Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Santa Monica, CA

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Malts, mash, beer, and bangers helped celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee in Santa Monica, CA. Ye Olde (don’t you love it?) King’s Head British Pub was electric with Anglophiles for the kickoff of a great weekend for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. At the bar, Pimm’s Gin Cocktails, Bass and Newcastle were most in demand, but many of us were enjoying single malts. Net result: occasional shout-outs of “Long Live the Queen”! Around our table we shared tastes of each other’s leek and potato soup, fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and bangers & mash. Sticky toffee pudding, jam sponge pudding with strawberry jam, and rhubarb crumble with Birds Custard were all smashing for dessert. Our booth was watched over by Sir Winston himself, and our server explained, with a wink and nod, the photo showing the Queen Mum was not taken in the pub! “Long Live the Queen”, indeed.  Image

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Sir Winston, ever the epitome of decorum

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