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Title: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 11:07:07 AM
I have taken it upon myself to organise this because I think some of you are alright and I reckon I could spare a little bit of my life to getting drunk in your company. Please don’t embarrass me by not attending.

I’ve got the first two Saturdays of October (2nd, 9th) free and am totally up for either. I’m not drinking in Wetherspoons. If possible I’d like to avoid anything too city-central because London is a fucking sty and during lockdown I have very much become accustomed to a quieter life not surrounded by yuppie gimps and scum-sucking tourist weasels. Trust me, it’s worth the extra bit of effort.

So who’s in then? I am, I’m in.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 20, 2021, 11:39:34 AM
We have had good times doing a crawl in Shoreditch/Hoxton.

https://londonpubcrawls.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/hoxton/

Both dates good for me so far
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 11:45:25 AM
Hoxton is a toilet, what are you playing at
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 20, 2021, 12:06:59 PM
you weren't there, dude
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on August 20, 2021, 12:34:29 PM
I'd potentially be up for this. In terms of location my preference would be north London, so that I could just hop off the train at Finsbury park or somewhere and avoid crawling into the belly of the beast (Kings Cross). I am aware that this only benefits me specifically, but that's ok because I'm actually very important
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 12:36:34 PM
you weren't there, dude

You’re right, I wasn’t, because I didn’t need to be sick at the time and the only time I’m ever going to be sick I make sure to be near a toilet.

Looking forward to meeting you though!

I'd potentially be up for this. In terms of location my preference would be north London, so that I could just hop off the train at Finsbury park or somewhere and avoid crawling into the belly of the beast (Kings Cross). I am aware that this only benefits me specifically, but that's ok because I'm actually very important

I live in Walthamstow so north London suits me fine. Good boozers round Finzy P area as well.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Retinend on August 20, 2021, 12:41:29 PM
edit: nevermind, I mixed up months
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 20, 2021, 12:55:19 PM
yeah i'm in

yuppie gimps and scum-sucking tourist weasels

love your neighbour
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 20, 2021, 02:01:52 PM
yes i'd love to! i have met mollusk before so i feel a little less nervy about the prospect

i'm trying to think of a good suggestion...

i usually go to superstore when i'm in dalston but maybe not that for reasons. i've enjoyed Farr's in dalston and that's opposite the overground

(https://i.imgur.com/Y8XCCPH.png)

queen adelaide in cambridge heath is nice

(https://i.imgur.com/YtUFijA.png)

oh and princess louise in holborn. it's a sam smiths yes but it's beeeautiful

(https://i.imgur.com/a9cRd55.jpg)

palm tree is fabulous and somewhat near mile end which is on the central line so

(https://i.imgur.com/8obiqhH.png)(https://i.imgur.com/44JDd7v.png)

sorry random choices but these were just a few that i often ended up at
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on August 20, 2021, 02:29:28 PM
Just consulted my crystal ball and it said:

A few weeks of chat about great pubs then it’ll be ‘should we book, there could be a few dozen punters, we need somewhere spacious and quiet on a Saturday afternoon, hang on what about the Penderel’s Oak, I know it’s complete syphilis but it is practical and cheap oh alright then’.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 02:37:21 PM
I am extremely organised all the time so I will get something good booked with enough advance notice. Most fuckers, myself included, will happily turn up wherever as long as it’s a dead cert. Organising stuff is piss easy.

Good suggestions there Goblin, will stick them on the list (which is currently empty)!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on August 20, 2021, 02:44:39 PM
Do it in South London. No..Souther. Bexley....Dartford....Gravesend....Rochester....Man of Kent, Rochester. Sorted, see you there.

Are these things usually early kick off early finish?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 03:07:26 PM
Last one I went to started about midday, then overspilled into a squat party in Deptford until roughly the same time the next day til the police shut it down. After that we sat in a park drinking Holstens, boofing nitrous balloons and rubbing cheap speed into our gums until Tuesday afternoon. It was alright.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Paul Calf on August 20, 2021, 03:32:13 PM
A CaB meet at a Wetherspoons in 2021? Really?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 03:35:59 PM
A CaB meet at a Wetherspoons in 2021? Really?

Apparently there are still people on tight budgets in 2021!

... which for a one-off event in London at least outranks whatever ethical stance you appear to be suggesting people maintain.

I agree with shiftwork2 that this is going to end up being at Penderels almost regardless of preamble discussion and we will have another great time getting garish pitchers of cocktails, shortbread and single plates of peas bought for us.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on August 20, 2021, 03:39:48 PM
I've just checked my diary and unfortunately October is my 'hair-washing month'. Oh well, maybe next time :-)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 03:40:01 PM
Also can we do this on Saturday 8th October please? That'd be great.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 20, 2021, 03:40:24 PM
i don't want to go to a fucking spoons thanks
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Paul Calf on August 20, 2021, 03:40:30 PM
Shoveling money at an anti-democratic far-right funder of Nazi pressure groups or not drinking booze...I wonder which I'd choose?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: olliebean on August 20, 2021, 03:43:21 PM
I won't be coming to this. One thing I've learned from the whole coronavirus thing is that I'm a natural recluse and actually prefer not having any face to face contact with people. Not that I ever came to any of the previous ones, mind, but I always thought I might, and now I know I definitely won't.

Up to you whether you want to cancel the whole thing in light of this.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 03:45:24 PM
Shoveling money at an anti-democratic far-right funder of Nazi pressure groups or not drinking booze...I wonder which I'd choose?

You don't go to meets, do you? Some people want to go to meets

A portion of those people don't have that much money and want to stretch it out. There are virtually no competing alternatives in London where that is feasible.

The same people may never go into a Spoons for the rest of the year but yes I am sure their one visit makes them the equivalent of a Nazi sympathiser you pathetic arsehole.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: seepage on August 20, 2021, 03:51:31 PM
Are Hungry Horse just as cheap for booze, or just the food?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on August 20, 2021, 03:54:01 PM
That Sam Smiths pub, The Angel, is pretty reasonably priced, isn't it? That's where I usually head when I'm in central Lahndan!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 20, 2021, 03:54:58 PM
Whatever the total difference is not to go to a spoons, I am happy to pay it.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Fambo Number Mive on August 20, 2021, 03:56:05 PM
I am not planning to go to the meet but was wondering if this would be of interest: https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,88940.0.html

83p a pint. No idea how good it will be.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 03:56:36 PM
That Sam Smiths pub, The Angel, is pretty reasonably priced, isn't it? That's where I usually head when I'm in central Lahndan!

£5+ a pint in London now since putting prices up by a large amount shortly after the Covid outbreakz so SS has become actually more expensive than some, removing one of the core reasons to ever set foot in one.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on August 20, 2021, 03:57:43 PM
£5+ a pint in London now since putting prices up by a large amount shortly after the Covid outbreakz so SS has become actually more expensive than some, removing one of the core reasons to ever set foot in one.

Well, bugger me - genuinely rather miffed to hear that!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Paul Calf on August 20, 2021, 03:57:46 PM
You don't go to meets, do you? Some people want to go to meets

A portion of those people don't have that much money and want to stretch it out. There are virtually no competing alternatives in London where that is feasible.

The same people may never go into a Spoons for the rest of the year but yes I am sure their one visit makes them the equivalent of a Nazi sympathiser you pathetic arsehole.

Don't get fucking self-righteous at me, sunbeam. There's no need for that, is there? What the fuck is wrong with you? Why would anyone support a cunt like that just so they can swill piss?

That Sam Smiths pub, The Angel, is pretty reasonably priced, isn't it? That's where I usually head when I'm in central Lahndan!

Glasshouse Stores in Piccadilly / South Soho too.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Cuellar on August 20, 2021, 03:58:54 PM
£5+ a pint in London now since putting prices up by a large amount shortly after the Covid outbreakz so SS has become actually more expensive than some, removing one of the core reasons to ever set foot in one.

Crumbs, haven't been in one in London for ages.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Paul Calf on August 20, 2021, 03:59:38 PM
I didn't realise that either. What reason is there to go in one now?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Cuellar on August 20, 2021, 04:00:25 PM
The Princess Louise is a nice building. Or it was when I was last in it.

There are some interesting/historic pubs run by the SS, to be fair.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on August 20, 2021, 04:04:55 PM
Why would anyone support a cunt like that just so they can swill piss?

I'd gone right off the Spoons way before I discovered Tim Martin was a prime cunt after I went to that one in Nottingham, the Roebuck Inn, and bought a pint of Mansfield Bitter or something and it tasted like jet fuel with a hint of piss and cabbage. Still, it only cost me 99p!

Mind you, the fact it was 9:30 in the morning might have meant my taste buds weren't yet fully functional.

Glasshouse Stores in Piccadilly / South Soho too.

I shall bear that in mind.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 04:08:38 PM
A lot of the venues I have down are too small to accommodate a London CaB meet or not open on weekends or don't have vegan options or a mixture of those.

We went to Howl at The Moon one time?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 04:09:49 PM
The Princess Louise is a nice building. Or it was when I was last in it.

There are some interesting/historic pubs run by the SS, to be fair.

It's terrific but I am sure pancreas who is vetoing Wetherspoons will also veto SS pubs. To be fair, the Princess might be difficult to get 20 people round an area in there, it's basically all niches.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 04:23:04 PM
Tbh I would be happy to concede and go to Spoons if that’s the general preference. If eating avocados and Sabra hummus and drinking Brewdog beer has taught me anything, it’s that you can’t win because almost every big thing is fucking the planet and its people in some way shape or form. Sometimes if I’m out with friends and I’m starving I’ll eat a meal with dairy in it just to avoid the fuss, but roughly the other 364 days of the year I’ll actively go out of my way not to do that, know what I mean?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 20, 2021, 04:28:15 PM
Rochester Castle or gtfo
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 04:31:30 PM
Yeah the Castle is a fuckin savage hole, I’m into it
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 20, 2021, 04:33:23 PM
Would probably go to this if I wasn’t thousands of miles away. I love the shit tip vibe of the Rochester, it was my local for a summer years ago, good times. It is shit though.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 20, 2021, 04:36:01 PM
I would prefer not to go to a Spoons also
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 04:36:36 PM
So would we all ideally.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 20, 2021, 04:37:27 PM
everyone round to Mollusk's gaff!!!!!!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 04:46:38 PM
Thinking of large venues which might be less than utterly shit and aren't Spoons or SS pubs

- The Counting House
- The Heron, Paddington
- German Kraft (this seems to be a large modern beer hall with communal space)
- The Old Bank of England

Yeah, this is not something I can be very helpful with, maybe defer to actual Londoners on this one.
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Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 20, 2021, 04:50:16 PM
There’s one near clissold park which had a large patio bit but I’m years out of date at this point and won’t be going anyway so what am I even doing in here? Christ, I have errands to run today. Sort it out.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 20, 2021, 04:51:11 PM
If money is an issue, why not meet up in a public park, each person bringing a bag of cans? You could spread the cans out on a nice picnic blanket.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 20, 2021, 04:52:50 PM
If money is an issue, why not meet up in a public park, each person bringing a bag of cans? You could spread the cans out on a nice picnic blanket.

mate if I get on the floor that's me. that's the rest of my life forever. floor cunt
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 04:54:52 PM
If money is an issue, why not meet up in a public park, each person bringing a bag of cans? You could spread the cans out on a nice picnic blanket.

I think there have been a couple of outdoorsy ones but on this occasion, chance of rain in London in October possibly puts the full stop on that idea.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on August 20, 2021, 04:56:08 PM
Can I shock you?

Getting space in a decent pub in that London will be a challenge. City pubs are the opposite. Although full of braying suits in the week they can be reasonably quiet at weekends.

Might I suggest summat like the Trading House on Gresham Street (though the  stuffed animals might put a few off)

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With its mounted animal heads, cavernous interior, tropical plants and stuffed songbirds perched on plinths, The Trading House is the type of eccentric outpost where you can imagine a Victorian adventurer taking a final supper before setting off for the Far East. Or perhaps we should say Down Under: this Grade II-listed building was formerly the Bank of New Zealand. An enjoyably inventive cocktail list and generous array of dishes (may we point you towards the hanging kebab?) only add to the fun. This is a quirky refuge for those City workers seeking something a little bit different.

If not how about the Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market? A bit of a tourist trap but given the world plague not as many tourists getting trapped lately. Advantage is that you can happily stand outside even if it is pissing down as the whole market is covered. The film geeks can pretend they are in Harry Potter.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Leadenhall_Market_In_London_-_Feb_2006_rotated.jpg/1920px-Leadenhall_Market_In_London_-_Feb_2006_rotated.jpg)

I see from the thread prior to the last meet that it is CaB tradition at every meet that one of the participants is eaten. If that could be me this time I will be along.

Edit: and for the romantics amongst you you can nip just around the corner to the Royal Exchange to recreate the closing scene from Bridget Jones Diary outside the Mont Blanc pen shop.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 20, 2021, 04:58:07 PM
I think there have been a couple of outdoorsy ones but on this occasion, chance of rain in London in October possibly puts the full stop on that idea.

