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Memorable Pub Landlords

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by darts22, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. darts22

    darts22 Well-Known Forumite

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    Lets go back to the days before the Pubco ruiners.
    Ron Blackham, the best keeper of Banks's in the town. He spent some 6 years at the Royal in the 60s then moved to the Holmcroft in 67. I know he was still there in 85. He probably not only kept the best pint of Banks's but maybe the best pint of any beer while at the Holmcroft.
     
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    Clive from the Nags Head, then of the Castle Tavern, an all round good landlord.
     
  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Stan (Webb?) from the Nags Head ( early 80's ) and pre Clive

    Brian and Pocheen from the Unicorn, then The Sun Smithfield ( later freelance for Jenks )


    Shaky Mike from the Star at Cop Mere - lovely bloke


    Now then, there was a one eyed gent who had a wooden slate for a till and cabbages were placed on tables at 6.00pm from the allotment, and they served pints of milk ( a revelation in them days ) - it must have been The Pheasant

    Ron from the Bird - now of the poliss

    The amazingly tolerant Feenans of The Eagle ( hope I got the name right )

    Cash register eyed Mr Smith of Props

    erm


    I may now be sounding like a drinker, so on that note... - time a for a swift one
     
  5. darts22

    darts22 Well-Known Forumite

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    I know. Keith Webb, son of Nellie was there in 1980, then there was a Laura, can't remember Stan may have been Keith's brother . I certainly remember Ron Wilson, left suddenly in 1990 owing money to the old Ansells Darts League.
    The Feenans yes, you could go in there, via the big german shepherd and order a plate of beef sandwiches, nothing was too much trouble for Audrey. Then the council moaned about some stupid sign outside, really p.....ing her off. It closed and got covered in graffitti and loads of posters, council didn't moan then, just the whole of stafford for a few yeas.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Im fading rapidly, it was indeed Keith Webb, I was getting my Chicken Shack mixed up
     
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    I believe that I was exposed to Stan Webb's Chicken Shack in the Poly canteen. 77ish...
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Sounds perfect
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If this doesn't make you want a Guinness in a plastic glass, then nothing will....
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p3wFWCPx3c

    or even in a glass at the grot
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Ray Till of the coach and horses........ Tom of the castle tavern......
     
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    Clive of the Castle Tavern...
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Tom was late 60s until mid 70s not sure of surname.......
     
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    Clive and Ruth were, and still are, Wilson-Something. He had it through the 90s.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    My aunt married his son, they ended up taking the place over but I think she was glad to leave!
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    You mean Rob?.......
     
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    I saw them at the Victoria Hall, supported by Human League and Spizz Oil.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Yeah, thats him! They were there for quite a few years, think Pat left when she split with Rob.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I thought it was, but I didn't want to commit myself whilst still unsure.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Never been a cheaper time to buy a pub, with bars going for 50 per cent of the asking price - but beer sales in pubs at their lowest since WWII still makes it an insane time to buy one


    Unless of course, you have a cunning plan
     

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