Topic: The Hunslet pub crawl.
Was meeting up with OC on Saturday night so decided to take 'r' lass back to my drinking roots. Started off in the Penny Hill. My first ever pub - 15 years of age and shitting myself. Well 30+ years later it is still the land that time forgot just no Leek Street flats anymore.. It was packed full of the older, 'less desirable', croud. All boasting they don't work, haven't for years and wouldn't ce starting. One bloke, early 40's, dirty as in mucky, starts up at me. I just told him to piss off (wife didn't like) which he did. He was an alcoholic. best way to deal with them. Anyway after a while in the toilets he comes out and in front of the whole pub processed to get his dick out out shove it in his drink. It was only a half as well.
Quickly moved on the The Sun. Teh sign on the outside stating the pub was for sale probably summed it up. A pub that was broken!!! Sad, used to be great in there. It was part of the route we used to do when I played rugby. So sad to see a pub like that. It seems it also attracts a similar clientelle - middle aged people pissed up by 7pm. Ahh well such is life.
Then I moved on to the Gardeners. Sadly empty at this time but still a great pub. So much character and the people that were in, so friendly. Rugby was on so that was the talking point.
Then to the Engine. A total revamp, it now looks more like a LS1 wine bar. But it has a nice feeling to it. Hope it pays off for the owners. Might even go and have a bit to eat in there one day as well.
And finally to the Bay Horse. Packed because a band was playing and there were a few older knob heads who you could tell woudl be happy to oblige in afight. But the atmosphere was good, the beer flowed and it was a great night. One thing though the price of a round did go up dramatically through the evening. Started off at around £9, then up to £12.50 and finished at £14 for the same drinks.
"Well so could anyone"