I'm in the kosher pub


By MatthewHarris
May 3, 2012
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Arriving early for some 'telling' (don't ask) at a nearby polling station, I couldn't resist stepping for the first time into Cricklewood's The Castle, which has some claim to be the world's only kosher pub, and which seems pleasant enough as pubs go. I have long wondered what makes a pub kosher. Is a kosher pub one in which it is cheaper to buy the beer wholesale? Is it one that serves a selection of fine whines? One in which middle-aged men compare notes not on real ales, but on real ailments? Actually, having ordered a sparkling mineral water and a packet of dry roasted peanuts (both of which I am sure were slaughtered in accordance with the laws of kashrut), I sat down at a table. A barman approached. "Excuse me sir," he said. "May I offer you this chair?" I was already sat on a chair, so I asked him why. "Well, we're setting up over there, so we need the thin chairs for over there." That, in an indefinable sense, is a kosher pub.

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Harvey

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 13:40

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Don't go there myself . I believe Ivor Dembina has the ocassional international solidarity movement gig there and doesn't appreciate hecklers .
I wouldn't be able to resist a reprise .
His last set was more wooden than a corpse with advanced rigour Mortis .
Just joshing Ivor . You were really very funny . Not .


happygoldfish

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 13:47

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a man fell asleep in a kosher pub and dreamed that there were seven fat chairs and seven thin chairs, and that the seven thin chairs swallowed up the seven fat chairs yet did not get any fatter, and he awoke and asked the chief barman the meaning of his dream and the chief barman said i too fell asleep in a kosher pub and dreamed that there were seven fat chairs and seven thin chairs, and that the seven thin chairs swallowed up the seven fat chairs yet did not get any fatter, and i awoke and asked the chief barman the meaning of my dream and the chief barman said …


Harvey

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 13:55

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You got that one from Ivor

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