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The Innns and Taverns in this thread all look nice, yet there is something out of place. A journey back to the days of old is what I seek. Something similar to the one below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyg5jJrZ42s
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that is an awesome artwork :P there are quite a few fantasy inspired inns around the world that try to look like that, but most are built inside modern buildings so they don't have the aesthetic that the old stonework gives, I came across a Harry Potter themed place on a holiday when I was a child, somewhere near London, it hit the "ye olde pub" look just right, but I can't remember where it was and I don't know if it's still in business? maybe I'll do some research later
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Iodo wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:16 am that is an awesome artwork :P there are quite a few fantasy inspired inns around the world that try to look like that, but most are built inside modern buildings so they don't have the aesthetic that the old stonework gives, I came across a Harry Potter themed place on a holiday when I was a child, somewhere near London, it hit the "ye olde pub" look just right, but I can't remember where it was and I don't know if it's still in business? maybe I'll do some research later
Okay, I guess I'm just going to have to build one. A private one (invitation only). I have rural land that could never be found, so I'll build a round table, and a hall about the table, and a castle about the hall. Wait, no that was the wrong movie, but you get the idea.
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Goodness I envy your common houses, those of you in the old country. :mrgreen:

For us in the US, I don't know what side of the country you're on, but if you're west coast you might try Camlann -

https://camlann.org/bors_hede.htm

(I've eaten there, and it's grand! I wasn't fond of the cider though. :) )

On the eastern side, there's a number of colonial-ish establishments if that's close enough. Those I've seen tend to be general audience, though I've heard of the occasional invite-only event in historic kitchens.

I've also a vague memory someone put together a pretty impressive village/larp/event up in central/northern New Hampshire or just over the border in Canada, but I can't find the reference at the moment. Anyone happen to remember more?
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The Trip to Jerusalem, the back part is built into the mount of Nottingham castle. (Not my photos)
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Tom_Ranger wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:13 am Okay, I guess I'm just going to have to build one. A private one (invitation only). I have rural land that could never be found, so I'll build a round table, and a hall about the table, and a castle about the hall. Wait, no that was the wrong movie, but you get the idea.
That sounds like a plan :lol:
ForgeCorvus wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:44 pm The Trip to Jerusalem, the back part is built into the mount of Nottingham castle. (Not my photos)
now that looks to be a grand establishment, I can't believe I hadn't heard of it, it looks like it's worth a trip someday :P
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Oh wow, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem looks amazing! I've never heard of that pub before but it's definitely on the travel bucket list now.
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There is an inn in Glasgow called Waxy O'connors. It's an Irish pub but it's like nowhere I've ever been before, it goes over three levels of stained glass and gothic timber, hidden nooks, alcoves and stairways.

There are two downsides - Firstly trying to find your friends in the place is nigh on impossible and Secondly you can't really get a great photograph of how amazing the place is. Here are a few which kind of capture the vibe if not the scope.

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Eofor wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 1:01 pm There is an inn in Glasgow called Waxy O'connors. It's an Irish pub but it's like nowhere I've ever been before, it goes over three levels of stained glass and gothic timber, hidden nooks, alcoves and stairways.
That's the kind of place I like to see. It all looks oldish.
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that is awesome, it doesn't quite say middle earth to me, but still very cool :P
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Yeah, it seems a little D&Dy to me but that's not a point against it really. It's still super cool and I'd pay quite a bit to hang out and drink a few pints there. I just imagine taverns in Middle-earth to be a little less ornate. Something a little more down to earth, y'know?
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Oh that is gorgeous. What a place to have a party! :mrgreen:
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Elleth wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:50 pm For us in the US, I don't know what side of the country you're on, but if you're west coast you might try Camlann -

https://camlann.org/bors_hede.htm

(I've eaten there, and it's grand! I wasn't fond of the cider though. :) )
I loved going to Camlann Village when I lived in Washington! Went to a banquet there with my wife about ten years ago when we were in Seattle visiting family and it was quite nice despite the couple seated next to us being a bit rude and boorish. Highly recommend Camlann!


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