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Chicago Rock Cafe, Aylesbury [Closed] - pub details

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Address: Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28590) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Aylesbury (0.2 miles), Stoke Mandeville (2.4 miles), Little Kimble (4.7 miles)

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Good selection of sensibly priced ales, food O.K., Staff friendly and efficent. Not too many "benefit boys" get in there, and weekends see potential Brokeback Mountiain extras, standing around in groups.
triumphman - 28 Oct 2011 13:30
Now called The White Hart and run by Wetherspoons. Typical decor for a Spoons but my local friend says a great improvement and addition to Aylesbury's drinking holes.

Visited Sunday lunchtime during their annual Beer Festival. Had pint of JW Lees Chocoholic which had superb flavour but served a tad too cold - as were the other beers my mates had.

Imagine this pub is OK other than Friday and Saturday nights when it's transformed from a pub serving pensioners cod and chips to a nightclub serving teenagers shots.

Would definately visit again if in area.


davewat - 1 Nov 2010 09:56
This is now Lloyds No. 1 bar (Wetherspoon) which opened July 2010. New pub submitted on this website.
Booze_Allen - 17 Jul 2010 16:26
Well what can I say beer crap (lager anway) so long to get served, brought 3 rounds for 4 people diffrent price every time. The music was ok but the place is like a meat market!!!!! not for a beer drinker
apintofbestplesae - 5 Sep 2008 21:47
Shopping along the Magnificent Mile, its 150-foot tall Ferris Wheel and two tall glass sculptures that make up the Crown Fountain are just some of the attractions that may tempt you to visit the city of Chicago in the U.S.A.
In contrast, the long walk through the town centre, the 150-foot queue and the bricked-up Maxell Centre twinned as a urinal, are what you may experience if you decide to visit Chicago, Aylesbury.

As Frank Sinatra once sang, "They have the time, the time of their life, I saw a man he danced with his wife in Chicago"
There were certainly a lot of people showing signs that they were enjoying themselves, but a man dancing with his wife? Not a chance.
Town planners tend to get a bit of stick at times, but one must admire the drollness of the decision to erect this Cafe on the site of the old Cattle Market of Aylesbury. A site where livestock was once auctioned off to the highest bidder. One might say that the full circle of life is complete, and that, pardon the expression, the cows have come home.

The Changing Rooms style makeover that the venue went through in recent years seemed to have taken away some of the encouraging atmosphere that could once have been experienced in more popular times. It now feels as though the party has moved from the living room to the kitchen.
According to 'reliable' sources the name "Chicago" is the French rendering of the Miami-Illinois name shikaakwa, meaning “wild leek”. This is quite apt, as it appears that this is an affliction suffered and shared by every male in the building, judging by the state of gents, even at early evening.

Overall, this place wasn't as bad as previously anticipated after past visits; pleasant door staff, who spoke to you as customers rather than adversaries; good, quick(er) bar service; an air of enjoyment. The DJ was more Thomas Cook than Norman Cook, but his set was well received.
Bottled beers are recommended, unless you're happy drinking 'some sort of yellow stuff' out of plastic glasses and £5 entry fee is way too steep.

Although better than expected, Chicago, Aylesbury will still remain a once in a lifetime establishment. This is of course the amount of times you should visit; having said that, once every two or three months may be tolerated.

InnCheck - 4 Sep 2008 21:36

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