>From the horse's mouth, with a photo of the "Owld Speckl'd un'":
I have had the pleasure of drinking hand-pumped cask-conditioned Old Speckled
Hen at a tiny pub on the south coast of England. As good as the bottled &
kegged stuff that we get here is, it is a hollow immitation of the "real"
> Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 12:55:00 -0500
> From: rocknatural at gmail.com
> To: Mgs at Autox.Team.Net
> Subject: Re: [Mgs] Origin of speckled hen?
> On 5/2/2011 2:59 AM, Paul Hunt wrote:
> > 'Speckled' from either a show car painted in gold fleck and (not
> > surprisingly) never sold, or a factory runabout spattered with paint
> > spots depending to which account you read. Any number of references
> > to this -
> > Difficult to see a reason why a car would have been called a
> > 'speckled hen', and when naming a beer for the 50th anniversary it
> > would have made no sense to anyone else to call it 'Old Speckled 'Un'.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> I've never heard "Old Speckled One" before. Every
> >> reference to this car I've read refers to it as
> >> "Old Specked Hen."
> -Rocky Frisco
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