Mudcat Café message #2366571 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112030   Message #2366571
Posted By: GUEST,doc.tom
15-Jun-08 - 07:43 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pewter Tankards
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pewter Tankards
Georgiansilver - the beer had addled your brain!

From Top to Bottom, Combe Martin pubs (and there were no pubs on side roads - hardly any side roads for that matter) went: London Inn (now deceased), Top George Inn (formerly George & Dragon when Bottom George was George III, now deceased), The Lion (now deceased), Bottom George (aka George & Dragon - formerly George III), The Castle, Pack O' Cards, The Fo'c'sle, The Marine (that's the one the elephant walked into), The Dolphin. In the days before the Dolphin there was The Star (now Star Cottage) but that's long gone. Nine pubs there were in the 1860s, nine pubs there were in the 1960s - now there are only six. For that matter, The Miramar Hotel has gone (returned to Velacott House, which is what it was before a hotel), as has Rone House Hotel - but they were never pubs - and there never was a White Hart.

Fourteen pubs? Half a mile? - Drinkers tales, my boy!!