Epping pub taken over by Rod Stewart fan's Christmas Party

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Rod Stewart fans enjoyed their annual Christmas lunch at their idol’s local.

The Theydon Oak pub, in Coopersale Street, Epping, welcomed about 80 fans from all over the UK and Europe who enjoyed traditional Christmas lunch and non-stop Rod Stewart songs from 2.30pm to closing time.

The man himself was not in attendance, but a Rod Stewart tribute act performed.

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5:56pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

May as well have had a spoon on stage.
May as well have had a spoon on stage. Billy Yerache

8:07am Mon 23 Dec 13

TTMAN says...

Pub cashing in on a customer's fame.

Why not?
Pub cashing in on a customer's fame. Why not? TTMAN

2:09pm Mon 23 Dec 13

EppingRes1dent says...

Overpriced and overrated pub serving mediocre food to wannabe middle class fools.
Overpriced and overrated pub serving mediocre food to wannabe middle class fools. EppingRes1dent

4:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

TTMAN says...

I do believe they serve beer to the working class as well, be they fools or not. Toffs welcome?
I do believe they serve beer to the working class as well, be they fools or not. Toffs welcome? TTMAN

5:10pm Mon 23 Dec 13

EppingRes1dent says...

TTMAN wrote:
I do believe they serve beer to the working class as well, be they fools or not. Toffs welcome?
At the silly prices charged for the beer, you will not find many unfoolish people frequenting the premises, riff-raff or not.

They should put a sign above the door "Celebrities and Toffs with more money than sense only please. Middle class wannabes also reluctantly accepted."
[quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: I do believe they serve beer to the working class as well, be they fools or not. Toffs welcome?[/p][/quote]At the silly prices charged for the beer, you will not find many unfoolish people frequenting the premises, riff-raff or not. They should put a sign above the door "Celebrities and Toffs with more money than sense only please. Middle class wannabes also reluctantly accepted." EppingRes1dent

6:35pm Mon 23 Dec 13

ladymerc says...

great to see a local establishment supporting it local residents famous or otherwise. This pub has been a great place for many years be it with famous faces or otherwise.
great to see a local establishment supporting it local residents famous or otherwise. This pub has been a great place for many years be it with famous faces or otherwise. ladymerc

9:04pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Rod Stewart and all that tartan is a joke, he was born in London, if he loves the place so much why doesn't he go live there instead of chivvy Essex? His parents seemed to favour London also. As for this pub what are they trying to achieve with tartan and green? How about St George?

Typical, bet the have a Burns Night there as well going on about silly haggis, drams and tatties and reciting Burn' poems that nobody has a clue what they are on about. Absolutely nuts the lot of them.
Rod Stewart and all that tartan is a joke, he was born in London, if he loves the place so much why doesn't he go live there instead of chivvy Essex? His parents seemed to favour London also. As for this pub what are they trying to achieve with tartan and green? How about St George? Typical, bet the have a Burns Night there as well going on about silly haggis, drams and tatties and reciting Burn' poems that nobody has a clue what they are on about. Absolutely nuts the lot of them. Billy Yerache

9:25pm Mon 23 Dec 13

bestdays says...

This is an outstanding pub with first class food and friendly service. The Rod Stewart Fan Club asked if we could hold our Christmas do there and they were so kind as to oblige... Cannot rate it highly enough.
This is an outstanding pub with first class food and friendly service. The Rod Stewart Fan Club asked if we could hold our Christmas do there and they were so kind as to oblige... Cannot rate it highly enough. bestdays

9:44pm Mon 23 Dec 13

TTMAN says...

I bet they were who would turn down business from anybody these days?
I bet they were who would turn down business from anybody these days? TTMAN

11:05pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Billy Yerache wrote:
Rod Stewart and all that tartan is a joke, he was born in London, if he loves the place so much why doesn't he go live there instead of chivvy Essex? His parents seemed to favour London also. As for this pub what are they trying to achieve with tartan and green? How about St George?

