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Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Ohtarvarno » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:34 pm

Pubs, inns, taverns, appear a number of times in the tales Middle Earth. Do any Rangers have favourite drinking holes that could belong there? This could be because of the location, interior decor or the appearance of the building.

To start things off here is one of my favourites, Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Langdale valley, England. (Look carefully and you can see the pub in the valley)
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Iodo » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 pm

I just looked up some photo's, that place looks amazing :P

I'll have to give this question some thought...
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Postby Manveruon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:03 pm

OH WOOOOW WOW WOW WOW.
Boy, I wish we had something like that out here in Colorado. We do have some enjoyably atmospheric pubs in the Denver area, but they’re all pretty deep in the city and nowhere near my usual hiking locales, unfortunately. The best one I’ve frequented is called Clancy’s Irish Pub, and it’s about a half an hour’s drive from my home. It’s built in a big old house, and it genuinely feels like a true “pub,” as in “public house,” and not just a bar with an English/Irish theme.
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby theowl » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:46 am

There's an awesome restaurant in the foothills near me on the way up into the mountains called the hawks head. It's a revolutionary war era tavern with period food and drink. Not totally middle earth, but the old world inn vibe is definitely there.
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Ohtarvarno » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 pm

The Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby TaylorSteiner » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:05 pm

That's it! I'm moving to England!
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Iodo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 am

OK, I was waiting to go there at the weekend and take some pictures, but I couldn't wait any longer so I got some off google:

Leather's Smithy, Maccelsfield

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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby SierraStrider » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:39 am

Wow. As an uncultured Yank, that is about the most English-looking establishment I can imagine.

Ostrander hut, in Yosemite National Park.
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Actually...it's a ways further out of my price range, but the Awhanee in the same park could pretty comfortably pass for Rivendell or other great hall if you stripped away some of the modern trappings.

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I highly recommend the oatmeal, as it's the only thing on the menu I can afford!
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Iodo » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:13 pm

Iodo wrote:OK, I was waiting to go there at the weekend and take some pictures, but I couldn't wait any longer so I got some off google

I've been up there earlier this week since some of the lock-down measures have been lifted, it's still closed but here's here's a photo I took of it from the other side of the lake:

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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Hanasian » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:28 am

A couple places I've been to that that seemed 'Middle Earthy' to me..
Fox & Hounds
The Brick Tavern

The Fox & Hounds George's Bar is a well done 'English Pub' and has the atmosphere.
The Brick in Roslyn Washington is close to the national forest area up the Cle Elum River where many an outing was taken. The Brick was a mandatory stop on our way back.
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Re: Inns of Middle Earth

Postby Cimrandir » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:52 am

I know where I’m going the next time I’m in the northwest!

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