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Started by Shoulders?-Stomach!, August 17, 2021, 10:18:59 PM

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Johnny Foreigner

The only pub I recall from my recreational trip to Newcastle upon Tyne some eight years ago was called The Town Wall. I remember it specifically because I was reading Pete Brown's book on the history of beer at the time, and some people in the pub found it boring.

I have no recollection of what I was drinking in Newcastle, but it was a lot. I managed to get lost in the castle keep; walked up and down the stairs several times, but the door had disappeared. Spooky. (Well, I had probably had quite a few, but the point still stands, man. Spooky, like.)

iamcoop

Quote from: prelektric on November 03, 2021, 11:14:35 PM
There's an even better one about 5 mins walk up the road from there, The Punch Bowl. Again, pretty trad and well kept. Great quiz night there too.

Why thank you.

The Punchbowl is my gaff. I am ze landlord.

Come say hello sometime!

Also no disrespect but The Carriage is a bit....shit no? Although their bookshelf is amusing given it's entirely populated by trashy factual books about murderers.



Shoulders?-Stomach!

Don't look at me, I'm only going off pictures and recommendations in that case.

Out in York this evening. Swan and Phoenix still kicking arse. It's a great time of year to go, especially in the evenings. This is really core warm cosy pub time.

prelektric

Quote from: iamcoop on November 04, 2021, 04:48:40 PM
Why thank you.

The Punchbowl is my gaff. I am ze landlord.

Come say hello sometime!

Also no disrespect but The Carriage is a bit....shit no? Although their bookshelf is amusing given it's entirely populated by trashy factual books about murderers.

Really? Ha! Small world - congrats, you're doing a great job there.

Next time I'm up there (I live in Gateshead) I'll be sure to say hello if you're knocking about! If I ask "Is ze landlord in?" in a faux german accent will I be barred? I hope not.

As for the Carriage, yes I know what you mean, but it's a shitness that I'm oddly comfortable with. I don't think it's obnoxiously shit though, which is the main thing for me!

I was down the Quayside on Thursday afternoon/evening - The Head of Steam on Broad Chare is awful - zero atmosphere, miserable staff, shit beer. We decamped immediately to Redhouse, which is still my favourite in that immediate area, mainly due to its rather unique layout and at least I got more than a grunt from the staff in there.


Blue Jam

One of my students just got a job at one of my favourite pubs. Gutted.

prelektric

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 04, 2021, 07:28:07 PM
Don't look at me, I'm only going off pictures and recommendations in that case.

Out in York this evening. Swan and Phoenix still kicking arse. It's a great time of year to go, especially in the evenings. This is really core warm cosy pub time.

Funny you should mention York, but I was chatting with a new guy at the barbers, and he's from York, and he mentioned a place called "House of Trembling Madness" - an extraordinary name for a pub, just wondering if you knew it?

prelektric

Quote from: Blue Jam on November 06, 2021, 10:32:33 AM
One of my students just got a job at one of my favourite pubs. Gutted.

Ugh, that's shitty news for sure. Can you not just make something up and get them sacked?

(Actually no, don't do that. I'm not a cunt)

Shoulders?-Stomach!

Quote from: prelektric on November 06, 2021, 10:34:36 AM
Funny you should mention York, but I was chatting with a new guy at the barbers, and he's from York, and he mentioned a place called "House of Trembling Madness" - an extraordinary name for a pub, just wondering if you knew it?

Yep there's two. Stonegate and Lendal. Both quite different.

Stonegate is in an attic and has timber beams and mounted antlers, quite ramshackle and not too tarted up. Beer and cheese soup. So good in winter.

Lendal is a multifloored combo of Georgian splendour and macabre/semi sexual religious art on the walls that is reminiscent of an Medici prince's sado-hangout. Does excellent tapas, hundreds of bottles and cans and is just generally excellent. Big fat hairy vadge poster in the gents. Probably a large engorged penis in the ladies (Linehan).

prelektric

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 06, 2021, 11:59:26 AM
Yep there's two. Stonegate and Lendal. Both quite different.

