The Rest is Noise pub to close

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by porno thieving gypsy, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

    The Rest is Noise pub is to close and apparently its becoming a shop.

    Its not managed much stability over the last 10 years but its a shame to lose a music venue to retail space.

    I have had a few good night in there over the years too.

  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yeah I heard that a few days ago and was rather surprised by the news.

    It's a real shame as it was a good addition to Brixton.
  3. Orang Utan


    that's a shame. it's always seemed quite busy and full of youngsters, rarely for brixton.
    i've had some good times in that place - good for meeting large groups of people.
  4. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    Overpriced shithole full of trendy tossers.

    Bring back The Goose.
  5. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

    I remember it being retail space that was turned into a pub.
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Goose closed because it was so shit hardly one ever drank there, and when the RIN goes, it'll probably never be a pub again. You're certainly dreaming if you think a pub like The Goose will ever return.
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. np1984

    np1984 New Member

    Such sad news! Love that place. Don't agree that it's overpriced either...
  9. miss minnie

    miss minnie Well-Known Member

  10. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    Shame, it's a good space and location, it could be a really good boozer. IME The Goose was nearly always full day and night, you'd struggle to get a table in there most of the time. Booze was even cheaper than the Wetherspoons, food was appalling though.
  11. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    I was charged £4 for a can of Red Stripe in there. Fuck that !!!
  12. Orang Utan


    it had a good selection of booze too - i'm puzzled why it's closing to be honest. i really liked it. :(
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm guessing that their lease ran out and the owners can get more for a shop.

    I liked the Rest is Noise: it's true it was a bit Hoxton at times, but they still let in loads of the old boys, some of the music was interesting, they had real ales and it was a fair musical mix too - Blacker Dread did regular nights there and I saw a loads of bands for free.
  14. np1984

    np1984 New Member

    Cheapest by-the-glass wine I've had for a while in London... Even my mother, who's from the (!) countryside thought it was good value...
  15. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Fucken hell that's a surprise. I know someone who works there and they say they coin it in Friday and Saturday PLUS any night there's something on at the Academy.

    I really liked what they did with the space (for a pub, not so much as a live venue though) and i thought it was reasonably well-priced but i got a local's discount. The food was decently priced too.

    My only thought is that it's a part of a chain and the parent company got an offer they couldn't refuse. I'll find out more tomorrow when i get on the dog.
  16. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Never went in it since it changed from Ivan's Retreat.
    Always seemed busy weekends.
  17. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All


    I won't miss it.
  19. LadyR

    LadyR Member

    I think it's a real shame :( had some good nights in there. I didn't find it overpriced and there was a nice atmosphere and good range of food and drinks.
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  20. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Wonder what it will be?
    Does Brixton need a second Starbucks?
  21. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out R.I.P.

    All I heard was the the brewery that owns it is selling out to a retailer.

    The Goose was a horrible pub with annoyingly bright lights, crap food and cheap drinks - I certainly dont miss it. I''ll never forget the New Years Eve promotion they ran - "one free soft drink per customer between the hours of 12am and 12.30am" :D
  22. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Probably. The one by the station has 10+ people in the queue when I go past in the mornings :D
  23. Orang Utan


    the goose was a drinkers' pub and lord we have enough of those
  24. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    That's surprising, always looks packed from Thursday right throughout the weekend.
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Gotta love these people with hugely selective memories eulogising about the Goose!

    It was a dump, as these damning customer reviews prove:
  26. aussw9

    aussw9 Well-Known Member

    Agreed, something a bit different in Brixton. Decent prices, good drink selections and a nice bit of space.

    I'll definately miss it, had a few good nights in there.

    Any idea of when they shut the doors?
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  28. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    I had good times in there. Better than that shite that was the Living bar etc.
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. It was free most of the time and they had some good bands there too. The bar prices weren't that bad, the staff were always friendly and it was a great place for early evening meetings.

    I'll miss it. In fact, I'm struggling to think where I'd have those meetings now.
  30. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    It's the ideal place to have a venue to meet before Academy gigs. I guess if they couldn't make it work (and from the reviews they seem to have made a fair fist of it) then there's not much hope and it will become some soulless retail space. Would love to see something like Rough Trade East but I guess there's not much hope of that.

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