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CharlieAddict

nekomimi rocks!!!
llantwit said:
Mumbles has an average house price of around £250,000 at the moment, and that's an increase of around 80% in 3-4 years.
An increase like that can have no other effect than pricing the vast majority of locals out of the market.
It's more expensive than Cardiff, and that's a very high-priced city for Wales.
that is unfortunate.
i hope to return to the mumbles someday but with those figures, i might as well buy elsewhere...
 

llantwit


I'd love to go back and live in Mumbles/Newton.
Maybe after the great house price crash that'll follow the great global-oil price clash.:eek:
Anbout the only chance I'd have.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
i lived in mumbles in the 80s, probably changed a lot since then but it was lovely then, loads of pubs along the mile (obviously as students we had to do the mumbles run and drink in every one:D ) go to caswell bay and walk along the cliffs to langland bay, lovely walk (i used to do my runs along there) three cliffs bay, beautiful, head out to oxwich as well, and head for some of the villages on the penisular near swansea, can't remember their names now, but some lovely pubs along there
 

rhys gethin

New Member
ChrisFilter said:
Hello,

Not been in here before... is it like walking into a Welsh pub, and revealing how English I am when ordering at the bar, resulting in menacing stares? ;)
My dad used to describe walking round the Gower talking Welsh to his drinking mate and being followed by little boys saying 'Russians!' It is not the most nationally-conscious area I know. In the pubs, however, they weren't bothered, wanting his money.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
llantwit said:
I'd love to go back and live in Mumbles/Newton.
Maybe after the great house price crash that'll follow the great global-oil price clash.:eek:
Anbout the only chance I'd have.
i lived in newton!! New Well Lane, i think it was , a really steep lane at the top of newton road, a few doors from the newton inn, with another pub across the road, the rock and fountain, we had all we needed at the top of the really steep hill:cool:
 

CharlieAddict

nekomimi rocks!!!
llantwit said:
I'd love to go back and live in Mumbles/Newton.
Maybe after the great house price crash that'll follow the great global-oil price clash.:eek:
hope there won't be another great house price crash!
i'll be fucked for life living in london!

did you go to cinderz?
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
CharlieAddict said:
hope there won't be another great house price crash!
i'll be fucked for life living in london!

did you go to cinderz?
cinderz:eek:

every wednesday night and saturday night for years it seems, never knowingly in there sober
:D
 

CharlieAddict

nekomimi rocks!!!
marty21 said:
cinderz:eek:

every wednesday night and saturday night for years it seems, never knowingly in there sober
:D
lol! it was either that or neptunes...the good ole days...both places have disappeared (in case you not know...).
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
CharlieAddict said:
lol! it was either that or neptunes...the good ole days...both places have disappeared (in case you not know...).
they were of their time, can't remember neptunes, used to go to a few clubs in swansea itself, barons and martha's vineyard (i think bonnie tyler owned that one), and i think there was another one in mumbles at the time, bradley;s or something
 

Chairman Meow

Perth, WA
Is there a mumbles drinking game? Last time I went there we camped near a fabulous beach with a pub nearby. Every time we went to the pub it was full of people downing pints and saying something like 'Mumbles, mumbles, we've all got the Mumbles!':D We watched for ages to see if there were any rules or such, but never managed to work it out. Its sort of become one of our catchphrases, so I'd love to know if it is a drinking game, or whether everyone was just being very silly.:D
 

CharlieAddict

nekomimi rocks!!!
bradley;s = bentleys.
and martha's died a while ago also and so has doras.
barons became a sort of 'grab a granny' night in the 90s.

llantwit said:
Cinders and Neptunes!
Oh the mammories.
too bloody right!
beach girls rock!
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
Chairman Meow said:
Is there a mumbles drinking game? Last time I went there we camped near a fabulous beach with a pub nearby. Every time we went to the pub it was full of people downing pints and saying something like 'Mumbles, mumbles, we've all got the Mumbles!':D We watched for ages to see if there were any rules or such, but never managed to work it out. Its sort of become one of our catchphrases, so I'd love to know if it is a drinking game, or whether everyone was just being very silly.:D
it's the mumbles run, drinking every pub from the oyster catcher ( i think is the first) all away to the end which was a club called cinderellas in the 80s, when i did it, there were 13 and it had to be a pint a pub, some hardy souls liked to do the double, to the mile, then repeat it coming back
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
CharlieAddict said:
bentleys.
and martha's died a while ago also and so has doras.
barons became a sort of 'grab a granny' night in the 90s.



too bloody right!
beach girls rock!
bentley's that's the one, always had sticky carpets when i went there:D
 

Chairman Meow

Perth, WA
marty21 said:
it's the mumbles run, drinking every pub from the oyster catcher ( i think is the first) all away to the end which was a club called cinderellas in the 80s, when i did it, there were 13 and it had to be a pint a pub, some hardy souls liked to do the double, to the mile, then repeat it coming back
But whats the chanting all about?:)
 

CharlieAddict

nekomimi rocks!!!
yeah we didn't chant anything either.
just drank, ate, flirted with the local girlies and threw up (though not always in this order).
 

LilMissHissyFit

Disturbed in a pink bra
If you are staying in the Carlton go a bit further down the road to the mermaid to eat.
Its fab:)
The mumbles mile has diminished in recent years, many of the pubs once on it have shut down and the mightclub at the end is no more, could be a good thing in the long run, who knows? Happy memories of staggering and singing though
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
and of course, any old bloke you meet will claim he knew dylan thomas, and that the cunt owed him money:D
 

zog

wants to be an aardvark
marty21 said:
, used to go to a few clubs in swansea itself, barons and martha's vineyard (i think bonnie tyler owned that one),
Martha's was proper. Used to go to the strictly groovy nights run by paul witticker. first proper house nights in Wales.
 

davesgcr

Reading books
Go backto the mid 70's and the Surf House was the place -had my 18th in Tiffanies on Newton Rd

You must do the pier and Joe's Icecream parlour. Plus the sea lamented and gone trackbed of the Mumbles train / tram.

Affordable nice places within reach - say Pontardulais area - nice surroundings or Ammanford area.Ferryside very pleasant beach villiage with train links.

Best walk to 3 Cliffs is from Pennard village -very quiet and very beautifull :)
 

Strumpet

gypsy girl
The Mermaid........mmmmmmmmm.
You've picked the right place as others have said for top surfing Chris.

Gonna move here eh?! Nice!
Hope you'll love it. Gower is a beautiful place to live near. :cool:
I have friends living in Bishopston, nice area.
 

bendeus

Bellend Tagline Generator
i am bumping this thread, coz i fancy the gower for our hols this year :cool:
I'd go further West every time.

The Gower is packed to the gunnals in the summer to the point of tailbacks on the country lanes. Campsites are very, very expensive, and it just ain't as nice all round, really.

If you haven't been to Pembrokeshire, and you want coastal scenery, then now's your chance:)
 
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