SKEGNESS – LET BATTLE COMMENCE

 

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On to Skegness, despite all the publicans we spoke to telling us we were mad.

Why not stay in Lincoln/Alford/the Batemans Brewery?”

Well, we’d already paid our £33 to stay at the North Shore Golf Hotel, and the closing line from the gent at the Consortium micro clinched it;

Your chances of getting run over by a mobility scooter by an old bloke in a moleskin fleece are high !”

Sure enough, Charles was nearly run over by a scooter at the hotel.

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Super-powered mobility scooters

OK, it’s a golf buggy.  Small difference.

We surveyed the vast array of ales at the 19th hole.

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Guest beer on its way

Our barman friend promised us an exciting guest (i.e. Batemans seasonal) was coming on later, so we set off north on our GBG tick hunt.

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The Seathorne Arms is  up there at the top of the map, next to the landstrip and about a billion caravans.

We could have got there in 15 minutes along the A52, but where’s the fun in that when you can walk along the beach ?

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Windmills

A great view out to the windmills at sea (and the Hunstanton coast), and a perilous walk over dead crustaceans and starfish.

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R.I.P,

As dusk descended we abandoned the beach and took a footpath past the 14th tee. It took half an hour to tip toe to the Seathorne, effectively the bar for Skegness Sands Holiday Village.

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Proper Pub

As soon as we saw the two mobility scooters we knew we were at a gem.

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Two ! count them.

It’s more social club than fun pub, packed with retired gentlefolk, fluorescent jackets and girls with prosecco in a bucket.  A proper pub.

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Proper Pub

But why is it in the Beer Guide, with it’s two Greene King beers ?

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Cheaper than Spoons

Because the beer was great, the only reason a pub should be in the Guide.  The Heritage was cool and silky (NBSS 3.5), and flying out at £2.50 a pint.  The Hen was going quicker.

And of course, as Charles noted, tremendous lacings.

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Mmmm

A great start to Skeggy night, unless you hate R’n’B pumping out of TV secreens above your head.  For five points, name that tune.

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14 thoughts on “SKEGNESS – LET BATTLE COMMENCE

  1. Had to chuckle at the “vast array of ales.” Don’t think I’ve heard of the Greene King “Heritage” until now– is it widely available?

    I do think that on the list of “Least Beautiful-Sounding English Town Names,” Skegness just might be at the very top! 😉

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  2. Skegvegas is one strange place. I did New Year’s Eve there a long time ago and the entire town turned out in fancy dress. And I mean all of them. I had no idea there were so many Blues Brothers.

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  3. I take it on the map that ‘PC Lookout Station’ is their way of making sure no one says anything politically incorrect? 😉

    “Windmills”

    I think that multi armed one just to the right of centre is about to blow!

    “As soon as we swathe two mobility scooters”

    Did you wrap them in bunting? (heh – no other word fits) 🙂

    “Mmmm”

    Love the little quotes on the glass. 🙂

    Cheers

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