Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Pubs: the communal living room


A pub is a very pleasant place in which to while away a few hours. It is reminiscent of a living room with someone in charge of food and drinks and always the possibility of meeting new people. The food is good and reasonably priced. There is always sport on somewhere around the world. What is said in the pub, stays in the pub.

Top (L to R): The Rose of Australia in Erskineville; The Nags Head, Glebe.
Middle: The Clock, Surry Hills
Bottom (L to R): The Bellevue, Paddington; The Four in Hand, Paddington.

14 comments:

J Bar said...

Great shots of these great landmarks. I've got a few pub shots myself that I'll have to post.

Ann said...

Unfortunately I haven't been to any of those.

Julie said...

I have! All in the name of research, of course ...

Jacob said...

Your pubs look to be wonderful places, unlike so many of our bars and saloons.

That is the chicken said...

Oh how I miss pubs in Europe. North American bars are just not the same beast. They are nothing like a living room...more like a war zone - too loud, too crowded and full of wounded hearts!

AB said...

A nice collection. The Rose of Australia seems quintessentially Australian -- a bit of English, red-brick culture translated to sunnier climes, where the weather allows you to put tables outside.

brattcat said...

I lift a cup to pubs, the most civilized of watering places. I wish we had pubs here in the US. Our restaurants are too cold and isolating, our bars are too hot and familiar. The pub hits that perfect middle ground.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What imaginative names -- not a Royal among them!

Julie said...

Well that elicited a massive beam!

I can't think of a "royal" anywhere close to me actually. I have a Duke of Gloucester, commonly known as the DoG. I have a George and a Norfolk, all of which I can sense a royal connection for. But not using the word itself. Your collection is unrivalled!!

Oh, I forgot. In Paddington there is the Rose, Shamrock & Thistle which is commonly known as The Three Weeds.

Lois said...

All of them look like wonderful places to go and have a good time. I really like the name "Rose of Australia"! We have nothing like that here at all.

MaCoBra said...

Yes, bups are really a Brittish 'tradition' we do have pubs but they have a different 'zest'. Do you go to the pub often?
I can't post more pictures on the Ham tower. It is privately owned, I envy the owner... he turned it into a great mantion. But he is not keen on public... Regards from Marcel :)

PJ said...

We don't have pubs, to my great sadness. Maybe I'll open one up.
Great series, Miss Julie.

Clueless in Boston said...

Being of Irish descent, I've always been kind of fond of a good pub or bar too; sometimes too fond:)

Julie said...

I did not realise that our pubs were considered all that different. I should now compound the difference and introduce you to the Beer Garden.