Alan Oliver… I used to own that place! 1989 ish. I called it The New Clive Vale with Dave Gurney as manager.
Nick Prince… Im sure that it had the name Oliver’s above it and around 1989 time. It had an entrance at first floor level in Alfred Road. I never went.
Alan Oliver… Yes the upstairs ‘Function Room’ was called Olivers. The pub was called ‘The New Clive Vale’ Ray agreed to rent the whole place from me.
John Austin… That brings back memories !
Jim Breeds… Many family “do’s” upstairs there. “Cathy on the organ”! Now you tell me!
Andy Qunta… And the governor with his back teeth submerged!
Virginia Davis… Would prefer it to still be there rather than the monstrosity that’s replaced it
Peter Thomson… Was this a spoof? Made me laugh – looks so much like a ‘Viz’ ad. And who was Clive Vale anyway?
Mark Gilham… Clive Vale’s the bloke illustrated on the ad with the tankard
Roxine Lucas… I remember going there with my late father had some good nights there
Nick Prince… I remember going there when Electric Ray had it. What a character. Lol
Lucy Pappas… We used to go there after youth club. Underage drinking wasn’t such a big deal at that time!
Chris Meachen… Spent many an evening there in the 70’s.. Dedicated much of my time to ensuring the pub’s mynah bird was the sweariest & most foul-mouthed in the town…
Ernest Ballard… Trust you Chris ha ha
Mary Lipscombe… Known as monkey island!
Tony Court-holmes… used to sell back in the day some bloody good rough cider