Tonight I cooked..........

A few shots of a charity shop find. This is the 1954 edition, & it’s interesting to compare this with one given to my parents as a wedding present in 1968; that one’s replacement from the mid-80s; & the edition I bought myself a couple of years ago.

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This has such delights as creamed cod roe, curried rabbit; & junket. The photography is fabulous.

Together with my copy of “The Prawn Cocktail Years” sore tempted to do a series of retro dinners. A friend has recently been most excited by having cheese, pineapple & sliverskin onions on cocktail sticks stuck in a foil-wrapped grapefruit half...

Now thinking of ways with Angel Delight ;)
 
A few shots of a charity shop find. This is the 1954 edition, & it’s interesting to compare this with one given to my parents as a wedding present in 1968; that one’s replacement from the mid-80s; & the edition I bought myself a couple of years ago.

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This has such delights as creamed cod roe, curried rabbit; & junket. The photography is fabulous.

Together with my copy of “The Prawn Cocktail Years” sore tempted to do a series of retro dinners. A friend has recently been most excited by having cheese, pineapple & sliverskin onions on cocktail sticks stuck in a foil-wrapped grapefruit half...

Now thinking of ways with Angel Delight ;)
Deviant!
 
Been out for a drink and a meal this evening.

Wrong thread, I know. The thread it belongs on is populated by heathens though...so I'll just leave these here:

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Looked so promising then...
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And in the pub opposite, where we had our meal:

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Needless to say..."words of advice" were given.

Brilliant night though, two of the most friendly places I've been in quite a while.
 

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Been out for a drink and a meal this evening.

Wrong thread, I know. The thread it belongs on is populated by heathens though...so I'll just leave these here:

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Looked so promising then...
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And in the pub opposite, where we had our meal:

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Needless to say..."words of advice" were given.

Brilliant night though, two of the most friendly places I've been in quite a while.
I take it that due to the crockery and other accoutrements, you won't be going there again?
 
I take it that due to the crockery and other accoutrements, you won't be going there again?
I'm sure that somewhere in a central UK location there is a warehouse that specialises in refurbishing-or in the vernacular-making over pubs.
Case in point.
More than 30 years ago, the ex and I moved to Kenley: it was affordable and we were renting in Lewisham at the time so fairly understandable.
Only one pub that had been the watering hole of the crabs up the hill at RAF Kenley of Battle of Britain fame, and did it show: loads of memorabilia, wooden propellers and bits of planes, photos and so on covering the place.
About 5 years later, it was shut for a couple of weeks for a refurbishment, aka everything gone and crappy fake Victoriana everywhere- let's face it, we've all seen the Athena style posters of horse drawn fire engines and kids in a bath next to a fire with a Lassie loitering...
On the food front they went from nothing to a Thai female chef, shortly afterwards they got knocked off for extras not listed on the menu.
 
I take it that due to the crockery and other accoutrements, you won't be going there again?
I will actually... it was brilliant.
I’ll furnish them with a copy of the rules next time though.

...forgive them lord, for they do not know what they have...
 
I will actually... it was brilliant.
How the mighty have fallen. Truly feet of clay.

Before you know it you'll be serving onion rings in a hot water bottle and pizza on triangular plates.
 
How the mighty have fallen. Truly feet of clay.

Before you know it you'll be serving onion rings in a hot water bottle and pizza on triangular plates.
" Refreshments" are served in hot water bottles in many prisons around the UK, its the classic way to hoof a litre of vodka over the back fence at exercise time.
 
I'm holding back on the like button until it's confirmed that's butter and not some kind of ahem ....... " spread" .
An admirable stance, if I may say so.
It's important that correct standards are maintained.
 
I'm sure that somewhere in a central UK location there is a warehouse that specialises in refurbishing-or in the vernacular-making over pubs.
Case in point.
More than 30 years ago, the ex and I moved to Kenley: it was affordable and we were renting in Lewisham at the time so fairly understandable.
Only one pub that had been the watering hole of the crabs up the hill at RAF Kenley of Battle of Britain fame, and did it show: loads of memorabilia, wooden propellers and bits of planes, photos and so on covering the place.
About 5 years later, it was shut for a couple of weeks for a refurbishment, aka everything gone and crappy fake Victoriana everywhere- let's face it, we've all seen the Athena style posters of horse drawn fire engines and kids in a bath next to a fire with a Lassie loitering...
On the food front they went from nothing to a Thai female chef, shortly afterwards they got knocked off for extras not listed on the menu.

Au contraire...


It was bloody brilliant!

It is what it says on the tin as well. I pi$$ed edwardian style - even felt a moustache trying to push its way through.

Landlady was brilliant. We sat down for the first drink. Scanned the bookcases etc, next drink we stood at the bar and just chatted.

We did not eat there, although it was the place we got served crispsin a cup & saucer. I can't drink spirits nowadays but that episode did have me reaching for anything stronger!
 
Been out for a drink and a meal this evening.

Wrong thread, I know. The thread it belongs on is populated by heathens though...so I'll just leave these here:

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Looked so promising then...
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And in the pub opposite, where we had our meal:

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Needless to say..."words of advice" were given.

Brilliant night though, two of the most friendly places I've been in quite a while.
Reminds me somewhat of Langtry Manor in Bournemouth. Been there a couple times years ago, they used to do a pretty highbrow evening dinner. There's some legend about the house being involved with King Edward VII and Lillie Langtry, but some dispute it. Anyway, the house and meals were Edwardian. Think that's by-the-by these days, but the food was excellent.

 
What the **** am I doing up at this time!!
 

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