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Post by crownliquor on Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:31 am

Friend of mine may be in Falkirk soon, any pub you could recommend for an afternoon sharpner please?

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Post by supermo on Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:56 am

Night out looming in the big toon, Licker? Very Happy

My union branch used to meet in the Wheatsheaf, which used to be OK, assuming it's still standing and hasn't been turned into some fukkin theme pub.

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Post by Immo on Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:45 am

Wheatsheaf is the oldest pub in Falkirk (allegedly) and is still there.

If you like beers with names like 'Old Scrotum' or 'The Bawhair's Drap' and an atmos on a par with a funeral parlour just after the proprietor hears that his cat has been killed in an incident involving a combine harvester... yer in.

Nice wee beer garden out the back mind.

The Orchard Hotel used to be the local knocking shop and, consequently, had a v poor reputation. It's now cleaned up its act slightly and has an open-air bit out front where you can watch the cars go by and marvel at the crimes against evolution which still roam freely on the streets of, "..this jewel in the crown of the central belt" (Falkirk & District Tourist Guidebook - 1929)

BTW is great for a range of beers and a decor full of those funky Tex-Mex/Mexicali/Spanisher touches that young people seem to set a great deal of store by nowadays. However it's expensive and it is a veritable palace of posing ponces. (You'll fit right in in other words ). Good (sized) beer garden and handy for Grahamston Station tho. You could even pop along the line a bit and visit Gladders in the Station Bar, Larbert. Second stop off the Glasgow/Stirling platform.

If your friends are approaching from Falkirk High... they should go into the Woodside Inn which is at the bottom of the hill coming down from the High Station. Decent beer... not too poncey/pricey... no music.. but they have an unerring ability to find live sport on the telly at any hour of the day or night. Even cycling.


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Post by supermo on Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:59 am

Based on that guide, I think you might be better heading for Glasgow, Licker Very Happy


PS Immo I haven't actually been in the Wheatsheaf since about 1986 when I moved back to Glasgow branch (who meet in Sloan's). Although tbh most of us only get along to the odd AGM to stop the Trots whenever they attempt a coup.

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Post by Immo on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:16 am

Mon the Trots!!

The Wheaty's a cracking 'proper' pub but it's a bit quiet now.

I flounced out of there once after being told (by the owner/landlord's wife) that I wasn't drinking fast enough.

I mean... honestly

I'd never been so insulted.

(It was quite a while ago )


PS

Me and the pater got chucked out of the pub next door to the Wheatsheaf after the Hoops' centenary cup-final victory.

The landlord who did the hucklin was none other than stylish, Celtic left-half, (65-71) Davie Cattenach!!!!

PPS

I think he and Jim Brogan used to run Chequers night club in Hallglen just previous to this.

PPPS

Not that has anything to add to my initial anecdote. Just a bitta colour man.

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Post by crownliquor on Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:02 pm

Thank you gents. My friend just wants a pleasant place for a pint, and maybe a bite to eat, after visiting the wheel.



Jesus and Mary Chain doc for your delectation:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t3d1v

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Post by Gladstone on Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:52 pm

Right beside the Wheel is the WheelHouse, which is a new building part owned by 'Dr Goals'. It has a fine outlook to the south, a beer garden type area and a slightly overpriced for what you get menu. But I quite like it!

Today, though, I'm drinking Zarco lager in Funchal.
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Post by supermo on Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:46 am

Plissken lives near the Wheel, Licker. Claims to have a great view of it.

I'm sure he's just the sorta guy to welcome you out on his decking to split a few beers and canapes.

Not sure if those flats near the Wheel have decks though Shocked


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Post by mita on Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:03 am

Immo wrote:Wheatsheaf is the oldest pub in Falkirk (allegedly) and is still there.

If you like beers with names like 'Old Scrotum' or 'The Bawhair's Drap' and an atmos on a par with a funeral parlour just after the proprietor hears that his cat has been killed in an incident involving a combine harvester... yer in.

Nice wee beer garden out the back mind.

I laughed out loud at that! Immo, I don't even want to think too much about how you're wired ............... or what you're on ......... when you come up with this stuff!

Fucking genius! You ever thought of writing a play?
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Post by supermo on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:22 am

mita wrote:
I laughed out loud at that! Immo, I don't even want to think too much about how you're wired ............... or what you're on ......... when you come up with this stuff!

Fucking genius! You ever thought of writing a good play that people might watch?

Fixed that for you, Mits cheers

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Post by Immo on Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:13 am

You cheeky cunt!

I'll have you know that Noreen Kershaw (a stage director who used to play Jimmy Corkhill's wife in Brookie and currently works out of the Unity Theatre, Liverpool) lurrrrvvvees L.E.

NK is very tight with Ian Hart's agent.

(I'm assuming that most on here will know that I.H. has already 'done' Lennon before in 'Backbeat' and some poncey art-house B/W job about a holiday in Spain with Brian Epstein.)

Oor Noreen is also a long-time friend of Andrew Scofield (who played 'Scully' in the series of the same name in the 80's)

She reckons he'd be perfect for the Cooper character.

She's commissioned to direct 2 plays in the next few months. One for a theatre in Scarborough and one for a theatre in Bolton.

Downbeat Stevie reckons (from the meeting he had with her a coupla weeks back) that she is teetering on the side of L.E for one of the slots.

(Apparently she was v enthusiastic )

Watch this space


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Re: Captain immo and/or glad

Post by Immo on Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:16 am

Thank you BTW Mits.

You're insanely over-generous obviously.

It wasn't that funny tho - just pyshe.

This... on the other hand...



http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/video-technology-confirms-england-are-very-bad-at-football-201006282855/

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Post by supermo on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:01 am

Is "Ian Harte's agent" the guy that used to link the Leeds United left back of the same name with Celtic every single time his contract came up for renewal?

Didn't know he had much to do with dodgy stageplays Very Happy

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Post by crownliquor on Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:15 am

Lunch was taken in a pub near the river/canal??? in Croy if you're interested, can't remember the name but our waitress was orange. Glasgow and Newcastle are the home of spray tans.

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Post by mita on Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:40 am

crownliquor wrote:Lunch was taken in a pub near the river/canal??? in Croy if you're interested, can't remember the name but our waitress was orange. Glasgow and Newcastle are the home of spray tans.

People from Croy used to get bussed in to the secondary school I went to. A very strange breed.

Their bus was known to everybody else in the school as the Crojan Horse!
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Post by crownliquor on Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:23 am

You went to school on the "short bus" ya cunt.

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