On a day-trip from Greenville SC to the North Carolina mountains my brother and I stopped at Blowing Rock after our visit to Grandfather Mountain, where we had worked up an appetite. So our primary purpose was to choose the right restaurant for lunch. There are several restaurants along Main Street, but we narrowed the field to three, and finally landed, very happily, on the Six Pence Pub, as authentic a publick house as I've seen in these here parts. They offer several kinds of beers and ales found in English pubs, as well as typical pub fare (shepherd’s pie, bangers ‘n’ mash, fish ‘n’ chips) enhanced by other kinds of food to appeal to many tastes. Phil had a local IPA, with the colorful name Lauganitas Sucks (actually he had two, but who am I to tattle?), and I had a pint of Smithwick's (a darkish ale I had first tasted in a Dublin pub). My brother ordered what turned out to be a gigantic club sandwich on pumpernickel - not your usual pub fare – he was VERY satisfied! And I chose a grilled salmon sandwich, accompanied by cole slaw (there were other choices of sides as well). As usual I ate only the salmon, not the bread and trimmings, and it was very good - also very large - I regret (slightly) not taking half home with me for a salmon salad. The staff was convivial, the atmosphere likeable, there were even copies of the Union Jack, a monthly paper with news of the UK for those US-ers, myself included, homesick for it – highly recommended!
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