Vitreous enamel - decoration
If you really want to see how durable vitreous enamel is and enjoy an excellent pint of proper English beer, go and have a look at the "The Old Swan" Inn at Netherton in the West Midlands. Locally, it is always known as Ma Pardoe's after a former landlady.
The ceiling is enamelled, the usual way of fitting out pubs a hundred years ago. The panels are original and pretty good even by modern standards. And don't miss the enamelled signs - it is a real experience.
The beers are brewed on the premises and are superb! - Personal tasting carried out by the General Manager of the Vitreous Enamellers' Association. No food in the bar - it affects the taste of the beer!
Olde Swan 87 Halesowen Road, Netherton, Dudley,
West Midlands DY2 1PY Tel: (01384) 253075