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

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Posted by Laurence Monkhouse on September 01, 2006 at 21:11:26 from user Laurence_.

In Reply to: Re: Beer and S&As(was'Colonials') posted by Rob Marshall on September 01, 2006 at 18:09:47:

References which come immediately to mind are:-

1. WD Chap XXIII - Daddy had a lager beer in the Dutch restaurant.

2. BS Chap II - Joe, Bill and Pete's fathers walk by on the way to have their midday pints.

I'm sure Ed will be able to find others, although he may be puzzled by Anglo-Saxon usage as in the second example.

Brewers will have changed enormously since the 1930s although Tolly and Cobbold were both important in the Ipswich area and either might well have supplied the Butt and Oyster.

I have, incidentally, always been a bit surprised at the alacrity with which Jim accepted Mrs Walker's invitation to supper at the end of Chap I of WD when he had been planning to go to the Butt and Oyster. I know where I would have wanted to go after 36 hours at sea, even if the prices in the Butt then were comparable with those today!

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