Saturday, 18 October 2008

Too Busy For Me

I complained about pubs being empty the other day. Not so the Marble Arch. When I picked E up off the train, we popped in for one, but were hardly able to squeeze in the door. It was full of happy and happily pissed people enjoying the various beers on offer.

We stayed for one. My pint of the ludicrously named "Pint" was fine, as was E's half of Manchester Bitter. Two thoughts occurred to me as we fled. Thank goodness smoking was banned and why do drunks converse with each other at the top of their voices?

E remarked in the car - "That's probably how our table at the THT sounds on a Sunday". Um. Yes. Probably!

9 comments:

Erlangernick said...

How about we swap Kraut Gaststätten, Kneipen, und Brauereien for your pubs (keep your plumbing though!) and breweries (and smoking ban!) and call it even? Smoke-free English pubs and real ale in Krautley...my personal fantasy.

Erlangernick said...

Whoops--forgot: You get to keep the sparklers and swan-necks; they'd work just as well with Real Lager as they do with Real Ale. And I get to keep the Bierkeller(s).

Lees under gravity at the Bierkeller...damn. What was that one other bitter I was so fond of that I'd stumbled across at the Fringe? Would he consider emmigrating?

Tandleman said...

Can't remember Nick, but you'll just have to keep drinking these crappy (not) keller biers!

Erlangernick said...

After I'd sung its praises to you (IIRC, I feared I'd not be able to find its equal during the rest of my visit), you rang the brewer up to tell him about it. That was a nice touch.

And some Kellerbier(s) *are* better than others...and all are a bit too strong.

tony said...

A Friend in Manchester is taking me to THE MARBLE ARCH in a couple of weeks time.I dont know if your experience will encourage me? I will have to practice my SHOUTING!!!!!!
I am told the Pub has the first flushing toilet in Manchester! (Thank You Mr Crapper!!!)

Tandleman said...

Tony - there are other flushing toilets! Enjoy the MA.

Matt said...

My wife has called me out on that score before - too busy or too empty - I'm never happy!

The Beer Nut said...

I had a couple of jars in the Marble Arch one evening last year and found it damnably civilised.

Tandleman said...

It's a great pub BN, but not for us that night, but of course I can easily go anytime. And do.