The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water

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A podcast where Landlord John Robins and his most dedicated regular, Robin Allender, invite a special guest to create their perfect pub.


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Episodes

Wil Hodgson - The Cogs and Hammer (Part 2)

*This is the second part of Wil Hodgson's episode. Though you are free to listen in whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*There are certain people on this planet who seem to have pubs built into their DNA. Every fibre of their being aligns with the mystic vibrations that make taverns the magical places they are. And this week we are honoured to welcome such an individual. He’s more than a man; in fact we’d go as far as to say he’s a drinking deity. It’s comedian, writer, and man of the people Will Hodgson! If you’ve not been lucky enough to come across Wil yet then prepare for the time of your life. As well as being on of the funniest people in the country he’s also one of the friendliest, and has a story for every occasion (which makes him the perfect pub guest). He’s also a proud son of Chippenham, the ‘Jewel of Wiltshire’, and we cannot wait to hear some of his stories of local pub legend. Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/2156m 22s

Wil Hodgson - The Cogs and Hammer (Part 1)

There are certain people on this planet who seem to have pubs built into their DNA. Every fibre of their being aligns with the mystic vibrations that make taverns the magical places they are. And this week we are honoured to welcome such an individual. He’s more than a man; in fact we’d go as far as to say he’s a drinking deity. It’s comedian, writer, and man of the people Will Hodgson! If you’ve not been lucky enough to come across Wil yet then prepare for the time of your life. As well as being on of the funniest people in the country he’s also one of the friendliest, and has a story for every occasion (which makes him the perfect pub guest). He’s also a proud son of Chippenham, the ‘Jewel of Wiltshire’, and we cannot wait to hear some of his stories of local pub legend. Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/2156m 20s

Isy Suttie - The Suttie and Sup (Part 2)

*This is the second part of Isy Suttie's episode. Though you are free to listen whichever order you so desire we really do recommend listening to part 1 first or things might be slightly confusing*As we all know The Moon Under Water is the most famous pub in the further realm. It is the pub that exists in everyone’s mind, populated only by one’s pleasures and desires and inaccessible to anyone from within your mind’s eye. However, over the past few months The Moon Under Water has opened it’s doors in the Earthly realm, welcoming people from up and down the country to witness guests create their pubs LIVE in front of their eyes… and today is the day that the first of such meetings can be shared with you. Creating their dream pub from within a real pub in this week’s episode is none other than actor, comedian and writer Isy Suttie!Isy is one of the most beloved personalities from these shores, appearing in TV show’s such as Peep Show, Skins, Shameless and Man Down. She’s also an author, and recently released her latest book ‘Jane Is Trying’. It’s not about someone trying various different beers, but it is an incredible read. She also recently contributed to ‘Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub’, writing about the pub’s role in promoting and hosting stand-up comedy. Basically, she loves pubs and we can’t wait to hear about her ‘Pub of the Mind’.Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/2156m 25s

Isy Suttie - The Suttie and Sup (Part 1)

As we all know The Moon Under Water is the most famous pub in the further realm. It is the pub that exists in everyone’s mind, populated only by one’s pleasures and desires and inaccessible to anyone from within your mind’s eye. However, over the past few months The Moon Under Water has opened it’s doors in the Earthly realm, welcoming people from up and down the country to witness guests create their pubs LIVE in front of their eyes… and today is the day that the first of such meetings can be shared with you. Creating their dream pub from within a real pub in this week’s episode is none other than actor, comedian and writer Isy Suttie!Isy is one of the most beloved personalities from these shores, appearing in TV show’s such as Peep Show, Skins, Shameless and Man Down. She’s also an author, and recently released her latest book ‘Jane Is Trying’. It’s not about someone trying various different beers, but it is an incredible read. She also recently contributed to ‘Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub’, writing about the pub’s role in promoting and hosting stand-up comedy. Basically, she loves pubs and we can’t wait to hear about her ‘Pub of the Mind’.Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/2146m 45s

