One commentor in particular on my blog has it in for those lovely Marstons people. I‘m quite happy for my beer to be produced in a giant beer factory in Wolverhampton, though actually their brands are still produced petty much where they always were.
I’m also aware many folk don’t rate Marston’s dining pubs that seem to spring up on every retail estate/chain hotel/urban backwater.
They’re not going to be greatly impressed by the Newton Grange to the north of Durham, particularly with its new “fun” name of Generous George.
That seat isn’t the provision for smokers by the way.
But I’ll say this. It’s open. On Monday. At 11am. And not all the pumps are turned round.
Serving Beer Guide standard Snecklifter (NBSS 3.5) with a smile. And I can wander round without being stared at. Try that in a micro pub.
In an hours’ time, when the toddlers arive, it might be yours and my idea of hell.
Particularly after three two many scoops of ice cream.
But I won’t have a word said against it. My first tick of the week by 11.03am is something to celebrate.