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Dock

East of Arcadia (the old Becketts Arms in Meanwood)

Someone at work told me about this. The latest edition to the wonderful Market Street Taverns chain (the last Veritas in the city centre), but this one is in staggering distance of my house. Ace!

Meanwood is an area crying out for a decent pub, in recent years I think Meanwoods pubs have suffered because a lot of the housing around there has been bought by the likes of those tinpot buy-to-let entrepreneurs and the sudents who rent there tend to drink in Headingley or town. I am glad MST have taken a chance by opening a boozer here, and I will support it by spending like a sailor on shore leave.

Not that anybody could care less, but the bars name derives from the fact that it is 'east' of the brill Arcadia pub in Headingley.

If the beer and the food are as good as in the other pubs they own, I will be in for a treat. That is all.


http://www.markettowntaverns.co.u...=East-of-Arcadia&Section=Main
sheeps

We could try this on the 5th.

*magnificent idea sheeps lad*
Grind

The Pig and Breathalyser?
bearing

West of The Pig and breathalyser
sheeps

Clacker wrote:
The Bev and Bottle
 

 

The Bev n' Beer Shampoo.
Grind

Bev and shoulders.

Or, more popularly, Head 'n Bev.
Grind

Yes.
fartcatcher

Clacker wrote:
Could be wrong and not a criticism, but 'East of Arcadia' sounds like a pub name that's been 'brainstormed'.

We had a thread for naming pubs.


more likely to pull in the punters than 'East of Armley'
bearing

Clacker wrote:
For fucks sake.


with me?
Dock

Er, thanks lads.

Went for my first visit. A plesent few hours had reading this months MOJO. Great pub with over thirteen different real ales and quality european lagers. Nice mix of people of all ages. I ordered some food as well. I got the smoked chicken salad with shallots and sun blushed tomatoes, with a honey and mustard dressing. All very fresh. Ale of choice: Ilkley Gold by The Ilkley Brewery.

Fifteen minute walk from Dock Towers. I think I have found my new local. That is all.
Late Doors

Sounds ace, there is nothing like having a quality local. use em or lose em as the saying goes. Keep meaning to go to the one by the Orspital but havent as yet. Not sure about the poncey sounding tucker though. I can just imagine asking John at our local if he fancies putting up some sun blushed tomotoes.
bearing

Dock wrote:
Er, thanks lads.

Went for my first visit. A plesent few hours had reading this months MOJO. Great pub with over thirteen different real ales and quality european lagers. Nice mix of people of all ages. I ordered some food as well. I got the smoked chicken salad with shallots and sun blushed tomatoes, with a honey and mustard dressing. All very fresh. Ale of choice: Ilkley Gold by The Ilkley Brewery.

Fifteen minute walk from Dock Towers. I think I have found my new local. That is all.


Did they have any CIDER?

You mention fecking Lager, but fail to inform us of the CIDER situation.
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
Sounds ace, there is nothing like having a quality local. use em or lose em as the saying goes. Keep meaning to go to the one by the Orspital but havent as yet. Not sure about the poncey sounding tucker though. I can just imagine asking John at our local if he fancies putting up some sun blushed tomotoes.


Fear not LD, they have some great hearty stuff as well. And they do those really good burgers. I just had summat light so I wasn't drinking on an empty stomach.

Re: Cider. I shall enquire within.
bearing

Plastic Man

I can personally recommend Arcadia in Headingley. Its sister bars, Bar t'at in Ilkley and Coopers in Guiseley have been recommended to me by people whose judgement in such matters I respect.
Dock

In Friday night. Roosters 'Yankee' (four pints of). That is all.
bigbone

I had a pint of Roosters in North Bar last Friday, served in a dimple glass, very nice.
Plastic Man

bigbone wrote:
I had a pint of Roosters in North Bar last Friday, served in a dimple glass, very nice.


Aha - does that explain your mention of partaking of draught Paulaner Weissbier in another post?

I did wonder where you had got hold of it.

Sam Smith's weissbier on draught in the Angel is very good too.

A dimple glass - how very 1970's.

"Would Sir prefer a glass or a mug?"
bigbone

I had the Paulaner in Bar Tat, Ilkley, 4.18 a pint  

I was in The Angel last Friday, I like the Extra Stout, less than 2 a pint.

I usually go for a straight glass.They try to serve the Paulaner in a vase in Bar Tat, that's not for me.
Plastic Man

bigbone wrote:
I had the Paulaner in Bar Tat, Ilkley, 4.18 a pint

I was in The Angel last Friday, I like the Extra Stout, less than 2 a pint.

I usually go for a straight glass.They try to serve the Paulaner in a vase in Bar Tat, that's not for me.

4.18 a pint.  

tryyryo.gif  tryyryo.gif  tryyryo.gif More like.

I'll give the Extra Stout a go on your recommendation.

They insist on serving the wheat beer in a vase in the Angel. I ordered a pint one busy night and they said they couldn't serve me as they'd run out of the required glasses. I said an ordinary glass would do, but apparently it was a a Head Office diktat and they refused. Had to go an find a couple of empty glasses before they would serve me.

So much for the maxim "The Customer is King". Not if old Mr Smith says he's not.
Dock

The North Bar people/rip off shit bags have opened a pub opposite EOA called 'Alfred'. On my way home from my initial reccy of EOA I popped in to have one for the road. I had a pint of Lindeboom lager. Bloody gorgeous, but then it should be at 4.00 a pint. shocking.gif


*busks*

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