A Glimpse Behind The Cellar Door

As well as welcoming guests into the further realm each week to create their dream pub, once a month Landlord John and the ever-present Robin head behind the ‘Mirror of Sorrow’ and down into the cellar of The Moon Under Water for an Patreon exclusive episode of Behind The Cellar Door. Each month they discuss dream pub crawls, taste beers, reminisce about pubs gone by and everything in-between. Here’s a short highlight reel of some of the best bits from Behind The Cellar Door so far, including a live pub crawl, a Guinness tasting session and a discussion about the most famous pub crawl of all time: Oxford Day.If you’d like access to all the episodes so far (as well as many other benefits) then head to moonunderpod.com to sign up to our Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/2124m 46s

Andrew Cotter - The Dog and The Mountain

“The ever regular Robin Allender takes aim. If he is to sink this pint in one swift sip then surely he is to be crowned ‘Pintsman of the Century’ here at The Moon Under Water. The playing conditions could not be more perfect, with a mist of desire blanketing proceedings. He grasps the glass, lifts it up to his mouth… And yes, he finishes it in one go! The Crowds of Ascension go wild, and Robin is hoisted high into the air by time the arms of time itself”. Now, when you read that in your head, whose voice narrated it? Because we can be quite sure that many of you heard the voice of this week’s guest. It’s sport broadcaster, commentator and author Andrew Cotter.Andrew has been commentating on sport for over 20 years, and has one of the most recognisable voices around. He’s lent his dulcet tones to coverage of the Olympics, Six Nations, Wimbledon and The Ryder Cup amongst other sporting events. He’s also the man who brought Olive and Mabel - two lovable labradors - to the public’s attention during lockdown, and has gone on to write two books about their adventures. Very soon his ‘Pub of the Mind’ will take shape in front of your very ears, so settle down and follow us into the further realm.Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/10/211h 14m

David "Bumble" Lloyd - The Stanley (The Pub That Wouldn't Die)

It’s hard to play cricket in the further realm. Not only is it impossible to see the ball through the mist, it’s also extremely difficult to organise a cricket match between the Landlord, Robin and a guest (especially when John always insists on batting). However, watching cricket at The Moon Under Water is definitely possible, and this week’s guest is EXACTLY the kind of person you’d want to join you to watch a test match. It’s cricket commentator David Lloyd; or as he’s otherwise known… Bumble!Bumble is a serial Pintsman, and has been lucky enough to experience pubs in places as far and wide as Barbados and Burscough. And despite his nickname he certainly isn’t one to bumble his way through an anecdote, something that anyone who has listened to his cricket commentary will understand. We can’t wait to hear what his dream pub will sound like. Want to hear an extended version of this episode, gain access to our bonus podcast ‘Behind The Cellar Door’ and support the upkeep of the pub? If so, head to moonunderpod.com and sign up to our Patreon!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/09/211h 4m

Clint Boon - Ye Olde Cow's Head

When you think of Manchester what springs to mind? Hilda Ogden? The Arndale Centre? Be-parka'd men singing whilst holding tambourines? Yes, all of those are quite likely; but if you ask us, there’s only one thing that comes to mind when we think of that hallowed city. It’s a man, a myth, a human vibe… and he just so happens to be walking towards The Moon Under Water. It’s DJ, musician and radio presenter Clint Boon!Clint was a founding member of Inspiral Carpets, and has gone on to become one of Manchester’s most beloved adopted sons (he was actually born in Oldham). His DJ sets have become legendary, and he is followed by the self-proclaimed Boon Army wherever he goes. But one thing that you may not know is that he is a pub expert, and has probably experienced every kind of alehouse the world has to offer. We can already tell that when walking into his dream pub nobody will know how it feels to be lonely.There are still tickets on sale for The Moon Under Water Live. There is ONE more date, on 26th September, when we'll be inviting a special guest to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/09/211h 7m

