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    I picked up the August / September edition of London Drinker,

    It says the Crockers Folly in St Johns Wood may reopen within the next few months,this is a pub i have not done but has been one i have wanted to do since i first knew about it,lets hope it reopens soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al 10000 View Post
    I picked up the August / September edition of London Drinker,

    It says the Crockers Folly in St Johns Wood may reopen within the next few months,this is a pub i have not done but has been one i have wanted to do since i first knew about it,lets hope it reopens soon.
    Agreed - and let's hope that the magnificent Victorian "gin palace" interior has not been wrecked, following years of neglect and occupation by those who would have no interest in pub preservation.

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    Called in a couple of times when working in London in the late 90's.

    A great looking pub, but the beer never matched the architecture.

    Let's hope that someone who knows something about both is now in charge.
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

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    Agree this was a marvellous pub for the architecture. As ROBCamra says the beers used to be a bit of an anti climax though. We used to come here after doing the Prince Alfred and Warrington nearby. Two other wonderful pubs building wise but also lacking a bit in ales.
    Would be great if this one was to reopen.

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    Wow! Mention of Crocker's Folly takes me back a bit. In the early eighties, it was a real regular haunt of mine, as I shared a flat with my college mates, about five minutes walk away. Of course, in those days it was known as The Crown and was quite a music pub. I've very fond memories of being absolutely bladdered on a Friday and Saturday night singing along to American Pie. On the beer front, I'm sure they sold Wadworth's 6X and possibly Pride and ESB?
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I've very fond memories of being absolutely bladdered on a Friday and Saturday night singing along to American Pie.
    Good grief, man! Have you no shame?
    Come On You Hatters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Good grief, man! Have you no shame?
    And I wasn't even joining in ironically! I've always genuinely liked the song.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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