What about the bars in Gib in the........................

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Aaaah the Universal... :grin:
The very first bar on my very first foreign draft (to join the Mighty Albion on her return home) with my Sea Dad, a grizzled 3 badge killick dusty.

Walking in through the door, in civvies and not blues, to be greeted with a bootie, in uniform, running across the stage onto a group in the corner, and a fight starting.

My first intro to Annisette - luvly stuff, but making the mistake of drinking it neat.. :shock:

Other bars, that I recall, were:
the Coach & Horses (crab bar)
the Tartan Bar, along the road from Government House (wasn't Sugar who used to dance to the Archies song here too?)
the NAAFI club (Crown & Anchor?)
General something, up the hill by the MQs
Hole in the Wall

Must a few I missed..... remembering that is, not physically... :wink:



As a young AB in the early 60s flamenco dancing in the Trocadero. The London bar and for a bit more education the UV and Sugars. In the 70s Penelope's. As a civvy in the mid 80s, Fox & Dogs, Clipper, Gib Arms, Angry Friar, Chaplin's, Buccaneers, Hole in the Wall, just to mention a few!!

Keep Striving.
The Angry Friar (aka the Mad Monk) opposite the Governor's Residence - the place wgere you could watch the squaddies changing the guard & shout abuse at them. :grin:

The Horseshoe (aka the Donkeys Flip Flop) an upstairs bar on the main street.

The Hole in the Wall (Charlies) run by two gay blokes. One was deaf. They had a small dog which often bore the brunt of visiting matelots frustrations/humour. :shock:


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Remember being at the "Mad Monk" the day that 2LI took over the guard from the Gib Regiment! Poor sods didn't know what hit them. After they sauntered about with their little drum and penny whistle band .. there was this sound of demented bugles and Jack fell about laughing as the new guard ponced down main street at the double march! Other famous moments at the "Monk" was when the resident Regiment had gone walkabout .. or whatever those Army types did .. they put some posh Guards regiment in for a couple of weeks and it was one of those nice warm Gib spring days .. just time for a pint or two in shorts and flip flops while watching the guard ponce about in full red tunics and bearskins! They never did learn!


War Hero
Irish town fisheries
Was a fish & chip shop, cafe & bar. Used to serve drinks extermely late. Got pissed with a certain Tommy Cooper when Ark was visiting in 76, Just like That!
Eros Tivoli SpitRoast El Pulvereen, Spinning Wheel SmokeyJoes and Oliver Twist, Horseshoe Devils Tower, Chimney Corner after hours Four in the morning we will all be pi*&^ed

Used to Help Johnny and Marru run Julie's Cafe Hospital Hill E block 1972-74 whilst a sparker Comcen Gib
and the Gib Folk Club with Tony Stanford and Soapy Suddes LRO(T)

Jack McHammocklashing


Lantern Swinger
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Ok not forgetting : Paddington's, Donkey's Flip Flop,Trafalgar,Captain's Cabin, Ark Royal, Royal Calpe,Buccaneers,Clipper,Edinburgh Arms, to name but a few...