Monday 2 January 2012

Frog & Onion Pub, Bermuda

At the end of the walkway in the Victualling Yard was the Frog and Onion Pub.

The Frog & Onion Pub was created and opened in 1992 by a Bermudian (The Onion) and a Frenchman (The Frog).

Situated in the historic cooperage, which was completed in 1853 after the war of 1812. A cooperage is a workshop that built, repaired and dismantled barrels, casks and kegs.

The provisioning of wooden ships during the days of sail required that almost all provisions be packaged in barrels or casks so they could be man-handled, loaded and stored in the cargo areas of the ship. Empty water casks needed to be taken ashore in ships' boats for refilling at the watering place.

The cooperage space and adjacent Victualling Yard were converted to five storehouses in the 1940s and now finds itself home to The Frog and Onion Pub and so continues in the victualling business.

You know how much Gord love love loves beer. When he knew we were coming to Bermuda, he did some digging and discovered there is a brewery at the Frog & Onion and it was on his list of things we had to do.

It's a cute huge place that is built in the historic buildings. There are two patios.

Gord tried the sampler of five of their beer ... his favourite was the porter, with the IPA coming a close second.

I had the St. David's Lager ... it was tasty.

We sat at the bar.

Charles/Charlie (but don't call him Chuck!) took very good care of us. We had a ton of questions and he was very patient in educating us about Bermuda.

We were getting hungry so had lunch there. We both got burgers and fries. Here's Gord's ...

I know, mine looks boring but it was delicious!

Definitely a fun spot to stop in and spend a couple hours.

We had just missed the 3:30 ferry back to Hamilton so stopped in at a bar near the ferry dock for a drink to wait. Charles, the bartender from the Frog & Onion, showed up there too so we had a drink together. Once we got back to Hamilton, he took us to one of his favourite bars, the "Beach" (the Bermuda Bistro at the Beach aka the Shame of Front Street), for a drink.

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