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The Golden Fleece Pompey.

RumRat..

Midshipman
Must have been the roughest boozer in the UK. Now pulled down but the images will always remain... Torn up newspaper in the toilets and sawdust on the floor. Dreadful Brickwoods bitter or foul tasting scrumpy and the Crushers waiting outside at closing time. (Big lil, propping up the bar) It made the Mucky Duck look like the Savoy!
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Didn't one of the locals have a facial disformity? I have vague recollections of the place and the silent whispers that undercover SIB often graced the place with their presence looking for Jack doing - well, let's say a bit more than getting rat-arsed.
Whatever happened to pubs of character eh?
 
Memories are made of this....started out in classier pubs, a la Sussex etc, sterling pubs such as those mentioned above being reserved for that part of the run when you didn't care what you were drinking anymore.....followed perchance with a somewhat dubious curry.....
 
I can claim that dubious honour..regular stop for the Plover out of Lochinvar, compliments of a three month pier head jump.....
 

Stirlin

War Hero
Didn't one of the locals have a facial disformity? I have vague recollections of the place and the silent whispers that undercover SIB often graced the place with their presence looking for Jack doing - well, let's say a bit more than getting rat-arsed.
Whatever happened to pubs of character eh?

Cheapest wacky backy , black bombers , yellow perils in Pompey and Southsea
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I seem to recall the Wiltshire Lamb was just as bad, also the Bistro nightclub (a.k.a Beasties) also had the crushers regularly parked up round the corner.
 

Dusty70

War Hero
Aaaaaaaaahhhh Bistro (see what I did there) one of the lovely ladies gave me some free lodgers I was very popular down the aft stokers mess (as an SA) on the Exmouth
 

fishhead

War Hero
I think most of us went in the Fleece just so we could spin the dit about who was in there. I never knew a matelot who called it his local. Big Silve and Gilda were usually lurking in my day but I was never tempted(i.e. never that pissed).
 
I think most of us went in the Fleece just so we could spin the dit about who was in there. I never knew a matelot who called it his local. Big Silve and Gilda were usually lurking in my day but I was never tempted(i.e. never that pissed).
So, like me, you were never the recipient of the coveted VD Scar and Bar...:) :)
 
Gilda hung out at the Balmoral I think and big Silve in the Fleece.
We bow in admiration at your intimate knowledge, even remembering so accurately over so many years....:) :)......not to mention, runs ashore.
As an aside, after 24 on, afternoon, first and morning Shore side donkey boiler, first pub outside the dockyard gate was first stop. Memory banks faltering...The Standard? Royal Standard?
 

RumRat..

Midshipman
We bow in admiration at your intimate knowledge, even remembering so accurately over so many years....:) :)......not to mention, runs ashore.
As an aside, after 24 on, afternoon, first and morning Shore side donkey boiler, first pub outside the dockyard gate was first stop. Memory banks faltering...The Standard? Royal Standard?
Royal Standard, and according to trip advisor, it's still there. A bastian of fine dining if I remember correctly. Pickled eggs and crisps. (even that was better than pussers scan. Reckon that's why we had the tot. . . to dull the taste of the food.)
 
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