Just for Mark, a bit of Yazoo today. Weird video, too.
You were waiting for something to happen, weren’t you. ?
Eagle-eyed readers (Russ) will have noticed an absence of “Opening hour drama” since GBG19 made its belated debut on 14 September (yes, I’m still bitter).
But the trip to Bristol and Bath had a month’s worth of Tick Fail Drama (TFD) tucked into one desperate afternoon.
Starting, as so often, in Corsham.
Lovely Corsham is to Chippenham as Harpenden is to Luton. Which may be harsh on Luton.
You’re greeted by the town peacock.
And a stunning cobbled High Street which makes you wonder why they bothered constructing Shaftesbury just for the Hovis advert.
The only thing missing (you may have noticed) are people. I presume they’re all in Lacock or Chippenham’s 17 garden centres.
Or perhaps in new Guide entry the Flemish Weaver.
Despite all signs to the contrary, it’s closed. The GBG doesn’t know, WhatPub doesn’t know, the website doesn’t work, Facebook was last updated in October 2016.
So, short of phoning them, the only way you know they’re shut on Mondays in “Winter” (it was virtually Summer the next day) is the little sign on the door.
And that wasn’t the only shop and café closed in Corsham last week under the guise of “Winter Hours”. We really have given up on Autumn, haven’t we ?
Once again Winter kills off the dreams of the pub ticker.