A year ago I wouldn’t have bothered blogging on the Real Ale Classroom in Lutterworth, but I expect there’s a Beer & Pubs craft faction that might find it useful.
Really, there’s only one reason to visit Lutterworth. Bass in the Unicorn.
A town to live in, rather than visit, I always think. A bit of a grey day to visit, too, so the cafes were packed.
You’ll remember the original Real Ale Classroom from the suburbs of Leicester, of course.
That was packed.
So was this newbie.
Not helped by the distraction of “Kashmir” rumbling in the background, I could make neither head nor tail of the beer board.
Thank goodness for Wellington-style electronic beer lists, eh ?
Something pale from nearby Langton was chilled to the border of being sharp, but certainly tasty (NBSS 3).
The pub is a Melton Mowbray curate’s egg of a place. Several neat rooms, all with giant tables encouraging the groups who flock to these places to taste each others beer. Disgusting.
So I took a table that would have seated six and waited for the inevitable group of Pashmina Paulines to come and stare daggers at me.
It never happened. I was more worried by the giant dog that seemed destined to lick me.
A group of lads entered their details on Untappd and discussed Liz Hurley’s “boob job”. I was out of my depth.
Still, it’s a popular pub, and one of the few in Leicestershire not to have a wall of hunting prints/soft porn/Keith Weller in tights (or a combination of all 3 in Coalville).
But they do have Hogarth.