Woss occuring then? Get it sorted. Me and the lads are looking for a session on 21 June but time and place needed. Queen Vic? And do we need to be tooled up? And don't give me none of that 'last activity 15 minutes 9 seconds ago'; I know you're there.
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Right, me old cream cracker - have a butcher's at this:
Monday 21st of June it is. Time - as early evening as you can make it, till they kick us out.
Place - gawd knows.
Did you bunch of toffs like the Chandos last time? I'd normally go for a proper East End drinker, but they're a bit rough for the ladies, and I won't have me shooter with me.
Sorry I've been so crap at organising this - lots of wedding part 2 stuff to sort out.
Thanks for reminding me!
Who's up for it then? I know Mary and the Scroat are coming, and I'm hoping for a star-studded biscuity line-up. It's gonna be a little bit tasty, know what I mean?
I know I'm not fashionable, but I'd quite like to come along & meet some of my fellow biscuiteers.
Lose the titfer for a start, John
Gor luv a duck, e's only gone and roused imself. Wotcher me old cock. Frodo had some gaff lined up that might do the business. Chandos was alright but the management might cut up rough after Maz and Stunts trashed the place last time, if you get my drift. Fashionable wallster? Anyone who even hints at being fashionable will be out on his ear pronto. I was thinking dahn the Old Bull and Bush, but it's too far norf of the River.
That's ok then, I'll wear my other hat. The one with the fruit.
Good man, Wallster, I'll have something to nibble on if they run out of peanuts. Will be great to see you there.
If Fernandomondobongo convinces us he's got a good pub down on the river somewhere, great.
Otherwise, somewhere in the middle like the Chandos should be easy for anyone near London to get to, and if it's crap there are lots of other pubs up Charing Cross Rd/Soho.
Or there used to be, it's been a while. Probably all been converted into trendy banks now, I shouldn't wonder.
Custard, Evans, Scroat, Wallster, Westwell, Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tompkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, McIntyre, Treadmore, Davitt. Eight bloody one. EIGHT BLOODY ONE!!!
That reminds me. I've got a new shovel. Will bring it along on 21st June!
Frodo's pub sounded perfect - for me anyway. Only short walk over the River after work. I'll see if I can find the link.
That's excellent, and it's a Spear & Jackson Number 3!
I'm easy, as long as it's a pub and there's beer, nuts and Wallster's fruit hat, I'm good.
So long as it's not fruit and Wallster's nuts.
Here's that link
There is also a nice pub by the river near london Bridge called 'The Anchor'- http://www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php?pub_id=21
Oh dear, the Old Bull and Bush isn't what it used to be. Not much spit and sawdust there.
Hate to be a pain but...
Oh dear! There's nothing else for it. We'll have to pop along there the week before to try it out!
Gor blimey guv'nor and, erm, somesuch.
I'll be on holiday in Cornwall on the 21st, so will be unable to join you all.
I'm terribly sorry chaps, but this little filly will be unable to attend. I shall be in the shooting brake en-route to my place in the country, what?
It's a bloody long way to go for a Monday-night piss-up, and although the missus has said 'go if you want', I suspect feminine trickery afoot!
Well, you can certainly count me in. By the power of my cut price 2008 Good Pub Guide costing just 1 pence on Amazon, and my knowledge of London pubs generally, how about some of these:
If it's East End that you want, how about 'The Blind Beggar' in Whitechapel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blind_Beggar
If you want pubs a little more central, curiously Fleet Street and the surrounding legal areas have a wealth of pubs (what is it about lawyers and journalists that make them drink to excess?). The Good Pub Guide 2008 recommends 'The Cittie of Yorke' near Chancery Lane tube: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cittie_of_Yorke
Or you could go for 'Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese' in Fleet Street:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Olde_Cheshire_Cheese
Or 'The Old Bank of England': http://www.fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=243&itemid=192&task=View
The pub nearest to my place of work (when I bother to be there) is a small pub called 'The Blue Anchor': http://www.the-blueanchor.com/
Nearer Blackfriars station is the imaginative 'The Black Friar': http://www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php?pub_id=30
The Anchor, as suggested previously and linked above, is a curious old pub near London Bridge station. It's big selling point is being right next to the river. Also, I think the final scene of the first Mission Impossible Film was filmed there.
For cut-price drinks, Chandos and The Cittie of Yorke still manage to sell beer for around or under £2.
I guess that going further out is not on the cards. If I am wrong, the Captain Kidd or the Prospect of Whitby at Wapping are both good (and by the river), and the Trafalgar Tavern at Greenwich is also excellent. Canary Wharf has a load of bars next to the docks, which can be relaxing. Also possible is Gordon Ramsey's 'The Narrow' at Limehouse.
Finally, near to London Bridge is 'The George Inn': http://www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php?pub_id=92
I am fernandomando and that is why I drink.
Hint: these are all leather bars. Be prepared. I mean, inside.
Thanks Rikkor, I read that in a very serious meeting in the office, and burst out laughing.
Good list, Fernando!
The Blind Beggar is a touristy hole, or it was when I was a student up the road.
As I'm stuck in a tropical wilderness where the pubs are the size of barns, I have a hankering for a traditional London pub with lots of exposed beams. Don't mind where,
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese looks nice, "numerous bars and gloomy rooms" sounds just the ticket.
But if you intrepid researchers discover a suitable riverside establishment, I'm up for that too. I may well have some time to spend in London before then, so I can contribute to the noble research effort.
"Be prepared. I mean, inside" - Rikkor, you fool!
Are you always cruising Newsbiscuit in 'very serious' meetings, Rick?
Would love to be there on the 21st, but will be with you in spirit instead. And what with Mary and me being barred from everywhere in a five-mile radius of Chandos...
Are you always cruising Newsbiscuit in 'very serious' meetings, Rick?
Are you sure you can't make it, Stunts? Think of the sparkling banter, the camaraderie, the fruit!
Would love to be there but not bloody likely as work has taken over my life at the moment.
Anyway, congrats on the nuptuals and so on.
If I can make it, would anyone mind if I came?
I'd mind if you didn't! It would be great to have you there, Plucky.
Thank you very much, Mr Westwell and I hope your wedding goes off well.
I've got some ideas form another forum and from some mates. Will post tomorrow.
Aah, you nearly had me at fruit there, but I'll be in London in the second week in June and because of my offshore tax status (for which read unwillingness to give Scotrail one penny more than the fortune they've already robbed off me), I can neither hang around for ten extra days waiting for you to arrive, nor make the journey twice.
I'll be the text pest on Mary's phone.
Well come on then chaps, where are we meeting?
And the previously Biscuit jolly has been grossly misrepresented. Stunts and I were in fact asked to return every Friday night. Although we were asked to supply our own ping-pong balls in future.
Yeah? Manager told me grapefruit.
I favour the Blue Anchor, just because the name makes me laugh, while the Chandos is big and well located and does good cheap beer. Frodo's the man on the ground and I'll go with his suggestion, but if all else fails we can ask a woman to sort it out.
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