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Nottingham pubs you really miss

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The Albany had a very good carvery upstairs. We used to take the kids there for Sunday lunch. As much as you could eat as I remember.

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Very rarely frequented estate or suburban pubs. In the 60's, it was town, town, town ! 

Then in the 70's it was  more rural areas........ Yes ! Before anyone moans, it was pre breathalyser days ! 

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On 10/31/2019 at 10:09 AM, jonab said:

The other place, or places, were the bars at the Strathdon Hotel. There was the large bar with the entrance via Wollaton Street - that may have been the Tryst bar and the other the small bar on the Derby Road side.

 

Timescale here is the 1970s.

Yes, the large bar on the Wollaton St side was the Tryst and where the music was played. Never heard of the Shieling bar, on the Derby Rd side was the small ( pretty rubbish ) restaurant. Don't know what was upstairs though.

 

Pub I miss for lunchtime was the Sal, we often nipped up from Woolies for a couple of pints and great ham/cheese salad crusty cobs.

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Sorry I mentioned it.

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5 hours ago, Beekay said:

Did nobody on yer' go in the Blenheim, on Sellars wood rd.? Used to work the bar there till I left Nottingham in '87.

Seems like they didn't.

 

I seem to remember that Seller's wood is part of Rise Park and where Sankey's got their clay from. Is that right?

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The pubs I miss are (in no particular order):

The Grosvenor (only because I lived next door).

The New Inn (Mansfield Road. Now called The Carrington New Inn or somesuch. I only went in there while my washing was being done in the launderette next door).

Forest Tavern. Not a very nice place but convenient for a quick pint on the way to the city.

Guildhall Tavern. Very good cobs and cold sausages (leftovers from the lunch trade and quite rare). 

Spread Eagle

Black Boy

Old Corner Pin (for their Stilton sandwiches)

The Bell

Yates's

News House

Sawyer's

Cricketer's

Flying Horse

Blue Bell

Playhouse bar

Strathdon (mainly for the jazz)

Portland Arms

and more which won't come to mind ATM.

The above list makes me look like a real boozer. I wasn't, honest, guv

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The estate (Snape Wood) is next door to Bulwell cemetery.  Sankeys used to be on Sellars Wood road. I believe  it's  gone now. The area as grown somewhat since I  were there. Thought Rise park was next to Bestwood.

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My memories of Nottm and surrounds are most likely more distant than yours, BK. I've been down here for thirty five or so years and my visits up north have been very few.

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Didn't  use to drink much in town, sort of lost interest when i came of age. Used to frequent the Midland hotel, Kennington road or White horse, Faraday road, till I  got married. Then it were anywhere who'd  have me.

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3 minutes ago, jonab said:

My memories of Nottm and surrounds are most likely more distant than yours, BK. I've been down here for thirty five or so years and my visits up north have been very few.

Only go back about twice a year Jonab. Mileage and fuel costs make it too prohibitive.

As for drinking down here, can't  be arsed! 

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Lack of mobility severely restricts my travel nowadays. I was last in RU Christmas 2017/18 but only managed the south of England. I have my English property up for sale. Once that's gone and considering I am now un citoyen français, I doubt that I will be returning.

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The Albert was a legend with Vera I have seen her get a paddy on his knees clearing up a drink spillage We used to go over at lunch time when I worked at chapel bar garage The apprentice got kahlide on vodka  When we took him back to work his legs seemed to be independent to his body so we put him the back of a van to sleep it off  A bit later we heard a motorcycle strike up on rushing outside we were met with the site of a norton jubilee on its side going round and round on the foot rest with him on it smoke pouring from the wheel I dragged him off it Then later on I had the dubious pleasure of having to take him home on it it was like riding with a muppet on the back  I think it cured him he never went near vera again  meeowed

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I was trying to think of The Albert. That was our office pub when I worked at an accountancy firm on Park Row. I've spent many a lunch time in there celebrating exam results!

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I think 'Vera' at the Albert was one in the same as 'Veronica' at the Strathdon. As I have intimated in my posts about her, it is highly unlikely there could have been two with the same attributes:)

 

 

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Vera never fitted in at the strathdon she would walk between the tables then you would receive a smart blow to the back of your head  she would remark that was for nothing just wait until you do something  I last saw her many years ago at sneinton market with a carrier bag going round the stalls I was told she had an altercation with one of the william youngers management and she was gone shortly afterwards we will never see her like again meeowed

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Sorry Jonab. You posted something twice, so I deleted one of them and both disappeared. I can only assume another mod had the same idea, at the same time!

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Now we'll  allus wonder worrit wor?

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47 minutes ago, katyjay said:

Sorry Jonab. You posted something twice, so I deleted one of them and both disappeared. I can only assume another mod had the same idea, at the same time!

 

Maybe we need a moderator coordinator to coordinate the moderators to eliminate simultaneous and uncoordinated moderating.  Or summat..:wacko:

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My deleted post said something to the effect of:

 

"I had forgottten her head bashing. She never did it to me but there were several I know of suffered the indignity. Nowadays she would be done for assault."

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No. Chance.  I couldn't coordinate an inebriation session in a beer making establishment

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WOW !! Now that's class DJ.

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I was in the tryst bar one night when vera called time as we all trooped out she stood at the exit and one poor soul was only trying to get out with one of the bar stools under his coat Why i never knew but she clobbered him and he suffered the full wrath of her extensive vocabulary and was ejected in spectacular fashion meeowed

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