Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the George Orwell essay. One of many pubs named after Orwell’s description.
The architecture and fittings must be uncompromisingly Victorian. Games, such as darts, are only played in the public bar “so that in the other bars you can walk about without the worry of flying darts”. The pub is quiet enough to talk, with the house possessing neither a radio nor a piano.
The barmaids know the customers by name and take an interest in everyone. It sells tobacco and cigarettes, aspirins and stamps, and “is obliging about letting you use the telephone”. Upstairs, six days a week, you can get a good, solid lunch—for example, a cut off the joint, two vegetables and boiled jam roll—for about three shillings. They are particular about their drinking vessels at “The Moon Under Water” and never, for example, make the mistake of serving a pint of beer in a handleless glass. Apart from glass and pewter mugs, they have some of those pleasant strawberry-pink china ones.
You go through a narrow passage leading out of the saloon, and find yourself in a fairly large garden Many as are the virtues of the Moon Under Water I think that the garden is its best feature, because it allows whole families to go there instead of Mum having to stay at home and mind the baby while Dad goes out alone. Orwell admitted that “to be fair”, he did know of a few pubs that almost came up to his ideal, including one that had eight of the mentioned qualities. And if anyone knows of a pub that has draught stout, open fires, cheap meals, a garden, motherly barmaids and no radio, I should be glad to hear of it, even though its name were something as prosaic as the Red Lion or the Railway Arms. The J D Wetherspoon pub chain has used the name The Moon Under Water for fourteen of its outlets, including one in Manchester which is the second largest public house in the United Kingdom. There is a Moon Under Water pub in St.
Petersburg, Florida, USA, and Victoria Canada and in Christchurch, New Zealand. Smothered Under Journalism, Collected Works,Volume XVIII p. Waterhouse, Keith, The Moon Under Water goes under Mail Online. The Moon Under Water – British Colonial Tavern”. Orwell is best remembered for his political commentary as a left-wing anti-totalitarian.
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