A photographic special for Alan Winfield today. Some more tourist shots from Nottingham, worryingly quiet on a Wednesday evening. I can only assume the residents were all enjoying bracing walks in Mansfield Woodhouse or something.
A few Japanese tourists were heading towards this place, having giving up finding a GBG pub in the centre.
The Trip was probably the busiest place in town, with a few folk annoyed the upstairs room was reserved for diners.
What a marvellous job Greene King have done in restoring this Basic Unspoilt Boozer back to its original 12th century appearance.
Too busy to appreciate, and I felt a bit cheeky when I wasn’t stopping for a drink; perhaps I’ll stop by next time I’m off on my GBG ticking crusades. I was at least able to confirm they had far too many beers on, none of them Bass.
I then set off on a random two hour walk, almost wishing I’d joined Matt watching this lot;
Why can’t youngsters listen to James Last and Mantovani like I did ?
I navigated the Navigation,
admired the Home windows,
added the “Temple of Heaven” to my list of top Chinese restaurants
and stared longingly at Bentincks.
Which reminds me. Well done to Ian Thurman for producing a Guide to Bass this week. I hope there are more outlets than the 508 on Ian’s list, though some of the best Bass I’ve had was in places that don’t stock it permanently (looking at you Petersgate Tap).
Perhaps next Ian can compile a list of shame – all the places with Bass mirrors that don’t stock Bass; that would stretch to 5,000.
NB While I waited to pick Matt up, I noted that all the youngsters were headed to this keg classic with ’90s classics booming out the door.