NO SOLITUDE IN CLIFTONVILLE

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8th January 2020

More posts brought to you under “contractual negotiations” as I’d never choose to tick micropubs in Thanet for a living, would I ?

Thanet though, always worth a visit.

Cliftonville

I’d walked past Banks when I was in Cliftonville (not the Belfast one) last time out and assumed it was a trendy bar.

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Trendy ?

It’s not trendy, despite the Bass memorabilia.

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Of course it’s special
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Decent seating

Just a well-run locals pub, a micro with music and gin. And unusual dispense.

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One bloke when I arrived, half a dozen when I left. They’d all come to meet the man who’d met BRAPA, I guess.

I left them to enjoy Simply Red and Terence Trent D’Arby, whose spell as a half back with Margate alongside Buster Bloodvessel in the late ’80s ensures his enduring popularity here.

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Cool Mighty Oak, not my best choice

Terence dropped out of the public consciousness around the same time as this classic.

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5 thoughts on “NO SOLITUDE IN CLIFTONVILLE

    1. Do I dare check it out?

      I bought the CD after hearing that one song of his on the radio whilst driving from St. Cloud to Minneapolis MN back in about 1987. Maybe 88.

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