my favourite pub ever, closely followed by The Victoria in Beeston. Oh, and if you love caves but are looking for something a little more intimate, I can't recommend the Hand & Heart (Nottingham, again) highly enough.
Quote from: Psybro on August 18, 2021, 11:54:09 AMThe Lincolnshire Poacher was great to pop into before a gig at the Maze. I think Castle Rock pubs are fantastic generally, thinking of the Vat & Fiddle, Newshouse and Canal House in Nottingham, New Barrack Tavern in Sheffield and Golden Eagle in Lincoln.
Quote from: The Crumb on August 18, 2021, 11:09:44 AMTapping the Admiral is my absolute London fave. Nice people, good selection of beers, cozy without being tiny, fireplace and a lovely black and white cat called Nelson.I used to work around Holborn, so I have a lot of affection for the Mitre (especially the snug), the Jerusalem Tavern, The Betsey Trotwood and the Cittie of Yorke. The Horseshoe was a reliable standby too.
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 18, 2021, 12:10:45 PMHa is that the Maze in Nottingham? I'm good friends with the lad who used run the place.
Quote from: thelittlemango on August 18, 2021, 10:39:31 AMAny love for Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese?
Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 18, 2021, 09:58:41 AMI've checked out some of Ferris' and dr beats suggestions for Edinburgh. Thanks for those. Obviously sifting through ones that didn't stand out (to me anyway) and using recommendations and research from others I have down to visit:Bow Bar, Captains Bar, The Guildford, the Dog House, Dagda, Tolbooth Tavern, Halfway House, Kays Bar, the Doric, White Hart (mebbe, mebbe not), The Oxford.Cheers
Quote from: seepage on August 18, 2021, 09:49:57 AMAlso one of those 'smallest pub in the world' places, on Pottergate I think, but I can't find it now.
Quote from: Kankurette on August 18, 2021, 11:40:57 AMMy favourite kind of pub is the metal pub. We've got the Salisbury in Manchester, which I love, and Grand Central used to be good, albeit impossible to have a conversation in.
Quote from: Kankurette on August 18, 2021, 11:40:57 AMThe Ship & Mitre is an Everton pub. It's where my uncle goes before matches - he used to go the Top House but apparently it's crap now. I think kopites go the Swan, but not sure.
QuoteWhat's the key indicator of 'here is where I will spend my pounds/time'?
Quote from: thelittlemango on August 18, 2021, 12:11:31 PMSpeaking of Holborn and pub cats, I'm a big fan of The Seven Stars. It's a cosy little place with old theatre posters everywhere and frequented by people who work at the Royal Courts of Justice around the corner, and also has a lovely pub cat that wears a ruff:
Quote from: Neville ChamberlainHey, shoulders, you forgot a category of bars: cinema/theatre/museum bars
Quote from: thelittlemango on August 18, 2021, 12:11:31 PM
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