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  • @Crucial said in Lockdown Check In:

    Following this pub conversation and I had a quick look on the GPG app (still on my phone)

    If you filter the area for GPG rated pubs only it turns into a wasteland. A Sydney Arms and a Crown near Chislehurst but neither of the write ups would entice me there.

    Take the filter off and Harvest Moon, Blacksmiths Arms and Cricketers. I'm actually surprised that @Bones hasn't made the 'Buff Orpington' his regular 😉

    GPG certainly doesn't pick up everything good but I found it useful when travelling and looking ahead for somewhere to stop. Mostly if they have a red rating on GPG you'll find a decent spot with good beer. Have found some real beauties using it.

    What does it say about "The Ramblers Rest"? That was my local and lived less than 100 metres from it



  • @Hooroo said in Lockdown Check In:

    @Crucial said in Lockdown Check In:

    Following this pub conversation and I had a quick look on the GPG app (still on my phone)

    If you filter the area for GPG rated pubs only it turns into a wasteland. A Sydney Arms and a Crown near Chislehurst but neither of the write ups would entice me there.

    Take the filter off and Harvest Moon, Blacksmiths Arms and Cricketers. I'm actually surprised that @Bones hasn't made the 'Buff Orpington' his regular 😉

    GPG certainly doesn't pick up everything good but I found it useful when travelling and looking ahead for somewhere to stop. Mostly if they have a red rating on GPG you'll find a decent spot with good beer. Have found some real beauties using it.

    What does it say about "The Ramblers Rest"? That was my local and lived less than 100 metres from it

    Nothing. Just listed without a review



  • @Duluth all this post moving is ruining the time honoured Fern tradition of thread divergence!



  • @Hooroo said in The Local:

    @Catogrande @Bones when I lived in Chislehurst, I was told by the locals that you only go to Orpington for as long as you can hold your breath. 🙂

    I actually used to quite like it there.

    It’s where I played my first club rugby, so used to know it well. Back then Orpington was ok, Chislehurst much more genteel though. The Ramblers and the Bull were always good pubs. The Crown, being a Shepherd Neamepub was just a bit shit. Though I did get to meet Max Splodge of Splodgenessabounds in the Crown. Nutter.



  • My local open tomorrow! Yay! Really curious on how it will work as they just aren't the table service type



  • @Crucial bloody hell that's quite close, less than a half hour walk! Never heard of it, what does gpg say?

    Oh and what's gpg?



  • @Bones said in The Local:

    @Crucial bloody hell that's quite close, less than a half hour walk! Never heard of it, what does gpg say?

    Oh and what's gpg?

    Good Pub Guide.
    More of a pointer to your Real Ale/dogs by the fireplace type place than a Wetherspoons slapper warehouse.

    No review for Buff Orpington so go check it out



  • @Crucial said in The Local:

    @Bones said in The Local:

    @Crucial bloody hell that's quite close, less than a half hour walk! Never heard of it, what does gpg say?

    Oh and what's gpg?

    Good Pub Guide.
    More of a pointer to your Real Ale/dogs by the fireplace type place than a Wetherspoons slapper warehouse.

    No review for Buff Orpington so go check it out

    Yes. Do that.



  • It better be a gay bar.



  • @Bones said in The Local:

    It better be a gay bar.

    I'll still support you if it's not! Rainbow power bruv!



  • @Hooroo said in The Local:

    @Bones said in The Local:

    It better be a gay bar.

    I'll still support you if it's not! Rainbow power bruv!

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  • @Bones I’ll give you a little taster of what to expect. For some reason myself and my two BiLs went to the Buff to watch a 6N game. One of Jason Robinson’s early games. Big up and under comes JR’s way and he knocks it on spectacularly. Someone shouts “You fucking black fluffybunny” and no-one batted an eyelid.



  • @Catogrande ahh yes, the away strip.
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  • @Bones I shudder every time I see that



  • My most local but infrequently visited pub would be The Elmwood, but I'd spend much more time at a pub called Number 4, which was actually awarded NZ's best neighbourhood pub or bar award last year.

    Prior to that it was the Ale House on Bealey Ave, where I spent much, much too much time.

    Others of note would be The Bridge Hotel in Richmond, Melbourne and the Longueville Hotel, Lane Cove Sydney.



  • @Bones said in The Local:

    It better be a gay bar.

    Buff Orpington.

    Probably full of mildly tanned, fit, roosters (I deliberately didn't say cocks there). So yes.



  • @Snowy said in The Local:

    @Bones said in The Local:

    It better be a gay bar.

    Buff Orpington.

    Probably full of mildly tanned, fit, roosters (I deliberately didn't say cocks there). So yes.

    I had to give in and google the place as the name was just weird. Apparently it is just called Buff (which really does sound like a boys night club) and is a Greene King pub that actually looks like it might be quite good if it was open.

    As @Snowy realised, an Orpington is a breed of chook and its colour is known as 'buff'. So nothing to do with the buff crowd of Orpington the place. It is all about the cocks though.



  • @Crucial oh I already knew that because that's all that fucken came up when I googled it the first time!



  • @Crucial We actually have several Orpington chooks.

    Gorgeous George is our Rooster, so he really is a big black cock.

    Paying for the Fern, so than I can say that really is freedom. Google can fuck themselves.



  • @Snowy said in The Local:

    @Crucial We actually have several Orpington chooks.

    Gorgeous George is our Rooster, so he really is a big black cock.

    Paying for the Fern, so than I can say that really is freedom. Google can fuck themselves.

    I suspect there is a cheap joke in there


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