Friday 30 September 2016

Irish pub owner invites Noel Gallagher back to finish his drink - from 20 years ago

Published 15/09/2015 | 10:33

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

The owner of an Irish bar in London has told Noel Gallagher that there's a drink behind the counter with his name on it.

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Landlord Henry Conlon has kept a drink ordered by the former Oasis singer and guitarist for 19 years, just in case he decides to wet the whistle when in town.

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

The Camden-based 'Dublin Castle' bar was a favourite watering hole of the British musician and his band mates during the band's 1990s hey day.

According to Conlon, Noel left half a glass of Jack Daniels and Coke after playing an impromptu gig for friends in the pub at one stage in 1996.

At the time, Gallagher lived nearby in Primrose Hill and staff at the pub thought he might come back for the drink, which they have left in a sealed bottle behind the counter ever since.

“Noel came in and asked to play a demo, I think it was ideas for Be Here Now,” Conlon told The Camden New Journal. “He didn’t finish the drink and my mum said, ‘He’s important, let’s keep his drink’, and it’s still here now. Maybe Noel could come back and we can have a 20-year reunion, and play a few songs in the back room.”

Noel Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2000
Noel Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2000

Noel isn't the only famous face to have graced the pub with his presence. The popular boozer has also welcomed the likes of Blur, Madness, The Libertines and the late Amy Winehouse over the years.

The Dublin Castle in Camden
The Dublin Castle in Camden

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