Surprisingly uncontroversial, though perhaps the omission of The Ship would have been rectified if Mr Pubs had bothered to visit it earlier.
Shamefully, there was one pub on the list I’d never been to, and as the Calverley’s Brewery Tap is now an authentic “recommended pub” I visited on Friday, on the pretence of shopping for sourdough in Asda (they don’t have any).
As you can see from WhatPub, there’s a lot of distractions between the station and Asda. One of them has some of the world’s best Bass memorabilia.
I’ve neglected the Calverley in its short existence because
a) It’s not a pub,
b) It never seemed to be open (but what is these days).
And c) I wasn’t quite sure where it was.
But I could smell it, or rather the Spanish sandwich van, on the way back from Asda through the tiny but expensive terraced houses near the train line.
I love a gimmick. Being able to eat unpronounceable (but delicious) food from a van in a brewery tap was invented in London in the 1400’s of course, but is still a novelty in Cambridge.
The usual format of trestle tables makes for social drinking, and it’s a jolly atmosphere, though my copious notes include very few great bantz, Plenty of tasters though, if that’s you’re thing.
The beer (and the food) was the star, their Porter a rich and smooth gem of a pint. And you’ll know my thoughts on microbreweries.
There was even plenty of Evil Keg Filth for Mrs RM at half the price of a well known craft emporium in the centre of town.
Well done Pints and Pubs, another winner you beat me to.
Nice folk too, but then, as we know, Beer folk are Good folk. You only need see the comment’s on Alan’s blog to realise that.