Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Americans Making Pilgrimage To Pilgrims’ Pub

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday (Nov. 23) and those who are in London for the holiday will probably be making a pilgrimage to the pilgrim’s original pub.

That’s the word from Bruce Cherry, who runs a London- based tour company that takes folks to the pilgrims’ haunts before they set sail to the New World.

One of those is the Mayflower Inn in London, which is right near the port where the pilgrims boarded the Mayflower ship in order to head to America.

He says some of the pilgrims probably stopped in for a beer or two since, as he puts it, “at that time, everyone drank beer because the water was pretty awful.”

However, he doesn’t expect the pilgrims enjoyed any darts or other bar games since pubs in that era were pretty rough places.

Besides the Mayflower Inn in London, Cherry says his American tourists also enjoy making a pilgrimage to a town called Jordans, which is home to a Quaker meeting house built from some of the timbers of the actual Mayflower ship.

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