Non League Matters - The Continuation of Tonys english Football Site 



  Main Index MAIN
INDEX
Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN

Home: Non Football Related: General Chat:
Proper pubs

 

First page Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 33 Next page Last page  View All


jimmyjazz
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 18, 2012, 7:54 PM

Posts: 3397
Location: Milton Keynes
Team(s):

Post #51 of 803 (25994 views)
Shortcut
Re: [eesti7] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
There's a pub down a footpath between London Bridge & Borough which is popular with away fans venturing towards SE London, but name I forget. It was quite a hazy afternoon.


I think you mean the Old King's Head, off Borough High Street, which is a proper boozer..


That's exactly the one! Thanks. We were in there the day every firm was in London on FA Cup 3rd. rnd. day. Cardiff were in town, West Ham & Millwall both at home, Everton & Liverpool both down here and I'm pretty sure Leeds were at Arsenal as well. Never seen so much Stone Island in my life.


wishmaster3211
First Team Star


Sep 18, 2012, 8:42 PM

Posts: 2481
Location: A small town in Monmouthshire
Team(s): Calne Town, Darlington, Rosenborg, Sussex CCC, Huddersfield RL

Post #52 of 803 (25989 views)
Shortcut
Re: [jimmyjazz] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

If I visit a pub near a ground it will be mentioned in my report.

Edinburgh : Aforementioned Haymarket Tavern, even before the refurb this did good Sunday Lunches and a decent pint of Deuchars IPA and bear in mind its the "wrong colour" for me as well....I do mourn the passing of the pub that was on the left directly outside the Station entrance though - that was a cracker.

Berts Bar just up the road from there is superb, also harder to find is Kays Bar and in Stockbridge The Baillie, a traditional Edinburgh "basement bar" is superb, always has a cracking pint and does good food too. Am mentioning these as they are less well known than a lot of the GBG pubs there.

Re Borough Market. There used (?) to be two pubs there, a small one with one long bar and a big corner pub. Both were excellent but I was told they were going to be demolished and haven't been back there to check for a couple of years. Londons only Harveys pub is also along there.

When going to the Cricket in Hove I make a point of visiting the Lord Nelson, you could also do the two Dark Star pubs nearby.



"Run For the Hills Before They Burn"

Checkout my Facebook page "Proper Football Grounds"

facebook.com/paul.fergusson


wishmaster3211
First Team Star


Sep 18, 2012, 9:01 PM

Posts: 2481
Location: A small town in Monmouthshire
Team(s): Calne Town, Darlington, Rosenborg, Sussex CCC, Huddersfield RL

Post #53 of 803 (25987 views)
Shortcut
Re: [wishmaster3211] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Shrewsbury is very good for pubs.

Try The Vaults, just up from the Station on the left. Not GBG, tbh I think this is due to it turning into a disco late on some evenings but the landlord always keeps two Local Ales on and is often to be found in The Salopian, which is along the riverside and has won POTY a few times. In the Town I like Loggerheads for its quirky interior and the stoner crowd that inhabit it, but it does only sell Jennings beers. My favorite is the Three Fishes in the Town Centre, an absolute timeless gem of a pub.



"Run For the Hills Before They Burn"

Checkout my Facebook page "Proper Football Grounds"

facebook.com/paul.fergusson


paulh66
Qatar World Cup bid member!


Sep 19, 2012, 12:05 AM

Posts: 19403
Location: Surrey
Team(s): Tranmere Rovers, South Liverpool (the South will rise again), Cammell Laird

Post #54 of 803 (25965 views)
Shortcut
Re: [grumpydwarf] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
agree with many of the above... also getting an honourable mention

White Horse-Hedgerley
Peyton Arms-Stoke Lyne
Land of Liberty, Peace and Plenty-Heronsgate
Anchor-Birmingham
Babington Arms-Derby (a Wetherspoons!!!)

and many more still to remember...


A splendid selection though I've still never made it to the Babington because the Brunswick, nearer to the station, has always been on such superb form.

Further honorable mentions to the Vat & Fiddle by Nottingham station, the King William (also in Nottingham), the Marble in Manchester and the Evening Star in Brighton.


mick
Chelsea Transfer Target

Sep 19, 2012, 12:24 AM

Posts: 4503
Location:
Team(s):

Post #55 of 803 (25962 views)
Shortcut
Re: [paulh66] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
..the Evening Star in Brighton.


