Mudcat Café message #107037 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13097   Message #107037
Posted By: Dave Swan
20-Aug-99 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Favorite pubs - tell us about yours
Subject: RE: Favorite pubs - tell us about yours
The Falkland Arms, Great Tew. P.J. and I stayed there on our honeymoon and I had to be forcibly removed. There was a local brewer's festival underway, hosted by the Arms. Beer was delivered in quarter kegs, so the turnover of product was rapid and it was necessary to drink like a fish to keep up. New flavors seemed to spring up about every half hour. Hook Norton Brewery is just a few miles away, so all of their goodies were available. There are four wee rooms upstairs, just beneath the thatched roof, and when P.J. and I retired it was as if we had never left the party. We could hear people ordering and glasses hitting the bar top. Just great. Slate floors, Cotswold sandstone, sixteenth century architecture. The best. In a sad bit of juxtaposition a television was moved into the breakfast room the next morning and staff and guests sat over cooling breakfasts as we watched Princess Diana's funeral procession wend its way through London. E.S.