A TEIGNMOUTH TRIBUTE

 

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Last up in Teignmouth was the “community” pub.

Every proper small town has a place like the Brass Monkey, along with the “beer” pub like the Anchor and a Conservative Club playing Madness hits.

Teignmouth

And a Spoons with palm trees on the roof top, of course.

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It is quite jolly

The Jolie was well named, and heaving, and I had to sit on of those high tables against the wall next to a charging point, which was useful.

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All human life (between the age off 55 and 85) is here

The ideal photo opportunity presented itself, but sadly the flat whites were fine.

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Cask ale range

The “Friday Fish & Chips Club” called.  But you can’t visit the seaside and eat in Wetherspoons.

Far more traditional to find “Spicy Pork Rice” from a noodles hut on the beach.

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Note lady chopping vegetables
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NTSS 3.5

£6 for a hot steaming plate of Thai goodness, half what you’ll pay in Totnes.

Suddenly I only had 22 minutes to get back to the station AND grab a beer in the Monkey.

Still time to note that Teignmouth is pleasantly pedestrianised, and just quirky enough to not be Felixstowe (sorry Felixstowe)

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Nice mix of shops
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11th Century mosaics
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Music Matthew Lawrenson will have heard of

Anyway, eight minutes to do the pub now.

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Does what it says on the wall

I’d left the Monkey till the end in the hope that it would get a bit of mid-afternoon atmosphere, but I entered to find just one other Old Boy (am I an Old Boy ?, don’t answer that).

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Note electronic jukebox

Eagle-eyed readers will note the electronic jukebox display replaces the electronic beer display here.

Just Tribute on the pumps, so it should be good.

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OK

It was OK, and I don’t mean anything by that than it was OK.  But when you get a single-pump pub in the Guide you sometimes expect magic, I suppose.

But a Proper Pub, lots of banter at the bar, and the next song up on the jukebox was this rarely heard “classic“, in the way that every passable dance/funk ’80s hit is “classic” these days. At least it wasn’t “Sit and Wait“.

 

But never mind all that, what did you find in the Gents, retiredmartin ?

I thought you’d never ask.

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Christmas. Irish. England. Valentines

3 thoughts on “A TEIGNMOUTH TRIBUTE

  1. How many willykits do you think are made? Love the pedestrian street. I also noticed the malt place does what look to be interesting tours. Between that and the pubs…

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