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hopwas
24-02-2010, 16:40
Ex West Brom, Coventry and Oldham footballer Lee Hughes was in my local today. He even gave 100 tip to pub staff! Of course he is now Notts County player. Some of you may know he was jailed for hit and run few years ago.

Obviously he stuck with soft drinks and his girlfriend/wife drove him home.

Tilly-Miss
24-02-2010, 17:43
Notts County obviously paying him to much money,i have never heard of him.

Oggwyn Trench
24-02-2010, 17:44
I see ex Villa and Ipswich striker Dalian Atkinson regulary in my local barber

Maldenman
24-02-2010, 20:24
Ex West Brom, Coventry and Oldham footballer Lee Hughes was in my local today. He even gave 100 tip to pub staff! Of course he is now Notts County player. Some of you may know he was jailed for hit and run few years ago.

Obviously he stuck with soft drinks and his girlfriend/wife drove him home.

A bit more tha "Hit And Run" Hoppy, he killed someone while pi$$ed I recall. No time for him at all, as a decent footballer he was able to come out and rebuild his lucrative career. Great for him but what about what he did. Most people who digress in the same way are effectively finished.

Soup Dragon
24-02-2010, 21:20
A bit more tha "Hit And Run" Hoppy, he killed someone while pi$$ed I recall. No time for him at all, as a decent footballer he was able to come out and rebuild his lucrative career. Great for him but what about what he did. Most people who digress in the same way are effectively finished.

yes, i worked in a prison he was in - played against him, he only scored about 5 times!

Strongers
24-02-2010, 21:36
A bit more tha "Hit And Run" Hoppy, he killed someone while pi$$ed I recall. No time for him at all, as a decent footballer he was able to come out and rebuild his lucrative career. Great for him but what about what he did. Most people who digress in the same way are effectively finished.

You forgot to mention that he fled the scene leaving the other person for dead - A selfish piece of shit!

Soup Dragon
24-02-2010, 21:41
I dont suppose you watch The Big Match revisited last night Strongers on some channel or other - it was Brentford 3 Watford 3, feb 1979, div 3 - class game

Pubsignman
24-02-2010, 22:41
Hughes is absolute scum - ran away from the scene after killing someone in a drink driving incident. Now a mercanary footballer helping to bleed our oldest professional football club dry. I would have told him where he can stick his 100 tip.

RogerB
24-02-2010, 22:52
I also have an interesting little story from tonight although not quite a household name.

I was in the 'Spoons at Chingford tonight before the Spurs v Bolton game and was reading one of the local historical snippets that 'Spoons are fond of sticking on the walls. This one concerned a local boxer called Derek Lloyd who was known as the Punching Postman back in the 50's when he became British flyweight champion. As I was reading it, a half cut old codger came up to me and introduced himself as the very man I was reading about. He pulled out a tatty envelope containing some very creased old photos and newspaper cuttings and proudly showed them to me. He fought at Wembley a couple of times and retired in '61 after he lost a fight for the European title. It was quite sad really given that today he would probably have a yacht and a villa and here he was having his daily tipple in a Wetherspoons but I think it made his day that I showed some interest in his little wall display. He apparently continued to work for the post office until he retired in the mid 90's and still helps out at the local boys boxing club and does regular road runs despite being 74. Quite a character.

Tilly-Miss
25-02-2010, 01:21
Hughes is absolute scum - ran away from the scene after killing someone in a drink driving incident. Now a mercanary footballer helping to bleed our oldest professional football club dry. I would have told him where he can stick his 100 tip.

My thoughts exactly couldnt have put it better.

Tilly-Miss
25-02-2010, 01:29
That is nice to hear,74 and going strong probably the beer keeps him going, on a different note i used to have kevin and chris finnigan as drinking buddies,my god did we used to have some? great stories of kevin who was like a lodger in my place he would always turn up and of we go for a few days...oh happy times.

hopwas
25-02-2010, 17:43
I see ex Villa and Ipswich striker Dalian Atkinson regulary in my local barber

His former team mate in Villa days, Ian Taylor share our same dentist in Tamworth. Funny thing is that Ian Taylor is also my name!

Dave Gilbert who played in 2007 World Snooker Championship (he lost to Stephen Hendry in1st round) regularly drinks in one of my locals.

runningdog
25-02-2010, 19:56
This one concerned a local boxer called Derek Lloyd who was known as the Punching Postman back in the 50's when he became British flyweight champion. Quite a character.

