Wembley Weekend favourite pubs

Started by: pisolivadi (1812) 

..Can feel a fair bit of exitement brewing for next weekend.

What are your fave wembley weekend pubs, then lads and lassies?

Started: 19th Aug 2011 at 13:40

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

I bet the excitment in wigan is tremendous

Well done to the warriors for making the people of wigan proud

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 13:50

Posted by: peter g (3111) 

I used to like the Greyhound before the game good atmos between opposing fans while watching the coaches drive in,Think i might try it again this time.

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 13:54

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

Used to enjoy the Prince of Teck & Kings Head in Earls Court – full of benches, wenches, atmosphere & music but called this year on a visit and what let down! – new polished floors, updated furniture and not a plastic Kangaroo in sight!

could nevr beat the Cock Tavern Sunday morning/afternoon with Colin the lanlord squeezing everyone in and various assortment of underwear thrown on the light fittings

happy days!

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 17:02

Posted by: fireplace6899 (inactive)

Try the Torch at the top of Wembley Way.

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 18:12

Posted by: fossil (7481)

Why will it be dark fp

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 18:32

Posted by: fireplace6899 (inactive)

It will be after Leeds stuff Wigan.

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 19:48

Posted by: farrie50 (1710) 

agree wholeheartedly wigvet ,remember the Fusilier at Sudbury pre match and the bar at the Penta/Forummind you if i had to drink now what we drank then it would kill me no doubt

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 19:50

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

fireplace6899 (5719)

It will be after Leeds stuff Wigan.

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 19:48

Let's wait and see flirter,or stick to mamby pamby,no doubt we will see a lot of your drivel over the coming months,along with your side-kick

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 22:51

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

Its the Dolphin pub for me. Opposite Kings Cross/St Pancras station through an alleyway and your there. Ive been going in there 20 odd years and on a Wembley rugby weekend Sunday its always heaving with Wiganers. Some decent acoustic music is always on the menu. All off the cuff mind you I can't think of the guys name who plays mandolin and guitar there Sunday dinner but, he gets em in Good un he is. He is a Wigan lad More often than not a banjo player turns up and joins in. Dont know his name either but Ive heard Mumford and Son are after recruiting him if he can stay sober

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 23:02

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

St James tavern, Sunday dinner time, or Summersales coffee house near Euston. St Joseph's catholic club near the stadium is good before the match, and it's not a rip off.

Replied: 19th Aug 2011 at 23:31

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

Tuddy. Ive been on a few rugby trips/ away games etc with your good self! No names, no pack drill Im a good friend of Carpet and Glenn and UTT.

Replied: 20th Aug 2011 at 00:25

Posted by: upthetims (6586)

Tuddy,tell him to piss off,the owd Park rd faced snuffy get

Replied: 20th Aug 2011 at 00:31

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

UTT. Boil half your head Leave the other half for Brawn

Replied: 20th Aug 2011 at 00:37

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 

Tuddy , think you mean Somerstown Coffee House, eh-- not far from the Cock Tavern-- was good pub but I think its been shut for while now, more's the pity. Used to be The Victoria(?) in the same street but that went the same way.

I've not been down that London for a few months but I'm told there's a new bar, selling decent ale right outside Euston where the monuments are nxt to the road,''The Euston Tap.''

Granada, Think I saw you in the Dolphin last year . Hope I'll be in there meself at some point pal.
Plan B should be theere too, suppin' foot-wash..

Another good 'un , near the Dolphin called The Boot

Replied: 20th Aug 2011 at 09:50
Last edited by pisolivadi: 20th Aug 2011 at 11:12:45

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

You might be right pisolivadi, it was a couple of streets away from Euston, landlord was an Irish man, locked us in one year when we went down on Thursday, to get an early start.

Replied: 20th Aug 2011 at 18:16
Last edited by tuddy: 20th Aug 2011 at 21:31:46

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

1934 grandada, were you with us the year that Glen intoduced them two American air force officers to draught Guinness?

Replied: 20th Aug 2011 at 18:25

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

I certainly was Tuddy 1984 Norfolk Towers Hotel in Paddington.
I remember one of them going to the bar and saying to the barmaid "I'll have a pint of them there bitters" in an American accent of course. We had a good crew that year Ronnie and Alan Dootson, Tez, Donny, Carpet, Alan Wright,Andy from Bradford, UTT etc. If I recall rightly I think Wrighty got bitten all over by the fleas in his bedroom.

Replied: 21st Aug 2011 at 13:34

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

Yeh, the two American lads were called Butch and Ollie, they looked more like Stan and Ollie when they'd finished drinking with Glen.

Still have'nt figured out who you are.

Replied: 21st Aug 2011 at 19:30

Posted by: broady (18280) 

We used to catch the tube early and go to past Wembley and get off at either Kingsbury or Queensbury (can't remember which) and go in the Green Man. On the way back we weren't fighting against the crowds.

