Sausage Crisis!

My good friends at the 4-4-2 pub in Milan, as I have mentioned before, are about to launch their full English breakfast. The launch is planned for the 28th and 29th of October, 2007. But the 4-4-2 has a problem, a big problem: that is they have no good frozen English sausages to serve up […]

Tinned haggis.

A long time ago, I remember shocking Italians by telling them that ravioli, macaroni cheese and spaghetti bolognese were all available in tins in the UK. And when I told them that I had had ravioli on toast, I think it confirmed their suspicions that English people were an odd bunch! Well, the Italians have […]

Four Four Two Free Beer

Andy and his two mates have reduced the number of ‘two for the price of one’ beer vouchers by 3 to 27. Hope you had a good time Andy and Co. I would have wondered along had not been for the fact that I was down by the seaside. Never mind, I’m sure there will […]

442 buzzing tonight

I popped in to my local, the 442 pub this evening and was very happy to note that the place was choc-a-bloc. And there were plenty of English speakers there too. Apparently there was some kind of party and Alessandro, Maurizio, Verdiana, and the other lass (can’t remember her name, but she’s a nice lass) […]


The landlord of 442 has obviously picked up a bit of that old English humour during his travels. He’s posted a sign outside the pub which reads, translated from Italian: ‘Will dogs please ask their owners to remove their excrement from the pavement’. Made me chuckle, it did.

Four Four Two

UPDATE: Free Beer! After having a chat with Alessandro, the landlord, today, he agreed to offer readers of this blog the first two pints of beer ordered for the price of one. Not bad, eh?

Just back from the pub

Yep, I’ve just wandered in from 4 4 2, which has become my local. Many Englishmen like to have a local, including me. Only, I never really expected to find one in Milan. It has to be said that dear old Milan is not the most English place on the planet. Just as well really, […]