It’s just possible you’ll have heard me mention this one. Historically the Bass Tap, but recently moving between Hardy & Hansons and Tynemill before ending up in Joule’s sympathetic hands
Always in my Top 5 pubs for 3 reasons.
- Superb Draught Bass from the barrel
- For folk yet to discover the true faith, a tremendous (scary) range of cask and keg. The queue to the famed Tap Room was long, and mainly for the ales.
- It’s a gorgeous multi-roomer of a boozer, filled with all ages. Outside loos, too.
- And best of all, you can take your beer into a next door curry house.
Which is what we did, picking the Apne for our Bass and Salopian Polygraph. Both sublime, though the Polygraph (£4 for a 7.4%), defeated even Mrs RM.
The table next to us had more traditional accompaniments for their tandoori mixed grill. Cobra v Bass, tough one that.
I think you’ll agree, our beers looked very lovely.
The best beer washed down the best curry we’ve had anywhere. Nothing flash, just high quality cooking.
If it’s not back in the Beer Guide next year, set fire to your Beer Guides, folks.