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Marquis of Lorne, Wimbledon

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user reviews of Marquis of Lorne, Wimbledon

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There is a planning application to demolish and replace with a block of flats. Comments via Merton COuncil's planning department until 5th February.
crumblyoldruins - 19 Jan 2011 10:46
Maybe they can turn it back into a gay pub. But this time by people who know what they are doing, and employ staff who are friendly. The cliquey atmosphere and certain stuck up staff members (deluded when you see they had no reason to be)ruined this gay venue.
I can't comment on it in recent years, as never went back when it turned into a chav pub, and with good reason reading recent reviews!

Wimbledon desperately needs a gay or gay friendly pub. Future licencees take note, this is a potential goldmine if managed correctly.

Or maybe they'll just knock it down and build some lovely tiny faceless flats instead!
TheWhisperer - 9 Aug 2008 14:00
Local goverment are due to close this place down after riot police were called there on Friday 7th March, seems that the pub is just a front for other activities!
Graveyard_Shift - 15 Mar 2008 03:50
Whats happened to this venue, was a gr8 "gay" venue with gr8 entertainment.
Is it still open, will it ever be "gay" again?
anonymous - 13 Oct 2007 14:24
chav pub now, stay clear unless you like getting into fights with spotty 17yr olds e'd up. also i think it's ran by gypo's who don't have a clue about owning a pub, the record to date is 4 police cars, 2 police vans and an ambulance. yeehaaa don't ya love street entertainment......
behemoth - 31 May 2006 15:15
This pub is under new management, everyone is welcome in this pub (as before it was mostly the gay community). It has all skysports and music chans, and every wednesday there is a darts knockout tournement with cash price, also karaoke. It gets really busy at weekends, nice atmosphere and good prices.
anonymous - 27 Feb 2006 17:54
Great Pub! top staff, top atmosphere..... but yeah, it is 4 the FABULOUS & SEXY PEOPLE! toby has done a brill job and the pub has improved no end since he took it over. I LOVE IT!
DrunkenKarlz - 10 Jan 2006 16:46
Have just moved into the area. Went to this bar on Monday, Thursday and Friday last week. Never got more than 10 people on the three days. If your looking for a place with a lively atmosphere and reasonable priced drinks avoid this place.
alphax - 24 Jan 2005 09:59
Visited the pub Friday 5th Nov 2005 for the first time, it was pretty empty at 9pm (me and my partner were the 2nd and 3rd person there!) by 9:45pm there were maybe 30 people, no-one else turned up before we left at 10:45!

People seem friendly place looks newly fitted out, very clean and new, plasma screens, cool decor etc.

Crowd seemed a little 'clicky' but probably because there were so few people in there!

I would go again as I've moved into the area, beer not cheap.

Give it a try if your in the area, got a proper DJ desk, new toilets, nice little stage, lots of standing and sitting room, sofas, gas fires etc.

No real downsides.
David R. - davidric@hotmail.com - 6 Nov 2004 10:40
great pub if you like to sit on your own all night, last few times there found we was the only ones there, so service is good!! disco is ok as there is plenty of room to dance (because its empty) great place to go if you are a man, but not many girls in there.
nicholas - 24 Sep 2004 14:56
One of the best nights out ive ever had, great start to gay life for me... It had a really friendly atmosphere and we were made to feel very welcome, definatly my new watering hole ;)
L M - 11 Jul 2004 12:15
wish i hadnt moved away I loved the Marquis. also pop in for a quick one when in the area ;-)

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Jim finton - 5 Feb 2004 09:37
Awesome people; friendly to the hilt; Ms Kitty is a riot! And George, let's not even get started...hilarious! My best friend's favorite haunt and a great intro for me to gay bar life in London and meeting with real locals! Rickie the singer, Nigel the super-polite Brit, Andy the profound Ameri-Brit, Keith the hoppin' DJ...a must-see if you are in South Wimbledon!
doc - docpatel@earthlink.net - 22 Jan 2004 15:16
Its a great pub, bar staff and the manager are really friendly and welcome everyone who visits with open arms. They have a different theme everynight of the week and its always a great laugh. Wednesday night is Kareoke with Kitty and its such a good night. Everyone gets a vodka jelly who sings a song and if your feeling nervous about singing on your own Kitty will come and join you. This is one of the nicest gay pubs i have ever been too and is well worth a visit. So if you around this neck of the woods come say hello to George, Keith and the boys.
Ty - Ty_ashby2003@yahoo.co,uk - 9 Nov 2003 10:57
I had a great day in there years ago before a United v Wimbledon match. Drunk as skunks, stapled a hat to the wall, broke the light on the pool table and the landlord replaced it without complaint. No evidence at the time that it was a gay bar. Especially as the bar maid was chatting me up.
Nick - 8 Oct 2003 12:19
Look out for the major events happening this month and oncoming months.
Every Monday is BAR 1.80
Every Tuesday is Stripper Night
Every Thursday is Kareoke with Miss Kitty Munrow
Every Thursday is Quiz night with Miss Izzy Loud
Every Friday is DJ Giggzy
Every Saturday is Miss DJ Daisy
Every Sunday is DJ Ethan.

Top major caberets coming soon
jmv79uk - 3 Sep 2003 00:18
Finally, a good ol' gay local in Wimbledon. Gay run & very welcoming.
Craig Morris - 17 Jul 2003 17:32
This is a cool and friendly pub to be involved in. Forget about how the pub used to be. It is much more better and more relaxed. Every Thursday is Quiz nite with Izzy Loud. Fri and Sat the DJ is Gizsy. Ok no one special but is very cute. The owners are excellent people. You really have to give it a try.
James Lewis - jmv79uk@yahoo.co.uk - 9 Jul 2003 12:29
Gay as you like, I love it, and they have specials on beers, magic
Niall - 8 Jul 2003 14:06

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