The Brit

Despite BP, the Brits haven’t lost all their cachet in the US.

 

In the new terminal at San JoseAirport there’s a watering hole called The Brit.

 

On one side of the door is a red telephone box.

 

On the other side is a suit of armour holding the menu.

 

The menu includes:

 

Sheperd’s (spelt without the ‘h’) Pie.

 

Britannia Bangers Sandwich

 

Fish and Chips.

 

And another thing. In Melvyn’s bar at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs they had a pianist who, in the way of bar pianists, inter-acted with the drinkers – asking and answering questions, making jokes, doing impressions, taking requests.

 

His eye alighted on me and he asked: “Where are you from?”

 

“England,” I said.

 

The whole bar broke out clapping.

 

Good old Palm Springs

 

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4 Comments

  1. David Manners
    October 28, 2010 16:01

    Certainly not. Chips & Beer is a very discriminating site, Dick

  2. Dick Selwood
    October 28, 2010 15:56

    So no entry on Chips and Beer then?

  3. David Manners
    October 28, 2010 10:47

    Yellow, frozen, fizzy and pissy, Dick

  4. Dick Selwood
    October 27, 2010 18:50

    But David, what is the beer like at The Brit?

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