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by sydenhamboy
5 Mar 2018 15:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 44345

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

Having left Sydenham for nearby Brockley a couple of years ago, I couldn't resist checking out the bar that was a relentlessly hot topic/potato of conversation ever since I first moved to Sydenham (about 10 years ago). In fact I remember having a pint in the 'old' Greyhound - and although that would...
by sydenhamboy
29 Jun 2017 13:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 30067

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

It's a shame reading this. I was a resident of Sydenham for 10 years and although 'gentrification' (for want of a better word) was slow, to the point of sluggish, at times, it still seems the same old problems exist. I now live 'up the gingerline' in Brockley - and although it's a similar area, the ...
by sydenhamboy
21 Sep 2016 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Location Location Location Channel 4
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Re: Location Location Location Channel 4

It was good a good episode. It clumped together 'metropolitan village' atmosphere of Crystal Palace, 'trendy' East Dulwich, 'super cool' Forest Hill and 'cosmopolitan' Sydenham. Interesting how zone 3 is perceived (compared with 'suburban' Beckenham). That's why it's frustrating that many (although,...
by sydenhamboy
30 Mar 2016 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines
Replies: 34
Views: 18437

Re: 'Legible London' sign outside Palace Wines

Scum. Sub-human scum.
by sydenhamboy
6 Mar 2016 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432013

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Don't knock it. It helps 'tidy up' a ropey looking high street.
by sydenhamboy
20 Feb 2016 20:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432013

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Parker1970 wrote:
sydenhamboy wrote: 'up and coming' areas like New Cross
#ThingsINeverExpectedToHear

:) :)
Ok maybe that's pushing it a bit but you know what I mean. I heard somebody mention Thamesmead as upcoming the other day. Now that is weird!

#yeahwhatever!
by sydenhamboy
19 Feb 2016 16:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432013

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I'm surprised Antic never came back seeing that they were originally going to open up (even to the point of having the Greyhound on their website) and they only pulled out because of the complete arse Purelake seemed to make of things. They still would have been the best bet, I would have thought - ...
by sydenhamboy
9 Feb 2016 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432013

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

What it needs is just a few 'quality' places all near each other - so you get 'an end' of the high street that suddenly has a 'feel' to it - as has seemed to have in Forest Hill. Not a stone's throw away from Sydders, sections of Forest Hill have created something resembling a 'vibe'. Somebody menti...
by sydenhamboy
7 Feb 2016 16:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommend a local man and van?
Replies: 6
Views: 2847

Re: Recommend a local man and van?

Earl is great ... Used him last week and will do again ... 07951535534. Say Rory from Sydenham recommended.
by sydenhamboy
24 Dec 2015 16:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Beer Rebellion is here to stay
Replies: 31
Views: 9353

Re: Sydenham Beer Rebellion is here to stay

Great news. Beer Rebellion is a very cool bar. With great bar staff. Good on you guys.
by sydenhamboy
7 Nov 2015 16:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432013

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

... Easy as pie, really.


See what I did there?
by sydenhamboy
15 Oct 2015 12:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 83973

Re: Golden Lion pub

Yes. Simple. Make it more cosy. There are other pubs that cater for the sports/brightly lit pubs - but I get the impression that the Golden Lion is after another punter. So if they get that right, the right people will be attracted to the put because, overall, the décor in the G.L. is really good. J...
by sydenhamboy
7 Oct 2015 20:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature
Replies: 36
Views: 14263

Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

RachelF wrote:Nearly spat out my coffee over the comments on Woodbastwick...

Sydenham... so close to Crystal Palace and Dulwich?! Funnily I used to say the same when I lived in West Norwood.
What's woodsbastwick??
by sydenhamboy
26 Sep 2015 17:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature
Replies: 36
Views: 14263

Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Not a bad write-up .. our links to Central London sound good and the mention of the 'cosmopolitan' high street are positive and although the references to suburbia are a bit overdone (we are zone 3), we are told that, actually, Sydenham is far from it. Mayow Park cafe (no surprise - it's great) seem...
by sydenhamboy
5 Sep 2015 09:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature
Replies: 36
Views: 14263

Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

I wrote a few points to the Guardian - mainly praising the area, with reference to Mayow Park and the good cafes and bars and having a moan about the Greyhound debacle. I wonder when they'll run the Let's Move To ... feature - is it on Fridays or Saturdays?
by sydenhamboy
31 Aug 2015 18:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432013

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Yeah - stick with that name.

THere's a great pub in Dulwich Village called the Greyhound (I think, anyway). So I say let's get a pub built first - the name is the least of our troubles!
by sydenhamboy
31 Aug 2015 18:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 83973

Re: Golden Lion pub

Went for the first time since refurbished. Must say it lacked inspiration and warmth. We both went to the Dolphin after - straight away atmosphere , comfortable and a bit of buzz . Food was very nice too. A very good afternoon Nigel. Yeah - but I remember the Dolphin feeling a bit like that when it...
by sydenhamboy
27 Aug 2015 14:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 83973

Re: Golden Lion pub

Much much better in there. Very nice. Glad there's a room (I think) without a TV. Looking forward to eating later. Have they lost the neon purple light in the evenings now? Well done the Golden Lion. Just the Greyhound to go and that will 'top 'n' tail' Syd High Street nicely for evening bars. Let's...
by sydenhamboy
23 Aug 2015 13:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mopeds
Replies: 29
Views: 7559

Re: Mopeds

They've been doing it for years - pretty much as long as I've lived in Sydenham (10 years) which means they're all ten years older. Sad 30 year old men racing around on their little bikes, sounding like distant angry wasps. I fear it's all they've got in their little lives. They get home, have a bit...
by sydenhamboy
21 Aug 2015 11:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 83973

Re: Golden Lion pub

Isn't it great that there's an enthusiastic member of staff to feedback to - this could really help the pub owners turn it into a success by listening to their customers - especially the ones who want this sort of oub to do well. I for one cannot wait to taste the burgers - I love 'simple' home cook...