How does a Pick­led Ghoulie grab you?

Pubs have al­ways played an im­por­tant part in our com­mu­ni­ties and we’re keen to en­sure that tra­di­tion con­tin­ues. Here, some land­lords share their lat­est news. We’ll drink to that!

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOOD AND DRINK -

Co­me­dian of the year 2013, an award also won by Kevin Bridges.

Also on the bill will be Stephen Grant, a reg­u­lar on the London cir­cuit in­clud­ing the fa­mous Cut­ting Edge show at the Com­edy Store in Le­ices­ter Square.

For £15 you get three co­me­di­ans and food in the in­ter­val, which this month is your choice of beef bourgignon or home­made green Thai prawn curry with bas­mati rice. For tick­ets, call Richard on 01494 726 222.

THE BELL­COTE,

Ash­ley Green

Che­sham Road,

This is a new one for Inn the News – the Bell­cote opened in Septem­ber. It’s owned by Marstons and is one of their Mile­stone Ro­tis­serie Restau­rants which are ap­par­ently prov­ing very popular. It’s very much a fam­ily-friendly pub with an in­door play cor­ner for lit­tle ones, free Wi-Fi and a real fire­place. We’d like to wish Chrissie and her team the best of luck.

HAL­LOWEEN is just around the cor­ner...

Do to­day’s par­ents know the roots of trick or treat, pump­kin lanterns or fancy dress par­ties? Cen­turies ago, peo­ple be­lieved the souls of those who died each year were stuck un­til All Hal­lows’ Day and All Hal­lows’ Eve pro­vided their last chance for re­venge on their en­e­mies be­fore mov­ing on.

The macabre cos­tumes chil­dren wear to­day mimic those souls and the threat of a trick would have ter­ri­fied the liv­ing back then. Lanterns were left out­side the house be­cause it was thought the souls were at­tracted to them and so would not come inside. The liv­ing wore fancy dress as a dis­guise to fool the souls.

After that startling fact you’ll be pleased to know there will be a num­ber of Hal­loween ales do­ing the rounds. Among them are Coach House’s Wizards Won­der, Greene King’s How­ell at the Moon, Han­cock’s Bloody Nora, Hy­des’ Gan­gly Ghoul, St Austell Bucket of Blood and Wy­ch­wood’s Hob­gob­lin – the gran­daddy of them all.

Moor­house’s have Black Cat, Blond Witch and Pen­dle Witches Brew. Lo­cAle choices in­clude Con­crete Cow’s Cloven Hoof, Ox­ford­shire Ales Trick or Treat and Re­bel­lion Pick­led Ghoulies.

Find one or other of them at The Bell, Char­tridge, The Black Cat, Lye Green, The Black Horse, Che­sham Vale, The Crown, Ley Hill, The Game­keeper’s Lodge, The George and Dragon, The Jolly Sports­man, The Misty Moon, The Pheas­ant, The Red Lion and the Queen’s Head, all Che­sham, The Kings Arms and The Sara­cen’s Head, both Amer­sham, The Plough, Hyde Heath, and The Sugar Loaf Inn (Lit­tle Chal­font).

Land­lords – have you got some­thing you’d like us to in­clude in Inn the News? Email de­tails to mort.smith@trin­ity mir­ror.com.

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