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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.


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).