Huw Stephens - The Fountain of All Knowledge

‘Hiraeth’ is a word that’s quite difficult to translate from Welsh into English. Essentially it’s a deep longing for something, especially one's home; but it’s so much more than that. For Landlord John, who resides in The Moon Under Water, it’s something he feels any time he leaves his ‘Pub of the Mind’ to return to the Earthly realm. Thankfully his feelings of hiraeth are about to be expunged as the doors of The Moon Under Water are being flung open once more to welcome this week’s guest. It’s radio presenter Huw Stephens!Huw grew up in Cardiff which, as well as being one of the all time great pub cities, is somewhere that Landlord John and the regular Robin frequented for a session in their earlier years. He’s also one of the big players on the UK music scene - if there’s a venue that Huw hasn’t been to then it’s not worth knowing about. But what would his dream pub look like? Will it have live music? Will it have a carpet? We just don’t know… yet!There are still tickets on sale for The Moon Under Water Live. There are two more dates in September, when we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/09/211h 8m

James Dowdeswell - All Bar One Metre

The Moon Under Water has been lucky enough to welcome in many guests that romanticise pubs just as much as Landlord John and the ever-present Robin, and this week is no exception. As he walks towards the ‘Pub of the Mind’, engulfed by the mists of desire, it becomes obvious that the next person joining us is comedian, author and actor James Dowdeswell. James knows his stuff when it comes to the humble alehouse. He’s the author of 'The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs’, and has performed numerous live shows based around taverns. And the best thing of all: James is the first guest we’ve had that GREW UP in a pub, and has experienced everything that comes along with living above an alehouse. There are still tickets on sale for The Moon Under Water Live! There are two more dates in September, when we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/09/211h 12m

Shit London Guinness - The Thirsty Feen

Logos in the foam. Bubbles in the head. Being served in a Carling glass. There’s plenty of things that can turn a beautiful pint of Guinness into an abomination, and nobody is more familiar with these ‘crimes against stout’ than The Moon Under Water’s next guest. It’s Ian Ryan, or as he’s better known Shit London Guinness! Ian has been documenting the worst pints of Guinness in London over the past few years and has been instrumental in helping Guinness enthusiasts avoid terrible pinting experiences. ‘The Black Stuff’ is far and away the most popular choice so far at The Moon Under Water, and we can’t wait to hear what a genuine expert on the stuff has to say about the mystical drink so many of us love and desire. No doubt Landlord John will see this as a great opportunity to push his anti-Guinness Extra Cold agenda too.Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/08/211h 9m

Jane Garvey - The Harpie's Rest

Whilst drinks and decor are vital to creating a great pub, one thing that every pub needs is good conversation. Yes, we’ve all longed to have a silent drink on our own from time to time; but the best pub experiences are those where conversation flows from person to person. And this week’s guest is one of the great conversationalists of our time, and someone that will definitely have an alehouse story or two up her sleeve. It’s broadcasting legend Jane Garvey!Jane has the distinction of being the first ever voice to be heard on BBC Radio 5 Live (a station somewhat familiar to Landlord John), and brings with her to The Moon Under Water a voice that has been heard by millions over the years. But what sort of pub will Jane create? Will there be a carpeted or wooden floor? Will dogs be allowed inside? And how will she fare with this week’s pub quiz? 

Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/08/211h 3m

Stuart Braithwaite - The Long Way From Home

It’s 1997. A young John Robins is studying for a GCSE in ‘Landlording’. His life is dominated by Queen, and provides the soundtrack to his school years. However, his life is about to be turned upside down with the release of Mogwai’s debut album Young Team. Post-rock is about to become John’s music of choice, and Mogwai will forever have a special place in his heart.Flash forward to 2021. Landlord John, wearing the Mogwai T-shirt he’s had for over 20 years, is cleaning the bar at The Moon Under Water when he notices someone walking towards the pub. Through the mist comes a familiar face. It appears the stars have aligned, as the man walking towards him is none other than Mogwai guitarist, vocalist and founding member Stuart Braithwaite!Stuart has toured the world during his time in Mogwai, and grew up in one of the UK’s greatest pub cities: Glasgow. He will certainly have some amazing pub stories to tell and we welcome him into The Moon Under Water with open arms, but let's just hope John is able to still pour pints despite his excitement. Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/08/211h 21m

