Tuesday 11 December 2012

Larach Locals: Meet Dave...

Occasionally, we like to loosen the tongues of our regulars (and bar team) with a couple of nips, before asking them to answer a few leading questions about their life in and around The Larachmhor Tavern.  It would be a shame to waste such great banter, so in a series of Q&As, we're asking our regulars and local characters to commit their stories to print, right here....

What's your name? 


Do you come here often?


What are you doing in the East Neuk of Fife 

- Born & Bred, Settler, Part-Timer or Regular Visitor?

Born & Bred

Earning a living in this part of the world can lead to interesting work! Are you/have you ever been...

a) a fisherman    b) a bar person at The Larachs   c) all of the above    d) none of the above

d - none of the above

Feel free to tell us a bit about your background - we love hearing a life story!

I was born in St Andrews and grew up in Pittenweem. I've lived here my whole life and I'm a painter.

How long have you been drinking here?

I've been drinking here for about 27 years.

What do you love most about this pub?

Micha.   (Micha runs the pub and features in her own Larach's Life interview)

When you're not working or propping up the bar,  do you have any great hobbies or passions...that you can talk about here?

Line fishing with a rod at sea.

You must have plenty of memories in this pub - things you've seen, tales you've told, tales you've been told!   Is there a good story or memory you're willing to share with the whole bar (and world)? 

I can remember, many years ago, Bob Long - the owner at the time - coming out of here at 5am in the morning walking up the wynd to go to his house and dropping the till. All the money went flying up the wynd!!   He was as drunk as the customers!! Lol!

Favourite Drink?

Dry Martini.  (Micha interrupts: No it isn't... it's a pint of Ice Cold Tennants)

Favourite chat up line / conversation starter?

Get your coat, you've pulled!

Finally, they say you can pick up plenty of wisdom from working/drinking in a pub like this...tell us, what have you learned in the Larachs about life!?

Feck all...but the banter's good!

Additional comments from others at the bar during interview:

Micha: We grew up together, on the same street.  (Dave interrupts: I used to see Micha walk her cat...with a lead...never seen anyone do that before or since.)

Larachs Life is the official blog of The Larchmhor Tavern.  Find out more at our main website AND come and visit us in the real world -  we're a genuine fisherman's pub on the harbour in Pittenweem. Our friendly, truly local team will see to it that you enjoy a warm welcome, swiftly served drinks, mouth watering meals, perhaps a few well told stories and happy memories... 

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