Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Village Tales of Fekenham Swarberry - Book Five- The Runaway Cadaver - Quote

“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.


Cara H said...

I think I could enjoy passing some time at the Frog and Radiator.

Russell Duffy said...

Pubs in Britain used to be like that. Run by distinct characters, individuals. Now, with the advent of neoliberalism and their support of corporations, virtually all pubs are owned by large corporates.