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Reviews and contributions written by Les Dunn

Fluid Reviews

The Red Lion (closed), Mayfair (Bar)
“"Happy Birthday, sorry you’re leaving." That’s what it said on a special blackboard, the first phrase accompanied by a smiling face, the latter by a sad one. We speculated as to the meaning of these...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 03 Mar 03}

The Yorkshire Grey (closed), Fitzrovia (Bar)
“When the Danish philosopher Kierkegaard talked of “drowning in the sea of possibility”, clearly he wasn’t referring to the phenomenon of looking for a pub near BBC Radio’s Portland Place headquarters in...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 25 Feb 03}

Picture of The George Inn Yard, London Bridge & Bermondsey, London

The George Inn Yard, London Bridge & Bermondsey (Bar)
“Now call me narrow minded, but I don’t associate the National Trust with having a good time. Shuffling around mouldy old houses once owned by capitalist exploiters, yes. So I wasn’t brimming over with...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 25 Feb 03}

The Royal Oak, Borough & Southwark (Bar)
“I like the kind of pub that you really have to look for. If nothing else, you feel like you deserve a drink by the time you’ve found it. Turn right at the back of beyond and you’ll find the Royal Oak....”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 25 Feb 03}

The Golden Eagle, Marylebone (Bar)
“Hearing a muffled, slightly eerie piano sing-along emanating from within as a light mist swirled about us in Hammer Horror fashion, my old friend Allan and I exchanged uneasy glances, but felt compelled...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 17 Feb 03}

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, City of London (Bar)
“The phrase ‘Ye Olde’ prefixing a business name in England usually indicates a less savoury kind of cheesiness, designed to pull in U.S. tourists before presenting them with an ersatz mockery of the past,...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 17 Feb 03}

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The Lamb, City of London (Bar)
“What exactly is it that makes a good English pub? This question seemed crucial as my drinking companion and I stood supping at the bar in The Lamb. It’s a Young’s pub, so sells their formidable selection...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 17 Feb 03}

Picture of The Yorkshire Grey, City of London, London

The Yorkshire Grey, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“I was looking forward to coming here, because I’d heard that the pub boasted its own microbrewery. I like the idea of sampling weird and wonderful brews that you can’t buy anywhere else. Unfortunately,...”
Les Dunn, Fluid London reviewer 03 Feb 03}

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