PDA

View Full Version : Farnborough drinkies



mudskipper
9th October 2013, 13:38
Who'd be up for a Farnborough get together?

Edit: Proposed date: 7 November
Venue: 'The Station', Fleet.

stek
9th October 2013, 14:04
Me!

Is there anywhere to go? I've done Aldershot and got out alive, full of banjo-twanging simpletons and wandering Dead Souls (Ghurkas). Not fun.

mudskipper
9th October 2013, 14:32
Dunno. I have no social life, and what little I do have tends to be Reading based.

Ham & Blackbird by the station roundabout is fairly central, and last time I went there (about 25 years ago!) was OK.

Scruff
9th October 2013, 14:37
The Ghurka Palace is very good for a Ruby? As far as drinks are concerned, there is nowhere that I would like to drink in F'boro.

FiveTimes
9th October 2013, 15:19
I had a few drinks in the aviator when working down there and it was quite pleasant

Scruff
9th October 2013, 17:28
I had a few drinks in the aviator when working down there and it was quite pleasant

And VERY pricey. Generally F'boro is not a pleasant, green and verdant town. Why anyone would pay a premium to drink there, I wouldn't know? The Swan is well located, but the staff are less than useless (Stek and our team went there last week for lunch and the drinks for 12 of us took 20 minutes to arrive). Overpriced food too (Burger £11.95)

stek
9th October 2013, 18:01
Yeah and there no real drinking run, just the odd crap boozers dotted about miles apart.

Aldershot has a street in town with a few on it but it's depressing to say the least. The Yates' there is one of the few places I've actually stuck to the carpet. (Last week)

Farnham looks nice tho but the feckin taxis here are a rip off.

I suggest we get 24 tins of Special Brew, sit in a bus stop and go Ghurka-baiting, then get some chips and watch them shitting in the park.

FiveTimes
9th October 2013, 18:38
And VERY pricey. Generally F'boro is not a pleasant, green and verdant town. Why anyone would pay a premium to drink there, I wouldn't know? The Swan is well located, but the staff are less than useless (Stek and our team went there last week for lunch and the drinks for 12 of us took 20 minutes to arrive). Overpriced food too (Burger £11.95)

Fair point on the cost. There was a pub on the corner but was a bit rough. It was a few years ago so I might have forgotten.

mudskipper
9th October 2013, 19:06
If central's not important, then there's the Crown and Cushion/Meade Hall at Minley - again haven't been for years, but is a beautiful old place, but not walkable from anywhere.

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR NEW PUB - THE CROWN & CUSHION, MINLEY? (http://www.baronspubs.com/news/464/have-you-tried-our-new-pub-crown-cushion,-minley/)

The Meade Hall bit used to be open for general boozing when there wasn't a function - dunno if that's still the case, but the pub was good too.

hyperD
9th October 2013, 19:47
If central's not important, then there's the Crown and Cushion/Meade Hall at Minley - again haven't been for years, but is a beautiful old place, but not walkable from anywhere.

HAVE YOU TRIED OUR NEW PUB - THE CROWN & CUSHION, MINLEY? (http://www.baronspubs.com/news/464/have-you-tried-our-new-pub-crown-cushion,-minley/)

The Meade Hall bit used to be open for general boozing when there wasn't a function - dunno if that's still the case, but the pub was good too.

Been to the Swan Inn and the Aviator (with GF#2) - happy to comply as long as it's not the H&B!

oracleslave
9th October 2013, 21:14
Who'd be up for a Farnborough get together?

Godalming and I'll join

mudskipper
10th October 2013, 06:35
Tuesday, 29th October any good?

Venue TBA...

(Anyone tried the Ship Inn?)

Scruff
10th October 2013, 07:35
29th is good for me?

MarillionFan
12th October 2013, 15:10
Wouldn't Farnham be better? Least it's nice.

mudskipper
12th October 2013, 16:35
Wouldn't Farnham be better? Least it's nice.

Was thinking of people going straight from office without needing taxis. Farnham's a bit of a trek from Farnborough.

MarillionFan
13th October 2013, 06:05
Was thinking of people going straight from office without needing taxis. Farnham's a bit of a trek from Farnborough.

Fleet or Basingstoke.

Farnborough is a shithole.

mudskipper
13th October 2013, 06:20
Fleet or Basingstoke.

Farnborough is a tuliphole.

