|Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2005 - 09:25 am: |
Can anyone please advise recommendations or otherwise on the above.
I believe our West Brom man lives in Wood Vale
|Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2005 - 01:49 pm: |
Glad you recognise the desirability of the posh side of the tracks. Don't think the Webmaster likes us to make recommendations, but here's some general views. I am well impressed by the line-up of cars outside and inside, and the array of outbuildings they have. Parking an old banger outside the entrance at night to prevent break-ins is also a plus point. They've helped me twice, once advising me how to change my alternator belt - I had a couple of buds which being a beer snob I would not drink so that was ample payment. They also advised me on a clutch - they do not like doing this job but advised me of another geezer. So certainly very helpful.
Also a nice pub next door, but you have to bring your own beer. And if you die crossing the road a cemetary that has featured in a film (that's another thread, Mr Sloane)
|Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2005 - 03:41 pm: |
|Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2005 - 04:13 pm: |
Ohh and why you are waiting why not enjoy a pint at the Moor Park Tavern. The bar hasn't been open in recent years but the off-license can help out. And should you have one too many and get run over there is a convenient cemetery over the road (see previous thread, as featured in 'Entertaining Mr Sloane")
|Posted on Tuesday, 05 September, 2006 - 10:04 am: |
Now I've joined Ken's cycling legions, could BaggyDave inform me as to the exact location of the former MPT? I take it was near to the precinct of shops on Wood Vale?
|Posted on Tuesday, 05 September, 2006 - 10:31 am: |
We get our MOT and service done with them and they've always been pretty good.
|Posted on Tuesday, 05 September, 2006 - 12:21 pm: |
To the right of the garage, the large building that no longer seem to sell beer, similar to the post office to the left that no longer sells stamps. Behind all this, where the substation is, is the site of the former high level Crystal Palace line, running Eastwards to Brenchley gardens and to the West below Hornimans (now a nature trail).
Clearly a wonderful place to live.
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 09:44 am: |
I shall pause on tomorrow's cyce to light a candle for all the lost souls who are ever doomed to never sup a pint here ever again.
Where's the next alternative? Forest Hill Tavern?
|Posted on Wednesday, 06 September, 2006 - 12:47 pm: |
Pvp - I cycle along Wood Vale in the mornings so I'll keep an eye out for some weirdo with candles!
|Posted on Friday, 08 September, 2006 - 12:16 pm: |
I'm afraid that you have hit the nail on the head Pvp, the posh side are in deed missing a decent boozer. FHT being intimidating, and the Harvester, well being exactly that, although my pub thread did actually find someone who liked it.
But by all accounts the MPT was rather dreadful in its later days, although the new flats haven't weathered that well. And no doubt you will also be aware of that the area was used in the film set: www.imdb.com/title/tt0065700/
"When the crew needed dressing rooms they asked at Marmora Road which is opposite the cemetry where the house in the film is. Beryl Reid refused to "lower" herself to using an ordinary house as her dressing room and they had to get a caravan for her and park it in the street outside."
OK so its not SE23....
|Posted on Friday, 08 September, 2006 - 01:23 pm: |
I championed the Harvester...but purely for one of its ales. A great canadian beer by the name of Coors (not sold on tap anywhere else in SE23 unless someone can prove me wrong!), also has the biggest beer garden I have ever seen - about 20 tables - and you get unlimited access to a great salad bar with any main.
It is horrible inside though, smoke-filled and full of beleagured parents with 5 kids each.
|Posted on Friday, 08 September, 2006 - 02:31 pm: |
Very much off thread and extremely nitpicky (Dotcom take note). Coors is actually based in Illinois USA but they got taken over by Molson, a Canadian brewery, in 2005. Great beer? I used to drink it in the USA because it was the least unpleasant.
|Posted on Friday, 08 September, 2006 - 04:34 pm: |
Has anyone nocticed the double fronted building next to the garage entrance? Nice big space at the front, good evening sunshine. I think it should be considered for conversion to commercial usage, maybe even a bar. A period building like that could even make for a decent public house!
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 01:06 pm: |
Bring a deck chair and sit outside the off license, admiring the view. Range of beers now sold disappointing (the usual big brewers) but used to have an array of world beers. Dunno about Canadian or US beers though. Today's question "is that really a New York yellow cab?"
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 02:50 pm: |
Andy - I'm really confused. Coors in Illinois??? As a native Coloradian I was brought up believing Coors was brewed from Rocky Mountain springwater for the past 130 years. In fact there's still a brewery just outside Denver. And Coors Field where the Colorado Rockies play.
Have to say I still don't drink it though.
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 04:57 pm: |
Lots of good beer in Colorado - plenty of microbreweries so you wouldn't have to drink Coors in any case.
And we came across the most amazingly stocked off-licence - UK, European and North American. yet when one of us opened a can, they almost had a heart attack (no public drinking). Totally the opposite outside the Moore Park Offie
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 05:13 pm: |
Well well. Many reasons not to drink coors and many pubs in Brum to boycott
|Posted on Thursday, 14 September, 2006 - 01:32 pm: |
Wow! Many fingers in many, many pies! Thanks for the info Baggydave.
Mmmmm, microbreweries. Now that DOES take me back home...