Yeah, I remember the Punching Postman, never met him or saw him fight, but I know who I'd prefer to spend some time with...:drinkup:..Here's to the old boys who did it for love and for peanuts...:drinkup::drinkup:

Oggwyn Trench
25-02-2010, 20:28
For older readers the great former Wolves and England winger Johnny Hancocks lived a couple of doors down from my Nan and Grandad , he had the tiniest feet i have seen on a man .
Used to see Richie Woodhall around a lot , when he wasnt in training he would work for his dads gardening firm

RogerB
26-05-2010, 09:43
Went to see Glenn Tilbrook do a small pub gig at the Anchor & Hope in Charlton last night and Sophie Ellis Bextor was propping up the bar. She didn't recognise me.

trainman
26-05-2010, 10:05
Sophie Ellis Bextor was propping up the bar. She didn't recognise me.
Well I wouldn't recognise her, Roger. That fame lark is obviously relative.
Has the A&H got any cask ale yet?

RogerB
26-05-2010, 10:27
Has the A&H got any cask ale yet?

Sadly, not a drop.

Conrad
26-05-2010, 10:47
When I got the email to tell me this thread had been updated I was wondering if Ale & Hearty was opening a pub.

aleandhearty
26-05-2010, 17:03
When I got the email to tell me this thread had been updated I was wondering if Ale & Hearty was opening a pub.

:D I've certainly thought about it more than once, as well as going down the microbrewery route. With hindsight, I wish I'd used my inheritance for something a little braver than going back into higher education.

ROBCamra
27-12-2010, 11:28
Called in The Baum last night and Lisa Stansfield was in.

She now lives in Ireland so she's an infrequent visitor.

She hasn't changed though, still loud and sweary. Proper Rachda lass. :D

She was in again last night (Tuesday), not that infrequent then :p

Spinko
27-12-2010, 11:48
James Nesbitt was in the Adelphi a couple of weeks back. Erm, that's about it.:D

arwkrite
29-12-2010, 12:24
Sorry to say it but the present crop of footballers and celebrities could walk in the pub and beat the crap out of me. They would be perfectly safe as I would not have a clue who they were. Not much of a mixer with the high and mighty is Arwkrite. The ones I would recognize are more than likely now dead and not upto visiting pubs.

Farway
29-12-2010, 13:24
Sorry to say it but the present crop of footballers and celebrities could walk in the pub and beat the crap out of me. They would be perfectly safe as I would not have a clue who they were. Not much of a mixer with the high and mighty is Arwkrite. The ones I would recognize are more than likely now dead and not upto visiting pubs.

Wot 'e said

Delboy20
20-03-2011, 18:08
Took a while to find this thread but I thought I would add to it.

I was having a pre match beer in the Old Contemptibles in Brum yesterday when I found myself standing next to Alan Davies ( aka Jonothan Creek ). We had a chat and he seemed a decent bloke. He was on his way to West Brom to watch the Arsenal and had called in for a Guinness.

He proved he is a comedian by predicting a 7-0 Arsenal win !!:D:D

Strongers
20-03-2011, 22:48
I popped into the Duke of Hamilton last Sunday and Gail Porter was working behind the bar. Apparently she had also done a few other shifts - a couple more and she might have figured out how to pull a decent pint.

Rex_Rattus
21-03-2011, 08:27
I popped into the Duke of Hamilton last Sunday and Gail Porter was working behind the bar. Apparently she had also done a few other shifts - a couple more and she might have figured out how to pull a decent pint.

Thanks for that - I plan to be in the Duke later today and will look out for her. But my companions are not the types who will let her get away with short measure!

RogerB
21-03-2011, 08:32
Many years ago when I lived in the area, I went to Ye Olde Swan in Thames Ditton where I was served by the very lovely Jenny "Magpie" Hanley - she owned the pub.

Strongers
21-03-2011, 21:07
Thanks for that - I plan to be in the Duke later today and will look out for her. But my companions are not the types who will let her get away with short measure!

Did any of you have a scotch egg or sausage roll? I've heard they're good, but I'm a bit tight though and wouldn't fork out the £2.50!

Rex_Rattus
23-03-2011, 07:41
Did any of you have a scotch egg or sausage roll? I've heard they're good, but I'm a bit tight though and wouldn't fork out the £2.50!

