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Northbourne66

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #175 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 05:17:17 PM »
To be fair even in the 80s when the bars round west newcastle were full every night there wasnt a lot of trouble

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #176 on: Tuesday 14 February 2017, 05:19:45 PM »
Chippys and other takeaways on the other hand.
Last buses back from town as well

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #177 on: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12:20:21 AM »
The Garricks Head in Shields, worked on the door there for 3 months. The only bar where I have genuinely wondered if I would make it home in one piece. The Blyth and Tyne in Blyth comes close.

Every time I pass, no matter what time of day, no matter what day of the week, the Garrick's Head has an 80's disco light show/karaoke stage thing up. Even when closed.
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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #178 on: Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12:40:54 AM »
To be fair even in the 80s when the bars round west newcastle were full every night there wasnt a lot of trouble
Which bars were these that were full through the week ?
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Northbourne66

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #179 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 09:08:47 PM »
Runnymede always had a good turnout during the week mid to late 80s, be an exaggeration to say you couldnt get moved but still plenty bums on seats.

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #180 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 09:10:45 PM »
Rough bars in town are the best bars. Every Xmas Eve a good group of us do a bar crawl round town in the Garter, Beehive, Pumphreys etc. It's superb, the idiots are always in fine firm.

:thup: Clock, Rose & Crown, Butler's.
Think I was in the Clock when I was in Newcastle. Had to close early one night because someone had punched the light in the bathroom out [emoji38] Didn't think it was that rough other than that though
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Northbourne66

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #181 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 09:16:26 PM »
Pub trade died on its arse hence there all gone or turned into indian restaurants.
Bangala, whindyke, hall, ord arms rough as badgers but well used.
Runnymede was well done out bar and quite a few normal people would pop in
In later years people avoided it and no one wanted to run it and the two big incidents caused its closure and demolition

Northbourne66

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« Reply #182 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 09:18:51 PM »
The only thing rough about the clock was the beer

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« Reply #183 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 09:21:44 PM »
The garter is very popular nowadays with the older lads as is the beehive
Very cheap.
Black garter back in the day had to queue to get in fridays saturday nights

Northbourne66

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #184 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 09:44:13 PM »
All the bars mentioned had a few things in common
They wernt boring
Loose women
s*** beer
Very difficult to get barred from

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #185 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 10:38:53 PM »
Why do we think the pub trade has died?

Supermarket off-licences is my guess?

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #186 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 10:55:05 PM »
Why do we think the pub trade has died?

Supermarket off-licences is my guess?

Loads of reasons - cheap supermarket booze, crackdown on drink driving, smoking ban, price increases, people being more health/weight conscious, or at least trying to.
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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #187 on: Monday 27 February 2017, 10:55:56 PM »
Coffee shops have replaced pubs.

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #188 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:19:28 AM »
Why do we think the pub trade has died?

Supermarket off-licences is my guess?

8 cans for the price of 2 or 3 pints.

I rarely drink in the house. A few of my old drinking mates do most their drinking in the house. You can sort of see why when outgoings grow with mortgages / kids etc. Young uns drink in the house then go out to toon at 10pm so just need a top up. keeps it cheap.

Northbourne66

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« Reply #189 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:27:48 AM »
Beer runs to france got people into drinking in house, box of stubby bottles for £6.
No new blood replacing the old ones. Too busy watching x factor round mates houses on a saturday. Building sites going dry, one time very common to have a dinner time pint when at work

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #190 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:30:22 AM »
The Garricks Head in Shields, worked on the door there for 3 months. The only bar where I have genuinely wondered if I would make it home in one piece. The Blyth and Tyne in Blyth comes close.

Can't stand The Garricks. Absolute shithole.

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #191 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:33:19 AM »
I love a rough bar, this entire thread is like a list of places I want to go.

:lol: At whoever said the Black Garter and Jacksons are rough. Both excellent places.

I've drank in some shitholes in Newcastle but don't recall ever feeling unsafe anywhere. Remember my sister kicking off because I said I was somewhere in North Shields (the Mariners? Little place) which she said was ridiculously rough but we were just sitting watching Pointless with the regulars. :lol:

I often get in The Mariners. Funnily, rarely see any bother in there. Its pretty much open 24/7 so is often ok for a late one at weekends. Went in a month or two ago for a swift one while waiting for my curry from two doors up....I came out at 4am, steaming.

Northbourne66

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #192 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:37:03 AM »
Extending bar opening hours in town. Youngins get warmed up before they go out. Completly bypassing local pubs.
Was unheard of to go out at ten.
When i started drinking pubs shut at three in afternoon which was a proper pain
Only legal place to get a pint was the Pils club in jesmond

Northbourne66

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #193 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:48:39 AM »
Thats the pilgrims club now an italian eatery.
Great on match days
Lockins were more common in the east end and north shields.only good thing about three o clock shutting was if you went for a beer after work the bar wasnt full of pissheads whod been there all day

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #194 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:36:56 AM »
Why do we think the pub trade has died?

Supermarket off-licences is my guess?

If anyone's interested, this is a really great article about the pressures facing many pubs: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/13/the-death-and-life-of-a-great-british-pub
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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #195 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 10:42:00 AM »
Why do we think the pub trade has died?

Supermarket off-licences is my guess?

Think that is part of the reason, but people have so many alternatives to do things now.  Internet, Games Console, Netflix etc, than to go to the pub.

Think it was more common place back in the day to drink for the sake of doing something and it was only way of getting together with friends etc.  Also the consumption of alcohol per person has been falling for a long while, look at how a 1/4 of 18-25 are now teetotallers.

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #196 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:33:15 AM »
i'd imagine £5 a pint can't be helping like
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« Reply #197 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:38:55 AM »
i'd imagine £5 a pint can't be helping like

What? I pay an average of £2.20 for a pint.

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Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #198 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 11:50:12 AM »
Aye, you'd be doing well to pay £5 in town for a hard to get craft.

Re: Roughest five bars you've been in on Tyneside
« Reply #199 on: Tuesday 28 February 2017, 12:01:23 PM »
don't get out that much these days but in non-weatherspoons places always seems to be £4-5 a pint of anything tbh
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Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

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