Excellent establishment. Last time I was in there I was engaged in conversation by a Croatian gentleman who said I looked like an intellectual ... have been called some things before, but that was a new one !


Oxford Stone
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 19, 2012, 12:05 PM

Posts: 5561
Location: Abingdon-on-Thames
Team(s): Maidstone United

Post #56 of 803 (25947 views)
Shortcut
Re: [mick] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

   
Here's one just W of Oxford: http://www.theboot-inn.com/ ticks all the boxes.


garethwrexy
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 19, 2012, 12:23 PM

Posts: 9305
Location: whitford near holywell north wales
Team(s): wrexham and dulwich

Post #57 of 803 (25941 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Oxford Stone] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

anyone ever drank in the blind begger in east london, know thats a rough old boozer !



wrexham fc fa trophy winners 2013 !


Fleetfan
Reserve Team Star

Sep 19, 2012, 12:44 PM

Posts: 804
Location:
Team(s):

Post #58 of 803 (25937 views)
Shortcut
Re: [garethwrexy] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
anyone ever drank in the blind begger in east london, know thats a rough old boozer !


The only 'rough old boozer' i know of in east London is Don Quixote Cool You'll be lucky to find pubs of any description these days in the east end ,such is the alarming rate of them closing down.



Matches Attended 2019 -20 : 59
New Grounds 2019-20: 54



DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 19, 2012, 1:10 PM

Posts: 6046
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #59 of 803 (25928 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Fleetfan] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Easy tiger...harsh but fair.

Used the BB a few times back in the day but not
a place to get lary in.

There were much better drinkers in and around
Whitechapel/Stepney Green...The Hospital Tavern,
Old Globe, Astric Lodge, Kate Hodder's (Prince of Wales).

Sunday mornings after football were always a good
crack as the food that was put on the bar, would have
fed a small African nation.

Twas in the time when disco pubs were de rigueur and
afters were something to be savoured.




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



(This post was edited by DonQuixote on Sep 19, 2012, 7:10 PM)


Fleetfan
Reserve Team Star

Sep 19, 2012, 3:21 PM

Posts: 804
Location:
Team(s):

Post #60 of 803 (25907 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Used to go to the Artichoke behind the Royal London Hospital.Plenty of the medical staff were regulars.The nurses were always up for a laugh amongst other things...If you were lucky you could eventually find out about their bedside manner & the use of certain medical appliances which they probably weren't designed for Shocked Of course i was never that lucky Unsure



Matches Attended 2019 -20 : 59
New Grounds 2019-20: 54



PaulC
Man City Transfer Target!


Sep 19, 2012, 4:16 PM

Posts: 11806
Location: Ayrshire, Midlothian
Team(s): AFC Darwen, Troon, Ayr Utd, Burnley

Post #61 of 803 (25893 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Oxford Stone] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
When last in Edinburgh I settled for whisky as the beer was uninspiring.


What? All the beer in Edinburgh?



UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 19, 2012, 10:35 PM

Posts: 11786
Location:
Team(s):

Post #62 of 803 (25860 views)
Shortcut
Re: [garethwrexy] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
anyone ever drank in the blind begger in east london, know thats a rough old boozer !

You can walk from my dad's (where I grew up) to the Blind Beggar in about 15 minutes. You're right Gareth, it is a rough old pub and as Don says is certainly not the sort of place you'd start an argument in!



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 19, 2012, 11:10 PM

Posts: 11786
Location:
Team(s):

Post #63 of 803 (25852 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
There were much better drinkers in and around
Whitechapel/Stepney Green...

I'll always remember the time I went out with my uncle Dave (who I was named after) and his mate Allen when I was a teenager. We went to a pub called 'The Pride Of Stepney' and by the time we came out we were all extremely drunk. Allen took a different path home from us as we stopped in to get some food at a fish and chip shop in Whitehorse Lane.

We were second in the queue to a woman who, on being given her food said to us, "I hope you have to wait for your chicken and chips!" I was surprised by this exclamation and replied, "Are you sure?" and she told me to f**k off and stormed outside. In no time a bloke bearing a striking resembalnce to Yosemite Sam of Looney Tunes fame came in trying punch my lights out.

Que a scene where my left wing, pacifist uncle stood between us as we tried to exchange punches. He was still on about it weeks later. Cool

My local was the Prince Regent in Globe Road, Stepney. A decent family pub. Did you know the pub and indeed the landlords Gus and Ada Don?



