Have been to the George Hotel in Huddersfield, also the Freemasons Arms in Covent Garden where the Football Association was founded in 1863. Next time I’m in Sydney still have to visit the Town & Country in St. Peters which is the pub in Slim Dustys song Duncan, which is the suburb where I grew up, kids weren’t allowed so we had to sit in the car while my dad went in there to have afew schooners then drive us home… www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOML9zwoZn0
I used to live in Edinburgh and once went to the Black Bull at the top of Leith Walk which is the pub in the Trainspotting movie, didn’t realise was meant to meet at the Black Bull in the grassmarket
Interesting didn’t know that I wandered in there as part of like 10 hour random pub crawl it was very sketchy when I was there, it was like 4 in morning or so but the clientele seemed like they fuck you up at drop of some if need be.
But like so many things it isn’t what it used to be. These days it’s actually clean! In 2005:
A lively, gritty, undusted place. Order up and drink it down. Filled with police and fire memorabilia - at least that’s what the dust piles seem to be.
Just thought of another. This summer went to the Ohio Club in Hot Springs Arkansas. This historic bar was big during prohibition, Bugsy Segel trained at the casino that used to be on second floor prior to opening one in Vegas. Al Capone, Bugs Moran, Lucky Luciano and even Babe Ruth as well several Presidents have sat and drank at the huge wooden bar that they took out the front of the building to install way back when, it was constructed in St Louis and then floated down Mississippi and brought in.
The Shoulder of Mutton of course !