That new Jesters bar in Northwood

Shakey

War Hero
The old bar/NAAFI complex is due to be demolished so they've built a new one.

It's basically a posh portacabin. It cost £half a million apparently and it's expected to last two years whilst something more permanent is built.

It comprises a shop, a coffee bar and a bar.

Went in last night, the opening night, to the bar. It's rubbish. It is like some sort of airport departure lounge. Half decent furniture, no draught beers and lots of bright pin spot lights. No atmosphere at all. Not very big either, though some wooden partitions can be pushed aside to merge the bar with the cafe area.

If it was in Afghanistan or Iraq it would be the mutt's nuts but here, well, it's crap.

Anyone else been in?
 

brigham600

War Hero
The Galaxy Bar. Brings back some fond memories for me.

Must admit, the new bar refurbishment does not sound too clever and seems like another of the current 'modern' alco pops bars.
 

Six_and_a_Half

Lantern Swinger
Shakey said:
It is like some sort of airport departure lounge. Half decent furniture, no draught beers and lots of bright pin spot lights. No atmosphere at all. Not very big either, though some wooden partitions can be pushed aside to merge the bar with the cafe area.

NO DRAUGHT BEERS!!?? I'm sure there must be some sort of law against that, or if there isn't, there should be!

I think that this is bad business planning. As Shakey has mentioned it is a temporary solution, but I've often noticed how 'temporary' solutions have a nasty habit of becoming permanent. I think the only thing left for you Shakey is a minicab into Watford, or a short wander into Northwood town centre. Are there any pubs in Northwood for that matter?
 

Shakey

War Hero
I can see why it's so small as the demand personnel-wise must be less than it was in the 80's and 90's but it's just so sterile, it is honestly like a departure lounge.

They should have done something similar to the killick's and corporal's bar down in Raleigh.
 

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
And the bar is replaced was better because? :wink:

My section is normally the only one keeping the bar full, even on bring a boss. We even drag other sections in and its still empty and without soul.

The new one isn't that bad, draught beer was always pants in Jesters.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Shakey said:
The old bar/NAAFI complex is due to be demolished so they've built a new one.

It's basically a posh portacabin. It cost £half a million apparently and it's expected to last two years whilst something more permanent is built.

It comprises a shop, a coffee bar and a bar.

Went in last night, the opening night, to the bar. It's rubbish. It is like some sort of airport departure lounge. Half decent furniture, no draught beers and lots of bright pin spot lights. No atmosphere at all. Not very big either, though some wooden partitions can be pushed aside to merge the bar with the cafe area.

If it was in Afghanistan or Iraq it would be the mutt's nuts but here, well, it's crap.

Anyone else been in?

No one's forcing you to go there! Get a life and get ashore - spend some of that hard-earned London Weighting pay... :lol:
 

the_matelot

War Hero
Moderator
sgtpepperband said:
Shakey said:
The old bar/NAAFI complex is due to be demolished so they've built a new one.

It's basically a posh portacabin. It cost £half a million apparently and it's expected to last two years whilst something more permanent is built.

It comprises a shop, a coffee bar and a bar.

Went in last night, the opening night, to the bar. It's rubbish. It is like some sort of airport departure lounge. Half decent furniture, no draught beers and lots of bright pin spot lights. No atmosphere at all. Not very big either, though some wooden partitions can be pushed aside to merge the bar with the cafe area.

If it was in Afghanistan or Iraq it would be the mutt's nuts but here, well, it's crap.

Anyone else been in?

No one's forcing you to go there! Get a life and get ashore - spend some of that hard-earned London Weighting pay... :lol:

Have you ever served at Northwood??? London pay? I fooking wish!!! I'd be back there in a flash!
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Course I have - so I know that there is more interesting things to do in London than spend the night in some poxy portacabin, and moaning about the fact!

:twisted:
 

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