Good point. Have it in Spain then.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: studpuppet on August 20, 2021, 05:08:31 PM
Try the Bermondsey Beer Mile - probably as expensive as central London, but at least the beer's all right, and London Bridge station is fairly accessible for most people (especially those cunts coming in from Kent).

https://www.cktravels.com/bermondsey-beer-mile-london-guide/ (https://www.cktravels.com/bermondsey-beer-mile-london-guide/)

I'm not coming by the way - the thought of meeting any of you makes me physically sick.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 05:18:40 PM
Breweries are deffo the way to go if people don’t mind spending £5.50 a pint. Big open spaces, large/long accommodating tables, good beer.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on August 20, 2021, 05:20:21 PM
I, for one, would be up for a knees-up around the old Joanna.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 05:22:08 PM
There’s one near clissold park which had a large patio bit but I’m years out of date at this point and won’t be going anyway so what am I even doing in here? Christ, I have errands to run today. Sort it out.

Clissold Park Tavern. I met my fiancée there three years ago on our first ever Tinder date so if you want to find true everlasting love I can vouch for finding it here 100%.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on August 20, 2021, 05:28:01 PM
How much is a pint in a Wetherspoons in London? I'm a mad slow drinker so I don't really notice the difference in prices between places tbh. Years since I was in a Wetherspoons but not able to offer any viable alternatives so I'd go to one for a once off.

Depending on location on what I'm up to that week, I might go, I've said that a few times before though.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 20, 2021, 06:11:39 PM
Breweries are deffo the way to go if people don’t mind spending £5.50 a pint. Big open spaces, large/long accommodating tables, good beer.

5.50 is unfortunately a good rate in brighton
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on August 20, 2021, 06:14:14 PM
Where's the Rochester Castle?

I assume you're not talking about the actual castle. As much as I appreciate you all coming to me, there's no bar.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 20, 2021, 06:22:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/VYPKXGC.png)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 20, 2021, 06:33:48 PM
Hahahaha
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thehungerartist on August 20, 2021, 06:35:01 PM
Thinking of large venues which might be less than utterly shit and aren't Spoons or SS pubs

- The Counting House
- The Heron, Paddington
- German Kraft (this seems to be a large modern beer hall with communal space)
- The Old Bank of England

Yeah, this is not something I can be very helpful with, maybe defer to actual Londoners on this one.
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The Minories at Tower Hill is good for large groups. Disclaimer: though huge, it gets rammed when there's sport on.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on August 20, 2021, 06:36:30 PM
The good thing about The Penderel's Oak is that you can quietly drink wine out of a water bottle without any of the staff noticing / caring. Though I supposed if we all did it and were there for hours they might eventually catch on.

And I might be up for this, it'll depend when as it's my Sister's fiftieth in October and she's yet to decide what she's going to do and when, but I should know closer to the time.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 20, 2021, 06:43:46 PM
Why not bring her with you and let her meet the strange mutants you talk to on the internet?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on August 20, 2021, 06:44:29 PM
might be up for this... if its not some authentic hostelry at the arse end of the picadilly line.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 20, 2021, 06:56:30 PM
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How much is a pint in a Wetherspoons in London?

Not been since the pandemic but back in 2019 the cheapest was still just under £3, so would conservatively estimate there's some sub £4 pints in a few London spoons.

Not that this matters anymore.

I agree a big bright chrome venue like GERMAN KRAFT with lots of long communal tables, or a craft beer warehouse is probably the most accommodating option once you apply CaB filters, but they will definitely be £5.50+ a pint, minimum.

May I also point out that I was a very early anti-Spoons whinger, way before it became cool, so good everyone else has caught up with me, the best.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: poo on August 20, 2021, 07:11:22 PM
pls pic “winkies” in drinkies
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on August 20, 2021, 07:16:22 PM
Couple bottles of Frosty Jack and a local park you're sorted.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: seepage on August 20, 2021, 09:23:03 PM
What about a lovely stroll along Little Venice and beyond, starting at the Warwick Castle and finishing up at the Union Tavern, Westbourne Park, in the hope of bumping into Shaun Keaveny. +winkies in drinkies.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: non capisco on August 20, 2021, 09:40:06 PM
Yeah, go on then. If you're lucky I might even have relearned the art of conversation by October.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: idunnosomename on August 21, 2021, 11:54:31 AM
Clissold Park Tavern. I met my fiancée there three years ago on our first ever Tinder date so if you want to find true everlasting love I can vouch for finding it here 100%.
the brownswood the NW corner of Clissold Park is quite nice, pubby and spacious with patio and the usual shelters. Opposite a big fuck off pretend castle too
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on August 21, 2021, 11:57:19 AM
At these meets do you reveal your real names or is it usernames only? Not sure I want to let daylight in upon magic.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Buelligan on August 21, 2021, 11:59:07 AM
That's the sad thing, they're all just one person.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 21, 2021, 12:07:21 PM
thought i was just calling myself a goblin for a laff? narrowminded. and a bigot.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on August 21, 2021, 12:18:57 PM
At these meets do you reveal your real names or is it usernames only? Not sure I want to let daylight in upon magic.

We just call each other "cunt" to save time.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 21, 2021, 02:20:30 PM
You must have to introduce yourself by your username first, then tell everyone your real name. "Hello. I am Utter Shit, but you can call me Larry" or whatever.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 21, 2021, 02:28:54 PM
It’s so embarrassingly nerdy to have to openly refer to yourself as a username for your introduction. Personally I find it much easier to have a shirt printed with some of my most accomplished and brilliant posts where I came out on top in a petty feud or wrote some unnecessarily long shite about about how a snare drum sound on an old folk album changed my life.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 21, 2021, 02:43:00 PM
It’s so embarrassingly nerdy to have to openly refer to yourself as a username for your introduction.

yes i was thinking of this. in all honesty i'll do it once and if i am again referred by my username it will be intolerably cringe
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 21, 2021, 02:45:28 PM
pls pic “winkies” in drinkies

If you came along, you could ensure it
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 21, 2021, 03:01:31 PM
yes i was thinking of this. in all honesty i'll do it once and if i am again referred by my username it will be intolerably cringe

Yeah whatever Goblo. Get a round in.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on August 21, 2021, 03:06:01 PM
yes i was thinking of this. in all honesty i'll do it once and if i am again referred by my username it will be intolerably cringe

Conversely I only respond to "Horsey" and ignore anyone who uses my real name.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 21, 2021, 03:12:10 PM
yes i was thinking of this. in all honesty i'll do it once and if i am again referred by my username it will be intolerably cringe

It’s like being 8 and using your secret spy names at the secret clubhouse in your mums garden.

I’ve only said my (terrible) username out loud once to announce myself. I’ll never do it again so if I ever make it to one of these outside of North America, you’ll just have to guess who I am.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on August 21, 2021, 03:14:45 PM
I still call people by their usernames at meets, because calling everyone by their real names means you have to lean and remember their real names. I've added about fifteen CaB people on Facebook and I still can't remember most of their names.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 21, 2021, 03:16:28 PM
If I’m outside my house I will be wearing a Mountain Goats tshirt and baseball cap (as I am right now, actually) so I doubt I’d be hard to spot.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 21, 2021, 03:30:57 PM
Yeah whatever Goblo. Get a round in.

(https://i.imgur.com/SeLwKGs.gif)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on August 21, 2021, 03:38:36 PM
the trick with introducing yourself is to use your real first name and use some of your CAB name as your surname... that way any norms that overhear won't look at you funny.




.. wish i'd thought of this years ago
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 04:12:21 PM
The Princess Louise is indeed lovely, but as others have said, the booths make it a non-starter unless you like your meets fragmented into four to six mini-meets of four people each -- we tried it once.  Also they make it wheelchair-unfriendly -- you can't park one without blocking up the aisle.

I would like to avoid Wetherspoons myself (was never too keen post-Brexit pre-CoViD, very unkeen post-CoViD) but recognise that there may be no alternative as so few pubs have the wide-open space required for a meet.  Plus, random CaBbers can order you drinks online.


However, a sudden thought: one offbeat suggestion might be the Smugglers Tavern, 28 Warren Street, W1T 5ND.  Warren Street or Great Portland Street tubes.

Ended up going there on a Friday night a few times back in 2018-19 and rather liked it.  Independent place.  Not super-cheap but not super-expensive either.  Not huge but is pretty open-plan.  Apparently there's further seating upstairs but since I was with a couple of wheelchair users I never investigated.  Not tried the food but seems to get good reviews.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/poij1uGTwvgzHrQw6

http://thesmugglerstavern.co.uk/

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d6678339-Reviews-The_Smugglers_Tavern-London_England.html

Although according to: https://whatpub.com/pubs/WLD/16240/smugglers-tavern-london
"NB the WCs are now in the basement."

Also, it's not open on Sundays except for private hire, but meets are normally on Saturdays anyway.


For those who might want to carry on drinking after the pub shuts at 11pm, we used to then decant ourselves into The Northumberland Arms a short walk round the corner.  Too small to start a meet in, and a bit more expensive, but fine to finish one in as it's open til 1am.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/SmLXCDUwpWzk74Ez7

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d1044505-Reviews-Northumberland_Arms-London_England.html

There's also, unlike at the Penderel's Oak, loads of fast-food and other eateries nearby, for those who like other options.


I'm quite happy to answer to "Sheepy" at a meet, or "Amby" at a push.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 21, 2021, 04:50:20 PM
I have the awkward thing now of choosing whether to introduce myself as Mollusk or Nags, since Nags is my old username but also my IRL nickname so I’m used to just saying that all the time.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 05:02:27 PM
"Alan," shurely?  ;-)

I'd probably end up calling you Nags too!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Dex Sawash on August 21, 2021, 05:09:08 PM

Anyone ever pretend to be some other account at a meet? Someone should wear crocs, cargos and bring a spaniel
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on August 21, 2021, 05:18:51 PM
I used to work with rappers and hip hop producers a lot and it was frowned upon to use their real names unless you were a close friend or family, almost as if it's over familiar and assuming a closeness that isn't there, it often used to cause arguments. Because of this there was the superhero-esque thing mentioned earlier where you have to call people things like 'Butcha' or 'Koke' and occasionally realise how silly it sounds.

I'll be at this, sitting at an adjacent table and eavesdropping like usual.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 21, 2021, 05:27:38 PM
"Alan," shurely?  ;-)

I'd probably end up calling you Nags too!

I was nagsworth for a couple years before the alan was added during one weird night on here when Barry was drunk! Have I found a crack in your encyclopaedic knowledge of CaB lore?!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 05:40:37 PM
I was nagsworth for a couple years before the alan was added during one weird night on here when Barry was drunk! Have I found a crack in your encyclopaedic knowledge of CaB lore?!

Only inasmuch as that I didn't know that Barry added it by himself.  I certainly remember you being plain old nagsworth, I just assumed you'd asked for the change, or started a new account yourself, quite possibly after that phone-in you did. :-)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 21, 2021, 05:53:58 PM
Eek, phone-in? Now you’re talking about something I have no recollection of!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 05:55:31 PM
Anyone ever pretend to be some other account at a meet? Someone should wear crocs, cargos and bring a spaniel

At the 10th anniversary meet, MissInformed brought along her two sons and primed them to tell everyone they were "An tSaoi" and "mook", but since they were only 7 and 9 respectively, it didn't really wash.


I'll be at this, sitting at an adjacent table and eavesdropping like usual.

Heh, don't supppse you were the mystery lurker at The Angel all those years ago, were you?

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...someone who came along with a magazine, that they allegedly never read, and instead just sat there, observing us all very carefully.  Several of us noticed this independently.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 06:03:09 PM
Eek, phone-in? Now you’re talking about something I have no recollection of!

I can no longer remember the details, but you uploaded and/or (had) played out on CaB Radio a recording of a call you made to some local DJ (back when you were still in the West Midlands) telling some unlikely anecdote or other.  Really wish I could remember what about.

Anyway, you gave your name to the slightly-disbelieving DJ as "Alan Nagsworth", which was the first time I remember you using the "Alan" bit, and I *think* your username changed not long after that.  But who knows, I may have got the chronology arse-about-face.

I think there were a couple of such calls actually.  Distinctly remember the DJ saying something like "Welcome back to Alan, err, Nagsworth?"

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 21, 2021, 06:11:29 PM
Ahh, yeah. That recording was me talking to Shaun Keaveny on 6 Music celebrating my home town with some quirky facts. I just called myself Nagsworth on that call with him (and have been reliably informed that he’s cited me in some book he wrote as one of his favourite “Toast the Nation” callers).

The “Alan” came from a night boozed up on the forum when ziggy starbucks took it upon himself to oust me as “Alan Nagsworth” with a fictitious anecdote about me being a bully who tormented him through his school years. I guess Neil was on the sauce as well, as he changed a bunch of usernames to a load of daft shite, including mine, but I asked that mine not be changed back the following morning. I think Suttonpubcrawl got temporarily switched to xXx SuTtOnPuBcRaWl xXx?

