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#201

The other thing I would say about Southampton is that I am generally finding it a lot friendlier. True, I avoid where most of the younger kids are at, but even in my local near the Flower Roads, apart from that one time where someone threatened to deck me, is friendlier :lou_surprised:

It very much used to be an introduction culture down South, and while I think that still exists to an extent, it’s getting better down there for randomly turning up in a bar and having a laugh.


#202

Not having lived in the city for 40 years I don’t really know the place , so was interested in Ants pub list . We have Brewhouse & Kitchen down here in Poole & there’s a decent one in Dorchester . Doesnt surprise me that real ale places are springing up all over the city because it’s happening everywhere . Us old farts are finally trendy . We move between The Spitfire & Alex but will try a few on this thread , as I’m not that keen on either .


#203

What the fuck, we have this…

Close this thread please!


#204

We’re not trendy.

We can afford the going rate.

There’s a difference.


#205

The glorious Swaythling fag butt. That’s the best view of it too.


#206

Has he had hair transplant surgery then?


#207

I have got to throw in the fact that the Stable, Rockhouse and a good smattering of others have a very decent selection of ciders on offer for us “other” old farts, which personally helps me to detract attention from my lifelong obsession with lager. As with the real ale places mentioned, these ciders change regularly, include many from small independents and are a credit to the city.


#208

Hmmm… maybe I’m missing the point, but I thought Barry was really suggesting that there’s not much in Southampton that makes it a ‘go to’ city for tourists and people from other cities – I doubt many regular folk, when booking a holiday in the UK, think about how many nice ale pubs there are in the city (although I probably would!).

You can do a decent pub crawl pretty much anywhere in the UK… even for ale!

I think some people here are in danger of getting a bit defensive over their home town and not looking at the fact that there isn’t really much attraction to Southampton – I thought that was Barry’s point.


#209

** ** Even when you come from the Waterside there is not much attraction to go into Southampton apart from

The Football

Necessary Clothes shopping

Somebody’s Stag do about 30 years ago

A pig party which happened whenever we did go to town

The odd court appearence.

and that is about it.


#210

Yeah, but that’s a criticism that can be made of most cities. How many really good ones do we have? How much do they hold back cities like Southampton, especially with the relative ease of travel? People think nowt of travelling to London for theatre, going to Liverpool for a stag night. That’s money not going to Southampton and places like it.

Don’t get me wrong. I do think that Southampton has been spectacularly poorly served for entertainment in years past, and as someone that also now lives in Liverpool, I’m someone that knows how good it could be. The place needs investment, inspiration and to start making proper use of untapped assets.


#211

That is exactly my point, why go there when other places are better? Pap wants to turn it into a you can have fun anywhere scenario which is a fir point but not for tourists or people wanting to come into the City. And a pub crawl of real proper old pubs is difficult in town as the City Centre doesn’t really have a roadof boozers, its spread out.

Pap you’re saying what I am saying, the cruise money has been spunked and questions shuld be asked, I love Southampton I genuinely do but it is shite, its my shite though and I won’t let outsiders take the piss, what is there?


#212

Brighton, Plymouth, Oxford, York, Bath, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury, Chester are places I have done pub crawls and I could name a few more and they are the same size or smaller and are far far better for the ale. Ask the council what is beng done to keep the people who get off the ships to stay and spend their money other than going to Central and getting the first train to Waterloo or a Cross Country or what is being done to get people into the City?

Putting an ikea in the centre of a City says an awful lot of what Southampton planners think of prime land.


#213

Now that it looks like the Hythe ferry may go out of business my planned Southampton pub crawl based on ant’s suggestions next time I’m back in the waterside will probably have to be put on hold… .

:lou_sad:


#214

Plymouth??? Are you fucking kidding me?


#215

No way, really? Sad times if true.


#216

Union Street, what do we have?


#217

I grant you its not what it was but Plymouth is a good place to go on the piss.


#218

Originally posted by @Barry-Sanchez

Originally posted by @Chertsey-Saint

Originally posted by @Barry-Sanchez

Originally posted by @pap

Yeah, but that’s a criticism that can be made of most cities. How many really good ones do we have? How much do they hold back cities like Southampton, especially with the relative ease of travel? People think nowt of travelling to London for theatre, going to Liverpool for a stag night. That’s money not going to Southampton and places like it.

Don’t get me wrong. I do think that Southampton has been spectacularly poorly served for entertainment in years past, and as someone that also now lives in Liverpool, I’m someone that knows how good it could be. The place needs investment, inspiration and to start making proper use of untapped assets.

Brighton, Plymouth, Oxford, York, Bath, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury, Chester are places I have done pub crawls and I could name a few more and they are the same size or smaller and are far far better for the ale. Ask the council what is beng done to keep the people who get off the ships to stay and spend their money other than going to Central and getting the first train to Waterloo or a Cross Country or what is being done to get people into the City?

Putting an ikea in the centre of a City says an awful lot of what Southampton planners think of prime land.

Plymouth??? Are you fucking kidding me?

Union Street, what do we have?

So what you want is somewhere for you to go to either be beaten up by Janners or by Marines. Two Trees, Jesters (one of my best mates was stabbed in there in 2006), Union Rooms, proper nice bars them…

If this is what you class as a good place then I think this whole thread is null and void.


#219

There is a bit of colour there, always had a blast myself, ah well.


#220

A bit. Fucking hell Barry.