No, but we eyed them up in the little heater at the back of the bar. They looked good, but we had already indulged in the pork pies at The Southamptom Arms. No sign of Gail though.

Maldenman
23-03-2011, 08:37
The late Malcolm Allison was a regular visitor to The Sale Hotel back in the day. I recall him sitting with a group of lads watching the 1982 World Cup games chatting away. Decent bloke he was.
Around the same time Pat Crerand, ex Man U, ran The Park pub in Altrincham, the pub has gone now though.

ROBCamra
29-06-2011, 14:11
A certain Mr P Scholes had lunch in The Baum yesterday with a mate of his.

Typically of the man, he sat quietly in a corner chatting to his mate and then left a tenner tip.

The bill was only for 2 main meals and two drinks, so less than £25. :notworthy:

Farway
29-06-2011, 14:22
A certain Mr P Scholes had lunch in The Baum yesterday with a mate of his.

Typically of the man, he sat quietly in a corner chatting to his mate and then left a tenner tip.

The bill was only for 2 main meals and two drinks, so less than £25. :notworthy:

I admit that I had to Google it to find out who he was :o

ROBCamra
29-06-2011, 14:34
I admit that I had to Google it to find out who he was :o

The thing with Scholesey is that he'd be quite pleased about that. :evilgrin:

Quinno
29-06-2011, 15:00
I think the only vaguely famous person to share a pub with my good self is Craig Charles (he of Red Dwarf and Robot Wars...and other stuff) who came to The Mill Inn (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/43751/), Aberystwyth for a late-night lock-in after his show at the Arts Centre.

I obviously don't drink in the right places (or recognise the right faces)

trainman
30-06-2011, 06:02
A certain Mr P Scholes had lunch in The Baum yesterday

Do you reckon he's gonna wind down his career at the 'Dale then? Maybe his tackles wouldn't arrive quite so late in that division?

Just kiddin, actually one of my less hated u*&^!d' players, and brought home the bacon when we beat Scotland at Hampden - I had England 2-0 & Scholes first or last scorer, he got them both making both halves of the bet winners at 60/1 (tenner on each).

Spinko
03-07-2011, 19:15
Hardknott Dave was in Port St Beer House today. Being the usual recluse I had my nice half of Hardknott Queboid and buggered off.

ROBCamra
26-02-2014, 10:40
Danny John Jules was in The Baum on Saturday.

He didn't need to act to be The Cat in Red Dwarf he's as mad as a hatter in real life! :D

aleandhearty
27-02-2014, 10:50
Danny John Jules was in The Baum on Saturday.

He didn't need to act to be The Cat in Red Dwarf he's as mad as a hatter in real life! :D

Pity it wasn't his gorgeous co-star Sara Martins. I'd have been over the Pennines faster than a a rat up a drainpipe. :)

ROBCamra
27-02-2014, 10:56
Pity it wasn't his gorgeous co-star Sara Martins. I'd have been over the Pennines faster than a a rat up a drainpipe. :)

Mmmmmmm! Camille. :love:

Bucking Fastard
12-05-2014, 13:20
Non football supporters stop reading here.

There I was yesterday in The White Horse,Parsons Green (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/23234/) post match (Fulham v Palace)minding my own business looking for a quiet beer and a sit down after having stood throughout the match. The downstairs bar didn't have a seat free so decided to investigate the small lounge on the first floor.There were a handful of fellow Palace fans up here too so plonked down at a spare table.Within a few minutes three of the Palace Directors and their families had pitched up,then celebrity fan Kevin Day.It seemed like a private party but having explained we were season ticket holders ,our presence was tolerated.Even Tony Pulis showed up ,and having had a brief chat with the great man I sloped off home happy.

Aqualung
12-05-2014, 18:58
I used to play darts in the Angel (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/22070/) long before Sam Smiths took it over. I was in there most lunchtimes and after work. As it was so near all the theatres it would attract all sorts of famous faces.
One lunchtime I got there a bit early (just before midday) and Lord George Brown (the famous Labour politician and drunkard) was in the other bar and as I was throwing a few darts and waiting for some opposition to arrive he was knocking back doubles and as any politician would talking a complete load of crap which was becoming more and more slurred.

Jenny Agutter was in there once when I arrived, sadly she didn't have all her kit off like in that boring film based in Australia.

