Went past The Castle in Dudley today. Fuck, what a hellhole that place looks. Karaoke every other day 1-5pm catering for the benefits crowd. Rough looking bloke with arm in a sling with a Staffie, red-faced woman with too much jewellery- ticked all the boxes. Anyone been in to confirm my fears?
Isn't Dudley where the EDL are based?
There's a dodgy looking Irish bar in Digbeth but I can't for the life of me remember why I was around there and what it was called.
I used to go in the Castle when I was 15, at the time Banks's used to run a £1 a pint offer from 2pm until 6pm on Mild, Bitter & Heineken.
The bar scared the shit out of us so we'd use the lounge, which housed a mental bloke called staff who would randomly start shouting "Cuckoo" every ten minutes.
The bogs were skin to the ones in that Bookies in Trainspotting, only there was graffiti offering "Snuff Video's" and at one stage child porn.
It was, errm, different.
If you want rough pubs head to Erdington. One of had karaoke from 11 am and it was in full swing by 12:00. I once went into the cross keys and everybody in there except for me had some sort of deformity of injury like a broken arm, there was one bloke in there who looked like half his nose had been bitten off!