London pubs

IdleRich

IdleRich
Previously i said that there were no real pubs in Lisbon. But yesterday was hanging I was hanging out with a friend of mine and I do remember that a few months ago, I went with her to the theatre and afterwards she took me to a place I'd never been before and it was the most pubby I've been to in Lisbon. That was in fact the day of the general election and I had quite a few drinks before the play to calm my nerves, and then, when it was the interval, I went to check how the results were looking and immediately necked several very large glasses of red wine. And afterwards I drank an awful lot in the bar of the theatre to try and blot out the unbearably awful truth - all before we went to check out this rather nice bar. So that's why I had forgotten about it until yesterday.
I think it was one of the nicer bars I've been to here but, I guess the Portuguese just don't like this kind of place cos we were literally the only people there (this was before the plandemic had reached us).
Anyway, it's called A Parodia

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It's got these small roves off from the main bar which remind me of places such as The Princess Louise or The Angel both roughly between Centre Point and Tottenham Court Road Station.

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As far as I know it's not a fake "English Pub" just a Lisbon bar that was somehow designed this way - and for that reason it's all the better Or at least that's how I remember it on my one and only totally sozzled visit.
 

luka

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me and @woops ended up at the cheshire cheese recently it was horrible dingy and depressing and the service was insulting plus sam smtihs have tripled their prices over the last few years which leaves very few reasons to patronise them
me and him have been to some right shit pubs over the years
 

luka

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Yeah quite a few places round us in Rotherhithe still do, The China Hall has very nice sausage rolls, the Ship has sarnies and stuff when football is on and they can be bothered. They're just pubs though - if you know what I mean, nothing special - though the Ship can be very bleary fun with sing-a-longs if it's open late. The Mayflower does free nuts and olives (posh!) sometimes. And so they should at the prices they charge.

The Sebright just off Hackney Road used to do free food - full dinner - and music hall with Dockyard Doris every Thursday afternoon if I remember rightly, Doris is dead now but it would be nice if they still carried on that tradition, if indeed the pub is still there? It saved me starving a few times way back, so I hope so.
the china hall is now dead
 

luka

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Been going to Old Fountain as after-work local - just off City Rd. It's had a refit inside ad looks a bit boring but wicked beer selection and they have salt beef sarnies that look absolutely massive...not had one yet but proper huge, with mustard and gherkin on soft white bread for 4 quid or so.

http://www.oldfountain.co.uk/
one of the worst nights in my life was the old fountain. ended up in dartford comatose
 

luka

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two worst ones i would say was old fountain and a place in leyton/walthamstow that only sold rank homebrew. about £3 for pints of 10% stout.
really grim nights that left permanant scars on my psyche
 

luka

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some of these pubs im seeing here in north devon look terminally depressing too tbf. big tatooed lads on the roids. plates of nachos.
 
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