Say what you like about Stoke; they know how to get a basic Bass pub in the Guide.
But the Olde Bull & Bush is a new one on me, though the Chinese takeaway looks vaguely familiar.
Reassuringly, someone else has a pint of Bass in front of them, so mine won’t be the first of the night.
I guess the presence of two beers I’ve never heard of helps it’s GBG case, but not drinking Bass here would seem an act of treason. Besides, it was a mere £2.70, virtually theft.
You can’t have enough pictures of Draught Bass on this blog. This belongs firmly in the “Northern” head department.
Another bloke at the bar with a Lancashire accent made up the rest of the customer, he was a malt whisky enthusiast. What more can I say.
I took my Draught Bass (I shall name him Bassy) on a little tour of the pub. He particularly appreciated the Stoke City mural, featuring such club legends as Matthews, Banks and Clarkson.
A boisterous couple took position under Ian Bloor and the club cats, and took photos of each other. Shameless.
Music covered the spectrum from “Dock of the Bay” to “I Will Follow Him“, which is a song you don’t hear in pubs every day.
The Bull & Bush deserves its day in the Beer Guide sun, a cool and tasty Bass (NBSS 3.25) in its own glass on a pub beermat for less than £3. What more d’ya want ?
And there’s even a decent Chinese takeaway across the road.