Joe's Rants and Raves
Jun 03 - 10:38 AM: A Realization : Joe McBane
I often say that a pub is a community. I had never seen it quite so clearly though as last Saturday. We were lucky enough to be able to host the wedding of John and Jeana. It was an occasion that brought together many good people who make the pub what it is and we were able to celebrate a memorable occasion. We forgot the normal daily routines and enjoyed the pub and each others company. I felt very lucky to be part of making this little community happen. That's about it. Cheers. Joe.View/Write Comments (1)
May 18 - 05:01 PM: World Cup Plans : Joe McBane
We will be showing the World Cup at the pub. I am thrilled at the prospect. Growing up in England involved many big games down at the local boozer. You really can't beat the atmosphere that you get with a room full of passionate fans. Football (soccer) has the ability to generate excitement like no other sport I have ever experienced. It is a real treat to be able to do this here. The pub really lends itself to an occasion like this. I am bringing in a couple of TVs. The main screen will be a hefty 73 incher. Everything will of course be HD and the game sounds will pipe in through the pub's sound system. It's going to be a hell of a time. I decided if we were going to do it it was going to be done right.
I will post the full schedule to the event page of our site so you can plan out what games interest you. There are three time slots. We will not be showing any of the 7.30 am games. We will however be showing all of the 9.30 am and 2pm games. There really aren't any games in the early slot that are of great interest anyway. England and the US certainly aren't playing any of those times.
Morning games will see the Tap and Mallet serving breakfast for the first time. We will be offering a limited yet high quality menu. I am particularly keen to get my chops around the breakfast tacos that we're going to serve up. We will have plenty of coffee and of course great beer.
Victory Brewing has offered to partner up with us for the duration of the World Cup. We are going to feature 5 Victory drafts through the entire tournament at very reasonable prices.
The final point I want to make clear is that TV's are only for World Cup games. They will show nothing other than football. After the tournament is done they will disappear.
Go ENGLAND!View/Write Comments (3)
Apr 30 - 02:59 PM: Mothering Sunday : Joe McBane
We will be enjoying time with our mums and you should too. The pub will be closed for Mothering Sunday.View/Write Comments (0)