The Union Jack Club, London.

#2
Yup, worked with an ex Signals bod who used it all the time. He liked it, and there is also a great restaurant called Thai Silk round the corner.
 
#3
i found it to be a very rank orientent place.. with officers and ors bars,,, and the same with rooms wierd....
 
#4
Stayed there a while ago. Everything that could be stolen from the room was bolted down.

Bathrooms were full of graffiti & phone numbers of blokes looking to impale themselves on other blokes (and it was illegal then). I think it's open to civil servants too.

There are some cheap and cheerful B&Bs in Sussex Gardens, near Paddington station that might be worth considering too.
 
#6
Ancient_Mariner said:
Stayed there a while ago. Everything that could be stolen from the room was bolted down.

Bathrooms were full of graffiti & phone numbers of blokes looking to impale themselves on other blokes (and it was illegal then). I think it's open to civil servants too.
Sure you're not getting confused with the VSC? Those rooms were basic, though they're improving. No such snags with the UJ. Been a full member for eighteen years. I just wish they'd keep the bar open a bit longer.
 
#7
BuckFelize said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
Stayed there a while ago. Everything that could be stolen from the room was bolted down.

Bathrooms were full of graffiti & phone numbers of blokes looking to impale themselves on other blokes (and it was illegal then). I think it's open to civil servants too.
Sure you're not getting confused with the VSC? Those rooms were basic, though they're improving. No such snags with the UJ. Been a full member for eighteen years. I just wish they'd keep the bar open a bit longer.
It was definitely the UJC. I've just had a look at their web site and it seems to have gone upmarket since I was there.
 
#8
Only one bar at the Union Jack, and rooms are not rank orientated!
Rooms start at £33 (shared bathroom)

http://www.crdigital.co.uk/ujclub/en-gb/index.htm

I prefer the The Victory Services Club at Marble Arch, which is also for serving and ex-forces. Rooms are what you pay for.
With most of the 'Old Club House' now being refurbished to En Suite.
Rooms start at £28 (shared bathroom)

http://www.vsc.co.uk/
 
#9
I've heard it was p1ss orientated.

The plumbers had to rip out the pipe work because of the eroding effects of uric acid going down the wash hand basins.
 
#12
I remember my first argeant Major , when I was a Lance Jack, telling me that when he stayed there in the 1970's before it was torn down and rebuilt, that it was like a 19th century poor house.
From my experience much, much better, but full of civies with dubious conections to any form of service. Agree with a previous comment, there is no rank biasis, everyone is treated like sh88TE :D
 
#14
Jarrod,

The 'Quebec' has been a 'bottle of beer' boozer for over 35 years.

Your post is rubbish. As if you wandered in on the 'off chance' FFS !

It's tucked away in a mews off Seymour Street, W1. You are a knob jockey and you know this don't you.
 
#15
jarrod248 said:
Be very careful where you wonder around Marble Arch. In the storms last year I got stuck in London. Nighr before I was in the very posh Polonium Hotel, next day no trains and I went anywhere I could get a room, which turned out to be called 'The Edward Lear' which was a doss house.
I was really peed off and wondered around for a beer and found this!
http://www.thequebec.co.uk/
From outside looked like an old traditional pub with a board outside offering food and hot toddies I think?
Walked inside and everyone stared at me, thought right one of those locals is it. I didn't bother couldn't care less. Then noticed no women in the bar at all.
Men just kept coming up to me and standing at the side of me I was ignoring them and they wondered off. Then I noticed some polish probably rent boys with a man of maybe 70 and he'd got his hands down young guys trousers. I couldn't get out quick enough.
Loads of them leering at me and I'm gay ffs. Would not believe the predators in that bar and I've never felt threatened in a Gay bar.
Be careful!
Don't tell the Aliens!!
 
#19
My fellow Yanks will be interested to know that membership for us at the UJ is also assured. Me and my buddies spent a couple nights there and had a good time at the bar, shootin' the shit with British vets 20-40 years our senior.

A good place, but impossible to bring guests to your room at the end of the night...
 
#20
I used the UJC many a time when passing through London.
There used to be a Chevrons Club as well located off Baker St.
john
On the subject of Queer Boozers I was busting for a slash one early evening down Soho, legged it into a Pub I had used several years before, Shouted, A Pint of Bitter to Bar man as I ran into the bogs. Only then did it dawn on me just why I was getting those looks from the 100 % male cliental.
Fastest slash and probably the swiftest pint I ever drank.
 
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