Hasn't been aimed as high as many of these rivals, but I'd take his kind of spit-and-sawdust
performances over the 'untapped' potential of horses who've been finishing down the field in Pattern races
The venue, at the rear of Broad Street, has been transformed from the former spit-and-sawdust
boozer that was Darwins into a brand new gastro pub with its own heated 'urban garden'.
Don't expect a spit-and-sawdust
traditional pub like the Queen's Vaults next door.
Most pubs have smoking 'break-out' areas, car boot sale decor and few would survive without trendy youngsters swigging fizzy drinks, but well-kept ale is seldom confined to spit-and-sawdust
back street inns.
A brass quartet joined an accordion, rag-time piano, fiddles, banjos and tambourines on stage - making them look every inch the travelling band playing at a spit-and-sawdust
watering hole in the Deep South.
It was once a prominent spit-and-sawdust
boozer standing pretty much alone on that stretch of the Tyne.
"The pubs are the old-fashioned type, a bit spit-and-sawdust
but with real, down-to-earth characters.
There are spit-and-sawdust
pubs, where only those whose faces are known dare go.
I've heard of spit-and-sawdust
pubs, but the PF is only the second pub I've frequented that has genuine sawdust sprinkled on the floor.
The rise of the so-called 'gastropub', chain pubs and expensive bar refurbishments all seem to be conspiring to lay the spit-and-sawdust
tradition to rest across the nation.
He said: 'Pubs have moved away from the traditional spit-and-sawdust
image of 30 years ago to embrace a relaxed cafe culture and to take advantage of the rise in eating out.
When he tumbles as readily as the spin dryer on your washing machine, Johnson is undeniably like a spit-and-sawdust
pub: A bit of a dive, but worth a few points.
As from next summer, out go the spit-and-sawdust
pubs with their obnoxious atmosphere, and people will be able to eat in restaurants without the smell of cigarette smoke spoiling their meal.
- that you wouldn't expect to find in a spit-and-sawdust