Parbold is one of those magical villages that seems to produce a new Beer Guide entry every year, just as you think you must have been to all the pubs there.
Oh, I have. Quite impressive for a village of 2,582 to have all 4 pubs in the Beer Guide in recent years. Some commentators might suggest a degree of Guide rotation, I couldn’t possibly comment on that practice.
Anyway, it’s (still) raining as I leave the station, so I’ll spare you more photos of Our Lady and All Saints, but this is a pretty village in the West Lancs tradition, if not quite as bucolic as Bispham Green.
Luckily the Windmill isn’t hard to find.
“Fine Food & Ales” rather gives the game away, doesn’t it. A coupleof Old Boys at the bar, but otherwise this could be Brunning & Price.
An undeniably attractive pub, with the sort of fire you need to dry you out today.
There’s the sort of beer range (and prices) you find in B&P, too.
A good coffee and half of the house beer is nearly a fiver. You’re not in Wigan now, Sir.
Advice for young pub tickers – never go for the house beer. It’s made in a shed somewhere rather than a nice beer factory in Chiswick or Wolves. (NBSS 2.5).
A wholly unremarkable visit was redeemed, as so often, by a trip to the Gents. Straight out of the Brunning & Price mould, but with some nice local touches.
No Bass memorabilia, but sometime a Wm Younger is all you need.