The late Pete Postlethwaite would regularly appear on a Friday night for a game of darts and several pints of Directors. He wasn't that famous then but we knew he was an actor as he was mates with Eamon Boland who was a regular and a reserve for our dart team.

The four McGann brothers from Liverpool were appearing with the group Darts in a musical at the Astoria and they were regulars in there. Mark, the one associated with John Lennon stuff was keen to play darts but was pretty useless.

Su Pollard from Hi-De-Hi was in one night and had the bar staff and the remaining stragglers in stitches. I just hope it was all an act and not her real persona as otherwise you would have to classify her as a fruitcake based on that encounter.

The late Malcolm McClaren was in there one night and seemed to be something of a "gob on a stick".

One lunchtime after I had returned to work Tommy Cooper came in for a game of darts. I always regretted missing that!

london calling
13-05-2014, 22:39
I used to play darts in the Angel (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/22070/) long before Sam Smiths took it over. I was in there most lunchtimes and after work. As it was so near all the theatres it would attract all sorts of famous faces.
One lunchtime I got there a bit early (just before midday) and Lord George Brown (the famous Labour politician and drunkard) was in the other bar and as I was throwing a few darts and waiting for some opposition to arrive he was knocking back doubles and as any politician would talking a complete load of crap which was becoming more and more slurred.

Jenny Agutter was in there once when I arrived, sadly she didn't have all her kit off like in that boring film based in Australia.

The late Pete Postlethwaite would regularly appear on a Friday night for a game of darts and several pints of Directors. He wasn't that famous then but we knew he was an actor as he was mates with Eamon Boland who was a regular and a reserve for our dart team.

The four McGann brothers from Liverpool were appearing with the group Darts in a musical at the Astoria and they were regulars in there. Mark, the one associated with John Lennon stuff was keen to play darts but was pretty useless.

Su Pollard from Hi-De-Hi was in one night and had the bar staff and the remaining stragglers in stitches. I just hope it was all an act and not her real persona as otherwise you would have to classify her as a fruitcake based on that encounter.

The late Malcolm McClaren was in there one night and seemed to be something of a "gob on a stick".

One lunchtime after I had returned to work Tommy Cooper came in for a game of darts. I always regretted missing that!
Tommy Cooper live near me and used to drink around Strand on the Green/Kew Bridge.He was a notorious tight-arse in pubs but a funny man in person.

Aqualung
13-05-2014, 23:01
Tommy Cooper live near me and used to drink around Strand on the Green/Kew Bridge.He was a notorious tight-arse in pubs but a funny man in person.

I've been accused of that myself and I'm not aware of being very funny!

london calling
24-09-2015, 19:45
Spoke to Huey Morgan (lead singer and guitarist) from Fun Loving Criminals outside The Lady Ottoline Bloomsbury on Monday.Real friendly guy and yes I recognised him rather than he recognised me.Awesome.

london calling
24-09-2015, 19:59
Heres a funny one.I got in the lift at an old folks home and in got an attractive young women.I said I seem to recognise you.Did you used to work behind the bar at the Express pub Kew Bridge.She said no I am an actress and burst out laughing.It was Amanda Redmonde a quite famous actress at the time.Oops.

Aqualung
24-09-2015, 20:25
Spoke to Huey Morgan (lead singer and guitarist) from Fun Loving Criminals outside The Lady Ottoline Bloomsbury on Monday.Real friendly guy and yes I recognised him rather than he recognised me.Awesome.
I'm not an FLC fan but have seen him on the Wright Stuff a few times and he always came over well even though I couldn't always agree with what he said. He's certainly not a typical Yank.

aleandhearty
24-09-2015, 22:42
Spoke to Huey Morgan (lead singer and guitarist) from Fun Loving Criminals outside The Lady Ottoline Bloomsbury on Monday.Real friendly guy and yes I recognised him rather than he recognised me.Awesome.

Oooh! Quite jealous there, LC. I've got several FLC albums and was lucky enough to see them live a few years ago. However, the Victoria Theatre, Halifax doesn't have the same ring as Glasto. Wish I'd been there to see this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrf4DK-Sv1E

P.S. Huey is a very underrated guitarist.

aleandhearty
24-09-2015, 22:54
Heres a funny one.I got in the lift at an old folks home and in got an attractive young women.I said I seem to recognise you.Did you used to work behind the bar at the Express pub Kew Bridge.She said no I am an actress and burst out laughing.It was Amanda Redmonde a quite famous actress at the time.Oops.
Do you mean the fragrant Amanda Redman?

