If you don’t blow your own trumpet (so to speak) don’t assume someone else will do it for you. Duncan IS pub ticking royalty.
It was obvious the Royal Borough of Windsor was expecting the Pubmeister and had taken precautions to prevent him being mobbed in the Corner House.
Learning our lessons from St Albans, I steered Duncan towards lunch here (this was Pub No. 4 of the day as Duncan Did Berks).
It was noticeably busier than on my visit last month, with drinkers at the bar and plenty of suits. That didn’t stop me asking the genial barman the eternal question;
“So, is this place really owned by Greene King ?”
Technically, yes, was the answer, but you’d never know. They may have had that Over Easy Craft IPA on keg, but no cask IPA (cue sad emoji).
We sought recommendations.
“Do you drink keg ?” he asked, nervously. Duncan drinks anything.
I had a sip of Duncan’s evil keg, and enjoyed a Mudgie-friendly soundtrack of “Kyrie“, the official GBG tickers theme song.
My postbox has been full of people wishing to see pictures of Duncan completing the Safari Adventure in blue crayon and enjoying a “Vegan Bowl”.
I give my audience what they want.
A second visit in quick succession here, and I think we both loved it. Perhaps Greene King should give up brewing and just own pubs (ducks).