I seriously think The Auld Rogue could end up being a regular stop for us when we do our Sunday shopping. It's convenient to Patch and Panzer, has good service and food, and a great variety of beers. We went there yesterday at around 2:30 or so because we were hungry. Yesterday also happened to be our 12th wedding anniversary.
Bill and I enjoy a round. I had a Murphy's Red and he had his usual Guinness. A couple had an adorable, sweet, and well-behaved golden retriever with them who came over to say hi. I wish our dogs were calm enough to go to restaurants.
Bill had Shepherd's Pie, which was very good, but huge. I wouldn't have liked it because it had mushrooms in it. Bill did note that since it was served with fries, he got two servings of potatoes. I guess to a guy with as much Irish blood as Bill has, that's not a bad thing.
I had fish and chips. I enjoyed the chips especially. They were just about perfect. Once again, I eschewed the spare ribs in favor of something else. I'll get to them eventually. The fish was good, though the breading was less batter and more bread crumbs. It was very enjoyable and the portion size of the fish was about right. I still had plenty of fries and salad leftover.
And because it was our anniversary, I had a large pour of Oban 14 year old scotch... It was quite nice. 8 euros for .4cl and worth every euro cent. Smaller pours go for 4 euros.
As we were having lunch, I got caught up in watching a rugby game on one of the large TVs. I don't usually enjoy watching sports, but I think I could get into rugby. Ireland and Georgia were playing, which made it especially interesting for me. Since I once lived in Armenia, I used to live near the Republic of Georgia.
I think the bartender recognized us. He may have spotted us as new regulars.