There’s an amazing junk and antiques filled place I love to frequent for a good meal when I’m in the area. And you’ll soon see why. (picture heavy post!)
Welcome to Mission Springs Brewing Company, located in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.
(7160 Oliver Street – 604 814-2337)
This pub was one of my submissions in the Jan/Feb edition of FOLK magazine, titled Our Land. Editor Ben gave me his blessing to share this amazing place with you here as well.
Ready for a tour you’ll never forget? Come on in!
Bam! Welcome! Isn’t it cool?
This fabulous bar, museum and restaurant is owned by Brock Rodgers and Ken Brookes. The collection is from both their own stock as well as gifted to them over the years. And there’s no signs of it stopping anytime soon!
The pub was built in 1986 which later became a full blown brewery and child friendly restaurant. The 1949 Chevy 3/4 Ton that is suspended from the ceiling had to be put in before the roof went on during construction.
The pub’s own maintenance man and the owner himself hangs all the antiques, ensuring everything is thoroughly secured to the wall in the event of an earthquake or potential theft.
I’ve touched a few items myself and that’s no lie. 🙂 It’s not coming down!
I love the telephone poll… it’s just about disappears against the more prominent rusty tractor seats. Aren’t they awesome?
Owner Ken made all the tables himself. Each one is resin poured, filled with some kind of interesting artifact. Every table is different. This one is embedded with bullets, and is amazing in person! One table is themed with antique money the patrons have attempted to remove several times.
Peeks of the amazing copper ceiling covers this section. The ceiling also changes depending where you sit.
Here it’s all about corrugated metal and wooden beams.
I love how anything goes, yet it works so well!
Is it any wonder that it’s hard to sit still while eating here?
You know the ceilings are tall if an outdoor lamp post fits!
If you head out to Mission Springs, make sure you mention you saw them here… 😀
Thanks Mission Springs! Your magazine is on the way!