I was wondering how many of us have checked out
It is quite a change from 'The Townhouse as it was formerly known, which attracted a fairly old crowd, with sing-alongs at the weekend. It was not my cup of 'rosy lee'.
Anyway, I rather like the new Libertine. Simple decor, stripped back, lots of wood,so it seems bigger than before. There is a comfy loungey area at the back with sofas, and a big space at the front. I was there on Saturday night, and this front space was very lively - with a 20's, 30's bunch dancing away. (Well it was midnight, and there was a good DJ).
I liked the music - covering 4 decades - so Nina Simone would be followed by something 'of the mo'. Very friendly staff - I think being on Great Suffolk Street, away from Borough High Street means that they will be getting locals, not one-time visitors.
I like the look of The Libertine more than its predecessor, although the shabby chic look it's rather belatedly adopted is starting too look a bit generic. Haven't I seen those lampshades in The Garrison? And lots of other pubs besides?
By the way, if I moved to this area four years ago, does that still make me a newcomer? I'm dying to know! Someone consult the rules and report back pls.
I'll second that. The Townhall never really impressed me, there are plenty of better places around. I'm intending to give the Libertine a try at some point to see if I like it better. Does anyone know what beers they have on - anything interesting?
It was busy at lunchtime and they are advertising stone baked pizzas. I'm waiting to see if I get woken up over the weekend by revellers before I make a judgement. BTW I've been here for twenty years and there are still pockets of resistance!