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The Floodgate.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by John Marwood, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Colossal

    Colossal Phallus

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    Just wanted to give a shout-out to this, happening on Monday at the Floodgate!

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    Possibly the first live music there since Hymn For Her (with support from our very own @Goldilox!) which was back in July, I think…?

    I’ve been to a few gigs there and have had some truly magical nights. For anyone struggling to imagine how you can have a gig in such a tiny space, it’ll look a bit like this:

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    (this is Ewan McLennan, November of last year)

    Anyway, if you fancy it, I’d suggest arranging tickets a.s.a.p. because I’m not sure what the capacity of the place is, but I’d guess maybe only about 40.

    Get ’em while you can! :)
     
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  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    @PeterD needs to know about that.
     
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  3. Tilly

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    Good acoustics in that den
     
  4. markpa12003

    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    I was at the Floodgate last night. I had 3 lovely beers.

    The floodgate has been given a blue plaque from the RBL, which is now being displayed outside above sign.

    Andy has also got another blue plaque which he is going to display inside the pub with some information about the soldier.... another reason to love this pub.
     
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  5. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Gillie comes onto the ward to entertain the patients. Nice lady.
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Friend of Ecker...
     
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  7. Board Bird

    Board Bird A few posts under my belt

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    Thanks for sharing. Floodgate concert season tends to be october to july. Will post details of others very soon .
     
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  8. Gramaisc

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    Well, that was a marvellous do!

    First off, we had Esther Brennan and Ian Buchanan. Top notch stuff with a slide Dobro..

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    Then Heidi Browne and Gillie Nicholls. It just couldn't have been better.

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    This was the marvellous Girlfriend, with its remarkably compact brass section.

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  9. Gramaisc

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    A tremendous night, even if the crowd were required to do half the work.....

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  10. 1JKz

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    What time's the Floodgate open til now-a-days?
     
  11. Gramaisc

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    I believe that this is current.

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  12. markpa12003

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    Hopefully I will be visiting the floodgate today / tonight. A little gem of a place, as is no.7
     
  13. 1JKz

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    Hardly a soul in No.7 last night, few in The Floodgate.
     
  14. Gareth

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    Nothing that odd about that.

    I have always noticed a lull in such establishments this time of year until mid- late November
     
  15. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Try finding a seat after 3 tomorrow afternoon.....
     
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  16. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I might do that, been a while :D
     
  17. markpa12003

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    I was in the floodgate last Friday from about 4.30 - 10pm. It was busy throughout the night and serving great beer as usual.
     
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    The rubber waders in the corner contain two pairs of french knickers
     
  19. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Hola

    two pairs you say, that'll make four in total ?....

    Adios....
     
  20. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Arrived somewhat late this evening, a touch after 10pm following a quality performance by stafford players. Everyone there was clearly amazed at how many pints I could drink in 50mins....

    Jester all round!.....
     
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