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timbo


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Post: #1
12-05-2014 04:10 PM

Does anybody know if any pubs in FH are showing World Cup games? The only one I know of is the Bricklayers but are there any others nearer the centre of FH?

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john-f


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Post: #2
12-05-2014 10:54 PM

Does anybody know any decent pubs that are definitely NOT showing the world cup

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timbo


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #3
13-05-2014 10:29 AM

Here you go (as far as I know);

The Railway Telegraph
The Dartmouth Arms
The Hob
The Bird In Hand
Sylvian Post
The Hill
All in One

Happy to help.

I think I've answered my own question there, haven't I?

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robbrockley


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Post: #4
13-05-2014 09:34 PM

All those to be avoided then. Wouldn't dream of going in a pub with a TV or showing football.

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FH78


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Post: #5
14-05-2014 08:26 AM

I think Timbo was naming the pubs not showing the football, so don't worry Rob, you can carry on as normal.

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timbo


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Post: #6
14-05-2014 09:23 AM

Thanks FH78. I should have made myself clearer.

It looks like I'll have to go further afield but there must be some in Forest Hill who would like to watch some of the World Cup. Given the size of the global audience some must live in FH.

Will any SE23ers be watching any of the World Cup? Please reply a simple 'yes' or 'no'. If there are sufficient 'yes' replies I'll apply for Dartmouth Road to be closed for three weeks and large TV screens erected. And I'll distribute free 'I Love FH' vuvuzelas to all residents. Any other suggestions out there?

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MightyMouse


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Post: #7
14-05-2014 10:34 AM

timbo, I have the unalloyed pleasure of working for one of the sponsors. We already have a huge stuffed cuddly mascot in the foyer, and are currently running an internal suggestion scheme about things to do to "celebrate". Three weeks of dress-down wearing your nation's colours, Brazilian food in the canteen, and national-themed cake baking are just a few of the suggestions so far... and then there's showing the 5pm matches on site too, of course.

You're welcome to my job for the duration, if you'd like?

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ForestHillier


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Post: #8
14-05-2014 10:44 AM

Well you either love it or hate it, and I love it, yet after watching a few games, fully expect that I will be bored

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AndrewV


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Joined: May 2014
Post: #9
14-05-2014 11:34 AM

i heard the matches will finish quite late.what was the ruling about late licences?

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marshall2k


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Joined: Jan 2014
Post: #10
14-05-2014 12:30 PM

Yes! Thumbsup

I would watch in town after work but late kick-offs don't fit that so well so I am also looking for an SE23 place to watch.

Pubs can stay open until 0100 if England game kicks off later than 2000 (source).

This post was last modified: 14-05-2014 12:30 PM by marshall2k.

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Cheeky


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Post: #11
14-05-2014 01:07 PM

Up Honor Oak way there's a few places. I'm not 100% sure about all world cup games but Donde and HOP Scotch I know play the football regularly, not sure about late licences though. The General Napier will no doubt be playing it also.

There's always the Chandos Scared

Pubs not showing the world cup are missing a trick if you ask me

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timbo


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #12
14-05-2014 02:51 PM

The General Napier is a good idea. I think I'll pop in to check.

Thanks for the job offer MM but I think I'll pass. All sounds a bit much to me but good luck.

Foresthillier, It can get boring if you watch every game so I'll be selective. I heard that when Peter Ried was a pundit for the BBC in 2006 and was on his second or third game of the day, the commentator said something like "Well, Peter, this World Cup really has turned out to be as spectacular as predicted and we are lucky to be here to see so many fantastic games". Peter Ried replied, "To be honest I think you can have too much sometimes". *silence*.

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hopscotch cafe bar


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Post: #13
14-05-2014 07:26 PM

we will also be showing the world cup ...and have a late license for the 1st match ! we have a large wall mounted flat screen too,

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SeanThomas


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Joined: Apr 2012
Post: #14
14-05-2014 09:58 PM

Pubs that normally show sport in FH:

- All in one has several TVs and is good for sport.
- Blythe Hill Tavern is my favourite for football but it's pretty cosy
- Prince of Wales and Perry Hill both nearer Sydenham show football too. The former is small but busy, the latter larger.
- Bird in the hand opposite a Sylvan Post shows it too but always looked a bit rough.

There are a few pubs towards Sydenham that do too. Not sure if any of them will extend their hours for the late games though...?

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ForestHillier


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Post: #15
15-05-2014 02:27 PM

Foresthillier, It can get boring if you watch every game so I'll be selective. I heard that when Peter Ried was a pundit for the BBC in 2006 and was on his second or third game of the day, the commentator said something like "Well, Peter, this World Cup really has turned out to be as spectacular as predicted and we are lucky to be here to see so many fantastic games". Peter Ried replied, "To be honest I think you can have too much sometimes". *silence*.

Very true - just in case you were not aware, the England v Italy on Saturday 14th June kicks off at 23.00

I do recall sitting up watching the England v Portugal in 1986 world cup, that kicked off at 23.30

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manor mountie


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Post: #16
15-05-2014 06:57 PM

If I remember correctly most pubs in forest hill showed the football at the last world cup, even the Dartmouth arms had a telly in for the duration, would expect the hob the capitol the bird and the foresters all to be showing football during normal opening hours.

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hillwalker


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #17
15-06-2014 09:18 PM

So, did anyone head to the pub to watch the England game? Was thinking of going for the Thursday game but not sure where to go.

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SeanThomas


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Post: #18
16-06-2014 02:04 PM

I went to the Blythe Hill Tavern.

Was very good, not so busy that you couldn't get served but not quiet enough that there was no atmosphere. Volume was up loud and ended up chatting to the guys all around me. It's usually the sign of a good atmosphere I think when the party you're with end up spending half the time talking to random strangers at the bar instead!

Love the pub anyhow but will try and catch more games in there for sure...

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