The Village Inn sits on the main road through Port Chluain Eoghain, or Portglenone in Northern Ireland. Port Chluain Eoghain means “The Fort of Eoghan’s meadow” and it’s a small village of about 1100 souls.
Behind this door there was a couple of beers, a cider … and a coffee. It was a drizzly, drippy socked-in kind of day when made our pub stop. Except I just wanted a cup of coffee. After serving the drinks, I asked, “It might seem like a unlikely request, but is it possible to just get a cup of coffee.” The barman’s response was that it would just be a cup of workman’s coffee, but I gratefully accepted. When asked what I owed, he replied in that wonderful Irish lilt, “Oh, I couldn’t charge you for that, not a t’all, not a t’all.”