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Nottingham pubs you really miss

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We came on a flying visit to Gedling today and drove by the site of The Grey Goose on Arnold Lane. The newly built buildings have removed all trace of somewhere that played a big part of my life in Gedling, many happy fun nights with my family, dancing in the big room to live bands in the 1960s, singing our hearts out in the bar with the regulars, and when my lovely young brother died in recent years the regulars put a plaque on the wall outside and a bench as tribute to him, which my sisters were given when the pub closed its doors for the last time. If you didn't know there had been a pub there, you would never guess as all trace has gone, except for the memories of the people who remember it. It just made me feel a bit sad but i can raise a smile at the good times we had there, they can take the building away but not the memories.

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I can well understand your sadness regarding the Grey Goose Carni, especially as you spent so many happy times there and so did your younger brother by the sounds of it. I never went in there but passed by the place every day for 5 years on my way to school. Unfortunately this is a sign of the times, pubs being replaced by care homes, on a good plot of land in the heart of a community.

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I can well understand your sadness regarding the Grey Goose Carni, especially as you spent so many happy times there and so did your younger brother by the sounds of it. I never went in there but passed by the place every day for 5 years on my way to school. Unfortunately this is a sign of the times, pubs being replaced by care homes, on a good plot of land in the heart of a community.

Don`t `knock it' you will be there sooner than you think !

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As Lizzie says, pubs are making way for care homes, like the one my father in law was in for a while which was on the site of the Maid Marian on Coppice Road in Arnold. They're far more profitable than pubs.

Reason he's not there now is he refused to pay when they hiked his fees up to £2,500 a month!

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dgbrit (#224). I can remember going a few times to the Log Cabin at Watnall in the 60's. There used to be live music on and I think one of the bands I saw was the Reg Guest Trio.

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Think was always a disco when we went, was many moons ago, do remember crashing my bike just down the road from there on the way home one night though! (previously related somewhere on here)

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MY ELDEST BROTHER USED TO GO TO THE LOG CABIN A LOT. WONDER IF ANYONE KNEW HIM. DAVE BIRCH.

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There's a few bars (can't really call them pubs?) I wouldn't miss around the market square, esp if armed with a cruise missile! Was there last night at around 7pm, already there was a police car, riot and dog vans plus an ambulance on standby, these did not seem to deter the swarms of men, by no means all teenagers lurching from one bar to another with their war cries, nor did it put off 4 others who despite being hardly unable to stand were taking part in 2 separate supporting boxing bouts before the later main event, a mass brawl about 11.20 on Friar Lane. Luckily by then I was on my bus (42 seated and about another 50 standing) pulling round onto Angel Row past the mobile hospital ward set up and the swelled ranks of SPG officers chatting to and holding up various females.To me the whole scene seemed to be one of totally out of control? I guess the one comforting thought is this will come to an end? once the next generation have been educated not to replace the present combatants who will surely not last that long dying young from either alcoholic poisoning, liver failure or pneumonia brought on by scanty dressing outdoors in december

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Re the Grey Goose & the Belle Vue on Woodborough Rd, now both demolished & now care homes.

Well, I delivered the bricks for the new buildings, so there. !

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So many pubs I miss - spent far too much time in them during the 70s and 80s. The Imperial (Cisco night) anyone remember Les the Landlord - quite a character! I went there to celebrate my 18th and he barred me for a week as I had been going there for two years.... Flying Horse - first pub I ever went in, Sal, Trip, Yates, Frodos Lord Nelson, to name but a few... but one place I really had a soft spot for was Colwick Hall used to cycle there during the week as they were so pleased to have customers they didnt check ages.

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I remember Trumans near slab square I seem to recall someone saying it had the longest bar in Nottingham, true or false?

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I recall The Grovener in Arnold it was said you needed the lonsdale belt to walk in there, a bit of a rough house.

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Jallands on Hockley, now called Goose Gate I think. They used to be the only place that sold draught Guinness in the city. Beautiful.

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I recall The Grovener in Arnold it was said you needed the lonsdale belt to walk in there, a bit of a rough house.

The Grove at Daybrook Square has been long closed and lies empty. It was indeed a bit 'tasty' in there at times. Gedling Borough Council have brought it and will be building housing on there.

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The 'Grove' was just one of those pubs you felt like 'chinning' somebody as soon as you walked in,and i was never like that,honest, :biggrin:

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The 'Grove' was just one of those pubs you felt like 'chinning' somebody as soon as you walked in,and i was never like that,honest, :biggrin:

You should have. It wouldn't have been far to take you to the City Hospital. ;)

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WOULD'NT have been ist time :biggrin:

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I had a great maternal uncle who worked has a 'pot-man' in the Grove way back when.

He stood trial for murder at Nottingham assizes after he chinned someone and they hit their head on a fire fender as they fell. Not guilty I am glad to say.

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Many pubs that have gone had reputation for trouble,nice to see the back of em, shame some of the nicer places are gone as well though.

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I remember Trumans near slab square I seem to recall someone saying it had the longest bar in Nottingham, true or false?

My grandad was the Landlord there and yes it did have - the vaults bar was so rough that the only women who went there were ladies of the night and my mum as chief barmaid wasnt allowed to work behind the bar in the vaults.

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Not necessarily a pub I miss, but noticed today, a Co-op store is being erected on the site of the Jag in Stapleford.

Notice I said erected, not built. Is nothing built properly these days? It all comes as a kit on a couple of low loaders.

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