Strongers
25-09-2015, 06:52
I've seen her a few times with the other members of New Tricks in the pubs along the river by Hammersmith Bridge.

london calling
25-09-2015, 20:28
Do you mean the fragrant Amanda Redman?

Yep,thats her.

london calling
25-09-2015, 20:30
I've seen her a few times with the other members of New Tricks in the pubs along the river by Hammersmith Bridge.

Handy for visiting her mum in Acton although this was a few years ago.

ROBCamra
08-01-2017, 15:03
Not today, but between Xmas and New Year in Hull.

Dave Rotheray from the Beautiful South serving me beer and having a friendly chat behind his bar on Newland Avenue.

The People's Republic (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84012/)

Quinno
08-01-2017, 18:12
Not today, but between Xmas and New Year in Hull.

Dave Rotheray from the Beautiful South serving me beer and having a friendly chat behind his bar in Hull.

The People's Republic (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84012/)

Did you need a little time to think it over? :evilgrin:

ROBCamra
08-01-2017, 18:45
Did you need a little time to think it over? :evilgrin:

No, I wasn't going to name drop I was going to keep it all in, but found this thread eventually.:p

trainman
09-01-2017, 11:35
I was going to keep it all in,
Very good!

Aqualung
09-01-2017, 12:05
No, I wasn't going to name drop I was going to keep it all in, but found this thread eventually.:p

How would you rate the encounter? A Perfect 10? I always thought that Beautiful South were just that geezer from the Housemartins and the Scouse bird. They're from Oop North so how would I know any better?

Pubsignman
09-01-2017, 12:40
Not today, but between Xmas and New Year in Hull.

Dave Rotheray from the Beautiful South serving me beer and having a friendly chat behind his bar on Newland Avenue.

The People's Republic (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84012/)

I'm going to Hull for the first time this weekend. I'm overnighting, so will probably look to tick off around 15 pubs. Would you say the Newland Avenue area is worth a visit for a first-timer or would I be better off just sticking to the City Centre?

ROBCamra
09-01-2017, 12:52
I'm going to Hull for the first time this weekend. I'm overnighting, so will probably look to tick off around 15 pubs. Would you say the Newland Avenue area is worth a visit for a first-timer or would I be better off just sticking to the City Centre?

Stick to the city centre for starters, you'll collect 10 pubs in and around the Old Town alone, especially if you're staying at the Premier Inn.

Newland is mainly small cafe bars with a real pub at either end (roughly).

Pubsignman
09-01-2017, 14:46
Stick to the city centre for starters, you'll collect 10 pubs in and around the Old Town alone, especially if you're staying at the Premier Inn.

Newland is mainly small cafe bars with a real pub at either end (roughly).

Thanks ROB

In that case, I might just follow the route of the PuG crawl, albeit a year too late!

ROBCamra
09-01-2017, 15:21
Thanks ROB

In that case, I might just follow the route of the PuG crawl, albeit a year too late!

Good plan, but add Head Of Steam (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/60303/) as it wasn't open then and is worth a visit.

I might even get around to reviewing it in the next day or so. :o

oldboots
10-01-2017, 08:18
Don't forget The Whalebone (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/52688/) and don't be put off by the walk through a run down area. Hull & E Yorks Pub of the Year yet again.

Bucking Fastard
12-11-2017, 17:56
Well it wasn't today,but there I was minding my own business in The White Horse (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/36919/),Atherstone along with TP and another mate while boating,when who should appears at the bar,none other than rpadam adding to his already impressive review total.

It was good to see you sir.:cheers:

rpadam
12-11-2017, 18:33
Well it wasn't today,but there I was minding my own business in The White Horse (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/36919/),Atherstone along with TP and another mate while boating,when who should appears at the bar,none other than rpadam adding to his already impressive review total.

It was good to see you sir.:cheers:
And likewise the three of you, with the conversation adjourning to the Angel Ale House (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/36886/) on a serendipitous evening!

ROBCamra
15-02-2018, 18:25
We arrived in the tiny Hard Times & Misery (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84483/) in Liverpool on Sunday.

There were only 4 people in when we arrived.

I was talking to the barman about beer and the style of beers I order for The Baum when one of the
other punters introduced himself as Al Bundy.

What are the chances that we were in the same place at the same time in a city as big as Liverpool?

