On Saturday afternoon, 12. 30 14th. April, 2012 I had arranged an interview with the councillor John L. H. Bailey as this was his local. The pub was empty on arrival which seemed strange for a Saturday lunch time. I was greeted by the landlord and ordered a pint of Hancock's which is from a Welsh brewery. I enjoyed four of those pints but the last was somewhat hurried since I had not
realised the pub closed at 15. 00hrs. The old fashioned closing time. My interview with John Bailey, local hisotrian went smoohtly as he and his wife also enjoyed a glass of red wine and a pint of ale. They both enjoyed a lunch time snack which they seemed to enjoy. Nearby a wedding at St Mary the Virgin was taking place in which a No. 12 London double decker bus. was to take the guests. On cold winter nights I can imagine a pleasant ambience around the log fire. Prices are a bit expensive , my pint was £3. I did have a brief chat with the landlord, as several locals chattered away. Withon only six customers the lunch time was not exactly busy, and conversation not that exciting. I took several photographs of the pub, and took my hasty departure.
Geoff Hamilton, editor, Anglo-Nordic Times Intl.More
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