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New Cross (and Deptford), chat and discussion

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mod, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Never been in there - it looks a bit Greenwichy - it's in that bit of Deptford with the redeveloped wharves with tiny yuppyboxes built on them.
    There is a new pub opening soon in the old job centre on the high street, called imaginatively, The Job Centre. Six weeks til opening, I hear.
    And has anyone checked out the reopened Montagu Arms yet?
     
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that night looks good though, and a look at their website shows lots of live music going on - Greenwichy or not a music pub is worth supporting/trying out...

    Job Centre eh....sounds like an Antic thing...
     
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Yeah, I'm not in london that weekend, but I should give the place a chance
     
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Anyone been to Little Nan's? It seems to be run by cunts
    https://m.facebook.com/events/470535693046522/
    I thought it was a bit dodgy as there is a stencil of a Young Conservative torch outside and their cocktails appear to be royalist. Eeeeuuuuccch. Let's run them out of town.
     
  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    the conservative torch has been there for at least 20 years as it used to be a tory club, but even in the 90s it was some kind of dive bar... i thought this place was called The bunker these days though? i was due to go to a night there next month and its say Bunker on the flyer http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Matthew-Turner-Beautifully-Crafted-The-Bunker
     
  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Bunker is separate from little Nan's - just in the same building
     
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  8. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Can anyone recommend a decent pub in Deptford for watching football in?

    I work in Deptford some evenings, and often finish in time to catch the end of a match before heading home. The Black Horse shows games but is not a great pub.
     
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Plenty of betting shops!
     
  10. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    The Marquis of Granby is good for football but is more New Cross than Deptford I suppose.
     
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  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The Job Centre is opening today:
    http://jobcentredeptford.com
    I looked in on Monday and it was empty as fuck, so I'm amazed that they think they're going to be ready.
    I will check it out tonight and report back
     
  12. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Do you have to wait for half an hour on an uncomfortable plastic chair and then fill in lots of forms before they will consider serving you? Prove you've tried ordering drinks at other bars that week before you can get a beer?

    "...an eclectic mix of vintage d├ęcor and quirky design features inspired by its function as a place that once served the unemployed"

    I'm a bit bored by the whole Antic quirky retro schtick now. The Sun and The Tiger in Camberwell, the Ravensbourne and CCC in Catford, the Effra in Brixton...they're a bit samey. I haven't been to the Royal Albert in New Cross but I can imagine.
     
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  13. the button

    the button out on the kocker

    Pricey and full of wankers.
     
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  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Yeah, I hate that place. You can't even hear yourself think!
    Best pub in Deptford/New Cross is Bird's Nest by far.
    Dog & Bell seems alright, esp quiz night with Les off of Vic & Bob. Too far away to regularly visit though.
     
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  15. the button

    the button out on the kocker

    Yeah, it's not as if it's loud music either. Just loud wankers.
     
  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    And bar staff ignoring you to do shots of Sambuca
     
  17. the button

    the button out on the kocker

  18. Maggot

    Maggot .

    I like the Albert, decent beers. I haven't noticed it being particularly wanky.
     
  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Decent beer is the last thing you want in a pub :p
     
  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The Job Centre was alright actually. It was unfinished and grubby, but that's Antic's Free The Paedos schtick, isn't it?
    Lots of beers. Only Symonds cider on tap. :(
    I even drank a beer for research purposes - a Thornbridge IPA called Jaipur.
    I think it will be a decent boozer if they don't exclude the local winos. It was very welcoming to all last night though. A free shot of rum for everyone. Though why they told us it was to commemorate D-Day is a mystery.
     
  21. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    I used to go there years ago when it was the Paradise bar.
     
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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    spent many a night there....ms invita managed the paradise bar bar bit bitd for a spell... there was something good on there pretty much every night of the week...new x was on a good thing in the 90s
     
  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    a nice set of photos of historic bits of new cross / deptford taken recently here (tweeted by transpontine)
     
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  24. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    just reminiscing about the paradise bar...mainly went to the intelligent dnb night on the monday and drank water! space cadet style... wednesdays jazz jam could be great....occasionally je suis music with joe egg on a sunday...
     
  25. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    i played there once briefly and had to get dragged off decks as was end of night :oops: :D
     
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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    what did you play? Jungle?
     
  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    presume so! can't remember
    good venue that
     
  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    talking of 90s new x....


    found this too :)
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  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I heard a disconcerting rumour about the future of the Bird's Nest on Friday. :(
     
  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Though they are doing themselves no favours booking an act every Friday called DJ Awe & Dr Rape
     

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