At lunch time, Marianne and I returned to the little village of Hanley Castle to check out the Three Kings pub that was supposed to be quirky.
This time it was open and the lady behind the bar served us a pint of excellent Beowulf stout and a half pint of Bridgehouse Blonde. And what a vision behind the bar and no doubt they knew where everything was. It's worth clicking on the picture to enlarge it and see the detail.
You get the feeling that nothing has changed much since Adam was a boy and that change would not be an improvement.
It is a very tiny place but they have live music events every week and you can see some photos on Facebook.
The bar lady asked us we would like sandwiches so since it was lunchtime we ordered cheese and pickle as well as ham and tomato. They were good and the whole bill came to a bit over seven pounds. That might almost buy you a pint of ale in London.
As we left a couple of locals arrived and I suspect that the locals treasure this old pub. Quirky indeed.