Thursday, 10 June 2010

World Cup Fever 2


I mentioned in my earlier post about pubs dolling up the outside with tacky and non matching England flags. Some like to take things a little further. I was driving past a pub I don't usually pass and noticed this colourful display.

You know I don't even know if they sell cask any more, as I haven't been in it for years and it was also closed for a while, but somehow I doubt it, though happy to be proved wrong.

Click on photo for a close up.

9 comments:

Mark, Real-Ale-Reviews.com said...

Watch this space, I have a blog post on this matter very soon!!!

NAM said...

I wonder - what's the point of a banner proclaiming 'Food available soon'?

Coxy said...

Is that in Middleton? an old Bass house. My wife used to be area manager. I went in once and had a pint of Mild and they remembered my round everytime afterwards and had it poured soon as I came in, thing is I didnt always fancy the same beer. Tony was the landlord and he had excellent staff.

Mark said...

Wow, what a place... It looks like four terraced houses in a row decorated with horrible flags. I'm not sure I would EVER go in a place like that.

On a side step, there's a taxi office near me which, if you ignore the extensive wrap-around bunting, must have about 20 various sizes of England flags flying... it's ridiculous. God love England!

Tandleman said...

Coxy - That's the one!

Mark - It is an extended and modernised version of the estate pub built by Bents and Gartsides Brewery in 1967. I guess it was Bass who extended it.

I don't see why you wouldn't go in though, other than no decent beer. It is like thousands of others. Perfectly respectable, but dull as ditchwater. OK two good reasons I suppose. A licensed catering outlet or will be soon according to the banner!

RedNev said...

Third reason: the Sky Sports banner. Still, he must have made some flag maker in China quite happy.

Curmudgeon said...

Good to see a working-class pub thriving, a very rare sight nowadays. Let's hope they have a decent outdoor area with a TV screen.

ChrisM said...

There's a pub in Gosforth near Newcastle which has done something similar, a photo of which is waiting on my camera for a blog post at some point...

If the Old David's had decent beer it wouldn't stop me going in because it looks a bit 1960s on the outside. Hell, if I lived on the nearby estate and it had one hand pump I'd happily call it my local. But being a beer snob in training I'd probably be on the first bus out of there and to some decent free houses...!

Boak said...

It's nice to see all the flags up. I've seen "worse" in Germany. But then I love the world cup and tacky world cup decorations.