Fleet works for me. :D

Fleet, anyone?

MarillionFan
13th October 2013, 12:10
Fleet works for me. :D

Fleet, anyone?

It's a bit of a trek, but Fleet is good for. Propaganda or Oat Sheaf?

Ticktock
14th October 2013, 09:22
Although I live very close to the area I'll still be up in Edinburgh mid-week until November, but if you arrange another one in the future I may be up for it.

mudskipper
17th October 2013, 13:09
It's a bit of a trek, but Fleet is good for. Propaganda or Oat Sheaf?

Did we come to a conclusion?

Fleet ok for Stek and Scruff?

If not, HyperD reckons the Ship Inn is OK - walkable from F'bro station.

Scruff
17th October 2013, 13:40
I drive to F'boro from Copped Hall, so if its going to be drinks on a school night, I am going to be VERY boring...

Where do you all live (I know that Stek overnights in Aldersnot).

mudskipper
17th October 2013, 13:45
I drive to F'boro from Copped Hall, so if its going to be drinks on a school night, I am going to be VERY boring...

Where do you all live (I know that Stek overnights in Aldersnot).

I'm in B'water, working in Fleet.
MF's in Fleet, working in LA
HyperD's somewhere up the railway line from F'bro/Fleet.

Scruff
17th October 2013, 14:25
I'm in B'water, working in Fleet.
MF's in Fleet, working in LA
HyperD's somewhere up the railway line from F'bro/Fleet.

Where is LA? Don't tell me that he lives in Beverley Hills :)

mudskipper
17th October 2013, 18:00
Where is LA? Don't tell me that he lives in Beverley Hills :)

Depends if you believe the tulip he posts. :)

Alias
23rd October 2013, 15:48
How about Windsor?

:tumble:

stek
23rd October 2013, 23:24
How about Windsor?

:tumble:

Can we crash at your place, Your Highness? Are you Harry or Wills?

Harry, deffo...

stek
23rd October 2013, 23:26
Where is LA? Don't tell me that he lives in Beverley Hills :)

Back home in The County Palatine (Lancashire) LA means Lower Accrington and Upholland isn't actually in Holland (it's in Wigan, I know that now...)

mudskipper
24th October 2013, 07:48
So F'bro (and if so, where?) or Fleet?

Hmmm?

This is worse than trying to organise a piss up in a brewery...

FiveTimes
24th October 2013, 07:53
Back home in The County Palatine (Lancashire) LA means Lower Accrington and Upholland isn't actually in Holland (it's in Wigan, I know that now...)

There is also Standish upper ground and lower ground

Ticktock
24th October 2013, 15:30
Haven't you lot done this yet?

I'm actually going to be down in the London office next week. If you lot pull your collective fingers out then I might show.

My preference would be for Fleet, but I may have to drive over as getting home can be a pain in the arse, and I have early starts next week, so I'll leave it up to the drinkers.

Churchill
25th October 2013, 08:18
I'm in B'water, working in Fleet.
MF's in Fleet, working in LA
HyperD's somewhere up the railway line from F'bro/Fleet.

I'm in Yately, working in Hook.

mudskipper
25th October 2013, 08:20
Suggestion:

'The Station' - Fleet.

Does pizza and burgers, a few real ales, lager for the shandy drinkers and is right by the station for anyone on public transport.

Does that suit everyone who said they'd like to come?

Churchill
25th October 2013, 08:27
Suggestion:

'The Station' - Fleet.

Does pizza and burgers, a few real ales, lager for the shandy drinkers and is right by the station for anyone on public transport.

Does that suit everyone who said they'd like to come?

I'm waiting to hear from MF when he's back from the wars!

petergriffin
25th October 2013, 09:22
Ok, can I hijack this thread? Who lives is Farnborough and works in Reading? I'm thinking of relocating over there and I like Farnborough but how is it practical? I haven't lived in the area for a good 7 years. When I was a permie I'd travel by train and they were mostly sh.ite.

mudskipper
25th October 2013, 09:30
Ok, can I hijack this thread? Who lives is Farnborough and works in Reading? I'm thinking of relocating over there and I like Farnborough but how is it practical? I haven't lived in the area for a good 7 years. When I was a permie I'd travel by train and they were mostly sh.ite.

Farnborough North to Reading is a direct train line. There's nicer places around the area than Farnborough though.