So there you go! Fairly boring but nonetheless comprehensive facts!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on August 21, 2021, 06:14:27 PM
Heh, don't supppse you were the mystery lurker at The Angel all those years ago, were you?

No, I was at the Angel but I was sat in one of the toilet cubicles all night so I could hear you all doing shits and pisses, not sat at a table like that other fella.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 06:21:06 PM
Ahh, yeah. That recording was me talking to Shaun Keaveny on 6 Music celebrating my home town with some quirky facts. I just called myself Nagsworth on that call with him (and have been reliably informed that he’s cited me in some book he wrote as one of his favourite “Toast the Nation” callers).

The “Alan” came from a night boozed up on the forum when ziggy starbucks took it upon himself to oust me as “Alan Nagsworth” with a fictitious anecdote about me being a bully who tormented him through his school years. I guess Neil was on the sauce as well, as he changed a bunch of usernames to a load of daft shite, including mine, but I asked that mine not be changed back the following morning. I think Suttonpubcrawl got temporarily switched to xXx SuTtOnPuBcRaWl xXx?

So there you go! Fairly boring but nonetheless comprehensive facts!

Hah, so much for my memory.  I would have laid money (and I'm not a betting man) that you used "Alan" on that call.

One of SPC's accounts (posts 2008-9) still is, always assumed he'd done that himself:
https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=7861

Seems his main one (posts 2004-2015 plus one this year) is untouched:
https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1479
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 21, 2021, 06:27:35 PM
No, I was at the Angel but I was sat in one of the toilet cubicles all night so I could hear you all doing shits and pisses, not sat at a table like that other fella.

If I thought for a moment you were serious, you've just disproved it. :-)  The Angel is so small there's only one cubicle, and he was sat at the end of the bar all night, not at a table.  So nerrrr.

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on August 22, 2021, 10:05:55 AM
I've never been to a CaBmeet, they sound like lots of fun. Who are the most regular attendees? It's Shoulders and Janie Jones, isn't it?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 22, 2021, 10:38:09 AM
Four pages in and no list? VERY NICELY ORGANISED

Confirmed (or as good as):
The Mollusk
pancreas
Angrew Lloyd Wegger
madhair60
GoblinAhFuckScary
Shoulders
non capisco
DrGreggles


Maybe? I dunno, I can't read you people:
jobotic
shiftwork2
Small Man Big Horse
Cuellar
Spoon of Ploff
Butchers Blind



Re: VENUE

Personally I am more than happy to do this at some sort of brewery for the aforementioned decent amount of space/long tables/actually good beer. The Bermondsey Beer Mile is a v good shout since I think it would be fun for us to all sort of float around the area drifting from place to place or just settling in one spot if we get good seats. There'll doubtless be good food there as well. I know it'll be a little more pricey that what some may want, but think of it like a proper day out, if you can, treat yourself!

Thoughts?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Egyptian Feast on August 22, 2021, 01:13:09 PM
You can count me as a Maybe? I dunno, I can't read you people. I'd be more definite, but it all depends on the date/anxiety/etc.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: bgmnts on August 22, 2021, 01:16:19 PM
Has there ever been a meet outside of England?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 22, 2021, 01:47:06 PM
The Canada crew have got together a few times haven’t they? Blods, Ferris and QDRPHNC I think?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 22, 2021, 01:56:11 PM
i think the brewery idea is the best compromise

i like the bermondsey beer mile idea too but that sounds like a big risk of having nowhere to sit and being in a huddle outside in the smoking area eventually
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Zetetic on August 22, 2021, 02:06:51 PM
Has there ever been a meet outside of England?
I, Harry Badger and BlodwynPig met in Cardiff nearly a decade ago.

(Incidentally, Harry did a couple of things when I first came to Wales that I was very grateful for and I'm not sure I really made that as clear as I should have done at the time.)

I'd still be interested in a South Wales meet or something, but you might be the better person to sell the idea, bgmnts.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 22, 2021, 02:55:46 PM
The Canada crew have got together a few times haven’t they? Blods, Ferris and QDRPHNC I think?

Yeah, it was dead nice actually. They even met actors I had specially hired to play my wife and son. We still touch base every so often and I took Blodwyn to a Jays game.

Mind you they seem to have both left the forum since so make of that what you will.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 22, 2021, 05:54:01 PM
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think it would be fun for us to all sort of float around the area drifting from place to place

People appear at different times of day and any group larger than 6 is like herding cats, so that sounds an unnecessary element to bring in to a large London meet.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on August 22, 2021, 06:01:23 PM
I might come to this, if I have a job by then.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 22, 2021, 06:17:34 PM
I might come to this, if I have a job by then.

What if your job is cleaning sex residue out of homosaunas to get them ready for Saturday night?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on August 22, 2021, 06:19:13 PM
What's the chat like at these things, is it all highfalutin or is it appealing to the lowest common denominator. If its the latter I could be a go.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: studpuppet on August 22, 2021, 06:19:48 PM
Why don't you all make badges of your avatars? Not normal size - one of those big seventies, dinner-plate, Bay City Rollers size ones? In fact, why not make a rosette? Not enough rosettes in the world these days.

Anyone using a GIF as their avatar is barred.

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/382543781688_/VINTAGE-BAY-CITY-ROLLERS-PIN-BADGE-RARE.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 22, 2021, 06:20:57 PM
What's the chat like at these things, is it all highfalutin or is it appealing to the lowest common denominator. If its the latter I could be a go.

I also remember eating a crisp off the table with no hands.

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 22, 2021, 06:21:09 PM
What if your job is cleaning sex residue out of homosaunas to get them ready for Saturday night?

Then the meet would basically be a bus man’s holiday for him.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on August 22, 2021, 06:25:42 PM
Yeah I'll come.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 22, 2021, 06:31:47 PM
What's the chat like at these things, is it all highfalutin or is it appealing to the lowest common denominator. If its the latter I could be a go.

The last one we spent quite a lot of time shouting about noncing.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 22, 2021, 06:35:42 PM
Yeah for the record the full (small) extent of my intellectualism is reserved for carefully considered typing into this website. In real life my chat is almost entirely tenuous shit puns and lowest common denominator toilet humour. And nonces.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: flotemysost on August 22, 2021, 07:04:35 PM
I'd love to meet you lot in real life and would gladly schlep to whatever dive will tolerate us, but annoyingly I'm not gonna be in London on the 8th (could potentially do the 2nd though).

i think the brewery idea is the best compromise

i like the bermondsey beer mile idea too but that sounds like a big risk of having nowhere to sit and being in a huddle outside in the smoking area eventually

Yeah the brewery idea is a good shout, the Bermondsey ones definitely take bookings (worth getting in there as they often get filled up with stag parties etc.). They're all pretty open-air too, in case anyone's concerned about ventilation.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 22, 2021, 07:23:01 PM
Yes hello Bermondsey beer mile I’m interested in booking a table for upward of 20 bald men who wish to drink beer and discuss the levels of strangulation their peni endure as a result of their freakishly constrictive foreskins. We are not paedophiles but we will be heavily implying that we are at great length throughout the course of the day. What sort of vegan cheese is on the burgers?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on August 22, 2021, 08:08:13 PM
South of the river and I’m in
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 22, 2021, 08:21:17 PM
I think this may sadly be the meet where someone finally is killed.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on August 22, 2021, 08:43:37 PM
I think this may sadly be the meet where someone finally is killed.

I'm in!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: WhoMe on August 22, 2021, 09:06:12 PM
May be a non-starter as the location is a bit awkward, but Grow in Hackney Wick could tick all the boxes for a large-ish meet. Really pleasant bar/venue on the canal bordering the Olympic Park. The area is proper 'I'm quirky me' but Grow tends to attract all types and ages so doesn't feel somewhere you'd stick out for not wearing a beenie or stupid trousers (don't let this stop you though). Decent craft beers and spirits, good outside capacity, mostly covered, including this pontoon thing they've just added jutting out into the canal where you can watch people in rented canoes struggle past, bumping off of the narrowboats. 
(https://scontent-lcy1-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/236581322_4073138932796952_3099340741952721003_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=o0bcxuCptSMAX-0qPyQ&tn=eW_YzzD_1BQRp3qO&_nc_ht=scontent-lcy1-2.xx&oh=8221a428ea294fd991fdc149f8c55c58&oe=61487D89)

It's also just round the corner from Queens Yard which has a couple of good taprooms, again lots of inside/outside seating.
This is Howling Hops
(https://media.timeout.com/images/102746883/630/472/image.jpg)

Just a thought anyway
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on August 22, 2021, 09:13:10 PM
i like grow! suppose one could get the central to stratford and walk through the olympic park. if we're talking hackney wick there's the beer merchants tap also which is pretty fucking massive with a few rooms and outdoors. it's walk-ins only so if people got there earlier in the day we wouldn't be moved on. last time i was there it was a sunny bank holiday at 4pm and we had plenty of space

(https://www.englandshiddengems.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Beer-Merchants1.jpg)(https://beermerchantstap.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BL.jpg)(https://www.hackneywicked.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/img_4646.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 22, 2021, 10:49:59 PM
Solid suggestions.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on August 22, 2021, 10:54:02 PM
Is this 9th, then? I am about to book cheap train tickets which have just dropped.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 22, 2021, 11:03:39 PM
Yes let's say 9th Oct
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 23, 2021, 12:17:37 AM
Ffs.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on August 23, 2021, 12:34:47 AM
Ffs.

?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: idunnosomename on August 23, 2021, 12:47:21 AM
put my cock in a £5.80 camden ale and it fell off. ridiculous.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 23, 2021, 01:06:59 PM
Ffs.

?


I’ve got the first two Saturdays of October (2nd, 9th) free and am totally up for either.

I'd love to meet you lot in real life and would gladly schlep to whatever dive will tolerate us, but annoyingly I'm not gonna be in London on the 8th (could potentially do the 2nd though).

Is this 9th, then? I am about to book cheap train tickets which have just dropped.

Yes let's say 9th Oct
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 23, 2021, 01:23:02 PM
I'm sorry, didn't mean for any discourtesy but at the same time it's inevitable that at the biggest catchment area meet whatever date we pick some people will be able to make it and not others. I was of the understanding there was vague settlement on that date but apologies for jumping the gun.

If pancreas hasn't bought these tickets perhaps we can start from scratch and do a poll?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on August 23, 2021, 01:32:07 PM
I'm always tempted but it's probably unlikely. I have to work that day and then get to London so it'd be late anyway. But I'll keep an eye on where you're going in case I can get away early.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on August 23, 2021, 01:43:56 PM
I'm sorry, didn't mean for any discourtesy but at the same time it's inevitable that at the biggest catchment area meet whatever date we pick some people will be able to make it and not others. I was of the understanding there was vague settlement on that date but apologies for jumping the gun.

If pancreas hasn't bought these tickets perhaps we can start from scratch and do a poll?

Thanks for this. :-)

No, there was no vague settlement, nobody else expressed a preference, I checked through the whole thread this morning (but not last night, too tired, hence my minimalist initial reply :-)) before posting those quotes.

As you say, there's always a date that someone can't make, but given that only one person had expressed a preference so far, it seemed a bit previous to fix a date already, especially on the weekend that they said they couldn't do.

Previous successful polls have worked on a "Which date can you NOT make" basis, it seems to work better that way.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 23, 2021, 02:23:19 PM
Poll added!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on August 23, 2021, 02:24:43 PM
I'm always tempted but it's probably unlikely. I have to work that day and then get to London so it'd be late anyway. But I'll keep an eye on where you're going in case I can get away early.

I have a feeling this is going to be very well-attended so just break your duck and do it.  Same goes for anyone else who’s considering it for the first time, they’re very welcoming and it may even feel like old friends by the end.  And people swim in and out so it’s not an entire day for most.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 23, 2021, 03:28:59 PM
I can flit between feeling very socially anxious and super outgoing in these situations, but at the very least if anyone’s nervous about it, you can rest assured that we’re pretty much all like that and the group does a grand job of being inclusive and welcoming at all times. People are always inevitably different from their online personas to some extent but that’s a small hurdle to overcome, it’s no less daunting than starting an account to post on here really. Booze also helps.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on August 23, 2021, 03:45:34 PM
Yes, there really is no need to worry about social anxiety. The bar for tolerable behaviour is very low. At the last meet, two people were on powerful hallucinogenics, many people were literally screaming about noncing and one person was eating crisps off the table with no hands. If anyone turned up and was just a bit shy, it’d hardly be held against them.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 23, 2021, 04:25:11 PM
At the last meet, two people were on powerful hallucinogenics, many people were literally screaming about noncing and one person was eating crisps off the table with no hands.

This was all the same person.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 23, 2021, 05:47:35 PM
The wikipedia people were troublesome weren't they?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 23, 2021, 05:53:11 PM
The wikipedia people were troublesome weren't they?

Citation needed, pal.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: flotemysost on August 23, 2021, 05:57:49 PM
Feel free to crack on with the 9th if that works best for the majority! (not the 8th, I clearly cannot count and so probably would've got the time and date wrong regardless.) I also get weirdly nervous about these things - I'm not a socially anxious person in general, but I don't know, just impostor syndrome manifesting I suppose.

