Time for a pub cat ! Definitely the star turn at the Pineapple. As someone remarked during a gap in service, if he could pour pints he’d be perfect.
A rare community pub in the Beer Guide in North London, rare cool beer, Bass mirror and “Are you one of those CAMRAs”. I didn’t deny it.
Cleethorpes was the surprise of the year, a riot of a Friday night taking in 2 station pubs, a scary Spoons and a return to this classic “old school” boozer for Midlanders on holiday.
My notes say “not genteel“, “best Tetley in years” and “barmaid remembered what I’m drinking”. All it needs is a mobility scooter and Bob’s your Uncle (actually, he is, he lives in Heacham).
Cambridge has proper pubs (albeit a bit middle-class), superb flat beer, and enough sense to stick to reliable breweries. I rarely go in those pubs, but I revisited the Live during lunch at Fenners, and it was just perfect. Citra never tasted so good.
Just to prove the North doesn’t have all the best beer, the Royal Oak delivered an exhibition of cellar management in semi-rural Surrey.
Another old favourite that delivered another old favourite (Pedigree) at perfection, reminding me just how good a beer it is when a licensee cares. But never mind that,what were these posh folks talking about on the next table ?
Another old favourite, and I’m not just talking about Matthew, recreating the pose that made him famous. If the Black Horse was somewhere famous like Stockport, rather than a backwater like Preston, it’s be famous. Wonderful Unicorn here.