Good to meet you Al. :cheers:

Mobyduck
25-02-2018, 09:13
A nice day in Oxford yesterday in the company of Tim Hampson (https://www.beerguild.co.uk/guild-member/tim-hampson/) amongst others, very knowledgeable and a thoroughly nice chap.

oldboots
25-02-2018, 09:50
A nice day in Oxford yesterday in the company of Tim Hampson (https://www.beerguild.co.uk/guild-member/tim-hampson/) amongst others, very knowledgeable and a thoroughly nice chap.

here's a photo (taken by NHSMartin) from Pub Curmudgeon's twitter 1564, a couple of dodgy looking characters there....:evilgrin:

Mobyduck
25-02-2018, 09:54
here's a photo (taken by NHSMartin) from Pub Curmudgeon's twitter 1564, a couple of dodgy looking characters there....:evilgrin:

More than a couple I'd say.;)

sheffield hatter
29-04-2018, 07:58
Yesterday in the Kelham Island Tavern, Gill halfpint and Ray, just stopping for a quick half and a cob on their way between the beer festival at Shakespeares and the Fat Cat. Gill named a long list of beers they'd had at the festival, after which I was surprised that they were able to stand up!

Aqualung
23-05-2018, 09:19
No name dropping here as I didn't catch a name. I was sitting at the rear of the Berkhamsted Crown (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56831/) yesterday and a blackbird flew straight over my head, out the rear door, through the garden ending up in some low trees or bushes behind the garden. It's a long narrow pub so I can only assume it flew in the front entrance and all the way through the pub. I've seen pigeons travelling on the Circle line and one in a beer festival but never anything like that.

aleandhearty
23-05-2018, 15:09
...I was sitting at the rear of the Berkhamsted Crown (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56831/) yesterday and a blackbird flew straight over my head, out the rear door, through the garden ending up in some low trees or bushes behind the garden. It's a long narrow pub so I can only assume it flew in the front entrance and all the way through the pub...

Perhaps it had heard the beer was going cheep.


I'll get me coat.

Aqualung
23-05-2018, 16:07
Perhaps it had heard the beer was going cheep.


I'll get me coat.

I knew there must be a joke somewhere!
The immediate banter was directed at a young barman along the lines of "Was that your bird I just saw rushing out the pub?".

Tris39
23-05-2018, 16:48
No name dropping here as I didn't catch a name. I was sitting at the rear of the Berkhamsted Crown (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56831/) yesterday and a blackbird flew straight over my head, out the rear door, through the garden ending up in some low trees or bushes behind the garden. It's a long narrow pub so I can only assume it flew in the front entrance and all the way through the pub. I've seen pigeons travelling on the Circle line and one in a beer festival but never anything like that.

I can easily believe it. In 1968, a disgruntled RAF pilot flew his Hawker Hunter through Tower Bridge. :whistle:

I've also seen pigeons walking the platform at Hampstead tube and it's the deepest on the London network. They get on the trains a stop earlier at Golders Green which is an open air station - boy are they in for a shock when a few minutes later they are more than 190 feet below ground!

london calling
25-05-2018, 20:36
I met a famous musician in my local last week but cant remember his name.All the young ones were getting selfies with him.I will have a think and post when I remember who he was.

london calling
25-05-2018, 20:43
I met a famous musician in my local last week but cant remember his name.All the young ones were getting selfies with him.I will have a think and post when I remember who he was.

Just Googled top 60,s bands.Spencer Davis it was .Anyone remember him?

sheffield hatter
25-05-2018, 21:27
Just Googled top 60,s bands.Spencer Davis it was .Anyone remember him?

You bet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamXvqoL_JA

Steve Winwood on vocals, of course.

Aqualung
25-05-2018, 21:59
Just Googled top 60,s bands.Spencer Davis it was .Anyone remember him?

Of course I remember them! The "leader" Spencer Davis was probably the oldest one and I think was a Taff. Steve Winwood was around 15 in their early days but the band had his big brother Muff Winwood. Steve went on to join Traffic and briefly Blind Faith with Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker. I was at their Hyde Park concert but it was so packed I decided against going to the Stones one shortly after. Steve Winwood also had solo success in the 1980s.

Mobyduck
05-11-2018, 21:06
Just back from a great day out (cautious day given my current medical status) around St Albans with a number of serial bloggers led by Mr Protz (http://protzonbeer.co.uk/news), a fine chap and excellent host.

