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Antic pub antics

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by ash, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    I would be pissed off if it was turned into an ironick theme pub, when so many better pubs are shutting.
     
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  2. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It's offensive. I am sure the unemployed in Peckham go there not.:facepalm:
     
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  3. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Have you ever been there?
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    ^ this
     
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    I tend not to patronise businesses of which I disapprove, it undermines the boycott
     
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  6. Maggot

    Maggot .

    No, they probably go to pubs in Peckham.
     
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  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    When I was still at the Mansions I opposed it. After what happened at the Prince of Wales I doubted it would just be a roof terrace for drinks. To there credit the planning officer turned down the original application. I guess as they saw what happened when the allowed the Prince of Wales one.
     
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  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    If they can afford them now.
     
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  9. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    It wasn't cheap. Five dishes and a beer and a herbal tea came to about £37. That was between two.
     
  10. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I've been there and it's not an ironic theme pub, just one who's name is based on it's former use.

    Two other Antic pubs used to be Post Offices and have names which reflect that. Are you offended by that too? All those disgruntled Post Office customers?
     
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Have they any which used to be abattoirs or mosques?
     
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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    When did you last sign on Pickman's model?
     
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  13. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It's all relative though isn't it. If the five dishes were big enough to constitute a full meal, and more importantly if the food was enjoyable and of quality, then £19 per person as the final bill including drinks doesn't strike me as expensive, certainly not more than dinner out at most restaurants would be.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Of course, Antic are one of the very, very few companies opening up pubs all over the place - and they usually sell reasonably priced booze too.
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    BTW, I see the Dogstar from the train every morning as it passes through Brixton station, and I think I can see where they got the name Antic from....the top of the building has ATLANTIC carved into it (recently painted red)
    [​IMG]
    Im guessing ANTIC is the last bit of ATLANTIC?

    ETA: Just seen that John the UNicorn on Rye Lane is an antic pub...now that one really is offensive
     
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  16. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    Before it was the dog star, what was that building? Was it built as a pub?

    Ps ska, like your theory
     
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  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It was a pub called the Atlantic.
     
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  18. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I like Antic.

    They take deadloss pubs and somehow make them into nice, relaxed places with slightly mismatched furniture and granny oddments. And they usually do really nice food that doesn't come out of a microwave.

    And they're not expensive.
     
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  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  20. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    They have a bit of a reputation for not paying their suppliers though.
     
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    And the tax man.
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There may not be a lot to like about the company but there's a lot to like about an outfit opening loads of new and generally affordable pubs at a time when so many are closing. And - AFAIK - the current Antic company don't have "bit of a reputation for not paying their suppliers," so I'd be careful repeating that. I think you're referring to the previous incarnation. This is - technically - a different company. All bollocks of course, but that's business.
     
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  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    antic folded in 2013 according to wiki? This is Antic v2...?
     
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  24. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf Up to my tits in quilts

    Rumour that antic will take over Thomas Farely in Thornton Heath which is currently closed. So although i have reservations, not just about Antic, but also the clientele that are likely to go , at least it would be a pub.
    BigMoaner can you confirm?
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's always my bottom line. If a pub is open, its owners can change. If it's gone, then it's gone forever. Antic are opening/reopening shitloads of pubs, and for that I very much respect them.
     
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  26. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I am wondering what is going on with the Royal Bell in Bromley. This historic, but derelict, pub was taken over by Antic nearly 2 years ago, yet I haven't seen any sign of them opening.
     
  27. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  28. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    As far as I know.
     
  29. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    Still don't v surprised that they've chosen it tbh. Be interesting to see how it does
     
  30. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    In the current climate, be very glad that a pub building is remaining a pub
     
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