Streets of London Public House
One of two, this one in Folsom California, USA
Well, it being St. Patrick's Day here in the States, Holly and I decided we would go out for some good ol' Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner.
There being two Streets of London Public Houses (not Irish, we know, but close enough) within a short drive from our home we went to check out the St. Patrick's Day party action at the Folsom location (there is also a SOLP in mid-town Sacramento).
For all die-hard Anglophiles/Europhiles like Holly and I, or if you're a Limey (please take no offense, none intended) living in the States and are somewhat homesick, Streets of London Pub is the place to be. Having lived in England myself and experiencing first hand a real English pub ambiance, the old Coca-Cola advertising jingle "There's nothing like the real thing, Baby" holds true here.
Although we have never met the owners of SOLP our understanding is they are British, well enough. They have done a very good job at re-creating a British style Public House - sans second-hand smoke (plenty of second hand smoke being typical of a real English pub experience). If you must smoke, there is a lovely seating arrangement outside, picnic
Party to start soon
tables with brolly's where you can eat, drink and smoke a fag (that's a cigarette - for those of you who are culturally challenged).
SOLP has traditional pub grub such as, the all-time favorite, fish & chips (not wrapped in newsprint paper for take-out), bangers and mash, and shepards pie as well as other favorites.
All this British cuisine can be washed down with a bloody good selection of British and European brew including Bass, Stella, Guinness and Dry Blackthorn cider. It's a warm and welcoming place with friendly staff and patrons, you order at the bar and food is brought out to your table.
There is also a few telly screens to watch soccer, a fusbol table, darts and an all-British juke box. The Corned Beef dinner was "lovely" as one would say and the party; well, see the photos. And by the way - Cheers mate!
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