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The Arriba Club, Bottle Lane

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Is it still run by Margaret & Alan?

sure is

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;) I bet they dont have sticky carpets now?

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And they've just brought the Turf Tavern

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Interesting!

Who is gonna run it?

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The Son apparently its to be ripped out and turned into a stainless steal 2 floored shot bar

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I might be an old fart, but whats a 'Shot Bar'?

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Just like the drink in cowboy films, pardna.

Complete with the glass being slid down the 30 foot bar, hopefully.....

Cheers

Robt P.

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Sorry but I can't resist adding to this one.

I the affor mentioned Ian Sheppard of no sound mind or fixed aboad( like Roger and pete smith) spent many happy days of my youth gaining meanful employ and sustenance in the affor mentioned arriba club partaking and imbibing of many an intoxicating substance to whit the cheapest beer Alan could by at the cash and carry on canal street and I thoughrerly ? enjoyed myself guilty as charged your honour

p.s. weren't you with me most of the time Mick? and then afters at the poonam on Thurland street !hungry! !cheers!

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Around 1976 i installed an intercom system at the Ariba club. There was a first and second floor both with bars and it was connected to Casa Manuels a spanish restaurant on Fletcher Gate. I went there on a few occasions but don't remember a lot about it.

I believe Margaret and Alan are still at the Ariba on St James St and heard it's not too bad in there.

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Called in in Feb, George on glasses now Alan still a miserable sod (Until you get to know him) Margrate is as lovely (If maybe just a couple more wrinkles) as ever

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When ya tekkin me back Ian, Its safe to go back now I know the ex. (G) dont go any more.

We could have a reunion, Frank & George, Paul Mkenzie, Nick Palmer, to name but a few?

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Sounds like a good call Mick I will see if I can get over before crimbo

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Bit out of date though !!

There's someone on there claiming to have been recommended it, and "Can I go on the guest list please?"

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Radfordred: was working at Camelot Club the night John Lennon was shot- we closed up and the whole staff went to the Ariba; we got drunk and played Beatles till 4am- lucky the FON A CAR driver took a very drunk twenty year old home!!

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I only ever went here once, on my birthday & had been to the Mardi Gras, very likely a sunday..asked the bar staff where we could continue the night... I didn't want it to end with Frank Marino's cover of Purple Haze! ..Took our about 12 strong entourage ages to find.. remember the DJ playing Gabriel's Sledge hammer that was released a few months earlier..

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Wednesdays were known as Grab a Granny night.  Possibly a bit offensive to today's more sensitive member's ears but that's what it was called at the time.  Had some great nights in there over the years; back in the day when Nottingham catered for all tastes and not just the student/youth population.

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