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Left London about a year ago in search of a better life and better pubs. No longer will I wander in a drunken stupor around Westminster\Covent Garden\Southbank\Fulham on a Friday night in search of drunken kicks.............


Will be back working in London from June 2010. And back around my old stomping ground of Westminster! Funny how things work out in the end.......

Username: PigPen_in_the_Fens

Age: 49

Sex: male

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Three Horseshoes, Turves

The 'Shoes is my local - it's a 5 minute walk there but at least a 20 minute walk back! Beer is always well kept and well cold. A lager drinker by heart, but they normally have at least one guest ale on tap. Back in 2007 they had Sheps, Whitstable Ale - which was impeccably kept and went down well.

Very friendly pub. Always something going on and they do good theme nightscharity nights.

And the food, well it's amazing. And great value.

25 Apr 2010 15:08

Pavilhão Chinês Bar, Lisbon

Just to echo previous comments about this bar; It is all of the things that have been said about it already - the memrobillia is amazing and there are various rooms which seem to have a theme.

Yes it's pricy for Lisbon, especially with Biarro Alto round the corner, but you have to bear in mind that you are also paying for the experience of having a beer in a bar that is truly unique. I doubt there is another bar like this anywhere else.

Was in Lisbon over the weekend and we stumbled into this place almost by accident (even though we had read about it in the Lonely Planet guide). Once inside it actually was like being in your favorite musesum, but with a really chilled atmosphere and beer on tap.

If I ever find myself in Lisbon again I will come here again.

12 Oct 2009 20:13

The Charcoal Burner, New Eltham

Give that the the UK is (or has been) ina a recession and that the on-trade is seeing pub clousres running at between 4-9 per day, it's a wonder that this place survives.

Had an attempt at Sunday lunch in here today and it was an unmitigated disaster; ordered drinks at the bar - as driving I had a p9int of Lime and Soda, not the hardest drink to get wrong, but I ended up with a pint of flat green water. The wife had an oj and both glasses were dirty and smeared. Not a great start.

We had reserved a table this morning by phone - however the secen in the main dining area was awful; set in a grubby conservatory, which was crammed full of chaep looking furniture. Managed to squeeze our way into a corner table only to find dirty cutlery laid out on the table. Ordered the roast lunch with a soup starter; soup was awfu and had obviously just been poured from a tin and out through a microwave. At this point we though about leaving. However we deceided to wait for the main course. 90 minutes later we were still waiting and when it did arrive it looked disgusting and tasted little better. The lamb was more fat than meat, roast potaoes had been fried, veg was limp and looked like it had been cooked a week ago.

Being fair, we spoke to the manager who, while disagreeing with our comments about the quality of the food offered us a full refund. Went ot the bar to settle up only yo be told that their card machine was broken so they could only take cash!!

All in all an awful example of how not to run a pub. Will never set foot in this excuse of a pub again. I just can't beleive that int he current climate the landlordlady can afford to offer such a porr service and hope to keep this pub alive.

27 Sep 2009 19:43

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