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K K Kelbie

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In Topic: The KKK Bin Pub Review Thread

07 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

The Official Bin Pub Leaderboard


The Thistle - 3Ks/3 (dead like Rangers)

The Hole in the Wa- 3/3 

The Carnock - 3/3 (dead like Rangers)

The Willow - 2.5/3

The Green Oak - 2/3

The Star - 2/3 (visitors' lounge) -3/3 (bhar)

The Cardwell - 1/3

The Cloch Bar 0.5/3

In Topic: The KKK Bin Pub Review Thread

07 January 2019 - 09:16 PM

The KKK Bin Pub Review no. 8 - The Green Oak Bar


Named after the tree that gives this fine metropolis its name, The Green Oak was a solid fixture of the bin pub scene until it went mysteriously on fire in the middle of the night in 2016. Unlike many bin pubs that are no longer with us - such as The Carnock, The Argyll and The Thistle (d. Dec 2018) in recent months alone - The Green Oak has been tarted up and reopened anew. The insurance company must feel so proud.




Gone is the smell of twenty years of stale pish from the toilets. In comes decoration and a return of the bottom section of the pub, which was a closed-off 'here be dragons' wing during the last petrol spilling days of the old version. Now you can get a drink in both rooms but the bottom one is trying to specialise in gin and Prosecco. So stay in the binnier section at the front. 


Drinks: Your standard generic lager and cider choices on tap. Well priced at about £1.80 for a big boy measure of Glens' finest. No tonic wine available so that's a mark off right there. 


Food: N/A which is how it should be. 


Entertainment: No football shown unless it's on council telly. A raucous karaoke runs on several nights of the week though.


Rating: 2Ks out of 3. No purging by fire can stop the Green Oak from remaining a bin pub. Some crucial period features of the old hovel have been lost though, so it doesn't get close to the star prize. It earns an official KKK thumbs up for a pit stop but better bins are still out there. 

In Topic: Whacking Day Part II - Grangemouth Edition

13 December 2018 - 08:06 PM

Wonder if this will be off. That stand when it’s freezing is some laugh.

The ten foot snake effigies everyone should be working on should see to that.

In Topic: Tribunal (Morton vs snake employers)

11 December 2018 - 04:35 PM

it may just be to appease the “pissed up jakeys” 


So Urnie's been down to a game recently then.  

In Topic: The KKK Bin Pub Review Thread

11 December 2018 - 09:30 AM

Not to be a bore, but don't the minimum pricing laws apply to pubs?


Now we know who to hound when The Thistle gets shut down again.