We've been here before. The Crow and Gate. BC's first pub. And it's almost reason enough to come to Nanaimo.
This time, there was snow, a lot of snow. But our friends from the wonderful John Harris Gallery in Nanaimo made sure we arrived safely.
The Crow and Gate is interesting for several reasons: the lack of french fries from a delightful menu of honest pub fare is one, and the absence of any television or video screens is another. The music is muted, the service friendly and the variety of refreshment options exceptional.
There are several wood burning fireplaces which felt heavenly after the journey from Vancouver. Unfortunately, Jeem was asked to leave after he attempted to stoke the fire, but that meant an extra pint for your faithful scribe.
We should come again. And so should we all. Minus the snow next time.
Photos by Jeem. Copyright 2017 by Jim Murray.