At the last meet, two people were on powerful hallucinogenics, many people were literally screaming about noncing and one person was eating crisps off the table with no hands.

I suppose covid restrictions might mean direct table-to-mouth action is off the cards this time, but the rest all sounds grand.

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: olliebean on August 23, 2021, 06:59:21 PM
Yes, there really is no need to worry about social anxiety. The bar for tolerable behaviour is very low. At the last meet, two people were on powerful hallucinogenics, many people were literally screaming about noncing and one person was eating crisps off the table with no hands. If anyone turned up and was just a bit shy, it’d hardly be held against them.

I really don't think you have much of an understanding of what social anxiety means.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: studpuppet on August 23, 2021, 07:25:48 PM
put my cock in a £5.80 camden ale and it fell off. ridiculous.

Quote
This happens all the time, it's detachable. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 23, 2021, 07:48:34 PM
I really don't think you have much of an understanding of what social anxiety means.

I think Twit 2’s point was that while peoples’ anxiety is a real thing, it is worth trying to overcome it on the basis that it is a friendly crowd and once you’re there you’ll be in the swing of things in no time. That’s how my anxiety works anyway.

I’ve only joined a few video meets (and the Canadian ones which are 3 people…) but everyone has been welcoming and interesting, and even let me play video games and listen in instead of participating. Ideal.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on August 23, 2021, 09:21:01 PM
Yes hello Bermondsey beer mile I’m interested in booking a table for upward of 20 bald men who wish to drink beer and discuss the levels of strangulation their peni endure as a result of their freakishly constrictive foreskins. We are not paedophiles but we will be heavily implying that we are at great length throughout the course of the day. What sort of vegan cheese is on the burgers?

Fucking lol

I'll come if I can afford it at the time.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Emotional Support Peacock on August 23, 2021, 09:23:49 PM
I’ll come if I dare to tell my wife I’m leaving her with our two young children to go and get drunk with a bunch of internet weirdos.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 23, 2021, 09:27:07 PM
I’ll come if I dare to tell my wife I’m leaving her with our two young children to go and get drunk with a bunch of internet weirdos.

Dare to tell your wife the children are coming too but she can't, she must stay.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on August 23, 2021, 09:27:44 PM
Who is bringing the DMT vape juice then?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on August 23, 2021, 09:28:41 PM
If you cant break through in a brewery tap room where can you do it ffs right?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: olliebean on August 23, 2021, 09:34:21 PM
I think Twit 2’s point was that while peoples’ anxiety is a real thing, it is worth trying to overcome it on the basis that it is a friendly crowd and once you’re there you’ll be in the swing of things in no time. That’s how my anxiety works anyway.

The way mine works is the sort of thing Twit 2 described would make it worse, I would become more withdrawn, and whilst it's probably true that nobody would be judging me for it, that doesn't mean I'd be enjoying myself and not wanting to slope off and be on my own, away from the overly gregarious people that would just be too much for me to cope with.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on August 23, 2021, 09:49:32 PM
Will I have to shave off my full, luxurious hair in order to fit in at this meet?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on August 23, 2021, 10:19:44 PM
Not all of it, a tonsure will suffice. Wear the robe too.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: chveik on August 23, 2021, 11:33:44 PM
drug fiends, paedo hunters and problematic dining etiquette, not to mention the baldness and the phimosis. be careful ou there
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bobby Treetops on August 24, 2021, 11:38:31 AM
Go on then.......
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 24, 2021, 11:55:22 AM
This is a spicy list of attendees. Will update the list later and maybe do a bit more snooping on one fixed decent boozer to try and get something booked. No promises though, just over 4 hours sleep last night from steroid insomnia so I might fall over and bash myself unconscious at some point later on.

Currently it’s looking like a booking for approx. 20 people on October 9th. I wonder if places even take bookings that size.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 24, 2021, 12:16:15 PM
They will but with a chunky deposit to pay.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on August 24, 2021, 12:54:47 PM
You'll all be leaving chunky deposits the morning after a day on the dunkels.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Tony Tony Tony on August 24, 2021, 03:05:20 PM
just been diagnosed with an incurable terminal illness so rare that it is now named after me.

Put me down as definitely maybe if my wife Doctor says I can make it.

If so I expect all there will attempt to cheer me up by buying me all the beer my frail body can withstand and telling ribald tales of how they will mourn my passing.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on August 24, 2021, 07:29:24 PM
Yeah, mark me down for this. Going to break my CaB meet cherry.  Don't all fuck me at once.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 31, 2021, 01:48:41 PM
Just been having a look at the Bermondsey Beer Mile. I think if people are turning up around midday for this then there’s a decent chance of us getting a large seating area locked down without needing to reserve. FourPure, one of the breweries here used as an example, has a long area of wall-adjacent tables which realistically could all be adjoined, plus people nowadays are less likely to sit too close to other groups of strangers of it can be avoided so I think we’ll do alright.

I think a bar crawl is asking a bit much but I’m more than happy to stay in the same place all day. FourPure also does food but there will be loads of similar options in any of the places here so settling into the bar with the best seating for us once we arrive should be fine. If we do end up not all being able to sit together these venues are nice big open spaces so milling about round tables or splitting into groups won’t be awkward and we won’t be crowding any of the walkways or anything. This feels like a safe bet to me.

Anyone got any further thoughts? If not I reckon we should go for it.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on August 31, 2021, 02:33:59 PM
It sounds fine to me but I'd feel more comfortable if it was booked, locked down and that. Either way I'll be there though
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 31, 2021, 03:09:11 PM
ALWAYS ONE ISNT THERE
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 31, 2021, 04:34:04 PM
Quote
I think if people are turning up around midday for this then there’s a decent chance of us getting a large seating area locked down without needing to reserve.

From experience of previous London meets you tend to get around 3-5 people until around 3pm when it starts growing, until around 8pm when it peaks.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 31, 2021, 04:59:20 PM
ALWAYS 3-5 UNTIL IT GROWS AND PEAKS ISNT THERE
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 31, 2021, 05:00:24 PM
Everyone should aim to get there at exactly the same time to avoid turning up late and trying to integrate with a large group of already pissed dickheads. Everyone do that please, nice one.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on August 31, 2021, 05:18:20 PM
Early start better for me, as I suspect I'll need to head elsewhere at around 6.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on August 31, 2021, 05:20:53 PM
Found out there's an important family do on the 9th Oct... On the way over here to post this I only wrote one word in my diary. It simply says… 'Bugger'
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: flotemysost on August 31, 2021, 07:03:28 PM
Anyone got any further thoughts? If not I reckon we should go for it.

I dunno, they can get quite busy and at the moment it's possible there might be a backlog of birthday celebrations, stag parties etc. booking up tables, so might be worth getting something locked in, just in case?

Tbf I haven't been since last year- it's possible they were (understandably) a lot stricter on limited guests per booking, milling about between tables etc. back then, so you might well be alright. There are also loads of options along that stretch, though I suppose it sort of defies the point of a meet if you're not all sitting in the same establishment.

Anyway, I quite literally cannot organise a pissup in a brewery, so I'm gonna stop there. FourPure is nice though. Also if anyone arrives early I can recommend some nice bookshops in the area.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on August 31, 2021, 08:02:58 PM
Sounds good to me as it’s just up the road
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 31, 2021, 10:03:06 PM
My issue with reserving a table for 20+ people is the staff are likely to get miffed if the majority of the people don’t turn up until at least like 4 hours after the reserved time, meaning the tables could have been used by other people if it gets busy. If people do start using those tables then it’s pretty awkward to try and shift potentially boozy table hogs who contest that we should have turned up on time. Sounds like a stretch maybe but trying to plan for worst case scenario here.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: idunnosomename on August 31, 2021, 10:04:30 PM
A table for 20?!? what is this, the Stonecutters?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Buelligan on August 31, 2021, 10:25:00 PM
My issue with reserving a table for 20+ people is the staff are likely to get miffed if the majority of the people don’t turn up until at least like 4 hours after the reserved time, meaning the tables could have been used by other people if it gets busy. If people do start using those tables then it’s pretty awkward to try and shift potentially boozy table hogs who contest that we should have turned up on time. Sounds like a stretch maybe but trying to plan for worst case scenario here.

Would it be sensible for four or five people to book tables for four or five people each?  Maybe at staggered times? 
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on August 31, 2021, 10:39:19 PM
My issue with reserving a table for 20+ people is the staff are likely to get miffed if the majority of the people don’t turn up until at least like 4 hours after the reserved time, meaning the tables could have been used by other people if it gets busy. If people do start using those tables then it’s pretty awkward to try and shift potentially boozy table hogs who contest that we should have turned up on time. Sounds like a stretch maybe but trying to plan for worst case scenario here.

I’m getting contact-anxiety just thinking about this.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on August 31, 2021, 10:50:03 PM
How annoying would someone be who only told you all at the last minute if they could make it? What an annoying cunt that would be!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on August 31, 2021, 11:30:13 PM
Would it be sensible for four or five people to book tables for four or five people each?  Maybe at staggered times? 

Sounds a bit chaotic. I might try enquiring about reserving something for 10 people and mention they’ll be turning up across the arvo and see how they feel about it?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 11:12:06 AM
Alright you shites. I made an enquiry to FourPure in Bermondsey asking how they feel about me making a 12-person booking (the maximum amount allowed on the form) for around midday if it's likely that over half the guests won't be turning up until after 3-4pm. I'll see what they respond with.

There are a couple of alternative options here:

1. I make the booking for later in the day, like 2pm at the earliest, to guarantee maximum arses on seats for the venue. This will however still potentially involve having to constantly be like "nah sorry we're expecting more" when harangued for empty chairs by other punters.

2. We go somewhere bigger. In Walthamstow there's Truman's Social Club (https://www.trumanssocialclub.co.uk/) which is huge:

Outside:

(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5f450a00c17e5c0390332841/1598533223572-QZ5PESS780BWFDXFWTUM/IMG_8917+2.jpeg?format=750w)   (https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5f450a00c17e5c0390332841/1598533272395-B25FFINKIH6CQTU54L4O/3-optimised.jpg?format=750w)

Inside:

(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5f450a00c17e5c0390332841/1606320132520-T3WNEHRJ3QCBWTWXY130/googleimagelow.jpg)

The beer's decent as you'd expect and it's on the Victoria line which is super accessible (speedy trains, very regular and linked to nearby rail from Kings Cross and Euston). They do food here and it's a stone's throw from the tube station. To be honest I'm leaning more towards this option, it's a decent venue and we'd have much more of a chance of landing a big space for everyone.

Thoughts? If there are no thoughts I will go ahead with it as I'd like to have it all sorted!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on September 07, 2021, 11:41:30 AM
Looks good.  Victoria line access will be a bonus for me.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on September 07, 2021, 11:55:11 AM
For mysterious reasons I refuse to expand upon I'm definitely much more likely to attend if it's in Walthamstow.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 07, 2021, 12:49:50 PM
Looks really good, well done nags.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 01:34:54 PM
For mysterious reasons I refuse to expand upon I'm definitely much more likely to attend if it's in Walthamstow.

I also would like to pass no comment on how this particular choice of location suits my preferences.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on September 07, 2021, 01:47:32 PM
Truman's is within the range of places close enough to me that I could walk to even if I out of my head on acid so I'd be more than okay with that.

One thing in its favour along with victoria line access is Blackhorse Rd has a pretty decent OG line running through it and St James St station is about a 15 minute walk away going straight to Liverpool St. Not very central at all but I'm surprised how well connected I am from here.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 07, 2021, 01:48:24 PM
Fine by me, fwiw.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 02:09:50 PM
Fine by me, fwiw.

It’s worth a lot, sweetie.

Truman's is within the range of places close enough to me that I could walk to even if I out of my head on acid so I'd be more than okay with that..

Please turn up trippin out your gourd and entertain us!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 02:16:06 PM
Right this is looking solid now. I’ll update the attendee list later but currently we’ve got:

DATE/TIME:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 9th
MIDDAY KICKOFF, MAYBE A BIT LATER

LOCATION:
TRUMAN’S SOCIAL CLUB, E17
(HUGE PLACE, GOOD BEER, PRESUMABLY GOOD SCRAN)

NEAREST STATIONS:
BLACKHORSE ROAD (VICTORIA LINE)
ST JAMES STREET (OVERGROUND)
TOTTENHAM HALE (VICTORIA LINE, NATIONAL RAIL)

Started writing that in all caps then realised it was a bit much but couldn’t be fucked to change it. Sorry.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 07, 2021, 02:29:00 PM
somehow managed to never go to walthamstow when i was living in london so well up for this. did the date change?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 02:40:04 PM
Shit soz, been booking something else for the day after so got the dates mixed up. Fixed now!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 07, 2021, 03:49:21 PM
Some of the reviews are a little concerning but we could be here forever going back and forward, no issue with the area, it's fairly convenient to reach. Cheers for looking into it Nags.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on September 07, 2021, 06:25:45 PM
(Posted "Would much prefer Walthamstow to Bermondsey." then discovered there was another page and the decision had already been made.)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 07, 2021, 06:33:53 PM
Some of the reviews are a little concerning but we could be here forever going back and forward, no issue with the area, it's fairly convenient to reach. Cheers for looking into it Nags.

