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The Feminist Pub is Open - Chat, Rant, or pull up a chair here!

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LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 16:33:31

This thread started when we all decided to imagine what the perfect local for feminists would be like. So far, it has taps with plenty of good real ale, and some decent non-alcoholic alternatives too. There are comfy chairs and there's a feminist film night, as well as lots of nice feminist-friendly books on the shelves and space to curl up and read. The open-mic nights are attracting feminist singers and comedians, and we're just sorting out the feminist creche.

Please come along, draw up a stool, and have a good chat about whatever you fancy - as serious or as trivial as you like.

For starters, I have a half-pint of lemonade. What can I get anyone?

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Mon 07-Oct-13 16:36:18

I'll have a ginger beer and some salt and vinegar McCoys ta.

EldritchCleavage Mon 07-Oct-13 16:37:17

A bitter shandy and some pork scratchings (classy, I am).

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 16:49:32

Ginger beer and salt and vinegar crisps coming up! Likewise a nice bitter shandy and pork scratchings.

I shall join you with a good glass of mulled apple juice and a thick slice of cake (the feminist pub offers cake, probably made by the lovely James off Bake Off in 2012).

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 16:58:14

Pint of real ale.

And yes the pub has to serve cake.

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 07-Oct-13 16:59:36

Is there a Lite Bites option in this ere pub?

Not sure I'm ready or qualified for a full. Meal.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 17:01:24

Real ale coming up. We have a wide choice, but right now I am offering Doom Bar bitter, Black sheep, Brakespeare, and some delicious Timothy Taylor. Other recommendations can be taken.

chaos - but of course! Personally I fancy some crispy mushroooms stuffed with cheese (I was brought up on Little Chef so you understand I have shit taste). But other more classy options could be ordered.

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 07-Oct-13 17:01:33

Lite was (sic), btw.

MurderOfBanshees Mon 07-Oct-13 17:03:09

Malibu and coke for me (haven't had one in months!), cake would be good too.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 17:03:15

<nods seriously while sniggering and taking the piss>


Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 17:03:39

Got any Speckled Hen in the back?

And surely a feminist pub has to offer vegan food? Not that I am vegan, just eaten lots of vegan food at feminist events.

MurderOfBanshees Mon 07-Oct-13 17:04:18

No laughing at my beverage of choice <blows raspberry in a totally mature way>

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Mon 07-Oct-13 17:05:01

Oooh, there are snacks. I'm a sucker for really shitty pub snacks. Can we order some nachos 'for the table' please?

The kids are in the creche? Do I need to order something or will they feed them for me?

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 17:06:04

Right then, what are we chatting about over our pints?

Because personally, I would like to raise the annoying point that in (real) local pubs, I cannot think of a single real ale that's advertised to women.

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 07-Oct-13 17:07:09

Crispy mushrooms with garlic dip is tight up my street, dude. wink

I'd like some sort of fruit juice, with a splash if soda please. Or sloe gin, if it's not too early.

Do any of you pubettes have a recommendation for teenage books about FWR,, please?

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 17:07:24

grennie - naturally there is speckled hen.

Not sure about vegan food as I am ignorant, but I am sure it's there if you want it. Personally, I would love it.

There is of course a creche. I believe we decided that it was run by men, perhaps eager male volunteers, as part of a training programme?

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 17:08:45

Nice vegan food - aubergine curry...with chips of course smile

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 17:09:03

chaos - depending how early teenage, but I think Caitlin Moran's book works from 16 onwards. It's not ideal for early teens, though.

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 17:09:21

LRD - Yes I love real ale, but hate some of the names and pictures on the pumps.

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Mon 07-Oct-13 17:10:33

It's because ale is a blokes drink, innit? Like steak is bloke food. Salmon and white wine. Now that's for the ladies.

MurderOfBanshees Mon 07-Oct-13 17:12:15

Just a question, can the bar be a bit shorter than your average bar so I don't look like such a child while I'm trying to leap up on to the bar stool?

Grennie Mon 07-Oct-13 17:12:19

And Malibu and coke. Clearly a ladies drink.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 07-Oct-13 17:13:17

Me too.

We should have real ale with better names.

Pankhurt Bitter (A delicious beer with a light citrus taste and a lingering aftertaste that)

Wollstoncraft Light Ale (A subtle, mild beer with a sharp flavour, long-lasting and clear)

Dworkin Porter (A full-bodied beer, flavoursome and impressive - an acquired taste).

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Mon 07-Oct-13 17:13:35

Murder - we agreed on the last thread that it would have various levels, for everyone's comfort. smile

MurderOfBanshees Mon 07-Oct-13 17:13:49

More men should drink Malibu, they don't know what they are missing

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