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Rose Cottage (Alciston)
Member Name: notposhbygosh
Rose Cottage (Alciston)
Advantages: authentic pub atmosphere
Disadvantages: landlord doesn't have a clue as to the meaning of the word landlord
My husband brought his mother to The Rose Cottage Inn Alciston for her birthday dinner after having researched the area for a really nice, authentic pub and good food. No mention anywhere, curiously enough, about a warm welcome and friendly service in all those la di dah reviews, though.
And for good reason it seems.
Well, it is so interesting that some of you have mentioned Fawlty Towers, because when my husband called to tell about his experience at this pub with the owner, I tried to sympathize but could only think about the real B&B person who inspired the character of Basil Fawlty. The landlord at Rose Cottage Inn must a distant (perhaps not too distant) relative of the laughably rude, stuffy, he's too posh to bother with rif-raf character that inspired John Cleese to write Basil's dialogue.
All I could hear in my mind was Prunela Scales and her sharp toned "Basil!", and could hardly keep from laughing, but I listened intently, and sympathetically to the endless barbs and ludicrous behaviour of this pompous ass of a landlord. Dear, I kept breaking in, it is no reflection on you, this is who he is, not who you are, to not much avail.
One example: he ordered a lager, and before the landlord began to pour, he said, you know, I would like a cider, please. The landlord heard him, looked at my husband, and said you ordered a lager, and he began pouring a lager! It's so Basil, isn't it?
Thank you for these reviews, it certainly explains a lot of strange behaviour.
And, oh by the way, Mr Cleese, if you ever want to revive Fawlty Towers, I know where you can pick up some new material!
Summary: go have a quick drink and a look around, and leave for somewhere else
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