Just had a skim of those myself. Seems like they’ve had a bit of a rough time getting their shit together post-lockdowns, but I’ve been there a handful of times in the last few months (I live about a mile away from it) and have never had an issue with the service. In fact they’ve always been very friendly and prompt!

I wouldn’t let it sway you too much if I were you, seems like they’re ironing out the kinks and it’ll probably be fine enough on the day.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on September 08, 2021, 12:39:18 AM
I'm *not* going but could all attendees please send over a schedule of planned toilet times and what they plan to expel in there during this time.

Thanks
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: non capisco on September 10, 2021, 12:57:23 AM
I also would like to pass no comment on how this particular choice of location suits my preferences.

PARTY BACK AT NAGSY'S, PARTY BACK AT NAGSY'S, LA LAAAA LA LA, LA LAAAA LA LA

LET'S ALL DO SOME STEROIDS, LET'S ALL DO SOME STEROIDS, LA LAAAA LA LA, LA LAAAA LA LA

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 10, 2021, 06:26:53 AM
You can have one steroid each since I’m nearly at the end of my course now and haven’t got many left. Fortunately that’s still enough to have you gurning your face off and chatting endless breeze about how fucking safe as fuck the guy in my local off licence is when you pop out for cigs.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 10, 2021, 06:20:10 PM
can one smoke steroids
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Brian Freeze on September 10, 2021, 07:57:25 PM
Can I chuck a fiver in the kitty to get The Mollusc a brandy with dry roasted peanut chaser? I think it's the one true challenge to his flavour combo smashing abilities.

(Serious about this btw)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on September 10, 2021, 08:15:34 PM
100% sincere has anyone got a house I can crash at if I get too fucked to find my way home
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on September 10, 2021, 08:17:06 PM
Warning: If you stay round at Mollusk's he'll be mad on the roids and challenging you to a bench press and smooching contest at 5am.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on September 10, 2021, 08:17:21 PM
fine with this
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 10, 2021, 11:06:55 PM
You've never even seen a bench, let alone pressed one. You're out of your depth, madhair.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on September 11, 2021, 12:10:24 AM
oh, i see, because i'm fat and out of shape
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on September 11, 2021, 12:27:10 AM
I’m only coming to this if I have a job by the time it happens. 50/50
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 11, 2021, 12:30:22 AM
Then we all wish you the very worst luck in your job search.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: flotemysost on September 11, 2021, 01:39:21 AM
somehow managed to never go to walthamstow when i was living in london so well up for this.

Gaining cold comfort from the fact that the location has shifted from my current doorstep to my doorstep as of earlier this year, tbf no cunt was open back then anyway (though I did pass it on my lockdown walks a few times).
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 11, 2021, 11:13:01 AM
100% sincere has anyone got a house I can crash at if I get too fucked to find my way home

There’s a chance you can crash at mine, but I don’t know how late I’ll be staying out myself as I’m travelling to Birmingham the following morning. I’d be Jazzy Jeffing you out the door at like 9am and you’d also be at the mercy of heading back to mine whenever I decide it’s bed time, depending on if you’re too bollocksed to get home at that specific point in time. The plus point is that my home is a 20 minute walk up the road from the pub. If you’re okay with these conditions and also the bench press thing and also potentially doing weird sex stuff with me and my fiancée and our two cats then I guess we can play it by ear on the day?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 11:31:08 AM
There’s a chance you can crash at mine, but I don’t know how late I’ll be staying out myself as I’m travelling to Birmingham the following morning. I’d be Jazzy Jeffing you out the door at like 9am and you’d also be at the mercy of heading back to mine whenever I decide it’s bed time, depending on if you’re too bollocksed to get home at that specific point in time. The plus point is that my home is a 20 minute walk up the road from the pub. If you’re okay with these conditions and also the bench press thing and also potentially doing weird sex stuff with me and my fiancée and our two cats then I guess we can play it by ear on the day?

That is weird
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bernice on September 11, 2021, 11:43:47 AM
I might come to this but I might not. Remain on edges of seats please. Up for shagging any of you/your fiances.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: olliebean on September 11, 2021, 11:45:40 AM
Can I skip the meet and just turn up for the shagging?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 11, 2021, 12:14:31 PM
That is weird

You want in on this action?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 12:16:19 PM
Maybe but still don't know if I can finish work early. Don't want to traipse from here to Walthamstow to find that you're all wankered and about to leave and I'm a cunt.

Also, money.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on September 11, 2021, 12:16:49 PM
Unless you meant ear sex in which case anytime anywhere
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on September 11, 2021, 12:23:30 PM
Can we have list of topics that will be under discussion so I can prep.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on September 11, 2021, 12:24:46 PM
Everyone will be arguing over who is the biggest paedo in attendance.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: chveik on September 11, 2021, 03:25:21 PM
Can we have list of topics that will be under discussion so I can prep.

crisps
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 11, 2021, 03:54:34 PM
Can we have list of topics that will be under discussion so I can prep.


crisps
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on September 11, 2021, 11:12:01 PM
1. Crisps.
2. The appropriateness or otherwise of listening to The Specials at a wake.
3. Bum sex.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 11, 2021, 11:41:11 PM
NONCING
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on September 12, 2021, 02:30:59 PM
How totally fucking ace and brillo pads Lisa Jesusandmarychain is ( perennial topic).
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 12, 2021, 05:50:31 PM
Attendee list update!

Confirmed (or as good as):
The Mollusk
pancreas
Angrew Lloyd Wegger
madhair60
GoblinAhFuckScary
Shoulders
non capisco
DrGreggles
billyandthecloneasaurus
Bobby Treetops
Butchers Blind
ZozyaSorris
Small Man Big Horse


Maybe? I dunno, I can't read you people:
jobotic
shiftwork2
Small Man Big Horse
Cuellar
Egyptian Feast
Emotional Support Peacock
Twit 2
Bernice
jobotic
Ambient Sheep


If your name's on the maybe list and you know you're deffo coming/not coming please let me know.

As previously mentioned I'll probably book a table for a bit later on in the afternoon, like 2pm, for 10 people. The place is spacious as fuck so I can't see it being an issue for us to either group another big table with ours when more of us arrive, or split off into a second large group on another table nearby.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on September 12, 2021, 06:38:08 PM
Confusingly I'm in both lists, but I am can confirm that I definitely will be there, I finish work at 2pm so will try and make it for 3pm-ish.

Huge nerds might like to know that the venue is about a 2 minute walk from Krypton Comics and Books, a shop I often like to walk in to, read stuff for free, and annoy the owner by not buying anything.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on September 12, 2021, 07:09:46 PM
A mutual friend of mine and Mollusk's has just become manager of a pub in Islington and he says twenty+ bald men calling eachother paedophiles will always be welcome in the function room.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 12, 2021, 07:49:01 PM
Deffo pls
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: poo on September 12, 2021, 07:57:53 PM
…bald men calling each other paedophiles…


As everycunt is saying now like a twat, this is very much “in my wheelhouse”
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bernice on September 12, 2021, 08:16:38 PM
twenty+ bald men calling each other paedophiles

Borges SLAMS Faulklands war.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Egyptian Feast on September 12, 2021, 09:23:59 PM
You can put me on the green list too. Should be able to make it mid-afternoonish.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on September 14, 2021, 05:35:43 PM
I honestly won't know if I'm coming along until about lunchtime on the day, maybe later.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Gurke and Hare on September 14, 2021, 05:43:45 PM
I'm a maybe.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Gurke and Hare on September 14, 2021, 05:52:05 PM
I've just been to look at the TSC website, and it seems that there's an Oktoberfest there that weekend, where you have to buy a £25 ticket to get in.

https://www.trumanssocialclub.co.uk/whats-on/oktoberfest

Not sure whether this will take over the whole place or just be an optional extra bit.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 14, 2021, 06:28:34 PM
Uh oh.

That will be an all day thing I expect. Good spot.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bernice on September 14, 2021, 06:45:16 PM
Who has an Oktoberfest in the middle of autumn?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 14, 2021, 06:48:14 PM
Who has an Oktoberfest in the middle of autumn?

It is a late September based festival that brings in October, as it were, but as British people can't be expected to know that, it does make more sense that we have our cack pisstaking phoney versions in October.

To extend the point further, the actual event held in Munich was cancelled this year.


Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 14, 2021, 07:10:39 PM
Fucks sake, that’s annoying. I was dead set on this as well. Might consider asking mine and imi’s mutual pal mentioned above about the function room thing.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 14, 2021, 07:16:44 PM
Penderel's Oak right now

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Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on September 14, 2021, 07:24:06 PM
Penderel's Oak right now

Wetherspoons is no for me.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 14, 2021, 07:59:39 PM
Wetherspoons is no for me.

For context, that's where they've always generally been. I wasn't saying 'Go to Penderel's Oak right now'.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 14, 2021, 08:03:02 PM
Speaking to my mate now who says the function room of his pub (Snooty Fox in N5, right by Canonbury station) is available with 27 maximum capacity. There’s a £50 refundable deposit which I’m happy to stick down, and a minimum bar spend of £400. Between 15 people that’s £27 each, which, if some people are also aiming to eat here, is reasonable. As a very worst case scenario, we may end up having to lump in a few quid each at the end of the night to tally up if the minimum spend, but I doubt it’ll come to that.

The one drawback worth noting is that the room is upstairs, so I’m not sure if anyone would struggle with this lack of disabled access? Would appreciate if anyone this applies to could let me know please! Otherwise I’d say this looks like a good backup plan.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 14, 2021, 08:12:49 PM
That seems like it could be a decent venue and plan Nags. Individually I am more than happy to go there. Will definitely be dropping £40+ with a meal and drinks.

Re: access, no-one should be excluded on that basis so you have done right to give the best possible chance for anyone affected.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 14, 2021, 08:37:39 PM
Fuckinell man. He’s just realised the date is a Saturday and says they might have a wedding booked in already. He won’t be able to confirm till tomorrow now.

He has also said that he’s happy to reserve a big corner of the pub for us if all else fails but that still brings up the issue of people arriving in dribs and drabs across the day and having our seats/tables nicked. I guess we’ll see what he says tomorrow.

I’m sorry for the hassle! Nice one Gurke and Hare for spotting that Oktoberfest thing though, would have been a serious drain if we’d not clocked that.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on September 14, 2021, 08:39:33 PM
Penderel's Oak right now

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Time to wheel out this again.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 15, 2021, 09:13:10 AM
Right the whole pub’s booked out for the day so that’s that plan in toilet. Getting a wee bit frustrated with this lark now, will have a look at other breweries around Walthamstow as there’s a few and see what I can muster from there.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 15, 2021, 09:20:17 AM
Penderel’s oak
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 15, 2021, 11:30:59 AM
This is the problem of knowing loads of London pubs but that are mainly pokey historic ones. Seating 15-20 people however...

Anyway. I will try:

How about here: Pub On The Park
https://maps.app.goo.gl/qqkQtPpuFL3tQ9t78

Or here:
The Engineer
https://maps.app.goo.gl/vgJAx8LjWfUmjC2ZA

Or here:
The Lion And Unicorn
https://maps.app.goo.gl/6utoKyQmzf4bq4vYA

Or here:
The Turk's Head
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ybgre1rDov2L57Fv5


All bland but nice outdoor areas, seemingly not owned by as ostentatiously an awful person as Tim Martin but still probably awful people of some sort.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 15, 2021, 11:32:01 AM
The Scolt Head
https://maps.app.goo.gl/RfNGtt3gx1wteQdb6
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 15, 2021, 11:58:14 AM
What happened to organising a piss-up in a brewery? There is some rumour circulating that there are many.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 15, 2021, 12:49:19 PM
Has that cereal cafe closed down yet?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 15, 2021, 01:04:57 PM
Pivo would have been a good venue to choose. Spacious, communal, easy to find, good access, good beer, but I don't think they do vegan food.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 15, 2021, 01:37:19 PM
What happened to organising a piss-up in a brewery? There is some rumour circulating that there are many.

all them big ones in hackney wick!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 15, 2021, 01:41:24 PM
all them big ones in hackney wick!

WELL THEN LET'S GO THERE

Pivo would have been a good venue to choose. Spacious, communal, easy to find, good access, good beer, but I don't think they do vegan food.

If we know how many chlorophyll nazis we have, I'm sure a booking for 20 odd (or whatever) would be a reasonable inducement for them to put something on.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: boki on September 15, 2021, 02:12:57 PM
Has that cereal cafe closed down yet?
Burned to the fucking ground[1], mate.
 1. possibly[1]
 1. I don't actually know[1]
 1. one can hope
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 15, 2021, 05:22:50 PM
(http://img01.beerintheevening.com/a3/a30450b078808ffee0fd3097106023c0.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on September 16, 2021, 12:18:34 AM
This is the problem of knowing loads of London pubs but that are mainly pokey historic ones. Seating 15-20 people however...

