Crown and Anchor pub, Brixton Road, Brixton - chat and news

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by boohoo, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Just cause I'm a parent doesn't mean I like the parent ghetto. Besides the florence and the regent both do shit food. I never liked the White Horse much anyway before I had children. My fondest memory of it was having my friend told by the dj to stop dancing because he was making the records jump even though we were the only people showing some appreciation for his records.
     
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  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    sorry! i can take him with me to leeds. not sure he'd like that though :)
     
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    i bet the chicken dancing was putting off other dancers though
     
  4. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Nope, there was no one dancing when we arrived despite decent music.
     
  5. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I wasn't being entirely serious. I understand the difficulty, having two myself.
     
  6. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I see a notice in the window saying the pub is applying for a license to put tables and chairs on the public highway, as they already have the benches down the side I wonder if this means Brixton Road, or more likely that the pedestrianisation of the approach to Slade Gardens is imminent.........
     
  7. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I heard that the bloke over the road who was previously holding up the pedestrianisation so he could redevelop his garage has now relented, so that could well be what we're seeing. Tables in the road anyway. Actually repaving the road will be a long time coming imo.
     
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  8. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I imagine one without the other would mean a lot of spillage, maybe they'll have a ramp so people dont trip over the kerbstone
     
  9. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Two babysitters? Now there's an idea..........
     
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  10. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    What Crispy said is correct - the landlord told me that. Pedestrianising the actual road, even though it's only small, is a fairly substantial job and may take a while. Would be nice if it's done before next summer! Either way, it has been great having that gate open to allow through access to Slade Gardens, after it was welded shut for several years.

    I guess they have to hope that the people who park their cars in that bit of road (people who live there and use the shops/takeaway) won't object. I'm not sure they would pedestrianise the whole 20-30 yards of road because large lorries till need to get in there to deliver beer to the cellar and stuff to the shops next door. Perhaps they will leave a small stub of road?
     
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  11. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    No progress on this it seems.
     
  12. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I heard it was going to happen as part of the neighbourhood enhancement scheme but it was gonna cost too much so outside cash was needed maybe when hot woks rent goes up and yo sushi move in
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  14. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Quite tempted. Nice weather for a pint.
     
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  15. Pseudopsycho

    Pseudopsycho I ate all your bees

    Used to live a couple of doors down from there, moved out in 2011 when it was still a decaying old man's sorrow drowner.

    *Feels an warranted wave of nostalgia*
     
  16. aussw9

    aussw9 Well-Known Member

  17. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    The crown and anchor is somewhere I will use out of desperation rather than through choice
    teatime today is one such occasion but I am disappointed to find said establishment will no longer accept cash in exchange for drinks, card only, according to sign in door "this the digital age"...:(
     
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  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Card ONLY? That's ridiculous
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Punishes the poor too.
     
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  20. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Makes sense though
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Makes sense for who, exactly?
     
  22. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Sure, for them. Saves on the hassle of handling cash. Sucks for anyone with only cash io them
     
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  23. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    Sadly, it acts as an effective security measure and deterrent against burglaries and break-ins. No float to nick.
     
  24. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Yup....and brazen with it.......

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  25. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Means you don’t need a senior member of staff to cash up, it’s win win for the owners
     
  26. T & P

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

    It will be inconvenient for some, but it does have its advantages. Apart from the security angle, it’s usually faster to pay with contactless and anything that reduces waiting times is a good thing.

    The poor will have been far more inconvenienced by more important services than a pub going cashless-the buses, for instance. I’ve always found it outrageous there is no cash option anymore- but that’s perhaps a discussion for the transport forum.
     
  27. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Brazen as in... telling people about it?
     
  28. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    ......trying to resonate with contactless tech savvy yuppies, and if you don't like it drink elsewhere.
     
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  29. T & P

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

    I’m pretty sure you don’t have to be tech savvy or a yuppie to either understand what contactless is, or have access to such technology, which has been a standard feature of most debit cards for a while. In fact it seems a bit absurd if not bordering on the patronising tbh. And even if a card does not have it the customer can still pay with it of course.
     
  30. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Think you are deliberately missing the point, granted nuff people of all backgrounds will use contactless....but "#thefuture" will resonate deeply with someone who feels the need to read a trendy bars Twitter feed.
     
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