OLD MALTON….

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A few short posts to get my photo backlog sorted, and because it’s (still) too hot for more than 400 words.

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On to the Royal Oak in Old Malton, average age 62.4. Just north Malton to you and I.  A pleasant mile stroll for me, no doubt a £10 taxi ride and an argument with a cabbie for young BRAPA.

What a gorgeous looking pub;

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Inside and out, it’s very York, from the wood panelling and settles, to the flagstones, to the woolly jumpers and the pie night.

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A classic two-roomer with a compact tap and the relaxing sounds of Don McLean. And not a sign of a “Reserved” notice or a plastic menu.

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Of course, nowhere is perfect. Scatter cushion alert…

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Along with Guzzler (!), there was a rare encounter with Copper Dragon, the forgotten Yorkshire beer. Ten years ago Golden Pippin was the golden boy, the Oakham Citra of the age, popping up in every West & North Yorkshire free house.

This was my first Pippin encounter of the year, and almost as good as I remembered it, the proof that good cellarmanship overrides beer fads.

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Mrs RM’s landbier was OK, but rather spoilt by those flowers in the stein.

Next, we enter the 21st century Malton. Be not afraid.

 

 

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