Anyway. I will try:

How about here: Pub On The Park
https://maps.app.goo.gl/qqkQtPpuFL3tQ9t78

Or here:
The Engineer
https://maps.app.goo.gl/vgJAx8LjWfUmjC2ZA

Or here:
The Lion And Unicorn
https://maps.app.goo.gl/6utoKyQmzf4bq4vYA

Or here:
The Turk's Head
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ybgre1rDov2L57Fv5


All bland but nice outdoor areas, seemingly not owned by as ostentatiously an awful person as Tim Martin but still probably awful people of some sort.

Pub On The Park is round the corner from me so have been a bunch of times. The garden is massive with some big gazebo thing they've added recently to accommodate bad weather but is also very popular on weekends. Basically it's  rows of beaches on a typically first come first serve basis. Seats inside near the brewing equipment (they have a brewery inside) but don't think enough for a group your size.

Beer Merchants Tap in Hackney Wick is great if they do bookings, excellent beers and decent sized outside area.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: flotemysost on September 16, 2021, 12:34:41 AM
Has that cereal cafe closed down yet?

This prompted me to Google the place, which in turn reminded me of the owners' not inconsiderable resemblance to celebrity nonce Ian Watkins, a fact remarked upon here at the time. I once shamelessly recycled this joke with someone I met on Tinder - he lived right by the cafe and I also used to see the owners at my work quite a bit, so we had a stupid "guess what, the Watkins twins are in my office/standing next to me at the pub again" running joke for a bit.

(It closed last year, apparently.)

Not to confuse things further by throwing yet another idea into the mix but if you're still after something in the Walthamstow area, The Collab is very near the Tube station and does vegan food options (not tried it but heard good things); the Ravenswood Estate has the (both very decent, IMHO) Pillars and Wildcard breweries - not sure what the seating/booking situation is with either of the latter, and those might be a bit more limited with food options nearby, but maybe a bit more scope to casually wander/mingle between tables there (though I'm sure anyone in the area already knows about these anyway, so ignore if these have been dashed off the list!).

all them big ones in hackney wick!

Yeah probably a better shout tbf.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Emotional Support Peacock on September 16, 2021, 04:06:42 PM
Pub On The Park is round the corner from me so have been a bunch of times.

I used to live just across the road from it and almost had my wedding reception there until they fucked up massively with 2 weeks to go. For that reason, do not go there!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on September 16, 2021, 05:18:07 PM
Fortunately/unfortunately (del. as appropriate) I am upgrading my attendance status from maybe to most likely.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 16, 2021, 05:32:12 PM
Beer Merchants Tap in Hackney Wick is great if they do bookings, excellent beers and decent sized outside area.

it's a good place! site currently reads:

Quote
We are now taking walk-ins only. We have a enough tables to host most guests upon arrival. Inside we can host groups of up to 6 people. Outdoor we are allowed to host groups of up to 30 people. Please email tap@beermerchants.com if you wish to visit in a group larger than 10 people to see if we accomodate.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 16, 2021, 06:12:11 PM
Thanks everyone especially Shoulders for the suggestions. Trying to whittle down the best places in terms of location and food options (Shoulders although a lot of yours look great with decent sized outdoor spaces, the vegan options are kinda limited).

Beer Merchants Tap in Hackney Wick is great if they do bookings, excellent beers and decent sized outside area.

This sounds like a good option. They have a rotating street food thing going on and their social media doesn't say what's on currently, but given it's in Hackney it's almost certain to be accomodating. There's also the added benefit of there being the Crate and Howling Hops breweries all within a stones throw of one another (I've been to both and they have ample seating indoor and outdoor) so if we're struggling for space we can scout another place and fuck off round the corner. I reckon I'm gonna email email the BMT and ask them about sorting a table for 10 at around 2-3pm unless there's any objections?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 16, 2021, 07:04:40 PM
My fiancée who used to live in Wick has said the place gets really busy from the afternoon onwards on weekends. So yeah fuck I dunno. My head is starting to fog up now. I don’t know what the best thing to do is, kinda feeling like I’m ballsing this up.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on September 16, 2021, 08:38:37 PM
Did you email them? Let's stick with it unless they tell us not to. This is my commandment. You can blame me if it goes wrong.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 16, 2021, 08:45:21 PM
deffo worth a shot? i've only ever really been there in the daytime and there's usually been plenty o' space. was there on a scorching bank holiday in may and it only started getting proper busy round 5ish
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 16, 2021, 10:02:19 PM
(https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/pocketgems/uploads/episodeinteractive/original/4X/2/6/4/26470f47406586a8cdd8b37f878374b6bfe7fca4.gif)

Penderel's Oak is evil! Evil! Will it win again?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on September 16, 2021, 10:29:54 PM
Thanks everyone especially Shoulders for the suggestions. Trying to whittle down the best places in terms of location and food options (Shoulders although a lot of yours look great with decent sized outdoor spaces, the vegan options are kinda limited).

This sounds like a good option. They have a rotating street food thing going on and their social media doesn't say what's on currently, but given it's in Hackney it's almost certain to be accomodating. There's also the added benefit of there being the Crate and Howling Hops breweries all within a stones throw of one another (I've been to both and they have ample seating indoor and outdoor) so if we're struggling for space we can scout another place and fuck off round the corner. I reckon I'm gonna email email the BMT and ask them about sorting a table for 10 at around 2-3pm unless there's any objections?

Really like Howling Hops and noticed that they've just put back the long communal bench style seating inside so it has a much higher capacity (although in a group it might mean you're all sat in parallel rows rather than all around a table), they've got some great Colombian street food with loads of vegan options too, the hot vegan shwarma arepa is something I'm mildly obsessed with.

Crate's food offerings are solely pizzas but they let you add vegan cheese as well as having a couple of other options.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: chveik on September 16, 2021, 10:37:42 PM
buy a vodka bottle, find a park, done.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on September 16, 2021, 11:21:31 PM
WHERE ARE THE FUCKING PHOTOS?!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 20, 2021, 03:03:56 PM
BMT still haven’t replied to my email to book a spot. Will try Howling Hops as they’ve got the big long tables.

FourPure never responded to my message a week or two back either so if this becomes a recurring thing I honestly think we’re gonna have to just risk turning up at one of these places and making the most of it. Even speaking as a very anally organised and punctual person I’d say it’s probably going to be less hassle than it seems.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on September 20, 2021, 03:36:54 PM
So is this deffo the 9th?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 20, 2021, 04:10:26 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on September 20, 2021, 04:34:44 PM
Ta.

I may well be working in Heathrow that weekend, which is almost certainly the wrong bit of London to be considered nearby.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on September 20, 2021, 04:39:14 PM
You're in control - divert the plane.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 20, 2021, 05:27:37 PM
You're in control - divert the plane.

Fuck, if it was exactly a month later we could have had our own 9/11.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on September 20, 2021, 05:32:24 PM
Just looked on the tube map.
Fucking miles away.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: flotemysost on September 20, 2021, 09:27:14 PM
FWIW I had a pint at Anspach & Hobday (one of the other Bermondsey ones) a couple of weekends ago when it was nigh on tropical weather and there was barely anyone else there, so if you did go for that neck of the woods there's enough options along that stretch under the arches that I'm sure you'd find something.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 20, 2021, 09:32:35 PM
Looks like I'm out due to a rescheduled family birthday do on the 2nd and now gonna be away on 9th. Have fun at VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED, though.

I jest, it really would be handy to find a permanent replacement to Penderel's Oak.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 23, 2021, 12:01:39 PM
Greggles and Shoulders I’m sorry to hear you can’t make it!

Right so still not heard back from any venue on this and am therefore proceeding with OPERATION: JUST TURN UP.

Saturday 9th October - 3PM onwards

Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney Wick
99 Wallis Road, E9 5LN


I’ll be there from the start time (which I think is reasonable, don’t wanna start too early, I’ve got stuff planned either side of this event and the weekend is likely gonna fuck me up) and I’ll do my best to secure a decent sized table. If anyone is definitely able to be there at this time too, please speak up here because it would be greatly appreciated to know what our odds are on locking down a decent space.

As mentioned above, there are two other sizeable breweries within a stones throw of this one so if there’s any issue with space here I can fuck off round the corner and scout for a better spot if required.

I was considering starting a WhatsApp group chat for this, in the event that there’s any need for change of location to one of the nearby spots, so if people are happy to do this to stay up to date on any issues then please PM me with your mobile number. Updates will of course be posted here as and when necessary too.

It’s been quiet in this thread for a little while so if anyone also fancies just letting me know they’re still deffo coming I’d appreciate that too!

Thanks all!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Janie Jones on September 23, 2021, 12:18:14 PM
Don’t want to carp, it’s murder trying to organise these things. I have no skin in the game as I’m away in October but I do know the Beer Merchants Tap and it’s expensive even by my East London craft beer standards! Beware the corkage if you choose a beer from the fridges.

[Penderels Oak whistles tunelessly while performatively polishing its ‘£10 for 4 bottles of Stella’ promo sign]

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 23, 2021, 12:27:23 PM
i am 98% certain of coming. i'm staying just by viccy park nearby so it's easy for me also

re: prices. the ales are expensive but they tend to have a lager on for like 5/5.50 which is pretty standard going rate for london these days
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on September 23, 2021, 02:50:11 PM
Greggles and Shoulders I’m sorry to hear you can’t make it!

Still hope to, but I doubt it'll be for more than a couple of hours at most.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 23, 2021, 04:06:40 PM
Don’t want to carp, it’s murder trying to organise these things. I have no skin in the game as I’m away in October but I do know the Beer Merchants Tap and it’s expensive even by my East London craft beer standards! Beware the corkage if you choose a beer from the fridges.

[Penderels Oak whistles tunelessly while performatively polishing its ‘£10 for 4 bottles of Stella’ promo sign]



Fantastic, cheers. That’s very helpful at this stage in the planning.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Egyptian Feast on September 23, 2021, 04:09:58 PM
I'm still planning to come and will try to get there for 3PM or so.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Janie Jones on September 23, 2021, 04:29:27 PM
Fantastic, cheers. That’s very helpful at this stage in the planning.

Oof, burnt! Sorry, just a friendly warning about the prices and the corkage. It’s a good place to meet, there’ll be no problem getting a table, food gets good reviews and there’s plenty of places nearby if you did want to move on.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on September 23, 2021, 04:38:37 PM
Can probably be there by 2, certainly by 3.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 23, 2021, 04:51:18 PM
i am 98% certain of coming. i'm staying just by viccy park nearby so it's easy for me also

re: prices. the ales are expensive but they tend to have a lager on for like 5/5.50 which is pretty standard going rate for london these days

*ferris does quick math*

*realizes that’s what I pay in my tiny city*

Err what the fuck I'm getting absolutely hosed.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on September 23, 2021, 04:53:38 PM
I can make it for 3pm providing you fancy a terse, difficult conversation with a fat man
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 23, 2021, 07:10:44 PM
Oof, burnt!

It’s just kinda annoying to spend a bunch of time arranging something and then when the last bit’s announced for someone to say “Ah yeah by the way here’s what’s bad about that.” I appreciate the concern but the venue’s been floating about in the thread for a week now with no objection so I just went for it.

Anyway, really looking forward to this! I’ve only ever been to two meets so it’s nice to have organised one which hopefully will be LEGENDARY.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on September 23, 2021, 07:19:19 PM
I am a possible at this. Going to have to look at what me transport options are when I get paid.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 23, 2021, 07:23:58 PM
heya they don't have prices online but i found this on twitter from last month if anyone was just curious

(https://i.imgur.com/7JMedHp.png)

honestly it's more expensive than this down in brighton. more standard stuff ok prices and then mad wanker beers a premium if ya fancy

that black pig one is mint
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Emotional Support Peacock on September 23, 2021, 07:38:35 PM
Yeah those pints aren’t so pricey. Definitely £6 or over for those in pubs round here.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on September 23, 2021, 08:01:13 PM
Should be able to pop by wherever it is, the day after I've a day long welding class though so I mightn't stick around very long.

Does everyone kind of just separate into groups on the basis of the thread they're most fixated with? A few people ranting about Labour in one corner, a Glinner group in another, one guy banging on about Animal Collective...
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on September 23, 2021, 08:01:55 PM
Yeah it’s pub prices on the whole, with some expensive options in there too.  Some quality tramp action in the right hand column.

Another early bird here.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on September 23, 2021, 08:06:57 PM
Should be able to pop by wherever it is, the day after I've a day long welding class though so I mightn't stick around very long.

Does everyone kind of just separate into groups on the basis of the thread they're most fixated with? A few people ranting about Labour in one corner, a Glinner group in another, one guy banging on about Animal Collective...

haha i do not want to talk about glinner irl
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on September 23, 2021, 08:14:06 PM
Should be able to pop by wherever it is, the day after I've a day long welding class though so I mightn't stick around very long.

