Re: Beer and S&As(was'Colonials')

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Posted by Rob Marshall on September 01, 2006 at 18:09:47 from user Binnacle.

In Reply to: Re: Beer(was'Colonials') posted by Elizabeth on September 01, 2006 at 17:06:18:

Whilst I cannot remember beer being mentioned in the books other than the ginger kind.
Pubs certainly appeared, the two Billys in the one in Bigland and talk of the houseboats possible contents.
Presumably they went there for the odd pint of mild or bitter maybe a mix of both. Almost certainly not martinis anyway.
There was probably a local brewer in the area though I believe some landlords brewed their own in those days.
A lot of working men also took a bottle of beer to have with their lunch.
The other Pub which is famous from the books is the Roaring Donkey of course,plus the Swan at Horning which is the Butt and Oyster
I am sure others can can up with more.
Anyone know which brewers were popular in those locations at that time?

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