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“Have a drink on me”


A dedicated landlord who lived from cradle to grave at the same pub has had his dying wish granted by regulars who had his ashes buried at the bar.

Jack Woodward was born in the Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne, near Towcester, Northants, and lived there until three weeks before his death aged 83. Now his remains lie beneath a flagstone with a plaque reading, “Stand here and have a drink on me. Jack 1924 – 2008.”

via Our Strange World.

December 13, 2008 Posted by | cool stuff, People | , , | Comments Off on “Have a drink on me”

“You can lead a horse to water beer…”

More at Pub bans carthorse

A Tyneside pub has banned one of its regulars – a 12-year-old carthorse. Peggy [the horse] first wandered inside the Alexandra Hotel in Jarrow when owner Pete Dolan, 62, forgot to tether her properly while he popped in for a pint.

She quickly found she loved supping John Smith’s bitter and chomping down beef crisps with the other drinkers, reports the Daily Mirror.

But now the pub has had a makeover and landlady Jackie Gray, 46, has decided hoofprints are no longer welcome on the new carpets.

September 30, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on “You can lead a horse to water beer…”