The Orchard update

Ed from The Orchard has been in touch to let people know that they will be closing briefly this week to carry out some minor refurbishments.

The Orchard and will be closed all day and evening on Tuesday 27th and during the day, opening at 6pm on Wed 28th.

So if you see it closed this week, nobody panic.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow refurbishment already.

love detective said...

i'd arranged to go there on tuesday night as well

is there someplace similar nearby?

love detective said...

thanks for all the suggestions

went to the talbot instead which was dull, blocky and soulless, then retreated to the brockey jack which was an improvement but nothing special either

all in all wasn't really worth the risk of doubling the chances of being stabbed

Brockley Nick said...

Why didn't a man of the people like you simply cross the road to the Barge?

Anonymous said...

Must have been a great night out. Did you and your pals agree to try and stay in touch more or are they like washing their hair - FOREVER.

love detective said...

girlfriend wanted to go somewhere 'nice'

and i have to admit to being somewhat curious about all these places - as aristotle once said:-

we often enjoy contemplating the most precise images of things whose sight is painful to us

Monkeyboy said...

Boy, has she got a project there. What's wrong? A visit to Highgate Cemetary to see uncle Carl not 'fun' enough for here. What's a misanthrope to do.

Sigh.... At least we don't live in Greece

love detective said...

"Must have been a great night out"

certainly not worth doubling the stab rate risk to be fair

"Did you and your pals agree to try and stay in touch more or are they like washing their hair - FOREVER"

i try telling them, like, why take two bottles into the SHOWER - but will they listen

Anonymous said...

Should have gone to Mr Lawrence or Jam Circus instead of Brockley Jack (though I do like it there too)

M said...

And to think nobody wanted to help you out with suggestions! Inconceivable.

love detective said...

that mr lawrence looks quite cosy, jam circus seems a bit too try hard (place and people)

Brockley Nick said...

You misjudge Jam Circus, it is excellent and doesn't try hard at being anything other than a friendly, fun place to have a drink.

Look out for the interview with the Wickham Arms soon too, coming as soon as we get all this pesky virtual hustings out of the way.

Monkeyboy said...

It's odd I suspect that Lou and LD are at opposite ends of the left/right thing and yet will agree on so much. I take it you won't be going for a beer in Shoreditch or Hoxton either?

A coalition of the misarbleists is forming, do you need a Minister for the cynical? I'm up for it if you are.

TM said...

If you think the Talbot is dull now you should have seen its previous incarnation where the highlight was the illuminated hot nut machine.

Anonymous said...

The KKK and Black Panther Party both got on pretty well too, because despite being at opposite ends of the spectrum they actually shared a common goal. Not sure what my point is but that just popped into my head!

love detective said...

"You misjudge Jam Circus, it is excellent and doesn't try hard at being anything other than a friendly, fun place to have a drink."

each to their own i suppose, but i'm sure there's no objective answer to it so there's no such thing as a misjudgement. as i said it seems (to me) to be those things, so no misjudgement there, just a judgement that is the result of the place itself and my perception of it - a true synthesis of object and subject, kant would have been proud. (girlfriend didn't like jam circus either and she's not exactly a fan of the places i like)

"Look out for the interview with the Wickham Arms soon too, coming as soon as we get all this pesky virtual hustings out of the way"

I wanted to go there, (predominantly for the juke box) but was overruled

the virtual hustings (discussion)seem a bit flat to be fair, which is a shame as it seems like a lot of effort has went into doing them

love detective said...

"It's odd I suspect that Lou and LD are at opposite ends of the left/right thing and yet will agree on so much"

which says more about how pointless the left/right 'thing' is than anything else

Brockley Nick said...

They haven't finished yet - there will be a round-up discussion on Friday, which will hopefully provoke some more debate. And traffic has been very high this week, which means that even if people aren't making hundreds of comments, they are reading the Q&As in their thousands, which I hope is good for local democracy.

Mb said...

"which says more about how pointless the left/right 'thing' is than anything else"

LD is warming to the idea. Clearly Nick is a shoe in for the spin meister role in the new administration.

...gagging to try the ELL, one's just gone past

The Cat Man said...

Not sure where to post a politics comment but just so everyone knows, our MP Joan Ruddock has whole heartedly backed Gorden Brown re. ordinary voter 'bigoted woman' comment.

Makes you wonder what she really thinks about her constituents!

Anonymous said...

Possibly the biggest non-story going.

Headhunter said...

Exactly. GB just spoke his mind. Whether or not he had a point or whether or not the woman is vindicated in feeling that we have been swamped with Eastern Europeans I really can't stand all this faux hand wringing and GB's absolute mortification and sincere apologies for the pensioners hurt. Jesus. The man spoke his mind for once... Hurrah for that. Now lets move on to some real issues.

name said...

Immigration is overwhelming good for this country; dynamism, diversity. The approach of people who focus on immigration instead of getting on with their own lives IS bigoted. I can travel, live in France, Poland or elsewhere in Europe, and vice versa. THIS IS A WONDERFUL thing. Celebrate it.

Sparrow said...

GB was right to say she is a bigot, she is, he shouldn't apologise. Still, I won't vote for him but not because of this.

drakefell debaser said...

Oh the irony catman!

GB's biggest mistake, in my opinion, is that he not only called to apologise but actually went round to her house to apologise. The term bigot is hardly offensive enough to warrant such a show.

It would have been much easier if he had just told us what she said, explained his comment to the public so that we can make our own minds up as to whether he was right or wrong.

It may have won him votes. Now I think he just looks like a fool.

Tamsin said...

What she said was on one of the news websites - about East European immigrants "flocking" in. Hardly BNP stuff (and she is a "lifelong labour supporter") but certainly showing a rather narrow mind-set.

Quite agree that he has made more of a fool of himself by going round to apologise in person. But then he always does seem to go in for overkill on apologies. It was the same with other mistakes. And this idea that the immediate personal touchy-feely contact of a phone call or visit from the great man is the way to do it gives me the creeps. Either it warrants a formal letter, so it is there in black and white, or a public apology on the radio or the next broadcast interview expressing regret, not necessarily contrition. But he has beat himself up about it just too much for any remnant of respect to survive IMO.

Anonymous said...

They had an exchange of views which was handled well. Only afterwards was he heard to make the remark.

He was therefore exposed as rather two faced.

But then again, it is the campaign trail and you will get lots of people sounding off about all kinds of stuff.

His mistake was to oblige the Press by remaining mic'ed up.

They are now in a feeding frenzy about this but it seems something and nothing.

Wooden spoon said...

I am watching channel 4 news right it's only now that realise the extent of stirring the press did.

Winding up that all old woman like that, disgraceful.

Anonymous said...

Seems The Talbot ain't as great as first thought,I heard the biggest TV audience was for the political debate,how dull is that.

Anonymous said...

So the Talbot isn't a destination if you want to watch telly? Is there a point here? And who did the research into the tv watching?

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