FROM FACEBOOK: “TP” Examines Big Changes in Top Pub
“Well bugger me,” says Anthony.
“Since retiring from bouncing I’ve only been back to the Beach Hotel twice.
“As I’ve got a week of holidays the lovely Floss and I went there yesterday to do some swamp-rocking too late for Woodstock and that was great!
“But on arrival I go to the top bar to grab a schooner of Tooheys and get told they don’t have it on tap!
“So what about a VB?” “No mate no chance.”
“Ok then how about a XXXX? He says no mate, take a pick of these other (designer label) piss was my thoughts, and of course I had to say how unAustralian it was not to have one of our favourite sips available.
“But never mind, my floss wanted a Corona and Cool. That was available so I asked for a can of Jim Beam and told the inevitable “No, only Bullet Bourbon” which I took reluctantly. But it was ok, so I gave over a red back and that was it. No change!
“Well obviously I’ve been out of the scene far too long. I thought buying a slab was bad enough but after a night at the Beachy, no wonder all the brothers take a slab to the beach or parks and consume them there!
“Back to comments about the Beachy… I went to the loo for a squirt, and bugger me what a grot-hole that was, with ants running all over the men’s urinal and with the stench that reminded me of the slaughter floor at FJs.
“Not to mention how thick the dust/dirt was on the window screens and everyone’s graffiti of cocks etc on the screens that haven’t been cleaned in years by the look.
“All I could think of was how Deli and Strop would be shattered to see the condition of their old pub.
“With plastered walls stripped bare and unfinished work that reminded me of the old public toilets of years gone by.
“Oh well it’s certainly not the child friendly establishment of years gone by, but more of a grot-hole for piss-heads these days.
“That’s my version, and a shame to say.”