The Cask Inn
26 November 2020
Bolton Arms Redmire
26 November 2020
The New Inn
Appletreewick, England BD23 6DA, United Kingdom
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The New Inn, so-called because it did not share the antiquity of the rest of the village having been built in the 1850s/1860s. However, it was about to receive the Showers treatment, but first it needed theme – an attraction. He felt that the Wharfe VAlley bore ‘many landmarks reminiscent of the Viking invasion’ so he thought “Why not bring Denmark back to the Dales?” To reinforce the Danish theme, Showers introduced ‘Smorrebord’ and five beers brewed by Tuborg Breweries of Copenhagen. Thanks to Showers, The New Inn was also the first in the UK to supply Tuborg! Then came the smoking ban…..Although Showers agreed with the British Medical Council that smoking was a mild, habit-forming drug, his original main objection to the habit had always been not the potenial health risks but the damage it causes to his premises. Less than twenty years later, the death of a close friend from lung cancer caused Showers to change his main objection from damage to the fabric of the building and his soft furnishings to the disease itself. He simply came home one night to The New Inn and cleared the bar of every cigartette, cigar and ashtray and introduced a ban on smoking for all time.

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