This pub is in a town we visit occasionally, I thought it could have been a small city because it has some history, but Wikiwhatsitdoofer says it is a town, so we will settle for town. A few years ago we found a carpark on the outskirts of the town centre where there is usually spaces, so we use that car park, and walk the few hundred yards into the town centre. Our route into the centre takes us past this pub – and seeing the pub you just think ” now that is what I call a pub”. we have passed this pub before and said ” We must call in there ” – on this occasion we did – and am I glad we did – great place ! I have had to edit the pictures quite a lot because this place knew how to market itself. Most clues edited out – NOT ALL – here we go.
First drink was hand pulled Bass – not bad but near end of barrel. There were several rooms and bar areas in this pub, and we were there mid afternoon – the restaurant area was closing down after lunch, but bar food was still available in other areas.- thank goodness the restaurant was shutting down – did you see the prices ? – no you were not there were you ?
Bass ran off so went for (sorry cannot tell you) – I googled the name of the beer and came up with ” sat drinking a pint of (said beer ) in the ( name of pub) ” – that would be too easy for The Weatherhill Beerhunter, but it was a decent drink. – even the beer mats had clues.
Pub name all over. The girl behind the bar in this room was made for the job – friendly, chatty if you wanted to chat ( Mrs W likes to chat) and very informative – but she couldn’t tell me what ” one eyed sailors ” were on the breakfast menu , but lets be honest she didn’t make it , she just passed the order onto the kitchen. – Lets have a look at the breakfast menu.
If you’re gonna have a menu you might as well put your name on it, so it seems. Mrs W talking to the girl behind the bar asked did they have any ghosts ( it is an old building) The girl said that she had never seen anything, but John(?) (sorry I cannot remember the name) who works there said he had seen something, but they just think he had had too much to drink. Then she added – ” but I do not like going down into the cellar though – there is just something about it.” Anyway that’s enough gossip, – lets do some looking.
Gosh they even have their name on the rugs.
A model of the pub on the mantel piece, and a short history of it on a board to the right. Now Mrs W, being not backwards in coming forwards talked her way into the now empty dining room, and took some pics. ” just tell them why you are doing it ” she says – and the truth is they are usually very accommodating.
Mmh let’s look in the fireplace
Is that a monkey stood with the sweep ?
This picture just reminds me of the question ” Who hung the monkey ” – Don’t know why. perhaps I’ve got a twisted thought pattern. Ok lets look at part of a mural.
Had to cut the total give away part off.
For a Wessy bonus who did hang the monkey – and is it relevant . The challenge is name the pub before I reveal the full Mural . – The clues ARE there !
spotted by The Southern Shandyhunter in record time – stewards enquiry in progress
It’s a belter – give it a go if you are down there