Thursday, August 18, 2011

No. 74 The Oddfellows Arms

Visited on 18/8/11. In it’s heyday I’m sure this was a charming old street corner pub. Over the years though, innumerable less than sympathetic refurbishments have obliterated all the original interior features and the décor now consists of plain white walls and plain black floors throughout. It’s a bit grim if you ask me, but it seems popular enough. There were certainly old drunks a-plenty in residence when we were there. Apparently the place goes ‘karaoke kerazy’ at the weekends an’ all. Sounds great that. The ale was alright - only Bombardier, but about as good as Bombardier gets. I wonder how many people from outside town arrive here, dolled up to the nines, instead of at ‘Oddfellows’ (No. 43) on Lower Bridge St. Anyone expecting ‘cosmopolitan, funky and sophisticated’ might feel a tad let down.


  1. You can't beat the Oddies for fruit loops - I go in for the entertainment.

    On one such visit there was a women ( bag lady ) who was telling all who would listen that she'd just come back from her annual holidays to Las Vegas.

    And how did she pay for these annual trips ? She only bought 3 chickens a week and lived off those. And with the money she saved she could therefore afford Veags.

    Why didn't I think of that ?

  2. 'To Vegas by Chicken' - sounds like one of Michael Palin's Ripping Yarns.

  3. No one mention,s "the Ghost,s " that visit on occasion excellent quiz machine and free jukebox from time to time although Neil diamond and a vareity of 30,s to 50,s constantly re played tend,s to chaff the brain Guiness is superb and pizza on dart,s night is said to be magnifique ,along with chilli and curry on quiz night ,all that and cash prizes what else could this piss head ask for