Beck Hole

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Comments (15)

Paula K on April 24, 2009

Hahahaha! Steve, what are you implying!! We did call in, but for a cup of tea!!;D You have made me think back now to see how many pubs are in my gallery!!!! ;O

Paula

Samantha Lacy ღ on April 27, 2009

Tea.... yeah right!! :D

Lovely shot Paula

Best wishes

Sam

Amelia Royan on April 27, 2009

Lovely photo Paula - I'll have a small glass of perry and some refreshments please :))

Greetings, Amelia

Paula K on April 27, 2009

Mira, thank you!

Sam, it was tea only!! ;-)

Amelia, I'll see what I can do, thank you!!;-)

Paula

Paula K on April 30, 2009

Thanks Billy!

Paula

whoelius on May 6, 2009

Ah looking at such an appealing pub makes me feel sober and sad :(

Paula K on May 7, 2009

Aw, sorry Whoelius!! You will have to visit!! ;D

Paula

Steve Paxton on May 26, 2009

So reminds me of england from 82' when i was there. steve

Paula K on May 26, 2009

One thing about Beck Hole Steve, it hasn't changed for years!! :D But that is the charm of it!

Paula

Steve Paxton on May 26, 2009

on a serious note it must be good to get together in a pub like this even with jim. i remember my time its a very different place to an oz pub which i dont go near. you can have one for me i will have to send the money though. steve

Paula K on May 26, 2009

Next time I visit I will drink to your very good health Steve!! (I didn't meet Jim here though, he barred from most of the pubs in the area!!)

Paula

Steve Paxton on May 26, 2009

not for dancing naked on tables i hope. i will seriously have a red for you as well. steve

Paula K on May 26, 2009

Dancing naked on the tables?? Perish the thought Steve!! ;-D

Paula

Paula K on June 8, 2009

Thank you John6668

Paula

Roy Pledger on December 29, 2011

ecilop773 said:

ecilop773 said:

The tiny Birch Hall Inn is not just the village pub, but is also the village shop and post office where you can buy a pint at the other side of a partition, and it has a unique sign outside its whitewashed facade - an original oil painting in a glass case! It is a painting of the area by Sir Algernon Newton RA; the father of actor Robert Newton, who was once a frequent visitor to this idyllic spot; and said to be good enough to have hung in the Royal Academy. The pub is also the headquarters of the Beck Hole Quoits Club, who take this local game very seriously and in fact in 1990 they produced their first world champion! The game is very simple, each pitch on the village green has two iron pins exactly eighteen yards apart and set in a clay base. The object is to throw a quoit, which is a shaped metal ring, over the pin and so on. Actually there is a bit more to it than that and it is in fact a highly skilful game, as you will find out if you have a go. The pub has been their HQ only since the Lord Nelson closed down and now just a cottage, with an old quoit as a door knocker

Lovely photograph Paula, I would very much like to see it posted on my 'Unusual Pubs' Group.

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  • Uploaded on April 24, 2009
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    by Paula K
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D40
    • Taken on 2009/03/22 16:14:44
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
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