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Was in there Saturday dinner for the first time since April. Its gone down the nick a bit. The beer is still alright, the Leeds Pale Ale is damn fine - but the food and the service were a bit poor. Gristly steak sarnie, dry burger and had to wait half an hour when it was still empty-ish. And fuck all chips for £3 a portion. Seems to be turning into an All Bar one with a shit selection of bottled beer and very small fridges.

Last edited by gorefidel (Mon 13 Sep 2010 2:59 pm)

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I was in the other week for the first time and couldn't put my finger on what i didn't like about it. Just seems a bit soulless.

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Went in last Christmas.  They ran out of beer.  And lager.  And Guinness.  At fucking Christmas.  When even people who don't drink, drink.

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A pub the runs out of beer? big_smile . It's always been inoffensive and convenient - easy to park, easy to fuck off to ER and round the corner from one of my uncles. And you could sit outside in the sunshine.

But it was a bit rank on Saturday, coupled with the fact I stupidly offered someone a lift back to Wakey after the match which ended up costing me an hour because the cunt waited until the end of the game to start making his way to the car - add in a bit of road rage - at least we won.

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gorefidel wrote:

A pub the runs out of beer? big_smile . It's always been inoffensive and convenient - easy to park, easy to fuck off to ER and round the corner from one of my uncles. And you could sit outside in the sunshine.

But it was a bit rank on Saturday, coupled with the fact I stupidly offered someone a lift back to Wakey after the match which ended up costing me an hour because the cunt waited until the end of the game to start making his way to the car - add in a bit of road rage - at least we won.

does it do cider ?
passed it a few times( no not prozzy hunting down the lane),always wondered if it got busy, seeing as the rest of the pubs (brit, grove etc) never seemed to be.

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otis wrote:

does it do cider ?
passed it a few times( no not prozzy hunting down the lane),always wondered if it got busy, seeing as the rest of the pubs (brit, grove etc) never seemed to be.

Bottles of Magners in a small fridge and then a few just on a shelf. It was busy by 1pm on Saturday. Rest of the time, no idea.

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They do this stuff, one of the lasses in my office drinks it. http://www.rekorderligcider.com/

I can't see past the Leeds pale me sen.

It's busiest in there on night games and on Weekday lunchtimes. Loads of blart in the summer. I work next door as does onandoff.

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placidcasual wrote:

They do this stuff, one of the lasses in my office drinks it. http://www.rekorderligcider.com/

I can't see past the Leeds pale me sen.

It's busiest in there on night games and on Weekday lunchtimes. Loads of blart in the summer. I work next door as does onandoff.

Never been in either.  Bet you could have a lethal pub crawl between there, The Globe and Cross Keys.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Commercial - The Grove - Cross Keys - Engine House - Midnight Bell - The Hop - Silks - Churchills - Gentro Urinary Clinic next day.

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placidcasual wrote:

Commercial - The Grove - Cross Keys - Engine House - Midnight Bell - The Hop - Silks - Churchills - Gentro Urinary Clinic next day.

Mmmm, that sounds like a well worn path.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Don't really know down there that well bar my old man using it as a rat run out to Cleckhudders..., goodled it ... Holbeck Urban Village lol

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young parisian wrote:

Don't really know down there that well bar my old man using it as a rat run out to Cleckhudders..., goodled it ... Holbeck Urban Village lol

Quango central. I work right in the middle of it. The bits off water lane are good but it's 10 years too late. half way through the arse fell out of the market and the private funding has long gone and now the RDA money has gone its a job half done.

There is some surprisingly architecture in Holbeck. Templeworks is a stunning building both in and out.

In
http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/tw-by-tricky1.jpg

Out
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3823138494_0f53183fb6_z.jpg?zz=1

What the fuck is an Egyptian Temple doing in Holbeck? I think it looks ace. I only went in it last week. It's an impressive space.

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amazing building. I think I'll have a wander down there when I'm back next month. cheers

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A pub the runs out of beer?

Boomers on the west side, had the Celtic Liverpool first leg on, years ago, pub drunk dry on a midweek afternoon as everyone stayed out after the first leg draw . Second leg it's rammed again, truck pulls up with the ale just before kick off, delivey guy bring drinks in for about 40 minutes. Celtic lost everyone went home.

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placidcasual wrote:
young parisian wrote:

Don't really know down there that well bar my old man using it as a rat run out to Cleckhudders..., goodled it ... Holbeck Urban Village lol

Quango central. I work right in the middle of it. The bits off water lane are good but it's 10 years too late. half way through the arse fell out of the market and the private funding has long gone and now the RDA money has gone its a job half done.

There is some surprisingly architecture in Holbeck. Templeworks is a stunning building both in and out.

In
http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/wp- … ricky1.jpg

Out
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/382 … z.jpg?zz=1

What the fuck is an Egyptian Temple doing in Holbeck? I think it looks ace. I only went in it last week. It's an impressive space.

I'm always surprised when I go down there how its changed but stayed the same only quieter. My old fella used to work for a haulage firm that had its base down there. It was the centre of the printing trade all round there and some engineering works. Holbeck swimming baths used to be down the other end.

No brasses in those days, just loads of factories. It just seems clean, deserted but clean.

Last edited by gorefidel (Fri 17 Sep 2010 7:57 am)

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Midnight Bell.  It's great to sit out when it's sunny.  Still feels a bit 'new' inside for my taste.  You can't complain too much as Leeds Pale is a favoured pint.  And Cross Keys next door always has Roosters and a couple of other interesting beers on so it's a good spot for a drink.  The Grove down the road is about the best trad pub in Leeds.

