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

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 22m

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 32s

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.
26/04/2155m 56s

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 22s

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