Friday, 28 August 2009

Time please!

This is what you call a pub,until that is they became either noisy pleasure palaces or dens of crime and cheap booze. With so many distractions available today it is easy to forget that a pub was for hundreds of years the centre of life (church too perhaps) for so many communities. I hope somebody can keep the pub in the article going without turning it into some tawdry tourist attraction, as I like to know that some little bits of old England still have a place in today's world.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suppose you could start your own,maybe call it the Gatehouse pub and rest rooms,you won't have a problem with plod waiting to pull you over on your drive if you take your car.

Trubes said...

Yhere's a good pub on Neston marshes at Parkgate. I think it's called The Harp. the harp. I'm not sure if it's accessible by road. As you drive into Parkgate, park your car on the left at the modern looking pub on the corner, is it called the Ship? I can't remember but The harp used to be a great little pub.
I'm just going to google it to check!

Di.x

Trubes said...

Yes Thud, you can get details and map from google.

Di.x

Anonymous said...

Neston, Bull hill,Marshlands rd,turn left at Quayside,don't go straight on as it'll cost a fortune to get your car out the Marsh,not to far from a Civilian Starfish site used for Liverpool Centre,supposed to be bits still left over,must check it out on one of my jaunts.

Thud said...

Trubes and anon...will give it a whirl as the lads need watering on the odd occasion.As for gatehouse you could be on to something once I get the new cider apple trees in.

DirtCrashr said...

I like pubs without the noisy pin-ball machines and flashing disco-balls. If it has either it aint really a pub.

Gallimaufry said...

I remember the Bridge at Topsham thirty years ago, beer in jugs, no bar, little rooms with 10 watt bulbs. Brilliant place. The Square and Compass at Worth Maltravers is another proper pub. Pub food? A pasty! Perfect.

Thud said...

There is not much better than a good pasty...food of the gods indeed.

monkey said...

pasty and a pint, hmmm we should plant some hopps.

James Higham said...

It's a fine line between tourist traps and watering holes but the old pubs seemed to have the balance all right. Those in this area are the big barn types. You have to go out to the country to find the others.