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Hotels. SOMERSET HOTEL. CHRISTMAS CAROL. Shearman, on eve of Christmas Day, Wishes his friends and brotherhood, And all the public hereaway, A Merry Christmas and health good ! Not alone for English Roast Beef And Plum Pudding singed with brandy, Does the “chef” (that cook-in-chief); With his science come in handy : Fish, lamb, chicken, ham, and peas green, Salads, jellies, pastry cool; From triumphs of the French cuisine , \ To good English gooseberry fool: Things that make your mouths to water, Throats to long for sparkling wine, Claret cup, and something shorter, With Havannah genuine ! Then a quiet game on green cloth, Hand at whist and so to bed. He that lives so’s never been sloth, Nor complains of aching head. Provided always food and tipple Be of first-rate quality, And the gourmand do not cripple Appetite by gluttony ! All this good for Christmas time, Careful Shearman has laid in ; Never in Arabian clime Better fare had Allah-deen ! Centrally stands the Somerset, For every place of note in town : Handy it lies to come and get A right good crown’s worth for a crown : Close to the Bank and railway station, Telegraph, Post, and Town Hall, Church of each denomination, Sawyers, Doctors, Tradesmen all— What need to describe in detail, All that Shearman here can hold Out to all, wholesale and retail, To become sheep of his fold ?

SHBURTON HOTEL, ASHBURTON. DUNCAN McKENZIE, Who has provided for his customers for the last five years in a satisfactory manner, but more especially at Christmas time, invites all his friends to come and join him in dissolving into pieces what he cannot do himself, in the shape of Fowl, Beef, Lamb, Pork, and articles too numerous to mention; and also enjoy a glass of the best Sparkling Ale in the house, along with a drop of Scotcn Whisky which defies competition, as well as Wines, Spirits, Liqueurs. Being an old friend of the Working Man, I expect to see them muster up. Remember the Address : ASHBURTON HOTEL. DUNCAN McKENZIE, Proprietor. gROWN’S CENTRAL HOTEL, ASHBURTON. This Hotel enjoys the reputation of being the FAVORITE HOTEL In Ashburton, and the Proprietor uses his best endeavors to make ALL VISITORS THOROTGHLY COMFORTABLE. Special attention is paid to the General Accommodation, and the Table is liberally supplied, and is acknowledged to be the best in Ashburton. No expense is spared to make * Lodgers comfortable, and the Wines, Beers, and Spirits kept are all of the best brands. S. BROWN, Proprietor.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 515, 22 December 1881, Supplement

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 515, 22 December 1881, Supplement