The pub on Alice Street was called Tropics or something when I first moved into Rothsay Street. It was an over 21s only kind of place and only ever had three people in it. Then it closed and became flats. As it was being knocked about (stories added etc.) the builders revealed a beautiful '30s front, all rounded with cream tiles and it appeared to have been built as The Jolly Farmers (or Garedeners or something).
Talking of which, ever been in The George on TBR? Proper pub. Nice staff. Friendly people. No facility for men's big jobs though. Could almost see Jack Regan in there. Not his regular of course but somewhere he'd stop by for a Double Diamond and a couple of large scotches on his way back from Tower Bridge Flying Squad. The Pagoda used to be a bit like that too. As Harry said, use it or lose it.
Surprise, surprise. I was in The George last night. Sam, the welsh sex bomb, has just taken over from the much loved Aussies Kath and Patrick. Sam's a diamond, but the place can get a bit 'busy' if you know wot i mean.