This week hasn’t been my best. On Monday I had high hopes of accomplishing a few goals. Then life happened. All week I could barely keep my head above water. This had to done. That needed my attention. Don’t forget to take the dog out. The cat wants fed. Did I brush the dog’s teeth? Simply put, my goals were put on hold. Folks, I am super happy today is Friday. I need a drink.
Today’s pub, located in West Brompton, won’t win many awards. The interior is run down. Don’t think of using a credit card—cash only. The bartender, while professional isn’t an overly chatty type. At least with us. I saw him talk with the regulars. To be blunt, this is a dive. And the better half and I love finding places like this. Oh don’t get me wrong, quaint traditional pubs are fantastic and a treat to visit. But I also like a place that has character. The patrons of this joint make it an interesting place to visit.
We’ve been twice now. Each time we stayed long enough for one drink. Not sure I would stay longer. The first visit occurred between Christmas and New Years. It was pretty dead inside. Two gals sat at a table. We grabbed our drinks from the non-talkative bartender and headed for a table. One of the ladies said, “Don’t be shy, just push your way through the crowd.” I had to chuckle. Then I made the mistake of heading to the men’s toilet and the other gal said, “Wrong door unless you want another gift from Santa.”
The second night we went there we didn’t intend to pop in. But the weather was freezing and I needed to warm up some on the way home. Several drunks hovered around the bar involved in a lively conversation. I think they were the only ones who knew what they were talking about. Another chap was singing along to the radio. He was horrible. Dreadful really. However, I found it entertaining. We had one drink. When one of drunks staggered over to us to chat we decided it was time to brave the cold again. He was nice, but I wasn’t in the mood to get sucked into a conversation that was pointless. And he looked like he was going to topple over.
While I liked this place, it won’t be our regular place. It’s fun to stop by for a quick drink. If you have children with you, I would not suggest this place. If you are on a date, skip it. First date—don’t even think about it. With your parents—don’t suggest it. However, if you want to get a taste of the place and meet some interesting characters you may like it. Be ready to make a quick getaway in case things get out of hand. Overall I have to give this pub 2.5 stars.