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My dream (London) pub would have:

- The Market Porter's draught beer/cider selection
- The Porterhouse's bottle selection
- The Salisbury's interior
- The Champion's windows
- The Anchor and Hope's (Charlton) snack selection
- The Edinboro Castle's outdoor seating
- The White Horse's (Soho) location
- The Nell Gwynne's lighting
- at least one dartboard
- a pub quiz
- pound-in-a-pint dances
- a jukebox filled with rock circa 1969 to 1985
- a Sahara Nuts dispenser

Username: topdog_andy

Age: 40

Sex: male

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The Globe, London Bridge

I haven't used this site for over a year, but I went to The Globe last night and loved it so much I felt the need to get back on and review it.

The Globe's always been a great pub in terms of decor, but sometime recently it's had a makeover, and all for the better. Still the same look and feel, but cleaner and roomier thanks to some furniture removal. They had three ales (Deuchers, Adnam's, and Bombadier), which while they'll never set the weirdy beardies' hearts racing, will certainly do enough to tide them over for a bit. The highlight of the evening was definitely the DJ though. You don't expect to find a DJ in a pub this small, and certainly not on a Wednesday night, but this guy was playing the best set list I've heard in a long, long time. Nothing but soul, funk, motown, and rare grooves. I ended up staying far too long for a work night, simply because of the music and atmosphere of the place. Judging by the boards around the pub they're trying to make this a music-lovers pub with different themes for different nights, but I think I'll be heading back regularly on Wednesdays.

16 Jun 2011 22:12

The Horseshoe, Clerkenwell

The Horseshoe is a great pub. I hired the place about a month ago for a darts tournament and the landlords did an excellent job of hosting it. The garden in the back is magnificent (and rare for the area), and the Cornish Coaster was spot on. A great place to visit if you want to get away from the pretension of some of the surrounding bars.

8 May 2010 11:30

Wheatsheaf, Southwark

I didn't think I'd like this place - probably something to do with not liking the old Wheatsheaf very much - so I put off visiting it for a long time. I wish I hadn't put it off, the pub is fantastic. I think they have about 8 different ales available, fruit beer for the lady, and an inexplicable number of Mexican beers in bottle.

There's a lot of seating and it's pretty easy to eventually get a perch, even on a Friday night. They also have a dedicated area for darts - probably the best darting environment in the area.

They final positive (at least from my point of view) is they play A LOT of funk. I've visited about 6 or7 times now and every time they played more James Brown than WJBE radio. Shame they play it as background music though (the least appropriate volume for funk) - there's nothing that would make me happier than hearing some Bootsy basslines rattling off the cellar's ceiling.

This place is quickly becoming a regular haunt.

8 May 2010 11:26

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