DiamondEcho wrote:simoan wrote:Rory Magrath used to regularly drink in my then local, The Free Press, as it was about 50 yards from where he lived. The guy's a bit of an idiot to be honest, and I never liked him, but then he is a Gooner! All the best, Si
Where did you live (if I might ask)? Since I lived within 100-200M of the Free Press, early 80s, at both my place at 10 Emmanuel Road, and also my then GFs place closer, at 27 Clarendon Street. So the FP was a regular of ours back then. Went back earlier this year and was amazed it's hardly changed at all, same type of eclectic sparse crowd and gruff management etc.
I used to live down Auckland Road near Midsummer Common. You're right, The Free Press hasn't changed apart from the rowing paraphernalia that was on the walls when I used to drink there throughout the 90's. The landlord Chris moved to the Cambridge Blue and took the rowing stuff with him. I was last in there 6-9 months ago and the beer was still good; had a lovely couple of pints of Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted.
All the best, Si