The Crooked House
is a pub in the UK's West Midlands built on coal mining land. Severe subsidence over time caused a 15 degree shift from the left wall to the right. Faced with the choice of repairing the damage or abandoning the structure, the owners took a different tack - buttresses now hold the building in place, and it remains at a permanent slant. Higher resolution photos here
posted by jonson
on Sep 27, 2007 -
The Bass Museum of Beer.
The history of the
, Findon, West Sussex.
A guide to historic pub
, from the Campaign for Real Ale.
Pub names for
, an amusing pastime. An online guide to pub games
. Flash versions
of pub games.
Unusual pub names of
The history of
An interactive map of pubs and clubs
of Oxford. Venus and Adonis
at the White
Hart Inn, St. Albans (you may disagree with the scholarship, but the images are nice).
The Star Inn
, Bath, an historic pub.
A virtual pub crawl of Hull.
A virtual pub crawl of Shrewsbury
The Bird and Baby
, favoured by
Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. (More on
The Crooked House
in the West Midlands (more here
via the Strangest Pubs in Britain
). The World Marbles Championship
takes place every year at a pub in Sussex.
posted by plep
on Apr 11, 2003 -
Britain's Pubs to Entertain Longer Hours? Tony Blair Says Yes!
In an effort to curb binge drinking and overall ruddy behavior after closing times at 11pm, Parliament has it before them to allow for extended bar hours, rather than fixed open and closing hours. Communities would have some sort of say in which pubs would be able to have which hours, probably based on distance to residential areas, etc. CAMRA
, the Campaign for Real Ale was one of the formal organizations backing this plan. Open All Hours?
is a group opposing the plan. Check it out!
posted by djspicerack
on Nov 13, 2002 -
Pork chop shoes
results in a lawsuit in Australia. A man who slipped on a grease trail left by pork chop shoes in a pub is awarded £23,000. I guess Nike better think twice before they release their filet mignon basketball shoes. What would be their marketing campaign?
posted by percine
on Jun 30, 2002 -
Remember Hanging Out And The World Out There?
This invigorating article by Jay Walljasper in the current Utne Reader
, lists 60 favourite gathering places
in the U.S. I half-expected MetaFilter to figure prominently. But then, all of a sudden, it hit me. And I felt guilty about forgetting the real outdoor, face-to-face meaning of the lost art of hanging out
. Well, I plan to make amends this weekend. I'll be hanging out at my favourite café in Lisbon - the beautiful eighteenth-century Nicola
- where table-to-table political discussions, flirting, studying, hot buttered toast and almost illegally caffeinated espressos are de rigueur
. So what's your
favourite hang-out? If and when you can tear yourself away from your computer, that is...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 5, 2002 -