Tony Blackburn - The Quiet But Fun

“It’s 6.15am, you are listening to The Moon Under Water FM, the mist is starting to fade here in the mystical realm, and right now here’s ELO”. No, you haven’t accidentally tuned into a radio station broadcasting from within your deepest pub desires; this is just to demonstrate that such a phrase would not exist if it wasn’t for this week’s guest. Look through the mist and you might be able to make out someone very special. It can’t be. Surely not?! Is that broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn?! Yes it is!Many of you will be aware that Tony has played a huge part in the life of Landlord John, and none of us could quite believe it when we saw Tony walking up to our establishment. And if you have ever read his book ‘Poptastic’, you’ll know as well as we do that he has some amazing stories to tell. Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/08/211h 20m

Lisa Holdsworth - The Three Brontës

The Queen Vic. The Rovers Return. The Woolpack. Y Deri. Some of the finest TV pubs around have come to existence thanks to soap operas, and this week we’re delighted to welcome a guest who knows all about what makes a great fictional pub. It’s BAFTA nominated TV and theatre writer Lisa Holdsworth.Lisa has written for countless TV shows - Emmerdale, Midsomer Murders and Call The Midwife to name a few - and has experienced first-hand the inner workings of a fictional pub. Hopefully she’ll be able to answer the age old question that we’ve often asked ourselves: is the beer in television real?Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/211h 16m

Sooz Kempner - The Queen of Mercury

Landlord John has always been open about the two passions that occupy his mind and body: pub and Queen. So imagine the delight on his face when he saw this week’s guest walking towards The Moon Under Water. It’s comedian, singer, actress and fellow Queen obsessive Sooz Kempner. Sooz is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, so is it safe to assume that her dream pub will be best suited to those that love a sing song? Will there be a no-entry policy for people that don’t like Queen? Will she recite her answers to Robin's pub quiz in song? All will be revealed as she enters the further pub realm.Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/07/211h 20m

Lily Waite - The Battle Axe and Glamour

At The Moon Under Water we always give thanks to those who have dedicated their lives to brewing beer: Arthur Guinness, Francesco Peroni and Bud Weiser to name a few. And this week we’re delighted to welcome our first ever brewer into the mystical realm… Lily Waite! Lily is the founder of Queer Brewing, a brewery that raises money for LGBTQ+ charities, and is also the current UK Beer Writer of the Year. That means she’s able to bring pints to life not just metaphorically; she can literally bring beer to life in real cans that you can hold and imbibe and enjoy. Though it usually goes against the rules of our establishment she’s actually brought some beer with her for John and Robin to enjoy - what a delight!Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Throughout August and September we'll be inviting special guests to create their dream pub LIVE from a real pub (The George IV in Chiswick). Head over to moonunderpod.com for more info and to grab your tickets. The mystical realm awaits! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/07/211h 23m

Taylor Glenn - The Taylor Made

Picture the scene: you head into The Moon Under Water and it has been ransacked by burglars. Your favourite ale is nowhere to be seen, your trusty pint glass lays smashed on the floor, all the CDs from the jukebox have been stolen (except for one copy of Paris Hilton’s self-titled debut album). Who do you call to track down the culprit? That’s right: host of Drunk Women Solving Crime and this week’s guest Taylor Glenn.Taylor grew up stateside but has lived in the UK for over 15 years, so she has experienced pubbing on both sides of the Atlantic. Hopefully she can give us an insight into how our drinking habits compare to our cousins across the water, as well as telling us about her pub memories, dreams and desires.Tickets for The Moon Under Water Live are on sale now! Head to moonunderpod.com to grab yours now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/211h 10m

Angela Barnes - The Wooden Barne

If you look closely through the mist that hangs outside The Moon Under Water you’ll just about be able to make out our next guest. And as they approach the ‘Pub of the Mind’ it becomes clear that we’re in for a real treat; because it’s award winning comedian Angela Barnes!Angela shares a passion for pubs with Landlord John and the ever regular Robin, and is most certainly an ale apologist. She’s also a descendent of Newfoundlanders, and is privy to a very special drinking ceremony that takes place on the 16th-largest island on Earth. Fingers crossed she’ll tell us about it! Want to contact the Landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/07/211h 14m

