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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  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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