I am in a bit of conflict here. Should I even write this post?
You see, as I was leaving the Inn of the Olde, one of the clients yelled to me, "Don`t you be telling anybody about this place. We like to keep it a secret."
My reply? "I can see why!"
It is the most unusual bar/pub I have ever been in. It was like when Teena and I stepped through the door, we stepped back in time.
After leaving the Quidi Vidi harbour, we came upon the Inn of the Olde. Seeing the sign that said Linda's Stories, Beers and Wood Burning stoves, we just had to go in. Just for one, though, and then head back to St John's. Four drinks and a pile of Linda's stories later we left.
Linda was entertaining a group of people as we ordered our drinks and sat down. She quickly involved us in the storytelling. She is well into her 60s and, even though she has had a bout of cancer, is full of energy
She never stopped. When the first group left, she continued with us. She was funny and entertaining even when talking about her cancer. Someone came in that she had not seen for years and then she left for awhile to visit with that family outside.
That gave us a chance to talk with Ruth, who was a hoot herself. She had no lack of stories either.
I can see why that fellow wanted me to keep this place a secret!