This time around though it is getting fruity! Come once more and join the BGC and the gang while they kill more brain cells, additional time and more cash attempting to discover something interesting about drinking in old London Town.
We started the episode that is last of Monopoly we Blog because of the sentence, "Well, it don't quite result in a blaze of glory. " and if which was real for that famous escapade then your Oranges & Lemons tour don't quite end up in a blaze of low-key disappointment and underwhelming ennui. it was much much worse than that.
Actually that is not quite real because this extremely last missive in this tour, that has been amazingly operating for around 18 months (yes, it truly did start in September 2013) was one of the better nights out but somehow the tour as well as the fact as we did whilst playing Monopoly that we had month long gaps between episodes for a whole variety of reasons made this a bit of a stop/stop affair and we never quite got the same level of enthusiasm and excitement. That said, into the tour's defence, it did get us around all over the regions of the East End and there can't be numerous bars we didn't cover throughout the 16 excursions we finished. And undoubtedly we also got to hear the BGC's dulcet tones regaling some many interesting facts about the historic places of worship within the environs.
The final trip would be to hear the bells of Bow inform us that they "didn't know" and for those who might believe that this meant we had been down for a day at Bow itself, the bells of Bow are now those of St Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside. kind of in-between St Paul's Cathedral plus the Bank of England.
The meeting point would be to be The Hatchet, a Greene King pub right outside the Garlick Hill exit of Mansion House pipe place. Meaning that I'd a long elongated tube journey from Wimbledon that t k the part that is best of a hour, while the old crowd simply had to toddle a few stops over the District Line. But I had in getting inside once I was there was due to my stupid phone requiring a reb t before allowing me to take a picture of the outside as I say, the pub is literally just outside the tube exit which meant the only delay.
The pub is actually quite g d, little, cosy and old-fashioned hunting and was quite complete having a 40th party for some body called Mr Cheese happening into the straight back r m. It absolutely was additionally full having a rather healthy turnout from the girls and boys including some brand new individuals whoever names I possibly couldn't be troubled to keep in mind (i will really (it's was Milly and Sarah) but I simply wish to appear avant-garde and dangerous.) as well as entire host of old familiar faces including Buddy Rob, New-Guy Mickey (s n to become a guy that is really new a new work) Spikey Haired Ed, Gemma, Nicole, Mo, Isabelle, Lucie, George, oh and Pissed-Up Phil.
As everyone currently had products I acquired myself a pint of Greene King's Yardbird "craft" US Pale Ale - Meh. Just seemed gassy to me - from possibly the most miserable club maid on the planet who served it in a Smithwicks glass. At the very least my estimation of minimal Miss Sunshine had been confirmed by Lisa whom'd had an experience that is similar beforehand.
As a result of Mr Cheese's party we were rather cramped contrary to the wall surface although not cramped enough to avoid Gemma showing off her new tatt . Besides the spectacular 2 base high girl with a cigarette smoking weapon, she's had a lovely pair of anchors for each forearm and ACAB on each fist. Exactly what a girl!
But although the pub ended up being g d and it did produce up its cask that is own Marque, using the lack of any such thing half decent to take in, the black colored cloud of d m emanating from Mrs Smiley behind the bar and Gemma being unwilling to exhibit off more of her tatt s we produced group decision to leave. Luckily for us the next watering opening had been just across Queen Victoria Street and a quick distance up Bow Lane in the shape of "Ye Olde Watling" which eagle-eyed readers will recognise from the no. 2 Chance square through the Monopoly Tour. On that particular see, it was a stag-only evening so that it had been g d this time around to be accompanied by a much larger host of this fairer sex. Something that hadn't changed from the previous visit had been the busy-ness regarding the pub and after grabbing my pint of Russian Winter from Itchen Valley Brewery (which turned out to be the pint that is best for the night) we vacated the premises to drink up within the d rway regarding the offices opposing.
Aside from complimenting Nicole's type of swigging a container of Duvel like it had been a container of Buckfast from a brown paper case, the key topic of conversation ended up being my recent day at Brussels which caused Isabelle to keep in mind an uncle of hers who had a street known as after him here. Evidently he was the key pornographic author of his age with b ks that will knock 50 tones as a cocked cap. That has to have already been sufficient to create her, Lucie and Lisa leave early (again) meaning we were, as always down seriously to the hard-core tourists by the end of pub 2.