Replied: 21st Aug 2011 at 20:46

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

Click on my profile Tuddy. I know you know me very well! To quote Roger Mcguinn "I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now"

Replied: 21st Aug 2011 at 23:12

Posted by: upthetims (6586)

Broady,think that would be Queensbury,Prince of Wales is the pub outside Kingsbury,used to frequent the Prince when Wigan were down there and also M.U.F.C.Lot easier than coming from central London and only a couple of minutes away from Wembers

Replied: 22nd Aug 2011 at 02:04

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 

UTT why don't ya forget that diet this weekend and get down the Smoke with us?

Its an anniversary of sorts.....20 years after you were more than diplomatic with the infamous Forest fan at the Dolphin and them Warrington idiots were less than friendly to you at Baker St tube opposite The Globe.
When was that , 90 or 91?

Any way, Glenn and Granada said they'd stand your ale if you're pink lint.

Replied: 22nd Aug 2011 at 16:00
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Posted by: tuddy (1204)

1934grandada, are you an ex Saint John Fisher lad who went on to become a big star with Sringfield amateur rugby league club, along with other household names like: Glen Sweeny, Graham Moss and France Farrell?

Replied: 22nd Aug 2011 at 21:29

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

Tuddy. Your bob on with that post apart from the St John Fisher bit.Actually I attended Gidlow Uni

Replied: 23rd Aug 2011 at 00:10

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

Mr T,?

Replied: 23rd Aug 2011 at 22:19

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

France Farrell's favourite record on the jukebox in the Nuway cafe in Station Rd was that well known Kinks hit WOWA

Replied: 23rd Aug 2011 at 23:17

Posted by: upthetims (6586)

Pisolivadi,couldn't get there this weekend,with our Anne in Alexandra Court.She is still not walking yet,and I am in bits at the moment.Was in the Berkeley on Monday neet,thought you may have been in.Don't encourage granada to start drinking at 11 a.m,as he has turned over a new leaf,no ale before 6 p.m

NO JACK PALANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Replied: 23rd Aug 2011 at 23:54

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

Tuddy – St. James Tavern Sunday dinner!
Happy memories with the ‘Ball & Boot’ boys in the 70s/80s there on our annual trip to Wembley irrespective of who was playing in the final – great sing a long but in those days we were thrown out on the street at 3pm, last orders!
And then in later years we ‘discovered’ the Cock Tavern in Euston – nothing fancy but always incredible packed for the Sunday disco from very early doors
Remember a gang of us knocking on the locked door at 10.30am one wet Sunday morning and the landlord Colin opening the door slightly and abruptly saying ‘you can’t come in’!
Mate said ‘why, are you not open yet?’
Colin, opened the door a bit wider and exclaimed, ‘No.....I’m full’ -and it was, the place was absolutely bouncing from ‘early doors’
Then big Malc Dainty strolled out of the pub, a bit worse for wear, took a puff on his fag and exclaimed.....’’there’s room for three more’’ - Happy Days!

Replied: 24th Aug 2011 at 08:12

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 

Hope Anne makes a swift recovery and is back home soon, pal. Sorry to hear about her fall. Keep your pecker up!

Replied: 24th Aug 2011 at 11:28

Posted by: farrie50 (1710) 

wigvet was the Cock tavern the birthplace of the thong ? not a good idea to wear sturdy underwear

Replied: 24th Aug 2011 at 19:54

Posted by: 1934granada (inactive)

Posted by: tuddy (250)
"Mr T,"?
Spot on Tuddy. How did you suss me out

Granada is chomping at the bit here Tuddy. Im off with Glenn in the morning for our annual "kidney and liver basher" in the capital! We have a spare bed available if you fancy coming down on the Saturday. Im serious. It was the same price for a single or twin room so I booked Pisolivadi in a twin room. Hence the spare bed. Im going to be a friend of the stars tomorrow! I kid you not! We are meeting a friend of mine from Hertford whom I met on holiday. His dad was in the same band as Rod Stewart. But Rod the mod was launched out of the band as Joe Meek the producer did not like him. The rest is history. Then we are all heading to Chiswick at the invitation of a former Wigan legend (SE) for a few scoops

Replied: 24th Aug 2011 at 22:31

Posted by: peter g (3111) 

There was a sign in the pub window in the Torch it said "A pie, a pint and a woman for £1.25" My mate went in and asked whos pies they were

Replied: 25th Aug 2011 at 15:51

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

wigvet, It was the 80s when I used to go to St James's,must have been in there the same time as yourself. At closing time we went on to the coffee house at Euston for a few pints then train back to Wigan and a night round the town centre. Good job it was always bank holiday on the Monday!

Replied: 25th Aug 2011 at 19:30

Posted by: tuddy (1204)

grandada,- Elementary dear boy elementary. Thanks for the invite but I've made arrangements for Saturday. So your mixing with the rich and famous now eh? Will you be taking Rod to the Hen Hole? I think the last time I saw you was when you and Glen hitched a ride back to Wigan on our coach the day after the 2004 final in Cardiff, did'nt you spend the Saturday night playing bingo in the steel workers social club in Ponticockileeky or somewhere?

Replied: 25th Aug 2011 at 19:49
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