Originally the White Lion, then the Queen’s Arms – the Falcon’s Nest Hotel has a long tradition of serving good ale.
Probably one of the first accounts is by author Edwin Waugh in 1869 who describes a thin Manx ale, called ‘jough’.
“A knot of Manx fishermen, are lounging upon the grass round a pitcher… Now they are very merry, and they laugh and chatter in full chorus, with great glee.”
and later on in the same story:
“In the tap-room of “The Falcon’s Nest.” They have brought another pitcher of “jough” with them. And listen! They are beginning to sing, in chorus, the plaintive old Manx song, called “Molly Charrane.”
Guide to Castletown, Port Erin, and adjacent parts of the Isle of Man by Edwin Waugh, 1869 – Manx Notebook