Do they do Thrice cooked chips or maybe the skinny type ? I am not partial to a Thrice Cooked chip or Quadruple cooked chip for that matter , they give me the hebe jeebies, also about the staff , who's the best looking fella ? one last question do they still show East Enders ? on my visit about 5 years ago I was able to watch the omnibus edition on a Sunday whilst nursing my usual Sunday lunch time half , lastly Walkers crisps or the new fangled nautural kind you get in " Gastro pubs " ?.
Firstly, thanks for the questions!
In regards to the chips I'm not sure which style they sell but I know for sure that when I walk past the kitchen, the smell of the oil they use reminds me of the smell of the cafe at Birdworld.
Funny story this; Last time I visited the Birdworld cafe I was quite skeptical about eating the 'chicken' they were serving.
Why's this you may ask? Well, when I was at the back of the queue, the staff were telling customers that they'd run out of chicken, However 5 minutes later when it came to my order they'd put it back on. While this was going on my friend noticed that a couple of barn owls had gone missing from the neighboring cage. I'm sure it's just a coincidence but still...
I did contact Watchdog about it but never received a reply.
Perhaps they've got bigger chickens to fry, I mean fish haha!
Anyway back to the pub, the best looking fella there cannot be mentioned for legal reasons but I know for sure that he IS 18, despite his adolescent looks and snidey comments I receive from onlookers while I'm having a deep chat with him across the bar after a couple of cuba libres.
in regards to TV they unfortunately do not show the Eastenders omnibus or any television for that matter under the new ownership.
I too have fond memories of the old days not just of watching EastEnders while enhaling vintage animal flatulence on a humid Sunday afternoon, but also of a particular memory in which a film called 'Eastern promise' came on after a particularly gripping episode of 'Question of Sport'.
I don't think the staff had noticed that the film was still on when in one paticular scene a Russian mobster plunged a dagger into the helpless heart of a young man. You should have heard the cries from the children sitting in the bar with their families as they watched the film in horror! Well I just burst into laughter. Moments like that don't come along very often!
In regards to the crisps I think they are sadly the latter gourmet style.
Thankfully though they do have a basket behind the bar full of mars bars, twirls, kitkats and mini cheddars too.
These baskets are a great way to judge whether a pub is good or not. Sometimes when I enter a pub I've never been to before the first thing I ask the barman is "Do you have a basket full of chocolate confectionery for sale behind the bar? If they answer "No" then I leave straight away, even if I don't want any. Seriously try it out you won't regret it.
Anyway, I hope this answers your questions Pedrothebandit.
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