Nice easy cultural reference for our American readers there. I got lost (see what I did there ?) after about three episodes of Series 1.
I’m not a big one for “Special days and anniversaries“, as you may have gathered. But I do like to be somewhere exotic on my birthday. Ghent in 2004, Belize in 2007, Havana in 2015, Wilmslow and Weaste in 2018.
You get no points for reminding me my 20 minute journey took me past the World Capital of Pubs;
Thanks to Transport for Wales for actually running trains on a Saturday, by the way.
The sole purpose of this trip was to tick the Brewhouse & Kitchen that took over the Spoons a couple of years ago. I’d done the Spoons, but I HAD to go back or face eternal damnation.
Duncan calls himself the Pubmeister, but he regards this as a mere change of ownership, where to me this is a completely new pub. The need for a Good Beer Guide Adjudicator grows by the day.
Now, in a list of my 10 least favourites things you would find North Cheshire, Brewhouse & Kitchen and Pubs at Christmas. But here I am, all eager with my little man purse in my hand, hoping it’s not too busy at 6pm.
I am the only one not aged 25.3 years though.
I found a table next to a piano with beer names on it. As you do.
I was going to have a birthday burger, just to make the whole experience really naff, but I temporarily lost my debit card and only had enough for a pint.
I think I asked for the strongest one. Yes, I really did.
Well, great choice me. This was superb; rich, cool and potent (NBSS 3.5+).
Sadly, I couldn’t see the big match (Hull v Swansea) on the little screens, but I was happy. B & K redemption. Some folks there weren’t dining !
But the peace was shattered as the “Monopoly Four” smashed a bottle and then realised they actually needed to go to the bar to order.
It was all kicking off in Wilmslow. Even with the Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit handwash.
*I also went back to Milton Keynes and did the B&K after they completely remodelled the lovely Spoons.