Typical, bet the have a Burns Night there as well going on about silly haggis, drams and tatties and reciting Burn' poems that nobody has a clue what they are on about. Absolutely nuts the lot of them.
Yes and let's not forget that other well known song that everyone it seems (not me) links arms and pretends to know the words to, yes, Auld Lang sine, mouthing away and miming like drowning fish in a drunken haze more fine Scottish words of wisdom that nobody has a clue as to meaning and the BBC sucking up to the Scots who now propose a referendum to leave the UK, fine let the go, saw through the Island and float away if that is what they want, leave us all the dish that they owe us, enjoy your kilts and needs and bagpipes and Bay City Roller Scarves.

One more thing. Gordon Brown, need there be a better example of it all?
[quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: Rod Stewart and all that tartan is a joke, he was born in London, if he loves the place so much why doesn't he go live there instead of chivvy Essex? His parents seemed to favour London also. As for this pub what are they trying to achieve with tartan and green? How about St George? Typical, bet the have a Burns Night there as well going on about silly haggis, drams and tatties and reciting Burn' poems that nobody has a clue what they are on about. Absolutely nuts the lot of them.[/p][/quote]Yes and let's not forget that other well known song that everyone it seems (not me) links arms and pretends to know the words to, yes, Auld Lang sine, mouthing away and miming like drowning fish in a drunken haze more fine Scottish words of wisdom that nobody has a clue as to meaning and the BBC sucking up to the Scots who now propose a referendum to leave the UK, fine let the go, saw through the Island and float away if that is what they want, leave us all the dish that they owe us, enjoy your kilts and needs and bagpipes and Bay City Roller Scarves. One more thing. Gordon Brown, need there be a better example of it all? Billy Yerache

10:22am Tue 24 Dec 13

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Take a second look at the headline!
Take a second look at the headline! Helen, Walthamstow

11:17am Tue 24 Dec 13

TTMAN says...

Good spot Helen
Good spot Helen TTMAN

1:32pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Helen, Walthamstow says...

TTMAN wrote:
Good spot Helen
Thanks, TTMAN. I thought it might make a refreshing change from cornbeefur's meandering anti-Scottish rant, artfully designed to troll any Scots or people of Caledonian descent:

I would like to remind him of some lines from a Burns poem (not too difficult to understand if you have half a brain:

O wad some Power the giftie give us
To see oursels as ithers see us.

Interestingly, the poem is addressed To a Louse.

By the way, corny, when Burns was not rhyming in dialect, his written English was better than yours - or, indeed, mine.
[quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: Good spot Helen[/p][/quote]Thanks, TTMAN. I thought it might make a refreshing change from cornbeefur's meandering anti-Scottish rant, artfully designed to troll any Scots or people of Caledonian descent: I would like to remind him of some lines from a Burns poem (not too difficult to understand if you have half a brain: O wad some Power the giftie give us To see oursels as ithers see us. Interestingly, the poem is addressed To a Louse. By the way, corny, when Burns was not rhyming in dialect, his written English was better than yours - or, indeed, mine. Helen, Walthamstow

11:46am Fri 27 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

TTMAN wrote:
Good spot Helen
G
[quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: Good spot Helen[/p][/quote]G Billy Yerache

8:58am Tue 31 Dec 13

oldmate says...

Oh dear, oh dear. How sour! It's all good harmless fun. The service, staff and food at the pub are all very, very good. What a bunch of cynical, miserable comments here. The fan club in question raises thousands of pounds for charity each year by friends getting together and having fun. Something the majority of dour folk commenting here clearly don't understand. Your loss!
Oh dear, oh dear. How sour! It's all good harmless fun. The service, staff and food at the pub are all very, very good. What a bunch of cynical, miserable comments here. The fan club in question raises thousands of pounds for charity each year by friends getting together and having fun. Something the majority of dour folk commenting here clearly don't understand. Your loss! oldmate

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