Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:57 AM
A very brief visit yesterday, just for sussing out purposes more than anything else. A nice drop of London Pride, and not a bad place at all, but a bit odd in some ways. The decor and general ambience.... it all seemed a bit like some pubs I used to go to in about 1978 or so. I don't mean that in a nasty way as obviously it was all fairly new, but perhaps there is a untapped niche market there for retro-70s chic. They could usefully complement this by changing the menu to authentic 70s fare such as chicken or scampi served in a basket.
I'm not knocking the place, honestly - I rather liked it, but I as I've said, I had this feeling of deja-vue from 30 or so years ago. Anyone who is reading Jonathan Coe's "The Rotters Club" and can't quite get a handle on the setting should perhaps pop along to soak in the atmosphere and to see some real life confirmation of what a little bit of the 70s was like.
Give me non-stop laughter, dispel disaster, or the Rotters Club might well lop off your ears.