Sunday, December 18, 2016

On the 17th day of Xmas

This is not about a beer but a pub.

We all talk about 'our local'; the pub we feel at home in, where we meet our friends, where we are part of the furniture in some cases.

Today I was in 'The Star' at Folly Hall, a pub that I call 'my local' although I live around 5 miles away, and I looked around at the customers. Admittedly I am not sure where everyone came from, but there were visitors there from Waterloo, from Salendine Nook, Paddock, Crosland Moor and Milnsbridge, none of which are exactly local.

But then throw in the visitors from Hebden Bridge, London, Ipswich, another from London, and Newcastleplus a few others then you have a non local 'local'.

It is a testament to the place that it attracts such a mix of people, and something that makes the place what it is. I am proud to be a small part.

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