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#101 EanieMeany

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:05 PM

Not to be a bore, but don't the minimum pricing laws apply to pubs?
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

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KKK approves the bar being well and truly raised before the Falkirk game by this fine Greenock bin.  :thumbup2:


They were serving free soup up in Bumshaftens on Saturday.

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Posted 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. 

 

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Posted 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.

 

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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. 


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Posted 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


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 02:53 PM

The Thistle has now been officially replaced by a Celtic pub named "Greenock King of Kings", immediately confirming it's status as a complete hole and also bringing some much-needed old-firm needle to Lyndoch Street.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 03:03 PM

The Thistle has now been officially replaced by a Celtic pub named "Greenock King of Kings", immediately confirming it's status as a complete hole and also bringing some much-needed old-firm needle to Lyndoch Street.


That sounds pretty s***e,tbh.

I was only in the Thistle Bar once, it was a good wee shoppe. Only flaw (from an out-of-towners point of view) was it was a wee bit out the road. If the were to recreate a pub like that downstairs from the Norseman it would be grand.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:30 PM

Absolutely disgusting news, hope the place mysteriously burns down in the middle of the night. On the flip side of things, KKK was recently delighted to find The Carnock back up and running and with the same underlying threat of violence. Welcome back. 


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:42 PM

KKK Bin Pub Rereview - The Carnock Bar

 

Off the back of recent events myself and CartoonHead jumped in for a pint or two before the game on Saturday. After horsing him with a 9 dart finish at the board I began to notice a few improvements made on the back of our previous review:

 

TV - now showing all the football on a 'who's paying? who the ****'s asking?' basis.

wine list - The Carnock has clearly listened to our feedback and now boasts Scotland and Greenock's own El Dorado as part of a fully hand-poured selection of drinks behind the bar. Optics can get to **** in this establishment. 

 

Like the Michelin guide, the KKK Review is happy to revisit our scores when new heights of bin excellence have been achieved. The Carnock therefore earns an extra special K to take it to the top of our revised standings:

 

The Carnock - 4Ks/3

The Hole in the Wa - 3/3

The Thistle (d.) - 3/3 (under review)

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


Edited by K K Kelbie, 21 February 2019 - 05:42 PM.

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