Having ticked Louth’s new Guide entry we continued our exploration of the town.
We had two criteria;
Visit places with traditional sounding Lincolnshire names;
and assess new hipster craft beer bar “My Fathers Moustache“.
Thanks to WhatPub, I knew a little already. As recently as 2013 the local CAMRA branch had surveyed the pub and now declared;
About the Pub : Great pub serving good food and ale. Sounds legit.
Certainly a great name for a plain-looking estate pub pushing its carvery rather than its craft. if I ever decide to visit all the pubs with “moustache” in them, I’ve made a good start. Russ can debate the lack of an apostrophe.
Back into town for the inevitable comfort stop at a Spoons*.
Charles was distracted by the first confectioners.
but I resisted the haslet at Meridian Meats.
Back in town I finally found the place that we stayed in years ago, in the hedonist days when we thought nothing of spending £35 on a double room in a Lincolnshire market town.
All proper towns must have a boutique cocktail bar (like the Masons), more butchers than charity shops, and a Spoons.
I’m less certain about the role of the micro pub, but it seemed pretty clear The Consortium is what we call a “pre-emptive tick”, so Charles had a half of the Porter brewed above the bar.
Both the beer and the micro are high quality operations.
The desirable features include a chatty owner, full selection of Pipers, the best coffee I’ve had all year, lager you’ve heard of, and a willingness to stock Draught Bass.
All it needs is the custom. Give it a visit.
We ended in the comfort of the Spoons, where newly re-installed Punk IPA was selling at £2.99 a pint. What more d’ya need to know.
*Every small town, including Frodsham, should have a Spoons for the benefit of gentlefolk with weak bladders.