Sunday, 18 January 2009

Pub news.

It's a strange pub, this one (you may have gathered), insomuch that it is a truly country, booze only pub. Apart from Sunday lunch time, when assorted locals bring varoius things, usually homemade, in for all to try. We've had all sorts over the years. Squirrel pate, smoked pigeon, smoked trout, assorted curries, the list is endless. What a select few really like is hot, spicey food. Today, however, everything had been bought.

pickled garlic Pickled garlic, surprisingly sweet.

anchovies Anchovies. Not to my liking, too salty, but they went down well with the others!

pickled chillies. Pickled chillies. The local lads, well, most of them can handle this stuff. Apart from Pete the builder who is a wimp, but gullible."They aren't hot", said The Poacher. "These are the green, sweet chillies." He tried one.

"You b*atards!" Splutter, cough, splutter. Lager is pouring down Pete's throat in a vain attempt to ease the burning. This makes it worse. You need milk or yoghurt to cool chilli heat!

Jez has tried all of the above with no problem when Di, our ever-so-lovely soaker landlady comes in with the Chipolatta sausages, sausage rolls, roast potatoes, ham sandwiches,etc.

"Try this Di." Says The Poacher, offering her the pickled garlic. "No thanks", She says. "What about an anchovy?" He asks. "UGH,no!" She exclaims. "Try a sweet chilli," He says, "They aren't hot." Di takes a bite, chews, and..."Oh, you B*stard, Oh sh*t, Charly, coke, quick!" Bad move! By now we are all p*ssing ourselves with laughter.

Did I try any of it? PERLEASE! I've known these buggers for far too long!

The moral of this tale is, DON'T TRUST ANYONE IN HERE WHEN THEY SAY IT ISN'T HOT!!!






13 comments:

cynicalgirl said...

*laughs like hell*

Well, I like hot, spicy stuff, too... just like to have a warning along with it! As for anchovies, they're just oil and salt with a little fish added, is all.

Mr Farty said...

Mmmm anchovies... *drools*

ChrisB said...

Di will be seeking revenge on someone!

Keith said...

Bloody Hell! I missed all the fun today, I was away in Nottingham all day, and no, I didn't see Robin Hood or the Sheriff, (they were on holiday)!

I missed the nibbles though.

Dumdad said...

Some like it hot . . . but I'll take the anchovies.

Sally said...

My tastes have become much more open to really hot food since we have had our afhgan boys living with us. We are eating more spice and as such I am starting to miss it when we have non spicy stuff!

Brom said...

You can't beat a good chilli challenge!

Squirrel Pate sounds good too.

PI said...

It does sound a delightful place as long as one watches one's back. How do they react to strangers in the pub?

john.g. said...

With open arms Mum2, otherwise Keith would have been chucked out by now! LOL!

phoenix said...

No flies on you John, and probably no one else in there either, what with the side effects from all that hot food keeping them at bay!;-)!

john.g. said...

Hi, Phoenix! It's all fun and games !

Mum2, the language in here is rather choice, but everyone is friendly!

Mickle in NZ said...

Ah - then there was a certain chilli sauce from Guyana brought in by ???

lol, matey.

john.g. said...

Mickle, that has long been eaten!