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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:30 pm    Post subject: Scarborough - Filey  Reply with quote

Thought we'd make a weekend of the Stewart Lee gig and had a couple of nights in Scabby. Got the train over Friday afternoon and back for Sunday lunch.

Great BnB The Duke Of York on the front high up behind one of the arcades. Highly recommended, not poncey but immaculate and traditional.

Got to start a visit with a walk along the north bay to the far pyramid structures of the mini golf range and sea world. Take in the ace Belsen Stragglers statue along the way before  a walk back through the town that is definitely on a gradual up for traditional fish n chips. This time in the long establishes Fish Pan on the front, near our BnB. Went for haddock this time not least to convince MrsD that there is a difference between Cod and Haddock. It's incredible how a lass that takes her food so seriously can't tell. I'm supposed to be the uncouth one of this partnership as well. The fish was magnificent, crisp batter with the soft sweetness of the fish but alas the chips were drab and lifeless.

Shower and change and a walk to the spa via the Hole in the Wall pub for the gig ( See separate thread)

Did the Cleveland way path from Scabs to Filey on Saturday. Ten miles of coastal bliss over moorland cliffs and beckoning sands covered with the foaming grey chill of the breaking sea. Beautiful.

Passing walkers mostly bid a cheery greeting except for the odd curmudgeonly ones who we pride ourselves on guessing who they will be by simply looking at them. Sure enough, we can spot them a mile off. Stiff women and "too cool for  school" macho blokes.   At least they give us a laugh. Coincidentally we met a lad from Huddersfield on the trail as well. Small world eh?

Filey's nice. Smaller but all the genteel aspects of its larger neighbour but none of the tac. The beach is its jewel, a dogs heaven. Loads were scampering around intent on nothing but having fun. The last time we were on a beach was in Sardinia eight months ago and we compared styles. Wind shields are essential here despite the sun easily cutting the breeze. Who doesn't love the coast though? It's impossible not to wherever you are.

Not many pubs but we found an interesting contemporary ale place called the Cobblers Arms. Presumably an old cobblers shop turned into a small independent bar, very convivial.

Got the bus back to Scabby and reconnoitred the restaurant for the night before walking back into town. I was left to fend for myself for a while whilst MrsD did a spot of shopping. The Sun Inn was the destination. A towny pub with pool tables and lots of sky TV. A decent welcome, fair pint and the splendid news of another Hull City defeat passed the time very accommodatingly.

Wed booked a Turkish place called AZ and walked the mile or so to it. The Angel en route was a busy well kept local place that made us feel welcome and the pint of landlord was good. The Castle a little colder with the bar fly from hell talking bullshit a tad too dominant. We missed the turnoff up Dene road and ended up in a pub whose name I can't recall. It seemed a decent place with decent indie tunes and the beer quite acceptable.

The restaurant wasn't what we expected. It called itself Turkish but  seemed more north east Asian. The food was mildly spiced slightly perfumed but a bit heavy with the small cubes of chicken and lamb. Nice place though, good staff and an attractive decor.

We'd had enough by the time we got back into town but decided to have a look in the amusement arcades. Christ what depressing places they are off season in the night. We couldn't leave quick enough.

Sunday mornings are the same everywhere. Everything takes longer and that includes waking up. The harbour was still asleep as we sauntered around its shabby saline slumber and took a look around. Yep, Scarborough is on its way back i think, even though it's never lost it for me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hole in the Wall - where I drunk my first pint of Timothy Taylors.

pleased that it's still there.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hole in the Wall - where I drunk my first pint of Timothy Taylors.

pleased that it's still there.


You didn't finish it? tryyryo.gif

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was in Filey about three weeks ago. Blowing a force 10 gale with rain added. Stayed about an hour and came home.

Off to Scarborough on Friday for the night - James playing Peasholme Park.

For my 50th Birthday I got treat to a night in the Downcliffe House in Filey. Bit of a weird one for Filey - it's on the sea front near the far end where the cobbles and park is. It's classed as a boutique hotel and is pretty expensive. Very nice though. Had a meal there as well. Definitely classy but like I say not cheap.

Staying at a place called Tall Storeys in Scarborough. Gets a good tripadvisor write up
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My nan lived in Scarborough in a basement flat next to the Strada hotel on the Esplanade. I used to go over there and do odd jobs for her. She was a bit forgetful and one time she'd mislaid all the cutlery and i had to eat my takeaway with a chisel and some pliers. Funny how you remember these things.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My nan lived in Scarborough in a basement flat next to the Strada hotel on the Esplanade. I used to go over there and do odd jobs for her. She was a bit forgetful and one time she'd mislaid all the cutlery and i had to eat my takeaway with a chisel and some pliers. Funny how you remember these things.



   
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My nan lived in Scarborough in a basement flat next to the Strada hotel on the Esplanade. I used to go over there and do odd jobs for her. She was a bit forgetful and one time she'd mislaid all the cutlery and i had to eat my takeaway with a chisel and some pliers. Funny how you remember these things.


I can't think of anything to say to that post. You're a fucking one-off FC and I salute you sir! 5734/10
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should've used those with my nan's cooking.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chisel and pliers, excellent!

Went to Scarborough by scooter back in 87 all the way from Essex. First ever Scooter Rally. Great fun but dont think my arse could take it this day and age.
Cant really remember too much about the place if im honest. Seemed a pleasant enough place though.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took the Grindstress there for a Bank Holiday (?) several moons ago and was (perhaps understandably) bollocked for taking her on a romantic trip to see Scarborough play Chesterfield.

No chisel and pliers were involved, but there was definitely an amusing fight of sorts between the Chesterfield GK and a fan.

Don't know what her problem is sometimes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it all kicked off because it was one of those kids for a quid days and one of the little gobshites got too lippy.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smiling badger wrote:
First ever Scooter Rally. Great fun but dont think my arse could take it this day and age.


I wondered what people got up to on Scooter Rallies.

Or perhaps it coincided with a Gay Pride event?
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Yep the Gay Pride thang seemed to coincide with all the knuckle dragging Neo Nazis that frequented rallies in the 80's.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yep the Gay Pride thang .


Is that as in Fascist Groove Thang or a typo for Thong!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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smiling badger wrote:
Yep the Gay Pride thang .


Is that as in Fascist Groove Thang or a typo for Thong!!!!


You should know H, you were there after all.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking the family to Scarborough for the day tomorrow.  It will probably be the last time we go there as the four of us (seeing as my daughter will be 20 in October, and my son 17 in September).

Doing the usual things - including the battle in Peasholm Park (that's why we're off on a Thursday) and ending with Fish and Chips for tea.  And, I have a surprise for them in store...just to finish our family trips there off nicely.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, ooh, can I come too?
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Would you like me to send you some Taranium?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decent fish and chips here is about as rare.

I quite like Scarborough, me.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me and Joseph Dock had an afternoon in Brid on Sunday. Sandcastle action on the beach and then with J's earnest announcement: "Bit cold Daddy!" It was off along the very wide promenade from North Beach to the bit where the fairs are for some chips. I felt quite nostalgic when we passed through the fair rides and realised that some of them still play pop diamonds like Len Barry's '123' and Kim Wilde's 'Kids in America'. East coast seaside towns: Bit tacky, but they still draw us back. Long may they run!

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