1000 Bottles of Beer On the Wall (make that cans)
“The pub is an institution unique to England, and there is nothing more English. It is not an American bar, darkened still by the long shadow of Prohibition; not a Bavarian beerhall full of swaying and noise. The pub is neutral ground. The Englishman is jealous of his home. It is, after all, proverbially his castle. But castles are not always comfortable. Nor are they places to entertain an enemy, or even acquaintances of questionable loyalties. A pub is not a home, but it is a house – a public house. The reticent Englishman can invite an acquaintance for a drink in a pub without any risk that the style of his home-life will become frontal. Nor will there be any problems getting rid of tiresome guests – the person who issued the invitation in the first place is at liberty to excuse himself when he wishes, providing it is not his turn to buy a round of drinks. The public house is an institution which will not compromise the Englishman’s courtesy, nor will it cramp his individualistic wish to go as he pleases.”
– From the “English Pub” by Michael Jackson
(note from the establishment: The same principles apply on our side of the Atlantic – even to the brink of the Pacific.)
Years passed and the serious collector was into doubles to allow for trading. The parents gained new respect for the pursuit after perusing the beer can collector’s bible. Those old empty cans apparently had some stated value after all, besides bringing a smile to their son’s face.
A few shelves are still empty to accommodate new contributions. Cameron invites anyone with an interesting can to stop by to see if it’s unique to the collection, if so, he’ll “store” your can for you for all to enjoy.
Want to spend some true pub time? Ask at the bar for electronic buzz time play maker, darts, dice, dominoes, cribbage board, backgammon. The back game room has an authentic shuffle board, the only one on the Half Moon Bay coastside. Remember, pubs are for leisurely lingering, so relax and play some games.
Give us a bell.
Cameron’s Inn, Restaurant & Pub
1410 South Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
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