Stonegate is in an attic and has timber beams and mounted antlers, quite ramshackle and not too tarted up. Beer and cheese soup. So good in winter.

Lendal is a multifloored combo of Georgian splendour and macabre/semi sexual religious art on the walls that is reminiscent of an Medici prince's sado-hangout. Does excellent tapas, hundreds of bottles and cans and is just generally excellent. Big fat hairy vadge poster in the gents.

Brilliant, thanks, it was definitely the latter of the two that he was describing - I'll definitely check both out when I'm down there next (I should go more often, it's only an hour away on the choo-choo)

QuoteProbably a large engorged penis in the ladies (Linehan).

This made me laugh more than was necessary, cheers.

king_tubby

I've got the 'rona and can't leave the house until next Thursday, so Shoulders can you go down the Cardigan and try the new Kirkstall Bitter?

Shoulders?-Stomach!

Quote from: king_tubby on November 11, 2021, 06:09:36 PM
I've got the 'rona and can't leave the house until next Thursday, so Shoulders can you go down the Cardigan and try the new Kirkstall Bitter?

Telepathy. I was there 2 hours ago.

I was looking forward to slagging it off given Kirkstall have refused to do any brown bitter for so long, but it seems it's actually really good. Cheapest too at £3.60.

My usual (Dissolution IPA) has gone up to £4.00 so this is some necessary competition.

king_tubby

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 11, 2021, 07:20:04 PM
Telepathy. I was there 2 hours ago.

I was looking forward to slagging it off given Kirkstall have refused to do any brown bitter for so long, but it seems it's actually really good. Cheapest too at £3.60.

My usual (Dissolution IPA) has gone up to £4.00 so this is some necessary competition.

Oh good stuff, be nice to have a session beer there that isn't Pale.

Fr.Bigley

I was at the cardy on Wednesday. Spooky.

Shoulders?-Stomach!

Still cracking, had to prise myself out of there last night after a couple.

Fr.Bigley

Quote from: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 12, 2021, 11:21:00 AM
Still cracking, had to prise myself out of there last night after a couple.

Kebab&quiz night, Tuesday. Just impossible to leave.

king_tubby

I am undefeated at the quiz there.

Only done it once, mind.

Fr.Bigley

Let's hold each others cocks and team up. Formidable.

shoulders

Leipzig:

Fuck all pubs in the entire city centre.

Obsession with Irish pubs, at least 6 on the same street.

Finally down in Connewitz district some amazing dive bars, solidly left wing too. Looks like Plagwitz was similar but didn't have time to try it.

Johnny Foreigner

Going to Leipzig, as GF wants to see friend. If I come across any rustic watering holes, I shall apprise the world.

shoulders

Quote from: Johnny Foreigner on November 19, 2021, 03:30:19 PMGoing to Leipzig, as GF wants to see friend. If I come across any rustic watering holes, I shall apprise the world.

From my short visit

Beerhalls

- Gose Ohne Bedenken
- Bayerisch Bahnhof
- Auerbachs Keller
- Ratskeller an der Stadt

Other brewpubs:

- Synde Brau
- Brauhaus Napoleon
- Brauhaus an der Thomaskirche


Retro neighbourhood Gaststätten:

- Kollektiv
- Puschkin

Proper down and dirty but fantastic atmospheric pubs:

- Frau Krause
- Konich Heinze
- BillHart
- Zwille

Johnny Foreigner

That's useful. Cheers.

poo

Haven't read this thread but if there's a pub with no more than 10 people in it that serves BRITISH BROWN BEER I'm in.

seepage

I think you mean English brown beer, as British brown beer is made from imported beer concentrate.

amateur

Went to a pub at the weekend that was just one room with a bar at one end. Marvellous, it was.

Bitter wasn't great but the atmosphere was very convivial.