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  • It's Elfin's Tuesday Architectural Appreciation thread! Food and Drink.
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    Right ok stop yer clamouring ffs still jolly well have not finished me poster all your fault Binners. 🙄

    So this week, at the suggestion of Bagpuss72 what was I think possibly a little merry on Saturday Evening in the pub with Binners and other lovely Northern ladies, it’s Food and Drink. Well, she said pubs but I thought I’d widen it out a bit cos no-one spends all their time in pubs do they? I mean, you might need to eat as well.

    I’ll start with Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub in Fleet Street, because it’s a lovely old pub, and there’s bin a boozer there since 1538, although this building originated in 1667. The favoured watering hole of Charles Dickens, Dr Samuel Johnson and sometimes even Elfinsafety himself. Several STWers have bin here with me and it’s a fantastic old building, full of nooks and crannies. Just reeks of history. I bloody love it.




    An akcheral working fireplace, and yes, that is sawdust pont floor… 😀

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    Exchange Square Manchester. The two pubs on the right were moved brick by brick by about 100m after the 1996 bomb wasted their previous home.

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    The thoroughly lovely Mr Thomas’s Chophouse

    Home of the best babbies y’eds in’t world

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    How not to do it.

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    For the deco fans – Rogano’s Oyster Bar in glasgow

    Paris’ attempt at copying Blackpool Tower, but adding a restaurant

    Doesn’t look like much

    but it’s Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa dining car. Decent food at a reasonable price as Italy slips past at 200 mph

    And when in Belfast

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    Ear Starbelly; I see your Drum, and raise you a Tooke Arms, Millwall:

    A proper ‘pub built into a council estate’. Nasty, nasty place.

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    Browns, Manchester; the late Athenaeum

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    Leeds Art Gallery tea room:

    See? I do go Oop North sometimes. 😀

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    The Modern at the top of Urbis. Not a bad view

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    The Fleece Inn at Bretforton.

    A real, old country pub in Worcestershire. Owned by the National Trust and built in the early 15th century;

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    The Blackfriar. Mediocre pub, amazing interior.

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    The New Irwell Works microbrewery in Ramsbottom. Where the 10th September Turbines ride will be ending up

    Could it look more ‘industrial northern?’?

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    A bit of alpine splendour in Bumblethwaite

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    Another beautiful interior.

    The Marble Arch

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    Maybe a touch lowbrow for you architecture types, but the design of this restaurant has been immortalised in the logo of one of the world’s biggest brands. (D’oh I said the b word!)

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    I’m trying to find Pictures of Starvin Marvins in Salford. There doesn’t seem to be any of the exterior. Though there appears to be one in London too.

    Scene of many a Sunday morning hangover breakfast. Demolished to make way for – wouldn’t you know it – a Tesco 🙄

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    TJ’s local

    😀

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    binners – I used to live very close to that airstream (Perivale I believe).
    I raise you the Four Seasons

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    TJ’s local

    Actually, TJ’s local is just along a bit from here

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    I like The Old Stag in Llangernyw. Not particularly amazing architecture wise but it is a nice old 17th century farmhouse. Pop in on a roadride in winter and cosy up by the fire with a pint :)Love all the junk hanging off every wall and ceiling and the crazy carpet.


    also in the nearby churchyard is an ancient 4500 -5000 year old yew tree, supposedly one of the three oldest living things on the planet.

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    I see we have a few manc’s and stretfordians in today.

    2nd the Marble Arch, its a cracker.

    As for the Drum I have been carted down those steps too often to count.

    The Applecross Inn

    Turn around and this is the view towards Skye.

    Good ale and fantastic sea food.

    Wintergills in Glasgow, a great stopping off place on the way up to climb the hills.

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    ahhh, sat outside the applecross inn with a pint and a plate of their prawns.. <drifts off contebted and happy>

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    Wasn’t there a thread on here about some chap innocently asking about taking his girlfriend up the Oxo Tower for her birthday? There’s a restaurant, brasserie and bar there.

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    That Crophouse is bloody marvellous loving that.

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    Scary pubs? I give you.


    Tyne & Wear: Newcastle Upon Tyne: THE CHIEFTAIN by emdjt42, on Flickr

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    Lets have some more green ceramic ones eh?

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    There are plenty of these more traditional bars in Madrid, beautiful tile work and always a great buzz.





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    I’d just like to add at this point that I can indeed remember speaking to the lovely boy BUT I cannot remember this conversation or my part in it….

    …..I’m going to go for a lie down now….!

    Debs x

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    If you want scary pubs, I give you the Parkway Tavern. One of “four integral pubs” in Sheffield’s Park Hill Flats complex.

    It didn’t look any better when it was open.

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    My contribution…

    One of the best winelists in town (London that is…): Gordon’s Wine Bar

    ‘Tis one of my few published photos as well… http://sch.mp/0fEd2

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    Binners made me talk to stange drunktificated Northern Ladies and I was very frightened. 😥


    Smithfield’s Market, Geoff? Next to where we had a pint, member:

    Fox and Anchor. Lovely pub, and they serve real ale in metal tankards! 🙂

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    Smithfield’s Market, Geoff? Next to where we had a pint, member:

    Indeed, we should do it again.

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    Binners – will I fit in that microbrewery or is dead tiny?

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    I know I’m late, but I was off enjoying myself yesterday..
    Funny enough right here… My local, The Flower Pots, Cheriton a Micro Brewery of destinction.

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    Some great Manchester boozers on here!

    The Marble Arch

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    Los Caracoles, Barcelona.

    You walk through here

    To get into here

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    Derek you’ll be fine. Its like the Tardis. And Fred, I could bring the northern drunken ladies over next week if you like.

    Anyroadup… back on topic. Manchester fish market, derelict in the 70’s

    The facade restored to its original glory

    across the road from the architecturally uninspiring, but utterly fab:

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    There does seem to be a lack of architecture with the theme of food and drink here – just buildings where food and drink are consumed; so I give you…

    Asahi Beer Hall, Tokyo – “the golden turd” as it is known is supposed to resemble the head on a glass of beer (apparently).

    Rob does not appreciate this architecture!

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    Robs right I guess, but all pubs look great after a pint yeah??

    Alrighty I’ll play nicely, The Gellert, Budapest (in Pest actually) it has some of the most sensational Spring Baths below it, full on Hungarian horsepitality.. Don’t look bad from the outside neithers.

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