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Wartime hotels, restaurants and bars

Article about: As a hotelier of long standing I like to see period photos of hotels, restaurants and bars particularly with a military connection. I saw this one yesterday of Aussies drinking at an improvi

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Thanks Patrick !! What is the name if the hotel on that menu? Is it Manchester .....

    Nick
    No it's Manor house hotel in Devon.

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    Quote by Patrick Lewis View Post
    No it's Manor house hotel in Devon.
    Awesome! Thank you Patrick

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Drink up guys, it`s closing time.....
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    Drink up guys, it`s closing time.....
    I love it !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    Drink up guys, it`s closing time.....
    No need to worry about next day's headache, though.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    No need to worry about next day's headache, though.
    A great example of why you shouldn't drink and drive!

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    WOW Saburo!!,that`s the best damn batch of moonshine you ever made.
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    Here's another legendary wartime Bomber Command haunt......

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    I was pleased to find it and stand in Gibson's footsteps.....

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    Excellent photo Martin!!

    I bet the beer is not the same price though

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Great 'Then and now' photo Martin, but where is it and what's it called?

    I have had a few ales and a decent scoff in The Eagle in Cambridge, haunt of Bomber Command and USAAF crews alike who left their signatures using cigarette lighters on the ceiling of the bar where they can still be seen to this day.

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    It also has another famous connection from only 8 years after the end of the war. Six days a week Francis and James would dine here before returning to their work at the nearby Cavendish laboratory..

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    The rest as they say, is history.

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