Adrian Chiles - The Stupid Albion

The word ‘legend’ is oft used these days, but the next guest to head through the doors of The Moon Under Water can certainly lay claim to being a broadcast / pubbing legend: it’s radio and television presenter Adrian Chiles.As an expert in #chat it’s safe to say that pub conversation is very close to Adrian’s heart, and we can guarantee that the conversation at his dream pub will meander through topics a plenty. For the full experience, we recommend listening to this episode next to a warm open fire (although at time of release it’s very warm outside, so the fire is definitely optional). Want to contact the Landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/06/211h 15m

Jenny Ryan - The Badger's Arse

Here at The Moon Under Water we are always on the chase. We’re chasing that perfect pint, that pub in our dreams that only seems to exist in the further realm, that one extra drink that everyone knows they shouldn’t have on a school night. And this week’s guest is all too familiar with chases (but not so much chases focusing on pub desire), as it’s Chaser Jenny Ryan. Though she Is probably most well known for her quizzing abilities The Vixen is also extremely well versed when it comes to pub knowledge. She loves a local, and if you saw her performances on The X Factor: Celebrity you’ll know she loves a singalong too. Let’s just hope Robin has set some sufficiently difficult questions in this week’s pub quiz!Want to contact the Landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/06/211h 17m

Emma Inch - The Blue Fox

The Moon Under Water is as much about pub mystery and desire as it is celebrating the drinks that we so enjoy, and this week’s guest is a master of celebrating the beauty of pubs, ale and imbibing. It’s podcaster and winner of the coveted British Beer Writer of the Year Award… Emma Inch!There aren’t many people better at evoking the magic of pubs as Emma, and there probably aren’t many better beer experts: what she doesn’t know about beer isn’t worth knowing (unless we’re talking about secret recipes).She is so good at conjuring up romantic images of pubs gone by that this episode comes with a warning: after listening to this you might feel a sudden urge to run straight to your favourite pub and live there forever.Want to contact the landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/06/211h 26m

Alistair Green - The Marquis Of The Take It Or Leave It

Where does one even begin when trying to describe this weeks guest? Legend? Sure. Genius? Of course. Avid Pintsman? You bet. But who could it be? Well, anyone would recognise his bebeanied silhouette as it makes its way towards The Moon Under Water. It’s comedian, actor and the man who definitely didn’t make the vaccine all on his own… it’s only bloody Alistair Green! Alistair is a serious alehouse expert and will give every tavern a chance. Whether it has a flat roof or a thatched roof he’s not one to judge a pub by its cover. And as perfectly reflected by his drinks choices he most certainly isn’t a fussy drinker. Strap yourself in, this is going to be one for the history books.Want to contact the Landlord? Email John@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/06/211h 9m

Vick Hope - The Crocs At The Door

Reeves, Coren Mitchell, Beckham, Derbyshire, VapoRub. Whilst there are many famous Vick’s out there, none of them have yet to grace The Moon Under Water. But thankfully that’s all about to change, as we invite radio and television presenter Vick Hope to create her own ‘pub of the mind’.Vick has been lucky enough to live in not one but TWO of the great tavern towns. Add that to her experiences on both sides of the bar and you can be sure that her fantasy pub is going to be an absolute belter. Expect tavern tales of old, stories of human statues, and many a finger pistol lifted high.Want to contact the Landlord? Email John@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/211h 22m

Kerry Godliman - The Condensation and Goat

If you head south of the River Thames you will find some of the most legendary pub zones around: Sydenham, Anerley, Mottingham, Chislehurst. And nobody is more experience in sub-Thames pubbing than actor, writer, comedian and Taskmaster champion Kerry Godliman. When creating her dream alehouse Kerry really employed a scattergun approach. She was living in the moment, not spending hours upon hours deliberating over each choice. And even though this is the polar opposite of how Landlord John would operate, it can’t be denied that it leads to one hell of a creation. Want to contact the Landlord? Email John@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/2156m 40s

