Tom Pepper wrote:Some of you, of a certain age, will remember The Barnaby, the pub in Ilderton Road that was a magnet for the soi disant beautiful people of Bemondsey in the '70s. Question is, what was the name of the pub before it was called The Barnaby?
Tom Pepper wrote:SteveO wrote:
As a patron of both pubs from my misspent late twenties to early forties, it was The Barnaby that had the coins, (old pennies?) stuck in the surface of the bar, it was run by George Cottle, and his wife Maureen, who also had the Red Cow in The Grange.
The Prince of Wales in Ruby Street was run by Teddy Haines, or maybe Haynes, not sure of the spelling.
At the time that I used the Prince of Wales, I was heavily involved with a Polish girl, who could have won the Miss World contest had she deigned to enter it, “our song” was Rod Stewart’s Maggie May, and it was played to death in that pub, no wonder we were always in there.
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