Tuesday 13 July 2010 5.45pm
While I don't normally wear cashmere - and much as I like both Phil and the Crown - like anyone else, Phil would need to pay me to wear his advertising.
I am a free man, not a hoarding or cattle, branded to show to which flock I belong.
is a couple of minutes walk from where I have lived for some time and intend to continue to live for the foreseeable future. Ergo I am a local.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, I've been here long enough to remember when the Crown was gentrified. Before that, it was a spit and sawdust Websters pub, which opened at the weekends.
You really should try the Crown. It's not as stuck up as you seem to think it is (or, indeed, as I am). There's a choice of ales and lagers. There are wines. Since students go there, I imagine there might even be some alcopops. The food, while good and competitively priced is definitely not fine dining (no offence, Big Phil).
BTW Your love for your club is unrequited. Unless your club is the Continuity Wimbledon, your club is a business which cares nothing for you, only your money, and employs foppish overpaid mercenaries to make profits for big businessmen.