CCC235: The Ale House of Old

In days of old
When wives were bold
If they brewed enough ale
They offered it for sale
No TV ads
No hoardings, billboards
No papers – tabloid or sheets broad
How then to fetch in the drinkers?
They tied on their roof a straggly bush
And stood aside to avoid the rush

The photo shows The Bush, a public house in my old home village.

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19 Responses to CCC235: The Ale House of Old

  1. Sadje says:

    A clever way to attract customers

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale says:

    Word of mouth goes a long way, once it has been discovered!
    Fun tale told in poetical line πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Judy says:

    This is very cute!! Your talent for verse and rhyme on the fly like this is remarkable!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is a great take, I like it

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Brian Bixby says:

    Indeed, here in Massachusetts in colonial times, the production of beer, ale, and cider were originally all done at home. The houses that turned into inns also tended to become larger producers, and eventually crowded out most hot brewers.

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  6. Brian Bixby says:

    That should be “home brewers,” not “hot brewers.” Sigh. Autocorrect strikes again.

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