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[Drinking] The Pub Debate - Weatherspoons



Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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The Fatherland
It's not snobbery, I mean I've drunk in the saltdean tavern and Spanish lady and I defy anybody to say their clientele is a higher social class
I have drunk in The Seafield in Hove.
 




ROSM

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Dec 26, 2005
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I have drunk in The Seafield in Hove.
You win. There is only one pub I have drunk in that has similar clientele and that's the Hen and Chickens in Sheffield.

I stayed in their b&b for a night (was trying to demonstrate to my team that they didnt need to stay in the stakis hilton each time they went there and that a premier inn or ibis was good enough. I said they could pick anywhere in Sheffield and I would stay there)

The week after I was there it was on crimewatch for passing stolen goods in the bar area!
 


Iggle Piggle

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Sep 3, 2010
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You win. There is only one pub I have drunk in that has similar clientele and that's the Hen and Chickens in Sheffield.

I stayed in their b&b for a night (was trying to demonstrate to my team that they didnt need to stay in the stakis hilton each time they went there and that a premier inn or ibis was good enough. I said they could pick anywhere in Sheffield and I would stay there)

The week after I was there it was on crimewatch for passing stolen goods in the bar area!
I think I've been there. If it's the same pub I'm thinking of, we played doubles pool against the local drug dealers
 


ROSM

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Dec 26, 2005
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I think I've been there. If it's the same pub I'm thinking of, we played doubles pool against the local drug dealers
That sound like it. If they had a pub quiz the 1st question would have been ' what are you looking at?'

But for £15 b&b nobody complained when they used the £45 ibis afterwards
 


Guinness Boy

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Jul 23, 2003
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I have drunk in The Seafield in Hove.
So have I.

For a short time I also lived in Seafield Road in one of the top floors and we had a great view of their 'back garden'. It's a deal, it's a steal it's.....

A mate and I also stayed in a pub in Salford for our Man U away game in the first season in the PL that was the only building left standing on the road and had bullet holes in the ceiling.
 




stewart12

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Jan 16, 2019
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The one time I went into the Seafield it was the least welcome I've ever felt in a pub anywhere
 


Herr Tubthumper

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So have I.

For a short time I also lived in Seafield Road in one of the top floors and we had a great view of their 'back garden'. It's a deal, it's a steal it's.....

A mate and I also stayed in a pub in Salford for our Man U away game in the first season in the PL that was the only building left standing on the road and had bullet holes in the ceiling.
The one time I went into the Seafield it was the least welcome I've ever felt in a pub anywhere
I’ve been in there 3 times I think. First time was when I first moved to Osborne Villas and was checking out the local pubs. Didn’t go back immediately. Second time went mid-afternoon and there was an old couple having a few beers on their way back from Tescos, each had 3 or 4 carrier bags of groceries. They were necking pints then started bickering which then turned into a fight. A guy at the bar had to separate them. 3rd time had a few beers in the garden. I also once walked past and saw the landlord being stretchered out….looked like he’d collapsed. Grim.
 






stewart12

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Jan 16, 2019
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I’ve been in there 3 times I think. First time was when I first moved to Osborne Villas and was checking out the local pubs. Didn’t go back immediately. Second time went mid-afternoon and there was an old couple having a few beers on their way back from Tescos, each had 3 or 4 carrier bags of groceries. They were necking pints then started bickering which then turned into a fight. A guy at the bar had to separate them. 3rd time had a few beers in the garden. I also once walked past and saw the landlord being stretchered out….looked like he’d collapsed. Grim.
I remember them having a "no guns" sign at the front door o_O
 


Boys 9d

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Jan 3, 2012
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Lancing
No mention of the Spoons Opera House in Tunbridge Wells. When I've been there it seems to be populated by people who make this 80 year old seem young.
 


Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
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Oct 8, 2003
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Faversham
Christ on a bike, there are some dreadful generalisations on here re the ‘awfulness of ‘spoons beers, clientele, sticky carpets etc.’
Snobby ill informed crap by some. I speak as someone who spent a career in the brewing and pub industry.
I can only comment about the one in Faversham, but that could simply reflect the perfect storm of a rather unpleasant local underclass (fact, not snobbery), and cheap prices.
 




Paulie Gualtieri

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May 8, 2018
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As I have mentioned at least 5 times on NSC in the past, Me and my pal Bob the (then, not yet retired) social worker were 'offered outside 'three times by different bell ends during the 30 minutes we took to sip our gassy and disappointing beers on the only occasion we ventured to the 'Leading Light' (Spoon) in town.

I'd rather flop my John Thomas into the open palm of a lunatic with a carving knife in his other hand than venture back to Faversham spoons.
Seems you’ve been dealt a poor hand judging by the views of Spoons expert Sophie P

Assume she’s using the Spoonsology app for tracking purposes #196

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JamieR

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Jan 25, 2020
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Went to spoons in Bristol for lunch while eldest son was attending his offer day at the university and I was pleasantly surprised. Nothing like the Three Fishes in Worthing, Mainly students and business types having a lunchtime pint, no pissheads/twats in there at all. Ended up spending the whole afternoon there and Shipyard was £3.79 a pint. So glad I decided to take the train.
 








Is it PotG?

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Feb 20, 2017
24,247
Sussex by the Sea
I think it's great that there is a choice, from a pint of chocolate and honey infused Badgers Nadgers in a converted warehouse with Khruangbin piped through KEF gear or a decent value pie and a pint for people not quite so much up their own backside.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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theboybilly

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I know exactly who owns my two locals and I’ve talked to them behind the bar. Not a corporate share in sight.

When I’m further into Hove I sometimes have a pint in The Watchmakers whose owners live round the corner from me. We often meet them on dog walks. :shrug:
The Watchmakers is a lovely pub. I try my best to use micropubs on AwayDay now. Newcastle has a great selection
 






Easy 10

Brain dead MUG SHEEP
Jul 5, 2003
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Location Location
Newcastle away a year or two ago me and my cohorts were DELIGHTED to spot a very nice Spoons opposite the station the morning after the game, just before hitting the road for the journey back. I can't fault their full-english, and it really hit the spot following a long night out on the grog. I wasn't driving, so indulged in some hairy dog as well. Cheap as.

Snobs can do one.
 


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