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brian


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Post: #1
27-03-2009 04:42 PM

Interested in The Railway Telegraph being under new management. Used to be a fine Ale Pub in 70's and in the really bad fizz era the RT was a shining beacon of Hope.
Are the serving Bishop's Finger?

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steveb


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Post: #2
28-03-2009 01:30 PM

Quote:
Are the serving Bishop's Finger?


Last time I was there, only available in bottles.

But the Spitfire is (probably) the best pint of ale in SE23.Thumbup

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brian


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28-03-2009 02:39 PM

Used to stock a great Swiss Strong Ale called something like
Samiklaus Ale. Think about 7% .

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Pam


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30-03-2009 07:58 PM

wE TAKE OVER ON tHURSDAY 9TH APRIL. Shepherd Neame is the country's oldest brewer & we are proud to stock their beers. There's Spitfire, Bishop's Finger & Orangeboom + Holsten - hope to see you. Pam

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Pam


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30-03-2009 07:59 PM

Hi,

As I haven't taken over yet (not till April 9th) I am unsure whether the beer is in bottles or not. However, we shall be stocking all the popular Shepherd Neame beers - hope to see you soon. Pam

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nevermodern


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Post: #6
30-03-2009 08:02 PM

Congratulations, Pam Smile Have you got any particular plans for the place?

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Pam


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30-03-2009 08:15 PM

Hi everyone,

The Railway Telegraph is on the main South Circular in between Forst Hill & Brockley Rise. My son & I will be taking over the pub just before Easter on Thursday 9th April. I want to see the pub involved in community projects as well as catering for a multicultural society.

On the 9th (Maundy Thursday) we will have a DJ in the evening playing Old Skool & Reggae.

On Good Friday there will be free hot cross buns or W.I. bun & cheee during the day as well as Fish for sale from traditional fish & chips to Caribbean style fish. In the evening we have a great DJ called Toxic who will be playing Club Classics. We have a late licence to 2am.

On Easter Saturday, food will be on sale during the day & in the evening it's Party Night with guest DJ's playing a wide mixture of music. Late licence to 2am.

On Easter Sunday as well as food on the menu we have a brilliant Live duo called The Alan Weekes Duo. They will be playing Jazz, Ska & Reggae. Alan has recently been appearing in the hit West End musical 'The Harder they come' & has toured the world with artists such as Janey Kay & Aswad.

In the evening we have DJ Trevor going back in time playing the sounds of Motown.

On Easter Monday curry will be on the menu & there will be an Easter Quiz in the afternoon & finally to finish off the holiday DJ Sylvin will play Old Skool, Reggae, R'n'B in the evening.

We have a lovely large garden & children & families are welcome. We also have a function room for hire. Community events are especially welcome & the function room is available for meeting during the day.

We will be having Karaoke in the near future & I would like to have regular Jam sessions and Comedy nights. The pub already has a pool team & darts team, but we are looking for members, just come in & sign up. We would also like to introduce a Football Team in the near future. Pam

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mandy_playbox


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Post: #8
30-03-2009 08:32 PM

Are you doing any particular style of Caribbean cooking? I'd be particularly interested in trying out some Trinidadian style food. I have tasted accras (sp?) and they were amazing. I've also heard good things about doubles but have never tasted one.

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mandy_playbox


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30-03-2009 08:34 PM

Oh... I am assuming Reggae = Jamaican. Never mind. I might still try it out though.

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lottie


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Post: #10
30-03-2009 08:38 PM

Good luck with the opening Pam will try and pop down for a drink over Easter, you certainly have a lot organised. Any chance of decent selection of Vegetarian dishes?

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Pam


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30-03-2009 08:52 PM

Well, I am almost a vegetarian myself! Not quite there yet though. Will be doing pasta dishes as well as omelettes, salads, as range of jacket potatoes. Pam

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Pam


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30-03-2009 08:58 PM

On Sunday's we will be offering the traditional Caribbean dish of chicken, rice & peas as well as curried mutton & rice. We have salt fish & beef patties as snacks. We will also have spicy fried chicken. Pam

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brian


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31-03-2009 08:42 AM

Yes Pam the very best of luck to you in your new venture.

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PVP


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Post: #14
31-03-2009 09:37 AM

Please tell me there will be a lager other than Oranjeboom!

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brian


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31-03-2009 09:47 AM

Also Pam are you allowed guest beers other than Sheps.

Sheps is acceptable but by no means the best. It would be good to have a guest alternative. I know most pubs are allowed by law to do this but not all.

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psyche9


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Post: #16
01-04-2009 07:00 AM

Hi Pam

That sounds really fantastic - good luck with the venture.

One thing I really like about this pub is the great garden. I am a smoker and garden-lover and very few places round this area have bothered to do anything for us. Indeed, some have even created non-smoking gardens (Brockley Jack) or assume that because we are smokers we won't care about where we sit. Railway Telegraph has a nice big outdoor area and some attractive plants - long may that continue.

Looking forward to Easter.

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Pam


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01-04-2009 11:18 AM

Thank you for your kind words - I think the smoking area & the garden are a real asset to the pub. Pam

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Simod_the_bod


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Post: #18
01-04-2009 03:12 PM

I went to the Railway Telegraph a few months ago and was shocked that they stopped showing live football.

Do you have any plans to re-introduce it?
There is a real lack of pubs that show football in SE23, specially this side of the tracks...

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doc


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Post: #19
01-04-2009 03:44 PM

Hopefully no plans to re-introduce live football or any TV whatsoever. Most people I know avoid such pubs.

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brian


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01-04-2009 03:45 PM

I do not mind if Pubs show top matches but have been in some when the big screen is showing some Minor League Game. I would rather the screen be blank.
People can always talk to each other, does not seem to as popular pastime as in the past.

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