MarillionFan
25th October 2013, 16:22
Can't do 29th now as flying to Amsterdam as moved flights because of storm on Monday. Can definitely do Thursday 31st

MF

mudskipper
25th October 2013, 18:49
Can't do 29th now as flying to Amsterdam as moved flights because of storm on Monday. Can definitely do Thursday 31st

MF

31st OK for me, although not in the office that day - everyone else good for Thursday?

MarillionFan
26th October 2013, 13:47
31st OK for me, although not in the office that day - everyone else good for Thursday?

Oh that's Halloween isn't it? Fookin trick or treat. Oh I give up.:suicide:

mudskipper
26th October 2013, 19:50
Oh that's Halloween isn't it? Fookin trick or treat. Oh I give up.:suicide:

So we stick with Tuesday then? :tumble:

Scruff
26th October 2013, 19:57
So we stick with Tuesday then? :tumble:

Still OK for me...

mudskipper
27th October 2013, 15:10
So Tuesday, 'The Station', Fleet?

I can be there < 6. Dunno how busy it gets in the evenings, but assuming it doesn't, will nab an area on the left as you go in where the sofas are.

stek
27th October 2013, 18:57
So Tuesday, 'The Station', Fleet?

I can be there < 6. Dunno how busy it gets in the evenings, but assuming it doesn't, will nab an area on the left as you go in where the sofas are.

I'm down in F'Boro Tuesday morn from Leeds weather permitting....

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 06:18
So we doing this?

Churchill
29th October 2013, 07:18
So we doing this?

You still herding cats? :p

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 08:50
I'm wearing my special CUK jumper in case anyone turns up :)

Scruff
29th October 2013, 08:56
I'm in...

I guess that I will look for Geeky types sitting around flashing their Gadgets?

Stek I know, and work with, so should be easy...:ladybags:

Churchill
29th October 2013, 08:58
I'm wearing my special CUK jumper in case anyone turns up :)

Is that the low-slung number, the cause of many a blurring fist amongst the more socially stunted male members of this esteemed forum?

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 09:00
Is that the low-slung number, the cause of many a blurring fist amongst the more socially stunted male members of this esteemed forum?

Quite the opposite - no cleavage on display at all which is much safer! But it has got an attractive CUK design.

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 09:01
I'm in...

I guess that I will look for Geeky types sitting around flashing their Gadgets?

Stek I know, and work with, so should be easy...:ladybags:

Excellent - see you later. Will attempt to nab space on left as you go in the pub by the sofas.

Churchill
29th October 2013, 09:06
Excellent - see you later. Will attempt to nab space on left as you go in the pub by the sofas.

Sasguru just pm'd me, says he'll be there!

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 10:19
Sasguru just pm'd me, says he'll be there!

I will indeed.

Edit: oops, wrong login.

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 14:57
As it just seemed to be two of us and our mothers have warned us about strangers on the net, we've decided to postpone till Stek and/or HyperD can make it (as they're even stranger than us!)

Next Tuesday any good for anyone?

Scruff
29th October 2013, 15:06
I have put my dirty mac back into the dark recesses of my caravan, pending next week's meet - Guy Fawkes night is not a good night for me, though?

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 16:20
I have put my dirty mac back into the dark recesses of my caravan, pending next week's meet - Guy Fawkes night is not a good night for me, though?

No, hadn't twigged it was :)

Is Thursday good? 7th November?

Churchill
29th October 2013, 17:01
No, hadn't twigged it was :)

Is Thursday good? 7th November?

Bollocks, I was just about to set off!

Scruff
29th October 2013, 17:26
Thursday the 7th is good for me. I think that Stek might be in Leeds again that night, since I think that he WFH on Fridays...?

stek
29th October 2013, 17:41
Thursday the 7th is good for me. I think that Stek might be in Leeds again that night, since I think that he WFH on Fridays...?

WFH Mondays, so I'm clear!

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 18:01
WFH Mondays, so I'm clear!

Thursday 7th it is then.

Ticktock
29th October 2013, 19:59
Thursday 7th it is then.

Bugger. I was going to try to drop in on my way home tonight. On the 7th I've got to fly back up to Edinburgh to clear the flat out.

Nevermind, maybe next time (or when this gets rescheduled yet again :tongue)

stek
29th October 2013, 20:05
I'm in my sordid little grief hole in Aldershit with four tins of Spesh...

mudskipper
29th October 2013, 20:50
Bugger. I was going to try to drop in on my way home tonight. On the 7th I've got to fly back up to Edinburgh to clear the flat out.

