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Nottingham pubs you really miss

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That name is familiar Waddo..wondering if it was them that built the huge Scalextric setup in Sun Valley.

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My tablet boo booed, his name was Les not Lee. And although we all started with 'Scalextric ' ours was hand built cars and tracks, so I don't think Les would have anything to do with what we would have classed as kiddys stuff. I went out with his daughter for a while, although her brother (Rob) and I used to knock around together, he never knew, they hated each other.

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Only just discovered this wonderful site. At the end of the 70s I lived in bed sit land better known as Mapperley Park, on Magdala Road and used The New Inn virtually every night of the week. A great pub with plenty of other bed sitters using it. A superb juke box and even though town was a ten minute bus ride away I rarely went there. Used The Grosvenor on occasions and The Gladstone but The New Inn was my base.

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Good post Winterlong. More stories please, and what has happened between then and now . 

Plenty of topics for you to choose from.

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I must admit that even though I'm from Mong Eaton, Nottingham was always my town for drinking. I worked at Butlins Minehead from 1979 to 1983 and my best mate Jake's from Portsmouth. In about 1981 a group of 5 of them came up for the weekend. I'll never forget we walked into the Flying Horse just as the Council House clock struck 8 and went downstairs to the bar on the right that I always used. These poor buggers from the south could not believe Nottingham. They'd never seen so many women before and never seen people queuing to get in a pub. As I recall we did the usual run. Flying Horse, Lion, Dog and Bear, Fountain, Q.E and finished off at Worrows. None of those fine houses are with us anymore. Great days in a great  town

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I vaguely recall the Boulevard folk club. 

 

Also, I recall folk music at the Hearty Goodfellow, along with some strange pre-punk era bands. 

 

Whist no bands, I adored the Wheatsheaf in Bobbers Mill at the turn of he century as it had a reggae music night on a Saturday. 

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Thinking of going into town for a few tomorrow afternoon about 2 ish. Is there anywhere for owd boggers like me ( 66 ) to go for a beer and meet like minded people who are happy to talk about music, Forest and owd Notts. I would be coming home about 6/7. 

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66 Is not owd ! You're only playing at it. Stay on here for another ten years WL. :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Winterlong said:

Thinking of going into town for a few tomorrow afternoon about 2 ish. Is there anywhere for owd boggers like me ( 66 ) to go for a beer and meet like minded people who are happy to talk about music, Forest and owd Notts. I would be coming home about 6/7. 

Hey Winterlong, sit in a corner wearing a Derby shirt, you’ll get all sorts of desirables talking to you.  Welcome to the forum btw. 

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12 hours ago, radfordred said:

The New Inn still standing & open, just under another name, used it for a while when it was Rosie O'Brian's.

That pub has had a few different names over the years.  More recently it was ‘The New Carrington Inn’ and now it’s called ‘Turners’.  Not been in there since it was ‘The New Inn’ many many years ago.  Sadly the different name changes haven’t helped it, there are still the same sad hollow-cheeked drinkers sitting outside the door faggin’ it.  You certainly wouldn’t like that RR .......

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5 hours ago, Winterlong said:

Thinking of going into town for a few tomorrow afternoon about 2 ish. Is there anywhere for owd boggers like me ( 66 ) to go for a beer and meet like minded people who are happy to talk about music, Forest and owd Notts. I would be coming home about 6/7. 

 

You're more than welcome to join us in the Wollaton for lunch Winterlong. Put faces to names, put the world to rights and tell each other how it was all so much better back then...     

Oh and at  your age you will of course be in the juniors...   :jumping:

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Reading some of the fabulous posts on here has got the old memory bank on overtime. I went to Trent Poly in 1969 and was there a pub nearby called The Wilberforce near to a brilliant chippy? Also recall The Hand Inn and Dolphin. On the way back from Forest I would have picked up my Football Post, it's hard to believe but it was on the streets for about quarter past 5 after the game, and go in The Horse And Groom.Excellent house. Somebody mentioned Trumans, I vaguely recall it.When was it knocked down?

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Thanks for the invite to The Wollaton Brew. I intended to join you on Saturday but I went in the Burnt Pig in Ilson for a snifter and met an old friend and so ended up in Canning Circus. I will get there one Saturday. What time to you  normally assemble?

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Hi,

Just seen this.

Not that it ever matters to most of us, but The Flying Horse certainly had a well known reputation for being a gay meeting place, as well as a good pub.

Though "gay' was not the descriptive word in the '60s and early '70s.

 

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Saturday night was not complete without a pint in the Flying Horse, had some good nights in there, beer was good too. The term 'gay' hadn't been invented then, most of the names were derogatory..

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Faggots ?

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Love them Fly, especially with chips. Had a couple with mash on Friday last. Not the sort you're  referring to.

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Thick onion gravy too hopefully.

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On 10/15/2008 at 11:22 PM, mick2me said:

 

The Thurland

(Freddie Slack's)

 

 

Freddie Slack's Thurland Hall, oh yes indeed a pub and landlord of the old school.   Old Slackie had his enemies (like all good pub landlords used to have most of them folk who had been justifiably barred) but he was a great friend to me and to many others I could mention too.  He was at the Thurland the same time I had the Coach and Horses on Upper Parliament Street.  Fred passed away several years ago bless him; a great guy, a great friend and very sorely missed.  

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