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boohoo

No.
Anyone know anything about this pub? At one of the exits of Slade garden, just the way from Jamm and heading towards Kennington. Always has a slightly threatening air about it. It's not been gentrified and sits quietly there minding it's own business.... perhaps the only pub I remember along that road which hasn't had any huge alterations...

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Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
Anyone know anything about this pub? At one of the exits of Slade garden, just the way from Jamm and heading towards Kennington. Always has a slightly threatening air about it. It's not been gentrified and sits quietly there minding it's own business.... perhaps the only pub I remember along that road which hasn't had any huge alterations...


it's a shithole. The nearest equivalent I can think of is the Two Woodlice - but I think it probably just beats it. :D

Mind you, that was over 15 years ago
 

boohoo

No.
it's a shithole. The nearest equivalent I can think of is the Two Woodlice - but I think it probably just beats it. :D

Mind you, that was over 15 years ago
It's never look liked anywhere where I'd want to peak into but I have noticed it's unchanging presence and wondered why it's not gone the same way as Jamm et al...
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
It's never look liked anywhere where I'd want to peak into but I have noticed it's unchanging presence and wondered why it's not gone the same way as Jamm et al...


well if it's privately owned and the owners are just about making a living out of it, maybe they're happy enough. On the other hand, maybe it's brewery owned and maybe they're just waiting for prices to go up before it's sold? Only guessing.

But, from what I remember, and I went in there quite a few times as a friend lived just down the road, it was a regulars type of pub, with a pool table, and a bit rough, but it was a REAL pub, not the poncey shite you get nowadays :D
 

boohoo

No.
it's not THAT scary

*cough cough*

Go on. Just take a newspaper, sit in the corner with a pint and report back.

Maybe it's not as rough as it was 15 years ago :D
well, that little bit of south London seems to be rougher than 15 years ago...

I will have a good look at it next time I'm that way....
 

Bob

Rusesabagina for a nobel
I was wondering that yesterday as I cycled past. It's virtually the only pub in Brixton I've never been into.

While on the topic I went to the Grosvenor recently for a gig - now that's a top pub. Top gig too (Yaaba Funk).
 

boohoo

No.
I was wondering that yesterday as I cycled past. It's virtually the only pub in Brixton I've never been into.

While on the topic I went to the Grosvenor recently for a gig - now that's a top pub. Top gig too (Yaaba Funk).
have you been to the beehive behind the YMCA???
 

TopCat

Organise...
Install a rich mans kid as owner, then strip the floors, install wifi, an espresso machine, some retro stylee bar billiards, ensure plentiful supplies of coke are available and re name the pub the "Edge Bar" and then start moaning about all the horrible locals. ;)
 

wemakeyousoundb

and calm again
I heard it was bought by some pub Company, but is currently ever so slightly squatted :)

eta: for sale sign disappeared a while back and it kept trading after the sale was agreed until it was finalised (as I understand it)
 

wemakeyousoundb

and calm again
O/T, but does it bother you that the "b" at the end of your nick is on a line down?
well, considering the username is already truncated compared to what I wanted, not really.
Is there still a 15 character limit on usernames on this new forum ting?
/me makes a note which will be forever ignored to inquire about this
wemakeyousound and beesonthewhatn should get together
I'm pretty sure beesonthewhatn had a full user name on the previous board though.
/calls sleuth to get to the bottom of this
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
well, considering the username is already truncated compared to what I wanted, not really.
Is there still a 15 character limit on usernames on this new forum ting?
/me makes a note which will be forever ignored to inquire about this

I'm pretty sure beesonthewhatn had a full user name on the previous board though.
/calls sleuth to get to the bottom of this
I can't remember. He didn't on the test boards. Mine goes onto two lines as well depending on how big I've set things
 
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