If you’re a fan of doubloons, parrots, ending your sentences with “yarrrrrr!” and you’re missing your stuff, you might try checking out Parksville’s British Bobby Restaurant.
Owner John St. John recently purchased various pirate props from the four-season TV show Black Sails, which looks into “the golden age of piracy.”
With the show having recently ended, St. John, an avid fan, wondered if he could pick up a few props.
By Tuesday, April 4, St. John had several thousand dollars worth of costumes, rings and daggers worn and used by some of the main actors in the show. They are all now on display in a corner of the restaurant.
“I just really love the series,” said St. John. “I’m interested in history and this is the best series I’ve ever seen.”
St. John also has a chandelier from Pirates of the Caribbean.
He also wears a real piece of eight from the 1600s.
His favourite prop acquired from the Black Sails series is the dagger used by pirate captain Charles Vane, played by Zach McGowan.
“He scares the crap out of me,” said St. John.