Next stop, Bingley, the poor man’s Saltaire, the rich man’s Keighley. And the only town named after an internet search engine, apparently.
But always a lively town, full of those things us Southerners come to The North for.
Plenty of pubs, though it seems that the Proper Pubs in the Guide like the Brown Cow have been eased out in favour of square boxes of late (Repeat after me: The Beer Guide is about BEER).
But appearances can be deceptive, and some of the oldies appear to have gone gastro.
Meanwhile the centre contains the following;
- Rail Yard
- Library Tap
- Fire Pit
- Foundry Hill
- Bingley Tavern
- Martinez Wine Shop
- Platform 1 & 3/4
- Myrtle Grove
- Potting Shed
and now Chip n Ern, the GBG newbie.
What’s wrong with proper pub names like No.37 or Chime ?
The What Pub description of Chip n Ern says simply “Micro pub“. Sometimes, less is more.
But. But. But.
The welcome was friendly. The Bridgehouse beer was cool and frothy and cheap (£3 a pint). So bitter it could have been Holts, and I gave it NBSS 4+, so obviously the GBG gets it right again.
And it all felt very pubby, says my notes. Perhaps because the conversation was about real things (betting, TV, domestic issues) rather than beer.
If you wondered where all the customers were, you just needed to look in the Spoons.