Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Alexandra Arms, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Famed for its ever changing range of real ales, and home to the highly regarded Julian Church microbrewery, the Alexandra is also one of only two pub venues in Kettering for the local game of Table Skittles (there are also tables in play at several clubs in the town). I find this quite surprising given that Kettering lies at the very heart of the Northamptonshire Skittling tradition, indeed teams at the Alex and Shire Horse play in the Kettering & District League. Perhaps there are other tables gathering dust in the towns pubs, waiting for a resurgence of interest from younger drinkers.

It's a good old table, made by A R Pinckard of Kislingbury, of which sadly I know absolutely nothing.

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