Sadly, that’s the only thing I could remember from the culmination of our night in Bath, in the upstairs room at the Raven.
But first, a minor diversion. My £40 windowless room at Z Hotel gives you a FREE cheese and wine buffet at 5pm. Mixing metaphors, you’ve never seen such a bunfight. Decent quality too.
Now, you might think that mixing beer and wine is sheer stupidity, and you’d be right. I rushed back to meet the gang at the Raven, without a clue where it was.
I couldn’t see the gang, so I stood at the bar with a pint of Porter you’ll have to identify from the top photo. It was picked by saying to man next to me;
Then I saw Jon’s text saying they were upstairs, which I tried to find. Now I know how Simon felt in St Neots last month.
This is closer to what you expect of a Bath pub, perfectly pleasant and cosy, and with some decent ale sales.
As on my first visit, the beer was cool and rich and interesting (NBSS 3.5). I wish I could remember anything other than being told I had cheese all over me face (it was true).
Time for goodbyes and sleep, though only after a gallon of water, two double espressos and some crispy Thai noodles from Gong Fu which will probably make my Chinese takeaway Top 10 for 2018.
So there you go. Six pubs, five of them worthy of your business, three of them worth a long trip (e.g. from Cambridge, or Chicago, or Frome). And I bet there’ll be there when you get there.