Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The English Do It Best

We spent the evening inside the closest thing we've seen to an English Pub, tonight. We greatly miss our English Pubs, and always keep our eye out in hopes of a miracle. Yes, we have searched, but come up lacking. Alas!

That is, until we moved to this small and quaint woodland town where I have always dreamed of living, and now can. What I am calling a Pub just now is actually a micro-brewery with elements of Pub. The place is Pub-ish. In it you will find a cheery fire, good food and drinks, a pool table, comfy chairs, and I think you would even find a dart board there somewhere.


Our first experience with Pubs was pretty much one of high perfection. We found it in England, in the fall of 1982. The military had placed us -miraculously! - at a base near Cambridge. We talked endlessly about finding just the right pub, and just the right tea shop. Both were to be found in Godmanchester, Huntingdon.


The Black Bull was then, and still remains, our Summit in Pub life memory. We highly value the presence of the cheery fire; the bar area where you can squeeze between stools to stand and place your order (above the din); the barman who seems always to be smiling and chatting comfortably with the patrons, who are of course laughing loudly and HAVING A GREAT TIME; the fact that you are never hurried out, never ignored, never treated like a stranger; the fish and chips you always order because they are always the best.


The truth is, when you want a relaxing evening, an evening filled with friendly laughter, music, and strangers who might soon become friends, what you really want is a Pub. Find one - if you can!

See you along the way!
the SconeLady

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