England: Didsbury – Pub Names

I’ve mentioned that I had been reading Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island. And that I keep putting it down because each chapter goes something like, “when I first visited this place in England it was super awesome twenty years ago and now it’s all crap.” But throughout this book he talks of the names of pubs and free houses. Most of them I thought he was just making up names for comedic value.

Didsbury actually has a place called “The Slug and Lettuce” which is, apparently (and news to me), a chain across Great Britain. But there is also “The Dog and Partridge” and “Ye Olde Cock”

Although not as entertainingly graphic as “The Slug and Lettuce” I did have a sit with a latte and my current read (Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously) in the “Saints and Scholars” cafe and bar.