Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mute Monday – Local. If you are married to an Englishman, “local” means one thing only: The Local Pub. One of these is where my in-laws met.

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15 comments:

Pam said...

Yes, have visited most of these. Maybe one in the group we haven't been to. The in-laws met at "The Horns" after WWII.

fishy said...

C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G post. Quite the epitome of the jolly Old England depicted in novels and movies. Did you meet your Englishman in the local too? I am, as always, falling for the Black Horse.

Pam said...

Fishy: Now that you mention it, yes I did meet him in a local. But it was here in OKC. The Black Horse is the pub where, as we were wandering down the street, a man staggered out of the Black Horse, flat cap on head, obviously toasted, and said to us:

Lovely day, and why not?

Now, how do you explain a line like that? But we use it all the time now.

TROLL Y2K said...

Great pics. Some of the names kill me. Methinks they open them, get really drunk and THEN come up with the names.

happy Mute Monday!

Pam said...

Oooh yes, the names are:
The Greyhound
The Valiant Trooper
The Boat
The Tippling Philosopher
The Robin Hood
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
The Falkland Arms
The Plume of Feathers
The Horns
The Black Horse
The Blue Boar

Buzz Kill said...

Excellent local tappies. This one is near and dear to my heart. If I were ever to go to England, this would be the reason. Although I may steer clear of Ye Old Fighting Cocks. Bwhahaha
Happy MM!

Aunty Belle said...

Fabulous--very true too: "local pub" is a great twist on theme, Pamokc!!

Very picturesque, very Brit. And who doesn't love all those wonderful pub signs--wouldn"t be fun to collect pub signs as yard art??

Happy MM!

Pam said...

Buzzy: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks is reputed to be the oldest pub in England. Very ancient. Very low ceilings. Definitely worth the visit!

Aunty: Yes, I would love pub signs as yard art! I am always taking pics of pub signs, but none of these pics are mine.

K9 said...

ive never been to england but i would like to go someday. before the big brother there becomes an angry dad with a belt. but enough about my past regression therapy - happy MM!

Boxer said...

was it his accent that made you swoon?

I lived in Enland for a year (in my teens) but even I knew the local pub was very important.

Happy MM!

Pam said...

K9 - Big Brother is definitely there but I try not to think about him.

Boxie: Interestingly, I was probably the only girl who didn't swoon over the accent. THere's a long story involved. May have to post about it one day. If Kymmie doesn't mind.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Pam,

I used to frequent a place called the Cricketear. They had several fine brews that they produced on site. The food was very good too. Most importantly it was in walking distance to my flat.

Nice take. Happy Mute Monday!

moi said...

How utterly cool. I would love a pub in my 'hood! The "bars" around here don't quite cut it.

ree said...

Lovely. I want a pub in my neighborhood.

Vixen said...

What a great feel to this. Love it. :)