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Elm Park Tavern -no longer a proper boozer in Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Orang Utan, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    If you look closely at the picture, you'll see that the speech bubble isn't, as you first thought, coming from the mouth of the blond bonehead on the right of the picture who's about to clout someone, but actually out of the arse of the person standing behind him.

    Which is quite aposite really, when you think about it. :p
     
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    There was some kind of police operation going on on Friday too - van full of coppers - stopping and searching a few people on foot and in cars
     
  3. Jonti

    Jonti what the dormouse said

    Is Brixton in SW2 or SW9?

    Well, Railton Road is in SE24 :D
     
  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    people using the pub? :eek:
     
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    People walking by
     
  6. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    It was "Don't Stop Me Now"! It was a bizarre contrast - people dressed for the wake, and the jukie blaring:

    "Don't stop me now/I'm having such a good time/I'm having a ball..."

    Plus I always think of that scene from "Shaun Of The Dead" whenever I hear that song now, which is possibly even more inappropriate given the context...!
     
  7. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    True ;) :)

    I used to be a postman, many many years ago ... . I still know most London postcodes. I can confirm that some of them are very misleading ,.... ;)

    :p
     
  8. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    :D

    See what I mean?
     
  9. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Never been ...

    Anyway, Elm Parlk Tavern. What ale do they serve there? And what quality?
     
  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    They serve flat brown stuff and fizzy yellow stuff. My friends were drinking real ale in a bottle, Old something. They seemed to like it.
     
  11. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Sounds like that could be Old Speckled Hen, which it's nice to know that they serve :)

    But people less bigotted against ale than you are also welcome to reply ... ;) :p
     
  12. Pie 1

    Pie 1 The fuck did I do?

    Oh christ. It was only a matter of time until someone dragged Herne Hill into the equation :D
     
  13. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    I thought about this all last night...
    I thought the best thing anyone can do is ask the landlord/Landlady where their pub is...

    So next time anyone's in The Elm park tavern, for quiz night or for a wake. Pipe up & ask em for us....

    It dont matter a crap really...
    I did ask my ol man & he reckons its in the tulse hill area.
    I've always belived it to be in streatham.. Or more actuatly in the streaham hill area...
    Everyone seems to agree that post codes are muff & count for sod all...
    So its as i said 'down to local peoples knowledge of an area'
    Dont really matter cos there aint no right and wrong...
     
  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I'm not bigotted towards ale, I just don't like it.
    Anyway, it's about the pub and the company not the beer. The beer is the least important factor IMO
     
  15. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    so you didn't say

    then? and give people grief for disagreeing with you?

    must have been the OTHER Sir Clip then! how jolly confusing
     
  16. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member


    well I said that yeh..
    i dont think I grief any one? I hope i dont....

    we can all change our views... thats not against the rules on this forum..

    There can Only be ONE sir.clip...

    And you just love to hate me baby...
    I'll make you a badge for your blazer...'I HATE SIR.CLIP' & You can where it when you D.J.... at one of your d.j gigs.... d.j dubversion...
     
  17. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    The main reason I never used to go there, besides it being rough as hell, was that the only choice of lager for a long while was Tennants :(
     
  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    They have Grolsch there now
     
  19. I'd like to try out this pub sometime, maybe we should arrange a little drink?
     
  20. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial


    quick question: where is Brixton Prison?

    a. Brixton
    b. Streatham
    c. Clapham Park or any other smartass answer
     
  21. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Jebss avenue..off brixton hill SW2
     
  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    and Kronenbourg and Fosters
     
  23. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    *looks at map*

    That's definitely Brixton. Or at least "Brixton way".
     
  24. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    what about the exercise ground at the back of the prison...

    If you jump over the wall your in lyham road Clapham ?
     
  25. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    well, what about it?
     
  26. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro TwentyFourThousand

    I don't think I've ever been there I normally go to the Crown and Sceptre if I'm up that direction.
     
  27. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    Well. You can then boot up the road to the fantastic Elm park Tavern & have a pint of speckeled hen whilst dancing around to Queens 'football fight' before group4 come and bundle you back into a shift truck & clink you back in the slammer...
     
  28. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Lyham Road's in Brixton, SW2. I even lived down there for a brief while.

    Clapham's still a few roads away from there, even allowing for the dubious promotion of several estate agents.
     
  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    When I moved to Brixton Hill 20 years ago, I heard rumours that prisoners used to jump over the wall and visit the local pubs and then go back.

    I'm sure rumour is all it was though!
     
  30. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member


    Thats true... Got to be..! The walls only about 14' high...
     

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