Monday, 1 June 2015

Guitar heroes at the bar

The bar at The Rigger rock pub

You might have done a double-take looking at this photo.  What is it?  Well, it's the bar at The Rigger rock pub in Newcastle under Lyme - where guitar fret-boards take the place of bar-pump handles...!
Stylish or what?

The Rigger is a proper rock dive.  On the walls (painted black obviously) are inscribed quotes from bands such as Metallica through to Thin Lizzy.  Skull & crossbones designs (naturally) line the walls; and there is live music of the loudest kind most nights.  So it's no surprise that guitars have pride of place at the bar.

And this is no jumped-up newcomer.  As far as I'm aware, the Rigger has a history as a home of rock for nigh-on forty years; and maybe more than that.  One day the history will be written!

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  1. Yep, I would expect a place with these bar pumps to be loud!