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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2019, 06:41:12 AM »
Looks very nice. Very modern.

Honest question: what is "English-inspired" about it? Looks more like a Starbucks than the Dog and Duck.
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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2019, 08:22:40 AM »
Looks very nice. Very modern.

Honest question: what is "English-inspired" about it? Looks more like a Starbucks than the Dog and Duck.
Exactly! It's nothing like an English pub.

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« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2019, 08:36:27 AM »
Looks very nice. Very modern.

Honest question: what is "English-inspired" about it? Looks more like a Starbucks than the Dog and Duck.

You can't really appreciate it from pictures alone.First, the owners have English accents. So, sometimes it sounds like an English Pub. Second, at least when I was there, Fawlty Towers was playing on the TV. Finally, and I think this is the clincher, you order pints.

Now, I will admit to not being an expert on the subject, but if that isn't an English Pub, well....I have no idea what people would be looking for.

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2019, 08:42:08 AM »
Looks very nice. Very modern.

Honest question: what is "English-inspired" about it? Looks more like a Starbucks than the Dog and Duck.

You can't really appreciate it from pictures alone.First, the owners have English accents. So, sometimes it sounds like an English Pub. Second, at least when I was there, Fawlty Towers was playing on the TV. Finally, and I think this is the clincher, you order pints.

Now, I will admit to not being an expert on the subject, but if that isn't an English Pub, well....I have no idea what people would be looking for.

Fair enough. Obviously was thinking of the look more than anything else - but without seeing the menu or whatever, it's hard to say. I think it's fair to say that English bars can look like anything - but at the same time, there is a particular 'look' that one tends to associate with them. A stereotype, if you will. So I was just curious.

As I said, I think it looks great.
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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2019, 08:55:44 AM »
Looks very nice. Very modern.

Honest question: what is "English-inspired" about it? Looks more like a Starbucks than the Dog and Duck.

You can't really appreciate it from pictures alone.First, the owners have English accents. So, sometimes it sounds like an English Pub. Second, at least when I was there, Fawlty Towers was playing on the TV. Finally, and I think this is the clincher, you order pints.

Now, I will admit to not being an expert on the subject, but if that isn't an English Pub, well....I have no idea what people would be looking for.

Fair enough. Obviously was thinking of the look more than anything else - but without seeing the menu or whatever, it's hard to say. I think it's fair to say that English bars can look like anything - but at the same time, there is a particular 'look' that one tends to associate with them. A stereotype, if you will. So I was just curious.

As I said, I think it looks great.

Is this the driest response ever or did you think I was serious? At the very least, I take small comfort in knowing that I get my own jokes.

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2019, 09:05:59 AM »
Looks very nice. Very modern.

Honest question: what is "English-inspired" about it? Looks more like a Starbucks than the Dog and Duck.

You can't really appreciate it from pictures alone.First, the owners have English accents. So, sometimes it sounds like an English Pub. Second, at least when I was there, Fawlty Towers was playing on the TV. Finally, and I think this is the clincher, you order pints.

Now, I will admit to not being an expert on the subject, but if that isn't an English Pub, well....I have no idea what people would be looking for.

Fair enough. Obviously was thinking of the look more than anything else - but without seeing the menu or whatever, it's hard to say. I think it's fair to say that English bars can look like anything - but at the same time, there is a particular 'look' that one tends to associate with them. A stereotype, if you will. So I was just curious.

As I said, I think it looks great.

Is this the driest response ever or did you think I was serious? At the very least, I take small comfort in knowing that I get my own jokes.

I assumed the Fawlty Towers thing was a bit of a piss-take (yeah, that's right) - but assumed the British owners and pints thing was sincere. In any even, I appreciate them not going the 'themey' route. That can be a bit cheesy.
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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #66 on: June 07, 2019, 09:48:52 AM »
Anyone know what they have on tap beside water?

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2019, 10:54:45 AM »
Anyone know what they have on tap beside water?

partial list:

Left Leg Lager
Raging Blonde
Oberon
Old Specked hen
Mixed berry Bigley
BPA
Duke's Cold Nose
Two Hearted
Karate in the garage
Skyway
Hard Target

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #68 on: June 07, 2019, 10:56:13 AM »
Anyone know what they have on tap beside water?

partial list:

Left Leg Lager
Raging Blonde
Oberon
Old Specked hen
Mixed berry Bigley
BPA
Duke's Cold Nose
Two Hearted
Karate in the garage
Skyway
Hard Target


They also had a kombucha when I was there.
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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #69 on: June 07, 2019, 04:21:29 PM »
Anyone know what they have on tap beside water?

partial list:

Left Leg Lager
Raging Blonde
Oberon
Old Specked hen
Mixed berry Bigley
BPA
Duke's Cold Nose
Two Hearted
Karate in the garage
Skyway
Hard Target


Would'nt an English pub have Guinness and Harp?
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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #70 on: June 07, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »
Almost all the beers are craft, but apart from Old Speckled hen I don't see any English (or Irish!) beers listed.

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #71 on: June 07, 2019, 04:36:49 PM »
Anyone know what they have on tap beside water?

partial list:

Left Leg Lager
Raging Blonde
Oberon
Old Specked hen
Mixed berry Bigley
BPA
Duke's Cold Nose
Two Hearted
Karate in the garage
Skyway
Hard Target


Would'nt an English pub have Guinness and Harp?

Yeah, they did have Guinness. I can't remember if they had Harp.

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #72 on: June 07, 2019, 05:43:45 PM »
Aren't Guinness and Harp Irish?  I was hoping for some real English beer.  Like Tetley's.  When I was in England the locals were constantly asking for Budweiser.

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2019, 06:19:19 PM »
Aren't Guinness and Harp Irish?  I was hoping for some real English beer.  Like Tetley's.  When I was in England the locals were constantly asking for Budweiser.
Yes, Guinness and Harp are Irish. There are hundreds of English beers, but even in Florida you can pretty easily find Newcastle, Boddington's, Bass, Sam Smith's, Fuller's, Wychwood, Brompton's, Conniston etc. All are at Total Wine, most are at European street.The "Posting house" seems to have none of these. Next time I drive past, I'm going to open the door and shout "Dog's Bollocks"!

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Re: English Pub in San Marco? Dog's Bollocks!
« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2019, 08:14:20 PM »
Aren't Guinness and Harp Irish?  I was hoping for some real English beer.  Like Tetley's.  When I was in England the locals were constantly asking for Budweiser.
Yes, Guinness and Harp are Irish. There are hundreds of English beers, but even in Florida you can pretty easily find Newcastle, Boddington's, Bass, Sam Smith's, Fuller's, Wychwood, Brompton's, Conniston etc. All are at Total Wine, most are at European street.The "Posting house" seems to have none of these. Next time I drive past, I'm going to open the door and shout "Dog's Bollocks"!
From the photos posted it seems to be a neat, pleasant place, but not like any of the pubs I visited in Yorkshire.  I looked-up Tetley's online to discover they were bought by Carlsberg decades ago and closed the Leeds brewery.  According to a couple of websites I visited, no English brews were in the top 5 most popular in the UK.  Bud, Stella, Heineken, and others are more popular.  I loved the bitter.