In this collection of tales from the country pub Brian Martin recalls the stories of both publicans and customers. From Britain's oldest landlady, who served drinks till she was 99, to the loyal customer who regularly drank 18 pints a night.
Real ale, a hearty lunch, and a good dose of village gossip! That's what the traditional country pub once offered; but has that changed? Brian Martin traveled all through Britain to see, and he returns with many a tale and an illustrated record of rural richness and color. You'll eagerly drink up stories about the landlord who found an unusual way to warn fishermen of an arriving bailiff and the farmer who blew a hole in his friend's hat after filling an ashtray with gunpowder...not to mention the smallest pub in England and one with no name!
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Britain's oldest landlady - Devon; the loony landlord - Somerset; growing up with boozers and bodies - Kent; mine hunting host - Devon; contributing to the community - Lincolnshire, the Leppard who changed his spots - Kent; helping to keep the peace - Somerset; from butcher's boy to rock star's friend -Worcestershire; going out in a blaze of glory - Dorset and Hampshire; the fishermen's friend - Devon; Lily lives on - at the barley mow - Derbyshire; going to bed in the small hours - Suffolk; keeping it in the family - Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire; record-breaking regulars - Hertfordshire; camper in the car park - Hertfordshire; life at the top - in Britain's highest pub - North Yorkshire and Durham; the most unspoilt pub - Hampshire; starring role, Britain's most filmed pub - Yorkshire; the pub with no name - Hampshire; tiny tots, Britain's smallest pubs - Suffolk and Dorset; of greatest vintage, Britain's most ancient country pubs; Scotch and dry, stories from north of the border; deep in the valleys - the flavours of Wales; a touch of blarney, in the Emerald Isle.
Tales from the Country Pub by Brian P. Martin
Brian P. Martin
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