CANCELLING PLANS IN BATH

It might seem a bit reckless reading these Bath posts now, but my original plan had been to have a few halves in Bath and then take the train to Bradford-on-Avon (twinned with the real Bradford) where a trio of ticks awaited.

That idea went up in smoke as our Gang of Four stumbled into the Bell and spied more prime Boring Brown Bitter.

Sticky tape on the Otter

I ask you; Butcombe, Bass, murky Mango IPA and Otter in the same day ! Can you top that, Maidenhead ?

The National Beer Scoring System puts NBSS 3 at the level at which you may “cancel plans“.

Otter. A 4

Here, the Otter was a 4, but it was an astonishing buzz of pubbiness that kept us here rather than in t’other Bradford.

Pub life, the Bell

Old Boys with flat caps, studentz of indeterminate age, and a soundtrack that stretched from Canned Heat to “White Bird“by It’s a Beautiful Daya stretch of about 24 months.

These photos aren’t filtered, so there must be some weird light in the Bell. At the time I put it down to the beer.

It was a wonderful hour. Even the reviving coffee was good. My notes say “She has funny cars”, “Not that you agree with wallhanging” and “Tronvones“.

One of those may be a song title.

 

NB The Bell isn’t in the Beer Guide, but a place open eleven days a year is.

22 thoughts on “CANCELLING PLANS IN BATH

  1. Did you ever get to Bradford on Avon ? We tried from Bristol & literally couldn’t get on the train -a 3 carriage one already full on arrival & several hundred people waiting to get on .We abandoned the trip & had a delightful day in Bristol instead

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  2. “I ask you; Butcombe, Bass, murky Mango IPA and Otter in the same day !”

    It’s a Christmas miracle!

    “These photos aren’t filtered, so there must be some weird light in the Bell.”

    I was thinking it was some sort of Christmas lighting.

    ““Not that you agree with wallhanging””

    Give me a gibbet any day. 😉

    “NB The Bell isn’t in the Beer Guide, but a place open eleven days a year is.”

    (sigh)

    Cheers

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