The best local

On Monday night I met with a journalist for an interview, in a reversal of roles  he ended up confessing of a dark secret but as I swore to secrecy I cannot possibly tell you what that was. Why did I  tell you this? Never mind. The place for the meeting was my suggestion, the Jolly Farmers, one of Lewisham’s best pubs and very handily just round the corner from home.

And what a night it was, the place was brimming with old boys playing cards and what can only be described as the most authentic folk group in South London was providing live musical accompaniment. Among the musicians two Lewisham legends, one was the ever wonderful Flaky Jake, often seen performing with his accordion outside Lewisham Centre,  the other was D-day veteran, peace campaigner, historic memory, socialist activist and all out benchmark for perfect aging Jim Radford on Bodhram and voice.

As we sat there I explained the journalist who Jim Radford was and told him he should interview him instead. Discussing what the pitch of this article could be to fit the magazine he writes in I suggested “in praise of indipendent pubs”. Maybe that article will be written, maybe not, in the meantime I wrote it here and I can only end this by inviting you to support what is arguably Lewisham’s best pub.


2 Responses to “The best local”

  1. Join us this Sunday in Courthill Road « . Says:

    […] to press the Mayor and TfL to sort out the junction. Then, once that is done we move to the nearby Jolly Farmers pub to examine the collected data and Christmas […]

  2. Jolly Farmers up for grabs « . Says:

    […] things never seems to last for long. I was there two days ago and again it was fab, just as the last time I was there there were Flakey Jake and Jim Radford that were joined by a surprising number of other […]

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