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Goose at the Castle, Blackfriars

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user reviews of the Goose at the Castle, Blackfriars

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It's an Alice in Wonderland themed pub. 'An eclectic mix of styles', the owners were probably told. Reality is a total disaster, as brilliantly reviewed by kmcs.

Just a taste of 'the horror' - Bet Lynch underwear themed sofas, multi-coloured wooden flooring - striped, jet black toilets a la Secret Diary of Adrian Mole's bedroom, Twilight Zone metal lamps, standard wooden tables and pull-down blinds, plasma screens floating everywhere and a black and white mosaic roof where I thought I saw the Cheshire cat peeking down at me.

The real cats who got the cream though must've been the design team, pissing themselves all the way to the bank - or the cocaine salesman.
anonymous - 17 Aug 2006 10:56
Yes,..yes it has reopened,..and its one of the most ludicrous refits ever,....fcking brilliantly cack. You ever see that episode of changing rooms where the women opens her eyes and goes ballistic,..fcking wicked?

"Ok Piers,..now just to recap,..you gave us 200K of your hard earned trust-fund money to take over this lease and create for you, from what was a shithole, a trendy London bar, based in London's Blackfriars,...well,..you said you'd give us a free reign,...and i think you'll be pleasantly surprised with what we've done! Ok,..no peeking,...ready,........Ta da.............!"

"Tabatha,..fire up the scooter,..we're outa here,........Oh,...the humanity!"
kmcs - 28 Jul 2006 12:02
Now re-opened as the Cos Bar
lout_from_the_lane - 28 Jul 2006 11:53
This pub reopens today 7 June 2006 at noon. I'm going over after work. Had a sneak preview last night and it's very different after a huge refurb!


anonymous - 7 Jun 2006 16:48
Sadly as of 29 March 2006 this pub has closed

Apparently the landlords put up the rent and the Goose, naturally, refused to put up their prices to compensate
Two_Jugs - 14 Apr 2006 14:08
Well,..i can certainly say that it didn't look lovely when i went there,.waited fifteen mins at the bar,.. next to some braying tools and when i failed to get served, fcked off to the Blackfriar......this pub is either dead or unbearable,....luckily its mostly dead,..whereupon its ok for a swift one before a train from Blackfriars......
kmcs - 5 Apr 2005 16:13
I visited on a busy Friday lunchtime and was amazed at the great service I got. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Every table was taken with people eating and it looked lovely.
JD - 24 Jun 2004 21:46
Great Pub! Who care's when the beer is so cheap? You dont go there for the food or decor - Better than paying double the price at some poncy Allbarone
RA - 26 Mar 2004 11:55
Toby the barman is very friendly and if you are nice to him he will offer you table service.....not bad for a Goose Pub!
Sheila - 26 Feb 2004 14:47
I have never witnessed waiters with this level of incompetence since the first time I saw Manuel on Faulty Towers! Go there, if not to feel better about yourself!
gail4377 - 24 Feb 2004 16:06
the staff are usless, the building look atrocious, the food is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted but the booze is fantasticly cheap!!!
stan laurel - 6 Jan 2004 15:01
No atmosphere, but the beer prices more than make up for it
Steve - 3 Sep 2003 09:35
usual virtual reality pub, tacky but the beer was cheap!
Ian - 23 Jun 2003 00:26

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