That little oasis of refurb and development around MB / CK, it is great quality.  Human scale.  And some great buildings to start with.  A place where snickets, ginnels and alleys can live happily side by side.  Developers from around the country come in coach parties to look at it, I've seen them.   Glad to hear that Tower Works looks like it be going ahead (the site next door with the Italianate chimneys) on a smaller scale than first planned but that will connect it all to the canal.  It needs that - it's a bit of an island at the moment.   

Temple Works looks great outside but is astounding inside the main hall.  Biggest room in the world when it was first built?  The best example of the largesse of Victorian industrialists in the area.  It was used for processing flax I think.

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placidcasual wrote:
young parisian wrote:

Don't really know down there that well bar my old man using it as a rat run out to Cleckhudders..., goodled it ... Holbeck Urban Village lol

Quango central. I work right in the middle of it. The bits off water lane are good but it's 10 years too late. half way through the arse fell out of the market and the private funding has long gone and now the RDA money has gone its a job half done.

There is some surprisingly architecture in Holbeck. Templeworks is a stunning building both in and out.

In
http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/wp- … ricky1.jpg

Out
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/382 … z.jpg?zz=1

What the fuck is an Egyptian Temple doing in Holbeck? I think it looks ace. I only went in it last week. It's an impressive space.

Has it been restored or is there still a big gaping hole in the front of it?

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TheHumanDynamo wrote:

Has it been restored or is there still a big gaping hole in the front of it?

They' sorted out the sructural problems and the scaffold is down.

There are a few artists / writers and thers based in there as temporary use

They've got a big do on in there tomrrow all day and night - an anniversary tribute to Twin Peaks - live music in the style of, plays, casino, bar, film shack

Details here http://www.firewalkwithme.co.uk/blog/

I was never in to Twin Peaks but some of the people involved in this would make it worth a visit if you've not been in before.  I'd be surprised if you can get in the main hall though unless t's a peek with a hard hat on - health and safety issues - think there is refurb work planned in there this autumn?

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placidcasual wrote:
young parisian wrote:

Don't really know down there that well bar my old man using it as a rat run out to Cleckhudders..., goodled it ... Holbeck Urban Village lol

Quango central. I work right in the middle of it. The bits off water lane are good but it's 10 years too late. half way through the arse fell out of the market and the private funding has long gone and now the RDA money has gone its a job half done.

There is some surprisingly architecture in Holbeck. Templeworks is a stunning building both in and out.

In
http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/wp- … ricky1.jpg

Out
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/382 … z.jpg?zz=1

What the fuck is an Egyptian Temple doing in Holbeck? I think it looks ace. I only went in it last week. It's an impressive space.

Was originally Marshall's Mill - an example of Victorian mill owners leaving their mark/legacy (see architecture thread elsewhere). At the end it was a Kay's catalogue warehouse. Been listed for years.

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Djpekingman wrote:

Was originally Marshall's Mill - an example of Victorian mill owners leaving their mark/legacy (see architecture thread elsewhere). At the end it was a Kay's catalogue warehouse. Been listed for years.

Grade 1 listed isn't it.  It's next door to Marshalls Mill, grade 2 listed, and was built and owned by the same man

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placidcasual wrote:
young parisian wrote:

Don't really know down there that well bar my old man using it as a rat run out to Cleckhudders..., goodled it ... Holbeck Urban Village lol

Quango central. I work right in the middle of it. The bits off water lane are good but it's 10 years too late. half way through the arse fell out of the market and the private funding has long gone and now the RDA money has gone its a job half done.

There is some surprisingly architecture in Holbeck. Templeworks is a stunning building both in and out.

In
http://theculturevulture.co.uk/blog/wp- … ricky1.jpg

Out
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/382 … z.jpg?zz=1

What the fuck is an Egyptian Temple doing in Holbeck? I think it looks ace. I only went in it last week. It's an impressive space.

It doesn't look like that now.  It's partially collapsed.  One of the columns has fallen in.

Oh, I then read on.  Glad it's fixed up.  It's an extremely well put together building.  I hope a good use is found for it and that public access is allowed.

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I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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Know someone whose work moved to Foundry Square, bit of a schlep to town but they like the area.

She’s the main man in the office in the city and she treats me like I’m just another lackey, but I can put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki...

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onandoff wrote:
TheHumanDynamo wrote:

Has it been restored or is there still a big gaping hole in the front of it?

They' sorted out the sructural problems and the scaffold is down.

There are a few artists / writers and thers based in there as temporary use

They've got a big do on in there tomrrow all day and night - an anniversary tribute to Twin Peaks - live music in the style of, plays, casino, bar, film shack

Details here http://www.firewalkwithme.co.uk/blog/

I was never in to Twin Peaks but some of the people involved in this would make it worth a visit if you've not been in before.  I'd be surprised if you can get in the main hall though unless t's a peek with a hard hat on - health and safety issues - think there is refurb work planned in there this autumn?

Are you off tomorrow? I might don't let that out you off though.

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big_smile No, not to this one but will look out for their next bash

http://www.templeworksleeds.com/?cat=17

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placidcasual wrote:

Commercial - The Grove - Cross Keys - Engine House - Midnight Bell - The Hop - Silks - Churchills - Gentro Urinary Clinic next day.

Pre and post game here. The pie and a pint for a fiver was off as they had a beer festival on. Had a pie, pork with apple stuffing £3 with gravy. The crust was a bit hard but other than that, spot on. Magners £3 a pint. About 3 dozen odd in before.
After the match I went for the guest 6% cider. The place was packed, some shoppers but mostly 30+ year olds from the game, nice atmosphere. By 8pm it was warming up with the going out crowd and I'd have happily stayed till the SP collected me and called time. Nice spot for games with the P2 buses just across the road.

He spent all night staring down at the lights of LS. Wondering if he could ever go home.