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EMD Pop Up Pub

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm

So the plot thickens with Antic opening a pop-up pub in the EMD that has no actual end date. Which doesn’t sound suspicious at all. Nope.

So after having a nice Sunday lunch at Indulgence my partner and I walked over for a cheeky half and a look. We had a lot of memories come back as we came in. The ticket office on the left is now a food kitchen but we remember selling a great many tickets there for McGuffin film showings a decade ago. We had a wander around. The auditorium is closed but the foyer and balconies have been filled with shabby chic furniture, old art prints and mirrors. So a lot like they did with the Chequers. Oh, and it called something like ‘Majic, Merryment and Maud’ or some similar hipster shit that totally ignores the cinematic heritage.

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The rear balcony area

So the old kiosk is now a cocktail bar and at the rear is a full bar between the entrances to the old small screens. We had a look around and I got a cheeky half. I’m glad it was only a half (Of 40ft Brewery IPA) as at £4.50 a pint the costs are a bit high. I think I’ll stick to the Bell. While we sat in the back they played a mix of songs from 1980’s films, which was a nice touch, considering.

As we took the place in a large number of people came around in dribs and drabs clearly coming in for a look. Many were clearly new to the area with a numbef of comments like “I had no idea it was so big!” or how old and lovely.

We also had a look at the menu but there is no fucking way I am paying £7 for a sandwich.

So, overpriced hipster bar. Better hope it becomes a cinema soon as I can’t imagine this place drawing punters away from the Victoria, Rose and Crown or the Bell (or Goose, even).

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