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!
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.
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.