Nevermind, maybe next time (or when this gets rescheduled yet again :tongue)

Soz!

Churchill
4th November 2013, 15:39
I'm in my sordid little grief hole in Aldershit with four tins of Spesh...

You expecting company?

stek
4th November 2013, 16:00
You expecting company?

Merlin the Happy Goblin.....

mudskipper
5th November 2013, 15:56
Everyone (Anyone?) still on for Thursday?

Scruff
5th November 2013, 15:59
I'll be there, though cos I'm driving, will be on the Shandy....?

mudskipper
5th November 2013, 16:40
I'll be there, though cos I'm driving, will be on the Shandy....?

Cool. Haven't decided whether I'm driving or not yet...

Scruff
5th November 2013, 17:54
Cool. Haven't decided whether I'm driving or not yet...

Which direction are you coming from? I will be coming down from The Maultway, so if its on my way, I can pick you up?

mudskipper
5th November 2013, 18:03
Which direction are you coming from? I will be coming down from The Maultway, so if its on my way, I can pick you up?

Getting there no problem - I work close by. Will decide whether to taxi or drive home.

Churchill
7th November 2013, 09:17
Ok, who's turning up?

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 09:26
Ok, who's turning up?

And what time?

I'm going to have to somehow duck out of a video conference early and then get back during rush hour.

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 10:00
I'll be there 5:35 ish :)

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 10:16
I'll be there 5:35 ish :)

5.35pm? That's the start of the day!!!!:tantrum:

Churchill
7th November 2013, 10:47
What's parking like in that area?

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 11:08
What's parking like in that area?

There's parking at the pub.

Churchill
7th November 2013, 11:30
There's parking at the pub.

Splendid. I'll be driving down from Yately.

Scruff
7th November 2013, 11:34
Splendid. I'll be driving down from Yately.

Come pick me up on the way? I'm just off The Maultway, in Clewborough Drive...

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 11:35
Splendid. I'll be driving down from Yately.

Is that near Yateley?

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 11:38
Is that near Yateley?

FFS women. When he gets there and he writes out his name badge, please don't correct it.

Churchill
7th November 2013, 11:39
Is that near Yateley?

Probably, it's all "southern" to me!

Churchill
7th November 2013, 11:40
FFS women. When he gets there and he writes out his name badge, please don't correct it.

I no need no steenking name badge!

Churchill
7th November 2013, 11:43
Come pick me up on the way? I'm just off The Maultway, in Clewborough Drive...

Like that's going to happen! Mudskipper blew you out and you're cosying up to me? I'm no-one's second best!

Scruff
7th November 2013, 11:57
Like that's going to happen! Mudskipper blew you out and you're cosying up to me? I'm no-one's second best!

That's only cos she's holding on tightly to those "special" beads...:laugh

Scruff
7th November 2013, 12:01
Just seen that Yateley isn't on your way, so I'll come down in my own Panzerwagen...

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 12:02
Just seen that Yateley isn't on your way, so I'll come down in my own Panzerwagen...

Blackwater's on his way home though. :D

Churchill
7th November 2013, 12:05
Blackwater's on his way home though. :D

You'll be quite safe, I'm not allowed to fancy older birds. :p

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 12:20
You'll be quite safe, I'm not allowed to fancy older birds. :p

Nowt wrong with GILFS.

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 13:13
Just blew out half my evening meeting. I'm aiming for 6.30

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 13:48
Just blew out half my evening meeting. I'm aiming for 6.30

I'll be pissed by then :cheers:

Churchill
7th November 2013, 13:49
Just blew out half my evening meeting. I'm aiming for 6.30

Ooh Mr Ambassador, you spoil us!

Churchill
7th November 2013, 13:50
I'll be pissed by then :cheers:

Lay off the meths and you'll be fine!

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 13:52
Ooh Mr Ambassador, you spoil us!

You've asked for it, with what I bring with me now.

Churchill
7th November 2013, 14:00
You've asked for it, with what I bring with me now.

Let me guess, a piece of your cake?

stek
7th November 2013, 14:05
Where is it again? Fleet or summert?

Churchill
7th November 2013, 14:41
Where is it again? Fleet or summert?

Indeed. I'll be there ~5 ish.

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 14:44
Where is it again? Fleet or summert?

