The Butcher's Hook by Candlelight
The Butcher's Hook, Thornbury
February the fourteenth. The fourteenth of February. Exactly one fortnight into the second month of the year. There’s something special about this date we thought to ourselves. What the hell is it? Brain cells were racked. Still nothing. People kept winking and nudging. “What are you doing for February 14th?” they’d say. Blank expressions. A nervous, twitching smile. Was it bath night? “Bath night?” we’d say hopefully. Odd looks back in our direction. Of course not, how could we have been so silly, bath night isn’t until March...
A week later, the penny dropped! How could we have forgotten!?! FEBRUARY THE FOURTEENTH IS EXACTLY THREE MONTHS SINCE THE BUTCHER’S HOOK SURVIVED AND TRIUMPHED AT THE GREAT THORNBURY POWER-CUT OF 2018!!! We know what you’re thinking, the Anniversary of the Great Power-Cut of Thornbury 2018 is just another one of those cynical occasions fabricated by retail and hospitality businesses to extricate cash from gullible people who have electricity all year round but can’t be bothered to show their appreciation for it the other 364 days of the year. Well, November 14th 2018 was a very important evening in our history and we’re damn sure we’re going to celebrate it. On the night, due to a faulty underground cable on the high street we worked all night under incredibly difficult circumstances without any power, any lights and our beloved iZettle till. The pub was lit purely by candles, people operated their pints in the flickering light. We lost a lot of good crisps to the floor that night. To ensure we never forget we’re going to plunder the Butcher’s Hook once again into a conveniently romantic candlelight for the entire evening. Make sure you join us.