Thursday, March 8, 2012

St.Patrick's Day Pootle

Just received word of another special bike ride.  This time on Saturday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day which is only a weekend or so away.  In year's past when I didn't ride my bike in the winter, I would only just start my riding season on March 15th. (If the weather was suitable).

This ride begins at the Sherlock Holmes Pub and will take us who knows where?  I'm interested in the Sherlock Holmes since I recently visited the one at West Edmonton Mall and a week later entered the Sherlock Holmes Pub in central London (downtown London?).

While quaffing Innis and Gunn beer,  my friends and I did wonder, knowing that I would soon be visiting the one in England, if the W.E.M. version was at all similar.  I can tell you that the Sherlock Holmes Pub in London is tasteful and almost ordinary.  Not like the one at the Mall whose walls are covered in dollar bills and gaudy soccer scarves, cardboard drink coasters, and other tat.  While the Central London version is busy - especially at lunch and after work (it is close to Whitehall where very important government business takes place), it is a fine place to unwind after a busy day.

I don't think that I'll dress up my bike in any way like I did for the "Jingle Ride".  It will be all I can do to find something green to wear on that day while I enjoy sipping my Innis and Gunn in the quant version of the Sherlock Holmes Pub in the central area of our fair city.

The other real thing


  1. I miss the Sherlock Holmes pub on Whyte Ave. It was fairly tasteful and hosted a great weekly music session during the Celtic boom of the 90's. I met my wife there while I was playing.

    Innis & Guinn is rather good.

  2. What a great story! And thanks for the reminder that there was a Sherlock on Whyte - I had completely forgotten!