Posts Tagged ‘A night out’

Gig review: Sex Pistols Experience

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Luther Blissett

“The security are there to protect you from us,” snarled singer Johnny Rotter. Yes 1977 made a welcome return to the Starlite Rooms on Friday night. Paul Stevens and Steve Niblettt, better known as Nitelite Promotions, punked up Estadio Edgar pairing legendary Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle actor Ed Tudor-Pole with the Sex Pistols Experience. […]

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A night out in…the Spread Eagle Cider Festival

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

The Spread Eagle has changed hands a few times since we were regulars, and it’s fair to say that it gets a far from positive rap these days. We had a few “why you going down there” comments when we decided to check out the Cider Festival. To be fair to the current owners they’ve […]

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A night out in … the Queen’s

Posted on March 26th, 2012 by Keith

Usually one of those city centre boozers you’d walk straight past on your way to the Imperial from the Spread (or else generally avoid), the Queen’s is a pub on the corner of East and Broad streets with an interesting history. Once three separate premises, it consisted of a greengrocers on the right (later a […]

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A night out in … the Grapes

Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Keith

The Grapes was once a pub that was a bit rough round the edges, always somewhere you went to because you couldn’t be bothered to walk as far as the Barrels. The locals were a bit on the unsavoury side and the drinks weren’t up to much (although they did serve the now-classic GL). That […]

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A night out in … the Nell Gwynne

Posted on March 9th, 2012 by Keith

If you’re looking for a pub that hasn’t changed in years (and frankly can’t be bothered to) then the Nell Gwynne is the place for you. There’s holes in the walls, the decor’s still smoke-stained and if you want a cider, well, it’s Strongbow or, err, some other synthetic Bulmers brand. The Saturday night we […]

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