Aldershot on a Wednesday Night

napier

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#1
I'm going to be in the Aldershot area this Wed night. I was based there back in the late 90s, but not been for ages. Where can I go for a decent pint without being twatted by zimmer weilding ex-airborne types?
 

napier

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#3
True, but I have a bizarre compulsion to stumble the hallowed streets of my (almost) youth.
 
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#4
Aldershot is pretty dull, the usual places to go if you want to see lots of squaddies acting like throbbers are Yates', the place that used to be The Goose opposite AMs or the Queen Victoria.

There's Tiffanys if you want warm beer and ropey strippers, The Traff is actually pretty decent for a drink but is generally pretty quiet on weekdays.

Depending how far you're willing to travel the North Camp in North Camp is ok as is Sidewalks Bar and Diner which is also in North Camp. Going even further away the Old Ford near North Camp Train station is ok and I've heard good things about The Swan in Ash Vale, though I've never drank there myself.
 
#6
Aldershot is pretty dull, the usual places to go if you want to see lots of squaddies acting like throbbers are Yates', the place that used to be The Goose opposite AMs or the Queen Victoria.

There's Tiffanys if you want warm beer and ropey strippers, The Traff is actually pretty decent for a drink but is generally pretty quiet on weekdays.

Depending how far you're willing to travel the North Camp in North Camp is ok as is Sidewalks Bar and Diner which is also in North Camp. Going even further away the Old Ford near North Camp Train station is ok and I've heard good things about The Swan in Ash Vale, though I've never drank there myself.
The Swan is a cracking boozer and also used to serve very good food.
 
#10
I'd rather go the extra effort & visit Fleet,

Besides, the fact I was in the Aldershot area during Airbourne weekend gave another good reason to try elsewhere.
 

napier

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#11
So things haven't changed much in 15 years then?
 

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#12
I remember in the early 80's when I was a Guards Depot Instructor at Pirbright casually walking into a pub in Aldershot that was full of parachute silk, barrathea wearing skin heads, in jeans and dessie boots. Bearing in mind I was in a suit and wearing my Guards Division tie I'm surprised I didn't get a battering but someone had obviously fed them before I walked in. The thing is, I could have sworn the pub was called 'The Globe', but I can't find any trace of it now.
 
#13
The Globe is a theatre.In London.Perhaps your train from Brookwood was going the wrong way.Second thoughts,the right way.
 
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#14
Potters Bar (?) near Keogh is good if impressionable young medics are your thing, allegedly.
 

napier

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#15
Potters Bar (?) near Keogh is good if impressionable young medics are your thing, allegedly.
Sadly, I don't think 40-something blokes are their thing
 
#16
I remember in the early 80's when I was a Guards Depot Instructor at Pirbright casually walking into a pub in Aldershot that was full of parachute silk, barrathea wearing skin heads, in jeans and dessie boots. Bearing in mind I was in a suit and wearing my Guards Division tie I'm surprised I didn't get a battering but someone had obviously fed them before I walked in. The thing is, I could have sworn the pub was called 'The Globe', but I can't find any trace of it now.
There was a pub in Aldershot called the Globe, that was pulled down with another one called the Wellington round about 1980ish.

Another pub opened with the name of "The Globetrotter". You went down a spiral staircase to get in. It was opposite the George!

That is probably the one you remember!
 
#17
Aldershot is pretty dull, the usual places to go if you want to see lots of squaddies acting like throbbers are Yates', the place that used to be The Goose opposite AMs or the Queen Victoria.

There's Tiffanys if you want warm beer and ropey strippers, The Traff is actually pretty decent for a drink but is generally pretty quiet on weekdays.

Depending how far you're willing to travel the North Camp in North Camp is ok as is Sidewalks Bar and Diner which is also in North Camp. Going even further away the Old Ford near North Camp Train station is ok and I've heard good things about The Swan in Ash Vale, though I've never drank there myself.
The one opposite AM's that used to be the Goose & before that, the George, is now once again, The George. It's just had a revamp.
Decent beer in plastic glasses & cheap too! Well worth a visit.

Do pop into the Traf though. Even if it's not busy, it's still worth as mooch around in there. There's loads of Photographs not only Para Regt, but quite a few Guards ones too.

The bogs have just been painted, & the Kahzi has a brand spanking new seat, so no graffiti, please!

I might be in there about 2000hrs & seeing as you haven't had the decency to bully me, bring your gumshield!
 

ACAB

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#18
There was a pub in Aldershot called the Globe, that was pulled down with another one called the Wellington round about 1980ish.

Another pub opened with the name of "The Globetrotter". You went down a spiral staircase to get in. It was opposite the George!

That is probably the one you remember!
Cheers for that, thought I was going mad. Do Paras still wear those bomber jackets / barrathea type thingys made out of Parachute silk or was just a fad at the time?
 
#19
Cheers for that, thought I was going mad. Do Paras still wear those bomber jackets / barrathea type thingys made out of Parachute silk or was just a fad at the time?

No they don't!

But to be fair, there is always one or two turn up with them on ABF day!
 
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Zarathustra

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#20
The one opposite AM's that used to be the Goose & before that, the George, is now once again, The George. It's just had a revamp.
Decent beer in plastic glasses & cheap too! Well worth a visit.

Do pop into the Traf though. Even if it's not busy, it's still worth as mooch around in there. There's loads of Photographs not only Para Regt, but quite a few Guards ones too.

The bogs have just been painted, & the Kahzi has a brand spanking new seat, so no graffiti, please!

I might be in there about 2000hrs & seeing as you haven't had the decency to bully me, bring your gumshield!
I've not much on this week so might pop down one evening for a few sociables.
 

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