Pizza Kitchen & Bar - The Station (http://www.pizzakitchenbars.co.uk/location/the-station)

Churchill
7th November 2013, 14:45
Suggestion:

'The Station' - Fleet.

Does pizza and burgers, a few real ales, lager for the shandy drinkers and is right by the station for anyone on public transport.

Does that suit everyone who said they'd like to come?

Quoted for posterior!

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 14:52
Quoted for posterior!

If you're there first, grab a comfy bit on the left as you go in.

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 15:24
Indeed. I'll be there ~5 ish.

5pm!!!! 5.30pm!!!!!

Fookin part timers.

Ticktock
7th November 2013, 16:04
Let me guess, a piece of your cake?

You really think he'd have any left over?

Churchill
7th November 2013, 17:18
Well I'm here!

Churchill
7th November 2013, 17:25
So's Sasguru!

stek
7th November 2013, 17:28
I'm here, with pint of coke

MarillionFan
7th November 2013, 17:54
Arriving at 7.

Ticktock
7th November 2013, 18:41
I'm there in spirit.


Sorry, I meant, I'm there, in the spirits. I pissed in all the vodka. Have a good night!

mudskipper
7th November 2013, 21:23
Well that was fun :)

Churchill
7th November 2013, 21:27
Well that was fun :)

A pleasure meeting you all.

Normal service will be resumed in the morning!

mudskipper
8th November 2013, 07:33
Normal service will be resumed in the morning!

Too late - from now on I'm reading all your posts in the Postman Pat narrator's voice. If that's not enough to negate the nastiness, I'll mentally insert an "Eeeeh" at the beginning. :laugh

Churchill
8th November 2013, 08:11
Too late - from now on I'm reading all your posts in the Postman Pat narrator's voice. If that's not enough to negate the nastiness, I'll mentally insert an "Eeeeh" at the beginning. :laugh

Whatever floats yer boat! ;-)

Scruff
8th November 2013, 09:38
Nice to have met the alter-egos. Next time we'll take our keyboards to the Gurkha Palace...:yay:

hyperD
8th November 2013, 10:22
I'll be there at the next one. Was out with GF#2 last night. Like the look of the Ghurkha Palace!

Churchill
8th November 2013, 10:36
Nice to have met the alter-egos. Next time we'll take our keyboards to the Gurkha Palace...:yay:

Sounds like a plan! Who the fck was that nasty little saffer btw? Anyone know him?

MarillionFan
8th November 2013, 10:43
Sounds like a plan! Who the fck was that nasty little saffer btw? Anyone know him?

I thought he was a Kiwi. BTW, next time you turn up don't wear high heels & a gingham dress, people were staring.

Scruff
8th November 2013, 11:50
I must say that for a Saffer, if you think I am nasty, then you have been hanging out in the Canal Street area of Scumchester too frequently...? :ladybags:

Small Man syndrome, is the alternative!

eek
9th November 2013, 11:52
i thought he was a kiwi. Btw, next time you turn up don't wear high heels & a gingham dress, you carried it off better than i can.

ftfy hth bidi

mudskipper
9th November 2013, 16:17
I thought he was a Kiwi. BTW, next time you turn up don't wear high heels & a gingham dress, people were staring.

Yep, it was a bit embarrassing that you both went for the same outfit.

MarillionFan
9th November 2013, 18:06
Yep, it was a bit embarrassing that you both went for the same outfit.

We both filled that boob tube better than you. Bee stings spring to mind. :eek:

mudskipper
9th November 2013, 19:07
We both filled that boob tube better than you. Bee stings spring to mind. :eek:

Factoid:

Beestings is a valid scrabble word. Beesting is not.

Beestings actually means the colostrum produced by a cow or goat.

Churchill
10th November 2013, 16:16
I thought he was a Kiwi. BTW, next time you turn up don't wear high heels & a gingham dress, people were staring.

It was the beard and pipe, wasn't it?

MarillionFan
10th November 2013, 18:59
It was the beard and pipe, wasn't it?

No, they're used to Mudflapper in the pub now, I think it was the L Plates you were wearing & the fact you called everyone 'Honey'.

Churchill
10th November 2013, 21:25
No, they're used to Mudflapper in the pub now, I think it was the L Plates you were wearing & the fact you called everyone 'Honey'.

I was trying to blend in! You said, and I quote "follow my lead and you'll be fine"!