The interior of the pub was recreated on stage for the biographical play about Bernard's life Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. The play was successful and Balon's memoirs followed entitled You're Barred, You Bastards (ISBN 0283997621).
Norman Balon's last day at the Coach and Horses was on Monday 22 May 2006 when he officially handed over to the new owner Alastair Choat, who continues to foster the pub's unique identity as a gathering place for writers and thinkers by hosting events such as the weekly Social Media Cafe and quality live music gigs.
A quick hop by plane over the mountains and you're in Rome, having to change your "bonjour" to "buongiorno" on the day Silvio Berlusconi agreed to bonga-bonga as prime minister, on to the coach and four hours later into the real Tuscany - not the pseudo houses and estates that litter the Gauteng landscape.
Dec 03, 2011; A quick hop by plane over the mountains and you're in Rome, having to change your "bonjour" to "buongiorno" on the day Silvio...