boroughonian wrote:Tom Pepper wrote:Guy's street wrote:I've been meaning to try the Victoria on Pages Walk for a while now as well.
In the late 70s and in the 80s, (IIRC), the Vic was known locally as Veggy's, the governor, John, possibly had, or used to have, an interest, family or otherwise, in a fruit and veg stall I always thought.
He had another pub in Wild's Rents that his wife Gill used to run, it was called Gilly's.
At the time, the local guys used to say, "If you can't score in in Veggy's or Gilly's. you're dead!"
Pub nicknames! there's probably another thread there,the carbolic,dark house etc.
Did you never frequent the Coleen Bawn? I understand that was the in pub years ago,or the Swan and sugar loaf,met the Mrs in there after failing in Gilly's and the Vic!
For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.
7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?
Read the latest issue before signing up