|Posted on Friday, 27 July, 2007 - 12:52 pm: |
Only just beyond SE23 - has anyone tried our latest gastropub, formerly The Two Brewers?
|Posted on Friday, 27 July, 2007 - 02:05 pm: |
Went there last night. The bar area appeared rather pleasant to sit and have a drink but we went in the garden, which is large and entirely decked with the heated umbrellas (ella, ella, ella), same old same old. The menu was very limited probably because there's a half price offer at the moment. I had a rib-eye steak which was very edible. On the wine list, from memory, Pinot £15 a bottle and Rioja £17, there were some slightly cheaper choices and some a bit more expensive. I didn't indulge for fear of the unknown! I couldn't quite get the ambience because of the mix of people, and it was very smokey from the grillade or whatever it was. It lacked something, I know not what! Possibly a bit too large and busy? There was a baby crying which I could have done without at 9pm at night, and some other families with young children were present but they left around that time. It was a good job we'd booked as it was heaving although I suspect some of that was due to the half price offer. Apart from the negatives, it was OK and probably worth a visit.
|Posted on Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 02:05 pm: |
Went there on saturday luncthime and I was quite prepared to be impressed. The starters were very nice. Unfortunately my partner and I both had the same main course which was a whole plaice. Apart from the slightly irritating descriptions which are par for the course these days eg Pan-fried with hand cut chips etc it was very badly cooked. Mushy. Not cooked at a high enough temperature. Next time, I will perhaps try the washing-machine fried plaice with the ear cut chips, it may be better.
|Posted on Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 02:25 pm: |
Hi Dot Com
Yes I hate outside heaters. In our current environment what could be worse than heating the outside.
If they are cold put more clothes on or sit inside. Surely not rocket science
|Posted on Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 04:46 pm: |
Annie, please take note, there is already a pub reviewing site here.
|Posted on Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 04:49 pm: |
I checked out this place on its opening weekend. After picking my jaw up off the floor after initially being asked for ID, I ordered a pint with my lady friend and and sat in the very pleasant outdoor garden area.
Unfortunatley we did not stay for long, as the ambience was ruined by the scourge of these new family friendly pubs........ unsupervised children!
Is it too much to ask for parents to properly control thier offspring?
One little so and so deemed it amusing to launch his toy car against every table and every person in sight, whilst shouting at the top of his voice.
I must admit, I felt like launching him across the road at one point but didnt want to spill my pint.
I am certainly not anti-children but I am becoming increasingly irritated by parents who cant seem to be bothered to control them in what is essentially an adult environment.
|Posted on Monday, 30 July, 2007 - 05:34 pm: |
Simon, please note, there is already a pub thread on this site, the troublesome Toffee Jim posted his views a couple of weeks ago.
|Posted on Tuesday, 31 July, 2007 - 03:30 pm: |
So sorry, I didn't realise I couldn't start a thread. I only wanted to know if anyone had been to this particular pub and did not want to scroll through the many comments about all of the other pubs elsewhere.
|Posted on Tuesday, 31 July, 2007 - 03:52 pm: |
On behalf of the Bagster apology accepted. But let it be a lesson to all! He will strike you down with a furious wrath...
|Posted on Wednesday, 01 August, 2007 - 08:37 am: |
Baggy - are you trying to monopolise ALL discussion of pubs on the "Baggy's rant against modern drinking establishments" thread?
|Posted on Wednesday, 01 August, 2007 - 10:20 am: |
'Annie, please take note, there is already a pub reviewing site here.'
Baggy, with all due respect, in your opinion, Annie can't start a thread about the Perry Hill, but you can start a thread 'Another Pub Bites the Dust?'
'.. there is already a pub reviewing site here.'
It's a thread, not a 'site'. Surely anyone is entitled to start a thread.
|Posted on Wednesday, 01 August, 2007 - 03:03 pm: |
I think you are all forgetting that if rules are not adhereed to, then things quickly fall apart. Commandant Bagwurst is only trying to make things easier and enjoyable for all (smile!). Please do not question! Have a nice day!
|Posted on Wednesday, 01 August, 2007 - 04:47 pm: |
Sergeant (Baggy) Schultz more like
I take your point (particularly if that is how the rules are enforced) but the point is that the other thread is "Baggydave's guide ..." so although others are contributing to that discussion, I would expect others should start new threads for specific reviews.
Coming back to the topic at hand, I need to try this place out with my family (my daughter is very well behaved and we shared a lovely drink together in the Forresters on Sunday) but always good to see new places opening and to give them a chance.
|Posted on Wednesday, 01 August, 2007 - 10:13 pm: |
Calm down my children, Annie of course is new to the site so did not appreciate all the marvellous things that I have done for the community, but if the rest of you had been a little more alert you will have seen that Toffee Jim posted on the said BD thread about the two Brewers a number of weeks ago. This should have set off a host of postings. Annie is of course quite apologetic about her mistake, I do understand as I am a most forgiving entity./higher being.
BD is off to check out the pubs in Eynesford this Sunday. He is making careful preparations by getting hold of a lumberjack shirt, knocking out a few teeth, marrying his sister and learning how to play banjo. The extra thumb was taking things a little too far.