Danny Wallace - The Huey Lewis

Where do we begin when describing this week's guest? He’s a radio presenter, writer, filmmaker, comedian, actor, cult leader… the list goes on. But perhaps the best way of getting to know Danny Wallace is by inviting him to discuss his pub memories, desires and dreams whilst hunched over a pint at The Moon Under Water.Danny knows how to paint a picture with words, and in creating his dream alehouse he fully hypnotised John and Robin. There’s talk of “magic” beers, losing his warm regional accent (something that John reiterates really could have given him a foot up in the voice over game) and wine tasting escapades. After listening to this you’ll ask yourself “Do I want to visit Danny Wallace’s dream pub?” and there will only be one answer: “Yes, man!”. Want to contact the Landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/211h 9m

Sarah Millican - The Giggling Dog

There’s only one thing about a pub that is more important than the drinks that line it, and that’s the conversations that take place within it. And this week at The Moon Under Water the conversation flowed like the rivers of Babylon as Landlord John Robins welcomed comedian, writer and top-class conversationalist Sarah Millican through his doors.Not only did Sarah choose the 7 drinks that will populate her dream pub, the topic of pub food was also brought up; for she is a carvery aficionado. Is there any better food to accompany a pint than “a quick, huge plate of brown”?There’s also another addition to the pub jukebox (it’s got something for everyone), a brilliant pub quiz from Robin, and a chat about Sarah's MASSIVE upcoming tour.Want to contact the Landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/211h 12m

Dave Berry - The Oedipus Wrecked

When George Orwell wrote ‘The Moon Under Water' he probably didn't imagine that the pub he so desired would go on to become the meeting place of two commercial digital indie radio titans. Well it has, because the shadowy figure that is approaching its doors looks suspiciously like commercial digital indie radio presenter Dave Berry.John, Dave and the lovely Robin hunker down around a table at The Moon Under Water to discuss Greenwich pubs and the body clock of a breakfast radio presenter (and how that plays a role in visiting alehouses). As with all guests we welcome into the tavern of the mind Dave will have to decide on the drinks that will populate his dream bar... and there's even a rare appearance from a mystical Northerner.Want to contact the Landlord? Email John@moonunderpod.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/211h 9m

Suzi Ruffell - The Principal

To quote Samuel Johnson: “There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern”. And whilst we agree with what Sam was saying, we think that listening to comedian and writer Suzi Ruffell create her dream pub will bring you even more happiness than the tavern he kept banging on about. As she's poured a pint by Landlord John Robins and pulls up a stool at the bar next to the ever-present Robin Allender, Suzi picks the 7 drinks that will populate her dream tap house and reminisces about pub memories past. What pictures will adorn the walls? What wildcard drink will be on offer? Will it be the sort of pub where singalongs are encouraged? All will be revealed in due course.Want to contact the Landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/04/2156m 1s

Jodie Kidd - The Half Moon Under Water

It's been quite the week! Not only did beer gardens make a triumphant return into many of our lives, but The Moon Under Water opened its doors for the first time. It's a place where guests are invited to create their dream pub (so long as their choices fit the rigorous criteria set by Landlord John Robins).The next guest who will be swimming in pub desire is starting to approach the bar, and as they become ever clearer we can see that it's none other than Jodie Kidd!Jodie is the owner of her own pub The Half Moon in Kidford, so she's already had some experience with creating her dream watering hole. But brewery ties don't exist and logistical planning isn't needed when creating your ideal pub in the further realm, so her choices might just be a bit special. Want to contact the pub landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/04/2156m 40s

Nish Kumar - The Owl and the Indian Pussycat

Welcome to The Moon Under Water, a mystical pub of the mind where Landlord John Robins and regular Robin Allender invite guests to create their dream watering hole. But what’s that noise? Who goes there? It sounds like our first guest is approaching. And as the silhouette reaches ever closer, it reveals itself to be… comedian, broadcaster and experienced pintsman Nish Kumar!After pulling up a stool at the bar, Nish chooses the drinks that will populate the perfect pub of his dreams, adds an album to the jukebox and decides what he wants barred.But what would a pub be without good conversation? Join us, as discussion flows from the absurdity of fake books to the perils of drinking too much milk.Remember to subscribe, rate and review. Want to contact the pub landlord? Email john@moonunderpod.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/2148m 26s

The Moon Under Water

The Moon Under Water… Coming to you on the 12th of April. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/2157s
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