Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Modernist Public Houses Of The Realm








7 comments:

  1. Many a time I remember driving past The Chopper on my way into London, and it always made me smile.

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  2. Possibly the strangest 'modernist' pub that I've ever known, although it closed long before I could ever drink in there, was The Farriers in West Bromwich. Used to walk past it every week in late 70s/early 80s, shopping with my mom.

    What made this particularly unique (at least to my mind) was the fact it was located inside an indoor shopping centre - but that's West Bromwich, for you.

    This photo from the Sandwell Centre shows the pub at the far end of the parade, with Bass sign on the wall:

    http://www.west-bromwich-photos.co.uk/QueensSquare1.jpg

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    1. Lovely photograph, and capturing the spectral old ladies in mid-materialization is just showing off.

      I owe you a pint (of Bass)

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    2. Afraid it's not mine. It dates back to 1971, when I yet to be a twinkle in the eye.

      There are more here:

      http://www.west-bromwich-photos.co.uk/

      Scroll down to bottom quarter of the page, or search (Ctrl+f) for Sandwell Centre.

      I'll still have that pint though.

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  3. Oh, splendid! Have you seen the Shire Discovering Inn Signs book (by the brilliantly named Cadbury Lamb)? Some fabulous ones in there. I especially like The Merry Maidens (in miniskirts).

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  4. Blimey, I used to drink in the Clem Attlee (or just 'The Attlee' as it's know). It's in Fulham, or was.

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