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Saturday, 3 October 2009

One of Britain's strangest pubs ?


This has little to do with Bristol, but it is so extraordinary, I thought it merited a blog anyway:

On my way up to the Conservative party conference in Manchester, I couldn't resist stopping by at what must be one of Britain's strangest pubs: Somerset House, in Stourbridge.

From the outside, an unremarkable red-brick pub. But Somerset House holds a secret - as yet unexplained by scientists: it is possible to suspend a full pint glass from the wall by rubbing it up and down on the wall until it 'sticks'.

One theory, when the pub was wall-papered instead of painted, was that it was the wall-paper-paste underneath that somehow stuck the glass to the wall: but the wall paper has since been stripped off and the wall painted over. And the pints still stick. A real mystery.

This picture isn't photo-shopped, it's real. Go to Somerset House, in Stourbridge and see for yourself.

2 comments:

Conand said...

Woooooo freaky.

I find going to CPCs mad enough without being subjected to the paranormal beforehand.
I just bashed up the M6 to Manchuria in my Mondeo...armed with a Scully-like scepticism.

Charlotte Leslie said...

Very strange indeed. Scientists out there: What's the answer?