Fun_People Archive
14 Apr
Painful Pub News

Date: Fri, 14 Apr 95 15:11:16 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Painful Pub News

[It's a little difficult for me to glean who's against modernization
 (or at least thinks they are) in this bit ... -psl]

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Dagwood Splits the Atom <hsu@Pix.COM>

   From Volume 3 Issue 4 of "The Bricksletter", the beer newsletter
  of the Brickskeller bar and grill in Washington DC:

  Across the Pond

  ... CAMRA fights brewery and pub closings in the United Kingdom.  They
  also campaign against modernization that robs England of its appeal for
  natives and tourists alike.   From their March newsletter: "Brewing Giant
  Scottish & Newcastle has underlined its commitment to defending the
  dignity and authenticity of Britain's historic pubs by renaming Cardiff
  landmark the Philharmonic as the Ferret & Trouser Leg.  [It] will be
  the first of a national chain of Ferret & Trouser Legs."

  Also: "the Magic Pub Company is to reinvent the historic Twelve Bells
  in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, as the Pickled Newt."  We'll let that one go
  without comment.

At least they didn't name it the Poodle & Trouser Leg.


[Gee, given the choice, I think I'd go for the poodle, myself...  -psl]

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []