MORE MELROSE

Note Red triangle

Some tired WiFi up here in the Borders to complement the exhausted beer, so I can’t share my Withernsea post tonight, you’ll be saddened to hear.

So a very short post from Melrose, the Waitrose of the Borders, (where Galashiels is Heron Foods).

It looked pretty stunning tonight at the end of my day walking in Fife.

Melrose
Hills

What the town lacks is a Beer Guide pub, the King’s Arms closing within weeks of making a GBG debut. That happens rather too often.

But you will see a fair few of these stickers, telling you the town’s hotels will probably serve real ale, which is the exception in Scotland.

Good idea, Scotland

Mrs RM and a multinational team of IT whizzos are staying around town while they stop the internet exploding or something.

And unusually for Scotland, nearly all the bars seem to have real ale, and thankfully just the one.

Dusk

Burts is one of the few contemporary looking small hotels.

Burt’s

It might be contemporary, but at 6.30pm 95% of the patrons were wearing either jacket, blouse or bib.

But it had real ale, sadly three rather than one, perhaps energised to excess by a recent award from local CAMRA.

Burts in Burt’s

Well the beer (NOT the Foxy Blonde, only Mrs RM is allowed to ask for that, was good enough (NBSS 3), but hardly competing with the Chardonnay.

And at well over £4 a pint it won’t drag the Tennents drinker off the street, either.

But because you like lacings, here’s some lacings.

20 thoughts on “MORE MELROSE

  1. So how do Burt’s crisps rate in comparison to Pipers? Loved the “note the red triangle” caption– it’s like they custom made the thing for your blog!

    Out of those three pump clips the Timothy Taylor’s is the only one that looks like it’s content to be a real ale. The other two look like they wish they were some sort of video game. 😉

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  2. “Note Red triangle”

    That explains the ‘truth and loyalty’ saying underneath. 🙂

    “That happens rather too often.”

    😦

    “perhaps energised to excess by a recent award from local CAMRA.”

    According to their website they’re also in this year’s Good Pub Guide and Good Hotel Guide.

    “And at well over £4 a pint”

    Ouch.

    Cheers

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  3. “Mrs RM and a multinational team of IT whizzos are staying around town while they stop the internet exploding or something.”

    After Prof Pie Tin’s helpful suggestions on the computer mouse in another place, I venture here with great trepidation….
    …however…
    …whilst I understood that Government, and therefore probably councils, are not good with IT, surely they can’t have got that bad…
    …and we were worrying about the Russians…

    …awaiting Mrs RM’s reassurances….

    Yours truly…
    Worried of Southampton.
    😉

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  4. “Mrs RM and a multinational team of IT whizzos are staying around town while they stop the internet exploding or something.”
    Is your failure to upload your Withernsea post evidence that they have failed and that t’internet is no more north of the Border ?

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  5. Nice to see them providing copious notebooks for tickers by the taps.
    Who says the Jocks are tightwads ?

    Are we allowed to say Jocks these days ? Asking for a friend.

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