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    Edinburgh fringe festival meetup

    New thread for discussing a pint of an evening sometime in the Fringe for the Edinburgh players while Micky is up with his ol' Da.

    I would say if you're in Newington (Minto Street is pushing the definition of Newington tho - Bloody estate agents)

    Then the Green Mantle is probably a good shout (I used to live in Crosscauseway, but it was something else Irish themed then) Or since it's fringe time there are lots of over priced venue bars around the Old Town, also Peartree House,Blind Poet and Southsider just round the corner.

    Lets say Green Mantle and if it's rammed we can go up the road in search of a seat?

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    I went by Google Maps actually, the postcode I put in was right on top of the word Newington at every zoom level.
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    Bah I just started a thread. Grible you git!

    Mantle is good by me. Everywhere will be heaving to honest. If it's a nice day I'm not against just hanging out in Pleasance/Udderbelly

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    Edinburgh has loads of "districts" many of them only a few streets in size. No-one can agree on the exact boundaries some some of the more well known ones tend to get larger and eat up the little ones around them.

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    Heh, right. Well I'll defer to those in the know on pub decisions. I'm sure it won't be too difficult to get about anyhow, I'm used to walking anywhere within a 3 mile radius of my house, and what's more I hear you guys have half a tram network too.
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    It's pretty good for the airport run but otherwise useless.
    My office is near Waverley Station so Newington area is preferable for me.
    Or New Town.

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    I work out of town and live in the west of the city, Newington is fine - Tollcross is better! Green Mantle it is, date and time?

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    Yeah well I live in the north side of town so deal with it .
    Let Bastiat decide on the day, but time wise I'm good for anything after 6pm.

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    I'll get back to you once I know what shows we're going to (I've had very little input on this trip so far!)
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    Since it's during festival time, and at some point over a few days, I suspect more than one pub will be involved. Is it likely to be an after work/evening time type catch up?

    I live in Morningside (i.e. south west of city centre) but for after work fun I'll be coming from further west, out of the darkness that is Broomhouse.

    It might be worth drinking closer to some of the main venues, for people popping to/from shows etc. Or sitting in the meadows with a carry oot if the sun comes out to play...

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    I'm assuming after work, yes. I'm cool with going to the pub a few nights. Maybe even see a show or two.

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    Yes - Us all finding a group of people who've never meet each other in the rammie that will be the Meadows mid fringe... that'll be amazing!!! Lets do it!

    Green Mantle is conservatively 10 minutes from Pleasance, 5 from Fringe Central (Appleton Tower), Gilded Balloon (Teviot), Dome(Potterow) and Udderbelly (and Bedlam!) which are in turn a hop skip and a jump from C, Underbelly,Assembly on the Mound hopefully that should cover show needs without being in among the venue bars.

    Also My brothers Stag do is the 9th... but you'll miss that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grible View Post
    Yes - Us all finding a group of people who've never meet each other in the rammie that will be the Meadows mid fringe... that'll be amazing!!! Lets do it!
    Haha, I meant after we all meet in a pub, we could always relocate to a blade of grass there if needed. Although to be fair, festival time turns pretty much everywhere into a rammie, especially for meeting up with folk! Like the time last year I agreed to meet a mate from school I haven't seen in 20 years in the courtyard of 3 Sisters... insanity!

    Will we need to have an agreed signal to identify each other? And how can we make sure people don't just think it's part of random show?! Although I'm now wondering if I could get a C U Jimmy hat and cover the tartan with giraffe print. And then I could wait for Bastiat to come up and drop me, lol!

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    I will be wearing a rose of the colour red.

    Failing that I have a tshirt with a giraffe on it. I'll be wearing that.

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    I will be recognisable.
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    You keep mentioning all these pubs. Have you even stopped to consider if your omnipotent and benevolent chairman (admittedly a personage of most dubious character) can obtain a beverage of suitable quality and rarity? After all, you can't expect me to slum it in Edinburgh without at least the promise of something worth the effort of my exalted GI Tract springing into action?
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    What constitutes a beverage of suitable quality and rarity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephas View Post
    What constitutes a beverage of suitable quality and rarity?
    Premium:- Belgian Trappist (except Orval..yeuch)
    1st Division :- Belgian "Abbey" Beers.
    2nd Division:- trendy almost real beers. ie microbrewery stuff without the balls to go the whole way.
    Sunday league:- almost any large commercial brewery "product"
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    So, we basically need to go to Brauhaus then?

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    what's a Brauhaus precious? Is is tasty? Does it have Crunchables?
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