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Poll: How Do You Rate This Pub? (34 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Pub?

  1. Excellent (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Good (2 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  3. Average (11 votes [32.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.35%

  4. Poor (21 votes [61.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.76%

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#16 loplop

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:51 AM

I've seen people in there wielding bargepoles.
As someoone commented on earlier, it's a real shame about this place, as it has such an incredible view from the garden, day and night.
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#17 charlie

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:21 AM

The Puzzle looked very very closed last night. Apparently it shut up shop a couple of days ago??

Edited by charlie, 06 October 2006 - 07:21 AM.


#18 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:50 AM

I will be passing by there at the end of the working day today... I'll take a look and see.

I'll have to try and muster up a feeling of devastation.

Could it be curtains for "is it a pub or is it bar"? Could the response now be "it doesn't matter, sunbeam, it's closed either way."
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#19 Tuesday Girl Ventures

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:23 AM

:huh:

Well here's hoping that it re-opens with a bit of style if this is the case...

Ive been in here a couple of times during afternoon visits, its been nice. The interior is more of a modern feel than most pubs/bars in the triangle, which I welcome, not every place has to have the tradional feel. However, the troublesome aspect is obviously this places down-fall...

Still, its a watch this space moment...

#20 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 10:38 AM

You're quite correct, maestro, it certainly has a more modern feel in terms of its interior althought that would be late 1990s modern feel in a sense.

And in the afternoon it seems less volatile than of an evening in the main.

However, the modern feel seems to lend itself to a particularly modern brand of trouble.
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#21 andreas

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 12:56 PM

http://www.morningad...mp;categoryid=8

"Puzzle Pub Company, the managed operator headed by Jamie Dutton-Forshaw, is looking to sell the Puzzle Pub on Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, for around £830,000.

The site is one of the first five freeholds owned by Puzzle. Dutton-Forshaw said: "The pub falls between two police authorities and two councils and we didn't feel we were getting the right support from the police."

interesting.
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#22 charlie

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 01:06 PM

Good spot Andreas. A snip at £830,000- freehold too!

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 02:13 PM

I am glad it is closing, for purely selfish reason that I would never ever have drank there anyway. Hopefully it will be replaced with something more along the lines of the White Hart - a bit of heathly competition never hurt anyone.
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#24 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 02:32 PM

Not getting the right support from the police?

Very interesting. I wonder if any other pubs in the area have experienced the lack of "right support".
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#25 Retired_Member_2

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:10 PM

I'm not happy about it closing. It seemed to attract some unsavoury characters... where will they go once it's closed?

#26 Elmo

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:51 PM

It's also one less place to watch footie on the triangle. That only leaves Jack Beards, BBottle, Hollybush, Cambridge, Gipsy Hill Tavern, Alma... hang on that's pleanty! :P
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#27 gekko

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 05:50 PM

I'm not happy about it closing. It seemed to attract some unsavoury characters... where will they go once it's closed?


I wouldn't worry too much Ged. I don't think they'll be coming to Numidie or the White Hart :D . They'll just go somewhere else that does 2-for1 offers on Stella :rolleyes: .
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