THE YORKSHIRE GREY




ALPINE RATING: 7 OUT OF 10



46 LANGHAM STREET, LONDON,W1W 7AX.
OXFORD CIRCUS, GREAT PORTLAND STREET AND GOODGE STREET TUBE.



I NEVER LIKED 'THE LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE'. IT WAS ABOUT A BUNCH OF OLD STUPID NORTHERN GEEZERS RUNNING AROUND HILLSIDES IN YORKSHIRE. IT WAS ALSO BROADCAST ON A SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE 'BREAD' IN THE MID 1980'S WHICH MEANT ONE THING.... WHEN I HEARD THE HAPPY FUNERAL MUSIC THAT WAS IT'S THEME SONG, THE WEEKEND WAS OVER. SO IT WAS BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING. 
THOSE LOVABLE OLD CLOWNS, EH? ARCHIE, CLEGGIE AND WHAT WAS THE OTHER CHAPS NAME?.... 
YOU KNOW WHAT.. F**K 'EM!!!
 IT WAS A RUBBISH TELEVISION SHOW. EVEN HOWARDS WAY WAS BETTER.
BUT IF THEY HAD A LOCAL PUB, THIS WOULD BE IT. IT REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE A PUB OUT OF A SMALL LEAFY YORKSHIRE VILLAGE. THE NAME SAYS IT ALL REALLY...


THIS PUB TRUELY IS AN ODDITY ON GREAT PORTLAND STREET. IT'S AN ODDITY IN LONDON, FULL STOP. SURROUNDED BY HANGING FLOWER BASKETS AND PAINTED DARK GREEN, THIS IS PUB IS CARED FOR AND LOVED. YOU CAN CLOCK THAT WITHIN THE FIRST 10 SECONDS OF SEEING THIS PLACE. IT HAS LOTS OF OUTSIDE SEATING IN A NICE PATHWAY BY THE  SIDE OF THE BOOZER. I IMAGINE THIS IS HEAVEN ON A WARM SUMMERS DAY. ITS OUTSIDE SEATING IS STRANGE BECAUSE THERE ISN'T MUCH SEATING INSIDE. THIS IS WHY IT GETS AN ALPINE RATING OF 7.



THE INSIDE IS TINY. DON'T GET ME WRONG HERE. IT'S FANTASTIC INSIDE. BUT IT'S SMALL. REALLY SMALL. IT WILL BE NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE AT ANY TIME TO GET A SEAT IN HERE MOST LIKELY. IT'S VERY COSY AND I DON'T MEAN THAT IN A SARCASTIC WAY. IT'S LOVELY.
IT HAS LOCALS PERCHED ON BAR STOOLS READY TO BANTER WITH ANYONE WHO HAPPENS TO WANDER IN.



IT ALSO DROPS A POINT AS THE CHAP BEHIND THE BAR HAD NO IDEA WHAT SO EVER ABOUT THE COMPANY HE WORKS FOR. WHEN A COUPLE OF TOURISTS ASKED "WHO IS SAMUEL SMITH?", THE CHAP REPLIED "I DON'T KNOW.... I THINK HE RUNS THE BREWERY"...
SAMUEL SMITH HAS BEEN DEAD FOR YEARS.
THIS CHAP HAS HIS WAGES PAID FOR BY A DEAD MAN. NICE.
WHEN ASKED "WHERE IS THE BREWERY FROM", HE REPLIED "UMMMM, I DUNNO"....
YORKSHIRE MATE, THEIR FROM YORKSHIRE. YOUR IN A PUB CALLED THE YORKSHIRE GREY!!!
WHIPPETS, FLAT CAPS, HATING PEOPLE FROM LONDON. YORKSHIRE!!!!!!!!


ON A BRIGHTER NOTE, IT HAS THE 'WHITE ROSE' LOGO ON ITS BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. *DRIBBLE*
FINE VARNISHED SURFACES. IT HAS SUBLIME OLD LAMPS ILLUMINATING UNCLE SAMS DEN OF MISCHIEF. PHOTOS OF OLD COMEDIANS FROM THE 1930'S ON THE WALL.  
THIS IS INDEED A FINE SPECIMEN OF BOOZER.



THE TADDY WAS BANG ON. EVEN IF THE CHAP BEHIND THE BAR WAS CLUELESS ABOUT WHERE IT CAME FROM. A GREAT PUB. I'LL POP IN AGAIN.
*BORAT VOICE* GRREEAT SUCCESS.....

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