Social meet up in Lovely Lewisham?

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Oct 27 2005 20:25
Social meet up in Lovely Lewisham?

As there appear to be growing numbers of people in the area, might I suggest we have an informal meet-up one night. There clearly isn't an appetite for anything more formal but a swift pint somewhere cheap might go down well.... Who knows I might even be able to get other (relative) veterans along smile (People who remember the day when there were as many Tory MPs in the borough as there are now councillors).

Now I've met Button and rkn before and I know loads of people off list (most of whom won't come).

How about Thursday next week? 3rd November.

There is a Wetherspoons in Lewisham High St. I don't need to say anything about not bringing a sound-system, do I?

Martin

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Oct 28 2005 07:29

Damn, you beat me to it. Was thinking much the same myself, what with all the mentions of Lewisham/Deptford/New X in the General forum.....

Edit: if New X is easier for folks, the Rosemary Branch (near Goldsmiths) is under new management & is quite a decent put with decent-sized tables.

Better than the Marquis, anyway, which is, was & always will be, a shithole.

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Oct 28 2005 12:12

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Oct 28 2005 14:27
the button wrote:
Edit: if New X is easier for folks, the Rosemary Branch (near Goldsmiths) is under new management & is quite a decent put with decent-sized tables.

That's my local!! It is kinda a gay pub. You can play Connect 4 and Scrabble in there.

If it happens there, I'll probably be there anyway but most likely distracted by people from my hall.

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Oct 28 2005 14:30

The Marquis is alright! I don't even like pubs but at least they show plenty of footy, including the Ireland matches! (pity they didn't qualify sad )

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Oct 28 2005 14:34

as matches?

*yup, the grey one with the hood, thanks*

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Oct 28 2005 14:36
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
That's my local!!

You weren't in there last night, were you?

I was the bald bloke sitting with the gorgeous redhead. wink

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Oct 28 2005 14:48

I was in the marquis last night, and the walpole. I don't even drink but I've been in most the pubs round here now, including the amersham arms.

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Oct 28 2005 14:52

I tend to go to the Rosemary Branch on Tuesdays & Thursdays after meeting the Mrs from work @ Goldsmiths.

(You're not a sociology student are you? *gulp*)

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Oct 28 2005 14:54

na my student days are over, I'm only at goldsmiths one day a week cos I'm a trainee science teacher so spend the rest of the week working in school. I seem to end up in the marquis when football's on as I've no other place to watch matches, but I've been in most other locals with fellow wannabe teachers.

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Oct 28 2005 19:41

The Marquis used to be a regular haunt of several key SL AFA @-people. Like a lot of London pubs,particularly in areas being gentrified, they concentrate on sport and lager. Real ale attracts the wrong sort apparently. It's a bit of a dive and I haven't been in there in years - used to be quite a hard-man Scot/Irish working class pub.

Outside of New X (Deptford is dead for pubs except the Dog & Bell), there's a Wetherspoons at Brockley X (All the lefty pubs in SE4 are long gone).

Or we could be political and go to the Lord Hood in greenwich (currently fighting eviction)

Martin

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Oct 29 2005 15:38

I'm away to the Marquis to watch the Man United - Middlesborough match now, I don't even realy like pubs but that place is alright.

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Oct 29 2005 15:58

I'm not down with all this Marquis-bashing. I like that pub. Rosemary Branch is ok but has shite music. The Walpole does nasty food. Wetherspoons in Brockley is ok, not as good as ridiculously named JammCircus which does nice beer in misleadingly plush surroundings. But then I am a yuppie, apparently.

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Oct 29 2005 16:03

I like the marquis, been there once and I beat Tommy Ascaso at pool.

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Oct 29 2005 16:04

I had some food in the walpole the other night, was indeed shite, awful chow mein which I don't even like anyway.

Had my first trip to brick lane last night, was pretty cool tongue

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Oct 29 2005 18:54

Brick Lane rules smile

Yeah the Thai food in the Walpole made rkn sick angry

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Oct 30 2005 13:39

so i went to the Marquis at watched United get battered, shit evening sad

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Oct 30 2005 18:22
the button wrote:
Alan_is_Fucking_Dead wrote:
That's my local!!

You weren't in there last night, were you?

I was the bald bloke sitting with the gorgeous redhead. :wink:

By last night do you mean Thursday night?? If so, then yes. We were playing board games and pool, as if you couldn't tell who the students were hahah. I just found out today all the barstaff are leaving cos they haven't been paid for 4 months by the brewery, which totally sucks. They love us in there and it has a really nice atmosphere.

Apparently the Marquis sucks.

I went to Viva Zapata a couple of weeks ago. It was ok, I wanted tapas though. And the tequila flavoured beer was rough.

EDIT: oh yeah and Brick Lane RULES. I love the hookah bar there.

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Oct 30 2005 19:12

Seriously, suggest a date for this. What days are good for people??

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Oct 30 2005 20:15

I can generally get out any night so long as my partner's not already got something arranged. Friday's are generally out for me as I'm too knackered (and I suspect those of you who are either young or don't have to work are out gallivanting anyway smile )

When i started this thread I did suggest Thursday 3rd November. How's that sound?

The following week is more difficult as my other half is out. And then I'm off on hols for 2 weeks.

Martin

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Oct 31 2005 10:24

If yis are going somewhere in the area on thursday I'd pop in say hello after training.

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Oct 31 2005 10:25

Well it looks like I'll be out on Thursday, but not in lovely Lewisham. sad

After all the bitching I've done about the Marquis, it looks like I'll be spending (part of) the evening in there instead. *sigh*

Edit: of course, if you decide to make it for the Marquis, I can say, "Oh look, sweetheart, lots of my anarchist chums. No, really -- you stay here & talk about departmental politics. I'll be fine. Honestly." wink

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Oct 31 2005 10:33

I'll be in the Marquis on Wed for the Man Utd - Lille match if anyone's about.

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Nov 1 2005 09:29

Not the "official" meet-up, but I'll be out in New X this evening -- most likely the Rosemary Branch, from about 6.15/6.30. Just in case anyone feels like saying hello.

This is me (nearly):-

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Nov 1 2005 09:54

closer?

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Nov 1 2005 09:57

Comin back atcha

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Nov 1 2005 10:28

i'm even sporting a picture of you on my t-shirt!

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Nov 1 2005 11:58

ithangewe

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Nov 1 2005 15:48
the button wrote:
Not the "official" meet-up, but I'll be out in New X this evening -- most likely the Rosemary Branch, from about 6.15/6.30. Just in case anyone feels like saying hello.

I would, but I already have plans i think. This Thursday is good for me if it's just a couple, cos I REALLY NEED to make it to my lecture 10am on Friday. Of course, if it's next week, I have reading week so...

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Nov 1 2005 23:30

The words 'piss-up' and 'brewery' spring to mind when i read this thread for some reason. Mr. T

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Nov 2 2005 00:21
Jason Cortez wrote:
The words 'piss-up' and 'brewery' spring to mind when i read this thread for some reason. Mr. T

Oh no, I think we'll leave that particular phrase to the Labour Party, or at least one particular member of it.

Who I may well be seeing at the fireworks on Saturday. You going?