Brixton chitter chatter and news and updates (Feb-Aug 2011)

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 24, 2011.

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  1. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    It's those bloody foxes again, isn't it?
     
  2. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Clearly, I need to go more often
     
  3. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    Coffee usually has the opposite effect.
     
  4. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    very good.

    but what became of the supposed new Costa underneath the bridge opposite the Tube (Homelook?)
     
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Still being sorted out I think.
     
  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Thunder thunder!!
     
  7. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    combined with a low plane going past. I had to look outside just to check it wasn't falling from the skies.
     
  8. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    There was some work going on in there a few weeks back which made the displays in Superdrug shake and I feared for the health and safety of the staff on the checkout.
     
  9. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Someone was making good use of a bouncy castle in the Music Bar garden this evening but I note it's been taken down now. Probably for the best...
     
  10. qosno1

    qosno1 Active Member

    Different strokes for different folks, it'd be a boring place if we all agreed and other assorted clich├ęs.

    I used to love it as a sort of lovely if a little pricey old man pub. Now it is all bright and full of chairs and too clean and new. I'm finished with it and now wander over to the Albert or the Effra.
     
  11. IamSnakes

    IamSnakes Active Member

    I must check out the Trinity.Theres not many old men pub left now in Brixton, Marquis of Lorne, the Albert. God forbid they ever Gastropub the Effra - Its not changed much over the last few years although the menu seems to have as much English as Carribean stuff these days.
     
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    They're now playing rather loud music
     
  13. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    They painted the Effra gastropub grey a couple of years back. I preferred the nicotine yellow.
     
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The Albert is getting a fairly big makeover soon, but I don't expect its character to change that much. Greene King wanted to turn it into a - yes, you've guessed it - fucking gastropub. Happily the landlord battled hard to stop that happening and we should have good news about live gigs too ;)
     
  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    What would happen if Greene King won? Would you still drink there?
     
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I doubt it because I want to drink beer in a pub, not in a restaurant that serves beer.
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    So where would your nearest local be if you dumped The Albert?
     
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Let me think: well, the Trinity's too posh for me, the Windmill's not free so can't be a local, the Effra closes too early as does the Beehive... keeps on thinking .... I guess the Grosvenor would be my reluctant second choice.
     
  19. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    That one behind the police station?
     
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The Canterbury? That closes early too.
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've been to a pub recently that closes at normal closing time. It's most unsettling :(
     
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I generally don't go out till around 10, so any pub that shuts around 11 is no good to me!
     
  23. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I can't remember the last time I heard a last bell in a pub until recently. It was like going back in time :D
     
  24. IamSnakes

    IamSnakes Active Member

    Yeah I remember when they painted the Effra lighter inside - It was better when it was darker.

    I tried the Trinity last night - It seems a bit identikit pub makeover although the pictures of Brixton are good.

    The staff were firendly.
     
  25. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what happened at the Tesco/garage on Tulse Hill last night? My boyfriend heard a panicked woman running past our house calling the police and then lots of sirens and the garage taped off. The staff and security are all really lovely there and I was worried one of them may have been hurt.
     
  26. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Sorry not a clue. Yes, it's within spitting distance of here, but I've got a real talent for missing things like that.
     
  27. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Franco Manca is closed :(

    What to do?
     
  28. Alexandra Spencer

    Alexandra Spencer New Member

  29. Chilavert

    Chilavert Undermining strikes :-(

    Went to the new Trinity for the first time on Sunday. Oh. My. Word.

    The mushroom paint, the feature walls, the floral cushions.... What on earth has happened?

    My girlfriend on the other hand thinks its much improved. Some people.
     
  30. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    What's one of them?
     
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