Hopefully you’ve read my youngest son’s views this morning and can see what an emerging PubMan we have under development.
“I know that Cambridge is boring and micro pubs (read:bottle shops) are for trendy hipsters.”
But that doesn’t mean I’m not glad he’s off with his College for trips to the Italian Alps and Barcelona this Spring, during which I have ticking work to do.
Matt and I spent an hour at the parents evening for the Ski trip, which informs parents;
“A maximum of two alcoholic drinks will be allowed during the evening meal”
That’ll be two litres of Cloudwater DIPA, then*.
I took Matt for tea at the nearby Queen Edith. He’s a bit bored of me telling him they sell beers from our village, but not bored of a proper tea.
Matt was adamant this isn’t a pub, as it had a flat roof and looks like a house. I don’t know if that’s what Milton Brewery sought to achieve when they built this on the sight of a venerable estate pub selling Ansells Mild (RIP).
I was pleased to see it reasonably busy early on Tuesday evening, mainly with diners in the right hand bar but with a decent collection of drinkers arrayed across the bar. Sir Humphrey would have been pleased with their language.
Looking a bit more “lived-in” than on opening, there’s a good mix of seating and a fish tank nicked from the set of “Finding Nemo”.
It looks like a bit of keg has joined the cask. Oh dear, oh dear.
I still reckon that’s a hefty beer range, the norm for the Milton estate, but there was plenty of cask being pulled.
A very smooth pint of Sparta (NBSS 3.5), to accompany an abrasive (Mudgie-approved) soundtrack of “Paranoid” and “Locomotive Breath“. I got my copy of Aqualung out when I got back.
The food is still less than a tenner for home-cooked grub which seems to be competing with the Brakes Bros fayre of nearby chain pubs.
A well-run pub, a well-run brewery.
Remember, Milton, stick a pub in your home village and I promise to visit at least once a month. You know it makes sense.
*I am joking, Mrs RM.
By the way, I’ve checked with Mumsnet and you DO have an apostrophe at the end of Parents. You should always check with Mumsnet.