“There are several places one can find refreshment of one sort or another in Fekenham Swarberry. Much favoured by what is called ‘passing trade’ is the tea rooms of Molly Sharptack. No finer tea is to be found, no more fruitful cake to be sliced than here. As for ale, a walk by the river during the luncheon hour brings one across the public house ‘the Old Trout’ whilst further in is the ‘Duck and Dragon’ but if you seek, as one local befittingly called it, ‘a place to hammer home nails in yer gizzard’ then I would heartily recommend the Frog and Radiator
An extract from Dibbs McClure’s 1924 guidebook - “Walks Around Albion (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales)”.
Russell Cuts the Corn From The Brewers Whiskers.