Does everyone kind of just separate into groups on the basis of the thread they're most fixated with? A few people ranting about Labour in one corner, a Glinner group in another, one guy banging on about Animal Collective...

We all scream about noncing all of the time.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on September 23, 2021, 10:08:32 PM
£5 for Paulaner is exactly what you'd pay in Leeds, although Leeds is a tragic corporate hellhole desperate to be like London and Manchester so not necessarily indicative, but that certainly isn't wack ol London tahn prices.

However, anyone who pays £5.50 for Kona Big Wave is a valve that should be removed from 'it all'.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on September 23, 2021, 10:21:04 PM
However, anyone who pays £5.50 for Kona Big Wave is a valve that should be removed from 'it all'.

That's also cheaper than some of the other places in East London, £6 a pint in a couple that I've been into recently.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on September 23, 2021, 11:43:59 PM
£5 for Paulaner is exactly what you'd pay in Leeds, although Leeds is a tragic corporate hellhole desperate to be like London and Manchester so not necessarily indicative, but that certainly isn't wack ol London tahn prices.

However, anyone who pays £5.50 for Kona Big Wave is a valve that should be removed from 'it all'.

Shoulders on the money here. That's an execrable beer.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Dex Sawash on September 24, 2021, 12:48:16 AM
Why not just make them all 5.50? Surely it would all rinse out the same at the end and save a lot of bother.

Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bernice on September 24, 2021, 06:58:31 AM
I like a big wave. Sorry, tastemakers and trendsetters.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Emotional Support Peacock on September 24, 2021, 07:00:32 AM
I like a big wave. Sorry, tastemakers and trendsetters.

I really like the branding which has made me buy the cans before. It was OK, a bit watery.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 24, 2021, 11:25:27 AM
Why not just make them all 5.50? Surely it would all rinse out the same at the end and save a lot of bother.



Good way to set up a money laundering scheme as well.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on September 30, 2021, 05:32:52 PM
Ooh, it's October tomorrow!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on September 30, 2021, 06:45:38 PM
What better way to ring in the cold autumnal weather than by SMASHING A FUCKLOAD OF PINTS
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: poo on September 30, 2021, 11:21:37 PM
Guys have you thought about how you’re gonna do the “cocks” in pints pic?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bennett Brauer on September 30, 2021, 11:40:08 PM
Alternative title for the meet since Oktoberfest is taken

(https://i.imgur.com/rmgmYHx.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 01, 2021, 07:26:37 AM
Guys have you thought about how you’re gonna do the “cocks” in pints pic?

I usually start with the pint and work backwards.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 04, 2021, 06:35:03 PM
Weather’s currently looking nice for Saturday - 19 degrees and sunny for the afternoon!

Looking forward to getting a healthy tan on my cock when I’m drying it after photographing it in YOUR PINT.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on October 05, 2021, 12:07:43 PM
I'm down to Maybe status unfortunately, I still hope to make it but if I do it won't be until the evening.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 05, 2021, 12:15:52 PM
No worries Big H. Be great to see you if you can make it!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 05, 2021, 12:31:31 PM
I'll hopefully make this, unless I impulsively go to the Four Tet show the night before.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 07, 2021, 04:30:36 PM
EVENT INFO REMINDER: THIS IS HAPPENING THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Saturday 9th October - 3PM TILL LATE

Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney Wick
99 Wallis Road, E9 5LN


None of these dickhead venues responded to my emails or messages on social media, so as previously mentioned, I am just going to TURN THE FUCK UP along with a few others who've agreed to get there for the start time, and we'll do our best to secure a big table or area until err'body else gradually arrives.

This place looks good, with a [fire emoji] selection of beers at surprisingly reasonable prices. It'll almost definitely have a decent amount of food options too. Again, as previously mentioned, it's a stones throw away from two other sizeable breweries so in a worst case scenario that we're pushed for space or they ask or to leave for too much heavy nonce chat, we can shimmy off round the corner and hassle those places up instead.

UPDATED LIST OF CUNTS DEFFO OR MAYBZ ATTENDING:

Confirmed (or as good as):
The Mollusk
pancreas
Angrew Lloyd Wegger
madhair60
GoblinAhFuckScary

non capisco
billyandthecloneasaurus
Bobby Treetops
Butchers Blind
ZozyaSorris
Twit 2
Egyptian Feast
shiftwork2
peanutbutter


Maybe? I dunno, I can't read you people:
jobotic
imitationleather
Gurke and Hare
DrGreggles
Small Man Big Horse
Cuellar
Emotional Support Peacock
Bernice
jobotic
Ambient Sheep


(https://frinkiac.com/meme/S07E13/1048430.jpg?b64lines=QXJlIHRoZXJlIGFueSBxdWVzdGlvbnM_)(https://frinkiac.com/img/S07E13/1049064.jpg)
(https://frinkiac.com/meme/S07E13/1051566.jpg?b64lines=IEtlZXBpbmcgaW4gbWluZCB0aGF0IEkKIGFscmVhZHkgZXhwbGFpbmVkIGFib3V0CnRoZSBjb2NrcyBpbiBwaW50cy4KCgoKCgoKCg==)(https://frinkiac.com/img/S07E13/1055103.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on October 07, 2021, 04:50:25 PM
Looking shaky for me now as I've just got FUCKING ILL. If I don't feel better I will not be coming and to be honest I might need the rest anyway. But I will try.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: imitationleather on October 07, 2021, 05:25:17 PM
Looking shaky for me now as I've just got FUCKING ILL. If I don't feel better I will not be coming and to be honest I might need the rest anyway. But I will try.

Well this makes me feel I should make special effort to go.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 07, 2021, 05:43:04 PM
Looking shaky for me now as I've just got FUCKING ILL. If I don't feel better I will not be coming and to be honest I might need the rest anyway. But I will try.

The bloody NERVE of you getting ill. Unreal.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Ambient Sheep on October 07, 2021, 08:36:48 PM
Maybe? I dunno, I can't read you people:
jobotic
imitationleather
Gurke and Hare
DrGreggles
Small Man Big Horse
Cuellar
Emotional Support Peacock
Bernice
jobotic
Ambient Sheep

Very unlikely, tbh.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on October 07, 2021, 09:20:43 PM
Cambridge to Hounslow West to Hackney Wick is a bit of a cuntish trek, so we'll see.
All depends on how the Hounslow West bit goes really.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 07, 2021, 09:24:36 PM
Fair enough my dudes.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on October 07, 2021, 09:26:14 PM
What is greggles doing at Heathrow, is it a weekend 9/11?  Nobody reads this so you can tell us here.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on October 07, 2021, 09:30:38 PM
What is greggles doing at Heathrow, is it a weekend 9/11?  Nobody reads this so you can tell us here.

New office. Need to get it IT ready for Monday. Oh dear.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on October 07, 2021, 09:43:53 PM
I can't come.

Sorry, this almost never happens.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on October 08, 2021, 11:59:51 AM
Sorry pals I can't make this. Too ill. I'm pretty fucked off about it as I'd been looking forward to it, lots of people I wanted to meet. I'll come to the next one, please ensure there is a next one
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Butchers Blind on October 08, 2021, 12:10:46 PM
I'm going to have to bow out too unfortunately, this is purely due to unforseen fiscal reasons. Hope everyone has a great day.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 08, 2021, 12:16:15 PM
You fucking melts

There, now I’ve berated and humiliated you, you’ve no choice but to grow a pair and turn up for this. See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on October 08, 2021, 12:28:14 PM
Seems very unlikely for me now too.
Work shitness.
Soz.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on October 08, 2021, 01:20:14 PM
Sorry pals I can't make this. Too ill. I'm pretty fucked off about it as I'd been looking forward to it, lots of people I wanted to meet. I'll come to the next one, please ensure there is a next one

NONCE!!!!!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Petey Pate on October 08, 2021, 01:57:43 PM
I may turn up to this depending on how I feel tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 08, 2021, 02:11:09 PM
Maybe this meet should be sponsored by Cadbury’s - bunch of melting flakes.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on October 08, 2021, 02:19:31 PM
NONCE!!!!!
That's fair
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 08, 2021, 06:21:36 PM
come on u cunts i'm TRAVELLING for this
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on October 08, 2021, 06:38:09 PM
Aaaarrrgghhhhh!!!!  One of those things innit.  Unfortunately it turns out that nothing better has come up and I will be there.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 08, 2021, 07:05:45 PM
Should be there early evening unless I have a panic attack about the idea of dealing with people last minute, currently using it as an excuse to get me to head out Stratford way to get some things in Uniqlo.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 08, 2021, 07:14:28 PM
head out Stratford way to get some things in Uniqlo.

westfields? godspeed you, peanut
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 08, 2021, 07:46:08 PM
I wonder if CaB lurkers come to these CaB meets and just, you know, lurk? Has anybody ever RT flounced too?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: icehaven on October 08, 2021, 07:52:27 PM
Won't be there and can't even send you a massive jug of vile purple cocktail as you're not at a Spoons. I'm sure your night will be immeasurably improved by this.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Egyptian Feast on October 08, 2021, 08:35:48 PM
Won't be there and can't even send you a massive jug of vile purple cocktail as you're not at a Spoons. I'm sure your night will be immeasurably improved by this.

A-ha! Belated thanks for the Purple Rains (and everyone else who had odd-coloured liquids sent to our table). The last London meet was the most I've drank in the last decade, mainly because I made an extra effort to help finish the remainder of the various jugs after most people had gone. I can assure you not a drop was wasted, nor thrown up on a tube carriage.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on October 08, 2021, 08:43:03 PM
If you’re even remotely considering coming to this then please do.  It’s nothing more than the forum but in person.  They’re extremely welcoming.  There’s a ‘take the plunge’ aspect but that shouldn’t last long, then it’s just this shit.  Do it.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Egyptian Feast on October 08, 2021, 08:49:40 PM
Definitely. I was shitting myself last time (not literally, which did help) and everyone there, including the fine gentleman from the above post, made me feel welcome from the off. G'wan, it'll be worth it.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: non capisco on October 08, 2021, 10:19:29 PM
Don't fret, fans, I'm still coming
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 08, 2021, 10:25:20 PM
If you’re even remotely considering coming to this then please do.  It’s nothing more than the forum but in person.  They’re extremely welcoming.  There’s a ‘take the plunge’ aspect but that shouldn’t last long, then it’s just this shit.  Do it.

On the money. Nothing to add.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 08, 2021, 10:28:33 PM
This meet is a lot different from most other meets though, in one distinct regard: they’ve not had me squawking like a giant parrot laying smelly eggs in my pants through the duration.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 08, 2021, 10:30:27 PM
Yeah fair enough I’d like to revise my opinion to “avoid at all costs”.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on October 08, 2021, 10:44:13 PM
If you’re even remotely considering coming to this then please do.  It’s nothing more than the forum but in person.  They’re extremely welcoming.  There’s a ‘take the plunge’ aspect but that shouldn’t last long, then it’s just this shit.  Do it.

Definitely. I was shitting myself last time (not literally, which did help) and everyone there, including the fine gentleman from the above post, made me feel welcome from the off. G'wan, it'll be worth it.

On the money. Nothing to add.

Depends. I went to one once, buoyed by similar advice. Felt very uncomfortable and struggled to make conversation, despite nice people there. In fairness that is

nothing more than the forum but in person.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on October 08, 2021, 10:44:34 PM
If you’re even remotely considering coming to this then please do.  It’s nothing more than the forum but in person.  They’re extremely welcoming.  There’s a ‘take the plunge’ aspect but that shouldn’t last long, then it’s just this shit.  Do it.

Spot on.
I'm genuinely gutted that I can't meet up with this shower of cunts tomorrow.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on October 08, 2021, 11:01:41 PM
Spot on.
I'm genuinely gutted that I can't meet up with this shower of cunts tomorrow.

Yeah. Me too. Love a CaB meet, great bunch of lads. Happiest and most peaceful I ever feel these days. And I laugh more at them than in any other company.

To be fair lately I have been on the auld "brain altering drugs" during, so that accounts for at least some of my sense of equilibrium.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on October 08, 2021, 11:04:37 PM
I'm really pissed off that I can't come, but I honestly can't. Love to meet some of you lot (others I hope I never see)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Vitamin C on October 09, 2021, 12:12:00 AM
It’s nothing more than the forum but in person.

How does the block list work in this scenario?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: ImmaculateClump on October 09, 2021, 01:20:07 AM
We have our own private get together, under a bridge.
It did start out as a "why is vitamin c ignoring us?" support group, people climbing the walls, driven mad by rejection, but we've long since moved on, finding the acceptance we craved in each other through our mutual bond. We mostly just discuss knitting patterns nowadays, if you must know.
I had to ask someone who you were, to be honest. I knew your name rang a bell, but I thought I'd best make sure.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: seepage on October 09, 2021, 06:28:08 AM
Looked at the map out of curiosity and this seemed surprisingly achievable but then argh Rail-Replacement Bus Service
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bobby Treetops on October 09, 2021, 09:28:51 AM
I'm meeting friends with their kids in tow this afternoon but I plan to come down there for around 7. The wonders of not having your own children.

