Once again BRAPA has been stealing a march on me, getting some gig leading the Yorkshire Bank expansion (“Project Invade The Capital“), just so he can visit all the London pubs before Duncan and myself.
And then knocking out a September summary before the month’s out. Si still has several September posts to dazzle us with, and I’ve got to write up Worcester, Sheffield and Canary Wharf. But (spoiler) none of those trips are going to trouble my End of Month Awards, so here’s my stocktake.
Slightly less emotional gigs from Prolapse with Sirs Quinno and Doris in Hackney and a few in Cambridge as the autumn live circuit kicks off.
It was a pleasure to finally meet Sir Doris, on a day we also caught up with Tandleman as he tasted the beer in his East London local.
Good beer quality in London was the biggest surprise on the pub front (honest) and a couple of long walks eastward were the architectural highlights.
Pubwise the month only started on Thursday the 13th when the GBG landed on my
doorstep mobile app. Still time off for thirty-one (31) Guide ticks, with the Isle of Man, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Central London already finished. Only 569 to go.
Who’d have guessed ? A basic hotel bar for Old Boys which gives you a straight answer when you ask “What’s selling quickest ?”
Best Takeaway – Fish & Chips, Stotfold
Best Discovery – LBC. #ScrapTheBBC
An exciting month ahead, visiting pubs just after Duncan and BRAPA, and making trips to That Bristol (Low gig), Dover (some hardcore nonsense for Matt), Leeds and many, many trips to the Home Counties. Plus more Sheffield.
Oh, and New York/Toronto at the end of the month.
But first, it’s Pub Curmudgeon’s favourite beer event this Friday.