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KatyF

Well-Known Member
New bar opened up on the high road this weekend, The Chalkpit. Popped in last night and won't be in a rush to go back. They dont sell pints, only 2/3rds but at pint prices, very sterile place and card only. I nearly walked out at the point they didn't want my £20 note. Staff were very friendly but that's the only plus point.
 

editor

hiraethified
New bar opened up on the high road this weekend, The Chalkpit. Popped in last night and won't be in a rush to go back. They dont sell pints, only 2/3rds but at pint prices, very sterile place and card only. I nearly walked out at the point they didn't want my £20 note. Staff were very friendly but that's the only plus point.
what was wrong with your £20 note?
:confused:
 

BusLanes

Pedestrian
Seems weird here, but 2/3rds or something like that isn't odd in most places (NZ, Australia, Canada etc). Whilst I like a good pint, I'm still quite happy to have a smaller serving, so long as the price fits anyway
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
WTF is a 2/3 pint? Enough of that bullshit
I think they call it a schooner. I had it in that Brazilian place down on Ferndale Road before. Pint prices of course. I don’t mind a smaller beer if I’m paying a smaller price because it is less likely to lose its fizz and go cold. But everywhere I’ve seen it has just seemed to be a commercial opportunity.
 

editor

hiraethified
I think they call it a schooner. I had it in that Brazilian place down on Ferndale Road before. Pint prices of course. I don’t mind a smaller beer if I’m paying a smaller price because it is less likely to lose its fizz and go cold. But everywhere I’ve seen it has just seemed to be a commercial opportunity.
In the hipster haunts/rip off parlours they're often priced at what you might expect an expensive pint to be and then served in a groovy, non-standard glass that may well make your pitiful non-pint look more substantial.
 

sw16er

Active Member
New bar opened up on the high road this weekend, The Chalkpit. Popped in last night and won't be in a rush to go back. They dont sell pints, only 2/3rds but at pint prices, very sterile place and card only. I nearly walked out at the point they didn't want my £20 note. Staff were very friendly but that's the only plus point.
I popped in over the weekend with my Mrs, we were on our way into Town to catch a play.

I wasn't impressed either, the interior and general vibe of the place is contemporary and cold. This place lacks any kind of meaningful character and warmth IMO, it is not the kind of place I would want to sit down in on a Sunday afternoon for a few cosy pints.

Staff were friendly with us too, I couldn't work out the idea behind this 2/3 pint malarkey, we just ordered half pints and flatbread / wrap type things as we were in a bit of a rush.

It's not cheap and it's definitely not my kind of place, but I am sure the "Nu Streatham" crowd will lap it up.
 

KatyF

Well-Known Member
I popped in over the weekend with my Mrs, we were on our way into Town to catch a play.

I wasn't impressed either, the interior and general vibe of the place is contemporary and cold. This place lacks any kind of meaningful character and warmth IMO, it is not the kind of place I would want to sit down in on a Sunday afternoon for a few cosy pints.

Staff were friendly with us too, I couldn't work out the idea behind this 2/3 pint malarkey, we just ordered half pints and flatbread / wrap type things as we were in a bit of a rush.

It's not cheap and it's definitely not my kind of place, but I am sure the "Nu Streatham" crowd will lap it up.
Exactly what me and my mate said - its not the kind of place you'd stay for more than one drink, regardless of the weird 2/3rds and expensive prices. And most definitely the "nu crowd" will love it. Which is fine, will hopefully mean the boozers I do like will be quieter!
 

aka

Brixton Hill
Exactly what me and my mate said - its not the kind of place you'd stay for more than one drink, regardless of the weird 2/3rds and expensive prices. And most definitely the "nu crowd" will love it. Which is fine, will hopefully mean the boozers I do like will be quieter!
A chalk pit is where you bury dead bodies. Maybe that’s the vibe they are going for.
 

chillum86

Well-Known Member
Exactly what me and my mate said - its not the kind of place you'd stay for more than one drink, regardless of the weird 2/3rds and expensive prices. And most definitely the "nu crowd" will love it. Which is fine, will hopefully mean the boozers I do like will be quieter!
I visited on the weekend and sadly have to agree, staff were very friendly however felt the place just lacked any kind of soul. Also the beer list is really nothing special and the food felt decidedly overpriced.
 

ash

Inittogether
Went to Adomme for the first time in over a year. The food was more basic and less choice than I remember, staff surly and it was empty at 9.00 Sat night. The thing that I was most shocked about was I asked for Parmesan and was told that would cost extra?!! I’ve never come across that before ?!?!
 

sw16er

Active Member
Awesome work by the community

Lambeth better step up and protect this building. Streatham Hill has more than enough bland contemporary developments...another one is absolutely NOT needed.

Lambeth should be doing all they can to advertise this building to prospective entertainment buyers. Honestly...I'd rather it stay as a Bingo hall, it could literally be anything other than a new property development for me.

It's a beautiful building too, the period features inside the building are spectacular.
 

KatyF

Well-Known Member
The Manor Arms has been bought by Young's. In fact the whole Redcomb chain has been bought by them, so that includes the Cherry Tree in Dulwich.

They apparently don't want to change much in the Manor but I bet prices go up. And I bet they stop the £10 after 4pm Sunday lunches.
 

jimbarkanoodle

Well-Known Member
The Manor Arms has been bought by Young's. In fact the whole Redcomb chain has been bought by them, so that includes the Cherry Tree in Dulwich.

They apparently don't want to change much in the Manor but I bet prices go up. And I bet they stop the £10 after 4pm Sunday lunches.
I dont know what their prices are currently, but yes, if Youngs have bought somewhere i would bet everything i own that the first thing they do will hike the prices of all booze and food significantly. Loathsome pubco!
 
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