Aqualung
05-11-2018, 21:28
Just back from a great day out (cautious day given my current medical status) around St Albans with a number of serial bloggers led by Mr Protz (http://protzonbeer.co.uk/news), a fine chap and excellent host.

Did you know that in pre CAMRA days he was a very left wing journalist? I've no idea what his politics are nowadays and to be honest don't really care. He's done a great job for CAMRA over the years but I'm not sure about his unquestioning support for the major regional brewers, apart from Batham's and Holden's of course!

Pubsignman
05-11-2018, 23:51
I popped into the Camden Town Brewery Bar (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/83421/) on Wednesday and found myself sat across the room from Jonny Buckland - the guitarist from Coldplay. The prospect of him striking up a tune was far more frightening than anything else I encountered on that Halloween evening.

Mobyduck
06-11-2018, 06:30
Did you know that in pre CAMRA days he was a very left wing journalist? I've no idea what his politics are nowadays and to be honest don't really care. He's done a great job for CAMRA over the years but I'm not sure about his unquestioning support for the major regional brewers, apart from Batham's and Holden's of course!

Not sure about any current politics, but he is a vegetarian. :D

Mobyduck
06-11-2018, 06:32
The prospect of him striking up a tune
Scary :eek:

Wittenden
06-11-2018, 07:59
Wondered if you were hanging out with the great man.Someone Tweeted a picture of his hat:very snappy!

Mobyduck
06-11-2018, 12:52
Wondered if you were hanging out with the great man.Someone Tweeted a picture of his hat:very snappy!

He had a matching very long scarf, and long black coat, looked like Dr Who (not the current one).

Mobyduck
06-11-2018, 12:59
Someone Tweeted a picture of his hat:very snappy!
That was Duncan Mackay (https://pubmeister.wordpress.com/), he's done every GBG pub ever apart from a few newby's from the current one which he is now dealing with, logged in excess of 17000 pub's, flew down from Scotland especially for yesterdays meet up. A nice bloke.

Quinno
06-11-2018, 20:20
I popped into the Camden Town Brewery Bar (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/83421/) on Wednesday and found myself sat across the room from Jonny Buckland - the guitarist from Coldplay. The prospect of him striking up a tune was far more frightening than anything else I encountered on that Halloween evening.

:lol::notworthy:

Bucking Fastard
14-11-2018, 16:49
There I was today,passing through Hemel Hempstead ,which is normally a good idea,when I decided to investigate a new micro (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/87135/) that Quinno had recently posted on the site and who should I bump into in there .....none other than Millay.I had just popped in for a quick one,and I was impressed that he recognised me after several years.He is now back in the PuG fold and hopefully can join future PuG pub crawls.

Good to see you,Clive.:cheers:

Mobyduck
14-11-2018, 17:58
There I was today,passing through Hemel Hempstead ,which is normally a good idea,when I decided to investigate a new micro (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/87135/) that Quinno had recently posted on the site and who should I bump into in there .....none other than Millay.I had just popped in for a quick one,and I was impressed that he recognised me after several years.He is now back in the PuG fold and hopefully can join future PuG pub crawls.

Good to see you,Clive.:cheers:

Blast from the past.

Real Ale Ray
14-11-2018, 18:00
I popped into the Camden Town Brewery Bar (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/83421/) on Wednesday and found myself sat across the room from Jonny Buckland - the guitarist from Coldplay. The prospect of him striking up a tune was far more frightening than anything else I encountered on that Halloween evening.

Brilliant! Me every time I hear their music = :moremad:

Millay
16-11-2018, 11:13
There I was today,passing through Hemel Hempstead ,which is normally a good idea,when I decided to investigate a new micro (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/87135/) that Quinno had recently posted on the site and who should I bump into in there .....none other than Millay.I had just popped in for a quick one,and I was impressed that he recognised me after several years.He is now back in the PuG fold and hopefully can join future PuG pub crawls.

Good to see you,Clive.:cheers:

It was good to see you as well Neville, I think we both did well in recognising each other even though we've probably only met 2-3 times some years ago. If you are planning another visit to Monk's Inn let me know and I'll try to join you. Probably a little too adventurous to start suggesting Hemel Hempstead for a PuG crawl :D

Bucking Fastard
16-11-2018, 13:53
Probably a little too adventurous to start suggesting Hemel Hempstead for a PuG crawl :D

It might get more votes than Lewes ;)