Tuesday, 20 May 2008
The behaviour of the pub landlady described in my last article reminded me of another eccentric publican I met over 20 years ago. This chap ran the Cowshill Inn, at the head of Weardale. He objected so strongly to anyone entering his bar wearing wet clothing, muddy boots or even working apparel, that his establishment became known as "Victor Sylvester's" among locals! I wonder if anyone else remembers him?