The Bat and Ball is of course named after the game of cricket that was first played in Hambledon, Hampshire. It is a very intriguing game that is played around the world in countries that have close ties to the British Empire or Commonwealth of Nations.
Here's an explanation of the game:
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he is out. When they are all out, the side that's been out comes in and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
"When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out, he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who are out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.
Located in an up and coming trendy area this pub is located in an old brick building at the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Johnson Ferry next to the old movie theatre. We are just south of Blackburn Park that was the barracks during World War I and II for the army who used it as the take off point from there to Chamblee Airport (now known as Peachtree Dekalb Airport) and then on to Europe.
The Pub offers both traditional English foods and classic American favourites that are already recognized across our other Pubs by many loyal customers. Enjoy a pint and a sandwich on the patio or some lively conversation at the bar!
We believe in 'snugness not smugness' and want you to feel that this is part of your neighbourhood and after all we all need our 'local'!