No, Russ, not a spelling mistake (for once).
Bang-up to date, an irritating little tick in Farnborough, a place famous for having more Harvesters and Beefeaters than people (2011 census).
The OS map makes this look an extraordinary bit of the world; airports, museums, “Danger Areas“, the home of darts, rifle ranges and even a famous CAMRA favourite in there somewhere.
My private jet was waiting to whisk me off to my next exciting destination after a quick half in the Swan, which didn’t do much right.
It’s an inauspicious start; a dull, generic pub sign and advert for rugby.
And you immediately know you’ve walked into a modern gastro-restaurant, with high tables, bright lights and dominating TV screen.
And that beer range. I’ve never heard of any of them ! Have I ?
Anyway, never try a beer called “Try Me“, especially during Oval Ball season.
And whatever you do, don’t serve me a beer in one of those thin glasses.
Oh dear !
Or charge me £2.05 for a half of 2.8% beer brewed specifically to take advantage of lower duty.
Or say “No worries !” when I say “Thank you“.
In fact the only thing it did do right was sell me the best beer I’ve had all month. As good as the 2.8% Edge that Brew Dog made in the days before they moved into cans and hotels.
As Roger Protz himself says, one of 300 Beers to try before you die. Sadly, it didn’t make the walk back to the airfield look any more inviting.