a punters perspective. And quite coincidentally Tex was there too!
I've played this venue quite a few times with Kingpin, but last night I stood on the 'other side of the stage' and enjoyed myself as a customer.
It really is a great little venue with a friendly atmosphere, a good selection of real ale and lagers at very reasonable prices (£2.10 a pint for cask ale!) and enough, attentive bar staff.
The usual suspects had to put up with the entire Chelsea game before the band could play, which made it a late start for them, but there were plenty of people to talk to (including a lad called Mark who was up from Manchester to see family!) and there was not a hint of trouble.
Unlike a lot of 'sporty' pubs I've been in, the crowd didn't melt away when the match finished, but stayed on for the music and really got involved with it.
The only downside of the night was the lack of a good burger/kebab type shop within walking distance - we had to drive to find somewhere and then it was only chicken. Ah well.
And the band? Well I'm not going to review them, because I couldn't do it in any impartial way.
It was me owd mucka Tex with his Hardcore Troubadours playing their absolutely unique blend of pop, rock and country - have a look at their set list and you'll see what I mean - and I absolutely love this band.
So let's just say that the rest of the pub seemed to enjoy it as much as I did, and the pics are on fb.
Love to all