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2 hours ago, Not The Full Shilling said:

 

A sandwich short of a picnic 😆

One clown short of a circus. One step short of the attic. And my very fave: one beak short of a lark.

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2 hours ago, Not The Full Shilling said:

I already spend too much money on kitchen wares. It’s a weak spot top trait 😆

 

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5 hours ago, liuzhou said:

It is about 50 years since I lived in Bath, but I do remember learning to ask for 'a pint of rough'.  Is that still current terminology?

Yes and no. Rough cider is still made and drunk by the barrel load and it still means scrumpy but can be seen as slighly insulting (particularly by the cider maker themselves) so if you didn’t know what they stock you’d ask what ciders they’ve got then if it was all rubbish carbonated bottles you ask if they have any ‘real cider’ and they’ll tell you what you’re after. 
 

Unfortunately cider has become very popular nationwide and it’s been transformed mostly into a terrible sweet fizzy drink, a children’s drink (and by children I mean legal drinking age teenagers). It’s the alcopop of choice with some truly hideous fruit combinations that taste nothing like cider. Heyho. Progress!

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5 hours ago, liuzhou said:

It is about 50 years since I lived in Bath, but I do remember learning to ask for 'a pint of rough'.  Is that still current terminology?T

What years did you live in Bath? Do you remember a restaurant called "The Hole in the Wall?" Last year there was an obit in the NYT of a woman who worked there for many years. I had never heard of her and did not know she was somewhat of a legend. Anyway she cooked at that restaurant during the time my family was stuck in Bath and we went there several times because it was so good. How my father ever learned about it is a mystery wrapped in a fog. We were stuck in Bath because my brother, twelve or thirteen at the time, had appendicitis and ended up in hospital for a week or more. My memory of Bath is of the otherworldly curved streets, that restaurant which was hidden away behind an small unidentified door, and of playing hearts in the hospital room. It took my brother five minutes to get the game down and I hated it and haven't played since. I was fifteen.

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Lots of well known chefs hailed from there. 

Bath is a bit of a separate entity when it comes to the rest of the surrounding rural area. It’s called little London. Because it’s where the monied folk who want to escape city life (but not lose the trappings) tend to flock. 

 

This gives it a strange vibe. Not a bad one necessarily, a wealthy one with the trappings that go with it and that includes some extremely good restaurants but it’s like any city it’s dislocated from its rural surroundings an any comprehension of country life. 

 

The Hole in the Wall became a pizza place. It’s gives some fine examples of some the hideous cider offerings that are now available. I’m not knocking the place, it offers over 20 varieties of cider! But on this menu theres only two I’d want to order and a couple more I would at a drink at a push. 

 

https://stablepizza.com/bath/drink

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12 hours ago, Katie Meadow said:

What years did you live in Bath? Do you remember a restaurant called "The Hole in the Wall?"

 

1974-76 as I recall. I do remember the restaurant but never visited.

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2 hours ago, Not The Full Shilling said:

The Hole in the Wall became a pizza place. It’s gives some fine examples of some the hideous cider offerings that are now available. I’m not knocking the place, it offers over 20 varieties of cider! But on this menu theres only two I’d want to order and a couple more I would at a drink at a push. 

 

https://stablepizza.com/bath/drink

The Stable? Pizza a horse wouldn't eat. Well what do I know? Horses are probably picky, like cats. There's a lot more bad pizza out there than there is good. I'm sure there are plenty of weird dopey ciders in the UK, as there would be here if cider drinking became really popular.  

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13 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:

The Stable? Pizza a horse wouldn't eat. Well what do I know? Horses are probably picky, like cats. There's a lot more bad pizza out there than there is good. I'm sure there are plenty of weird dopey ciders in the UK, as there would be here if cider drinking became really popular.  

 

Never been there, not my sort of thing but it seemed to rank well in Bath when it first arrived and now it’s tanked with complaints of bad service etc etc 

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