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Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    And the Commercial reopens around the same time.
     
  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Really not convinced by the busy tiles in front of the name. Or the postage stamp sized hanging sign. Looking forward to seeing what they've done inside though.
     
  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

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  5. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I hear the Commercial was open last night for a private do and should re-open today.
     
  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Hate the white tiles outside. And the patterned tiles behind the pale lettering just makes the name illegible. I spoke to a couple of regulars who had been there last night and they didn't sound massively impressed with the new interior, they said nothing much had changed, 'just a paint job'.
     
  7. T & P

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

    I hope the bogs have been done up. Can't speak for the state of the ladies' powder room, but the men's toilets were a bit rank.
     
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  8. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Anyone in that side of the pub could smell that the gents was rank. The mix of amonia and airfreshner was not good.

    The womens bogs generally lacked more than one of the following - light bulbs, soap, paper, door locks, toilet seats and offen with puddles of water on the floor, and yes they smelled rank too. 'Ladies powder room' I wish!
     
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  9. wurlycurly

    wurlycurly diss member

    Indeed. The pale lettering/tiles combo must be one of the worst examples of design I've ever seen. It's headache-inducing, like an optical illusion.
     
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  10. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Made my eyes go funny....hadn't even had a drink!
     
  11. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    It stands out quite well for a few minutes when the Sun reflecting off the builders merchant's window opposite hits it at a particular angle at about 10am.
     
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  12. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Anybody got a picture of this apparent design monstrosity? I'm intrigued...
     
  13. T & P

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

    10 am is a bit early to be at the boozer mate ;)
     
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  14. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Perfectly acceptable on a Friday.
     
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  15. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Opening night... Big fight, some guy headbutted a barman, cops in wagons outside
    More importantly, tiles look shit
     
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  16. T & P

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

    Wow. Old regulars expressing their views on the refurb?
     
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  17. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Gentrification gone mad, I tells ya.
     
  18. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Did someone really walk off with that long ladder?
     
  19. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    First time I ever set eyes on the Commercial (over 20 years ago), I stepped out of HH station and looked across the road at the pub just a geezer came flying through the window...as a result of a pub brawl.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's how those hoardings looked yesterday.

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    I hope that attractive Victorian shop window (left) survives.
     
  21. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Here it is with a little of today's lovely sunshine helping it stand out!

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    Inside is ok - better for having removed the big built in seats. More space. Not sure about it being painted white to the rear bar seating area - it's a bit bright. Not a huge change overall.

    Sorry. I didn't inspect the bogs.
     
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  22. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Looks a bit like a Walls Viennetta.

    (A bit)
     
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  23. wurlycurly

    wurlycurly diss member

    Ha! Spot-on.
     
  24. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    what ladder?
     
  25. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    welcome to Herne Hill.
     
  26. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    show us a pic without the sunshine - thats how we'll normally see it. Does the lighting at night help it stand out?
     
  27. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Herne Hill is to get a Costa Coffee and a Greggs in the refurbished arches, apparently. Which is crap news for the bakery and independent coffee shops. I will be voting with my wallet and staying away. Doesn't bode well for Brixton, either.
     
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's a real shame but comes as no surprise. I expect Brixton's arches to be filled with similar and some 'independents' aimed at the well heeled market.
     
  29. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    How annoying
     
  30. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    A Greggs. There will be outraged people. Property prices will plummet. Oh dear oh dear.
     
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