MOD Southwick Park / HMS Dryad ACCOMMODATION

#1
Hi,

I have just received a draft to Southwick Park (formerly HMS Dryad). I think the place is now run by Army, and for some reason they take great pleasure in witholding information from me. Has anyone been there recently? I understand it is now the tri-service camp for the Reg's. If so what is the accommodation standard like for the JRs (permanent staff)?

Any info would be great as I join in a month after surgery and will not have a chance to do a recce before hand.

Thanks
 
#2
Not sure how it is now it's changed hands but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Southwick Brewhouse, which is just outside the gate. It's an old brewery run by two red nosed real ale drinkers. They will give you a free tour and some tasters providing you buy a few beers from their shop. The pub next door is pretty good too.

http://www.southwickbrewhouse.co.uk/
 
#7
2_deck_dash said:
Not sure how it is now it's changed hands but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Southwick Brewhouse, which is just outside the gate. It's an old brewery run by two red nosed real ale drinkers. They will give you a free tour and some tasters providing you buy a few beers from their shop. The pub next door is pretty good too.

http://www.southwickbrewhouse.co.uk/
So when did they move the main gate ?, far as I remember it was first right as you entered the village from Portsdown end down a long lane before you reached the Main Gate.
The 'back lane' was a cinder track leading to the village coming out near The Beast/Old brewhouse, from what you describe 2DD it seems this is now the Main Entrance, I assume the former is now just access to the stables and Southwick Park Rec Grounds,?.
 
#8
Ah the Spring and Summer of 1980 in those crappy accomodation blocks blasting out Metamatic by John Foxx!!!. I see from google that they are long gone now.
 
#9
Sterling_Stirling said:
2_deck_dash said:
Not sure how it is now it's changed hands but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Southwick Brewhouse, which is just outside the gate. It's an old brewery run by two red nosed real ale drinkers. They will give you a free tour and some tasters providing you buy a few beers from their shop. The pub next door is pretty good too.

http://www.southwickbrewhouse.co.uk/
So when did they move the main gate ?, far as I remember it was first right as you entered the village from Portsdown end down a long lane before you reached the Main Gate.
The 'back lane' was a cinder track leading to the village coming out near The Beast/Old brewhouse, from what you describe 2DD it seems this is now the Main Entrance, I assume the former is now just access to the stables and Southwick Park Rec Grounds,?.
That was always the entrance we used to get in. I never actually lived there though, we were accommodated at Colllingwood and bussed over every morning so I didn't get to know the place all that well.

Funnily enough there was a class of lads based at Dryad who were being bussed over to Collingwood everyday for their course. Fantastic planning I thought.
 
#13
The accommodation up there for ships co, is a six man flat with a shared bathroom and heads, with a kitchen.
there is also a spare room that is big enough for sofas and a tv plus a bar in the corner
 
#14
2_deck_dash said:
Not sure how it is now it's changed hands but I can wholeheartedly recommend the Southwick Brewhouse, which is just outside the gate. It's an old brewery run by two red nosed real ale drinkers. They will give you a free tour and some tasters providing you buy a few beers from their shop. The pub next door is pretty good too.

http://www.southwickbrewhouse.co.uk/


Thanks for that.............. as a "foreigner to the area.
 
#15
I was there in 2000 and loved it. Pinsley House was a siht hole but it was only something like 30p a day to live there...bargain, and it was opposite the scran hall. I remember a certain WO Snoddon who used to terrorise us baby OM's for crap marching and general lack of military bearing...happy days.
 
#16
killikgolly said:
I was there in 2000 and loved it. Pinsley House was a siht hole but it was only something like 30p a day to live there...bargain, and it was opposite the scran hall. I remember a certain WO Snoddon who used to terrorise us baby OM's for crap marching and general lack of military bearing...happy days.
Tampax Towers you mean :?:
 
#17
Tampax Towers was luxury compared to the accomodation opposite which was condemned not long after I left there in 97. Can't remember the building name but it subsided. It was free of charge though when we stayed :lol:
 
#18
Sterling_Stirling said:
killikgolly said:
I was there in 2000 and loved it. Pinsley House was a siht hole but it was only something like 30p a day to live there...bargain, and it was opposite the scran hall. I remember a certain WO Snoddon who used to terrorise us baby OM's for crap marching and general lack of military bearing...happy days.
Tampax Towers you mean :?:
Nah, they moved all the lezzers out into the new accommodation down towards the bottom in a vain hope that the longer walk to the dining hall would do something about their Wrens Arse. After some thorough "investigation" though i can confirm that it was all to no avail! I was in Pinsley when we were in "lock down" after someone curled one out on the Padres desk, turned out it was some 'orrible Wren....classy!!
 

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