Brockley Central Drinks this Friday

Mongol General: What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Last year, one of BC's resident antagonists, Hugh, placed a wager with us about The Talbot pub, Tyrwhitt Road:

"Ten quid says it doesn't re-open in 2009. Five quid says it doesn't re-open before 2011."

If you'd like to discover whether a gentelman's word is as good as his bond, come to The Talbot's opening night for Brockley Central drinks - this Friday, from 7pm.

Whatever happens, we're all winners.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bad luck Hugh,Dont think you will get many drinks for a tenner though.

Hugh said...

Who was I betting against? I'm waiting for Nick to post the reply to my proposed wager.

M said...

Take it like a man, Hugh. Nothing worse than a welcher.

Anonymous said...

I thought we were against betting on this website. Certainly illegal unlicenced betting such as this. Lets not condone criminal behaviour, this sort of thing should be kept in Portlands

Anonymous said...

I thought we were against betting on this website. Certainly illegal unlicenced betting such as this. Lets not condone criminal behaviour, this sort of thing should be kept in Portlands

Anonymous said...

"Who was I betting against?" What a ponce.

Anonymous said...

Is this £10 or £10,000 jeez

Hugh said...

Amused at the ponce rage. Haven't you ever seen a man in women's knickers?

Bobblekin said...

I tried to peek in through the door earlier to try to see if any beer pumbs are on display. They weren't, so the beers are to be a mystery until Friday..

Anonymous said...

I don't remember anyone being against illegal betting.
Legal betting, with the ugly shop fronts and undesirable members of society that it entails, obviously that's a BC no-no.

Tyrwhit Michael said...

Can't get home until 7.30pm hope I will be able to get in!

Remembering all those on here who promised to use the pub, it will no doubt be bursting at the seams.

Brockley Central upstairs or downstairs?

p94 said...

Strangely, this clashes with the Guardian's 'Comment is Free' bash in central London.

Are BC and CiF somehow related? I think we should be told.

Headhunter said...

It wasn't a problem with betting per se, it was the nasty, ugly, illuminated plastic shop front signs and the opaque windows that people objected to. That and the fact that before Portlands, there were already 3-4 other betting shops in the immediate area, so I think most people were wondering why we needed yet another rather than someone actually attempting to open another type of business and add variety to the local area... Anyway, hope to see you all Friday...

Anonymous said...

I'm against the idea of betting on the internet, as there are a lot of recovering gamblers on the internet and they might get a little bit offended.

I'll be along on Friday and I'll bring some organic mung hummous for Headhunter.

Headhunter said...

Errr, thanks, I think...

Aunty Kate said...

Have to say, to me Portlands shop front is much less ugly than Coral or Coombes

Headhunter said...

I agree, Portlands should be allowed to stay. If we have to absolutely have to have a betting shop, let it be Portlands. I'm hoping that Coral and Coombes go bust.

Anonymous said...

Even today that's a bit of a rarity,A bookies going broke.

sonofagun said...

The head barman is an Aussie,Apparently.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

His name is Andy and he was introduced to me by Felix as his Manager rather than head bar man.

Promotion already.

He sounded like an Aussie to me but he might be a Kiwi. I haven't heard him say "Fish and Chips" yet

Anonymous said...

that would make it an authentic london boozer then!

sonofagun said...

Yep, there will be Inflatable Kangaroos and Crocs next.

Outback Steve said...

Yeah but probably no decent sheilas, unfortunately...

Anonymous said...

Can anyone point me towards Clapham?

Anonymous said...

North of St Reatham

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