Plus de pubs, moins de tubes - Brockley

Jez: People like lager and nuts.
Super Hans: People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people, Jeremy.
- Peep Show


Bob has alerted us to the fact that the South East London CAMRA branch is organising a Brockley pub crawl on April 27th, to which all real ale lovers are welcome. Since every article about pubs on BC descends (or ascends, depending on your point of view) into a discussion of ales, we guess there may be a few takers. Here are the details:

  • Brockley Jack 8pm
  • Jam Circus 8.30pm
  • Brockley Barge 9.15pm
  • The Wickham Arms 10pm
And while we're on the subject of pubs - two Brockley Central nights for your diary:

April 25th

Brockley Central is going to be at the Royal Albert charity quiz night this Sunday. Hope to see you there.

June 3rd

As part of this year's Brockley MAX, we'll be organising another night of live music at the Ladywell Tavern. Last year was amazing, this year should be too. Brockley Jon has already sorted out most of the acts, but if you're in a band and would like to take part, please let us know.

28 comments:

Osh said...

I don't understand the headline? Can someone explain it?

Sparrow said...

More pubs, fewer tubes - Brockley. Actually I don't think I understand it either!

Marmoset said...

un tube is jargon for a hit song. Must be something to do with the Coldplay reference.

I do remember a very alcoholic chef in an auberge where I was working greeting me at the side door with a manic look on his face: ''Plus de viande! Plus de viande!" In familiar speech the ''Il n'y a...'' bit is often left off, and what he was saying was ''We've no more meat!''

So ''No pubs and fewer good songs'' is actually a possible translation.

Brockley Nick said...

Um, sorry about the obscure headline. One for all BC's French fans, perhaps...

If you went on French exchange holidays in the late 80s / early 90s, you may have flicked between the three main pop radio stations (NRJ, Fun Radio and Skyrock) in a desperate attempt to find something other than UB40. Skyrock's catchphrase was (and knowing the speed at which French popular culture moves, probably still is) "Plus de tubes, moins de pubs - Skyrock" which means "More hits, fewer ads - Skyrock".

I thought since it was an article about Brockley's plethora of pubs and the debate about whether we will have a tube, it would be appropriate to switch it around. More pubs, fewer tubes - Brockley.

Like I say, obscure. But I ran out of pub-based headlines about 20 articles ago...

Headhunter said...

Now that IS obscure...

Brockley Nick said...

@HH - it's Brockley Central at its Reithian best. It's how we justify the BC levy on your Council tax.

Anonymous said...

pretentioux, ou quoi?

Brockley Nick said...

Skyrock ain't exactly Madame Bovary.

Now Then said...

Looks like you might have overestimated your core demographic, anyway, regarding the pub crawl: the Ale in the Wickham is gruesome, always has been. Would it not be better to end off in The Talbot.

Brockley Nick said...

They are also missing a trick not going to the Orchard, which takes its ales pretty seriously...

Now Then said...

Agreed. Anyone for an alternative Ale Lovers ramble?

Now Then said...

Right, enough said, I;m off for a bevvy.

Tamsin said...

@ Marmoset - as long as he did not also have a cleaver and the intention of rectifying his deficiency with some conchon long anglais...

Now Then said...

AAar. Just back. Tamsin that does'nt make a whit o' sense. Whats a 'Conchon' for cripes sakes?

Anonymous said...

Word drunk before we have tasted.

Now Then said...

Nice Line Anon 23:49. Is that your own or are we indebted?

Tamsin said...

I thought it was "pig" - but did not have a French:English dictionary to hand.

The Royal Albert said...

@Now Then - turns out they are including The Talbot and ourselves in a June crawl. Still missing The Orchard though. http://www.selcamra.org.uk/137.html

Now Then said...

Thanks R. I'll hope to be there then if not before.I've heard good things.

Anonymous said...

If you cant make The Albert Quiz Sunday, Shedload of Love are playing at the Wickham,a great band to see for Free, buy a drink though Aye.

Anonymous said...

cochon = pig

And which instrument do you play, anon@8.42? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I dont play,just drink.

Brockley Kiwi said...

I once went to a CAMRA beer festival in Cambridge (many years ago). My lasting memory is of large bearded men wandering around in overly tight shorts with a sacred pewter tankard attached to their belt and swaying proudly between their legs.

They laughed at and refused to serve me when I asked for a cold lager (I was a fresh faced kiwi after all). To this day the experience has limited my appreciation of the warm English ale.

Anonymous said...

Cold Lager hahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

As much as CAMRA do wonderful things for beer and pubs in this country, many of their members do tend to have zero social skills and will jump at the opportunity to make you feel very small indeed!

Brockley Nick said...

Perhaps the headline should be "Plus de pubs, moins de tubbies - Brockley"

Anonymous said...

No, it was fine just as it was.

Anonymous said...

Your right there anon 10:13, and most dont drink very much anyway.

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