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 19, 2012, 11:38 PM

Posts: 6046
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #64 of 803 (25848 views)
Shortcut
Re: [UKPunk] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I know of it but never used it. Preferred the music in the
Old Globe and Astric Lodge and they were dark enough
to pass dodgy tenners in.... Sly




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 20, 2012, 12:29 AM

Posts: 11786
Location:
Team(s):

Post #65 of 803 (25840 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
I know of it but never used it. Preferred the music in the
Old Globe and Astric Lodge and they were dark enough
to pass dodgy tenners in.... Sly

Now there was a place to meet a reasonable looking, late thirties lady who hadn't been wet for a while.....so I heard! Tongue



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 20, 2012, 1:25 AM

Posts: 6046
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #66 of 803 (25834 views)
Shortcut
Re: [UKPunk] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Most I met in there were reasonably moist....

Used to love that place. Run by Kenny Bird and his
brother. I think they had the White Hart in Bethnal Green Road too.

The round bar made it unique and the music used to be
the nuts but how the DJ spent four hours crammed in such
a small place is anyone's guess.

Not been there for eons but did hear that they changed
the name back to its former title 'Ship on the Green' before
reverting back again.

Probably gone now, along with far too many pubs of a similar ilk.




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



Oxford Stone
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 20, 2012, 8:30 AM

Posts: 5561
Location: Abingdon-on-Thames
Team(s): Maidstone United

Post #67 of 803 (25812 views)
Shortcut
Re: [PaulC] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
When last in Edinburgh I settled for whisky as the beer was uninspiring.


What? All the beer in Edinburgh?



Was only there 3 or 4 nights and the various 80/- type brews just didn't do it for me. It was very cold and it seemed the time and the place to try a beverage Scotland is more renowned for. I daresay there are some good brews to be found...


stourboy
First Team Star


Sep 21, 2012, 12:00 AM

Posts: 1571
Location: Stourbridge
Team(s): Stourbridge FC, Sheffield Wednesday

Post #68 of 803 (25771 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Oxford Stone] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Few more for the list...

Sheffield:
Devonshire Cat
Fat Cat
Kelham Island Tavern
Sheffield Tap
Harrison's Bar

Stourbridge:
The Anchor at Caunsall
The Fountain at Clent

Loughborough:
Students' Union Tongue


timmy tabby
First Team Star

Sep 21, 2012, 7:00 AM

Posts: 1738
Location:
Team(s):

Post #69 of 803 (25752 views)
Shortcut
Re: [eesti7] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
There's a pub down a footpath between London Bridge & Borough which is popular with away fans venturing towards SE London, but name I forget. It was quite a hazy afternoon.


I think you mean the Old King's Head, off Borough High Street, which is a proper boozer. The George is more famous but it's always heaving, a bit touristy and only sells Greene King. A little further on in Tabard Street is the Royal Oak, which I think is the only Harvey's pub in London and possibly the tied house that's furthest away from the brewery.


Second Harveys outlet in London called The Cats Back situated down a side street between Putney and Wandsworth now open. Sampled on Monday evening, though for the hour or so when in situ, me and Hendonian were the only paying punters. Bottles of Tom Paine were rather moreish.

Fully agree with the Royal Oak where many a happy hour has been spent over the years, bring a thirst and if eating a hearty appetite as the portions are best described as generous.


KnowYourMarket
Man City Transfer Target!


Sep 21, 2012, 8:32 AM

Posts: 10973
Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent - Ar Bay a Brummie
Team(s): WBA, FC Saarbruecken, Brierley Hill Alliance (RIP)

Post #70 of 803 (25742 views)
Shortcut
Re: [LondonBuck] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Excellent thread BUT I usually go to a pub for a meal as well as good beer and what may constitute a good pub for some may not fit the bill for others.
Where possible I will seek out a real pub if I know what I'm going to get.
Recent ones I have noted from the good beer guide and specifically looked for have turned out to be bloody awful places Crazy


A meal in Wetherspoons!! You're obviously a fan of re-heated frozen food then.

It tells you in the GBG if the pub serves food and usually mentions in the review if it is meals or just snacks.



