Tuesday, 21 April 2009

English Public Houses

There is nothing quite like 'em, The English Public House. No matter where you roam, be it Italy, France or Japan, no where has watering holes quite like the ones we Brits have. Sad to see so many closing these days. This is The Shepheard and Dog in Ballards Gore, Essex. Not far from where I live.



1 comment:

wastedpapiers said...

Thats a proper looking pub. I bet its all been knocked through on the inside though - gone are the days of the public bar, saloon bar, snug, billiard room etc. Horrible great cavernous places with loud muzak playing.
We did go to a nice place recently in Cheshire in a small village that was relatively unspoiled- lots of tiny room and low beamed ceilings to bang your head on. The only thing that let it down was the awful "pub grub" . Nice CAMRA freindly beer though.
I remeber some great pubs in Manchester in the 60's that still had sawdust on the floor and wouldn't serve women at the bar. Times have changed for good and for bad.