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Andy Parsons @ The Pembroke Castle


Hey, its me again.

I kept my word and re-visited the Pembroke Castle last weekend for the Hampstead Comedy club. Three brilliant comedians brought us to tears. Including BBC2’s Mock The Week star Andy Parsons. He really stole the limelight and he really was fab. His comedic spin on current events and politics was brilliant.

I spoke to Andy after the show and asked why he likes coming to the Hampstead Comedy Club.

‘I still love turning up at some of the passionately-run smaller clubs, and Hampstead is among my favourites. Tonight was a typical Hampstead night – very friendly atmosphere and a comedy-savvy crowd. I shall certainly be trying to persuade them to let me back soon.’ –Andy Parsons

The Hampstead Comedy Club hosts a weekly show at The Pembroke Castle in Chalk Farm/Primrose hill every Saturday night.

On Friday, Time Out’ magazine published its top ten list of London Comedy venues included Hampstead Comedy Club! how awesome is that!  They have been running For over 18 years and should really proud of this fab accolade.

Read my earlier blog and the Pembroke Castle for more information and visit www.hampsteadcomedy.co.uk for weekly updates on the line-up and head liners.

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Pembroke Castle


I went to the Pembroke Castle – Primrose Hill the other day for a spot of lunch with some friends.  The bar itself is just up from Chalk Farm tube station so it was super easy to find (and considering I’d get lost in a paper bag means it must be REALLY easy to find!!)

The inside of the bar is really welcoming and had a cute eclectic feel about it. On the walls were lots of little framed postcards of local shops, road signs and funky little bits of graffiti. They had good taste in music as well, bit of old indie songs like The Libertines, Blur mixed with
more recent stuff like Ed Sheeran. Massive thumbs from me on that front. On all the tables were pots of basil, and even though that might sound weird, it looked really cool and I’ve since taken the idea and stuck a wrapped pot of basil on my kitchen table.

Seeing as it was sunny – Yes I said sunny, can you believe it a whole afternoon without rain or hurricanes!!! –   We sat outside in the beer garden which was really cute with fairy lights and cushion, very boo hoo, bang on. If only it was July again, a jug of Pimm’s or a Gin and tonic would have been just the ticket.

Actually choosing something for lunch was a bit of a mission. Both of us were in the mood for pizza but couldn’t pick one, goats
cheese and red onion, peri peri chicken or pepperoni. Dilemma.  In the end we shared a peri peri chicken pizza and the goat’s cheese and red onion pizza. Both were so so yummy, I didn’t really want to share the red onion one, it was far too good. Much too good to share with friends. Tee hee!

The bar seemed really well stocked, there looked to be something for everyone, beer, ale, cocktails for the eve, spirits. If only my flat was this well stocked, I’d never have to leave.

I noticed there was an upstairs meeting room which would be good to rent out for parties. They actually hold comedy nights up there every now and again, would be fun to go to one in the future I think. The staff were really friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. I hate grumpy barmaids.

Heading up to Stirling this week for a beach party, Beach parties shouldn’t exist in Scotland, I’m going to freeze my butt off. Is it ok
to wear scarves and Ugg boots with a sundress? Ill rock it anyway!!

Scores on the (royal) doors:  

Food and service:  Scrummy, I’d return just for the pizza. The staff were lovely.

Atmosphere and decoration:  Really chilled loved the fresh flowers around the bar.

Facilities:  Loved the retro bottle green tiles

Talent Radar:  Slim pickings. 😦

Fun Factor: Wasn’t a heart pumping night out but Pembroke was very relaxing,
just what I needed

Perfect for: General hang out, lunch date, pre-bar drinks

In 3 words: Good Indie Pub.

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