Last ground visited(update requested by Spud): Wellington . New grounds 18/19: 38


wishmaster3211
First Team Star


Sep 30, 2012, 9:08 AM

Posts: 2481
Location: A small town in Monmouthshire
Team(s): Calne Town, Darlington, Rosenborg, Sussex CCC, Huddersfield RL

Post #71 of 803 (25619 views)
Shortcut
Re: [KnowYourMarket] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Nottingham Pubs:

Salutation Inn. A really excellent pub. always had a load of Ales on, does food, and to cap it all its a Rock pub!

Vat and Fiddle, mentioned earlier, seconded here. Again does food and its pub food reasonably priced (not any dearer than a Wetherspoons). Castle Rock brewery tap.

Organ Grinder - Blue Monkey brewery tap.

Fox and Crown - Alcazar brewery tap. Near Basford tram stop (TL and L again). Does excellent Thai food and at lunchtime this is cheaper than a Wetherspoons curry.

The one Spoons I went in here was awful. I assume they've given up trying to compete in a City with so many quality pubs. MAJOR gripe with the GBG here though as neither the Organ Grinder or the Salutation were in it this year!



"Run For the Hills Before They Burn"

Checkout my Facebook page "Proper Football Grounds"

facebook.com/paul.fergusson


garethwrexy
Man City Transfer Target!

Sep 30, 2012, 11:12 AM

Posts: 9305
Location: whitford near holywell north wales
Team(s): wrexham and dulwich

Post #72 of 803 (25614 views)
Shortcut
Re: [wishmaster3211] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

one pub i have been to on my travels with wrexham, the leaking boot in grimsby ( KNOW CLOSED) was rough and ready, fosters was ok, but fans drinking real ale that day said they couldnt finnish there beer !



wrexham fc fa trophy winners 2013 !


buncranaboy
Qatar World Cup bid member!


Sep 30, 2012, 1:53 PM

Posts: 17998
Location: South Birmingham
Team(s): Barnstoneworth United; Bostock Stanley

Post #73 of 803 (25604 views)
Shortcut
Re: [wishmaster3211] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Nottingham Pubs:

Salutation Inn. A really excellent pub. always had a load of Ales on, does food, and to cap it all its a Rock pub!

Vat and Fiddle, mentioned earlier, seconded here. Again does food and its pub food reasonably priced (not any dearer than a Wetherspoons). Castle Rock brewery tap.

Organ Grinder - Blue Monkey brewery tap.

Fox and Crown - Alcazar brewery tap. Near Basford tram stop (TL and L again). Does excellent Thai food and at lunchtime this is cheaper than a Wetherspoons curry.

The one Spoons I went in here was awful. I assume they've given up trying to compete in a City with so many quality pubs. MAJOR gripe with the GBG here though as neither the Organ Grinder or the Salutation were in it this year!



Add to that the excellent Victoria at Beeston and the must-visit (if only once) Olde Trip to Jerusalem. I used to make a point of calling at Bunkers Hill also, but it appears to have changed as the years have gone by........


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Sep 30, 2012, 2:49 PM

Posts: 6046
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #74 of 803 (25593 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Back in the day, when my 24-hour working week allowed me
to possess a golf handicap approaching single figures, we
were driving back one summer's evening, following two rounds
negotiating the horrid gorse that is the rough at Walton Heath.

Somebody decided to detour off the Magic Roundabout and
we ended up in a village called Otford, when suddenly,
we turned a corner and there was most wonderful of English pubs.

Can't remember the name but the beautiful surroundings - for Kent - and
top posh totty, may have slightly clouded my memory but it was just
the kind of boozer that Johnny foreigner has paid handsomely to visit down the years.




FA Vase semi programme wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.



D A
First Team Star


Sep 30, 2012, 3:34 PM

Posts: 1788
Location: Airstrip 1 , Oceania.
Team(s): Airstrip 1.

Post #75 of 803 (25584 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Proper pubs [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Back in the day. We turned a corner and there was most wonderful of English pubs.
It was just the kind of boozer that Johnny foreigner has paid handsomely to visit down the years.


Can sense a bored hack going through an old life crisis. Can't you find any 3 year old theads to resurrect ?
I bet the pub is boarded up now , any Otford inhabitants on board ?
Boing, Dillion was definately on Weed, Zebadee was on Uppers ,Dougal was on Doggie Dope and Ermingtrude was on Magic Mushrooms !



'I'm not cynical. I'm just experienced'.
29/11/2012. Anyone need numbers for Cheddar F C please p/m.

First page Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 33 Next page Last page  View All
 
 


free hit counters

Search for (options) HOSTED BY SUMMIT SOCCER v.1.2.3