Then, too, there was a meaty fisherman's stew, delicious with garlic, and crusty Italian bread without butter, and all washed down with pint mugs
of thick and heady claret.
As far as I can remember, it was based on dry ginger and needed a splash of lime, three ice cubes and exactly seven drops of Angostura bitters in a pint mug
. Quite irrationally, the fact that his usual took twice as long to concoct as anybody else's gave it a kind of spurious manliness.
Monbeg Dude was bought at a Cheltenham evening sale by Mike Tindall, who would know his way round a pint mug
and may indeed have had a couple of sharpeners by the time his hand went skywards.
Further special edition pieces - such as a Thames Flotilla half pint mug
- are also now in the final stages of production and will be unveiled soon.
IN THOSE times, when we cracked the night with sly smiles, the boys reckoned that enough exercise could be found in the lifting of a dimpled pint mug
from the bar-slab to the mouth in a steady jogging rhythm, much envied by the older men, who paced themselves more sedately, And then more exercise could be had on the walk home, lighting cigarettes under the glow of the street lamps and gesturing dramatically, as we analysed the merits of race horses and politicians, commies and capitalists, footballers and the melodies of electric minstrels, poets and Indian curries.
(www.dartington.co.uk) Limited to 1,000, Emma Bridgewater's Royal Wedding One Pint mug
could raise more than a cheer in the future, pounds 55 (www.mulberryhall.co.uk, 01904 620736) Enamel boxes have always been highly collectable.
Suddenly about ten o'clock there came a flash and a ball of fire as big as a pint mug
hung between the two men.
MAKE MINE - Pint Mug
(pounds 6.99, from iwantoneofthose.com) If your thirst is 'builder like' in the mornings, making multiple cuppas can be a real pain.
And where better to sample two or three than on the top of the biggest pint mug
in the world?
There was a plank bed with a mattress and pillow 'as hard and comfortless as stone', as well as a wooden stool, a single wooden spoon and a tin plate and pint mug
, a bit of hard yellow soap and a thin towel, a rudimentary brush and comb, a tin wash-basin and slop-pail, and items of cleaning equipment.
* To mark the occasion, Emma Bridgewater, has introduced a range of hand-decorated, highly-collectable memorabilia so you can bag yourself a little bit of history: 1 pint mug
William & Kate, pounds 39.95; - pint mug
William & Kate, pounds 19.95; and tea towel, pounds 10.
Pick up a pint mug
and join the locals by pouring yourself a well deserved drop of its famous ale, which is still brewed on-site by monks.