My google alerts brought me an interesting and informational blog post from the American Public House Review, an extremely cool blog which features articles and reviews about pubs and taverns around the country, with an emphasis on history and tangential musings on music, hauntings, and sports. This particular post features Shepherdstown’s own Mecklenburg Inn (once named one of the best bars in America by Esquire magazine) and O’Hurley’s General Store, renowned for the Thursday night performances of heritage music in its Great Hall.
The Meck features a lovely garden, craft brews and Guinness on tap, and performances by local musicians many nights of the week. Also, a fat, friendly kitty with no tail who will gladly accommodate your lap if you want company. I hope the American Public House Review doesn’t mind my using their photo 🙂 ! Have I mentioned that there are always lots of extra musical performances over the Christmas holidays, during Christmas in Shepherdstown, at the local pubs and at Shepherd University? Please come to town to shop, eat, hear some great music and stay at the Inn!
P.S. The occasion of the latest post on APHR was to congratulate Delegate John Doyle, a regular a cappella vocalist at the Meck and around town, on his re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates. We congratulate him, too, and thank him for his many years of service to our community!
Jeanne & Jim at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV