PARENTAL ADVISORY : GEEKY STUFF
The new Good Beer Guide landed on top of Mrs RM’s tax bill this morning, ending a fortnight of torment for one of us.
Regular reader and top #PubMan Quosh posed the key question.
About 12 hours, I reckoned. That’s what I’m doing at the moment (in between visiting exciting Fenland towns).
First up. here’s a reminder of the vast GBG spreadsheet (Sheet 1), showing in green the counties I’d finished.
That’s the result of a year’s toil using a very beleaguered looking GBG18.
New GBG and marker in hand, the first step is to open the spreadsheet of all past GBG pubs visited (10,676 of them).
Then I mark the pubs in the new Guide that I’ve been to in my neatest pink marker pen. Pink marker pen, note. Green is the colour of Yeovil.
So you can see I’ve done a few in Bedfordshire, but that Bear is a new (and hugely unlikely) new entry.
Having done the pinking for Beds, I mark up the county map with the ones I still need to do.
Four newbies in fifty entries is about par for Beds, though the lack of micros is vaguely interesting. At some point I’ll check that local CAMRA haven’t moved places to new geographical headings, but that’s mainly a Milton Keynes and Halifax affliction.
Finally I’ll update my big spreadsheet;
Exciting, huh ? Only another seventy-one chapters to go.