No chips in the Hunters!
The Queen Vic could be anywhere, any pub, but there is no other place quite like the hunters.
The best of them all was the New Inn which was directly facing onto Priddy Green! It was run by one very elderly lady who sat in a sort of wooden cubby-hole which was straight ahead as you went through the door. The usual cavers bar was to the right as you went in and when you wanted beer you tapped on her little window and she drew it from the racked up barrels and served it from a jug into your pot. The back of the settle kept the draughts out and we used to dry our wet socks or gloves on the open door of the range. They'd sawn the top twiddly bits off the grandfather clock so it could stand upright agaist the wall (the ceiling was too low otherwise) and there was a large framed picture of Queen Victoria next to it - was it commerorating the Jubilee? The old lady definitely didn't do "food", though I think you could get a bag of crisps.Then someone bought it after the old lady died and "improved" it so we stopped going.
Emily Speed - the New Inn is for sale again & there's a picture of her on:https://m.facebook.com/theoldnewinnonpriddygreen/Funnily enough the Hunters scores higher than the Queen Vic on TripAdvisor (although one reviewer definitely wasn't in the right pub!)
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