On 17 Jun 2009 at 2:43pm disgruntled wrote:
I've just been banned from the Elly!
How rude is that!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 2:50pm Decent Citizen wrote:
What did you do to get banned?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 2:56pm disgruntled wrote:
I told the barman he was a nob for not turning the jukebox up
On 17 Jun 2009 at 2:58pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Perhaps he had a headache, or his n** hurt!!
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:15pm drinker wrote:
which barman has banned you? and which one did you call a nob because some of them are and you should not get kicked out for telling the truth
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:53pm river boy wrote:
the ely gone down down hill as a pub over the last year
On 17 Jun 2009 at 4:54pm Ed Can Do wrote:
If by "Gone down hill" you mean "Has become a much nicer place to drink" then I agree. Huw and Dec's non-tolerance of shouty pissheads in the evenings is a blessing and has made it easily the best pub to watch sport in town and a generally nice boozer. If the barman didn't want to turn the music up at lunchtime, when a lot of people want to go in there for a quiet lunch, is there really any need to call him a knob? I'm amazed how many people have yet to learn that if you piss off a barman, you'll get thrown out of the pub. A bit of courtesy isn't too much to ask is it?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 5:47pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I remember it when Bill Ryall had it.Very nice it was then. The side room always seemed to be in use with functions etc.Is it still?
On 17 Jun 2009 at 6:59pm Ed Can Do wrote:
There's a big upstairs function room now and the downstairs is all open plan. Makes the place much airier (Airyer? More airey? Airy? I dunno).
On 17 Jun 2009 at 8:15pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Thankyou Ed Can Do. Not been up there for years. I may well give it a go sometime.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 11:07pm fruitfly wrote:
Yes,it's all good there,though I do miss the back room with the postered wall,table football and pinball.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 12:47am No Potpourri wrote:
Poker on there every Thursday. Quite a well organized game.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 11:41am huw wrote:
Well, Fruitfly, the table football machine has been back for over a year now and we have just got a toads table to.
By the way, noone's been barred for a while, I think disgrunttled is mistaken, maybe he just left in a huff after being told there's no need for the jukebox to be deafening just so one person can rock out to their favourite track
On 18 Jun 2009 at 12:23pm folder wrote:
Re the poker tonight, do you have to pay to play, is it a comp, or a league, or single table games, or what? have read the posters but all always seem to get drunk and forget the details... Plus have a day off today so might be able to make it at last
On 18 Jun 2009 at 12:27pm Lancey Howard wrote:
Beware of Folder..He's a notorious hustler
On 18 Jun 2009 at 12:30pm Lady fingers wrote:
Dont let the kid play
On 18 Jun 2009 at 1:05pm No Potpourri wrote:
Its a league for points and kudos and entry into an end of season tournament, or just fun if you want the occasional game.
Each night two tournament games are held, plus a "meal" during the break all for a fiver.
If you chip in another fiver you are entered in the cash game and can win a share of the cash pot if you come in the top 3 finishers.
Thursday night in the Elly and Tuesday nights in the Royal Oak.
I could post the web address of the tournament organizers but I'm not sure whether this would breach the terms of posting here regarding advertising. But for more information put "gunpowder plot poker" into Google.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:04pm folder wrote:
so I pay a tenner and get a position somewhere in a league? who gets all the dosh at the end? sounds like a no win/no win to me...
On 18 Jun 2009 at 3:02pm No Potpourri wrote:
You pay a fiver for participation in two games on the night and a meal during the break. You get points depending on how many people you bust out and where you finish in each game. Your points determine your league position and at the end of the season if your league position is in the top 6 at a particular venue you have an entry into an end of season tournament with cash prizes.
If you want to play for money on the night you put up another fiver and *that* money goes into a cash pot divided between the top three finishers of the second game of the night.
To summarise for the hard of understanding: There's a fee of a fiver for participation in two games and a meal. If all you want is the kudos and a bit of fun and maybe the chance of entering the end of season tournament then that's all you need to know; but if you want to try to make some money on the night you can put a fiver into the cash pot and take your chances. Its not a winner takes all situation. The pot is divided between the top three so you're not going to be buying everyone in the pub a drink on your winnings. This is an evening's entertainment in a pub, not the World Series of Poker.
On 20 Jun 2009 at 1:30pm LTR wrote:
Disgruntled. Maybe you should try the Lamb.