Mrs Treetops may come along as well, if she can be arsed.

I'll check in to see if you've moved on elsewhere and will keep an eye out for some middle aged balding men in ill-fitting obsure band t-shirts.

This is if you haven't fallen out with each other and flouced off home by then.



Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: jobotic on October 09, 2021, 09:30:50 AM
I'm really pissed off that I can't come, but I honestly can't. Love to meet some of you lot (others I hope I never see)
Pissed when I wrote that. The bit in brackets doesn't apply to anyone who is going to this!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: poo on October 09, 2021, 09:44:30 AM
pls pic CinP
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Catalogue of ills on October 09, 2021, 09:56:13 AM
Is there an option to not take part but just sit and watch (while masturbating)?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on October 09, 2021, 10:13:23 AM
Wouldn't it be funny if I wasnae actually living in foreign climes, but was in fact living in England, and had decided to take the plunge and get meself down to London on the coach, entering the meeting meet- up in mid- flow whilst shouting " SURPRISE,YOU  PACK OF CUNTS!"
Yes, that'd be grand.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: WhoMe on October 09, 2021, 11:11:59 AM
Have a good one all, looks like you've got the weather for it as well. 
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: chveik on October 09, 2021, 11:22:56 AM
and a good cocks in pints to you
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 11:24:28 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/swsXXwx/E2-E67-F80-06-C1-4-CD8-BB10-F88-AEA51-E6-E6.jpg)

Here’s the first meet photo. I’m feeling GREAT and I can’t wait to see everyone! I definitely don’t wish I was dead and I definitely don’t feel like throwing myself into a thresher, hehe!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Chollis on October 09, 2021, 11:25:30 AM
don't tell me you went out boozing last night!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Janie Jones on October 09, 2021, 11:40:01 AM
come on u cunts i'm TRAVELLING for this
You will have the privilege I usually enjoy of being the only woman poster (I’m not including partners of CaBbers) at the meet. This means you will have to judge the Cocks in Pints competition but it’s not difficult, there’s always a clear winner.

Have a lovely time y’all and Madhair I hope you get well soon.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on October 09, 2021, 12:07:36 PM
Looked at the map out of curiosity and this seemed surprisingly achievable but then argh Rail-Replacement Bus Service

Pull yourself together and get on it.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 01:22:02 PM
don't tell me you went out boozing last night!

WHAT AM I LIKE

ready for the dance floor today my dudes, feeling fragile as fuck but will be there for 3ish, smoke weed and worship satan
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on October 09, 2021, 01:28:38 PM
Having coffee and a crepe in a very twee place with a live laugh love sign in the gentrified bit of Holloway Road and I just got stung by a pissed off wasp. Things can only get better
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 01:54:38 PM
Just clocked that I lost my wallet last night, so my life could also be better right now. Probably gonna be about half hour late for this. Fucks saaake
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 09, 2021, 01:59:49 PM
What're the times for all of this? I've gotta go panic buy some boots beforehand, aiming to be round Hackney Wick by about 6 still.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: non capisco on October 09, 2021, 02:05:44 PM
I should be there just before 5.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 09, 2021, 02:16:28 PM
You will have the privilege I usually enjoy of being the only woman poster (I’m not including partners of CaBbers) at the meet. This means you will have to judge the Cocks in Pints competition but it’s not difficult, there’s always a clear winner.

Have a lovely time y’all and Madhair I hope you get well soon.

oh it'll be a privilege alright. hopefully bringing my pal so there'll be at least another gal counsel me in my judgement

woke up feeling bad for no real reason, myself, so i'll prob get there a bit later round 6 or so.

bus replacement service :)))))
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Petey Pate on October 09, 2021, 02:22:20 PM
I'm a similar state to Mollusk/Nags (though thankfully my wallet is here) but I've decided I'll make my way down. I can make it there for 5 if I'm not too much of a lazy arse.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 09, 2021, 02:59:43 PM
Pancreas, shiftwork and Twit 2 (semi bald, haired, bald, respectively) are here. Cocks in pints in garden area.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 09, 2021, 03:05:07 PM
Nary a glans on show, fuck going on
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 09, 2021, 03:06:25 PM
Yeah I’m watching these herberts through the CCTV cameras and it’s not living up to billing I’m afraid.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 09, 2021, 03:09:25 PM
Quote
Yeah I’m watching these herberts

Oh so they've at least breached cloth then?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 09, 2021, 03:10:09 PM
Oh so they've at least breached cloth then?

Call it a mixed bag.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 03:16:33 PM
Pancreas, shiftwork and Twit 2 (semi bald, haired, bald, respectively) are here. Cocks in pints in garden area.

17 seconds early, I’m impressed
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on October 09, 2021, 03:22:41 PM
The overground at Highbury & Islington looked busy so I decided to walk it instead. Fuck me this is taking ages. Will be with you all shortly
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 03:25:54 PM
The overground at Highbury & Islington looked busy so I decided to walk it instead. Fuck me this is taking ages. Will be with you all shortly

Haha, I’ve just departed High & I on the overground. It is busy!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on October 09, 2021, 03:31:30 PM
Have fun, you pricks.

[continues waiting for BT engineer to arrive]
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 09, 2021, 04:15:09 PM
Nags can’t be wait to be a petticoated nephew a moment longer:

(https://i.postimg.cc/CMDnhVzB/01-A847-C5-E77-B-4009-B340-A11195-E1058-A.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Petey Pate on October 09, 2021, 04:21:37 PM
Stuck in bloody traffic on the M40. Should have got the train rather than the coach.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 09, 2021, 04:30:49 PM
Who’ll be the first to fist the dirty elephant? Place your bets!

(https://i.postimg.cc/CK55q3Jg/E04734-FA-AF73-46-D7-8906-4160-D7592-E8-B.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: seepage on October 09, 2021, 04:52:27 PM
Pull yourself together and get on it.

As it was a nice day I was coerced into going out for breakfast and am now drunk and pissed up on booze already. Have a lovely time though.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Barry Admin on October 09, 2021, 05:00:54 PM
Have a great evening folks!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on October 09, 2021, 05:06:25 PM
have a spendit time out in that there London. Expect detailed reports as the evening progresses.
(https://i.imgur.com/zglqnQI.jpg)
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 09, 2021, 05:07:07 PM
Who’ll be the first to fist the dirty elephant? Place your bets!

(https://i.postimg.cc/CK55q3Jg/E04734-FA-AF73-46-D7-8906-4160-D7592-E8-B.jpg)

Must admit doing a double take to check if this wasn't an inflatable goatse
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on October 09, 2021, 05:09:29 PM
Angrew and I got through the first 48 bars of Clapping Music. Winners
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on October 09, 2021, 05:11:07 PM
(https://d17mj1ha1c2g57.cloudfront.net/v1/KW4aFamkNgXtkIm3RLwgTjXAxuk/1024x576%23/80/shotsmag/production/clips/22237-5f0d86af44cf06.36976168-7a132b00e9053476ca62d603347bfc70.jpg?v=1&quality=80&format=jpeg)

"c'mon.. help us get that trunk in"
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: madhair60 on October 09, 2021, 05:11:45 PM
have fun folks. really sad I'm not there.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: ZoyzaSorris on October 09, 2021, 05:24:53 PM
Sorry guys, buggered up overground combined with other half being out all day leaving me with kid combined with general malaise from two week cold aftermath has meant it might have to be next time for me. Have fun.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Catalogue of ills on October 09, 2021, 05:29:17 PM
Can't really imagine going to one of these.

"Who are you then?"

"Er, Catalogue of Ills?"

"....."

"....."

"....."

"Right, bye then"
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on October 09, 2021, 05:30:33 PM
Yeah that’s why you shouldn’t overthink things
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: bgmnts on October 09, 2021, 05:30:43 PM
Do you interract with the people you have put on your ignore list or can you just not see them?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 09, 2021, 05:32:41 PM
Can't really imagine going to one of these.

"Who are you then?"

"Er, Catalogue of Ills?"

"....."

"....."

"....."

"Right, bye then"

I’ve only uttered my username as an introduction once and I won’t be doing it again. I spent the last few years carefully cultivating a CaB brand so when I show up to one of these with a baseball bat up my arse and a real ale twats T-shirt talking in a cod-Canadian accent no one will need to ask the name I post under.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 05:35:16 PM
Having a fuckin belter here. Lovely people.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 09, 2021, 05:38:11 PM
Angrew and I got through the first 48 bars of Clapping Music. Winners

Excuse me. I joined in too and I didn’t fuck it up.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 09, 2021, 06:00:45 PM
only getting out now, should be there in 60ish if shits still going on unless I have a last minute panic attack

Does anyone want anything from Poundland or anywhere else in the Stratford Centre?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 09, 2021, 06:03:17 PM
Nah but get the pints in lad

Look forward to seeing you!
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 09, 2021, 06:25:31 PM
i'm so so sad to say i can't make it out because i've had a fucking a migraine out of nowhere and can barely keep my eyes open without them feeling like they're being gouged out. fuck

do enjoy yourself you lot, i was really looking forward to meeting you xxxxxx
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 09, 2021, 07:40:06 PM
Aight, how do I find people?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Pink Gregory on October 09, 2021, 07:51:27 PM
Just do like Keith Allen in the Groucho, "WHO WANTS TO SUCK MY COCK?"
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: thelittlemango on October 09, 2021, 08:07:36 PM
Has anyone weesht yet?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on October 09, 2021, 09:16:59 PM
On the way home, thanks lads it were a reet good time
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on October 09, 2021, 09:17:57 PM
Shit I've just realised we didn't do cocks in pints, I have to go back
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on October 09, 2021, 09:18:24 PM
Actually nah I think I'm alright
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: DrGreggles on October 09, 2021, 10:07:04 PM
Finished work at about 8pm.
Just got home.

Hopefully you had a better day than me.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 09, 2021, 10:52:52 PM
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Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Egyptian Feast on October 10, 2021, 01:00:39 AM
Great meet everyone, but we're gonna need to do another one for all the people who couldn't make it tonight. Who's up for an Xmas piss-up?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: non capisco on October 10, 2021, 01:06:35 AM
I had a mint and skill time and you were all delightful. I agree with Egyptian Feast, let's do a December one
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Bobby Treetops on October 10, 2021, 01:20:24 AM
Lovely to meet you all, you lovely people x
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: shiftwork2 on October 10, 2021, 03:04:03 AM
That was a lovely day, thanks everyone.  Noel’s HQ and Chart Music Podcast need a thorough seeing-to at each one of these.

With non capisco in the bag I now only need goldentony to complete cook’d and bomb’d, at which point I will vanish forever.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 10, 2021, 06:23:12 AM
Who was Official Photographer & Upskirter for the evening?
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on October 10, 2021, 10:26:39 AM
Really sorry I couldn't make it, the last couple of weeks my diabetes has been playing up and my blood sugar levels are all over the place, one minute I feel fine the next really shaky and shit and it takes an age to recover from it, which happened once again yesterday. Glad to hear everyone had a great time though, and really hope I can make the next one.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 10, 2021, 11:45:18 AM
Great meet. Nice to meet you all.

Nags - lovely bloke, fucks bikes
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on October 10, 2021, 11:47:45 AM
really pleased to hear it was a grand day out. idk what the fuck is up with me; i still feel crap today dead soon

december meet please! was it easy getting a spot at the beer merchant's tap? i rather like it there
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Twit 2 on October 10, 2021, 01:23:31 PM
Yeah we had a table that squeezed 8 - 10 people on. There were lots of people around us in fetish gear. Woman with taped up nipples, bloke in a gimp mask etc
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: pancreas on October 10, 2021, 01:29:40 PM
And even so … Alan Nagsworth was still the most disturbing thing there.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: The Mollusk on October 10, 2021, 02:48:14 PM
Honestly you shag one bike and people never let you hear the end of it.

Had such a good laugh with you lot yesterday, really fun day. Absolutely crippled by the hangover today though and hugely regret not eating dinner whilst we were there. Got a severe case of the horribles, can’t even get out of bed. It was worth it.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: Catalogue of ills on October 10, 2021, 05:19:59 PM


With non capisco in the bag I now only need goldentony to complete cook’d and bomb’d, at which point I will vanish forever.

You have him in a bag? You monster.
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: peanutbutter on October 10, 2021, 06:49:38 PM
Nice to meet everyone, I'll actually be a bit better at remember individual posters a bit from now on I'm sure

Spent today at a welding class with the first hangover I've had since like last Christmas (I'm a massive lightweight with drink), only managed to badly burn myself once so all went okay

Yeah we had a table that squeezed 8 - 10 people on. There were lots of people around us in fetish gear. Woman with taped up nipples, bloke in a gimp mask etc
Just Hackney Wick on a normal Saturday evening really
Title: Re: London meet early October - cocks in expensive pints
Post by: ImmaculateClump on October 10, 2021, 06:52:12 PM
Great meet. Nice to meet you all.

Brucie just wasn't the same after the stroke.