meeting up

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meeting up

Postby chippy » Fri May 11, 2007 00:52

There has been lots of talk of meeting up prior to the gig, so lets make it official! Someone of greater knowledge of Londons pubs and fayre than I should pipe up designate a place and time, all official like.

I know alot as well as I really would like to meet with you so lets get this sorted out!!
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Postby dogsetc. » Fri May 11, 2007 08:43

I submit for official approval The Angel, 61 St. Giles High St, London, WC2H 8LE

After visiting a few ruined boozers the other side of Charing Cross Road, wandered in here early before last years (hadn't changed since i'd been in before years earlier) and thought this is what pubs used to be like; plenty of Cardiacs t-shirts, not too prone to after-office drinkers, and not-Soho.

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someone on beerintheevening.com wrote:Avoid this place like the plague. Went there for the first (and last) time on my 21st. The guy behind the bar was unbelievably rude, for example I ordered 3 pints of the extra stout and turned to ask the rest of the group what they wanted. About 10 seconds later he says 'what else do you want, I'm not a f***ing mindreader'. I just found it completely unnecessary. Plus the beers were all incredibly average...

Obviously used to grinning Starbucks type moonie-serivice.

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I just realised what i've been doing six months early at half past seven on a Friday morning. :roll:

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Postby frostbyte » Fri May 11, 2007 09:05

the angel is cool, we were there last year and it was ok.
plus our wives know where it is, so they can find us after their shopping spree of terror and get us to carry their bags.
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Postby Ady » Fri May 11, 2007 10:59

also if thats the case can someone put simple directions-as i know sod all about places in london,i always end up somewhere completly different!

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Postby whippersnapper » Fri May 11, 2007 11:33

The Angel is cool, at least I can stay outside :D
Man what a steamy hot crowded place that was after the gig...

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Postby dogsetc. » Fri May 11, 2007 11:40

whippersnapper wrote:Man what a steamy hot crowded place that was after the gig...


...like the gig, but somewhere else. :wink:

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Postby Chinners » Fri May 11, 2007 11:47

I usually go in the Cambridge
I saw a cluster of DOGS

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Postby higgy » Fri May 11, 2007 11:55

Chinners wrote:I usually go in the Cambridge


My vote is for the Angel (as usual). Traditional London pub with good (Northern) beer. And where else in London can you get 3 pints for £5:50 than a Sam Smith's pub?
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Postby Chinners » Fri May 11, 2007 11:58

Well I'm going in the Cambridge (stomps off in a huff) . . . . . and then in the Angel
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Postby Batesy » Fri May 11, 2007 14:37

Isn't the Angel a Sam Smith's pub? Bleuurgh...

I think the Cambridge is the better pub but I suppose we have six months to fight it out.

The Pillars of Hercules is okay too but we might only fit in one at a time and end up having to text each other which kind of defeats the object.

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Postby Batesy » Fri May 11, 2007 14:38

higgy wrote:And where else in London can you get 3 pints for £5:50 than a Sam Smith's pub?


I must read threads properly before opening my cyber-mouth. :roll:

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Postby dogsetc. » Fri May 11, 2007 14:44

Batesy wrote:Isn't the Angel a Sam Smith's pub? Bleuurgh...


Yeh i know, it's a bit frothy man (see ill.) for my taste -- but i was amazed at the price of a pint last year, i really thought the 'Tommy Cooper' bloke (see elsewhere) had made a mistake; but as it was explained (again elsewhere), SS have a national pricing policy, which makes it about half-price in London.

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Postby barnslou » Fri May 11, 2007 14:49

Batesy wrote:Isn't the Angel a Sam Smith's pub? Bleuurgh...


Don't really know my London pubs that well, i've been round Soho a few times, very cosmopolitan but that was for Ronny Scotts, honest !!

All the other pubs have been pre-drinks before a football match and the odd time i venture in there for a night out.

As long as it's close by ( not too close ), you need to stumble your way to the venue, and the bar is big enough for us all to fit into. Oh....and clean toilets.

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Postby schlep » Fri May 11, 2007 14:50

Batesy wrote:Isn't the Angel a Sam Smith's pub? Bleuurgh...

I think the Cambridge is the better pub but I suppose we have six months to fight it out.


In six months' time we'll be discussing the relative pros and cons of Haitian cockfighting, or mustache combs... :roll:
I would never turn down a pint of Samuel Smith's...you guys are spoiled for choice over there!
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Postby schlep » Fri May 11, 2007 14:52

dogsetc. wrote:
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I mean, look at that, what a beauty!
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