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Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I don't think so because we were able to play loud later! Maybe they're trying to maximise their income from the restaurant which is open fairly late. The garden has shut at 11pm for ages now.
     
  2. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    I've never really liked the place, even though it was the only half decent boozer near me when I moved to TH nine years ago. I did once end up there on a (drunk) return trip from Surbiton one night and there was a band setting up who ended up playing what I can only describe as African Trance. It was *utterly* awesome :eek:

    ETA I'm sure I recorded it on my phone but am struggling to find it
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've seen some good bands there - I just wish they'd use a small stage to make it more 'gig-like.'
     
  4. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Agreed, and they never really publicise the bands that much either. I've only ever happened upon stuff.
     
  5. T & P

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

    It certainly seems silly to offer dining and live music at the same time in such a venue. The Railway is not a place that would even register in my radar if I was trying to think of a place to go for an evening meal, at the weekend at least.

    I get the impression the management is trying to cover too many angles there. I'm sure it brings a healthy profit but they host so many private functions during the Spring & Summer, it often feels as if every other weekend the pub is closed for a wedding or birthday party. Last year a friend and I found the pub closed for private functions on three occasions on a Saturday in a short period of time, after which we decided to meet at a different pub.
     
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  6. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    True but its not like there aren't plenty other decent options. If they make money with the nights they do and also hosting private stuff then fair enought - just go to somewhere else where the food is better and the drinks are cheaper :)
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I don't blame you. They seem to close a lot for private functions. That said, the place seems to be doing really well these days,
     
  8. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    So is pop Brixton. Doesn't mean it isn't shit.
    It feels more like more like a crèche than the pub I remember on the rare occasions I visit these days.
     
  9. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    That didn't happen at pepperpots on Friday. Did you ask them to move tables?
     
  10. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Cos they get paid a shit ton of money. Good on them. They are a business after all!
     
  11. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Do they make good profits or bad profits?!
     
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Of course I bloody did. But was told it was a new 'policy.' Perhaps Pepperpot get special treatment. I've always meant to pop into that night, but quite a few of the staff tell me it brings some elements of an incredibly rude crowd.
     
  13. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    What? No it doesn't! Oh dear. I've been going there for years now. The crowd is the best it ever is at the railway. A great mix of ages and races. I think some of the railway staff themselves are bloody rude and LAZY!
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Err, OK then. I'll pass that on to the one female staff member who was threatened with a punch in the face for clearing up a table.
     
  15. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    yeah, that could have happened on any night...do you know that that's a regular pepperpotter? weird line of argument.
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    OK. The staff must have made it all up and they never encounter extra attitude from some individuals at those nights. And they're all rude and lazy too. I'll leave it at that then.
     
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  17. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I gotta say that the Pepperpot crowd is generally pretty good, not unlike a Time Tunnel crowd, and like any other night, we occasionally get complete dickheads show up.

    I think Pepperpot is the longest running night at the Railway....been going years
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Mind you, I had the King Of All Dickheads at the Railway last time I was there. The kind of dickhead who wouldn't move his stupid drunken face from the DJ area despite being asked multiple times and then trashes expensive decks by spilling his beer right into the mixer. And then sneaking off before he could receive his well earned slap in the face. The cunt.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I heard it's a great night but, sadly, it only takes a few unpleasant regulars to tarnish the rep of a particular club night - well, at least amongst the staff if that's who they're being unpleasant to. Every one else may be having a great time!
     
  20. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Everytime I DJd the Railway there was higher percentage of dickheads than other places (even Market House!)
     
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  21. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Can't think why you're picking a fight with me!
     
  22. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    Last time I went to the Railway there were a load of coked up lads acting quite aggro. We ditched the pool table as it seemed trouble was brewing.

    Generally I have mixed feelings about it - it should be a really good pub given the space, but it's not quite. And they charge a fortune.
     
  23. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    You get all types there. It's a pub, quelle surprise!
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Maybe try appreciating that there may be more than the one side of the story you're seeing and that your positive experiences at this night may not always be shared by the staff - and with good reason.
     
  25. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Well-Known Member

    Same. It does seem to attract a fair few aggy coke heads in the evenings. Some of the women behind the bar can be incredibly slow at serving pints and I often found them surly. I much preferred it as an early evening/afternoon type place simply for the garden.
     
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  26. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Have to say that pretty much sums it up
     
  27. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    ooh well pass it on!
     
  28. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Sorry to hear your Offline night got pulled at the Railway editor. why did this happen? I thought your night was becoming quite popular.
     
  29. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Too much dancing not enough spending???
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It was popular - constantly one of their busiest nights according to their staff. I've still no idea why it was pulled so swiftly, but I was also told that another regular night has also been unexpectedly cancelled (I'll wait for it to be confirmed before naming it). The last time I played there, I had one of their customers trashing my equipment after he spilled in a pint into my personal CD decks/mixer. Never even got a 'sorry' from the venue. It's all a bit disappointing, to be honest.

    That said, I've usually enjoyed the nights we put on there and had a great crowd.
     

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